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Fan Report from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: New Attack Scene Added for Movie, More

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Posted by: sue
August 12, 2009, 08:02 AM

Today we have a report from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Two long time Harry Potter fans and readers of TLC were able to visit the set at Leavesden where filming is ongoing for the final installment of the Harry Potter film series. While there, they were able to see some of the sets used in past Harry Potter films as well as see the new ones and learn more details about the upcoming Deathly Hallows.
UPDATE ONE
: The full blog post for this has now been removed, sorry folks!  UPDATE TWO: Via his official Twitter, actor Tom Felton has indicated that he is "waiting to go on set...all harnessed up (lycra on!) " The harness is most likely for the dramatic events in the Room of Requirement.

Notable from the report (and as indicated by multiple other sources previously) was confirmation that yes indeed Bill and Fleur's wedding scenes are being recorded all this week, complete with one of the Weasleys spotted wearing a bandage over his ear and Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) was seen sporting prosthetic scars on the left side of his face. Exciting too is news that the double for Xenophilius Lovegood was wearing "mustard colored corduroys, a pale shirt with a yellow waist coat over the top that was covered in flowers and shoulder length blondish-white hair." 
Also of interest to fans contained in the report are the following:

Scenes with 'lots of Goblins' are about to be filmed;

A prop of Aragog is being used as model for bigger larger spiders in DH (presumably for Battle of Hogwarts);

A glimpse of the sculpted bust of Rowena Ravenclaw and the diadem perched atop her head. "Stunningly beautiful detail!"

Photos were seen of  Ron turning into Reg Cattermole.  The report says "From the looks of this, they will actually be putting very realistic prosthetic makeup on Rupert.  In the final stage makeup picture of him, you would not recognize him as Rupert.

Photos and sculptures of Dan’s hexed makeup where he’s hexed to hide his identity from the Snatchers.  This looks amazing!  The right side of his face is all lumpy and deformed.  It’s hard to see Dan under this makeup.

Part of the Seven Potters is being filmed on the Privet Drive set at Leavesden. The report also points out that "from what we were told, it sounded as if they will use makeup on the actors to make them look like Dan, at least for some part of the scene".

Grimmauld Place set, currently used as Baker Street for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes film is being repainted for use again in DH.

The Lovegood house set complete with Dirigible plums (bright orange plants) growing outside, is built with a stone base with "the right side of the house pitted with holes where Death Eater spells had hit (squib explosions)" The report also states that  "they were prepping the house again for a much bigger version of that fight, apparently.  They were adding even more squibs for the new fight."
 
Giant hedges (15 feet tall or more) and two large, stone pillars flanking either side of the entrance adorn the exterior of one of the Malfoy Manor sets. There is also word that there are white peacocks in the animal section of the set.

There is an Animatronic Hog's head that is used in front of the pub, with the pub set open for cameras and more from recent filming.

The Room of Requirement filming is also underway, with two doubles recently who "were perched atop one of the stacks of furniture and rigged into a harness." (probably for the Flight/Fiendfyre squence).

Finally of particular interest is word that there is another new attack sequence, minor and not contained in the book by J.K. Rowling, has been added to the film to showcase the ongoing war. The report says "It appeared to be a bunch of burned trailers / mobile homes.  Apparently in this scene, Harry and Hermione show up at this camp site only to find that the Death Eaters have already attacked and destroyed some of the trailers."

Thanks so much to Chris and Maria for sharing their visit with us!

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192 Comments

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squeeee! so excited! :D

Posted by PotterYay on August 12, 2009, 12:24 PM report to moderator
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AWESOME!!! This sounds amazing! I’m incredible excited for this movie!

Posted by hrslvr529 on August 12, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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COOL !!! :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on August 12, 2009, 12:30 PM report to moderator
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Btw, I agree with some people who have posted that the sets shouldn’t be destroyed but rather saved as an attraction. We should definitely do something about it! Write a petition to WB and other Powers That Be, write to JKR herself and ask if she could put her foot down for saving the sets and setting them up somewhere else as an attraction, or something like that. Anything to get this piece of history saved!

Posted by MischiefManaged on August 12, 2009, 12:36 PM report to moderator
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Wow – one of the things I take away from this report is how enourmous this place must be. I can’t even fathom it. They should take these sets and props, etc. and create a museum. I can’t understand why they would destroy it all. I wonder where Dan was when they saw the cast for the wedding scene. Wonder if a different actor will play “Barney Weasley” (is that his name?) – the polyjuiced Harry who is disguised as a Weasley cousin?

Posted by sueml on August 12, 2009, 12:45 PM report to moderator
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Wow. Thanks to the two of them for submitting this thorough, rich, and detailed set report. The attention to detail and commitment to the richness of the Potterverse that informs these movies never ceases to impress me.

Posted by Kirk on August 12, 2009, 12:47 PM report to moderator
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wow! can’t wait for them to come out!

Posted by HermyGrnger on August 12, 2009, 01:04 PM report to moderator
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WOW so happy looks like they including everything in book

Posted by madman1277 on August 12, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator
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I can just say this: Wooooooowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!
Can’t wait… _

Posted by Sandra_sk on August 12, 2009, 01:12 PM report to moderator
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ya im glad to see that they have put in most of the main parts from what i can here isnt it supposed to be in 2 parts?

Posted by MR.Curser on August 12, 2009, 01:13 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait for these moves!!! :D The Seven Potters scene is going to be so great! checks calendar; still not 2010 Dangit!

Posted by KarliMeaghan on August 12, 2009, 01:14 PM report to moderator
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Does anyone know if the goodbye scene w/the Dursleys will be included? I keep looking on IMDB and none of them list DH as a credit. I really hope they dont cut that out.

Posted by quinncatherine on August 12, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
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Wow. they are really playing up scenes. I’m glad they are adding more fighting to the death Eater attacking the Lovegood home! Sounds like this movie will be different than the others. Instead of deleting so much and watering it down, it’s going to all be built up….serious competition with the book? Maybe.

Posted by PensievePlotter on August 12, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
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Wow. they are really playing up scenes. I’m glad they are adding more fighting to the death Eater attacking the Lovegood home! Sounds like this movie will be different than the others. Instead of deleting so much and watering it down, it’s going to all be built up….serious competition with the book? Maybe.

Posted by PensievePlotter on August 12, 2009, 01:18 PM report to moderator
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139 Points

Wow. they are really playing up scenes. I’m glad they are adding more fighting to the death Eater attacking the Lovegood home! Sounds like this movie will be different than the others. Instead of deleting so much and watering it down, it’s going to all be built up….serious competition with the book? Maybe.

Posted by PensievePlotter on August 12, 2009, 01:19 PM report to moderator
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