'Order of the Phoenix' director speaks

  May 27, 2005 at 8:17 AM ET
  Geri     The Leaky Cauldron (via The Independent)
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Upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yatesopens in new window commented recently that he has had difficulty in securing permission to film a specific scene for the movie that involves Harry flying along the river Thames in London.

So far, we have spent a lot of time on boats on the Thames. I want to do a great big wizard chase past the London landmarks and it is going to be very exciting, but it has not been easy to set up. We need to secure the co-operation of 17 different councils, and some of them are doubtful at this stage.

My location manager is going to spend the next four months trying to sort it all out- we don't start shooting until the spring.

Filming is set to begin next January.

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