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More on Filming for Seven Potters Scene in Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 30, 2009, 08:39 AM

Several days ago you might recall we saw photos and a fan report regarding location filming of the Seven Potters scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The sequence filmed involved doubles for Harry and Hagrid as they zoomed along an express way in England in the motorbike belonging to the late Sirius Black. The local paper, Dartford & Swanley Times, has more now with the paper stating "The film crew remained at the nearby Hilton Hotel, Crossways, this week, with sources claiming filming of a scene involving a helicopter was due to take place on land next to the Bridge Housing development yesterday. Another source close to the film crew, added: "They have been staying at the hotel for over a week now. The tunnel scenes are complete but we understand there is still filming taking place on nearby land late at night and involves a helicopter. It's very exciting."

A few more details on the size of the crew emerged, as the article says "More than 40 vehicles for the filming, supplied by were parked on land to the right of The Bridge housing project just yards from the real-life set for about a week leading up to filming. At 10pm on Thursday and Friday the vehicles, including cars, vans, pick-up trucks and an Arriva-style bus were driven to the crossing offices in preparation for filming.It is thought the roles played by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) did not take part with bosses opting for stunt doubles to film them zooming through the tunnel."

Warner Bros denied any further location filming was due to take place at the scene with the following: "We have been filming at the crossing but we are now back in the Leavesden studio where most of the filming takes place."We rarely go out on location." They denied any more filming was to take place at Dartford locations despite the crew being expected to remain at the hotel until the end of the week."

Finally, the article also claims that actor Dan Radcliffe was at the scene, as the paper states rumors that have been making the rounds "It is thought Daniel Radcliffe turned up with the producer David Barron to try a spell of directing during a race scene in the Dartford tunnels for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.A source revealed: "Daniel has told friends he is looking for a project to direct when he finally waves goodbye to Hogwarts. He has been approached by a number of producers."

Please note: While it is very possible that Dan has been interested in learning to direct, it is highly unlikely he actually directed a specialized and very dangerous stunt sequence for the film, however we are trying to learn more on this and will update when we can.

Thanks Wendy.

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2017 Points

1st!? Well Dan directing would be cool, and I can’t wait for the scene! It’s going to be really cool, I just hope they keep in the flying aspect!

Posted by Looie [ROAR!] on July 30, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
196 Points


Posted by JS297206 on July 30, 2009, 08:56 AM report to moderator
69 Points

Same,i cannot wait for that sequence it will definitely match up to the book’s expectations, daniel directing a film would be reallly strange,but he needs a bit more variety,so it would be a good choice.

Posted by emmabonkers on July 30, 2009, 08:59 AM report to moderator
1839 Points

I’m wondering if they are going to include “the 7 Potters” in the film, or if the chase scene is going to just include Hagrid trying to get Harry out of Dodge, so to speak. Ahhh, part of the mystery.

Posted by Lillylove on July 30, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

OMG exciting!! Squeefull or what?! X

Posted by Freya-Storm on July 30, 2009, 09:03 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

Hmmm…director Dan…sounds interesting…well,let’s see.
Yeah, I’m also waiting for the chasing scene!!!

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on July 30, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
19573 Points

Very cook and interesting!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on July 30, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator
212 Points

wow!! good luck for da!!

Posted by DanielBonnie28 on July 30, 2009, 09:18 AM report to moderator
212 Points

wow!! good luck for da!!

Posted by DanielBonnie28 on July 30, 2009, 09:19 AM report to moderator
212 Points

wow!! good luck for dan!!

Posted by DanielBonnie28 on July 30, 2009, 09:19 AM report to moderator
830 Points

can’t say this enough: I CAN’T WAIT FOR DEATHLY HALLOWS!!!

Did I read that right? Dan’s directing something? For real?! If that’ll come true, I wanna see the film! D’you think he’ll be good at it?

Posted by arianneross on July 30, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

I told you! Dan is going to be a director one day! ha!

Posted by Matea on July 30, 2009, 09:36 AM report to moderator
87 Points

Dan seemed interested in directing since GoF, I remember him mentioning getting involved and asking techincal questions in the DVD… I hope he’ll succeed in directing one day!

As for the 7 Potters Scene… I’m so bloody excited! :D

Posted by RemsyLuck on July 30, 2009, 09:39 AM report to moderator
16258 Points

Im so excited. I hope they do show Mad Eye dying just to do him justice. Its going to be so sad. Mad Eye and Hedwig back to back. :( The whole sequence should be action packed though. I hope Hagrid jumps of to save Harry because that is very brave for him to do.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 30, 2009, 09:52 AM report to moderator
88 Points

While still waiting to see HBP at IMAX, I am so excited for DH. It can’t come soon enough for me!

Posted by fngw417 on July 30, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
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