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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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50 Points

Wow!! This movie sounds AMAZING.
Like, everything’s down to a tee thus far. SO cool!

Posted by sushita on August 12, 2009, 10:26 AM report to moderator
29 Points

Anyone else reckon that Blaize Zabini is replacing Crabbe in the room of requirement scene? Seeing as Jamie Wylett isn’t returning?

Posted by donkeycharz on August 12, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

wow! that is so awesome!!!! its amazing the detail they are taking from the books and putting in the movie! im so glad that they are taking their time and adding these little things in…i have a feeling that these last two movies will be the best!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on August 12, 2009, 10:36 AM report to moderator
3554 Points

Ooh, this is really exciting to read about! :D I’m so pleased with how much they’re including in the film, as well as the detail they’re putting into it!

Posted by Mera004 on August 12, 2009, 10:37 AM report to moderator
1129 Points

WoW! I can’t wait will they come out!

Posted by clashcityrocker13 on August 12, 2009, 10:38 AM report to moderator
287 Points

ummmm. wow. this makes me even more superexcited, if it’s at all possible. thanks for that!!!

Posted by lillyloo on August 12, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
63 Points
This stuff is SO ACCURATE. I have a lot of hope for this movie… As long as they have the wedding, I don’t care that they added burning trailers.


Posted by Michelle on August 12, 2009, 10:43 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

This is so exciting! Thank you, Chris and Maria!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on August 12, 2009, 10:57 AM report to moderator
925 Points

I doubt that Rupert will be playing Reg Cattermole because the character has already been given to actor Steffan Rhodri.

I wouldn’t mind betting that some of these HP sets will have a further life in exhibitions. Why destroy them when they can make more dollars?

Posted by Graymayne on August 12, 2009, 11:06 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

wow i cant wait!

Posted by The Nerd on August 12, 2009, 11:12 AM report to moderator
519 Points

Cool news!!!! I was hoping the battle scene would be major, one where someone helps or hurts, maybe both, Harry, Ron and Hermionie. Ah well. More fight scenes the better I suppose. I hope they make it clear that in whatever scene the Aragog model is used in that the spider is most definitly not Aragog, but in fact another one or two, so that people do not think that Aragog never died, or has come back from the dead.

Posted by Robbie Rowe on August 12, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
2404 Points

Thanks for the tidbits.

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on August 12, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator

did you guys read the entire article, I mean from chris and maria? cant we do something to save the set? Have it moved or something and set up as an attraction? I dont know about you guys but I’m a fan who would love to visit the actual set and since they’re not handing those out everyday, I’d like the set preserved. I dont mind it its moved from leavesden just dont distroy it, just move it somewhere and set it up as an attraction..I hope i’m not the only one who feels this strongly about this, who can we go to

Posted by mugglenan on August 12, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator

oh side note. what do you guys think the burned trailers/motor homes are for? I think it has to do with hermoine, maybe she wanted to see how her parents were getting on, you know make sure they were ok only to find that the death eaters had found where they were and attacked? what do you think and please lets save the HP set!!

Posted by mugglenan on August 12, 2009, 11:33 AM report to moderator
730 Points

I’m so excited to read about all of this!! A big thanks to Chris and Maria!!

It’s interesting that they’re using make up on actors for the Polyjuice Potion. Can you imagine being Dan and having six people walking around the set that look almost exactly like you??

And I’m crossing my fingers that this extra scene will turn out okay. I honestly had high hopes for the attack on the Burrow in HBP, but it just failed miserably.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on August 12, 2009, 11:33 AM report to moderator
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