Harry Potter’s ‘Deathly Hallows’ Epilogue Reshoot Complete; Adds ‘Severus’ Child-Actor

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 12:53 am,

[Spoiler Alert!]

Back in June, we brought you images from the movie-epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2. Fan-reaction to the images was universally negative – since the aging make-up used made several franchise-favorite characters look like geriatric versions of the Jersey Shore cast. As a result, David Yates and company decided to reshoot the scene and improve the look.

Those Harry Potter reshoots wrapped this weekend, delivering a festive present for any news-hounds that were around the Leavesden set.

As previously mentioned, this article will contain MAJOR SPOILERS for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2. Please be sure that if you choose to read-on you’re either already familiar with the end of the Harry Potter saga or don’t mind being spoiled.

The original version of the epilogue scene was shot on location at King’s Cross station in London – where the Potters, Weasleys, and Malfoys are waiting to send their own children off to Hogwarts for wizard-schooling. However, the reshoots were performed in a much more controlled environment – on set at Leavesden Studios.

Hopefully the controlled lighting of Leavesden Studios and the improved age-prosthetics the filmmakers turned to for the reshoots will give the Harry Potter franchise a proper send-off when it concludes at King’s Cross (via silver screens around the world) this summer – or 2013 on ABC Family (if you prefer to do your movie-watching in the comfort of your own home).

In addition, ScreenTerrier is reporting the names of two child-actors who we’ll be seeing in the final chapter of the Harry Potter film franchise, Bertie Gilbert, who will be playing Scorpius, the son of Draco Malfoy in the epilogue, as well as Benedict Clarke who, according to ScreenTerrier, will play “Young Snape”.


It’s unclear at this time whether Clarke’s “Young Snape” will be a flashback version of the character played by Alan Rickman – or the future Potter progeny, Albus Severus Potter. A flashback version of Professor Snape wouldn’t be a total surprise – especially considering the elements from The Half-Blood Prince that Yates worked into Deathly Hallows, part 1.

That said, the timing of the news (at the same time as the epilogue wrapped – coupled with the casting mention for Scorpius Malfoy) could mean that Clarke is actually playing Harry’s son. Not to mention, Clarke could certainly pull-off the look of a Potter kid.

Of course, we’ll have to wait for official confirmation to come through the pipeline.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2 opens on July 15th 2011.

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Source: ScreenTerrier [via /Film]

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  1. So Ben. I’m slightly confused. Is Benedict Clark playing a young Sirius or a young Snape? You have him listed as both: one in your title then the other in your article.

    And continuing with the SPOILER ALERTS:

    I could see him as Harry’s son James Sirius or Albus Severus but your article is confusing me as to which character he was cast as.

    • Sorry about that Jessie – it was a typo.

      He’ll either be a ‘Young Snape’ or, as you mentioned, ‘Albus Severus’.

    • The point is that we don’t know which he was cast as. It’s just speculation at this point. “Young Snape” seems to imply just that, that he’s a young Alan Rickman, but it was announced at the same time as Malfoy’s kid, so he could be Harry’s kid.

      • Whoops, my bad. I didn’t see Ben’s response.

  2. Scorpius is lookin’ good.

    • yee

  3. This epilogue scene will probably be the most emotional scene in harry potter. :(

    • @ Rickster: #1 Potter Fan!: I have to disagree. My most emotional scene has already occurred and could only be topped if the book death of a character is shown in the last installment of the films.

      • Who was the worst for you?

        • @ Great Tater: The Death of Sirius Black in the books was horrible for me. All of book 5 I was an emotional wreck, just like Harry, and I couldn’t get over it.

          ***SPOILER FOR BOOK 7***
          If they show the death of Lupin in the film that will be the most emotional scene for me.
          ***END OF SPOILER***

          My most emotional scene from the book series goes to the argument Harry and Lupin have at Grimmauld Place at the beginning of “The Deathly Hallows.” However, that was left out of the movie… so unless they shoe-horn it in the second half somewhere, it’ll be the above mentioned scene that really gets me… if they show it.

          • The worst death for me was Dobby. Just when you think it is all good BAM! Dobby was one of my favorite characters. Seeing Lupin and Tonks will be bad too.

            • The worst death for me in the books is…

              Severus Snape’s ;A; Though I cried for nearly most of the deaths… Snape’s one just got to me a lot though~ especially when Harry found out the truth ;A;

    • Rickster, I would have to disagree too. It was powerful and a great story ribbon. The most emotional scene… I dunno dude. To me the most emotional is Molly Weasly breaking bad. It is kinda like Yoda in Attack of the Clones. She has shown how mad she can get if the situation fits it. She is a red head, what do you expect? Molly was the perfect vision of a mother that has 6 kids. She is sweet and loving unless you do something that she doesn’t approve of. Then she turns into a towering 5ft inferno banshee that is hellbent on crushing your soul into 1000 little jagged pieces. In the scene in question, she shows the true power of the red head. Molly is in a true towering rage. In my opinion it was her shining moment and one of the best scenes in the entire series.

  4. I hope that they also at lost shot this scene in 3D so that there at least one good 3D scene.

  5. Damn… I was TOTALLY not paying attention to the spoiler alerts when I read this article… Oh well… If it’s a good movie, it’s good whether I know how it ends or not.

  6. it’s going to be aswesome just like the first part .

    anyways , I created a trailer by editing the scenes from part II in the trailer :D

  7. Either way it goes, they had better have all 3 Severus’s in this movie. Old, young, and Harry’s son. If they don’t do a flashback for Snape then I will probably just get up and walk out. Really I don’t see how they couldn’t do that scene. It ties the whole series up in to one neat little bow and smacks you in the face with it. Of course, I didn’t see how they couldn’t have Dobby in the last 4 movies either but oh well.

  8. I love Harry potter movies I can’t wait to see what happens to harry potters son