Back in March, I had the great pleasure of visiting the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2. My report focusing on aspects of Part 1 is now available for reading!
“You know actually… I think we could make three films,” screenwriter Steve Kloves said to producer David Barron while adapting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “Two and a half, really.”
While most fans wouldn’t oppose such an idea, they’re happy with what’s coming: for the first time in the Potter franchise’s history, one book is being turned into two films. And what better book than the last?
The majority of filming for the Harry Potter franchise has taken place at Leavesden Studios, which is located just an hour outside London. A 500,000 square foot complex, from the outside you would never guess it’s a place Harry Potter fans would call heaven if given the opportunity to look inside. Sets, props, scripts, costumes, cast and crew have all lived here for the past ten years. To see all of these things together in person is, yes, magical.