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Deathly Hallows Filming Update: 100 Extras Used for Hogwarts Express Scene

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Posted by: sue
September 24, 2009, 06:01 AM

An update today regarding filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First, there is more on the filming in Scotland for a scene involving the Hogwarts Express. The Press and Journal reports:

"The Harry Potter crew were making a return to the Highlands and the west Highland railway line was once again the location for filming this week, with about 100 pupils from Lochaber High School at Fort William taking part in the filming as extras.The picturesque route was chosen for some scenes in two previous J.K. Rowling epics and now the film-makers are back to shoot the seventh and last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

On this occasion, views of Glenfinnan Viaduct, which has featured in the previous Harry Potter blockbusters, were not required. Instead, the young teenagers were bussed to Tulloch Station, east of Roy Bridge. The camera action focused on Hogwart’s Express as the blood-red train steamed between Tulloch and Rannoch stations with its excited young passengers."

Interestingly a second piece on the filming noted "The scenic route was chosen for some of the shooting of scenes for not one, but two epics, out of JK Rowling's seventh and last best seller, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows." We do not know if this for an additional scene or simply the epilogue scene or what this may be used for.  As noted previously with the photos from the other day, no cast was present, or what scene this may be, stay tuned!

Also, we had heard previously from actors Jason Isaacs and Dan Radcliffe that filming would continue well into the next year, with Jason recently noting he would not be finished filming until April. The Independent has a brief mention of actor David Thewlis, who plays Lupin, where it notes that "Thewlis is filming the final instalments of Harry Potter until March." Please note while likely to be true, this is not a direct quote from David Thewlis, just a mention in an article with his partner Anna Friel, and has not been confirmed.

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Great.

Posted by EnricoDc on September 24, 2009, 06:03 AM report to moderator
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This is sad, The end of the Harry Potter films is going near…

Posted by EnricoDc on September 24, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator
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What fun to be on the train.

Posted by Loader Lady on September 24, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator
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The end is coming T_T I wonder what this scene will be about.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on September 24, 2009, 06:15 AM report to moderator
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I can wait to see it!
It will never ends.. we’ll keep this world alive forever! ;)

Posted by Hmrc5 on September 24, 2009, 06:22 AM report to moderator
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its ending all too fast!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 24, 2009, 06:32 AM report to moderator
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Lucky kids taking part in the filming of one of the best movie franchises ever!!

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 24, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
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Maybe it is the epilogue!! =D

Posted by Bonnie Radcliffe on September 24, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
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Lucky pupils!!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on September 24, 2009, 06:39 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait to see it :D

Posted by spiritbound on September 24, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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any mention of david thewlis, true or false, I’m very happy to hear hahaha

They must be shooting a scene to show when the trio are at grimmauld place thinking about school…maybe…??

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on September 24, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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Awww man, I really don’t want to read these tidbits about the filming coming to an end… At least we’ll still have some six months left to go. It’ll be really interesting to see what these Hogwarts Express scenes are eventually used for.

On another note, did you guys read the original article? It says in the article that “the west Highland locations lend themselves to the spooky side of things in Deathly Hallows, with the storyline involving plenty of ghosts, witches and warlocks.”

Ghosts?

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 24, 2009, 06:42 AM report to moderator
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@ MischiefManaged : I can’t remember ghosts in the book… except the Hogwarts ghosts of course.

Posted by Prosophules on September 24, 2009, 06:49 AM report to moderator
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awwwwwwww. sob thats sooooooo sad.but still imen its cool. i guess sob

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on September 24, 2009, 06:57 AM report to moderator
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aah i wish i could’ve been an extra in one of the films sigh oh well, i can always dream.
it’s pretty sad that the whole thing is coming to an end, but we still have the DH films to see and the scottish book when that comes out. at least we’ll have all the books and films forever :) it’s not like it’s all going to stop and our books are going to be taken away :)

Posted by Sigourney♥ on September 24, 2009, 07:17 AM report to moderator
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