‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Epilogue Images

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 11th, 2013 at 4:19 am,


The first half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will arrive in regular and 3D theaters this fall, with Part 2 set for Summer 2011.

In the meantime, fans of the boy wizard can entertain themselves by having a look at these new images from the second film’s epilogue – which serves as the conclusion to the original novel.

Arriving in theaters nearly a decade after the first film in the series, the seventh Harry Potter flick finds the wizarding world at war with the dark forces of Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).  As those who caught the previous Potter adventure – Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince – are aware, our titular hero (Daniel Radcliffe) will be on a mission with his BFFs Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) to make Voldemort essentially mortal once more so that he may at last be defeated.

Now, there are actually a lot of moviegoers out there who have not read the last of the Harry Potter novels and are thus unfamiliar with how it ends – more importantly, who survives the final battle.  Well, the epilogue to the original Deathly Hallows novel jumps ahead 19 years into the future and reveals the ultimate fate of several of the surviving characters.  The second half of the film version will do the same.

Needless to say, the photos below are SPOILERS for anyone not familiar with the conclusion to Deathly Hallows.  So, if you want to remain in the dark about the fate of “The Boy Who Lived,” you’ll want to skip these.

Still here?  Have a look for yourselves:


Truth be told, I find myself rather unimpressed with these photos.  The retreating hairlines are convincing enough, but the skin wrinkles and overall makeup jobs bring to mind the poor work done on Carla Gugino as the elderly Silk Spectre I in Watchmen.  All four of these characters – Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) – are only supposed to be 36 and will almost undoubtedly age much better in reality than they do here.

As a devote Potter fan myself, I’ve been a bit skeptical so far about the inclusion of the epilogue in Deathly Hallows for reasons beyond concerns about how the actors would be made to look older.  The quality of writing in the epilogue was not on par with the rest of the original book – not to mention kind of rushed in the manner that its events unfolded on the page.

Will the epilogue work better in the film version of Deathly Hallows?  Do you think the makeup job on the actors actually looks pretty good?  Feel free to sound off in the comments section below.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 arrives in regular, 3D, and IMAX theaters in the U.S. on November 19th, 2010.  Part 2 will follow suit on July 15th, 2011.

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  1. Lucky I come here for the chat and not the news huh, these were out well over a week ago.

    Anyway, i wouldnt be entirely sure they wont CGI up these effects a little bit in post production, and considering the hellish final battle they all go through, i’m not surprised they have a few wrinkles.

    The epilogue was included in the book for one reason and one reason only, to create the oppurtunity to write a sequel set in this timeline. It will happen one day.

    • @Dr. Sam Beckett I don’t know about that. I think the whole point of the series is that while there is evil, pain, suffering and loss in the world, there are also forces of good that can and will triumph. I think the epilogue is there to show that no matter how much pain they went through, Harry and the rest of the survivors can carry on and that life continues. That message of hope is the true beauty of the story, and I think that’s what JK Rowling was trying to do, not set up sequels. She’s been pretty adamant about there only being 7 books set in the HP world, and I think she has the integrity to stick with it. I don’t think that it’s possible to completely rule out sequels, but I don’t think the epilogue was written with the express purpose of setting them up.

  2. Not everyone ages so gracefully as one might think, it’s a matter of genetics, not just cosmetics.

    • DrSamBeckett – Are these the ones from last week? I thought these were actually newer than that batch of images.

      T- You raise a good point. Mostly, my problem is that I just can’t see the actors looking like this when they’re in their mid-30s. But hey, you never know… ;)

      • The picture of Draco is new but the others aren’t. Doesn’t really matter though, nice article regardless

  3. Actually, though I’m sure they’ll somehow touch up the overall look of each character, only two of these seem problematic…only slightly, at that. Ron looks more like he’s late 40-ish, and Draco appears to be about 50-55 (though, of course, we must remember he was REALLY stressed in book 6). Harry and Hermione look like believeable 30-somethings. I agree, however, that the actors will probably look different in their thirties than their particular characters, but I’m able to separate those mental images in my mind’s eye.

  4. I think they have to make them look really old because they still look like teenager not their real age.

  5. @ Sandy: The actress who plays Hermione is named Emma Watson, not Emily.

  6. I think that makeup looks horrible. They look like theyre 60 not 36. They need to rework that makeup or put it in CGI. Stallone and Arnold look better than they do. I hope yall are right about them touching up the look.

  7. What everyone seems to forget is that the people working on the production of Deathly Hallows will have done test shots and so will know exactly how much makeup/prosthetics is needed to create a realistic aging process. What looks exaggerated in photos won’t look that way when viewed on film in the final version. And as for Draco looking much older than the others, I’d put that down to a number of things. His hair is white for a start, which ages people. And he’s dressed in a much more formal manner than Harry and Ron.
    I’ve never been a big fan of the epilogue though. I have to agree with others who have said it was almost as though a fan had written it. Harry telling his young son, Albus Severus, that he was named after a Slytherin who was one of the bravest men he had ever known was a nice tribute to Snape but the rest of it would have been better left to the readers’ imagination.

  8. Ron looks at least 40. Malfoy looks 60 haha. Hopefully they look better in the finished film.

  9. True to all said. But this is definitely not the finish product that we see.

  10. I didn’t mind the epilogue in the book, and the make-up looks fine, best I can tell from the “spy” photos. I’m assuming these shots are not “lit” for the movie, and I expect they will tweak the appearance as needed in post production. Looking forward to seeing how these movies turn out – they *could* be great.

