Chris Rankin to Finish Filming "Deathly Hallows" in May
April 07, 2010, 02:05 PM
Earlier this week, Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) were among those to speak on the Harry Potter Day at Leeds Young People's Film Festival. In a follow up interview about the event, Chris Rankin mentioned that he was due to finish filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" shortly. Talking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Rankin said, "I finish filming mid-May so there's not long to go. It will be strange and very sad to say goodbye."
The Percy Weasley actor also described the Hyde Park Picture House - where the Harry Potter film marathon took place - as "the cinema which time forgot." Rankin remarked that it was "fantastic" to see grandparents and grandchildren together at the event, "enjoying the films as a family." You can find the article on the Yorkshire Evening Post website, at this link.
although chris says hes going to be done filming in may, it wont really seem like its over until the last credits roll on part 2. then, it will probably really sink in. and i will most likely be bawling.
Chris may not be in the epilogue scene as in the book Percy only ‘could be heard loudly discoursing about broomstick regulations’ he mght do some voice work but it’s not 100% yet he’ll be in the final scene, I hope he is though. Perce is one of my favourite characters.
If I feel as though there is going to be a huge void in my life after Deathly Hallows is released, I can only imagine how it must be for these actors-most of whom have grown up playing these characters. I don’t think there’s any doubt that Dan, Emma, and Rupert will have brilliant careers ahead of them, but I often wonder what will happen to the less well known members of the cast.