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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.

SPOILER ALERT:

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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46 Comments

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6921 Points

Interesting.

Posted by badger666 on June 26, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
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586 Points

This souns awesome! It looks like they’re keeping all of the scenes! So far so good! I can’t wait!

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on June 26, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
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Hate to throw water on all the excitement about the split, but I do not think that is what they mean. That would be to obvious and I would guess they are hoping most of us will jump to that conclusion. Think of how many scenes in a forest there are throughout the book, they are not going to shoot those in order, they are going to shoot them all at the same time and then put them in order later. I think what they have really said is this is not where the split will be, but worded it in a way to make people think that it is to add to the excitement when we really find out at the end of the first movie where the split is.

Posted by JohnB on June 26, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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24135 Points

interesting photos, thanks for them! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 26, 2009, 12:35 PM report to moderator
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491 Points

awesome!! so right after they’re caught by the snatchers it’ll be split??? amazing!! luv luv luv it!!

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on June 26, 2009, 01:58 PM report to moderator
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491 Points

i can’t wait! now we know when they’ll split it!!! but it’s really sad that it’s the last movie already! :(

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on June 26, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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491 Points

can’t wait!

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on June 26, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
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8316 Points

What’s that mysterious ticking noise? I agree with you T-Vey,it can be a pipe bomb!
Ron….chasing a rabit…hmm…let’s see.

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on June 26, 2009, 03:22 PM report to moderator
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198 Points

Potter Puppet Pals shout-out. Awesome. Next thing you know, there’ll be fanart instead of photos in the Prophet…

Posted by NinnyTreetops on June 26, 2009, 05:32 PM report to moderator
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36743 Points

Funny ticking noise , mmmm …
Very interisting report. I am more excited about DH than HBP now !

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on June 26, 2009, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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36743 Points

*Interesting

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on June 26, 2009, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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4452 Points

so excited 4 DH and sad. its the end of an era :(!!!!!!

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“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…”

WOW

Posted by chocolaterabbits on June 27, 2009, 12:52 AM report to moderator
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23764 Points

Interesting pictures of Greyback – yuck! lol

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on June 28, 2009, 06:20 AM report to moderator
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WOW! That sound amazing.. I can’t wait, I can’t wait!

Posted by Cheimonas on June 28, 2009, 09:19 AM report to moderator
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