MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Deathly Hallows Movie Updates: Charity Burbage Cast, Possible Historic Home for Exterior Shots and More

DH Film
Posted by: sue
June 12, 2009, 08:01 AM

A few updates today regarding the ongoing filming for the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First, word has it that actress Carolyn Pickles (photo here)has been cast in the part of Muggle Studies professor Charity Burbage who appeared so memorably in the opening scene of Deathly Hallows. Again while we at TLC believe this to be accurate, as with all the casting reports over the months, we remind you that official confirmation will arrive only when WB formally announces the cast list for the final Harry Potter movies. 

Second, the Press Association and the Telegraph is reporting today that a historic home in the UK may be the location, exterior shot or play some feature in Deathly Hallows. A spokesperson for the National Trust in the UK confirmed reports that location scouts for the Potter films are interested in Hardwick Hall. The articles state: A spokesman for National Trust said: "It's certainly true that they have been to look but we are awaiting for confirmation."There's no guarantee that they are coming and, even if they did use it, it wouldn't be until next year." Again, we have no idea what this impressive building might be used for, whether it be for exteriors of Malfoy Manor, having to do with a flashback scene or what, we simply do not more. Should further news on this be released,we will of course update when we can.

Also a reminder too that location filming is due in the next weeks or so. Thanks to London Taxi Tours for their vigilance in photographing an area in the Swinley Forest area of the UK, and recently Burnley Beeches where they say that some filming already took place, possibly involving Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson in some additional camping scenes.

Finally scores and scores of readers alerted us to this video taken on the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince prop train in France, containing interviews with Bonnie Wright and the Phelps brothers who confirm they will be filming for Deathly Hallows next month. (Be sure to watch the entire video for fabulous looks at many of the props and sets in HBP)

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent DH Film News


388 Points

Yeah, I think that’s about the size I would have thought. I always pictured the Malfoys as loaded – and it’s not too much larger than some of the places in my old Dallas neighborhood (Our house had been somebody’s ‘summer cottage’ in the 20’s, and I thought it was big until I saw the ones closer to the lake.)

Posted by Hydrus on June 12, 2009, 12:15 PM report to moderator
156 Points

I imagined Malfoy Manor white….. Maybe the cut away parts for the film and need the interior, rooms, aisles, ?? Stephenie Mayer…..isn t British. And Charity could be anyone, you don t even see a face, right????

Posted by Giant Fairy on June 12, 2009, 12:26 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

oh man lol remember that one pottercast when john said Jo should play charity burbage? lol omg im still laughing about that :D

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on June 12, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
133 Points

Hardwick is completely wrong for the Malfoy Manor. It’s not even in the south west of England to begin with and it’s not a manor. Manors vary in their materials and appearance due to their location.

Great Chalfield Manor House, another National Trust property, is located in Wiltshire and probably the most realistic.

But WB always wants to make things bigger than they really are so that would probably be too small for them. In that case Montacute House would also work nicely.

Posted by Lady Narcissa on June 12, 2009, 02:43 PM report to moderator
820 Points

I always imagined Malfoy Manor white and smaller.

Posted by I've got a theory... *ROAR* on June 12, 2009, 03:00 PM report to moderator
7393 Points

It will be interesting to see how well they follow the book.

Posted by saffran { roar } on June 12, 2009, 03:09 PM report to moderator
2422 Points

So that means they won’t stick with the UK drawing for the Malfoy manor? Too bad if this is going to be the manor…

Posted by Mr. Brightside on June 12, 2009, 03:49 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

Cool… i also pictured the house black or very dark…

Posted by Horcruxalej on June 12, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
2702 Points

That’s cool. : D

Posted by Mairéad on June 12, 2009, 08:13 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Cool! I really hope they open with the Charity scene. That would be such a great dramatic scene to open with. Sounds like they’re really trying to stay true to the books as much as possible for the DH movies. Yay.

Posted by badger666 on June 12, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Oh, poor Charity Burbage! Her’s will be about the shortest appearance of any named character in the films.

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on June 12, 2009, 08:43 PM report to moderator

i think the house is much too large for malfoy manor

Posted by nomisbrowning on June 12, 2009, 08:45 PM report to moderator
243 Points

Jayme…that would be so awesome to have Jo in one of the last films! That video was really great! I would have loved to have been there and seen all that in person! Hardwick Hall seems a bit big for Malfoy Manor and doesn’t really look how I pictured it. Maybe it will be used for something else or they will somehow make changes to it.

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on June 12, 2009, 09:33 PM report to moderator
1642 Points


but Hardwick hall is waaaay too big for Malfoy must be something else.

Posted by Matea on June 12, 2009, 09:44 PM report to moderator
626 Points

Cool, i cant wait to see the scene in the Malfoy Manor…

Posted by thallo on June 12, 2009, 09:53 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

Without warning, the scar on his forehead seared with pain again and his stomach churned horribly.[br]"Cut it out," he said firmly, rubbing the scar as the pain receded again.[br]"First sign of madness, talking to your own head," said a sly voice from the

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!