As readers of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are already aware, J.K. Rowling’s swan song ends with an epilogue set several years in the future. Here, Harry and his longtime love-turned-wife Ginny Weasley are sending their own children off to Hogwarts, as are a married Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Other characters show up, too. It’s a sweet little ending.
Of course, with Deathly Hallows already packed with enough material to warrant two films as opposed to the traditional one movie adaptation, many wondered if the epilogue would find its way onto the big screen — and if it did make the final cut, how would it work? New actors filling the roles we’ve come to associate with Daniel Radcliffe and his peers? Or would they find themselves spending hours in the makeup chair to play older versions of themselves?
Turns out that it’s the latter, as these set photographs snagged by Brazilian Harry Potter fan site Oclumencia inform you. Below, you’ll see Radcliffe as middle-aged Harry and Bonnie Wright as middle-aged Ginny.
What do you think? Does this work for you or could the makeup have used a little extra magic?
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