Work on the Set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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May 27, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

OK this is cool: WB has launched a contest that will allow a lucky fan to actually work on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Press Association is reporting today that in conjunction with the re-release of the first five Harry Potter films on Blu-Ray and DVD in the UK, they’ve hidden a token inside one of the discs. The winner “will spend a week on the set at Leavesden Studios,
Hertfordshire, working with members of various production departments
including set decoration, hair and make-up and the prop department.The winner will also spend time with the film crew and may even have the opportunity to meet members of the cast.”

Other great prizes include: Three second prize winners will win a home entertainment system and a
DVD box-set of Harry Potter Years 1-5, and 30 third prize winners will
receive a Harry Potter Quidditch goody bag containing a Quidditch
helmet, training bag and T-shirt.

The re-release will take place on June 15. Good luck to all!





59 Responses to Work on the Set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageLeander21 says: awesome. this is really cool Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: YAY!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Am so buying them even if I have them!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Interesting...Avatar ImageFresca says: I hope this applies to Canada as well. It would be great to see the filming process as it happens.Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: i have been looking for an excuse to buy them on Blu-Ray :PAvatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Wow, this is so great! :-)Avatar ImageDolemite says: only in the UK I guess. I don't have blue ray anyway.Avatar Imagebrianthepotterfan says: OMG IT HAS BEEN MY DREAM TO WORK ON THE CREW FOR THE HARRY POTTER FILMS!!! if only i lived in the UK!!!! i would LOVE to help design sets, and just hep backstage! the best part would be to edit the films! thats what im going to school for!Avatar ImageRosalieRickman says: I need to go. It's a demand. A lust. A need.Avatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: UGH....thats it im movin to England!Avatar Imagecghambright says: This is so unfair! Why can't they do it in the US too!!! it's weird that one of the prizes for buying a dvd set is a dvd set. lol. Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: How awesome would that be?!?! I really wish I lived in England, now more than ever :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: I wish they were doing this in the US too! It's funny that one of the prizes for buying a dvd set is a dvd set. lol. Avatar Imagecghambright says: Awesome! I wish they were doing this in the US too! :(Avatar ImageGriff says: Thats amazing.... if u live in the UK!!!!! They should do this in America!Avatar ImageGriff says: Thats amazing.... if u live in the UK!!!!! They should do this in America!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: It's like a freaking REAL LIVE WILLY WONKA HARRY POTTER EDITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :]. Too bad it's just for the UK :P. Then again, they deserve to get some of the fun. We've got a lot of stuff here in the US.Avatar Imagesnap snape says: this is like willy wonka and the chocalate factory. I already own them but i'm buying them anyway!!Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: Hmm....so now how many of us will try and get someone to buy the DVDs for them in UK? hehe.....i totally would!Avatar Imagekatz10 says: they should do it everywhere...im in the Philippines for goodness' sake!...how unfair!!!Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Oh dang, I already have all the movies on DVD... Are there going to be any new special features on the re-releases?Avatar ImageDrome says: Cool.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: That is one *really* cool prize! :-o I wonder where they'll be selling these re-released DVDs and who's actually eligible to enter in this prize draw. Is it really whoever buys the lucky DVD, no matter where they're from?Avatar Imagethegreyladies says: Sadly, I shall not be partaking in this event. *sighs*Avatar Imagesirius17 says: Damn I wished I lived in the UKAvatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: *sigh* Why does all the cool WB stuff happen in the UK? Maybe I'll move there.......Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: ugg.Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Oh my god that would be my dream to work in the costume department oh my god oh my god i so want to win that!!!Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Funnily enough i need to buy the first 3 films as ive watched mine to death and they are no longer playable.... Oh i may go on a spending spreeeAvatar ImageKiwiBrian says: Pity it applies to Britain only. I wish the rest of the world was able to take part.Avatar Imagelau399 says: mmm this is great!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: WOw, that really is very cool!..what a great opportunity for a lucky someone!Avatar ImageRosalieRickman says: Oh my god, that means they'll get to meet Helena Bonham Carter AND Alan Rickman! ANNNNDDDD Tim Burton, because if you're best friends with Helena, she'll introduce you to her boyfriend! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HOW DO I ENTER HOW DO I ENTER??!??!Avatar ImageLinnyish says: OH YES. I don't own the DVDs of movies 1-3. Now is the time, boys and girls. Now is the time.Avatar Imagehpftw says: Awh this is so nice! I'd want the training bag! ;) Avatar Imagecghambright says: I wish they were doing this in the US too!! So Unfair! I would love to win any of those prizes, but the working on set one is just brilliant!