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Report: Location Filming for Deathly Hallows in Liverpool has Scrimgeour at the Scene

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Posted by: sue
September 17, 2009, 08:51 AM

There is a curious report today regarding location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. According to the Liverpool Echo, actor Bill Nighy has apparently been on the set for filming at the Birkenhead tunnel area of Liverpool, England.  The paper says "The actor has been busying himself around Liverpool’s famous sites and eateries during breaks from filming the latest Harry Potter movie. He plays Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – the final film in the series – which has been shooting after dark in the Birkenhead tunnel. Insider spotted Bill at Gusto at the Albert Dock, and at the Italian Club on Bold Street where he was chatting to owner Rosaria about his upcoming big screen wizardry."

These scenes at the tunnel are widely believed to be for the Seven Potters sequence in Deathly Hallows. We are working to verify this report and will update with more when we can.

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370 Points

hmmm…why would Scrimgeour be in the 7 Potter sequence?

Posted by **Holly** on September 17, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
1252 Points

Does anyone think that they might put the scene from the 6th book into the 7th movie? (Where Harry tells him he’s Dumbledore’s man.) That could be an explanation— if he came to the Dursley’s to ask.

Posted by Princess Leia on September 17, 2009, 09:09 AM report to moderator
3153 Points

That’s odd if he’s there for the seven Potters scenes.

Posted by Leeann on September 17, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator
478 Points

Who knows what they have in store for the fans. Just as long as it is canon I don’t care. Him being seen there while filming the seven potters could just be a fluke..maybe he just wanted to watch it.

Posted by beewell on September 17, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator

If you’ve seen the HBP movie, then you know that the producers have essentially thrown the books over their shoulders and are now proceeding with a story line of their own design. Plot-wise, anything is possible for the last two movies.

Posted by CassandraM on September 17, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

Wasn’t Scrimgeour the one who reads Dumbledore’s will – Maybe he is at the Dursley’s when the 7 Potter scene starts

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on September 17, 2009, 09:59 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Bill will make an excellent Scrimgeour…

Posted by Won_Two on September 17, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

I agree with CassandraM. They just take the plot, change it into something presentable and say it’s a movie. Not complaining though…

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on September 17, 2009, 10:32 AM report to moderator
545 Points

I can’t wait to see him as Scrimgeour!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on September 17, 2009, 10:46 AM report to moderator
738 Points

Always looking for a silver lining… I like Princess Leia’s guess that they’ve combined Dumbledore’s will reading into the 7 Potters part of DH, in that at least it gives us a chance of hearing “Dumbledore’s man, through and through” from Harry’s lips. Only a little over a year ’til we get Part I :-) !

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on September 17, 2009, 10:53 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

It may not mean he was there for those scenes, perhaps he was in Liverpool at the time and just talking about things to come, and someone has made more out of it than neccessary. That can happen, there are often rumours about things.

The other thing that strikes me is that the chase with the motorbike would in fact be done with the stuntmen, not the actors, and the tunnel in Liverpool was used because they could film inside it while it was closed which they could not do at Dartford as they need both tunnels open

The bit with the Dursley’s would have been filmed at Leavesden because the Privet Drive Set is there, so that is also where they would have filmed the Seven Potters scene.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on September 17, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

Hmm I don’t know if I like him playing Rufus. He looks totally different from how I imagined him and I can’t get a picture of him done up to look more like him without making him look stupid. They’ll probably have him appearing less exciting than the books had described him

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 17, 2009, 11:36 AM report to moderator
243 Points

It doesn’t make much sense that he would be at the Dursley’s during the Seven Potters scene, even if it were to present the will. After all we know how ignorant the Ministry is and I’m sure Scrimgeour would become suspicious as to why so many of Harry’s friends including members of the Order were there and would most likely not approve of their method of transporting Harry…

Posted by PaintTheSky on September 17, 2009, 11:57 AM report to moderator
2417 Points


Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on September 17, 2009, 12:04 PM report to moderator
3031 Points

cool!! it all seems so far away..

Posted by Horcruxalej on September 17, 2009, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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