Chris Rankin on ‘Goblet of Fire’ and Percy

  June 5, 2004 at 7:39 PM ET
  Geri     Chris Rankin Online

In a new interview with BBC Norfolkopens in new window today Chris Rankin discussed filming on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the prospect of Percy changing in book 6.

Some questions asked of Chris:

Question: You've said one of your favourite scenes was filming the slashing of the Fat Lady's portrait, how long did that take?

Chris: That was about five or six days work on the first unit, then we went and did it again on the second unit to concentrate of the visual elements. We must have spent the best part of 10 days on that for what, 45 seconds!

Question: Are you pleased with the end product?

Chris: Yes. I think in terms of pure film-style, this is the kind of film I'd go and see. It's very Tim Burton in some ways. It has that gothic horror feel to it in places. The first films were very much children's films, this one has nudged it into something else.

Dawn French is incredible, but sadly I never got to meet her. The first time I saw the finished scene was at the cast and crew screening last Saturday.

Don’t forget that you can take part in a webchatopens in new window with Chris on Thursday, June 10 at 7p.m. (UK time).

Thanks to Martin for the tip.


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