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Update from Harry Potter Prop Tour in London

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Posted by: sue
June 20, 2009, 07:06 AM

As we've been reporting, as part of the ongoing MSN WB tour promoting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a traveling exhibition by bus is making the rounds in the UK, with the exhibit currently in London (open this weekend to public first serve basis), England. Yesterday actors Tom Felton (Draco), Matt Lewis (Neville) along with James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George) made a brief appearance in Leicester Square, and we have photos here in our temporary galleriea. CBBC Newsround also now has more from the actors (loads of photos here) who speak to their characters in the sixth Harry Potter film. Quotage:

"Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton said the new film is definitely much funnier. "There's lots to look forward to," he said. "I was laughing through the whole two hours." Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the film series, said fans will see his character getting more strong-willed and starting to change in the Half-Blood Prince. "Every year, we always say 'it's much darker, this one', but this one really is. It gets pretty heavy in parts," he said."But the balance they've achieved with the comedy... the timing is wonderful. Jim Broadbent [Professor Slughorn] is superb, Rupert Grint [Ron Weasley] is on top form and it is very very funny."

 We also hear a bit about the Weasley Wheezes set from James and Oliver Phelps who noted spoke about filming away from Hogwarts as their characters now have their own business.

"It was really cool because we got to work in probably the best set there," said Oliver."The set Fred and George have is so insane we weren't disappointed to be away from Hogwarts at the time," added James. "But when we saw the film I realised how much I missed the shoots in the Great Hall and on the quidditch pitch."

An earlier report from Newsround can be read here, with video online of just the prop tour in London here via ITN

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994 Points

Cool.. I’ll miss Fred and George in Hogwarts too :(

Posted by Promote Elfish Welfare [*SQUEE*] on June 20, 2009, 07:17 AM report to moderator
15643 Points

24 days! Seeing the actors all talk about it on twitter is making me super excited for HBP as well now _

Posted by Serpensortia [FTC!] on June 20, 2009, 08:49 AM report to moderator
131 Points

Im so excited to see this movie XD!!!!!!

Posted by MarianaSP on June 20, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
131 Points

Im so excited to see this movie XD!!!!!!

Posted by MarianaSP on June 20, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

Tom Felton’s comments have certainly interested me: he was laughing the whole two hours? This is good to hear, because I hope the movie is as strong a cesspool of humor as the book was.

Posted by Kirk on June 20, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
460 Points

Mattew Lewis (Neville) looks handsome in these pictures, he always looks kind of awkward on the films, the way he is suppose to of course, but he’s very different in these pictures

Posted by kingdom on June 20, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
4630 Points

All the actors looked POTTAMAZING!
Come on… come on… 26 days… come on…

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on June 20, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

“Jim Broadbent [Professor Slughorn] is superb, Rupert Grint [Ron Weasley] is on top form”, EXCELLENT!!! Especially the mention of Rupert. It sounds like they have decided to build on the good work done with his character in OotP. I would credit Messrs Goldenberg and Yates for this!!

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on June 20, 2009, 07:39 PM report to moderator
41 Points

Cool. But I can’t understand everything.. xD
I’m not as good in English as I through I am. .

Posted by Unforgiven on June 20, 2009, 08:23 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Just a few more weeks now!!!

Posted by Won_Two on June 21, 2009, 12:31 AM report to moderator
460 Points

very excited for this movie!

Posted by kingdom on June 21, 2009, 01:01 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

AWESUM!!!!!! and tom is getting hotter by the second ;)

24135 Points

they all look really good! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 21, 2009, 08:22 AM report to moderator

oooo what are the spells!

Posted by granger_malfoy on June 21, 2009, 09:19 AM report to moderator
6921 Points

Cool. I’ll miss Fred and George at Hogwarts, though.

Posted by badger666 on June 21, 2009, 11:40 AM report to moderator
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