Prisoner of Azkaban Glencoe Roundup

May 13, 2003

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


Articles have appeared in the Aberdeen Press & Journal, The Herald and the Daily Star talking about the frenzy hitting Glencoe this week.

Here’s the highlights:

From the Press & Journal:

The cast and crew of around 400 people makes Harry Potter the largest film production in Scotland since Braveheart.

An estimated £1million has been spent on the Glencoe sets which include a gatehouse and parts of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Sundial Garden and Hagrid’s Hut.

Sundial Garden? Any ideas as to what they’re talking about?

From the Daily Star:
Harry Potter himself, pals Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and their archenemy, Draco Mal Foye (sic), are due to be on location along with Hagrid. The finishing touches have been put to Hagrid’s Hut with, on the hillside above it, a mock-up of Hogwarts School of Wizardry.

Towering above the hexagonal hut is a huge turreted gatehouse, and a massive staircase. Harry’s Hypogriff (sic), the halfbird, half-horse which he rides on, is there. It is thought to be the most expensive piece of electronic gadgetry ever used in a film.

From the Herald:
The film set, in Clachaig Gully, is suitably spooky.

At Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, Warner Brothers have created a huge photographic backdrop, which will be used as a focal point for continuity of Glencoe’s mountain panorama. The composite picture is 400ft in length and 80ft high. Tomorrow it will be “take one” in Glencoe.

About 40 second-year schoolchildren from Fort William and Kinlochleven were kitted out over the weekend in the uniforms of Hogwarts School of Wizardry, ready to play their parts as Harry Potter’s disciples.

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