Deathly Hallows Cast and Crew Mark Remembrance Day While Filming Battle of Hogwarts

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Nov 13, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

A very poignant moment took place this week during filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the epic battle of Hogwarts. Just as we mark Veterans day here in the US, the UK held a two minute moment of silence on Tuesday on Remembrance Day to honor those who had fallen during World War I. A Deathly Hallows crew member issued a text to BBC Radio 5 to say:

“We’re currently filming the final battle sequence of the last Harry
Potter film, and we stopped for two minutes this morning. It was very
eerie, it was thought-provoking, in the mists, along the ruins of
Hogwarts.”

You can hear the radio mention of this at this link ( around the 1:51 hour mark).

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58 Responses to Deathly Hallows Cast and Crew Mark Remembrance Day While Filming Battle of Hogwarts

Avatar Imageccking says: first :)Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: I am sooooo going to cry at the battle when I see Fred die.I don't think I will be able to stop...snif!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Wow... such a good scene to film on Rememberance Day. And it's good that they stopped for the silence. RIP!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: nice to hear that they took time for remembrance Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Wow, this had to be the most perfect scene to be filming on Remembrence Day. I'm very happy they took 2 mins. of silence in remembrence of the history of this day.Avatar Imageele0206 says: Really nice to hear this, makes me feel like the crew and the actors are like a family, don't know why.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It was very generous and compassionate of them to pause to note and observe the sacrifices of generations preceding them that enabled them to even make these films.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: Having the moment of silence during the battle scenes is quite poignant. I would probably have needed a moment after that to gather my senses after that... but then again, I'm really rather emotional in the first place.Avatar Imagebettb says: Eerie indeed, that they were filming the final battle on Remembrance Day. I'm glad that they paused for a moment. Just the mention of being amongst "the ruins of Hogwarts" gave me the chills. It's going to be a powerful ending. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I was wearing my Poppy!Avatar ImageApplesArthur says: That's really nice. :)Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I have no idea what remembrance day is. God, they said "ruins of Hogwarts"!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: awwwwwwwwww. *sob*Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: cool!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Awww that's really moving!!!Avatar Imageazna70 says: Im really proud of the cast for remembering the chaps who lost there lives.Respect.Avatar Imageharrypotterjunkie232 says: that is really is really great 2 hear, it reminds u that there is still kindness in the world and that actores+actresses can be like normal people too. RIPAvatar ImageScribbled says: That would be a very powerful thing to experience, among the rubble of the battle. I'm not even going to try to keep it together when I see the it in the movie... I'll be bawling.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: How sad.Avatar Imageccking says: could they have filmed a worse scene on remembrence day? =PAvatar Imageccking says: could they have filmed a worse scene on remembrence day? =PAvatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I am going to be soo sad when the credits roll through my childhood is over.Avatar ImageCetus Williams says: i bought a poppy (two in fact) but both fell off.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: It was nice that they stopped for a moment of silence... but yeah, that must have been an eerie sight amongst the "ruins of Hogwarts". Gives me the chills!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Man bad timing must ahve been a downerAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: cool!!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahaAvatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: RIP.. although we don't celebrate Remembrance Day here, it's still good to know they took time for it. . while filming the battle!! wow, that's on part *2* of the movie already!!:)Avatar Imagewing says: hahahaAvatar Imagedracomalfoy4evah says: An amazing thing to do on remembrance day. Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: Thats cool! there that far! im gonna cry when its over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOB SOB SOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: eerie.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Ah...so it's really going to end,huh?Avatar Imagenagini1025 says: Im going to cry so hard at Fred and Dobby!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Eerie, indeed. Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Well, they don't necessarily film in order... Sounds like Remembrance day is a lot like Veteran's Day in the US. We pause to remember and be grateful to all those who have fought in wars. Nice touch that they did that with the whole cast/crew. I too, will be very sad when it is all over!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahaAvatar ImageCatherine says: omg!!! they are so awesome and respectufl and im going to cry....when fred dies! and dobby!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: omg thay r all most donw fillimgAvatar Imagemoglet says: I have to comment about wing's post/posts I know that Leaky probably turned one post into many but how could what you have written EVER be appropriate for this news item? I am pleased that the film makers decided to mark the day with the 2 minute silence, it shows respect, we always do it where I work too and it makes you reflect on those whose lives which have been lost in conflicts all over the world.Avatar Imagemoglet says: I have to comment about wing's post/posts I know that Leaky probably turned one post into many but how could what you have written EVER be appropriate for this news item? I am pleased that the film makers decided to mark the day with the 2 minute silence, it shows respect, we always do it where I work too and it makes you reflect on those whose lives which have been lost in conflicts all over the world.Avatar Imagestenojoz says: That's awesome of them, how moving to stop and honor those who have fallen. And in such an epic battle of the whole series. I can't wait.Avatar ImageOwlpost Hedwig says: It's lovely that they did that. It annoys me to no end, whenever I hear people chatting during the 2 minutes of silence (as it is here in Alberta). And the fact that it was during this scene makes it ever more poignant. I salute them.Avatar Imagejlinhard03 says: The ruins of Hogwarts.... What is yet to come... I am so looking forwards to these next 2 films, yet the deaths in them at the end, Fred, Lupin, Tonks, etc. cause me to sadden..Avatar Imageharrypottergirlll says: That's beautiful..... Almost could be in Harry Potter.... Lovey lovey.Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: What a touching moment in the filming to honor veterans for Remembrance Day!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: "The ruins of Hogwarts" Wow, I hope the poignancy of Remembrance Day bled into what was being filmed that dayAvatar ImageBrosia23 says: This better be epic, the amount of time it is taking.Avatar ImageLinnyish says: Never even occurred to me that Hogwarts might be ruined, but I hope they don't just completely demolish it. I normally would observe the two minutes silence, but I was at work and didn't stay still long enough to know when it was the right time!Avatar ImageGerman Adam says: Just a small point, while November 11 was chosen because it marked the end of World War I, Remembrance Day doesn't only commemorate soldiers who died during that war. Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces AND civilians in times of war (including WWII, Falklands, Afghanistan, etc).Avatar ImageLeeann says: wowAvatar ImageLittle Light says: =D

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