Apparate! TLC Location Report, Photos from Day Two of London Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Apr 22, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As we noted below, day two of location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took place last night again in London, England. TLC staffer James attended the event (detailed report below!), and reported security was heavy for the second night of filming, but pointed out the highlight of the night was filming of the Trio Apparating at Piccadilly Circus area of London. Check out this adorable photo of the Trio holding hands for this scene. Update: As noted by James in the report below, the Trio almost get hit by a bus for the scene; you can see how they react to the “close call” here in this photo. Emma Watson then later enjoys a warming cup of coffee with producer David Heyman here. You can also see many more new Day 2 photos here in our galleries and at The Bad and Ugly.com. Our vast collection of filming from Day One in London can be seen here.

Thanks go to our Order Partner RupertGrint.net who were able to obtain location filming photos as well, notably director David Yates at work on location, as well as some videos of filming over the past two days, such as this, via their YouTube channel. Thanks so much Claire, Steph and RupertGrint.net and all who emailed!

UPDATE: TLC staffer James has just sent us his eyewitness accounts of filming in London that went on until the very early hours of this morning. Thanks ever so much to James for the following:

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>For the second day of location
shooting, the principal trio were once again all on set ’ even if
only briefly, along with a cast of hundreds of extras (and what felt
like even more security)

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>They recorded several shots,
firstly of the Trio, and their doubles, walking along the top of Shaftesbury
Avenue off of Piccadilly Circus, just along from where they were last
night, with the extras making up the general background of what London’s
busiest thoroughfare is.

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>Fans craned around the heads
of the security as they saw what appeared to be the trio walking through
the crowd ’ only for a collective but silent sigh as they get closer
and everyone realises its only the doubles. Five minutes later though, with
the scene reset, and this time it’s the real deal, with Emma leading
the trio through the street, looking (as one may expect for someone
who has just heard that the Ministry has fallen) rather shaken. If this
few seconds was anything to go by, this could be a good film for Emma
to shine.

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>After a few more takes of this
sequence the crew moves onto the very corner of Piccadilly Circus, where
the road is temporarily blocked, and the trio take to the center of
the road, as a London double-decker bus drives straight at them, stopping
in the nick of time. One can only assume that this is the actual Apparition
sequence, and that instead of the Tottenham Court Road setting of the
book the movie makers have made this into a much bigger sequence, setting
it in the instantly recognisable Piccadilly Circus (which makes more
sense anyway given that it’s the first place Hermione is supposed
to think of and TCR always seemed a strange choice)

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>At this point the principals
get into a black cab and drive away, but the doubles stay to pick up
shots for other angles of the bus sequence ’ one picture of which
you can see in TLC’s galleries, with the trio facing the bus itself.

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>Because of the IMMENSE levels
of security surrounding the second day of shooting many fans stood behind
the barriers couldn’t see much of what was going on, and so it can
only be expected that the photographic evidence of the shoot last night
will not be spectacular from anyone not using a giant zoom lens standing
above the barricade (of which several paparazzi chose to do anyway)

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>While we expected to see the
actual café attack sequence filmed here tonight a crew member informed
me that they were unable to get a license from the City Of Westminster
for even controlled explosions ’ so are we to assume the “London
café” will actually be a set at Leavesden, and all we will see of
real London will be the sequences of them wondering through the streets
towards and away from the café?

size=”3″ face=”Times New Roman”>So all in all, the second night
of shooting seemed to pick up where the first left off ’ lots of walking
up and down Shaftesbury avenue, just this time with the additional shots
of the apparition sequence for fans to really sink their teeth into
(either complaining that “That’s not what happens in the book!?!?”
as I heard someone say, or “No¦but it does sort of make more sense
this way” as another said.) whatever your outlook, as has been mentioned
above, the real star tonight was Emma Watson, who, despite only acting
for all of 5seconds the whole night did honestly make you believe in
those Five seconds that she was scared.





