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A wizard time Pottering around

Written by Paul Donald

HARRY Potter and Ron Weasley were photographed in High Beech, but only one was a star of the world-famous wizard films.

Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, was filming a scene for his latest film Driving Lessons starring Julie Walters, who also plays his mother, Molly Weasley, in the Harry Potter films.

High Beech residents spotted the cast and crew filming in the area, and managed to pose for photographs with the stars.

By coincidence, one of those snapped with Grint was five-year-old Harry Potter, from High Beech.

Harry’s mother, Sandra, said: “They went up and down Church Road about five times – I had to go and see what was going on.”

She said her son’s name was purely a coincidence, and he was not named after the world’s best known boy wizard.

She said: “He was always going to be a Harry if he was a boy, but he does love the films.”

Driving Lessons sees Grint struggle to deal with his domineering mother, only for his world to change when he meets, and starts working for a retired actress (Walters).

Commenting on the filming, Mrs Potter said: “They wanted something near the M25 that was rural, so High Beech was the perfect choice.”

Original article found here: Guardian | August 10th, 2005

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