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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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120 Points

This is all so exciting! Can’t wait to see Xenophilius and the Trio in disguise to break into the Ministry!

Posted by Slytherins on August 12, 2009, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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I am so thrilled to see this now! Haha I’m so stoked. Yeah, I figured they wouldn’t just use Dan for ALL seven potters. Not only is that time-consuming… but that’s a lot of character work he’d have to do for the personalities of everyone. Thanks so much for this!

Posted by CordyLovesSirius(ROAR!) on August 12, 2009, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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257 Points

yay! cant wait :P

Posted by HereticPrincess on August 12, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
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3463 Points

I’m very excited for this movie!!!
But why does Bill need scars if he didn’t get attacked in HBP?

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on August 12, 2009, 03:00 PM report to moderator
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29 Points

Even though it’s not a scene in the book that added scene sounds cool like it would fit in really well. the sets all sound fantastic i just can’t wait til we start getting promo stuff and i have to decide how much i want to watch before it comes out.

Posted by Josie-Weasley [ROAR] on August 12, 2009, 03:00 PM report to moderator
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146 Points

I just reread DH (i finished it last night!) and I’m so excited for this movie. But…do they REALLY need to add another scene? maybe it will break up their wanderings in the forests a little bit?

Posted by skiving snackboxes on August 12, 2009, 03:03 PM report to moderator
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2661 Points

Wow, this is a great report! I’m so excited for these movies, even though that means the movies are almost over. But it sounds like they’re keeping close to the book, which is great! :-D

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on August 12, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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omg the r/hr kiss im 100% sure WILL be in the CHAMBER OF SECRETS!!!

Posted by Mosu on August 12, 2009, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

So excited! So many details! I’m glad they are showing that Bill has scars, and of course that they are showing the wedding. :) Everything sounds awesome!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on August 12, 2009, 03:25 PM report to moderator
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Regarding Bill’s scars, i assume that he will be attacked by Fenrir at his wedding.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on August 12, 2009, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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444 Points

It all sounds very exciting. But honestly, do they really need to add scenes? Just put in what’s in the book and there will be plenty of action. I really hope that they do justice to Snape’s death and Harry’s Pensieve trip through Snape’s memories. It’s so important to the climax of the book and the series. They HAVE to get that part right!

Posted by Eeyore on August 12, 2009, 04:00 PM report to moderator
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4186 Points

Yay!!! Great news!!!

Posted by PhoenixSong {{{ROAR}}} on August 12, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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So glad to hear they’re adding extra attack scenes. There certainly isn’t enough tragedy and drama in the book as it is. Probably another moment for the PinkPowerGranger, the only best friend Harry will ever need, to shine. headdesk

Posted by NinnyTreetops on August 12, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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I’m so excited that Ron is actually playing Reg Cattermole! It sounds like they are really paying attention to the details in the book. It’s going to be amazing!

Plus, how cool is it that they are using the Grimmauld Place set for the Sherlock Holmes movie???? Love it!

Posted by Tall Tonks on August 12, 2009, 04:38 PM report to moderator
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Wow cant wat to see this move

Posted by Albus Marcos Dumbledore on August 12, 2009, 05:23 PM report to moderator
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