133 Responses to Apparate! TLC Location Report, Photos from Day Two of London Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imagehp29 says: I love the one of the trio! :) They are all awesome!! Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: Is that a film shot - if so is that Hermione's tiny bag we can see?!!Avatar Imagemoglet says: yes that's a lovely photo of the trio, but I also love the one where Emma has her eyes shut and Rupert is yawning, it must be hard work staying awake sometimes on a night shoot!Avatar ImageJS297206 says: The one of the trio is super cute!Avatar ImageDatsm1015 says: Why does Emma look angry in the second one?Avatar Imagekalb says: I thought Emma looked angry in several of the pictures. Avatar Imagekamidee says: Yay Emma! She is too awesome, she really looks great, her acting just keeps getting better and makes me squee just thinking about the final movies XDAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: They are all look awesome in the pictures!Avatar Imageqwientje says: Emma, looks rather tired, doesn't she? I can imagine though!Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: ooh yay!!!Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Who else thinks Dan needs a haircut?Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Great to see Hermione's little beaded bag! Can't wait for DH!!!!! Or HBP for that matter.....Avatar Imageccking says: great ! i'm excited for this movie , but i hope it doesn't follow suit of the ones before it...all the added humor, i want this one to be dark and stuck to the book =pAvatar Imagejoelface says: So excitement! These films are going to be the definition of awesome!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: i love the one of them holding hands! :)Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Awesome pic of the trio :)Avatar ImageDrome says: Loved the picture of trio. =)Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: Hurray! I love her bag. :-)Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: the picture of them holding hands is brilliant!! love the trio!! however dan's suit is waaaaay to big for him. Is this a clue that they will be keeping in the Polyjuice Potion Ron's Cousin thing? I hope so!Avatar Imageele0206 says: thanks very much james. i wish I could be there too.Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: I love Emma's dress! Where can I get one? xDAvatar ImageKimmyBlair says: Thank you James SO MUCH for this report and going to visit!Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: well it would be funny scene if they just apparant in the muggle world just ahead of double deaker busAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Yay! Those are really awesome pictures... I wonder though why they need a double?Avatar ImageEdmundstaustell says: Poor Emma looks sooo tired and sooooo fed up. I can just imagine. The kids are up around 5:00 am, and reporting to the set at 6:30 am on a typical day. If they started THIS day at that hour, they are working at the end of a 15 hour day. Emma is clearly very cold also. Making movies is not all it's cracked up to be. It's darned hard work, and can be largely a matter of hanging around for hours with nothing to do, and then doing a five second shot. And these 3 kids have never known anything else. They've been doing it for so long now. I think they have earned every penny of the money they make.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: I love the one of the trio holding hands! :)Avatar ImageKianaCP says: So exciting! Thanks for the report! I'm not surprise by Emma acting the part well, she's always been the best out of the trio IMO. She's got a very expressive face and I am just so happy for her. She's fantastic!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: super fun! it's such a slow process this movie magic...intriguing Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Funny that they have Emma with a little black bag. I always pictured it as a small white beaded bag. Don't the guys look great in their suits? So nice to have a personal input about the filming. Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Its the bag! not really how i imagined it!! Emma look either tired or mad in most of these!!! i cant wait!Avatar Imagedragonsmaidan says: I can't wait to see this movie! These kinds of updates make me more and more excited for these movies!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: awesome! i love trio photos!Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: They are great pictures! I love Emma's dress =)Avatar ImageMatea says: Apparate!yay. lovlely words for Emma,James! I want more.more!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Thanks for sharing these dozens of new photos! I must commend and thank all of those who have gone out of their way to capture and gather all of this media, and thank you Leaky for aggregating it all for us!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: My favorite character has always been Hermione and I looking forward to this movie because of all the great moments that she is going to have. She really takes control in this book and I hope they show that off in the movies.Avatar Imagemoglet says: They would almost certainly not have worked during the day, but of course you can't just get your bodyclock tuned to working at night for just a couple of days, they had worked the night before and may have found it difficult trying to sleep during the day! They will presumably now have a complete day off before returning to normal daytime filming tomorrow. I thought Emma looked like she was feeling cold as well as tired, poor girl.