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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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Well, this is fantastic, but…

Percy’s role was barely in the films. He randomly disappeared after Film 2, and then he randomly made an appearance at the Ministry without much of an explanation. We don’t see any of the drama with Percy in the movies, so it won’t be as touching, I suspect.

Posted by SwedishSkinJer on November 04, 2009, 06:06 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

I’ll be sooo sad when Fred dies but when dobby dies I’ll be dead inside. He was an amazing character in the book!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on November 04, 2009, 06:15 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

that’s awesome!! yay chris! he’s a great percy = )

Posted by DesQueJteVois on November 04, 2009, 06:53 PM report to moderator
92 Points

poor george :(

Posted by dobbyis_free on November 04, 2009, 07:25 PM report to moderator
437 Points

Awww, poor Fred! :(

Posted by LadySidi on November 04, 2009, 08:06 PM report to moderator
1535 Points

They’re already filming the battle!! woohooo! Chris always updates the filming/hints the scenes on twitter, that’s why I followed him.

RIP Fred!!! :(

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on November 04, 2009, 08:34 PM report to moderator
121 Points

I’m making sure to carry lots of tissues to the theater when this finally comes out!

Posted by Genine_Malfoy on November 04, 2009, 09:35 PM report to moderator
3560 Points

I am already tearing up, thinking about that scene.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on November 04, 2009, 10:24 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

OMG! I have been following him on Twitter and love hearing how he is filming again… SQUEE!!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on November 04, 2009, 10:42 PM report to moderator
421 Points

I’m still in denial about Fred, so if you all could just pretend it didn’t happen… :’(

Posted by Iceholic on November 04, 2009, 11:37 PM report to moderator
2404 Points

Looking forward to seeing these scenes.

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on November 05, 2009, 12:55 AM report to moderator
2702 Points

Yay! Nice to know! I can’t waiiiiit! :)

Posted by Mairéad on November 05, 2009, 05:35 AM report to moderator
4608 Points

Woohoo! I’m so glad he’s back.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on November 05, 2009, 05:43 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

That is ine of my fave scenes – the one where Percy shouts: “Hey minister, i don’t think i’m coming to work on monday!”

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on November 05, 2009, 05:48 AM report to moderator
590 Points

I’m glad they’re including Percy’s return in DH. Although not much has really been mentioned about him being gone or estranged from the family in the films. Just some scenes in OOTP, but still it’ll be a good addition to the bittersweetness of the events in the film.

Posted by vespasian68967 on November 05, 2009, 05:52 AM report to moderator
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