By Andy on 15 September 2010 at 16:00 GMT
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of visiting Leavesden Studios where cast and crew were busy at work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. During the visit, I toured the sets (both old and new), and interviewed many members of the cast and crew. You can read a preview of my report below.
We climb up some steps to arrive in a new set: the toilet block which Harry and Ron use to enter the Ministry of Magic. The attention to detail here is paramount. Visually, the room is old and dilapidated and everything about this set – stalls and all – looks oddly authentic. That is until you reach the end of the set, where a large painting of a London street hangs over the construction.
The now familiar Ministry of Magic set has been extended for the film too. On Leavesden's 'C'-stage, a new trial room has been erected. It's noticeably "cosier" than those featured in earlier films. It's here that Dolores Umbridge will interrogate Mary Cattermole. Back in the Atrium, crew members are reassembling the iconic set after its dramatic destruction in Order of the Phoenix. It takes roughly a month to reassemble. Behind the Atrium, Ministry lifts are also being constructed. Filming is set to begin here shortly.
The full piece for Deathly Hallows: Part I will be available next month.
By Andy on 11 September 2010 at 01:54 GMT
Check out the first TV spot for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I below, courtesy of Warner Bros.
By Andy on 9 September 2010 at 01:33 GMT
See two new images from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which first appeared in Empire Magazine Australia, below.
By Andy on 4 September 2010 at 05:07 GMT
Check out a number of new images from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I below, including our first official look at Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour.
By Andy on 1 September 2010 at 11:13 GMT
Thanks to Warner Bros.!
By Andy on 20 August 2010 at 02:08 GMT
Courtesy of Warner Bros.:
By Andy on 17 August 2010 at 10:48 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over nine new stills from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. Check them out below.
By Andy on 16 August 2010 at 03:32 GMT
Soon Harry Potter fans in Seattle will get the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Pacific Science Center on October 23, 2010.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 14 at 9 a.m. Museum members can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning at noon on August 10 through 9 a.m. on August 14.
Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the film series, was on hand today at the Pacific Science Center to kick off the announcement.
By Andy on 9 August 2010 at 11:34 GMT
Check out Lupin and Tonks together in a promotional picture for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
By Andy on 3 July 2010 at 02:31 GMT
By Andy on 3 July 2010 at 02:27 GMT
For our Australian fans, there will be an event held in Sydney tomorrow to celebrate the release of the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game. The event will be held at Sydney University's Great Hall and entry is free. Those fans dressed as Harry Potter characters will recieve a free gift.
To find out more information, visit the Facebook group.
By Andy on 29 June 2010 at 01:20 GMT
The theatrical trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will debut in cinemas in front of the third Twilight film, has been released online. See it below, courtesy of Warner Bros. Watch it in other formats after the jump.
By Andy on 29 June 2010 at 01:10 GMT
Thanks to Warner Bros. for sending over a number of new images from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which were first published in USA Today and appear in the Deathly Hallows trailer. Check them out below.
By Andy on 19 June 2010 at 11:43 GMT
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort kicked off its grand opening celebration tonight with help from Harry Potter film stars Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Bonnie Wright, Oliver Phelps, Daniel Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint and James Phelps. Hundreds of people gathered in front of Hogwarts castle for a spectacular display of fireworks choreographed to a special performance of music from the Harry Potter films conducted live by renowned composer John Williams. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will officially grand open to the public this Friday, June 18.
By Andy on 16 June 2010 at 03:21 GMT
With the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter fast approaching (only three days!), we've been learning more and more about Universal Orland's plans for Friday's unveiling:
- Universal Orlando has announced via Twitter that legendary film composer John Williams will help grand open the park.
- The actual Knight Bus featured in the films has been shipped from the U.K. and is now on display in the park.
- Fans can watch the grand opening celebrations unfold live at this link.
To learn more about the park, click here! And to all of our readers who are attending the grand opening: enjoy!