Brief Shot of Dumbledore Portrait Shown Tonight During Comic Relief Program


Mar 13, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

UPDATE: (Slight Spoiler) Here it is, the sleeping portrait of Professor Dumbledore in Deathly Hallows.
Also: Rupert Grint with Dan Radcliffe (note his hair is slightly longer, like Harry in the cover art).
Emma Watson greeting the visiting children

UPDATE 2: VIDEO is here in our galleries, thanks Roonwit!

Previously, we told you that children in the UK would be making a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and footage of that visit would air during the BBC Red Nose Day Comic Relief charity program. That footage has now aired, and according to readers, contained a shot Professor Dumbledore’s portrait. We do not know how much additional footage of the DH set was broadcast, and will continue to update with more when we can. Reader Neil owled to say that the children also did meet with Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Thanks Hannah and Amy!

86 Responses to Brief Shot of Dumbledore Portrait Shown Tonight During Comic Relief Program

Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: That's weird. We only see the portrait in the final chapter.Avatar ImageSirius_Craic says: We see in in HBP. Dumbledore is sleeping in it so its only DH that we see him interacting with Harry and Snape etcAvatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: One of the early photos showed a picture of Harry and McGonagall in Dumbledore's office, so the portrait must be included in that scene. (in the book, Harry DID see the portrait, but he said it was sleeping... I think...).Avatar Imageroonwit says: The portrait may be in the HBP film, but they will be filming DH now, where they will need the portrait (from the last chapter and the Prince's Tale, perhaps also the Goblin's revenge if they show the attempted stealing of the sword by Ginny, Neville and Luna.Avatar Imageroonwit says: In the group shot at the end Davina is holding a sign saying Harry Potter (DH symbol) Shoot Day 10, and they seem to be in a place with bare shelves, a table and a fireplace in the background. I guess it could be a room in Grimmauld Place. Earlier they are standing in front of a wall with rather dull striped wallpaper, which might also be Grimmauld Place.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool. I wonder what scene they were filming. Avatar Imageele0206 says: Those lucky childrens!!!!!!Avatar ImageJohnB says: I would surmise that the portrait is just a place marker for the Actor/ess to act too since the picture will be moving in someway or another when we see it in the theater.Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: They also showed an owl who should play Pigwidgeon, the dog who plays Fang and I think it was Dumbledores office at the end when Davina sat in a chair.Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Yes, Dumbledore is definitely asleep.Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: This footage sounds very interesting. Hopefully, the great Leaky them will be able to post it online soon. I really hope they can.Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Davina said that it was Grimmauld Place.Avatar Imagecarmenriots says: I can't wait! Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Wow ! That's great ! Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: I recorded it, but I don't know how to get it from my Sky+ box (a bit like Tivo) on to my laptop!! :(Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: I'm so excited!!!Avatar Image10thweasley says: I'm so excited for Deathly Hallows and all the news about DH set makes me anxious. I mean it's really almost done!! :(Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: yay! I cant wait!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I envy those who were able to visit the set. I hope that the full video is put online as soon as possible.Avatar ImageCeltise says: i just turned it on when it was finishing! dislike davina so wasnt paying that much attention to it just flicking channels! :(Avatar ImageHannah18 says: coool, i'll watch that in a mo as i recorded it on freeview! Avatar ImageFonty says: Hmm. Isn´t that a major spoiler with the portrait? Shoulnd´t they, maybe, let us see the sixth film, before they start teasing us with the seventh? Aynways, ComicRelief is great ...Avatar ImageethanHP says: You ca downloaded the video on It was really cool to see Dumbledore's portrait. Those kids are really lucky! Well, they really deserved the visit for their great charity work. Nice to see Harry will look in this movie exactly like the book says. I noticed even the clothes he's wearing in the pics we've seen are much more Dudley-like than in previous films!Avatar ImageSarabi says: Ha! Pretty cool :)Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It's great to see Dumbledore's portrait. I dont know why but, to me that doesnt look like Gambon ... I know it must be, he just looks diferent. Avatar ImageHannah18 says: emma didn't really say anything in that clip :(Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: OMG!!!! Dans hair is perfect!!!!!!!!!! They finally got it right. The only other movie that did it right was prisoner of azkaban. Some people might say no big deal but his hair is one of his most important features. Needs to look right. His hair in movie 5 was a disaster. way too short. Nice to see it back to proper lengthAvatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: I wish it was my school *sob* They were so lucky! They got to see Grimmauld place! Dumbledore's picture was so cute!! He was asleep! I was crying with excitement when they showed it!Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Hope it's on YouTube soon!!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Oh no, Sue said the H-word. You know, I'm going to miss the endless conversations about Dan's hair when the films are all done...okay maybe not. Congrats to those kids who got to visit the set. That's a very cool thing they did.Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: squee! exciting!Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Oooh, that's... strange.Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: awesome job onthe portrait , just as i pictured it Avatar Imageravenclawguy1972 says: awesome job onthe portrait , just as i pictured it Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: I just watched this video about 5 minutes ago and it was really neat to see Dumbledores portrait. It looks so amazing and they are so lucky that they got to go into Dumbledores office and meet Harry, Hermione and Ron. I am so glad they are having Dumbledores portrait in the DH movies. I hope they include where it's talking to Harry, Hermione and Ron after the Hogwarts battle and Voldemort dies.