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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part One (2011)

Produced by: Warner Brothers
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Recognised worldwide, the Harry Potter series by famous author J.K Rowling follows a young teenage wizard trying to defeat the dark arts and his enemy, Lord Voldemort.

The Harry Potter novels are steeped in a resonant connection with the Forest of Dean. During her childhood, the novels’ author, J.K.Rowling, lived at Tutshill on the edge of Chepstow. In chapter nineteen of the final novel of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hermione is talking with Harry and she recalls a holiday with her parents to the Forest of Dean.

Coppett Hill, near  Goodrich features in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. It’s a snowy scene in which Harry, who is a little dazed and confused, asks where they are. Hermione explains that they are in the Forest of Dean and that she and her family used to holiday there when Hermione was much younger. Additionally, in the film trailer for The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 there is a fleeting aerial shot that shows Harry, Ron and Hermione walking along the bank of the River Wye near Horsehoe Bend at Symond’s Yat at 0:52 seconds.

This popular movie franchise, produced by Warner Bros has been filmed in other locations in Gloucestershire, including Gloucester Cathedral which was transformed into Hogwarts.



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