More on Filming for Seven Potters Scene in Deathly Hallows

Jul 30, 2009

Posted by: SueTLC

DH Film

Several days ago you might recall we saw photos and a fan report regarding location filming of the Seven Potters scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The sequence filmed involved doubles for Harry and Hagrid as they zoomed along an express way in England in the motorbike belonging to the late Sirius Black. The local paper, Dartford & Swanley Times, has more now with the paper stating “The film crew remained at the nearby Hilton Hotel, Crossways, this
week, with sources claiming filming of a scene involving a helicopter
was due to take place on land next to the Bridge Housing development
yesterday. Another source close to the film crew, added: “They have been
staying at the hotel for over a week now. The tunnel scenes are
complete but we understand there is still filming taking place on
nearby land late at night and involves a helicopter. It’s very

A few more details on the size of the crew emerged, as the article says More than 40 vehicles for the filming, supplied by were parked on land to the right of The Bridge
housing project just yards from the real-life set for about a week
leading up to filming. At 10pm on Thursday and Friday the
vehicles, including cars, vans, pick-up trucks and an Arriva-style bus
were driven to the crossing offices in preparation for filming.It is thought the roles played by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and
Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) did not take part with bosses opting for stunt
doubles to film them zooming through the tunnel.”

Warner Bros denied any further location filming was due to take place at the scene with the following: “We have been filming at the
crossing but we are now back in the Leavesden studio where most of the
filming takes place.”We rarely go out on location.” They denied any more filming was to take place at Dartford locations
despite the crew being expected to remain at the hotel until the end of
the week.”

Finally, the article also claims that actor Dan Radcliffe was at the scene, as the paper states rumors that have been making the rounds “It is thought Daniel Radcliffe turned up with the producer David
Barron to try a spell of directing during a race scene in the Dartford
tunnels for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.A source revealed: “Daniel has told friends he is looking for a
project to direct when he finally waves goodbye to Hogwarts. He has
been approached by a number of producers.”

Please note: While it is very possible that Dan has been interested in learning to direct, it is highly unlikely he actually directed a specialized and very dangerous stunt sequence for the film, however we are trying to learn more on this and will update when we can.

Thanks Wendy.

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