Filming for Half-Blood Prince Set for Gloucester Cathedral

Jan 24, 2008

Posted by: SueTLC


Location filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is set to take place again at Gloucester Cathedral in the UK. This is Gloucester is reporting today that crews from the sixth Harry Potter film are preparing for the filming which is due to take place shortly at the noted Cathedral which has served as a backdrop in previous Harry Potter films, such as Chamber of Secrets. The paper reports that Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) are among those due to be taking part in the filming among others. While the paper does not specify when the stars are to arrive, it is possible that filming will take place within the next few days.

Readers will recalllast October we told you students from King’s School had auditioned to be extras as students of Hogwarts for Half-Blood Prince. Today, the newspaper report cites a rep from the local school in Gloucester, England who says 174 pupils will be taking part and notes “It’s so exciting for the children to be involved.Drama is a big thing at Kings, we do a stage school on Saturdays and we’ve got lots of budding actors and actresses who are benefiting from it.” Anyone who can attend the filming, please send in your reports and photos and we will post them.

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