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


Nov 22, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.”

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

Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Exciting! :) This was one of my favorite parts in the books!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: 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.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: good luck to them!!!Avatar ImageVaporage says: 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.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: cool cool cool!Avatar ImageFigment says: This part should be very entertaining, good luck to them. I know it will turn out great though.Avatar ImageSwedish Plimpy says: That's so exiting! Can't wait for it to be released! :DAvatar Imagekyramp says: awesome!!! it should be really cool!!Avatar Imagemissdelbridge says: Awesome! This is a brilliant part, can't wait to see it!! :DAvatar ImageLadySidi says: oooo! So cool!Avatar ImageSmitch says: ahh! a tense part for sure...Avatar ImageSmonocco says: I'm looking forward to this part of the filmAvatar Imagesunlitdays says: sweet! :)Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: uggg but i hope they dont try to make this a comedy scene. its kinda supposed to be serious....Avatar Imageccking says: aweomse ! [first!]Avatar ImageLucida says: I really hope they can pull it off...Avatar Imagecosmo409 says: this part of the book was nerve racking for me to hopefully its the same in the movie!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: omg! sooo cool! this part in the book was epic and frustrating and heartpounding hope it'll be the same while watching the movie. =]Avatar ImageTheWizard says: awesomeness!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: awesome awesome awesome!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: i get so excited when i hear about each scene their keeping in! i love this part of the bookAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Good luck to them as they begin filming these scenes!Avatar ImageLisbry says: I love this part in the book! So excited to hear that they're filming it. :) Avatar Imagekingdomkey1121 says: @cosmo409 The whole BOOK was nerve-wracking to read! Anyone could have dropped dead at any time!Avatar ImageCatherine says: awesome!!! im so happy they are doing this part! and its so interesting to see how they are doing ti cuz i remember there was a lot of disscusion on how they were going to dress up the actors or use which actors for the polyjuice potion scenes!Avatar ImageHmrc5 says: I'm starting to get really anxious to see the movie!! :SAvatar Imageharrygetsme says: sounds awesome!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: This is so cool! I can't wait to see that part of the film... I hope they do well in portraying them! :) Squee!!!!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: sweeetAvatar Imagetinagin says: Fabulous!Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: can't wait!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: thats a cool part in the book. and wat steffen was so nice to them.Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: Oh wow, I am getting chills just thinking about this part of the movie.Avatar Image7Pirates says: very coolAvatar ImageKC Nox says: eeek! cannot wait to see this scene even though it is soooo far away, but i loved this part in the book!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Can't wait!!!!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Cool! I always wondered how woud they do this!!!Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: oh wow that's cool great to hear, must be hard for the adult actors to impersonate the trio. Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: one of the best part of the booksAvatar Imagebeewell says: Can't wait for the movie!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Oooooh! Excitinh.... but sad :( It's ending too quickly :(Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: *ExcitingAvatar ImageMatea says: one of my fav chapters! love it!Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: This is a heart-racing scene, they must not mess it up! :) SO EXCITED!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That's cool...Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I'm excited to see that. People pretending to be people pretending to be other people. Should be fun! Same with Helena Bonham Carter who play Hermione playing Bellatrix.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa that's gonna be exciting to see! :DAvatar Imagepfowlerp says: This is going to be very interesting to see!! I love this part of the book and hope they can pull this off; Afterall, it has to be difficult for the adult actors to impersonate the trio.Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagehprocks2700 says: Can't wait to see!

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