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Harry Potter series – Interesting things to know about

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Everyone knew that among the highly anticipated movie, the franchise movies of Harry Potter are definitely one of them. Many of us doesn’t know how the things are made and how interesting will be the things in and around the shooting premises and also with the cast members.

The role of Hagrid, played by Robbie Coltrane has got a fruit bat struck in his beard in one of the scene in Hagrid’s hut. In the ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, Ron vomits slugs in a scene. In fact, he vomits puppets that were chosen by Rupert Grint, the portrayed has chose the orange flavored slime to make it a real experience. There were 250 body casts made of actors for deaths, petrifications and stunning spells. Besides this, Aragog, the giant spider and friend of Hagrid had an 18 feet leg span.

Harry Potter’s scar has been put on by the make-up for approximately 5,800 times. Daniel Radcliffe has applied alone for more that 2,000 occasion, where the rest were daubed to his doubles and stuntmen. Throughout his eight movies, he has gone through 160 pairs of glasses and nearly 70 wands are changed.

The oldest actress to play in the franchise is Shirley Henderson who portrayed as Moaning Myrtle. Currently, her age is 46. She can be seen in the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ movie as well as in ‘Goblet of Fire’. On the whole Harry Potter movies, more that 250 animals were used that includes the largest hippo to the smallest centipede. Among these, the highest number of creatures used is 60, during the scene set in Professor McGonagall’s classroom.

Coming to the clothing version, more that 25,000 items of clothing have been used that also includes more that 600 Hogwarts school uniforms. The set of Hogwarts set was 60ft long x 50ft wide x 30ft high. However, the original version took roughly seven months to create with 40 people working on it. The set kept on upgrading throughout the years as per the story requirements. Approximately, each update has taken time for atleast 3 to 4 months with the help of 20 model makers. Among all the sets, the Ministry of Magic takes the first place to be the biggest one along with the longest standing, ‘The Great Hall’ that was used in all the movies.

Getting the exact figure of his of the earnings of Daniel Radcliffe, he has earned over £64million during the entire course of the series. During his first movie, he got £150,000 meaning that he has earned £980 a minute. For the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Daniel has whooped to £13 million meaning that £93,525 a minute.

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