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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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426 Points

Why does Emma look so angry?!

Posted by QuidditchCaptain on April 22, 2009, 07:26 PM report to moderator
791 Points

the one of them holding hands is my fav.

Posted by DanielleD on April 22, 2009, 07:33 PM report to moderator
2062 Points

Ahhh!!! It appears that once again they have gotten the color of Hermione’s dress WRONG!! It’s suppossed to be lilac I think. Why do they do that??

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on April 22, 2009, 07:53 PM report to moderator
644 Points

ohh my fu**ing goshh! this looks amazingg! Although Emma looks really angry on several of the pictures i might add. And on some Dan looks weird,, i feel so mean today. But yeah. i hate that hey don’t appear on Tottenham Court Road but on the other street or whatever. and i thought Emma was suppossed to in a lilac dress, because they are comming from Bill and Fleur’s wedding…right??

Posted by fan.numero1 [SFTC!] on April 22, 2009, 07:58 PM report to moderator
1260 Points

Squee!!! I’m so excited! It sounds so great!

Posted by Attolia [squee!!!] on April 22, 2009, 07:59 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

love the trio one! especially their faces! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on April 22, 2009, 08:08 PM report to moderator

That set reports seems to focus a lot on Emma….just like 99 % of the other articles in the news….

Love the pictures and the videoclip though

Posted by Sonja43 on April 22, 2009, 08:30 PM report to moderator
1565 Points

Ahh the pictures!!! I’m so glad! And sad…. Why must they be wearing muggle robes…? That always irks me. Oh but Hermione’s handbag!!! Just how I imagined it!!! :D yay

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on April 22, 2009, 08:31 PM report to moderator
356 Points

Ugh, they’re wearing suits! The wizard wear is just going down each movie- I watched Sorcerer’s Stone a couple of weeks ago and remembered fondly the time when a shot of Diagon Alley had wizard families all in robes. And I really like what Emma’s wearing, I hate to diss a great red dress, but what happened to floaty lilac? That bag looks more like a drawstring pouch than a purse. I really don’t mean to sound so bitter, but- after the Yule Ball scene in GOF I had a bad feeling they would mess up the clothes at the wedding and, alas, they have.

Posted by *H*ROAR Mudblood Proud on April 22, 2009, 08:47 PM report to moderator
1090 Points

AWESOME!!!!! :D Great pics!

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on April 22, 2009, 09:19 PM report to moderator
2270 Points

Somehow, her dress looks like a wizard-style dress, and I think I like Harry’s and Ron’s dapper little suits. I kind of wished Harry and Ron would be dressed more obviously Wizardly, like at the Yule ball, but I know it makes them more “relatable” if they dress like us. Oh well. Exciting anyway!

Posted by lumosshimmy {WBM!} on April 22, 2009, 09:22 PM report to moderator
783 Points

did anyone catch the infamous bag of hermione’s??? haha its tiny…
haha i like the one where emma is staring down the camera :d

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on April 22, 2009, 09:41 PM report to moderator
159 Points

Those are some … interesting … pictures! I laughed my head off at Daniel Radcliffe in the suit ;)

Posted by juliadiggory92 on April 22, 2009, 09:41 PM report to moderator
271 Points

I haven’t thought hermione would be in a floaty lilac dress since GoF. They weren’t going to have two dresses that similar. I really like the dress. I don’t mind the suits either though Dan’s hair is ridiculous.

Posted by decarus on April 22, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

LOVING their scared faces during the part where the bus almost hits them…now that’s GREAT acting.

Posted by cghambright on April 22, 2009, 09:49 PM report to moderator
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