Daniel Radcliffe Feeling “Weird” as “Potter” Wraps Up

It was a generally gloomy “Harry Potter” set this week as shooting for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” wrapped up, signaling the beginning of the end for the film franchise that began in 2001. Main star Daniel Radcliffe, who was only 11 years old when he appeared in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” said that he felt weird knowing that he would soon be leaving the role that turned him into one of the most recognizable stars in the world.

“It’s a weird, weird feeling,” he said, adding that “everyone was really devastated” as principal photography for the two-part finale wrapped up on Saturday. “It was really, really sad…We’re crying quite a lot,” Radcliffe said in an interview at the Radio City Music Hall, where he was one of the presenters at the 64th Annual Tony Awards.

The first part of “Deathly Hallows” will be released in November with the last part coming around July next year. The first six “Potter” films have grossed an estimated $5.4 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing film series of all time when not adjusted for inflation.