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Apparate! TLC Location Report, Photos from Day Two of London Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
April 22, 2009, 08:29 AM

As we noted below, day two of location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took place last night again in London, England. TLC staffer James attended the event (detailed report below!), and reported security was heavy for the second night of filming, but pointed out the highlight of the night was filming of the Trio Apparating at Piccadilly Circus area of London. Check out this adorable photo of the Trio holding hands for this scene. Update: As noted by James in the report below, the Trio almost get hit by a bus for the scene; you can see how they react to the "close call" here in this photo. Emma Watson then later enjoys a warming cup of coffee with producer David Heyman here. You can also see many more new Day 2 photos here in our galleries and at The Bad and Our vast collection of filming from Day One in London can be seen here.

Thanks go to our Order Partner who were able to obtain location filming photos as well, notably director David Yates at work on location, as well as some videos of filming over the past two days, such as this, via their YouTube channel. Thanks so much Claire, Steph and and all who emailed!

UPDATE: TLC staffer James has just sent us his eyewitness accounts of filming in London that went on until the very early hours of this morning. Thanks ever so much to James for the following:

For the second day of location shooting, the principal trio were once again all on set – even if only briefly, along with a cast of hundreds of extras (and what felt like even more security) 

They recorded several shots, firstly of the Trio, and their doubles, walking along the top of Shaftesbury Avenue off of Piccadilly Circus, just along from where they were last night, with the extras making up the general background of what London’s busiest thoroughfare is.  

Fans craned around the heads of the security as they saw what appeared to be the trio walking through the crowd – only for a collective but silent sigh as they get closer and everyone realises its only the doubles.  Five minutes later though, with the scene reset, and this time it’s the real deal, with Emma leading the trio through the street, looking (as one may expect for someone who has just heard that the Ministry has fallen) rather shaken. If this few seconds was anything to go by, this could be a good film for Emma to shine. 

After a few more takes of this sequence the crew moves onto the very corner of Piccadilly Circus, where the road is temporarily blocked, and the trio take to the center of the road, as a London double-decker bus drives straight at them, stopping in the nick of time. One can only assume that this is the actual Apparition sequence, and that instead of the Tottenham Court Road setting of the book the movie makers have made this into a much bigger sequence, setting it in the instantly recognisable Piccadilly Circus (which makes more sense anyway given that it’s the first place Hermione is supposed to think of and TCR always seemed a strange choice) 

At this point the principals get into a black cab and drive away, but the doubles stay to pick up shots for other angles of the bus sequence – one picture of which you can see in TLC’s galleries, with the trio facing the bus itself.  

Because of the IMMENSE levels of security surrounding the second day of shooting many fans stood behind the barriers couldn’t see much of what was going on, and so it can only be expected that the photographic evidence of the shoot last night will not be spectacular from anyone not using a giant zoom lens standing above the barricade (of which several paparazzi chose to do anyway) 

While we expected to see the actual café attack sequence filmed here tonight a crew member informed me that they were unable to get a license from the City Of Westminster for even controlled explosions – so are we to assume the “London café” will actually be a set at Leavesden, and all we will see of real London will be the sequences of them wondering through the streets towards and away from the café?  

So all in all, the second night of shooting seemed to pick up where the first left off – lots of walking up and down Shaftesbury avenue, just this time with the additional shots of the apparition sequence for fans to really sink their teeth into (either complaining that “That’s not what happens in the book!?!?” as I heard someone say, or “No…but it does sort of make more sense this way” as another said.) whatever your outlook, as has been mentioned above, the real star tonight was Emma Watson, who, despite only acting for all of 5seconds the whole night did honestly make you believe in those Five seconds that she was scared.

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2064 Points

I love the one of the trio! :) They are all awesome!!

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on April 22, 2009, 08:35 AM report to moderator
149 Points

Is that a film shot – if so is that Hermione’s tiny bag we can see?!!

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on April 22, 2009, 08:44 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

yes that’s a lovely photo of the trio, but I also love the one where Emma has her eyes shut and Rupert is yawning, it must be hard work staying awake sometimes on a night shoot!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 22, 2009, 08:52 AM report to moderator
196 Points

The one of the trio is super cute!

Posted by JS297206 on April 22, 2009, 08:58 AM report to moderator
224 Points

Why does Emma look angry in the second one?

Posted by Datsm1015 on April 22, 2009, 09:00 AM report to moderator
51 Points

I thought Emma looked angry in several of the pictures.

Posted by kalb on April 22, 2009, 09:18 AM report to moderator
2475 Points

Yay Emma! She is too awesome, she really looks great, her acting just keeps getting better and makes me squee just thinking about the final movies XD

Posted by Kamidee {ROAR!} [TZS] on April 22, 2009, 09:29 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

They are all look awesome in the pictures!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 22, 2009, 09:29 AM report to moderator
1468 Points

Emma, looks rather tired, doesn’t she? I can imagine though!

Posted by qwientje on April 22, 2009, 09:32 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

ooh yay!!!

Posted by Freya-Storm on April 22, 2009, 09:39 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

Who else thinks Dan needs a haircut?

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 22, 2009, 09:41 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

Great to see Hermione’s little beaded bag! Can’t wait for DH!!!!! Or HBP for that matter…..

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 22, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
3526 Points

great ! i’m excited for this movie , but i hope it doesn’t follow suit of the ones before it…all the added humor, i want this one to be dark and stuck to the book =p

Posted by DesQueJteVois on April 22, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
674 Points

So excitement! These films are going to be the definition of awesome!

Posted by joelface on April 22, 2009, 09:45 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

i love the one of them holding hands! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 22, 2009, 09:47 AM report to moderator
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