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I'm kind of surprised that it takes 3 days of filming to shoot them walking up and down the street. It just goes to show how much prep and set up goes into every single shot. Too bad that they couldn't film the actual cafe battle in London though.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: D'aww they look like they're holding hands to cross the street. ^_^ However, the combination of the camera angle, Emma in heels, the "dress robes", and that really bad hairstyle, Dan looks VERY short...Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Tottenam Court Road is a wonderful place to apparate, James. When I read that, I imagined JKR enjoying "We Will Rock You" in the Theatre there. She, like me, is QUEEN Generation and whenever I think of London, it s TCR first...Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: The one with the trio looks great! can't wait.. theres a video on my msn today thing.. its them just walking but its really good! and you can see the bag! :L lol but my sister has just said "so it's like 2 year in july until 2nd part comes out!" ... :( ohhh well...Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: Dan is...short! But what a handsome, handsome trio. How great to get a sneak peek.Avatar ImageFastbak says: Somebody asked: "Yay! Those are really awesome pictures… I wonder though why they need a double?" They're called stand-ins and every movie shoot uses them. They stand in for the real actors while the crew sets up the lighting for the scene.Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: OMG... I <3 the 1 of them holding hands...! Avatar Imageavrenim says: the first picture is so cute! and the second one is hilarious. they look so scared!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I loved the photo of them holding hands. They are so cute!Avatar Imageenchantedphoenix says: I love you Leaky Cauldron, but can you please not put pictures from the DH filming on the front page? I hate spoilers, even just seeing what they are wearing. I don't want to see anything of the films until the official trailers come out. The pictures are great for those who want to see them, but couldn't you put the headline next to an icon or something for those who don't want to see anything and have the pictures in the story where you need to click to see them? Am I the only one who cares? :)Avatar ImageNorian says: Emma looks so happy in all of those pics. lolAvatar ImageDespina says: Dan looks younger! It must be the hair...Avatar ImageAvangelis says: yay yay i want more footageAvatar ImageStarlysh says: *fangirls James*Avatar Imagedecarus says: Dan's harry is really bad. I guess i will get used to it. Great new shots though. Avatar ImageRGsCinderella says: I find Rupert yawning adorable and hilarious for some reason, lol... I find him adorable period :D Also this hairdo is great on him, it makes his face structure more defined and hondsome than usual :) Emma looks mighty pissed for some reason, she looks like she wanna hit someone, lol....Avatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: DesQue, I think the humor might have been neceisarry *pardon my spelling* because al least they are not too troubled and worried and can keep their heads and not panic over what is going on. It is nice to joke every once in a while, but maybe a little less humor in this movie. But it would be nice to see a few humor moments. :)Avatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: DesQue, I think the humor might have been neceisarry *pardon my spelling* because al least they are not too troubled and worried and can keep their heads and not panic over what is going on. It is nice to joke every once in a while, but maybe a little less humor in this movie. But it would be nice to see a few humor moments. :)Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: Dan doesn't need a haircut...in fact I wish it would grow more...his hair was perfect in PoA! But he looks totally swamped by that suit! I think it's because he's so short- my brother has the same problem- but it's a shame they couldn't find one that fitted him better. Really excited by these pictures though! I'm still curious as to what Dan will look like as Barney Weasley though, unless they're just going to use someone else for that bit.Avatar Imagejain says: without the heels, isn't Emma short!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: OH MY GOSH. I think I just pissed myself.Avatar Imagestarrose17 says: Argh, I'm so annoyed! I went up there last night and saw NOTHING and had to leave or I would have missed my last train and been stranded in London all night. Damn it!Avatar ImageZivlok says: Hee hee! Dan looks so short in the hands picture!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: So far so wonderful! I agree, joelface! This is going to be the definition of awesome!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I LOVE Emma's dress!!! And, Rupert is h-o-t -- that boy gets more handsome every year!!! (Love you, too, Dan!)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Um, does Dan seem short because he is standing at the low end of an incline, or is that an optical illusion? Also, the suit makes him look little, but maybe it's supposed to be Cousin Barney's size ....Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: Dan looks funny but still cut as a miny buttonAvatar Imageselene21 says: aaaa holding hands, if they just cut out Dan of the picture it would be perfect jajajaAvatar ImageGarden State Geek says: When Emma's in heels, she's taller than Dan! Avatar ImageFonty says: Yes, the trio is cute, and yes, Emma is wearing high heels so she´s taller than Dan. :) But only a little. :) Btw: Hermione is leading the pack! Yay! :)Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Okay, sorry- what is UP with Dan's hair? :P lolAvatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: AHH, Hermy's bag!! AHH ron looks HOT!! AHHH!!!!!Avatar Imagedecarus says: I really don't think Emma looks that pissed off. Are we looking at the same pictures? Avatar Imagekayzz says: I hate to be a picky and everything has to be perfect fan, but I thought Emma's dress would be lavender. I dunno, I've never been here for filming news before, am I missing something? Wouldn't they wait to design the costumes later? Avatar Imagekayzz says: I hate to be a picky and everything has to be perfect fan, but I thought Emma's dress would be lavender. I dunno, I've never been here for filming news before, am I missing something? Wouldn't they wait to design the costumes later? Avatar ImageLunabelle7 says: Squee!!! This is exciting (and a little sad, too...). Filming on the second-to-last film as commenced. And I love this picture of the "Trio"--they look great, as always Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Picking about Emma's DRESS COLOR? Have you even watched the Goblet of Fire? A dress color is nothing compared to that pile of crap of a movie. Besides, I think Emma looks better in red. She stands out more. =PAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: emma looks really bored.. just soo exiting too.Avatar Imageamandrake says: Why does Emma look so angry?!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: the one of them holding hands is my fav.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Ahhh!!! It appears that once again they have gotten the color of Hermione's dress WRONG!! It's suppossed to be lilac I think. Why do they do that??Avatar Imagefan.numero1 says: ohh my fu**ing goshh! this looks amazingg! Although Emma looks really angry on several of the pictures i might add. And on some Dan looks weird,, i feel so mean today. But yeah. i hate that hey don't appear on Tottenham Court Road but on the other street or whatever. and i thought Emma was suppossed to in a lilac dress, because they are comming from Bill and Fleur's wedding...right?? Avatar ImageAttolia says: Squee!!! I'm so excited! It sounds so great!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: love the trio one! especially their faces! :DAvatar ImageSonja43 says: That set reports seems to focus a lot on Emma....just like 99 % of the other articles in the news.... Love the pictures and the videoclip thoughAvatar ImageRaveKatie says: Ahh the pictures!!! I'm so glad! And sad.... Why must they be wearing muggle robes...? That always irks me. Oh but Hermione's handbag!!! Just how I imagined it!!! :D yayAvatar ImageHROAR Mudblood Proud says: Ugh, they're wearing suits! The wizard wear is just going down each movie- I watched Sorcerer's Stone a couple of weeks ago and remembered fondly the time when a shot of Diagon Alley had wizard families all in robes. And I really like what Emma's wearing, I hate to diss a great red dress, but what happened to floaty lilac? That bag looks more like a drawstring pouch than a purse. I really don't mean to sound so bitter, but- after the Yule Ball scene in GOF I had a bad feeling they would mess up the clothes at the wedding and, alas, they have.Avatar Imageangelac123 says: AWESOME!!!!! :D Great pics!Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: Somehow, her dress looks like a wizard-style dress, and I think I like Harry's and Ron's dapper little suits. I kind of wished Harry and Ron would be dressed more obviously Wizardly, like at the Yule ball, but I know it makes them more "relatable" if they dress like us. Oh well. Exciting anyway!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: did anyone catch the infamous bag of hermione's??? haha its tiny... haha i like the one where emma is staring down the camera :dAvatar Imagejuliadiggory92 says: Those are some ... interesting ... pictures! I laughed my head off at Daniel Radcliffe in the suit ;)Avatar Imagedecarus says: I haven't thought hermione would be in a floaty lilac dress since GoF. They weren't going to have two dresses that similar. I really like the dress. I don't mind the suits either though Dan's hair is ridiculous. Avatar Imagecghambright says: LOVING their scared faces during the part where the bus almost hits them...now that's GREAT acting. Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: That is so cool! I love reading the set reports and seeing the pictures.Avatar Imagecghambright says: The red is excellent and when have they ever used a color from the books? The red fits in perfectly with the surrounds...for all we know...it might be a BRIDESMAID dress and Ginny's wearing the same one. I just want to see the whole the wedding. I think the set report focused more on Emma because she's obviously standing out in that dress. Avatar ImageFanaticFangirl says: Yay!!! although it feels kinda weird seeing DH set pics when HBP isn't even out yet. :-pAvatar Imagedecarus says: I don't think Hermione should be a bridesmaid. I am not sure that would make any sense. Avatar ImageJersey says: The excitement builds more and more every day.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: The excitement is building!!Avatar ImageSaracaBrownaca says: Poor Emma... she look really tired! Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: If you think the clothes Dan and Rupert are wearing are just regular suits you're just a few wands short of an Olivander.