Last week, Screen Rant reported on the upcoming cinematic finale to the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is being split into two movies. Director David Yates recently reported from the set of the film, and today we have some actual behind-the-scenes production pics to give Harry Potter fans a first look at that their favorite kid wizards about to embark on their final journey.

Here are just a couple of the photos, with a link at the bottom to a larger gallery. Check them out: Click any image twice for a hi-res version:

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For a full gallery of behind-the-scenes set pics from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, go here.

Just for the fun of it, I thought it would be nice to share a “from then til now” moment by taking a look back at a pic of Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, back when they were little prepubescent scamps running around the set of their very first Harry Potter film, The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001):

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Yikes, what a difference a near decade makes. Emma Watson in particular has come a LONG way since her early days in the franchise…

Seriously though, one of great things about the Harry Potter films has been watching its young leads maturing in almost perfect synchronization with each film’s storylines. That said, it’s kind of bittersweet to watch them stepping out now, for what will likely be their last adventure together (sniffle). But the baby chicks have to fly the coop sometime…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is slated to hit theaters on November 19, 2010.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II is slated to hit theaters on July 15, 2011.

Source: Coming Soon