Update from Harry Potter Prop Tour in London

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Jun 20, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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






18 Responses to Update from Harry Potter Prop Tour in London

Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: Cool.. I'll miss Fred and George in Hogwarts too :( Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: 24 days! Seeing the actors all talk about it on twitter is making me super excited for HBP as well now ^_^Avatar ImageMarianaSP says: Im so excited to see this movie XD!!!!!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: 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.Avatar Imagekingdom says: 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 picturesAvatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: All the actors looked POTTAMAZING! Come on... come on... 26 days... come on...Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: "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!!Avatar ImageUnforgiven says: Cool. But I can't understand everything.. xD I'm not as good in English as I through I am. -.-'Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Just a few more weeks now!!!Avatar Imagekingdom says: very excited for this movie!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: AWESUM!!!!!! and tom is getting hotter by the second ;)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: they all look really good! :)Avatar Imagegranger_malfoy says: oooo what are the spells!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool. I'll miss Fred and George at Hogwarts, though.Avatar Imageautumninbethany says: I was there and saw them all! It was so so amazing! And I'm going back again today to go inside and have a look xAvatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Omggg I just saw which three spells you get to pick from for the audition in the video, getting practising right away for tomorrow!Avatar ImageDolemite says: I hope it's not too funny.

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