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Warwick Davis: To Appear in ‘Doctor Who’ Series 7, Part 2

Posted by Lilysowl On November - 7 - 2012

Warwick DavisWe previously reported on the appearance of David Bradley (Argus Filch) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) in the Series 7 (Season 33) episode “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” of BBC-TV’s Doctor Who.  Today, BBC One announced that another Harry Potter star will appear in an upcoming episode written by author Neil Gaiman for the second part of Series 7 which will be broadcast in the Spring of 2013.  According to an article posted on Doctor Who Official, Warwick Davis (Flitwick & Griphook) will be part of a band of misfits on a planet terrorized by the Doctor’s “iconic enemies” the Cybermen:

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human and Lark Rise to Candleford) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, told us, ‘Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing. ’ He added, ‘And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.’

Click here to read the complete article.

 

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Warwick Davis On BBC Radio’s Talking On The Air

Posted by Lilysowl On June - 22 - 2011

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 Warwick Davis (Flitwick & Griphook) noted on his official website that he did an interview for BBC Radio Wales’ Talking On The Air to promote his BBC-TV television show, Life’s Too Short.  He shared his favorite songs like Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean with the radio show’s host Aled as well as discuss his films Return of the Jedi, Willow, the horror Leprechaun films, and of course, the Harry Potter films. 

Personally, I didn’t realize he was 11 years old when he played “Wicket” the Ewok who found Leia in Return of the Jedi–not much older than a certain trio when they starred in the beginning of a new film franchise.

It is the last section of the interview Mr. Davis talked about his memories of working on the Harry Potter set after Aled played “Hedwig’s Theme” .  One of those memories is the cast and crew singing “Happy Birthday” in the Great Hall to his daughter who was celebrating her 13th birthday at the time.

Click here to listen to this great radio interview for a limited time.  It will only be online for 3 more days.

Note:  On his website, Mr. Davis noted that the interview can only be heard in the UK; but I’m in the States and had no problem listening to it on the BBC iPlayer.  However, you do need to have the Real Player program on your computer in order to access the application.

Source: Warwick Davis Official Twitter Page

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Video: Warwick Davis Talks About Last Day On DH Set

Posted by Lilysowl On June - 30 - 2010

Warwick DavisDuring his time at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida  for the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter two weeks ago, Warwick Davis (Flitwick, Griphook) spoke to MTV about his last day of filming  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this video interview.  Davis said that he is usually glad when a movie is completed and he can take off the makeup.  But the day after he completed Deathly Hallows, he felt the let down that there will be no more Harry Potter films:

“I shot my last day on ‘Harry Potter’ last Saturday. It was a very sad, very emotional day,” actor Warwick Davis told MTV News recently at the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. “I never really get upset finishing a film. I’m normally glad that it’s over, that I won’t have to wear the makeup anymore — but I was actually really quite choked up about it. Ten years’ worth of work finished, and on Sunday, it was worse. I woke up Sunday morning thinking, ‘No more Harry Potter. That’s it.’ “ 

“I was filming with the second unit, and then I went over to the first unit where they were doing the last shot with Dan [Radcliffe], Rupert [Grint] and Emma [Watson]. The first assistant director didn’t shout, ‘It’s a wrap.’ He didn’t say that. He said, ‘Come over to the screens over here. I have a lot of video to show you.’ He set up the video: a piece of film that they’d shot every day with what’s called the golden boards. It would be a special guest that day or an actor who was finishing up the film, or whatever. If something unusual was happening, they’d be the person holding the golden board. Twenty minutes’ worth to summarize the last year and a half that we’d been working on the movie. It was really very sad.” 

 Although Davis couldn’t divulge the final scene that was shot for “Deathly Hallows,” he confirmed that the last shot involved Radcliffe, Grint and Watson. “It was them, as it should be,” he said. “The three of them. I was lucky to be there for the last day. I think I was the only other castmember in on it.”

Source:  Snitchseeker

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It’s a Wrap! Today Last Harry Potter Filming Day

Posted by Dijares On June - 12 - 2010

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis, who had the roles of Griphook and Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, updated his Twitter to state that today is the last day of filming for Harry Potter – ever.

In his first tweet

The end of an Era – today is officially the last day of principal photography on ‘Harry Potter’ – ever. I feel honoured to be here as…

His second

…the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it’s been magic! x

And his third

…and goodbye Griphook!

On a personal note, this makes me a little happy, but also very sad.  I’m happy that they’re finally finished filming, but also very sad that it’s actually coming to an end.  How about you?

