Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Director:- David Yates
Based on:- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Rupert Grint
- Emma Watson
- Helena Bonham Carter
- Robbie Coltrane
- Warwick Davis
- Ralph Fiennes
- Michael Gambon
- Brendan Gleeson
- Richard Griffiths
- John Hurt
- Jason Isaacs
- Alan Rickman
- Fiona Shaw
- Timothy Spall
- Imelda Staunton
- David Thewlis
- Julie Walters
Edited by:- Mark Day
- 11 November 2010(Odeon Leicester Square)
- 19 November 2010(United Kingdom & United States)
- United Kingdom
- United States
Budget:- $250 Million (Shared with Part 2)
Box office:- $960.3 Million
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry will remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Despite the Ministry of Magic’s attempts to maintain an image of stability, the Death Eaters have made major gains after Dumbledore’s death, committing mass killings of Muggles and infiltrating the Ministry itself. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes, with Harry watching the Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parents’ memories of her.
Severus Snape arrives at Malfoy Manor to inform Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters of Harry’s impending departure from No. 4 Privet Drive. Voldemort commandeers Lucius Malfoy‘s wand, as Voldemort’s own wand cannot be used to kill Harry, because the wands are “twins.”
Meanwhile, the Order of the Phoenix gather at Privet Drive and escort Harry to safety, using Polyjuice Potion to create six decoy Harrys out of Ron, Hermione, Fleur Delacour, Fred, George and Mundungus Fletcher. During their flight to the Weasley family home at the Burrow, all are ambushed by Death Eaters. They kill Mad-Eye Moody and Harry’s owl, Hedwig, injure George Weasley, and knock out Hagrid. This forces Harry to take over and drive his flying motorbike while fighting Voldemort. In the process, he destroys some power lines and causes a blackout in a Muggle city. After arriving at the Burrow, Harry has a vision of the wand-maker Ollivander being tortured by Voldemort, who claims that Ollivander had lied to him. Ollivander claimed that the only way Voldemort could kill Harry was by using another person’s wand.
Scrimgeour arrives at the Burrow with Albus Dumbledore‘s will and distributes three items to Ron, Hermione, and Harry. Ron receives Dumbledore’s Deluminator, Hermione a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and Harry the first Golden Snitch that he ever caught in a Quidditch match. Scrimgeour reveals that Harry was also bequeathed the Sword of Godric Gryffindor. The minister states, though, that the sword was not Dumbledore’s to pass on and, in any case, is missing.
The Death Eaters kill Scrimgeour. As a result, the Ministry falls to the Death Eaters and they replace him with their puppet Pius Thicknesse who is under the influence of the Imperius curse. They begin persecuting Muggle-born witches and wizards. The Ministry attacks Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour‘s wedding, but they had been forewarned by Shacklebolt’s patronus charm and many escape. Harry, Hermione, and Ron disapparate to Shaftesbury Avenue in London. After they are attacked by Death Eaters in a diner, they find sanctuary at No. 12 Grimmauld Place. There they discover that the “R.A.B.” from the false Horcrux locket is Regulus Arcturus Black, the younger brother of Sirius Black. Kreacher, the Black’s house-elf, tells them that Mundungus Fletcher stole the real locket. Kreacher and Dobby apprehend Fletcher, who reveals that the locket is in the possession of Dolores Umbridge. Under the disguise of Polyjuice Potion, the trio infiltrate the Ministry. In the courtroom, Umbridge is interrogating a Muggle-born witch and threatens her, which enrages Harry, who then stuns Umbridge and Hermione successfully retrieves the locket. The trio escape from the Dementors by fleeing into the wilderness after accidentally revealing the location of No. 12 Grimmauld Place to Yaxley, a Death Eater.
