Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Secrets from Deathly Hallows

I found these online the other day and thought they were cool facts/secrets from Deathly Hallows. After just seeing the movie, I thought it'd be a cool thing to share with you guys! So here are seven secrets from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

1. Deathly Hallows is the first Harry Potter film in which Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is not seen at all.

2. DH became the first two-part Harry Potter film, as the scriptwriter Steve Kloves found it impossible to fit all the elements of the book into a single story.

3. DH required Daniel Radcliffe to impersonate six actors as their characters took a Polyjuice Potion, which made them look like Harry Potter. The scene — which took three days and 100 takes to shoot — ends with seven Harry Potters in the same room, at the same time, all played by Radcliffe.

4. DH features a chase between evil Death Eaters and the motorbike and sidecar containing Hagrid and Harry, which was filmed in the Dartford and Mersey Tunnels in East London and Liverpool.

5. DH brought traffic to a standstill in London’s Piccadilly Circus when a scene was shot there. Although filming took place before dawn, hundreds of Potter fans turned up.

6. At one point in the film, Harry, Ron and Hermione end up in a London diner. On the wall is a poster from Equus: the play in which Daniel Radcliffe starred as stable boy Alan — a role that required full nudity.

7. HP ends at a cottage made of shells, on a beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The cottage was held down by water bottles, weighing several tons each, to stop it blowing away.

If you've seen the movie, let me know what you thought! We'll have a review up hopefully soon (Jeff's working on that now). And if you haven't seen it yet, GO. NOW! Hope you liked this peek into the secrets of Deathly Hallows!


  1. Very cool-- I didn't notice the poster in the diner, but I'll look when I go see the movie again. :) Did you find these on Mugglenet by any chance, or somewhere else entirely?

  2. Loved this movie! And I didn't notice the Equus poster! I'll have to see the movie again.

  3. It would've made more sense to split the fifth book as it was the longest as well as this one.

  4. Totally didn't notice the poster in the diner scene. Now I'm gonna have to stare intently at the screen next time I see it.

    Loved the movie, I didn't cry (came close) but really enjoyed all of the small details in the movie.

  5. It didn't even cross my mind that Hogwarts wasn't in this one when I was watching it! But now that it was pointed out to me...haha

  6. WHAT?! I did not notice that Equus poster. I can't believe it. Thanks for sharing this!!!!

  7. Slightly boring, But i loved the begining! Especially the Weasley twins)