First of Three Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Spotlights
Posted 11.02.10 by reelz
The first of three upcoming Harry Potter Spotlights premieres this Saturday, as part of our countdown to the November 19 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. In it, you'll see footage of ReelzChannel correspondent Jeremy Parsons' trip to England to tour Harry Potter locations. Get a sneak peek at that first Spotlight with Jeremy's latest blog, followed by a look at post-Potter movie careers for Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) in today's Muggle Minute.
Here's Jeremy's fourth installment.
We continued our Harry Potter location tour from Draco Malfoy's ferret tree in the New College courtyard to the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. It was a serene atmosphere as we walked in the building — even though groups of tourists dotted the room, reading up on the history of the place — the mood kept the crowd to a whispering hum that echoed up into the magnificent vaulted ceiling! Tour guide Jonathan explained that this room was dressed up a little to become the infirmary in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Roll in a few sick beds, a cart or two with bottles of potion and medication and poof — you've got an infirmary, complete with beautiful vaulted ceilings.
This sight was also home to one of Ron Weasley's most famous embarassing Potter moments. It's here that Professor McGonagall teaches the shy Weasley to waltz, in front of all his peers, in preparation for the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire. If not for the scowling security guard close by, Jonathan and I may have slipped on our Muggle dancing shoes and given it a shot....
Our final location is still to come next week ... maybe the best one yet!
Tune in for the first Harry Potter Spotlight on Saturday, November 6, at 10:30 AM ET / 7:30 AM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system).