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Dan Radcliffe on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One: "A Road Movie"

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Posted by: sue
April 23, 2009, 10:45 AM

With press coverage beginning in earnest of late, WB has sent over the latest images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince contained in last week's Entertainment Weekly: Dumbledore and Harry on the Tower, Dumbledore and Harry at the Pensieve.  HBP Set Previews galore are also set to be released, more on that soon!

In the meantime, as reported earlier this week regarding the potential split of the movies, a new preview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is contained in the special 20th Anniversary edition of Empire Magazine. Scans are now available here in our galleries thanks to our Order Partners Rupert Grint.net and DanRadcliffe.com where you can see a fantastic new photo of the Trio of Dan Radclffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron) (a small version of this is also on the cover of the magazine). 

The article contains a new interview with Producer David Heyman, and actor Dan Radcliffe where they discuss filming of both movies that is currently underway. Mr. Heyman notes they are still finalising the script for Part Two, finishing up casting and working out the remaining filming schedule. At the time of the interview, Dan Radcliffe noted that he had just been filming "a big fight scene and it's great. I'm covered in dust and blood, but it's brilliant. I just get to be a boy and run around!"

Good news for fans comes from David Heyman when discussing things cut from the plot, given they are making the book into two films, as he noted "...in the end I think they'll be less edited from this film than films past because we have the freedom of making two films and I think it's going to be fantastic." Dan Radcliffe continues: "This is a road movie, particularly in Part One of the film. People have been so used to seeing Harry Potter at Hogwarts and we're just not there for the first part of the film. That seems to have really freshened things up, and hopefully will get people seeing the films with fresh eyes again, because its just a totally different look when you're not just sat in the same room the whole time. Heyman added: "They're be a lot of action, a lot of adventure, and it'll be an ending very true to the books that Jo's (Rowling) written, so if you read the books you'll really have a good sense of what's going to happen."

Dan also says in addition to filming the epilogue, " I think for me, that's intimidating is going to be the walk at the end to meet Voldemort in the forest. That's going to be really tough, but I can't wait."

This issue of Empire Magazine is on newsstands starting today. Thanks so much to Lauren, RupertGrint.net and DanRadcliffe.com!

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76 Comments

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It is diffinetly a road movie! Dan nailed that about it right off and love his
thoughts on the film(s) to come.
[liked his reference to furture projects post Potter]
Awesome! photo(s) of Dan!! Emma and Rupert looking good too.

I may have to actually buy this issue.Looks like a collector’s edition .
Twenty year aniversary for Empire,Dan has grown up with them.

Posted by Jeannine on April 23, 2009, 12:19 PM report to moderator
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I’m really waiting for the ‘Bathilda and Nagini’ scene. I hope it won’t be cut.

Posted by Goury on April 23, 2009, 12:22 PM report to moderator
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Yeah I will probably cry so much when Harry walks into the forest to meet voldy.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on April 23, 2009, 12:48 PM report to moderator
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@ Shellybasson – I hope so! I was disappointed with Grawp though.. but the dragon in the 4th movie looked great! So i hope it will be amazing :)

Posted by Salame on April 23, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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Cool. DH sounds good so far.

Posted by badger666 on April 23, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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i thought Grawp turned out to be a pointless character. Once JK had created him, it seemed she didn’t quite know what to do with him! i feel he was included in OoP (film) just incase he proved to be more important than he became.

Posted by jain on April 23, 2009, 01:03 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait too, Dan. So excited.

Posted by abinar on April 23, 2009, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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Yay! These things make me happy. Too bad these movies are so far away. I feel that we’re hearing so much now that the wait is just going to feel longer.

Posted by eiVega on April 23, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
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Awesome!!!

Posted by AngelasCrochetingCorner on April 23, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
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I like the idea of a movie being on-the-road, which is what I think Dan means. I think he is brilliant at understanding what a project’s about and what it means for his role, instead of, “MY movie is about ME being awesomely Harry Potter”. It’s a maturity and professionalism that’s sooo good to see among actors!

I’m also glad David Heyman takes the time to give good interviews – he clearly knows what the fans are eager to hear, like how much editing from the books, etc, Instead of just saying “We’re really excited. Hagrid’s hut had some changes.”

Posted by lumosshimmy {WBM!} on April 23, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
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the new photo of the trio is gorgeous!
Gringotts’ scene, Kings Cross and the Harry/Voldemort forest scene will definetely be the best sequences of the movie! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on April 23, 2009, 01:44 PM report to moderator
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whoa! so cool! everyone looks great and stuff. can’t wait for the movie especially for kings cross part. that’ll be awesome.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on April 23, 2009, 01:56 PM report to moderator
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Squeeeee. Hopefully this will be the best one yet and they won’t cut a lot out :)

Oh and Dan is totally AWESOME!!! :)

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this is all so great!!
that picture of the trio is a little odd thogh… not really sure about dan’s outfit…
love the other oics and interviews though!!!

Posted by Freya-Storm on April 23, 2009, 02:09 PM report to moderator
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This is exciting news. It makes me wish they had done OOTP in two movies… oh well

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on April 23, 2009, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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