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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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3271 Points

I can’t believe it’s all started to end…. but in my mind, the world will live on! :) It’s cool to hear about Jason still filming though.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 24, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
507 Points

i want to go to that school :P

Posted by IloveDobby on September 24, 2009, 05:14 PM report to moderator
507 Points

i think its funny that the actors say when all the films are done they wont know what to do that it will be weird with out harry pottter. But i think it will be weird for us fans as well not haveing a movie to look forward to or anything.

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 24, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
125 Points

I wish i was from the UK
Lucky kids.

Posted by Rodinius Black on September 24, 2009, 06:17 PM report to moderator
1533 Points

ive always wanted to be an extra in hp ♥

Posted by Mosu on September 24, 2009, 06:48 PM report to moderator
1921 Points

I really hate it when they seem to be adding new scenes because I’m sure that means they’re cutting out something else from the book.

Posted by izziewitch on September 24, 2009, 06:53 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

sobbb i wish i lived in the EUROPE!

Posted by The Nerd on September 24, 2009, 07:24 PM report to moderator
1579 Points

that would have been soooo cool to be an extra

i dont want harry to end : (
the ending of the books was sad enough

Posted by Beckster235 on September 24, 2009, 07:25 PM report to moderator
2963 Points

looks like i will not be able to get in the film. i heard that they only hire brits at harry potter world. just maybe?

Posted by prof mewthree "squee" on September 24, 2009, 07:27 PM report to moderator
3940 Points

wish i were in the UK, what an honor it would be to be even an extra in a HP movie, but the sad part is that it’s drawing to an end…..and i’m not handling that situation very well…..i still feel this was a 10 book series, at least 10 !!!!!!!!!

Posted by just another weasley ROAR,OoM2GS on September 24, 2009, 08:52 PM report to moderator
385 Points

I wish I could have been there, it sounds like loads of fun.

Posted by ProfKnight on September 24, 2009, 10:42 PM report to moderator
8317 Points

Great!!! Yeah,even if the final part of the DH comes out, HARRY POTTER WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!!
I wish I could have been one of the extras in the film….sighs….

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on September 25, 2009, 01:06 AM report to moderator
2570 Points

Man thats awesome, i wish i could be an extra… Awesome for the people who are though

Posted by madman1277 on September 25, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

omg that would have beeeeeen soooooooo awesum :) i wish i go to that school =D i would be practically peeing myself with excitement =D :)

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 25, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
714 Points

I’d love to be one of the extras… lucky students (:

Posted by (ROAR) on September 25, 2009, 06:51 PM report to moderator
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