Wired’s 13 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Poter Films


Jul 26, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Wired.co.uk has published a slideshow with interesting facts and behind-the-scenes information about the eight Harry Potter films.

Some of the fun facts revolve around the Great Hall (which can fit 22 double-decker buses), the wands manufactured for the actors, creatures built, and creating the gold for the Lestrange vault (210,000 coins!).

Harry Potter’s identifying scar has been applied by makeup teams an approximate 5,800 times. While Radcliffe makes up a meaty 2,000 times of that application, the rest have been on the foreheads of stunt doubles and film doubles, who all wear the scar. Although Radcliffe’s favourite prop is his glasses, he has been through 160 pairs of them during the shooting of the franchise, many of which do not feature glass as this reflected the cameras too often.

Read even more information about the making of the Harry Potter films at this link.

35 Responses to Wired’s 13 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Poter Films

Avatar ImageFresca says: This slide show was a fascinating glimpse into the work done behind the scenes of the HP movies. Everyone working on the filmes really put a lot of talent and effort into making JKR's world seem so real. Thanks!Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: Aww this is brilliant xDAvatar ImageSilvery Doe says: Such amazing detail really helped to make the movies magical.Avatar Image1prod4 says: Hi HP’s Followers! Please find a little and modest app for android phones, to keep HP universe in your pocket! - Read and remember the events of each of the 7 volumes! - Learn from the last HP’s news (movies, JK Rowling surprises, …) - Visualize the best picture of Harry and pick one into your wallpaper! - Discover the UK places where HP movies were shot! Please feel free to make any suggestion to improve the app! TO DOWNLOAD Type: Harry Potter Fan App Or Click on: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.appsbuilder32096 Price: 1,49€ / ~2$ / 1,10£Avatar ImageLaLuney says: *Potter. I love & hate behind the scenes stuff. My curiosity can gorge but the magic is revealed.Avatar ImageLaLuney says: *Potter. I love & hate behind the scenes stuff. My curiosity can gorge but the magic is revealed.Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: These people never stop giving! =]Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Wow! 160 pairs of glasses?! My word!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I love Harrt Potter behind-the-scenes features! They are so cool and show how much work goes into these amazing films.Avatar Imageathena lupen says: how does some one go through 160 pairs of glasses?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!Avatar ImageRadiance says: Oh my. They used a lot of shells for Shell Cottage. xDAvatar Imageemdash84 says: Just amazing.Avatar ImageAveryfan says: What is the animatronic Hog's Head they are talking about?Avatar Imagejasygrama says: I did quite get the Hog's Head either......very interesting stuff though!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: Awesome! And they were talking about the head that moves around in the main part of Hog's Head (the restaurant), viewed in the 5th film.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thats a lot of wands...Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: FASCINATING!Avatar ImageEeyore says: I couldn't get the pictures to load but the information was interesting.Avatar ImageTrustSSnape says: It's great. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: This is brilliant! Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Awesome thanks guysAvatar Imagemencia says: I never truly appreciated all the hardwork it took to bring out the magic we so often envisaged while reading. totally awe-inspiring :OAvatar Imagecamila_black08 says: I wanted to have so many wandsAvatar ImageMad But Happy says: I love the bit about the Hogwarts train!Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: Well of coruse the scar be put on so many time. He wash it off everyday and put makeup back on everyday. That is a lots of wands.Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Fascinating! I absolutely love behind the scenes stuff. As soon as the tickets for the studio tour go on sale I will be all over those bad boys! :DAvatar Imagebeewell says: Such talent in a multitude of people! Thanks for doing the most wonderful sets as well as all the other things (animals, wands, glasses, and of course, the scar). This was wonderful to read the interesting facts of the HP world. Thanks for sharing this Leaky!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I'm annoyed that the 11th picture in the slideshow about the sets. I can't read it all, it won't scroll down for meAvatar Imagelatsyrhc says: Uhm, has anyone else noticed that Potter is spelled "Poter" in the headline? ;-)Avatar ImageNat15 says: I don't think you guys quite understand...HOW MANY TIMES DID THEY PUT A SCAR ON THAT KID??!! Jeese....Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Sometimes you can tell that there is no glass in Harry's spectacles. It is distracting.Avatar ImageGryffindorSlytherinTeen says: really goodAvatar ImageGryffindorSlytherinTeen says: really goodAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: So cool!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImagexxAliciaBxx says: Arrggghhh I wish I'd stop clicking on these sort of things! But my curiosity gets the better of me!! There brilliant but the magic is ruined in a way it stops the films feeling so real for me!!! xx

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