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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.
: 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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39 Points

amazing!can’t wait for DH!2 years………!
i want to see more scenes with harry and ginny!

this new scene will be awesome like the burrow attack!

Posted by linda123 on August 12, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
594 Points

Ok, so HOW does one get to visit the set? :-D I want to go there too before it’s taken down! I’m reading the report right now and MAN, what wouldn’t I give to be able to go there, just once… It would be the very best day of my entire life if I could just visit the set, before they tear it down completely.

Posted by MischiefManaged on August 12, 2009, 09:39 AM report to moderator
1397 Points

I am glad they are sticking a lot that I feared they would get rid of is coming back. I do believe I shrieked with delight when I heard Bill,Fleur and the wedding are going to be around. Yay DH!!! I am officially jealous and thankful of Chris and Maria,lucky beasts.

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on August 12, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
674 Points


Posted by joelface on August 12, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
1698 Points

merlin’s beard! this is so kool! i’m glad to see that they are leaving so much stuff in the movie but i can’t really see harry and hermione going to a trailer park.

Posted by HollyHogwarts *Roar* on August 12, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
5180 Points

id love to go there!!

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on August 12, 2009, 09:52 AM report to moderator
680 Points

Aww Chris and Maria I’m so glad that you guys got to experience this!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!!

Posted by KimmyBlair on August 12, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
180 Points

this should be really good but what does JKR say about it?

Posted by Ganduean-Vampiress on August 12, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
5610 Points

oh ugh! what i wouldn’t give to see that set before its torn down forever. what i wouldn’t give. wow. i never thought of the set being torn down before and now its hit me.this really is it. after this its over.all will be well. until my world crumbles around me, and i get clinically fepressed that is.jk. my world will crumble and i will sob dut i won’t be clinically depressed.ugh ugh ugh.

“all was well”

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on August 12, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

Wow … thank you Maria and Chris. The report is just so exciting. It’s so cool that you guys actually walked through Hogsmeade. Actually, everything is just way cool lol. It’s incredible that you saw so much, so many different places, props and people. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 12, 2009, 10:03 AM report to moderator
6196 Points

Incredible! I’m even more excited now, if that was even possible. xD

Posted by Professor Cassandra *~WBM~* on August 12, 2009, 10:09 AM report to moderator
774 Points

wow, souds amazing. i wish we could see pics, though.

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on August 12, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
280 Points

This is fantastic reading, I won’t debt that, but Chris and Maria had to sign a confidentiality statement, surely – why are they discussing it before the film is released?

Posted by EmmaCMF on August 12, 2009, 10:18 AM report to moderator
273 Points

This is GREAT! I’m so excited about how much they seem to be leaving in!

Posted by HPhorsegirl on August 12, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
2017 Points

Yes! I can’t wait! I’m so glad they are putting in all those little descriptions from the book, like the white peacocks at Malfoy Manor! This is going to be so TOTALLY awesome!!! :D

Posted by Looie [ROAR!] on August 12, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
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