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Apparate! TLC Location Report, Photos from Day Two of London Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
April 22, 2009, 08:29 AM

As we noted below, day two of location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took place last night again in London, England. TLC staffer James attended the event (detailed report below!), and reported security was heavy for the second night of filming, but pointed out the highlight of the night was filming of the Trio Apparating at Piccadilly Circus area of London. Check out this adorable photo of the Trio holding hands for this scene. Update: As noted by James in the report below, the Trio almost get hit by a bus for the scene; you can see how they react to the "close call" here in this photo. Emma Watson then later enjoys a warming cup of coffee with producer David Heyman here. You can also see many more new Day 2 photos here in our galleries and at The Bad and Our vast collection of filming from Day One in London can be seen here.

Thanks go to our Order Partner who were able to obtain location filming photos as well, notably director David Yates at work on location, as well as some videos of filming over the past two days, such as this, via their YouTube channel. Thanks so much Claire, Steph and and all who emailed!

UPDATE: TLC staffer James has just sent us his eyewitness accounts of filming in London that went on until the very early hours of this morning. Thanks ever so much to James for the following:

For the second day of location shooting, the principal trio were once again all on set – even if only briefly, along with a cast of hundreds of extras (and what felt like even more security) 

They recorded several shots, firstly of the Trio, and their doubles, walking along the top of Shaftesbury Avenue off of Piccadilly Circus, just along from where they were last night, with the extras making up the general background of what London’s busiest thoroughfare is.  

Fans craned around the heads of the security as they saw what appeared to be the trio walking through the crowd – only for a collective but silent sigh as they get closer and everyone realises its only the doubles.  Five minutes later though, with the scene reset, and this time it’s the real deal, with Emma leading the trio through the street, looking (as one may expect for someone who has just heard that the Ministry has fallen) rather shaken. If this few seconds was anything to go by, this could be a good film for Emma to shine. 

After a few more takes of this sequence the crew moves onto the very corner of Piccadilly Circus, where the road is temporarily blocked, and the trio take to the center of the road, as a London double-decker bus drives straight at them, stopping in the nick of time. One can only assume that this is the actual Apparition sequence, and that instead of the Tottenham Court Road setting of the book the movie makers have made this into a much bigger sequence, setting it in the instantly recognisable Piccadilly Circus (which makes more sense anyway given that it’s the first place Hermione is supposed to think of and TCR always seemed a strange choice) 

At this point the principals get into a black cab and drive away, but the doubles stay to pick up shots for other angles of the bus sequence – one picture of which you can see in TLC’s galleries, with the trio facing the bus itself.  

Because of the IMMENSE levels of security surrounding the second day of shooting many fans stood behind the barriers couldn’t see much of what was going on, and so it can only be expected that the photographic evidence of the shoot last night will not be spectacular from anyone not using a giant zoom lens standing above the barricade (of which several paparazzi chose to do anyway) 

While we expected to see the actual café attack sequence filmed here tonight a crew member informed me that they were unable to get a license from the City Of Westminster for even controlled explosions – so are we to assume the “London café” will actually be a set at Leavesden, and all we will see of real London will be the sequences of them wondering through the streets towards and away from the café?  

So all in all, the second night of shooting seemed to pick up where the first left off – lots of walking up and down Shaftesbury avenue, just this time with the additional shots of the apparition sequence for fans to really sink their teeth into (either complaining that “That’s not what happens in the book!?!?” as I heard someone say, or “No…but it does sort of make more sense this way” as another said.) whatever your outlook, as has been mentioned above, the real star tonight was Emma Watson, who, despite only acting for all of 5seconds the whole night did honestly make you believe in those Five seconds that she was scared.

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2588 Points

That is so cool! I love reading the set reports and seeing the pictures.

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 22, 2009, 09:50 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

The red is excellent and when have they ever used a color from the books? The red fits in perfectly with the surrounds…for all we know…it might be a BRIDESMAID dress and Ginny’s wearing the same one. I just want to see the whole the wedding. I think the set report focused more on Emma because she’s obviously standing out in that dress.

Posted by cghambright on April 22, 2009, 09:53 PM report to moderator
597 Points

Yay!!! although it feels kinda weird seeing DH set pics when HBP isn’t even out yet. :-p

Posted by FanaticFangirl on April 22, 2009, 10:36 PM report to moderator
271 Points

I don’t think Hermione should be a bridesmaid. I am not sure that would make any sense.

Posted by decarus on April 22, 2009, 11:05 PM report to moderator
1616 Points

The excitement builds more and more every day.

Posted by Jersey on April 22, 2009, 11:14 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

The excitement is building!!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM report to moderator
1536 Points

Poor Emma… she look really tired!

Posted by LoveIsHBP on April 23, 2009, 12:06 AM report to moderator

If you think the clothes Dan and Rupert are wearing are just regular suits you’re just a few wands short of an Olivander.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on April 23, 2009, 12:42 AM report to moderator
146 Points

I really like Dan and Rupert’s outfits! They shimmer!! I sort of think Hermione is dressing more like Emma though.Good or bad? I don’t know but she looks super cute in her outfits! Why does Harry always wear a blazer but Ron wears a hoodie?

Posted by KimmyZ on April 23, 2009, 01:30 AM report to moderator

Well, Emma has always tended to be overemotional in her acting. Let’s just hope, she gets it right this time.

And I love the yawning photos too. The Dailymail posted them, but only of Dan and Emma.

Posted by pensive on April 23, 2009, 02:16 AM report to moderator
258 Points

The one of them holding hands is super cute lol

Posted by Remus_Rocks on April 23, 2009, 04:46 AM report to moderator
188 Points

Hooray! The wedding clothes! The beaded bag! Hooray! :)

Posted by Arithmancer on April 23, 2009, 05:48 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

Loved the pics!! :)

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on April 23, 2009, 06:18 AM report to moderator
829 Points

its good to see some photos of them
i’m excited

Posted by blackhair on April 23, 2009, 06:45 AM report to moderator
829 Points

the crew shoul;d be carefull though i saw thier faces were the Trio almost get hit by a bus for the scene; you can see how they react to the “close call”

Posted by blackhair on April 23, 2009, 06:46 AM report to moderator
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