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Deathly Hallows Filming Update: 100 Extras Used for Hogwarts Express Scene

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Posted by: sue
September 24, 2009, 06:01 AM

An update today regarding filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First, there is more on the filming in Scotland for a scene involving the Hogwarts Express. The Press and Journal reports:

"The Harry Potter crew were making a return to the Highlands and the west Highland railway line was once again the location for filming this week, with about 100 pupils from Lochaber High School at Fort William taking part in the filming as extras.The picturesque route was chosen for some scenes in two previous J.K. Rowling epics and now the film-makers are back to shoot the seventh and last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

On this occasion, views of Glenfinnan Viaduct, which has featured in the previous Harry Potter blockbusters, were not required. Instead, the young teenagers were bussed to Tulloch Station, east of Roy Bridge. The camera action focused on Hogwart’s Express as the blood-red train steamed between Tulloch and Rannoch stations with its excited young passengers."

Interestingly a second piece on the filming noted "The scenic route was chosen for some of the shooting of scenes for not one, but two epics, out of JK Rowling's seventh and last best seller, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows." We do not know if this for an additional scene or simply the epilogue scene or what this may be used for.  As noted previously with the photos from the other day, no cast was present, or what scene this may be, stay tuned!

Also, we had heard previously from actors Jason Isaacs and Dan Radcliffe that filming would continue well into the next year, with Jason recently noting he would not be finished filming until April. The Independent has a brief mention of actor David Thewlis, who plays Lupin, where it notes that "Thewlis is filming the final instalments of Harry Potter until March." Please note while likely to be true, this is not a direct quote from David Thewlis, just a mention in an article with his partner Anna Friel, and has not been confirmed.

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594 Points

@Prosophules, that’s what I was thinking too.

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 24, 2009, 07:24 AM report to moderator
586 Points

It would be awesome to be one of those students!!!!! Wonder what the scene was?

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on September 24, 2009, 07:32 AM report to moderator
3153 Points


Posted by Leeann on September 24, 2009, 07:39 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

Those are some lucky students. I wish I could have been an extra in any of the films even if the take didn’t make it to the final cut of the film. These students are getting a treat of a lifetime.
I hate that the films are almost complete cause it marks the end of the series but I’m exstatic to see & eventually own the last of the films.

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on September 24, 2009, 07:42 AM report to moderator
330 Points

its sad to harry potter come to an end

Posted by Ballycastle Bats fan on September 24, 2009, 07:46 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

This is really sad :( But we still have the theme park to remind us that HP lives! Still, I don’t think it’s the same as the books or movies…

Posted by Christine on September 24, 2009, 07:58 AM report to moderator

The options for scenes are really 1. the epilogue (though that doesn’t really fit as the trio (as adults) need to be there) 2. part of The Prince’s Tale, 3. for the news article about the changes to Hogwarts and the trio’s thoughts about not being on the train or 4. The kidnap of Luna

Posted by roonwit on September 24, 2009, 08:04 AM report to moderator
370 Points


Posted by **Holly** on September 24, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
272 Points

They used to use kids from lochaber high school and glencoe schools for the first 3 films, because they did a lot of filming in that area of Scotland. Its a frequent holiday spot for my family and i and we were lucky enought to see POA being filmed. I think its great that they are using the kids from the local area again for the last one. I’m going to miss the views of the Glenfinnen Viaduct :( i can’t believe its all coming to an end so soon…i want them to slow down…something i never thought i’d here myself say haha.

Posted by TheGriff [ROAR!] on September 24, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
478 Points

I agree that it is sad for the end but exciting also to see what they have in store for us in the movies. The HP series will always be alive as long as the fans keep it that way.

Posted by beewell on September 24, 2009, 09:09 AM report to moderator
123 Points

I agree its ending way to fast. Remember in the OOTP dvd we got a featurette about the HBP. I bet we’ll get something something about DH on the HBP dvd.

Posted by superman82 on September 24, 2009, 09:18 AM report to moderator
310 Points

Yep, by the looks of it, they’re definitely filming the epilogue. But still… can’t help but cry… I mean… after Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011, what’ll happen?? It’s going to be really weird and sad not anticipating another Potter film in the coming years… yeah sure, HP will never be forgotten, but STILL. I don’t even want to think of how much I’m going to cry as soon as the credits start rolling…

Posted by accioangela on September 24, 2009, 09:22 AM report to moderator
504 Points

Imagine how amazing it would be to say you were an extra in a HP film!!!
All this news of filming finishing for certain actors is coming Waaaay to soon, its kind of the begining of the end :(

Posted by pinkmoosely on September 24, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
1293 Points photo from Millennium Bridge and HP ballons… It’s so cool…

Posted by Petra on September 24, 2009, 09:47 AM report to moderator
384 Points

How sad!!! I can’t believe it’s all ending soon!

Posted by nevertickleasleepingdragon on September 24, 2009, 10:03 AM report to moderator
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