Report: Location Filming for Deathly Hallows in Liverpool has Scrimgeour at the Scene


Sep 17, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is a curious report today regarding location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. According to the Liverpool Echo, actor Bill Nighy has apparently been on the set for filming at the Birkenhead tunnel area of Liverpool, England. The paper says “The actor has been busying himself around Liverpool’s famous sites
and eateries during breaks from filming the latest Harry Potter movie. He
plays Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows ’ the final film in the series ’ which has been
shooting after dark in the Birkenhead tunnel. Insider spotted
Bill at Gusto at the Albert Dock, and at the Italian Club on Bold
Street where he was chatting to owner Rosaria about his upcoming big
screen wizardry.”

These scenes at the tunnel are widely believed to be for the Seven Potters sequence in Deathly Hallows. We are working to verify this report and will update with more when we can.

68 Responses to Report: Location Filming for Deathly Hallows in Liverpool has Scrimgeour at the Scene

Avatar Imagelonerwolfygirl says: hmmm...why would Scrimgeour be in the 7 Potter sequence?Avatar ImagePrincess Leia says: Does anyone think that they might put the scene from the 6th book into the 7th movie? (Where Harry tells him he's Dumbledore's man.) That could be an explanation-- if he came to the Dursley's to ask. Avatar ImageLeeann says: That's odd if he's there for the seven Potters scenes.Avatar Imagebeewell says: Who knows what they have in store for the fans. Just as long as it is canon I don't care. Him being seen there while filming the seven potters could just be a fluke..maybe he just wanted to watch it.Avatar ImageCassandraM says: If you've seen the HBP movie, then you know that the producers have essentially thrown the books over their shoulders and are now proceeding with a story line of their own design. Plot-wise, anything is possible for the last two movies. Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Wasn't Scrimgeour the one who reads Dumbledore's will - Maybe he is at the Dursley's when the 7 Potter scene starts Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Bill will make an excellent Scrimgeour...Avatar ImageFifi says: I agree with CassandraM. They just take the plot, change it into something presentable and say it's a movie. Not complaining though...Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: I can't wait to see him as Scrimgeour! Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: I agreeAvatar Imagebettb says: Always looking for a silver lining... I like Princess Leia's guess that they've combined Dumbledore's will reading into the 7 Potters part of DH, in that at least it gives us a chance of hearing "Dumbledore's man, through and through" from Harry's lips. Only a little over a year 'til we get Part I :-) !Avatar Imagemoglet says: It may not mean he was there for those scenes, perhaps he was in Liverpool at the time and just talking about things to come, and someone has made more out of it than neccessary. That can happen, there are often rumours about things. The other thing that strikes me is that the chase with the motorbike would in fact be done with the stuntmen, not the actors, and the tunnel in Liverpool was used because they could film inside it while it was closed which they could not do at Dartford as they need both tunnels open The bit with the Dursley's would have been filmed at Leavesden because the Privet Drive Set is there, so that is also where they would have filmed the Seven Potters scene.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Hmm I don't know if I like him playing Rufus. He looks totally different from how I imagined him and I can't get a picture of him done up to look more like him without making him look stupid. They'll probably have him appearing less exciting than the books had described himAvatar ImagePaintTheSky says: It doesn't make much sense that he would be at the Dursley's during the Seven Potters scene, even if it were to present the will. After all we know how ignorant the Ministry is and I'm sure Scrimgeour would become suspicious as to why so many of Harry's friends including members of the Order were there and would most likely not approve of their method of transporting Harry...Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: odd,what?Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: cool!! it all seems so far away.. Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Awesome!!!Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: Isn't he the one who palyed Victor in Underworld? I like him!Avatar Imagecosmo409 says: I like getting filming updates...but it's kinda odd that he is there...hmm. Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: I hope they make him like I picture Scrimgeour!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: coolAvatar ImageeiVega says: I think they are going to add more scenes for Scrimgeour. They need set-up since he hasn't been present before. Also, in the book they only mention his death in the background, perhaps we will see it. In the films they have the power to show us what the books reference. Also, with such a great actor, I really hope they take advantage and give him screen time. It would feel like a waste!Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: hmm,it really seems curious ,what would Scrimgeour there,in the seven Potters scene..anyway can't wait for this film !:)Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I wonder what Scrimgeour has to do with the 7 Potters scene? Hmmm . . . Avatar ImageLisbry says: Yeah, same here. It'll be exciting to see though how it actually ends up, with all of these sightings of actors in scenes that they shouldn't be in. Avatar ImageThe Lost Diadems says: It's definitely 7 potters, I live right by Birkenhead and we saw and heard about it. I even went down there to try and get a glimpse!Avatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: Ooh I love Bill Nighy. He will be an awesome Scrimageour, his hair is a little bit like a lion's! ;)Avatar Imagemoglet says: They were filming part of the chase with Hagrid and Harry on the motorbike, the Seven Potters scene where they all transform and leave Privet Drive was filmed at Leavesden. The article in the paper is very short and with no real detail, so i think that it may be a case of people jumping to conclusions, taking a few known facts and turning them into a conclusion which itself is not actually a fact.Avatar ImageProsophules says: I'm excited to see Nighy as Scrimgeour!Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Well we know for certain Nighy is Scrimgeour and we also know that the 7 potters scene was reportedly underway, I don't know why he would be in the scene though , unless as someone else stated they are combining some scenes from book 6 into this movie. After all in the movie HP world Fudge is happy as a clam still as Minister and Harry has no idea Voldemort even has a mom so I'd say we're going to need back stories.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am absolutely certain that he will make for a perfect Scrimgeour, though I am curious as to why he would appear during the Seven Potters scene.Avatar ImageLucilla says: I can't wait for davy jones to be a wizard! he'll be great!Avatar Imagemini bagel says: What? Why would he be there? Scrimgeour is hardly in Deathly Hallows, maybe they've added some introduction of the character, but I don't know why he would have been in this scene. Maybe he's just hanging out at the shooting, not actually in the scenes.Avatar ImageSargeOpossum says: good choice for scrimgeour...Avatar ImageTheOtherDumbledore89 says: hope bill nighy does a scottish accent for the part. i always thought of scrimgeour as scottishAvatar ImageTheOtherDumbledore89 says: hope bill nighy does a scottish accent for the part. i always thought of scrimgeour as scottishAvatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: is this the same guy who did the kid's science show? Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: i wonder......?Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i guess either they are adding him in that scene (which would be rather stupid) or hes just on the side watching the filming.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Odd or not, no one knows until it's confirmed really.. But anyway, I like Bill Nighy as an actor and was pleased when I heard he'd be Rufus. Just waiting patiently for the next film to come out now....Avatar ImageAma.Dear says: Princess Leia's got something there... that'd be ironic, asking Harry what Dumbledore wants like five minutes before all of Dumbledore's followers show up...Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: ...what?...Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: interesting.Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: WHAT!!!!!! Scrimegour at the 7 Potters scene makes no sense at all... but I guess what comes comes Bill Nighy is a great actor though. Loved him in Stormbreaker. But still WHAT!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: that is soo strange. Avatar Imagecghambright says: Awesome! I wonder what he's filming?? I wonder if they decided to show the scene where Scrimgeour gets killed and maybe they changed the setting as well?Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: he could jsut fimilairising himself with the cast or something?? probably not haha but thats an explantion!Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: Just adding to what CassandraM says above, the movie producers have essentially been changing the story to suit their own design as far back as Prisoner of Azkaban. Changing the story for the movie is nothing new so there is really no way of knowing what will happen in Deathly Hallows.Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: h'mmmm.... weird.... :o\Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: He totally looks the part. I cannot wait!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: why would Scrimgeour go on a tunnel? hmmm.... He's not supposed to be on the "Seven Potters" scene... or will they change it (yet again?)... Avatar ImageJananae says: That's kinda odd. I've got NO problem with having more Bill Nighy in this movie since his character dies so early, but it's strange that he's supposedly in the Seven Potters scene. I don't suppose he'd be part of the guard escorting Harry? I don't see why, but hey, it gives him a reason for being there, I guess.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: whats with that? is he acting or just coming to check everything out?Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: and im not really sure if i like how he looks, like compared to the scrimgeour in my doesnt he have a mane of hair? like a lion? but his hair is slicked back? whever too early to tellAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooodAvatar Imagewing says: gooooooooooodAvatar Imageugurbocegi says: I am really excited to see him as Scrimgeour. :-)Avatar Imageclabwag says: Just because he was there doesn't mean he was filming - there are numerable reasons he could have been there. If he was in fact there for Harry Potter filming surely it could involve him checking out the scene of Moody's death or something similar? Moody's eye goes to Umbridge, she had to get it somehow... Just saying, it's not completely out of left field. Avatar Imagesimos says: let's Just wait and see ... Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: can't wait to see Bill play him :) but why is he there for the seven potters?Avatar Imagekeltek says: you know, its funny, but i kind of pictured Nighy as Xeno Lovegood... Brian Blessed would have been a great Scrimgeour :)Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Why would he be in the seven potters bit...? IDK :IAvatar ImageIloveDobby says: Why would he be in the seven potters bit...? IDK :IAvatar ImageIloveDobby says: Why would he be in the seven potters bit...? IDK :IAvatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Bill way to go he is good,

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