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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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906 Points

I can’t wait for davy jones to be a wizard! he’ll be great!

Posted by Lucilla{ROAR!!} on September 17, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
212 Points

What? Why would he be there? Scrimgeour is hardly in Deathly Hallows, maybe they’ve added some introduction of the character, but I don’t know why he would have been in this scene. Maybe he’s just hanging out at the shooting, not actually in the scenes.

Posted by mini bagel on September 17, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
30 Points

good choice for scrimgeour…

Posted by SargeOpossum on September 17, 2009, 04:12 PM report to moderator
29 Points

hope bill nighy does a scottish accent for the part. i always thought of scrimgeour as scottish

Posted by TheOtherDumbledore89 on September 17, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
29 Points

hope bill nighy does a scottish accent for the part. i always thought of scrimgeour as scottish

Posted by TheOtherDumbledore89 on September 17, 2009, 04:25 PM report to moderator
180 Points

is this the same guy who did the kid’s science show?

Posted by Ganduean-Vampiress on September 17, 2009, 04:43 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

i wonder……?

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 17, 2009, 05:07 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

i guess either they are adding him in that scene (which would be rather stupid) or hes just on the side watching the filming.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 17, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

Odd or not, no one knows until it’s confirmed really.. But anyway, I like Bill Nighy as an actor and was pleased when I heard he’d be Rufus. Just waiting patiently for the next film to come out now….

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 17, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
836 Points

Princess Leia’s got something there… that’d be ironic, asking Harry what Dumbledore wants like five minutes before all of Dumbledore’s followers show up…

Posted by Ama.Dear on September 17, 2009, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Lady of the Lake on September 17, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
654 Points

WHAT!!!!!! Scrimegour at the 7 Potters scene makes no sense at all… but I guess what comes comes
Bill Nighy is a great actor though. Loved him in Stormbreaker.
But still WHAT!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 17, 2009, 07:14 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

that is soo strange.

Posted by The Nerd on September 17, 2009, 08:20 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

Awesome! I wonder what he’s filming?? I wonder if they decided to show the scene where Scrimgeour gets killed and maybe they changed the setting as well?

Posted by cghambright on September 17, 2009, 08:46 PM report to moderator
7475 Points

he could jsut fimilairising himself with the cast or something?? probably not haha but thats an explantion!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on September 17, 2009, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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