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Filming of Interior Ministry of Magic Scenes for Deathly Hallows Due Next Month

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Posted by: sue
November 22, 2009, 11:25 AM

As readers will recall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there is a sequence where the Trio make a trip to the Ministry of Magic and transform into workers. Earlier this year, we saw location filming (photos and report here) for exteriors of this scene in London, which also involved the adult actors playing the Ministry of Magic workers. Today Wales online has a new interview with one of those actors named Steffan Rhodri, who portrays the part of Reg Cattermole. In the article, we learn additional filming for these interior Deathly Hallows scenes will take place at Leavesden Studio next month for five weeks, going between December and February. There is also much more information on the characters and working with the trio. Quotage of interest:

"Reg is from the Magical Maintenance Department and in the new film his identity is borrowed by Ron Weasley, who is played by young actor Rupert Grint.“I basically have to be Ron pretending to be Reg,” said the father-of-two.“It means I have to kind of impersonate Ron which is quite a challenge.”

Steffan will film most of his scenes with Sophie Thompson, who plays Mafalda Hopkirk, and David O’Hara, who is Albert Runcorn.Mafalda’s identity is taken over by Hermione, played by Emma Watson, while Albert is taken over by Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

Steffan and his new co-stars have already met the young actors so that they could watch their mannerisms which they had to adopt for their own roles.“They would do a scene and then we would do it after them.” Steffan was impressed with the young Harry Potter stars who were catapulted to fame when they were all still at school after filming the first Harry Potter movie.“I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely and normal they are,” he said."

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I really hope they can pull it off…

Posted by Lucida on November 23, 2009, 03:52 AM report to moderator
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this part of the book was nerve racking for me to read…so hopefully its the same in the movie!

Posted by cosmo409 on November 23, 2009, 04:09 AM report to moderator
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omg! sooo cool! this part in the book was epic and frustrating and heartpounding hope it’ll be the same while watching the movie. =]

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on November 23, 2009, 04:12 AM report to moderator
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awesomeness!

Posted by ϟTheWizardϟ on November 23, 2009, 04:57 AM report to moderator
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awesome awesome awesome!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on November 23, 2009, 05:01 AM report to moderator
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i get so excited when i hear about each scene their keeping in! i love this part of the book

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on November 23, 2009, 05:08 AM report to moderator
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Good luck to them as they begin filming these scenes!

Posted by Kirk on November 23, 2009, 05:12 AM report to moderator
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I love this part in the book! So excited to hear that they’re filming it. :)

Posted by Lisbry on November 23, 2009, 05:33 AM report to moderator
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@cosmo409 The whole BOOK was nerve-wracking to read! Anyone could have dropped dead at any time!

Posted by kingdomkey1121 on November 23, 2009, 06:18 AM report to moderator
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awesome!!! im so happy they are doing this part! and its so interesting to see how they are doing ti cuz i remember there was a lot of disscusion on how they were going to dress up the actors or use which actors for the polyjuice potion scenes!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on November 23, 2009, 06:32 AM report to moderator
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I’m starting to get really anxious to see the movie!! :S

Posted by Hmrc5 on November 23, 2009, 06:50 AM report to moderator
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sounds awesome!

Posted by harrygetsme on November 23, 2009, 09:29 AM report to moderator
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This is so cool! I can’t wait to see that part of the film… I hope they do well in portraying them! :) Squee!!!!!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on November 23, 2009, 09:33 AM report to moderator
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sweeet

Posted by alicia00 on November 23, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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Fabulous!

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on November 23, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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