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Thanks for sending in that video Roowit. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That video was so great! I got a little sad seeing Dumbledore's portrait. But, how cute is Pigwidgeon! :)..........And the kids amazed me, they didn't even seem starstruck! Avatar Imagemissskye says: This is really cool!Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: OMG!! We just got up to £54 1/2 million!!! I'm gob-smacked!!!Avatar ImageLavendergirl says: I like the portrait! It looks very nice. And those children are so lucky! I wish I was one of them.Avatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: When they put up the sign they were in Grimauld Place but when she's sitting down at the very end it's Dumbledores office or actually Snape's office now.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Wow, Neil, that is so cool!Avatar Imagecdewson says: ROFL this isn't a scene from any movies its the read through of the Deathly Hallows script. Gambon just happened to be asleepAvatar ImageAngelasCrochetingCorner says: Wow! Avatar ImageAttolia says: Hmmm, it doesn't look portrait-y enough for me. I wish it looked more like a painting.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: Wow! They're filming Grimauld Place Scenes! Some of my favorite moments take place there. I can't really tell they were in costume or not. They could have just been in regular clothes because they were doing press.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Rupert is so hot 8DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Oh btw, Dan's hair looks okay. I wish it was PoA-ish though! :( And I can't believe they were shooting in Grimmauld Place! Ahhsdfakdf! So cool :DAvatar ImageAga Veneficus says: Oh, that's exciting!Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: The picture of Dumbledore makes me a little sad. I just like to pretend he is actually alive.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: that video was very cool! I like his hair so far as I've seen. It's been far too short last few movies.Avatar Imageluciusgl says: What a great cause and a wonderful experience for those kids. I got a tear in my eye when I saw Dumbledore's portrait. Not quite ready to lose him. Avatar ImageSynne-M says: I love that they changed Dan's hair for this film, a bit more rough you know, it fits better to the story.Avatar ImageSTARZOE says: cool!! lucky kids!! i want to go!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I sow this on TV last night. it was the best.Avatar Imagelgghanem says: Haha I noticed that Dan's hair greatly resembled Harry's on the front cover of DH when those pics of him in that forest were released, and now i see that Sue noticed it too, which confirms that I'm not imagining things! For some reason it makes me glad because I'm getting the feeling that they're trying to be as faithful as possible (cutting the movie in two, bringing in Dung and Bill, and Toby Jones as Dobby, etc...)Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Urgh...I wish I could have gone. Lol. I also wish they'd shown more HP stuff.Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: I saw it last night. It was a good little snippet - the Trio were very welcoming to the little kids and I have to admit to squealing when the portrait came onAvatar ImageErinM says: I love all the new nuggets of info!Avatar Imagehericus says: I watched some of comic releif last night, it was really good I would recomend watching it if you can. I love Pigwidgeon (my fave part of that video clip) it made me laugh i duno why, ALSO so far Comic Releif: red nose day '09 has raised over £57 Million! - I donated £20 and dont regret it atal... if you can donate please do =] Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: great. . ;DAvatar Imageginnywp says: cool!! lucky them!!Avatar ImageDrome says: Ooooh.... : oAvatar ImageEdna_Turnblad says: OMFG! I love Dumbledore in his portrait!Avatar Imageroonwit says: It is slightly strange that they got to see Pigwidgeon since he has a very small part in DH, and possibly only mentioned once in the book during Harry's stay at the Burrow. I suppose he could be used as part of the scene setting there, but I can't see him getting a lot of screen time.Avatar ImageShalanarah says: My god! The way Dan looks is perfect Harry to me! Squeeeeee! Finally they got it right!Avatar ImageDances with Dobby says: It's not much but it's awsome! I love Dan, Emma and Rupert more and more!Avatar Imagehufflepuffpride says: omg...panic attack!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I love that they did that for those kids. It was so cool to see the shot of Dumbledore's portrait.Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: Am i jealous?!? Yes i am!! :D xAvatar ImageMatea says: love Dumbledores portrait!it looks amazing and just right. Dans hair is weird,sort of slickheaded.Avatar Imagejuliadiggory92 says: Whoa, I didn't even recognize Dan for a minute! I wish Dumbledore looked a bit more peaceful.Avatar Imagetinagin says: That was squee worthy!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Cool! I love any footage from the set of Harry Potter.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Not bad, I like it!Avatar ImageFelipe_Q says: =D Awesome!Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: Omg what an awesome treat for those students! The whole time I was imagining myself visiting and I dont think I would be able to keep in the squees! And the portrait is awesome BTW:)Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: This is awesome!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: I saw it on Friday and was SQUEALING at the t.v. My parents and Grandad thought I was sooooooo werid! Lol, I am so jealous of them kids =D xxAvatar ImageLucia Meadows says: Oh, Dan! You should never attempt an oath of silence; you're too fun.Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: Now i can't wait for the DH part 1!!!!!Avatar ImageMcTricks says: I love Dumbledore's portrait! Avatar Imagemarigan says: I LOVE Sue!Avatar Imagemewthree says: glad to see dumbledore in the next filmAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: Dumbledore's portrait made me sad. :-(Avatar ImageAvangelis says: oh goodie. yay. harry's hair actually looks normal

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