More on Filming for Seven Potters Scene in Deathly Hallows

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Jul 30, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Several days ago you might recall we saw photos and a fan report regarding location filming of the Seven Potters scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The sequence filmed involved doubles for Harry and Hagrid as they zoomed along an express way in England in the motorbike belonging to the late Sirius Black. The local paper, Dartford & Swanley Times, has more now with the paper stating “The film crew remained at the nearby Hilton Hotel, Crossways, this
week, with sources claiming filming of a scene involving a helicopter
was due to take place on land next to the Bridge Housing development
yesterday. Another source close to the film crew, added: “They have been
staying at the hotel for over a week now. The tunnel scenes are
complete but we understand there is still filming taking place on
nearby land late at night and involves a helicopter. It’s very
exciting.”

A few more details on the size of the crew emerged, as the article says More than 40 vehicles for the filming, supplied by
www.movievehicles.com were parked on land to the right of The Bridge
housing project just yards from the real-life set for about a week
leading up to filming. At 10pm on Thursday and Friday the
vehicles, including cars, vans, pick-up trucks and an Arriva-style bus
were driven to the crossing offices in preparation for filming.It is thought the roles played by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and
Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) did not take part with bosses opting for stunt
doubles to film them zooming through the tunnel.”

Warner Bros denied any further location filming was due to take place at the scene with the following: “We have been filming at the
crossing but we are now back in the Leavesden studio where most of the
filming takes place.”We rarely go out on location.” They denied any more filming was to take place at Dartford locations
despite the crew being expected to remain at the hotel until the end of
the week.”

Finally, the article also claims that actor Dan Radcliffe was at the scene, as the paper states rumors that have been making the rounds “It is thought Daniel Radcliffe turned up with the producer David
Barron to try a spell of directing during a race scene in the Dartford
tunnels for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.A source revealed: “Daniel has told friends he is looking for a
project to direct when he finally waves goodbye to Hogwarts. He has
been approached by a number of producers.”

Please note: While it is very possible that Dan has been interested in learning to direct, it is highly unlikely he actually directed a specialized and very dangerous stunt sequence for the film, however we are trying to learn more on this and will update when we can.

Thanks Wendy.