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is unfortunate that they are not including any other countries in this contest, as it excludes me - and many others too, I suppose - from participating! Oh, well. Maybe another opportunity will surface for fans worldwide in the near future to visit the set.Avatar ImageLucilla says: Awww, not in the US?! Good luck to all of you across the pond!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: ahhhhhhhhhh that sounds so cool! haha do yall remember on black friday when that one walmart employee got trampled to death? that is fo shiz gonna happen this time. but i dont want anybody to die in the name of harry potter tho...Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Too bad I don't live in the UK or have a blu-ray player :PAvatar Imagelizzie1514 says: I live in the Uk and I'd love to do it. Only thing is, I own all 5 films and don't have Blu-Ray. It's been a dream of mine to meet the cast. One day, I'm going to try and go to one of the UK premiers of Harry Potter, I'd miss school for Harry Potter if they and my parents would allow it. This means: Never gonna happen! My life is sooo unfair...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome!This is really amazing news! Avatar ImageSirius_Craic says: I own all 5 DVD's, I also own the 1-5 box set, I don't own a Blue-Ray player and I live in Ireland. All signs are pointing to a 'no way in hell' possible. But I want this so bad I think I'll buy at least 1 blue-ray and drive up North to buy it. I'm assuming Northern Ireland is eligible since its the UK?!Avatar Imagefoeglass says: Hang on. I bought the bluray box set months ago. Are they rereleasing it again? Is it the same or have they added content?Avatar Imagegaminette says: Is there anything special about the DVDs though? I'd be more interested to know if 1) it's a worldwide release, i.e., if they'll be available in the US as well; 2) if there are any additional features that aren't available on the first release.Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: Only in the UK?Avatar Imagebudb says: HI, Lady H! Responded to you on your parchment...i still check Leaky daily, just haven't had much to say in quite a while....Avatar Imagebudb says: Just want to toss in here (since there has not been a thread as appropriate in quite some time) an idea I mentioned previously, shortly after the release of DH. When shooting the Grimmauld Place scenes, specifically the ones in Sirius's bedroom, there are supposed to be posters of Muggle women in bathing suits on the walls, along with other items intended to drive his parents nuts. One really should be the famous Farrah Fawcett poster, which would fit the chronology of the story nicely, or at least within a few years. (do the math folks, how old were Sirius, James, et al circa 1972? close enough, right?) Another choice would be Rachel Welch, there were two posters of her that were popular around that time (one from the awful remake of 1,000,000 years BC: trust me, the only good thing was RW dressed in animal skins....). Also popular around the early 70s were the Middle Earth maps and posters released by Ballantine Books, as part of its Lord of the Rings publicity. It strikes me that having period pieces like the above would be a nice homage to the past and to other artists, and perfectly in keeping with the atmosphere described in the novel. Not sure if there was a British cheesecake poster in the same category as the Farrah Fawcett/Rachel Welch ones...did Wendy Richard ever do such a thing? Or Julie Christie? Is my age showing, or what?Avatar ImageLady Hawke says: Hi *budb* good to see you. I just made a friend request to you. I think it would have to be Farrah Fawcett. Julie Christie is a bit too old for my generation. The Marauders would have been two years older than me. We would have been at Hogwarts together and the big deal in my day was Farrah Fawcett. Julie Christie was at the top during her Dr. Zhivago days but that was in the mid 60s, not the mid to late 70s. It is too bad. It would have been interesting to see Madame Rosmerta on the wall as a Muggle Girl. Wendy Richard was already in her middle to late 30s during those days. Farrah would have just turned 30 during the Marauder's Final year at Hogwarts. The famous poster would have come out during the previous couple of years. It would have been THE POSTER of the age. The only problem is if it came out after Sirius went to live with the Potters.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Lucky UK people!Avatar Imagejennluvsharry says: ugh-only in the UK?? how about something for the US fans!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: AWESUM!! but im not gonna buy another because my original HP stuff is precious 2 me!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: dude, in America u get LeakyCon and all the conventions and theme parks, we get practically nuthing. But yeah, they should be doing stuff worldwide.Avatar Imageveronski says: It's amazing.. i wish they'll be doing it in the Philippines too.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: WOW!! Finally a good reason to live in the UK! I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!! Can't wait 'till they come out and I can get my hands on them!!! :) :D XDAvatar Imageiceymoon says: i waaaaaaaaant ;-; too bad i'm no rich enough to go to the UK and start buying a bunch of copies.Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Wow only just seen this, really cool! Although.. I don't really want all five films on dvd again unfortunately. :(Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: They should do this everywhere, not just UK, Europe or America... I think every fan deserves a shot at winning the prize

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