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Deathly Hallows Movie Updates: Charity Burbage Cast, Possible Historic Home for Exterior Shots and More

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Posted by: sue
June 12, 2009, 08:01 AM

A few updates today regarding the ongoing filming for the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First, word has it that actress Carolyn Pickles (photo here)has been cast in the part of Muggle Studies professor Charity Burbage who appeared so memorably in the opening scene of Deathly Hallows. Again while we at TLC believe this to be accurate, as with all the casting reports over the months, we remind you that official confirmation will arrive only when WB formally announces the cast list for the final Harry Potter movies. 

Second, the Press Association and the Telegraph is reporting today that a historic home in the UK may be the location, exterior shot or play some feature in Deathly Hallows. A spokesperson for the National Trust in the UK confirmed reports that location scouts for the Potter films are interested in Hardwick Hall. The articles state: A spokesman for National Trust said: "It's certainly true that they have been to look but we are awaiting for confirmation."There's no guarantee that they are coming and, even if they did use it, it wouldn't be until next year." Again, we have no idea what this impressive building might be used for, whether it be for exteriors of Malfoy Manor, having to do with a flashback scene or what, we simply do not more. Should further news on this be released,we will of course update when we can.

Also a reminder too that location filming is due in the next weeks or so. Thanks to London Taxi Tours for their vigilance in photographing an area in the Swinley Forest area of the UK, and recently Burnley Beeches where they say that some filming already took place, possibly involving Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson in some additional camping scenes.

Finally scores and scores of readers alerted us to this video taken on the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince prop train in France, containing interviews with Bonnie Wright and the Phelps brothers who confirm they will be filming for Deathly Hallows next month. (Be sure to watch the entire video for fabulous looks at many of the props and sets in HBP)

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52 Comments

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Exciting news.
I wanted Jo for charity’s role too :)

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on June 12, 2009, 09:54 PM report to moderator
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I love the video!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on June 12, 2009, 10:21 PM report to moderator
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Just an idea…..Hardwick Hall = Durmstrang Institute?? Anyone think that seems likely??

Posted by HPHealer on June 12, 2009, 10:39 PM report to moderator
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Well, Charity ends up rotating while hanging in midair. That sounds quite uncomfortable when you consider all the harnessing the actress will have to wear so as much fun as it would be to see Jo in a cameo I am betting she won’t want to go through all that. Would be a security nightmare, too.

Posted by Rosemunde on June 12, 2009, 10:39 PM report to moderator
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Awww, I thought John had the perfect casting for Charity Burbage: Stephanie Meyer!

Posted by realspace on June 12, 2009, 10:55 PM report to moderator
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Darn it..
I had all my money on either Stephanie or Jo..

:D

Posted by Sara Weasley on June 12, 2009, 11:01 PM report to moderator
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I rather Imagine that Malfoy Manor could be very big indeed, the driveway up to it is described as having a high hedge “running off into the distance beyond the pair of impressive wrought iron gates”. The surroundings appear to be extensive and impressive, you would need a pretty big house at the end of that or it would look rather incongruous.

I like this choice of actress for Charity because much as many people would seem to like the idea you really couldn’t have Jo it would be far too distracting.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on June 12, 2009, 11:29 PM report to moderator
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Amazing how much “stuff” they are cranking out. Not like the drought during the pre release of OOTP

Posted by Won_Two on June 12, 2009, 11:49 PM report to moderator
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82 Points

I’m glad to know they’re being active for the DH movie.

Posted by Jewunit on June 13, 2009, 12:09 AM report to moderator
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Looks good =]

Posted by Christine on June 13, 2009, 12:26 AM report to moderator
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malfoy manor is perfect1 i would love Jo 4 Charity we should start a petition ( only messing) great interviews

Posted by weasleygirl101(ROAR) on June 13, 2009, 12:31 AM report to moderator
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ive changed my mind. STEPHANIE MEYER FOR CHARITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY BABY!!!

ohhhhhhmg i cant stop laughing :D

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on June 13, 2009, 01:46 AM report to moderator
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Good postings can’t wait they have a good choice in location for the shoot.

Posted by HGROSS44 on June 13, 2009, 01:58 AM report to moderator
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I’ve always thought of the Malfoys as being from an old family who had always had plenty of money, therefore lots of inherited wealth and a really prestigious property. Can’t wait to see how they do the interior.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on June 13, 2009, 02:50 AM report to moderator
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I dunno, Hardwick Hall does seem to be a bit rich for the Malfoys. I expect large and ostentatious but not palacial. With two films totaling more that 5 hours (a guess) they can leave in much more even with recaps at the beginning of part two. May I live long enough to see them…

OMT

Posted by OldMrToad on June 13, 2009, 03:52 AM report to moderator
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