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Wired's 13 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Poter Films

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 26, 2011, 02:56 PM

Wired.co.uk has published a slideshow with interesting facts and behind-the-scenes information about the eight Harry Potter films.

Some of the fun facts revolve around the Great Hall (which can fit 22 double-decker buses), the wands manufactured for the actors, creatures built, and creating the gold for the Lestrange vault (210,000 coins!).

Harry Potter's identifying scar has been applied by makeup teams an approximate 5,800 times. While Radcliffe makes up a meaty 2,000 times of that application, the rest have been on the foreheads of stunt doubles and film doubles, who all wear the scar. Although Radcliffe's favourite prop is his glasses, he has been through 160 pairs of them during the shooting of the franchise, many of which do not feature glass as this reflected the cameras too often.
Read even more information about the making of the Harry Potter films at this link.

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31 Comments

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I couldn’t get the pictures to load but the information was interesting.

Posted by Eeyore on July 27, 2011, 03:29 AM report to moderator
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It’s great.

Posted by TrustSSnape on July 27, 2011, 04:06 AM report to moderator
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This is brilliant!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on July 27, 2011, 05:13 AM report to moderator
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5388 Points

Awesome thanks guys

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on July 27, 2011, 05:53 AM report to moderator
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673 Points

I never truly appreciated all the hardwork it took to bring out the magic we so often envisaged while reading. totally awe-inspiring :O

Posted by mencia on July 27, 2011, 07:06 AM report to moderator
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I wanted to have so many wands

Posted by camila_black08 on July 27, 2011, 08:13 AM report to moderator
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444 Points

I love the bit about the Hogwarts train!

Posted by Mad But Happy on July 27, 2011, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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Well of coruse the scar be put on so many time. He wash it off everyday and put makeup back on everyday. That is a lots of wands.

Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on July 27, 2011, 02:03 PM report to moderator
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Fascinating! I absolutely love behind the scenes stuff. As soon as the tickets for the studio tour go on sale I will be all over those bad boys! :D

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on July 27, 2011, 09:52 PM report to moderator
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478 Points

Such talent in a multitude of people! Thanks for doing the most wonderful sets as well as all the other things (animals, wands, glasses, and of course, the scar). This was wonderful to read the interesting facts of the HP world. Thanks for sharing this Leaky!

Posted by beewell on July 27, 2011, 10:37 PM report to moderator
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I’m annoyed that the 11th picture in the slideshow about the sets. I can’t read it all, it won’t scroll down for me

Posted by KiwiMcI on July 28, 2011, 01:50 PM report to moderator
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Uhm, has anyone else noticed that Potter is spelled “Poter” in the headline? ;-)

Posted by DodgeRules on July 28, 2011, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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I don’t think you guys quite understand…HOW MANY TIMES DID THEY PUT A SCAR ON THAT KID??!! Jeese….

Posted by Nat15 on July 29, 2011, 05:22 AM report to moderator
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Sometimes you can tell that there is no glass in Harry’s spectacles. It is distracting.

Posted by Girlraven1 on July 29, 2011, 07:56 AM report to moderator
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So cool!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 31, 2011, 01:02 PM report to moderator
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