Saturday, 6 March 2010
On the Set of Harry Potter
That wall behind me, is not a real wall. It is not made of real stone.
And it isn't just any fake wall.
It was part of the Harry Potter set, as a corridor in the great Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The wall hides a dry riser inlet that needed to be masked for the shooting of the film. Due to it looking really quite good, the fake wall was kept and it is a piece of the purpose-built set still standing, to this day, in Durham Cathedral. You too can experience the thrills of knocking on it and hearing the hollow sound.
More information about Durham Cathedral's appearance in the early Harry Potter films at the HP Lexicon.
The coat being worn in the photo is the Red Rose Coat.