The three main characters in the Harry Potter movie series were reunited at Claridge’s Hotel in London on Wednesday for a Warner Brothers party, and while Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) turned up wearing what can only be described as “scruffy casual” attire, Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the series, turned up looking decidedly stylish.
In the last year Emma Watson has finally shaken off her pretty schoolgirl looks and blossomed into a stunningly beautiful young lady. She turned up at the party wearing a one-shoulder black velvet Vionnet dress, with her great new short hair style, bright lipstick, and ornate earrings and necklace (see pictures).
The stylish party at the world famous Claridge’s Hotel was held by Warner Brothers to celebrate their purchase of Leavesden Studios in Watford, which is where the Harry Potter movies were made, and this also marks the first time that a Hollywood studio has purchased it’s own production facility in the UK.
Warner Brothers said that they are planning to £100 million ($150 million) expansion of the studios, which on completion in 2012 will count for about one third of the total film stage space in the UK.
Leavesden Studios has been used not only for all eight of the Harry Potter movies, but for other recent blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Inception.
Warner Brothers hope that the expansion of the studio will create 1,500 jobs at the studio itself, plus a further 300 building and specialist contractors.
Today, 11th November, sees the premier of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in London’s Leicester Square, and hundreds of Harry Potter fans have been camping out in Leicester Square since yesterday, in the hope of catching a glimpse of their heroes as they arrive for the premier.
The weather however has not been co-operating so far, with most of the South of England suffering from heavy rain showers and gusts of wind, which look to continue into the night.
The Daily Mail