Warwick Davis Recounts the Final Day of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Shoot
Posted 07.02.10 by Ryan
It's over. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Part Two have finished shooting, and the cast can finally move on to other projects after 10 years of J.K. Rowlings' Harry Potter epic. Actor Warwick Davis has played Professor Flitwick since 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and told MTV what the final day of shooting was like.
It was [Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson], as it should be. The three of them. I was lucky to be there for the last day. I think I was the only other cast member in on it. I was filming with the second unit, and then I went over to the first unit where they were doing the last shot with Dan, Rupert and Emma. The first assistant director didn't shout, "It's a wrap." He didn't say that. He said, "Come over to the screens over here. I have a lot of video to show you." He set up the video: a piece of film that they'd shot every day with what's called the golden boards. It would be a special guest that day or an actor who was finishing up the film, or whatever. If something unusual was happening, they'd be the person holding the golden board. Twenty minutes' worth to summarize the last year and a half that we'd been working on the movie. It was really very sad.
Davis admitted that he was surprised at how emotional he became at the end of shooting.
I never really get upset finishing a film. I'm normally glad that it's over, that I won't have to wear the makeup anymore — but I was actually really quite choked up about it. Ten years' worth of work finished, and on Sunday, it was worse. I woke up Sunday morning thinking, "No more Harry Potter. That's it."
We imagine Davis was just as choked up at the last days of shooting the sixth Leprechaun movie, Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood.
Next Showing: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One
opens November 19