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When Harry Left
Hogwarts 2011

Minnow Films for Warner Brothers   Minnow Films for Warner Brothers

Filmed over the course of a year, Morgan Matthews’ When Harry Left Hogwarts follows both cast and crew as they shoot the final installments of the wildly successful Harry Potter series.

Having been given unprecedented access to the spectacular sets at Leavesden studios, this touching documentary is about the faces that you think you know, and those you don’t. Filmed in Matthews’ trademark intimate style, observational footage from around Leavesden sits alongside candid and honest interviews from a whole range of cast and crew, providing a unique insight into the often surprising realities of working on the most successful cinema franchise in history.

Alongside the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham-Carter and Gary Oldman, a whole range of runners, plasterers and supporting artists reflect movingly on the end of Potter, a series which has been the cornerstone of the British film industry for the past decade. By giving both fans and first timers an entertaining, privileged and touching glimpse into the hitherto top-secret world of Harry Potter, When Harry Left Hogwarts is no ordinary ‘making of.’


Filmed and Directed by
Morgan Matthews
Jo Hughes
David Brindley
Gareth Heal
Head of Production
Clare Voyce
Production Manager
Lucy Marshall
Painting Practice