Empire's Harry Potter Cover Unveiled

Plus exclusive Deathly Hallows stills

As Harry, Hermione, Ron and the denizens of Hogwarts prepare for their final encounters with He Who Must Not Be Named, Empire's new issue has gone behind the scenes to get the full low-down on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

As you can see from the cover below, the boy wizard's teeth are set firmly to 'gritted' as he attempts to find and destroy the Horcruxes, the source of Voldemort's immortality and the secret to that youthful visage (we think).

Click on the cover below to see a larger version as well as a sneak peek at the contents of the issue.

Empire's Harry Potter Cover

We also ventured down to Leavesden Studio to talk to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson and find out how they're dealing with the end of an era and the gruelling two-film shoot. And if that's not enough, here's some exclusive new Deathly Hallows stills to whet your appetite - with what we think is a first look at Bill Nighy's Rufus Scrimgeour in action (as opposed to a character shot). Fans will immediately recognise the scene from the book.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 is out on November 19, and Part 2 is out on July 15 next year. Empire's October issue is out in shops on Thursday. Or, better still, why don't you subscribe to Empire and make sure you never miss an issue!