Harry Potter location uncovered in Bracknell
July 03, 2009
A 10-year-old boy found proof the new Harry Potter movie is being filmed in Bracknell’s Swinley Forest.
Reuben Shields-Allen discovered papers entitled ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Call-sheet 78 Revised’ lying on the ground at the Look Out off Nine Mile Ride.
Security guards working in the forest had previously denied the guaranteed blockbuster was being shot there.
The six-page document details items such as the times the world famous stars were due on set, including Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the teenage wizard, Rupert Grint, better known as Harry’s sidekick Ron Weasley and Emma Watson better known as Hermione Granger.
It also revealed which scenes were filmed in the forest between Thursday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 23.
Last Thursday, the crew shot sections where ‘Ron and Harry chase a rabbit and start wanding each other’ and then ‘Harry emerges from tent to see distraught Hermione by the river’.
Reuben found the callsheet, which also includes a map of the forest showing where the scenes were shot, on Saturday as he and his parents went out to walk their dogs.
Mum Petra said: “My son went off and when he came back he was holding that.
“I didn’t know what it was but my husband grabbed it off me and said he’d read about Harry Potter being filmed there in the Bracknell Standard last week and that they were denying it!”