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Filming of Interior Ministry of Magic Scenes for Deathly Hallows Due Next Month

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Posted by: sue
November 22, 2009, 11:25 AM

As readers will recall in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there is a sequence where the Trio make a trip to the Ministry of Magic and transform into workers. Earlier this year, we saw location filming (photos and report here) for exteriors of this scene in London, which also involved the adult actors playing the Ministry of Magic workers. Today Wales online has a new interview with one of those actors named Steffan Rhodri, who portrays the part of Reg Cattermole. In the article, we learn additional filming for these interior Deathly Hallows scenes will take place at Leavesden Studio next month for five weeks, going between December and February. There is also much more information on the characters and working with the trio. Quotage of interest:

"Reg is from the Magical Maintenance Department and in the new film his identity is borrowed by Ron Weasley, who is played by young actor Rupert Grint.“I basically have to be Ron pretending to be Reg,” said the father-of-two.“It means I have to kind of impersonate Ron which is quite a challenge.”

Steffan will film most of his scenes with Sophie Thompson, who plays Mafalda Hopkirk, and David O’Hara, who is Albert Runcorn.Mafalda’s identity is taken over by Hermione, played by Emma Watson, while Albert is taken over by Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

Steffan and his new co-stars have already met the young actors so that they could watch their mannerisms which they had to adopt for their own roles.“They would do a scene and then we would do it after them.” Steffan was impressed with the young Harry Potter stars who were catapulted to fame when they were all still at school after filming the first Harry Potter movie.“I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely and normal they are,” he said."

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54 Comments

Ron1_thumb
3703 Points

Exciting! :) This was one of my favorite parts in the books!

Posted by Christine on November 22, 2009, 11:32 AM report to moderator
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8876 Points

This is exciting news, I love these scenes. It’s always great to read about how much attention to detail goes into producing the scenes. I am so excited for this movie already. It’s weird (or maybe not?) because the actor playing Reg Cattermole is just how I imagined him to look.

Posted by Moose_Starr on November 22, 2009, 11:46 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

good luck to them!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on November 22, 2009, 12:28 PM report to moderator
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When I read this in the book I kept on thinking that “they are going to to get caught, oh no!”

So hopefully in the movie it will have that feeling while watching them.

Posted by Vaporage on November 22, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
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22044 Points

cool cool cool!

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6552 Points

This part should be very entertaining, good luck to them. I know it will turn out great though.

Posted by Figment on November 22, 2009, 03:02 PM report to moderator
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102 Points

That’s so exiting! Can’t wait for it to be released! :D

Posted by Odd sock on November 22, 2009, 03:06 PM report to moderator
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261 Points

awesome!!! it should be really cool!!

Posted by kyramp on November 22, 2009, 03:55 PM report to moderator
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646 Points

Awesome! This is a brilliant part, can’t wait to see it!! :D

Posted by DracoRox *ROAR* on November 22, 2009, 05:33 PM report to moderator
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437 Points

oooo! So cool!

Posted by LadySidi on November 22, 2009, 06:11 PM report to moderator
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4481 Points

ahh! a tense part for sure…

Posted by Smitch on November 22, 2009, 06:15 PM report to moderator
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I’m looking forward to this part of the film

Posted by Smonocco on November 22, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

sweet! :)

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on November 22, 2009, 11:40 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

uggg but i hope they dont try to make this a comedy scene. its kinda supposed to be serious….

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on November 22, 2009, 11:45 PM report to moderator
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aweomse ! [first!]

Posted by DesQueJteVois on November 23, 2009, 03:32 AM report to moderator
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