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The Prodigal Son Returns: Chris Rankin Filming as Percy Weasley for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
November 04, 2009, 01:16 PM

In the wait before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, our fandom debated...and debated...and debated on many topics, one being the possible return and redemption of Percy Weasley. When we learned the news that actor Chris Rankin was to return as Percy for the final Harry Potter movie, we were all delighted; today it is perhaps bittersweet news that we learn he is indeed filming, for we know those scenes do involve the return of the prodigal son if you will, following some very dramatic, and very emotional moments for the beloved Weasley family.  Yesterday, Chris said via his official Twitter: "morning all! back in the trailer... learnt how to use my wand yesterday afternoon. I now know how to attack and defend in 5 different ways!" Today the weather is a factor for all as he stated "back at hotel after an enjoyable afternoon's filming (if a little cold)."

TLC has gotten some reports over the past week that filming is ongoing this weekend on the outside lot at Leavesden Studios, where there are many green screens and various buildings that are thought to be used for the battle portion of the final movie. On a related note too, another photo from the set of Deathly Hallows has surfaced online on HP4U, this showing the inside of the Weasley home, and the kitchen.


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Poor Fred!

Posted by sueml on November 04, 2009, 01:23 PM report to moderator
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Looking forward to his return.

Long Live Fred.
We love you.

Posted by emdash84 on November 04, 2009, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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Rest In Peace Fred.

Posted by Tonks1OoM4,CW[ROAR] on November 04, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
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Aw, Fred! I really hope they get that right in the movie!

Posted by Lisbry on November 04, 2009, 01:39 PM report to moderator
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Omg,i can’t believe they’re alreaddy filming the battle of Hogwarts…

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on November 04, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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I’m happy to hear Chris Rankin has returned to play the part of Percy. It’s such an important part of the book (and now the movie) having Percy return to his family in DH. On the down side, it reminds us all of Fred’s demise. I just hope they get the details right in the film.

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on November 04, 2009, 02:53 PM report to moderator
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so excited for this film _

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on November 04, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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any actual evidence that they are going to have a scene with a reconciliation. for one, i don’t want it, it hasn’t been in the movies. and two, there hasn’t been any quotage to support that its much more than his role in ootp. or has there? as far as i know his twitter just says he’s filming…

Posted by abandonedboyjon on November 04, 2009, 03:06 PM report to moderator
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No, I don’t like thinking about Fred dying!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on November 04, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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This is so bittersweet and sad and exciting and… ;(

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on November 04, 2009, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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Yay, another returning character!

Posted by Lucida on November 04, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
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I’m glad Chris Rankin is back to play Percy again! This two-part movie is shaping up to be the best HP film ever! I can’t wait to see the Battle of Hogwarts, but it would be sad to see Fred die in the film as well.

Posted by harrypotter1991{ROAR} on November 04, 2009, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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Hoping they will do these scenes justice! The parts in the book were heart wrenching.

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on November 04, 2009, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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i know im gonna cry when fred dies!!!

Posted by lilmisssnape on November 04, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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i am going to start sobbing when i see this moive!!!

Posted by The Nerd on November 04, 2009, 05:46 PM report to moderator
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