HARRY POTTER stars will shine bright tonight, weather permitting, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One gets its world premiere at both the Odeon and Empire Leicester Square.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – plus JK Rowling, author of the books on which the films are based - are all set to turn up for the biggest premiere of the year. It's an event that by last night had already drawn dozens of fans, desperate to secure a front row spot from which to see their heroes.
Come 5.45pm today when the stars travel down the red carpet, thousands more are expected to follow those brave early birds onto the square.
At least according to the stars, the new film is the best yet.
"This is the last Harry Potter story and I really wanted to do it justice and go out with a bang," said Watson, who plays Hermione Granger.
Part One of Deathly Hallows sees Harry, Hermione and Ron on the search for the secrets of Lord Voldemort's powers; Part Two, out next July, wraps up the series.
In these last two films, "we're viewing my character as a pilgrim soldier," said Radcliffe.
"He is on a kind of crusade. It's not about religion, but it is certainly about faith."
Could be a motto for those rain spattered fans. The rest of us can stay dry and watch it live by looking just below: