Daniel Radcliffe on Filming “Deathly Hallows” in Scotland


Jan 10, 2010

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Daniel Radcliffe has spoken to a Scottish newspaper about filming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in the recent snowy weather. Mr. Radcliffe, speaking to the Sunday Mail, describes the camping scenes filmed by Loch Etive in Scotland as “magic.” He goes on to say, “[the] mountains up there looked kind of blue and the weather was great.” Talking about the various filming locations used for the first part of the seventh film, Mr. Radcliffe comments that it is a “road movie [...] and it’s going to look very different.”

The paper also spoke to producer David Barron about his decision to not write snow scenes into the plot of “Deathly Hallows.” Instead the producer says that they chose to return to Leavesden Studios and film indoor scenes on the Great Hall set.

The full article can be found here on The Daily Record website.

57 Responses to Daniel Radcliffe on Filming “Deathly Hallows” in Scotland

Avatar ImageGottaGetBackToHogwarts says: I assume he means snow scenes in Scottland, because didn't we see some snow scenes in the trailer...? (Godrics Hollow)Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: cooking huh!? ¬.¬ yeah!! no probs with that! it must be very beautiful!!! LYD!!! Kss!!!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Huh? Why there won't be snow? If Godrics Hollow doesn't have snow i will be seriously angry.Avatar Imagelazykitty says: They didn't completly take out the snow/rain. There's snow in the trailer. Anyway, it sounds beatiful! What does he mean by a caravan holiday? Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: Sorry, I meant to say "somehow work some magic" not "someone."Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Well, we did see some snow in the trailer, so I'm sure there is some. So I don't really know what he means?Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: I don't know what you're all worrying about. It doesn't say that there won't be ANY snow scenes, it says that they decided not to write any snow scenes into the part that they were filming, which sounds like it's another part of the camping segment. If I remember rightly, there wasn't any snow in the camping scenes until they got to Godric's Hollow. I would assume they've already filmed those scenes because we saw some of it in the teaser. You all need to chill out a bit!Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: I the trailer, there is definitely snow...you can see the graveyard in Godrick's Hollow, and Hermoine has to brush off the snow to see Ignotious Peverell's name.Avatar Imagephoenixortheflame says: Um, I am really hoping that they have snow in Godric's Hollow and with the silver doe!! You just can't get rid of those!!Avatar ImageDawna says: I think he meant he wasn't going to add any impromtu snow scenes to the movie. The UK has been getting snow recently and he figured if he tried to add a scene because there was real snow outside, it would probably melt before they could pull it off. However, they could film here in NH where our snow is going nowhere!Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: so exciting but i will be seriously angered if it is not snowing in Godric's Hollow...it's christmas for heavens sake!!!!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: awesome! i cant wait to see it...it will be very interesting...SQUEE its coming out this year people! (well part one is) i wonder if Jo has been on set since they are filming in Scotland...(truethful, i think it would be awesome for Jo to stop by and check how things are going! i hope she likes it! the last book was her favourite! if Jo likes it we know it will be brilliant!)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: awesome glad to here of progressAvatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Part 1 is going to be so awesome!!! I can't wait!!!Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: Bookworm_Weasley {HS} and {ROAR} Dawna, you are correct. They are NOT TALKING ABOUT TAKING OUT ANY SNOW during the scenes which have it. PLEASE guys read the actual article, and if you did, reread it. At Leavesden studios it snowed on some sets which aren't supposed to have snow. So instead of shooting outdoors they had to reschedule shooting to the interior Great Hall set for that week. If they HAD decided to shoot outdoors with the snow, by the time they would have gotten started shooting it would have melted before they've finished filming. This is why they use fake snow(the kind on the sets of Godrics Hollow and Hogsmead in the DH sneak peek), it doesn't melt. Before thinking people seem to arrogantly first assume the worst regarding these movies, and then respond with commentary to it misinterpreting the article which others read, and believe. It's like a reflex. It spreads misinformation that just doesn't stop and people end up with all these unfounded sour and angry complaints about aspects of the film that they don't like which don't even exist.Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: sounds awesome!! :) I SO CAN NOT WAITTTT! :DAvatar ImageZephyrFool says: My aunt lives in Scotland and mailed me that article. She was so proud! Scotland is beautiful and I'd rather go there than any other place at the moment - even though it's freezing right now. ;-)Avatar ImageErinM says: Too bad, snow scenes would have been beautiful :)Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: cool i cant wait Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: hey cool 2nd comment!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Very cool!Avatar ImageEeyore says: Again with the changes. One of the interviews with Rowling revealed that she read up on alchemy and used that thoughout the books. For those of us who latched onto that some time ago, I find it disappointing that they are changing colors and weather, etc. All of that is important for the continuity of the alchemical imagery. That is one of the things that Rowling included that makes the books so rich and many layered. When they change the colors of the wedding at the beginning of Deathly Hallows or take out the rain or snow, it really messes it all up. The story will still be good, I'm sure, but it will lose much of the symbolism that gives the books more depth than just another fantasy adventure.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Eeyore, you have a point. But, there will always be a lot that is lost in the films. Sometimes I like when they change things, but sometimes I don't. Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: I hope they someone work some magic and add some snow at least for Godric's Hollow.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Wow!!!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW it sounds like it is going to be GREAT!!!! I am glad they are splitting the last movie into two parts, this way, I feel they will be able to capture all of the book into it!!!! lol and of course wrap any loose ends!!!! Avatar ImagePollytomat says: DH!!!! They are working really hard on thet one! By the way, when the countdown will be made??? :DAvatar ImageAll Was Well says: Wish I was up there with 'em....*sigh*Avatar Imagewilliam 93 says: Scotland is the perfect place to film if you want mountains and hills, a good choise.Avatar Imagejacket says: I'be scene pictures of Scottland...it looks nice there.Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Wait they are not using real snow I thought they only used it on ski slopes Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I think what he more means to say through this comment is that the narrative that J.K. Rowling originally wrote devoted little time to describing scenes with snow (with the exception of the visit to Godric's Hollow and the Silver Doe, if I remember correctly). Because of this, the film might have the appearance of a short winter. One may assume that some people behind the film might have thought it possible to incorporate additional scenes to enhance the plot but ultimately decided against it to remain faithful to the story.Avatar Imagekatarina_cat says: Can't wait to see the movie!Avatar ImagexAnaheyy says: they better have snowAvatar Imageharrygetsme says: oh my god, i can't wait!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: I think this movie is gonna be great!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: i cant whateAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I know what you mean, YodatheHobbit. People overreact at the slightest bit of news that doesn't fit with their vision of the story. It's a bit irritating, to say the least. Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: But on a side note, part 1 is going to be epically awesome in a very different way from what we've seen til now. Can't wait!Avatar ImageethanHP says: What the article means is they won't write new scenes to film in the snow that has been falling these days in the UK. That doesn't mean there won't be scenes with snow, they film them on set with fake snow. I wish there would be more interviews like this. It's nice to read interviews with the other actors, but the ones who are really there everyday are Dan and people like David, so they know more things, it's more interesting to read. Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Ooh! I love the drama. Let's all keep arguing about snow!!! *mischievous wink*Avatar ImageZephyrFool says: Apart from all the snow-discussion - Scotland is a great and beautiful place. I recommend a trip there to everyone, not only the Harry Potter fans.Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Glad to see some people read the whole articleAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very interesting stuff...Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: It must be really cold filming in Scotland right now. Brrrrr!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: im sure Godric's Hollow will have snow.... they have 2.Avatar ImageLotta says: It's going to be awesome!!! *__* Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Typical us hardcore fans to get worked up over snow scenes :DAvatar Imagebettb says: People need not worry that "there won't be snow in Godric's Hollow;" we've already SEEN the graveyard, and it IS snowy. They can make snow on indoor sets anytime they want to, and they obviously have done. Just no scenes shot on location which required a real, snow-covered landscape -- altho I can't get enough of that beautiful Scottish countryside in the snow! Wish some of it WERE immortalized in the movie, but that's ok.Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Wait they are not using real snow I thought they only used it on ski slopes Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: Snow? No snow? Snow? No snow? Snow? No snow? Snow? No snow? Tired of it yet?Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: haha,i just love our fandom,we'll all go crazy because of a half sentence about SNOW,i siriusly love this :DAvatar Imagesnakems says: Can't wait to see it. :)Avatar Imagesimonoonke says: hmmmmm can't wate!!! :)Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: This is so exciting!Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: This is so exciting!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I can't wait to see Deathly Hallows! It's time for Leaky to put up a countdown for it.

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