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Location Filming Underway in Swinley Forest for Snatcher Scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
June 25, 2009, 09:20 PM

A new report and new photos are online tonight for location filming in Swinley Forest area of the UK for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As noted via this report from a rather excited fan, Rupert Grint (Ron) and Emma Watson (Hermione) were among those filming the Snatcher scene, as the report says:

The scenes being shot here will be featured in both parts 1 & 2 of The Deathly Hallows. Night scenes and day action were shot by both film units; these include the capture of Harry, Ron and Hermione by the Snatchers (who then deliver them to Malfoy Manor), several scenes involving the Death Eaters and a scene in which Ron chases a rabbit through the forest!...Regulars on location were Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson and in addition there were around 20 Death Eaters, including the very scary Fenrir Greyback!! Plus the Snatchers, (two of which are played by Chase Armitage and Adam Brashaw) whom are well known already in the UK as ‘urban acrobatics’ (or experts in ‘free running’), and also trained in various forms of Martial Arts....From one of my own contacts, I'm told the footage and scenes these guys filmed with the trio in the forest are out of this world and use very few effects if any!  We’re awaiting confirmation if ‘Hagrid’ or Robbie Coltrane filmed a scene but definately there was a screen double, possibly ex-England Rugby star Martin Bayfield (as featured in previous films) shooting one or more of the scenes.

UPDATE: There is an earlier and unconfirmed report from the site regarding more location filming for Deathly Hallows, which TLC believes to be fairly accurate. SPOILER CAUTION

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Filming was well underway in Swinley Forest, Berkshire with scenes of up to 20 deatheaters hunting the gang through the various forest locations, sending curses flying everywhere.Using five specially prepared areas, Harry, Ron and Hermione were running through the trees at full speed in their attempt to get away once again following their escape from the trap at Luna's house, set by Xenophilius. The forest doesn't contain a natural lake but we think it might be added later by the FX department. An impressive set was dressed with SFX 'snow' to be used in the Winter scenes while other sets were left natural.


For those of you who wanted exact details of the BURNHAM BEECHES location shoot (seen it reported as Burnley Beeches on a few sites) and the 'Forest of Dean' set we can give you some details.
Mainly 'tent' scenes, being filmed were 139 & 145 with the trio in their tent during Winter, they are discussing Dumbledore and Grindlewald, Harry realises his wand is broken while Ron is busy explaining how he found them. Scenes 140 and part 141 Harry sees the Silver Doe Patronus and follows.
Scenes 89, 91, 98, 100 featuring Summer scenes and Ron constantly scanning his radio for updates! They hear news of Snape while Harry checks the Marauders Map. The trio hear a funny ticking noise and seek to find out what it is.....

Other location filming may include: Harry and Bathilda's fight! some great Grimmauld place action, an extensive Scotland shoot coming up this Summer + location reports from a secret Hertfordshire location, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and last but not least a major London scene to be shot VERY soon which we'll let you know of.

Thanks to HP4U!

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1252 Points

Did this article seriously just say that they heard “a mysterious ticking noise??!?!?” :)

But wait- they are filming in London again??? Or is this an old report? Whatever London scenes are there besides the cafe apparition? Would they use a part of London as Diagon Alley? (The bank robbery scene?!)

Posted by Princess Leia on June 26, 2009, 07:14 AM report to moderator
3124 Points

Great news! I wonder if the crew actually confirmed this scenes are for part 1 and part 2. Considering how secretive they’ve been, it sounds unlikely that they gave out that information.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on June 26, 2009, 07:58 AM report to moderator
5413 Points

Very Cool Pics! I am getting excited!!

Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on June 26, 2009, 09:34 AM report to moderator
459 Points

Where do you guys think the cutoff between film one and two will be?

Posted by lupinwandcaster on June 26, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
388 Points

Wish I could watch this. How cool.

Posted by Hydrus on June 26, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
433 Points

LoL at the funny ticking noise reference. So they’re shooting another London scene? What could that be? I’m so excited for this movie, and we haven’t seen HBP yet.

Posted by mollywobble on June 26, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
943 Points


Posted by Lloyd on June 26, 2009, 09:58 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

buhahahaha..voldemort voldemort uuu voldy voldy voldy voldemort!
Emma looks adorable! and this is all so exciting!!! it really looks like they’re filming every single bit from the book. I love it!!! I just hope the editing,post production won’t screw it up!

Posted by Matea on June 26, 2009, 10:10 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

Sounds great.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 26, 2009, 10:13 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

Lmao@ the funny ticking noise! That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard!! I wonder if they added that in on purpose?!

Posted by cghambright on June 26, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
160 Points

I could imagine that they hear a mysterious ticking noise, and it’s bowtruckles on trees nearby or something… but are they seriously going to reference PPP?

Posted by Caracticus on June 26, 2009, 10:19 AM report to moderator
872 Points

Funny ticking noise. :]

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on June 26, 2009, 10:27 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Lol, what if the funny ticking noise turns into PPP? LMAO. “What is that mysterious ticking noise?” Ha. Ha. Anyway, if they say that the snatcher scene is in parts 1 & 2 . . . is that where the split is? Hmm…. Interesting….

Oh, and Ron chasing a rabbit? :D I like that idea. Haha.

Posted by Christine on June 26, 2009, 10:29 AM report to moderator
39 Points

LOL That would be hilarious if they were referencing PPP!!! Haha!

Posted by Victory-Starr on June 26, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
175 Points

This is very interesting to read about all the parts they are filming. So we have some idea where they might split the 2 parts now. All of these scenes and what they are including in the film sound awesome and I can’t wait to see it. There is no rabbit that Ron chases, but he sees the doe which Snape casts, so Harry can get Gryffindor’s sword.

Posted by harrypotterbookpurist on June 26, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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