Tom Felton visits Leavesden Studios! (Shhh, he’s in disguise)

Yes, you heard right. Tom Felton disguises himself and goes behind the scenes at Leavesden Studios

He told the British magazine “The People” all about it:

“I really enjoy just queuing up with everyone else, collecting my ticket and enjoying it all over gain. Everyone’s so caught up in the magic of it all that no one even notices me…

“I have a wealth of happy memories at Leavesden so if I feel a bit down or miss the place, I just go there and do the tour. I pretty much grew up there so it’s like a second home. It’s fantastic that I can just go back and check out my old stomping ground. It really picks you up.”

Wow, consider that!

Read the full story here!

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Leavesden Studios reopens for Tom Cruise movie

Warner Bros. had previously used the location for filming of all eight Potter movies, and allowed visitors to tour the inside. Now, “All You Need is Kill,” starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, will be shot there.

The Chicago Tribune brings us more of the story.

Warner bought the Leavesden site, on the north-west outskirts of London, after making all eight “Harry Potter” films there using temporary soundstages and facilities.

It invested £120 million ($190 million) transforming the site into a fully-fledged permanent studio with nine stages, which opened for business in June. It also houses a Harry Potter tour that has been welcoming visitors since April.

Even before completing the redevelopment of the studio, Warner used it for reshoots of “Jack the Giant Killer” this year.

“All You Need Is Kill,” which is already in pre-production, is the first feature to be entirely based there.

What do you think? Was anyone lucky enough to tour Leavesden Studios?

YOU can go to Hogwarts!

What? You thought I was kidding? Warner Bros. Studios of London is giving tours of the Harry Potter film studios!

Tours have been running starting this year, as early as March, and you can book YOURS at http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

Sarah Lyall, writing for the New York Times, presented us with a description of the tour.

“When they made the hourglasses that keep track of the house points,” he continued, referring to Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw, the four Hogwarts houses, “they used so many beads that they created a national bead shortage in England!” [Dan] beamed. (Dan is a tour guide, who was a Slytherin extra in the movies)

The tour, which is mostly self-guided, takes place in two vast Warner Bros. sound studios on the Leavesden Studios lot, about 20 miles northwest of London, where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. There are complete sets, like the Gryffindor boys’ dormitory, with its velvet-trimmed four-poster beds. There are the tiniest of props, like the flurry of hand-engraved envelopes announcing Harry’s acceptance to Hogwarts. Here is everything you wanted to know, and also everything you didn’t know you wanted to know.

My daughter Isobel, 12, and I had been worried about expectation inflation when we set out by car from West London, about a 40-minute trip. But our hearts lifted when in the distance we spotted something that looked suspiciously like the wizarding world’s version of public transportation, the magical three-decker Knight Bus (it was).

You can read the entire article here, and buy your tickets here!

(Just a disclaimer- the studio is in London. If you don’t live in the British Isles, you might want to reconsider going)

VIDEO: More Stars Talk About Harry Potter Tour

Here are more actors who were at the opening of the Harry Potter Experience Tour at Leavesden Studios.

Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy)

Helen McCrory, who played Draco’s mum, Narcissa Malfoy, talks about the excitement of getting to ride on a broomstick in the tour.

 

 

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, talks about giving back to the fans with this tour.

 

 

Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks)

Natalia Tena, talks about the epicness of this tour and she even gets to plug about her band, Molotov Jukebox.  She’s definitely an interesting woman, this one.

 

 

Watch the Warner Bros Studio Tour Grand Opening!

Did you miss all the fun of the grand opening of the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour? Fear not!

There is now a video channel recapping all of the red carper action featuring the Harry Potter stars, crew, and miscellaneous celebrity fans!

Click here to watch the Warner Bros Studio Tour Grand Opening!

Will you be taking a trip to the Harry Potter set tour?

VIDEO: Cast Members Talk About Returning to the Sets During Harry Potter Tour Opening

Here’s more videos with three beloved cast members from the franchise.  They all try to share at least one favorite memory from the set, however, there are obviously too many favorite memories to details.  All fond memories for them.

 

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood, talks about how the fans will feel when they come onto the set.

 

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, first notices something very biased in the group of fans facing him as he comes up to talk.

Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley)

Rupert Grint, who played Ronald Weasley, talks about the unique studio experience, and his personal experience being able to work with so many talented people.

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VIDEO: Tom Felton Gives Brief Tour of Harry Potter Experience

Tom Felton shows off parts of the Harry Potter Tour in a lovely t-shirt

This video actually gives more insight of what to expect when you go on the Harry Potter Experience Studio Tour.  On the UK morning show, Daybreak, Tom Felton shows some really memorable sets in the tour, all the while displaying his love for a certain Weaselby.  You have to love Tom for having quite an amazing sense of humor and for always appreciating all that the Harry Potter franchise has done for him.  He never seems to want to shy away from what was a big part of his life, and you can tell that he will always cherish his time there as part of the films, as much as the fans cherish our time with them.