Coming Soon! reader ‘Paul’ wrote
Mar 06, 2002
A friend of mine studies at Durham university and sent me a message today saying that lots of tents, portacabins and vans have arrived this morning which can only mean one thing … they’ve started filming Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! The university is set in Durham castle and was used in the Philosopher’s Stone movie for many of the winter scenes.
Also, Dark Horizons has a brief bit about the filming at Alnwick:
Harry Potter 2 has arrived in Alnwick for the use of the Castle as Hogwarts. Equipment seemed to arrive at some point over the weekend, and today some lorries and a security team are positioned at the gates to the Castle. Not sure if they’ve started shooting yet. There seemed to be a couple of statues next to the security hut. One was a guy holding a sword in each hand, points together making a triangle, not sure but it may be the same statue that Harry hits one of the Quidditch balls thru’ in Harry Potter 1
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