  11. I personally loved the epilogue and I have it pictured out in my head how I would shoot it if given the chance. But as far as this makeup goes, Draco kind of looks like Cain from Poltergeist 2. . . not too good haha.

  12. I don’t care for the ageing make up job either. They look way older than 36 and they wouldn’t have receding hairlines. I don’t think Emma/Hermione would have hair that would be chopped like this when she is 36. Dan doesn’t look that bad. He doesn’t have the glasses but Rupert and Tom look way into their 60′s. I hope they will look better on screen later.

  13. i really wish they would NOT include the epilogue. No thankyou. Sigh, too late i guess…

  14. why they didn’t hire an aging actor like hugh grant or julliene moore? it would save the make up budget these just look wrong!

  15. Harry and Ron look fine. Malfoy looks silly (a beard? Come on…), and Hermione doesn’t look old enough to me. There’s also an image of Malfoy and his son, but that one hasn’t been posted here for some reason.

    I never liked the epilogue. Rowling should have left the characters’ future uncertain and exciting, but that silly tacked-on epilogue pretty much eliminated the possibility that anything interesting would ever happen in that universe again for a long time. The ending of the last chapter before the epilogue was a million times better. And the epilogue will probably be even worse on film than it was on the page, since we’ll literally be able to see how ridiculous it is. They should have left it out of the film.

    • I am actually very happy they are including the epilogue. When J.K. Rowling wrote it, I think she was giving an end to those people who wanted one, like me. And as for how she wrote it, I again liked. She told us some basic information, but let us figure out the rest ourselves. Don’t be critical. It takes a ton of hard work and effort to write a simple book let alone a seven book series. And then to take all of that and make it into a good movie? Even though I wish I could change things, like some of the deaths, I can appreciate and admire J.K. Rowling’s courage to write what she wanted, without trying to please all of her readers.

  16. I too did not like the epilogu eit just did not seem neccessary to me and I feel that it shoudl be left out of the film; maybe include it on the dvd.

  17. From the wikipedia page of the 7th book, on finishing the book:

    “She has said that the last chapter of the book was written “in something like 1990″, as part of her earliest work on the series.”

    A link of the actual article can be found at the wiki page but anyway…

    I think the comments on the epilogue feeling ‘tacked on’ or ‘written by a fan’ are pretty harsh; given that she DID write the ending like 20 years ago. If in 20 years Rowling hasn’t changed the ending then I’m pretty sure in the AUTHOR’S opinion it’s the most suitable way to end off the series.

  18. Well, they have messed up everything else in this series. Why wouldn’t they mess up the last scene just for fun? They will probably have them all going on a cruise. I hate these movies and they are a waste of my time and money.

  19. @Bob y do u hate these movies,theyre the best!!!! Seriously,have u read the books,they aré way better but the movies aré good too…..

    • I am a huge fan of the books. The movies are garbage. It is like they read the cliff notes of the books then messed them up too. The last movie should have been named the Real World: Hogwarts. It is one thing to mess with the story to save some time but don’t ruin the story in the process.

  20. I think Ron looks pretty damn good.

    I don’t think they used a lot of makeup in the wizarding community, and I can imagine they very well may look like this after 19 years or whatever. If they’re like 37 years old, I really don’t think this is too far off. I don’t think they look too far off for being close to 40 years old. It may be excessive, but I don’t think it’s TOO excessive, personally.

  21. The images above may look weird now but we never know how that will transfer to film. When it all comes out in the end they will look different. Is it just me or does Harry look like the Marty McFly from the future in Back to the Future II?

    • I was just about to post that exact same thing! He looks like Michael J. Fox!

  22. I’m not sure if I remember correctly, but I figured wizards aged slower, at least physically.

    Why they seem to have aged 20 years faster than the average human is beyond me.

    Being a young 30 something myself, I can certainly say hubby and I haven’t aged that much since high school. Only difference is he isn’t quite as skinny or sporting bad 90′s clothes lol.

    But okay, granted maybe a little airbrushing might do the trick.
    Although come to think of it movie Remus, Snape, Sirius etc don’t look a convincing mid to late 30′s either, hmm…

  23. Okay… truth be told, I do have a Harry Potter obsession… so I mean I really am pleased with everything Harry Potter. But those pictures… I think they are like 50+. That is not cool. I think my parents look younger. (My parents are 40+ and Harry is supposed to be 36 and my parents look younger… I am sorry but that is not right.) They should at least make them look a little younger. They are supposed to be 36 years old!!!!!

  24. I’m 43 and I look younger than those blokes!
    And I would have hoped they would give Herm, shall we way– a womany figure?? After having a kid, hips do get a little wider. She still has the body of a 20 year old girl.
    Maybe there’s a Hippus Reductus! spell we haven’t heard about…

    • My kids are in their 30s and don’t look that old…they look 50ish…wow

    • If there is, I’d like to get my hands on it!!!

  25. If Draco lost the beard he would be just fine in my opinion but like many others said it will most likely look different on screen and they will touch it up if they need to. I also think Draco would look older due to stress and Hermione does look a tad too young. I think Ginny looks okay though.

  26. Well, Hermione looks right at least. Harry kind of reminds me of Marty McFly in Back to the Future part 2 when they went to the future to fix marty’s kids.

  27. They got Harry Ron and Draco looking really old I mean they only 36 , but I ask they look like the been thou something uh? I want to see Ginny cause she is my main concern seeing how young she already is

  28. they look 60 years old, not 39