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Fan Report from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: New Attack Scene Added for Movie, More

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Posted by: sue
August 12, 2009, 08:02 AM

Today we have a report from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Two long time Harry Potter fans and readers of TLC were able to visit the set at Leavesden where filming is ongoing for the final installment of the Harry Potter film series. While there, they were able to see some of the sets used in past Harry Potter films as well as see the new ones and learn more details about the upcoming Deathly Hallows.
UPDATE ONE
: The full blog post for this has now been removed, sorry folks!  UPDATE TWO: Via his official Twitter, actor Tom Felton has indicated that he is "waiting to go on set...all harnessed up (lycra on!) " The harness is most likely for the dramatic events in the Room of Requirement.

Notable from the report (and as indicated by multiple other sources previously) was confirmation that yes indeed Bill and Fleur's wedding scenes are being recorded all this week, complete with one of the Weasleys spotted wearing a bandage over his ear and Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) was seen sporting prosthetic scars on the left side of his face. Exciting too is news that the double for Xenophilius Lovegood was wearing "mustard colored corduroys, a pale shirt with a yellow waist coat over the top that was covered in flowers and shoulder length blondish-white hair." 
Also of interest to fans contained in the report are the following:

Scenes with 'lots of Goblins' are about to be filmed;

A prop of Aragog is being used as model for bigger larger spiders in DH (presumably for Battle of Hogwarts);

A glimpse of the sculpted bust of Rowena Ravenclaw and the diadem perched atop her head. "Stunningly beautiful detail!"

Photos were seen of  Ron turning into Reg Cattermole.  The report says "From the looks of this, they will actually be putting very realistic prosthetic makeup on Rupert.  In the final stage makeup picture of him, you would not recognize him as Rupert.

Photos and sculptures of Dan’s hexed makeup where he’s hexed to hide his identity from the Snatchers.  This looks amazing!  The right side of his face is all lumpy and deformed.  It’s hard to see Dan under this makeup.

Part of the Seven Potters is being filmed on the Privet Drive set at Leavesden. The report also points out that "from what we were told, it sounded as if they will use makeup on the actors to make them look like Dan, at least for some part of the scene".

Grimmauld Place set, currently used as Baker Street for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes film is being repainted for use again in DH.

The Lovegood house set complete with Dirigible plums (bright orange plants) growing outside, is built with a stone base with "the right side of the house pitted with holes where Death Eater spells had hit (squib explosions)" The report also states that  "they were prepping the house again for a much bigger version of that fight, apparently.  They were adding even more squibs for the new fight."
 
Giant hedges (15 feet tall or more) and two large, stone pillars flanking either side of the entrance adorn the exterior of one of the Malfoy Manor sets. There is also word that there are white peacocks in the animal section of the set.

There is an Animatronic Hog's head that is used in front of the pub, with the pub set open for cameras and more from recent filming.

The Room of Requirement filming is also underway, with two doubles recently who "were perched atop one of the stacks of furniture and rigged into a harness." (probably for the Flight/Fiendfyre squence).

Finally of particular interest is word that there is another new attack sequence, minor and not contained in the book by J.K. Rowling, has been added to the film to showcase the ongoing war. The report says "It appeared to be a bunch of burned trailers / mobile homes.  Apparently in this scene, Harry and Hermione show up at this camp site only to find that the Death Eaters have already attacked and destroyed some of the trailers."

Thanks so much to Chris and Maria for sharing their visit with us!

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192 Comments

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awesome thats so exciting!!!!!!

Posted by x3_kingl on August 12, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
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This is all so exciting!!
I can’t wait to see more pics of Bill, and all of those make-up disguises!
I can’t wait!

Posted by RemsyLuck on August 12, 2009, 08:18 AM report to moderator
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Oh, it sounds really cool! I’m so glad they are keeping the wedding.. And now I really want to see a picture of Luna and her dad in yellow.. _

Posted by evannaa on August 12, 2009, 08:18 AM report to moderator
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Im excited about the wedding part as well as Xenophilius!!!!

Posted by fianni88 on August 12, 2009, 08:19 AM report to moderator
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wow! and i cant wait for DH :D

Posted by TasyaWeasley on August 12, 2009, 08:24 AM report to moderator
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OMWG!! Amazing!! Having just rerad DH over the weekend I am so excited for the movies!! They sound amazing!!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on August 12, 2009, 08:28 AM report to moderator
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This is so exciting! I hope the next one year, three months and seven days go quickly! I can’t wait to see these movies!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on August 12, 2009, 08:39 AM report to moderator
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This is SUCH A GREAT REPORT from Chris and Maria! How fabulous they get to watch history in the making, these two very longtime and special fans. Im thrilled for them, and lol for us that we get to read about all this cool stuff-so excited for Deathly Hallows! Cant wait to watch part two at LeakyCon 2011 either lol :D
Thanks again Chris and Maria :)xxxx

Posted by SueTLC on August 12, 2009, 08:40 AM report to moderator
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Okay, I’m way too excited now. There’s no way I can wait over a year!

Posted by ThisGirlIsThePropertyOfTheHalfBloodPrince on August 12, 2009, 08:44 AM report to moderator
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I’m so excited for this movie. I think it’s awesome that Ron is actually playing Reg Cattermole. It sounds like they are closely following the book and including a lot of the minor stuff as well, which is really exciting. The added campsite scene sounds awesome! This is a great report!

Posted by crazyforSeverus on August 12, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
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Wow!!! I am so glad they kept in those scenes!! They sound really exciting even the extra scene with Harry and Hermione sound awesome!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 12, 2009, 08:50 AM report to moderator
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Ha! I just realized that crazyforSeverus and I both wrote that the new scene is awesome at the same time! Because it is!!!! I am just so excited for the movie but in a way I’m not because that would mean it is closer to the end of the movies!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 12, 2009, 08:52 AM report to moderator
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Excellent !

Posted by mrscRed on August 12, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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And the race is on! I love it!!!!!
I just re read ‘Deathly Hallows’…..Looks like things are progressing nicely!
This film [and the last] are going to be epic, and true to the genius of JKR’s work! WOOO HOOO! Thank you, Chris and Maria…and Sue for keeping up and helping us see just how things are progressing…already! AMAZING!

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on August 12, 2009, 08:55 AM report to moderator
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WOW!!! Im super excited to see this movie even more now!

Posted by impoohnfrenz on August 12, 2009, 08:56 AM report to moderator
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