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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 www.movievehicles.com 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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67 Comments

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Sounds great!

Posted by AbiDumbledore on July 30, 2009, 11:16 AM report to moderator
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coolness!!

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on July 30, 2009, 11:26 AM report to moderator
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Exciting!!

Posted by hermione97 on July 30, 2009, 12:06 PM report to moderator
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I would assume this would be covered by second unit direction. If he wants to get into directing I would also assume this would be a reasonable way of getting experience.

Posted by zoltan42 on July 30, 2009, 12:26 PM report to moderator
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More canon out the window…

Posted by Won_Two on July 30, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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okay, how cool would it be to have this kid play this character for ten years and on the very last one he’s a guest director with the 2nd unit. that’s a beautiful thing!

Posted by abandonedboyjon on July 30, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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AWESOME!!! It would be sooo cool if they drive through a tunnel during the chase sequence. I just just see the death eaters flying after them!! So awesome!!

It would be cool if Dan did some directing…I can totally see him doing something like that.

Posted by cghambright on July 30, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
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I agree with Gryffindor 1991 – hope they get Mad Eye’s exit – so cool

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on July 30, 2009, 01:45 PM report to moderator
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They had reported a while back that the ENTIRE Seven Potters scene was being filmed – I’m sure this is, once again, for ONE SMALL MOMENT during the entire sequence. Rest assured that this will all come together. :)

Posted by BwaySaint on July 30, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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A helicopter? Did they mean there’s supposedly actually going to be a helicopter….in the movie?

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 30, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
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Interesting. So we are already prepared for one change from the book – 7 Hagrids – instead of each Potter with a differnt member of the Order.

Posted by Xyra44 on July 30, 2009, 04:55 PM report to moderator
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Interesting. So we are already prepared for one change from the book – 7 Hagrids – instead of each Potter with a differnt member of the Order.

Posted by Xyra44 on July 30, 2009, 04:55 PM report to moderator
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Interesting. So we are already prepared for one change from the book – 7 Hagrids – instead of each Potter with a differnt member of the Order.

Posted by Xyra44 on July 30, 2009, 04:57 PM report to moderator
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It will be interesting to see a movie directed by Dan!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on July 30, 2009, 05:35 PM report to moderator
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Wow! thanks! Soo cool!!! ILD

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