Unable to destroy the Horcrux, they take turns wearing it to dilute its malignant power. Harry sees a vision of Voldemort interrogating and killing Gregorovitch, a renowned wand-maker, who claims that a teenage boy had once stolen the legendary Elder Wand from his shop. While Ron wears the locket, he is overcome by his negative feelings and after arguing with Harry, he leaves, upsetting Hermione. Harry and Hermione decide to go to Godric’s Hollow, where they visit Harry’s parents’ graves and the house where they were killed. They also want to search for the Sword of Gryffindor, which Hermione deduces is able to destroy Horcruxes. After traveling a cemetery where Harry’s parents are buried on Christmas Eve, they visit Bathilda Bagshot, who they believe has the Sword. They are surprised by Voldemort’s snake, Nagini, who has been possessing her corpse. Hermione accidentally breaks Harry’s wand as they escape into the Forest of Dean. Hermione is able to identify the mysterious thief seen in Harry’s vision as Gellert Grindelwald.
When evening falls, Harry sees a Patronus in the form of a doe which leads him to a frozen pond. Gryffindor’s sword lies beneath the pond’s ice. Harry breaks the ice and jumps in to reach the sword. The locket around his neck attempts to strangle him, but Ron arrives just in time to rescue Harry. Despite the soul inside the locket attacking both of them, Ron manages to destroy it with the Sword of Gryffindor. Hermione is angry with Ron at first but then reconciles with him.
The trio then visit Xenophilius Lovegood to learn about a symbol seen several times on their journey. He tells them that the symbol represents the Deathly Hallows: the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility. Lovegood betrays them to the Death Eaters in an effort to have his kidnapped daughter returned.
The trio escape into the wilderness once more, but Snatchers appear and chase them. Harry has a vision of Voldemort learning from Grindelwald that the Elder Wand lies with Dumbledore in his grave. They are then captured and taken to Malfoy Manor. Bellatrix Lestrange imprisons Harry and Ron in a cellar, in which they discover Luna, Ollivander, and Griphook the goblin. Bellatrix tortures Hermione for information on how they got the sword of Gryffindor. After Dobby apparates in the cellar to save them, and incapacitates Peter Pettigrew, a short battle ensues; Harry duels and disarms Draco Malfoy. Narcissa Malfoy‘s wand is taken by Dobby who then disapparates the group out of the manor. Bellatrix throws her knife at them in fury. They appear on a beach outside Shell Cottage where Dobby dies in Harry’s arms, having been stabbed in the stomach by Bellatrix’s knife. Meanwhile, Voldemort breaks into Dumbledore’s tomb and takes the Elder Wand.
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, one of Harry’s best friends.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, one of Harry’s best friends.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, a Death Eater and Sirius Black‘s cousin and murderer.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Harry’s half-giant friend, and gamekeeper at Hogwarts.
- Warwick Davis as Griphook, a goblin and former employee at Gringotts Bank. Davis replaced Verne Troyer, who portrayed the character physically in the first film, though Davis had dubbed Griphook’s lines.
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, a Death Eater and son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy.
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort, an evil, power-hungry wizard, and the leader of the Death Eaters.
- Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s mother, Lucius Malfoy’s wife and Bellatrix Lestrange’s sister.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore, former headmaster of Hogwarts killed by Severus Snape in the previous film.
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley, Harry’s Muggle uncle.
- John Hurt as Garrick Ollivander, a wandmaker abducted by the Death Eaters.
- Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood, the eccentric father of the trio’s friend Luna.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s father and a disgraced Death Eater.
- Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, a double agent to the Death Eaters and the new headmaster of Hogwarts.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley, Harry’s Muggle aunt.
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew, the Death Eater who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort.
- Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge, Senior Undersecretary to the Minister and Head of the Muggle-born Registration Commission.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin, a member of the Order of the Phoenix and a former teacher at Hogwarts.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley, the Weasley matriarch and a mother figure to Harry.
Composer Nicholas Hooper, who scored Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, did not return for Deathly Hallows. Instead, Alexandre Desplat was hired to compose the score for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows − Part 1. The film also featured the song “O Children” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.