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SEE THE HARRY POTTER SETS H


arry Potter fans everywhere will be given a rare chance to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma


Watson and Rupert Grint, and tour the world of Harry Potter. They will be able to walk onto the most recognisable sets –


including the Great Hall, Dumbledore‘s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid‘s hut – when Studio Leavesden opens its doors in spring next year. Tickets for the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The


Making of Harry Potter, are due to go on sale from October 13.


The tour will offer fans the chance to go behind the scenes


at the studios near Watford and explore the actual sets, costumes, animatronics, special effects and props used in all eight of the Harry Potter films. Visitors will be given the opportunity to see the real life animatronics


in a Creature Effects workshop, which will feature iconic Harry Potter film creatures including Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Aragog the giant spider, Fawkes the phoenix and the enormous basilisk head. Daniel Radcliffe said: ―It was such a magical place to grow up. People


will be amazed to see the incredible environment we‘ve worked in all these years.‖ Rupert Grint added: ―The sets all have tiny little details that you may


not always notice in the films but when you actually walk through them, you can see all the work that‘s gone into it. It‘s really amazing.‖ Local Parmiter‘s School student Noor Hamoudi, 15, from Abbots


Langley, said: ―I‘ll be buying tickets as soon as possible. With Leavesden Studios so near it only raises the buzz of excitement that already surrounds the world of all things magical.‖ Sarah Roots, vice president, Warner Bros Studio Tour London, said:


HOGWARTS FACTS


25 People in the UK have the name Harry Potter.


281 People in the UK have the name James Potter.


JK Rowling, Harry Potter and actor Daniel Radcliffe all share the same birthday, July 31.


Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley owns a hovercraft, orange Range Rover


and ice cream van – which he brought the ice cream van on set on the final day of filming The Deathly Hallows Part 2.


In the film The Order of the Phoenix,


―For ten years the Harry Potter film series has showcased the very best in British filmmaking. We are thrilled that fans will soon be able to experience the award-winning artistry and talent that lovingly went into producing the actual sets, props, costumes and special effects of this record-breaking film series.‖ Tickets for the tour are priced at £28 for adults and £21 for children, and must be booked in advance via www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.


Arthur Weasley must dial a secret code in the red telephone box to access the


Ministry of Magic. The number is 62442 and if you type this into a standard phone, the letters underneath those numbers spell out the word MAGIC.


by Tori Giglio


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