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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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