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: I really like Dan and Rupert's outfits! They shimmer!! I sort of think Hermione is dressing more like Emma though.Good or bad? I don't know but she looks super cute in her outfits! Why does Harry always wear a blazer but Ron wears a hoodie? Avatar Imagepensive says: Well, Emma has always tended to be overemotional in her acting. Let's just hope, she gets it right this time. And I love the yawning photos too. The Dailymail posted them, but only of Dan and Emma.Avatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: The one of them holding hands is super cute lolAvatar ImageArithmancer says: Hooray! The wedding clothes! The beaded bag! Hooray! :)Avatar ImageErinM says: Loved the pics!! :)Avatar Imageblackhair says: its good to see some photos of them i'm excitedAvatar Imageblackhair says: the crew shoul;d be carefull though i saw thier faces were the Trio almost get hit by a bus for the scene; you can see how they react to the "close call"Avatar ImageShalanarah says: OMG this is friggin EXCITING!!!! Wow! Can't wait!!! Tho, i'm not a fan of Muggle clothing!!! Where're the dress robes???Avatar ImageMistress_Of_Voldemort says: harry looks scared lol... am i the only one who thinks he has a certain emotion to his face XDAvatar Imageblackhair says: i totally lost the plot of wat was going on sorry abt my previous postAvatar Imagemoglet says: Fastbak, they do indeed use doubles as well as stand-ins, doubles are often used for filming from a distance or from behind, and indeed it is a normal part of film making.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: These pictures are very exciting! I finished re-reading DH only a few months ago, but these pictures make me want to read it again right now. But why so much whining about Hermione’s dress color and Harry’s hair cut?? Honestly, after 5 soon to be 6 movies, does this stuff really matter?? Avatar Imageblackhair says: yeah this rubbish abt y isn't Emma's hair not been like Hermione and y Dan's hair not been long! is totally nonsense y does that matter,the things u should notice is whether they are making justice to their roles! Which i think they have done!Avatar ImageSlytherinPrincess007 says: I can't wait for HBP, this of DH tho is makes me feel like they may actually do a good job wohoo!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Arrwww they look soo cute all holding hands. And the report was really interesting :) Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Awesome!Avatar Imagemewthree says: new film locations? i hope this means more places to visit.Avatar ImageHermioneMoreThanJustBrains says: :) This makes me happy. But also very very sad :(Avatar Imagehermionegirl7 says: The pictures all pretty amazing! :) It's making me so excited! And sad... Anyhow, I have to say, the dress Emma's wearing (which while it's so not canon, I think is gorgeous) really reminds me of the red dress she wore for the Italian Vogue photoshoot she did awhile ago. Did anyone else see that? Plus I wonder if anyone (her, costume designer, whoever) realized that it looks kind of similar. Because that would be kind of hilarious if that was at all intentional. Haha. :)Avatar ImagelittleL says: Damn I wish I knew, I'd have been there, I lived in London for 10 years and even now I'm not too far away. Emma, as usual looks too gorgeous and stylish. Not very Hermionish tho :(Avatar Imagetreebeliever says: I absolutely love these pictures!! Goodness, I can't believe filming has begun!Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: oh cute! When I saw Rupert and Emma holding hands I started squeeingAvatar Imageteam ron says: i cant wait to see the movies emma's making some funny faces in the pics so is danial!!!!Avatar ImageMiss_Mimz says: OMG I seriously excited to see pics of DH already! Its gonna make the wait unbearable!!! Oh and I've never been one to care about Dan's hair...but I really dont like his hair in these pics :( It doesnt look right at all...I didnt find Emma looked angry though...she looks like she's always looked except prettier ♥Avatar Imagealegria35 says: I am excited to see the pics.. but isn't in the book it's supposed to be lavender, right? and it's supposed to be skirty, and longer.. like a gown.. Emma here is wearing a red cocktail dress, which i think is too mature of a color for a 17 year old to wear to a wedding... but, Ron and Harry's costume fits the book... I'm so excited for this movie.Avatar ImageHufflepuff_Duck says: Man, I was looking forward to seeing the boys in actual dress robes again!!Avatar ImageElwood_magic says: That's a really cute pic of Rupert yawning! It's great to see some behind the scenes shots!Avatar ImagelittleL says: "which i think is too mature of a color for a 17 year old to wear" I agree. A 17 year old and a bookish geek at that. It all boils down to profit I'm afraid, the lead actress has to have sex appeal. Sigh. I really like Emma, but she's not been my Hermione since after the first film.Avatar Imagesaffran says: Just keep waiting for the film :)Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: You can see Hermoine's little beaded bag. Aren't they all cute together? The angle makes Dan look kind of short though.Avatar Imagecrom says: Thank you for the report James.Avatar ImageBlackCat13 says: i like the picture!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: I love when they almost get hit by the bus photo. Thank got it was set up!Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Oh wow! I love these pictures!Avatar Imageiconshero says: Three Cheers for the trio!

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