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Telegraph Magazine: Meet the Crew Behind Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: sue
July 05, 2009, 11:56 AM

The Telegraph Magazine has a new indepth feature on the creative team behind the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In a lovely rare feature, the newspaper features the men and women who create the gorgeous sets, amazing props and effects seen in all of the Harry Potter films over the years. UPDATE: The article is now online via this link, which has interviews with many of the creative team where we learn more on the making of various things like Aragog (weighs a ton, 18 ft legspan), props like the smoking cauldron (20 new ones in Half-Blood Prince, each does a different thing), even wigs (Dumbledore's beard is made of 6 different pieces, over the edges they lay on 10 different hairs for authenticity). David Heyman also remarks on how emotional Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was the first time she entered on set and saw Diagon Alley visualised before her eyes.

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WOWW….pretty interesting scans! FIRST!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on July 05, 2009, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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This sounds like a fantastic feature! I will have to definitely read it.

Posted by Kirk on July 05, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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Really…the crew members behind the screen are the life of our favourite Harry Potter movies. Cheers to them!

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on July 05, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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Really…the crew members behind the screen are the life of our favourite Harry Potter movies. Cheers to them!

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on July 05, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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Thanks to the crew for giving us these visuals for so many years!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on July 05, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
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cool!

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Awesome scans!!!

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on July 05, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
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the details are great. i love everything from the sets to the furnature in the Gryffindor common room.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 05, 2009, 04:56 PM report to moderator
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its so cool that they showed stuff like that, it was really great

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 05, 2009, 06:23 PM report to moderator
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Fascinating stuff! I think Michael Gambon needs to learn a little humility.

Posted by Graymayne on July 05, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
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Very nice stuff…

Posted by Won_Two on July 05, 2009, 08:01 PM report to moderator
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i love the fact that jo got so into it :D

Posted by HudMug1712 on July 05, 2009, 09:32 PM report to moderator
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Really cool! :D

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 05, 2009, 09:55 PM report to moderator
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Thank you all behind HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 05, 2009, 11:27 PM report to moderator
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nice scans! so excited!!

Posted by TheWeasleyClan on July 06, 2009, 12:09 AM report to moderator
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