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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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84 Comments

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its going to be an amazing scene….[tear]

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on November 05, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
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Cool! But gonna cry when Fred dies! so sad! They’re almost done filming! they’re on part 2 i’m guessing.

Posted by magicmaniac on November 05, 2009, 09:55 AM report to moderator
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i think i might cry…poor fred!!!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on November 05, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
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There were few things that made me happier than when Percy stopped being a prat and joined the fight against Voldy!! I would join the Weasley family:)

Posted by JessSnape on November 05, 2009, 10:38 AM report to moderator
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Speaking of the big battle…If they turn the spells into nothing but stuff that sends you flying backwards I will go on strike! I want to see Snape and McGonagall fight just the way it is written in the book. None of this flicking the wand and blocking shots. Can you say budget friendly spells?

Posted by cpt.walker on November 05, 2009, 11:24 AM report to moderator
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NOOOO
I DIDNT WANT FRED TO DIE!
poor george :(

Posted by dobbyis_free on November 05, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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92 Points

NOOOO
I DIDNT WANT FRED TO DIE!
poor george :(

Posted by dobbyis_free on November 05, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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How exciting. But Fred :( !!

Posted by bec majec *roar* on November 05, 2009, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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i’m so happy they brought him back! I just wonder if they’re going to have him apologise coz they;ve said nothing bout it during any of the other films..

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on November 05, 2009, 12:29 PM report to moderator
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3560 Points

I am already tearing up, thinking about that scene.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on November 05, 2009, 02:15 PM report to moderator
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1420 Points

i am going to be sad when fred dies but i am not going to cry

Posted by alicia00 on November 05, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
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Percy is back!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on November 05, 2009, 07:15 PM report to moderator
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Poor Fred :( :( :( :(

Posted by Jane_Potter on November 05, 2009, 07:16 PM report to moderator
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I’m happy that Percy is on the good side again. Ever read the prodigal son (in the gospel)?? it’s the same story: Goes away and leaves family for his own benefit and then in the end comes back. :)

sorry non-christians. :/

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on November 05, 2009, 10:43 PM report to moderator
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That scene is going to be so emotional…

Posted by Leeann on November 05, 2009, 11:15 PM report to moderator
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