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Why Potter Double Puts A Spell On Daniel

Why Potter Double Puts A Spell On Daniel

11:25am UK, Saturday November 28, 2009

Steve Hargrave, showbiz correspondent

The strain of shooting two films at once has left Harry Potter suffering a bit of a dizzy spell.

Daniel Radcliffe says filming some scenes for The Deathly Hallows has been so intense, it gave him a cold he couldn’t cast off.

“‘I’m in every day, basically,” Daniel explains when Sky News catches up with him on the set at Leavesden Studios, near Watford. “I was lying in a pool of mud and dust and smoke and it irritated my throat and I developed a cold.”

This time round the cast are doubling-up on their duties. The seventh book has been divided into two films that are shooting back to back. The first will be out in November 2010.

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint signs autographs before a showing  at the 59th Berlin Film Festival on February 8, 2009.Rupert Grint: Confusing hair

“It’s getting quite confusing,” laughs Rupert Grint as he takes a break from shooting to talk to Sky News. “We’re kind of mixing them together, and because I’ve got longer hair in the second part I do lose track.”

The film of JK Rowling’s sixth book, The Half Blood Prince, took more than £500m earlier this year, and is expected to make millions more when released on DVD in December.

But while all Potter fans know exactly what to expect from the final big-screen adventure, the details are being kept under a cloak of invisibility.

“This is gonna have a very different feel to it,” admits Dan. “We barely spend any time at Hogwarts. I’ve been here for eight months and I’ve not filmed a single scene in the great hall, which is unheard of. I’m quite excited.”

And how do the cast feel about that big, ticking, clock, which in two years time will call time on the roles that have defined their childhood?

“At the moment we’ve still got a long way to go,” laughs Rupert, “but it’s gonna be very weird when we hear cut for the last time. But I think I’m ready to move on and see what else there is out there, and get into the real world, really!”

Original article found at SKYNEWS | November 28th, 2009

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