It’s the end of an era. Warwick Davis said it best when he tweeted on Saturday from the set of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” once director David Yates had wrapped shooting on the “Potter” franchise — for the last time — after 10 years.
“The end of an Era — today is officially the last day of principal photography on ‘Harry Potter’ — ever,” wrote Warwick, who is also known for his work in “Star Wars” and “Willow.” “I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it’s been magic! X … and goodbye Griphook!”
Davis is known to “Potter” fans as Hogwarts Professor Flitwick, but in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” director Chris Columbus also cast the actor as a “goblin bank teller” at the wizard bank, Gringotts. Davis’ teller comes to the aid of Harry Potter and his half-giant guardian Hagrid in the 2001 film. And that goblin, Griphook, has a larger, more pivotal role in “Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”
It had long been announced that the final scene to be filmed at the end of “Deathly Hallows” would be a flash-forward epilogue, but it appears some scenes needed to be re-shot from either the (spoilers ahead!) rescue of Griphook from Malfoy Manor or the break-in at Gringotts, both major scenes featuring Griphook in “Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”
To celebrate the end of filming, Rupert Grint showed up to set in his “Mr. Whippy” old-school ice cream truck and served up scoops to the cast and crew. “It brought a smile to everyone’s face on what was a very emotional day,” Davis wrote on Twitter.
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