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More on Filming for Seven Potters Scene in Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 30, 2009, 08:39 AM

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 exciting."

A few more details on the size of the crew emerged, as the article says "More than 40 vehicles for the filming, supplied by www.movievehicles.com 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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67 Comments

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I cannot wait for this movie !
Although I agre, I don’t think Dan actually directed a scene here …

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817 Points

the 7 potters scene should be absolutely amazing.

Posted by Triple_S on July 30, 2009, 08:06 PM report to moderator
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817 Points

the 7 potters scene should be absolutely amazing.

Posted by Triple_S on July 30, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
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817 Points

the 7 potters scene should be absolutely amazing.

Posted by Triple_S on July 30, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
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257 Points

one and a half year!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait :P

Posted by HereticPrincess on July 30, 2009, 09:35 PM report to moderator
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all i know is that i am taking it easy with the pre-movie pics, it’s still too far away to start getting excited for things that might turn out differently or end up on the cutting room floor. i will abstain from these things bc i didn’t for HBP and i do not want to be spoiled :]

still, thanks for the updates

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281 Points

Can hardly wait to see that sequence!

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 31, 2009, 12:03 AM report to moderator
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Its gonna be EPIC =]

Posted by Jesse~{ROAR}~ on July 31, 2009, 12:21 AM report to moderator
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312 Points

interest. Thanks for posting

Posted by got2lovme on July 31, 2009, 01:15 AM report to moderator
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42 Points

I can’t wait to see the next movie. I seen the movie Half blood prince last night.

Posted by whitetiger on July 31, 2009, 01:28 AM report to moderator
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126 Points

I guess i have to read DH for seventh time now.This gave me an inspiration.

Posted by Remus Greyback on July 31, 2009, 06:21 AM report to moderator
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141 Points

Cool.

Posted by minishiva on July 31, 2009, 07:15 AM report to moderator
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24135 Points

that would be awesome if this was true! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 31, 2009, 07:39 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

that would be awesome if this was true! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 31, 2009, 07:40 PM report to moderator
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cant wait for DH!!!

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