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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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8256 Points

I loved the photo of them holding hands. They are so cute!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on April 22, 2009, 02:24 PM report to moderator
134 Points

I love you Leaky Cauldron, but can you please not put pictures from the DH filming on the front page? I hate spoilers, even just seeing what they are wearing. I don’t want to see anything of the films until the official trailers come out. The pictures are great for those who want to see them, but couldn’t you put the headline next to an icon or something for those who don’t want to see anything and have the pictures in the story where you need to click to see them? Am I the only one who cares? :)

Posted by enchantedphoenix on April 22, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
215 Points

Emma looks so happy in all of those pics. lol

Posted by Norian on April 22, 2009, 02:44 PM report to moderator
217 Points

Dan looks younger! It must be the hair…

Posted by Despina on April 22, 2009, 03:15 PM report to moderator
294 Points

yay yay i want more footage

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on April 22, 2009, 03:17 PM report to moderator
797 Points

fangirls James

Posted by Lysh on April 22, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
271 Points

Dan’s harry is really bad. I guess i will get used to it. Great new shots though.

Posted by decarus on April 22, 2009, 03:23 PM report to moderator
59 Points

I find Rupert yawning adorable and hilarious for some reason, lol… I find him adorable period :D Also this hairdo is great on him, it makes his face structure more defined and hondsome than usual :)

Emma looks mighty pissed for some reason, she looks like she wanna hit someone, lol….

Posted by HallowsRonsCinderella on April 22, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
274 Points

DesQue, I think the humor might have been neceisarry pardon my spelling because al least they are not too troubled and worried and can keep their heads and not panic over what is going on.

It is nice to joke every once in a while, but maybe a little less humor in this movie. But it would be nice to see a few humor moments.


Posted by Lilly-Angel1 on April 22, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
274 Points

DesQue, I think the humor might have been neceisarry pardon my spelling because al least they are not too troubled and worried and can keep their heads and not panic over what is going on.

It is nice to joke every once in a while, but maybe a little less humor in this movie. But it would be nice to see a few humor moments.


Posted by Lilly-Angel1 on April 22, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
2121 Points

Dan doesn’t need a haircut…in fact I wish it would grow more…his hair was perfect in PoA! But he looks totally swamped by that suit! I think it’s because he’s so short- my brother has the same problem- but it’s a shame they couldn’t find one that fitted him better.

Really excited by these pictures though! I’m still curious as to what Dan will look like as Barney Weasley though, unless they’re just going to use someone else for that bit.

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on April 22, 2009, 04:13 PM report to moderator

without the heels, isn’t Emma short!!

Posted by jain on April 22, 2009, 04:29 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

I think I just pissed myself.

Posted by Christine on April 22, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator

Argh, I’m so annoyed! I went up there last night and saw NOTHING and had to leave or I would have missed my last train and been stranded in London all night. Damn it!

Posted by starrose17 on April 22, 2009, 05:06 PM report to moderator
1013 Points

Hee hee! Dan looks so short in the hands picture!

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on April 22, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
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