July 11, 2011 12:45pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe Grow Up On Screen in 'Harry Potter' Retrospective (Video)
Want to revisit the last seven Harry Potter films, but don’t have time for a marathon?
Watch a five-minute recap of the iconic series below, chronicling Harry’s journey from the closet under the stairs to a terrifying showdown against Lord Voldemort. The Warner Bros. clip serves as a brief refresher of story highlights over the past 10 years, but the real fun comes from watching the young cast, including Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, grow up right before your eyes.
The eighth and final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, hits U.S. theaters on Friday, July 15. The second part of the epic finale is directed by David Yates.
At the film’s London premiere last week, author J.K. Rowling suggested that the story of her boy wizard could continue in the future.
“It is my baby and if I want to bring it out to play again I will,” she told a roaring crowd.
Take a look back at Harry Potter below.