68 Responses to More on Filming for Seven Potters Scene in Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageLooie says: 1st!? Well Dan directing would be cool, and I can't wait for the scene! It's going to be really cool, I just hope they keep in the flying aspect!Avatar ImageJS297206 says: InterestingAvatar Imageemmabonkers says: Same,i cannot wait for that sequence it will definitely match up to the book's expectations, daniel directing a film would be reallly strange,but he needs a bit more variety,so it would be a good choice. Avatar ImageLillylove says: I'm wondering if they are going to include "the 7 Potters" in the film, or if the chase scene is going to just include Hagrid trying to get Harry out of Dodge, so to speak. Ahhh, part of the mystery.Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: OMG exciting!! Squeefull or what?! XAvatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Hmmm...director Dan...sounds interesting...well,let's see. Yeah, I'm also waiting for the chasing scene!!!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Very cook and interesting!Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: wow!! good luck for da!!Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: wow!! good luck for da!!Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: wow!! good luck for dan!!Avatar Imagearianneross says: can't say this enough: I CAN'T WAIT FOR DEATHLY HALLOWS!!! Did I read that right? Dan's directing something? For real?! If that'll come true, I wanna see the film! D'you think he'll be good at it?Avatar ImageMatea says: I told you! Dan is going to be a director one day! ha!Avatar ImageRemsyLuck says: Dan seemed interested in directing since GoF, I remember him mentioning getting involved and asking techincal questions in the DVD... I hope he'll succeed in directing one day! As for the 7 Potters Scene... I'm so bloody excited! :DAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Im so excited. I hope they do show Mad Eye dying just to do him justice. Its going to be so sad. Mad Eye and Hedwig back to back. :( The whole sequence should be action packed though. I hope Hagrid jumps of to save Harry because that is very brave for him to do.Avatar Imagefngw417 says: While still waiting to see HBP at IMAX, I am so excited for DH. It can't come soon enough for me! Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: I'm so excited for this!:D<3Avatar Imagejain says: i hope directing has a role in Dan's career, but not one day soon. It takes a lot of work and experience to get into that position.. Still, from small beginnings great careers grow.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Dan did say in an interview that he would like to direct if he hadn't done HP but I doubt this is the thing he would direct since it is very dangerous.Avatar Imagebettb says: Interesting question Lillylove brings up -- will they really make the 7 Potters, or will it just be Hagrid and Harry escaping? Dan having to play 7 roles in one scene might take quite a while to film!Avatar Imagebleucatt says: Hmm. I'm still wondering what they'll do for the seven Harry's, like when they actually change. I mean, they must do something with CGI, because surely they woudn't just cast completely different actors for those scenes. But yeah, I think it'd be great if he directed something!Avatar Imagebudgie says: He might just be learning what is involved in directing thescenes. Training is on-the-job in a lot of areas.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I'm so excited!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: excitingAvatar ImageRin68nyr says: I'm hoping they used a green screen or some sort of special effect to make it look like they were flying!!! ErinAvatar ImageRin68nyr says: I heard they WERE doing the seven Potters...I read somewhere that they were filming that scene.... ErinAvatar Imagejustanargle says: That will be very cool :) Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: The pics from the freeway scenes are really exciting, even though it's not exactly canon. Maybe the helicopter filming is something to do with the flying motorcycle scenes? It's neat that Dan was there. If he wants to be a director some day, this is a great opportunity for him to watch other directors at work.Avatar ImageFigment says: Very cool!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I cant wiat!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: So cool! That would be pretty cool if Dan started directing... I have always love the directing aspect of movies, more than the acting part.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Sounds great!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: coolness!!Avatar Imagehermione97 says: Exciting!!Avatar Imagezoltan42 says: I would assume this would be covered by second unit direction. If he wants to get into directing I would also assume this would be a reasonable way of getting experience.Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: niceAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: More canon out the window...Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: okay, how cool would it be to have this kid play this character for ten years and on the very last one he's a guest director with the 2nd unit. that's a beautiful thing!Avatar Imagecghambright says: AWESOME!!! It would be sooo cool if they drive through a tunnel during the chase sequence. I just just see the death eaters flying after them!! So awesome!! It would be cool if Dan did some directing...I can totally see him doing something like that. Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: I agree with Gryffindor 1991 - hope they get Mad Eye's exit - so coolAvatar ImageBwaySaint says: They had reported a while back that the ENTIRE Seven Potters scene was being filmed - I'm sure this is, once again, for ONE SMALL MOMENT during the entire sequence. Rest assured that this will all come together. :) Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: A helicopter? Did they mean there's supposedly actually going to be a helicopter....in the movie?Avatar ImageXyra44 says: Interesting. So we are already prepared for one change from the book - 7 Hagrids - instead of each Potter with a differnt member of the Order.Avatar ImageXyra44 says: Interesting. So we are already prepared for one change from the book - 7 Hagrids - instead of each Potter with a differnt member of the Order.Avatar ImageXyra44 says: Interesting. So we are already prepared for one change from the book - 7 Hagrids - instead of each Potter with a differnt member of the Order.Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: It will be interesting to see a movie directed by Dan!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Wow! thanks! Soo cool!!! ILDAvatar Imagevicky granger says: I cannot wait for this movie ! Although I agre, I don't think Dan actually directed a scene here ... Avatar ImageTriple_S says: the 7 potters scene should be absolutely amazing.Avatar ImageTriple_S says: the 7 potters scene should be absolutely amazing.Avatar ImageTriple_S says: the 7 potters scene should be absolutely amazing.Avatar ImageHereticPrincess says: one and a half year!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait :PAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: all i know is that i am taking it easy with the pre-movie pics, it's still too far away to start getting excited for things that might turn out differently or end up on the cutting room floor. i will abstain from these things bc i didn't for HBP and i do not want to be spoiled :] still, thanks for the updates Avatar ImagePhylis says: Can hardly wait to see that sequence! Avatar ImageAelaeras says: Its gonna be EPIC =]Avatar Imagegot2lovme says: interest. Thanks for postingAvatar Imagewhitetiger says: I can't wait to see the next movie. I seen the movie Half blood prince last night.Avatar ImageRemus Greyback says: I guess i have to read DH for seventh time now.This gave me an inspiration.Avatar Imageminishiva says: Cool.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: that would be awesome if this was true! :)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: that would be awesome if this was true! :)Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cant wait for DH!!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Looks interesting! :SAvatar Imagejediofthelost says: Dan would be a great director after is all his acting career.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: I don't know how I feel about the bike not flying. But I will have to reserve judgment until I see it. I have to have faith in Yates, because of the issues I had before I saw HBP. I have faith that whatever he does will be within reason and scope of the story.Avatar ImageCalynthe says: Oooo, I hope this is just a tiny part of it and we'll get to see them all flying on motorbikes and thestrals and brooms and whatnot. :)Avatar ImageBradyAbrams says: So does this mean they are going to have the Dursley's in the beginning of this film? I'll be upset if not...They were cut from the 4th and 6th films, and the beginning of the book, just how things changed for the 7th book...I really wish for them to be in there one last time. There is no reason for them to not be in the film, they have split it into two parts. Hopefully they will.Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: kewlAvatar Imageyr.yasindu says: it is very nice

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