2 December 2011 is due to go down in UK film history as the day millions of fans say their final farewells to a treasured ten-year cinematic relationship. As Harry Potter enthusiasts frantically pre-order the last and final DVD release in time for Christmas, they are also preparing to sit and appreciate the characters which have been (and will continue to be) held so fondly in all of our hearts.
It was this morning that E! Entertainment released an exclusive video of the stars' reactions to the Harry Potter completion. For those devoted fans who sat in the cinema at midnight screenings cheering, sobbing and whooping this video only brings the emotion closer to home and strengthens the rapport the producers, directors and cast have so successfully built with their audience.
Here's to a truly magical ten years and we must remember, as Jo so warmly consoled;
'The stories we love best do live in us forever. So, whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.'