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Final Days of HP Filming For Davis & Rankin

Posted by Lilysowl On June - 1 - 2010

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After portraying the well-known characters of Professor Flitwick and Ron Weasley’s older brother Percy in the Harry Potter films these past ten years, Warwick Davis (Flitwick) and Chris Rankin (Percy) mentioned on their Twitter accounts yesterday that they were each close to completing the scenes involving their characters:

WarwickADavis Today is a sad day for me at ‘Hogwarts’…it will be my last day as Prof. Flitwick. Feels like I’m saying farewell to a relative…forever.

WarwickADavis  …but, I’ll be back at Leavesden tomorrow as ‘Griphook’! It’s not over yet…

chrisrankin Well we’ve done some shooting but it’s wet…! Proper welled up mid take just now! Fortunately I fits with the scene though!

chrisrankin Those of you asking And guessing what scene it is we’re filming, you know I can’t possibly tell you!

chrisrankin And the rest is silence… Done, finished, no more. *sadface*  

 Dijares, more tissues please!

Source: WarwickADavis Official Twitter and chrisrankin Official Twitter

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Warwick Davis on Facebook

Posted by Lilysowl On May - 19 - 2010

Warwick DavisNow that he is a pro on Twitter, Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick & Griphook)  has extended his online social/PR networking to Facebook where he promotes his new autobiography Size Matters Not.  

If you enjoy my Tweets, why not become a fan on my pesonal Facebook…

 His page already has quite a few video interviews from his promotional tour for the book.

Click here to join his Facebook page..

Hmm…since Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) influenced Davis to join Twitter, I wonder if Davis will influence Felton to get an official Facebook page. 

Thanks Mr. Davis for letting us know! Lol.

Source: WarwickADavis on Twitter

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Davis Interview About His Book & Harry Potter

Posted by Lilysowl On April - 26 - 2010

Warwick DavisWe previously reported on Warwick Davis (Flitwick & Griphook) reading an excerpt from his book Size Matters Not.  Our friends at Snitchseeker managed to get an exclusive interview with the Harry Potter star before one of his book signings at the Forbidden Planet store in London, .  Here is an excerpt:

How did the book come about?

I’ve been approached by lots of publishers throughout the past five years, and it’s not something I thought about. 1) I’m not that old. I thought you only write an autiobiography when you’re in the twilight of your career. I eventually took it a bit seriously and thought, maybe there is a story here. Then sat down, the arrangements were made, I was indeed going to write this. Then I started to think through, “Well, where do I start?” It was really plotting out all the things that happened to me basically. The bullet points being: First movie role: Star Wars, then moving on to Willow and then Harry Potter, and then the stand-out moments. Then fill in the blanks. Do some research with family/parents – talk to them about me growing up, being born in Ireland … load of things about myself that I didn’t know. It was actually quite a rewarding experience because you get to stand back from it and look at your own career and actually appreciate it. You’re living the life, you don’t always stand back and go, “Aren’t I lucky to be doing this?” So it made me appreciate it and, since then, it’s made me appreciate everything I’m doing much, much more. I recommend it to everyone. Write a book. You’ll appreciate your own life.

You’ve got a few actors from the Harry Potter set in the book. Have you had any reactions from the cast about the book?

Not yet ‘cause, as of today, the book is more widely available now and filtered out to the shops. I delivered a couple of copies up to the producers’ office the other day, but apart from that I don’t believe anyone’s read it. No doubt in the coming weeks I’ll get some reactions. We’ll wait and see.

Did any of them contribute towards the book?

I wanted to make sure everything was OK in the book making reference to Harry Potter, done correctly. So I ran it through the producers’ office. David Heyman gave me a very nice endorsement. It’s included on the back of the book, no less. Obviously Warner Bros contributed a couple of images for the book as well. There not direct contributions. They’re stories about people.

Are you doing a U.S. tour for the book? (Question supplied via Twitter)
I’ve just about signed a U.S. publishing deal. I don’t know of a release date. I’ve been told over the summer there will be a U.S. version of my book, which will be slightly reworked to have a different cover, a different name, possibly, and I will have rewritten some of the inside to American-ize it. There are different things the publisher will demand of the book. Yes, very exciting. There’ll be two to collect then. If you’re an avid reader or a fan of mine, do get both versions.

You spent a lot of time in Pembrokeshire for the Shell Cottage scenes in Deathly Hallows. What was that like, being down in Wales?

Being down in Pembrokeshire was a bit like we were on holiday. It was an outing. I make the similarity to working on Harry Potter. It is a bit like going to school. We go back for each movie – that’s a new term. We spend our time at the school doing the shooting. And going down to Pembroke was a bit like a school trip. Then each movie that finishes – that’s the summer holidays. And we’re about to graduate, and finish, go our separate ways out into the big wide world. But Pembrokeshire, it was lovely to get out and about. It was weird being in a more public environment. We’re used to the studios. Closed doors. It’s just us.

Yes, there were a lot of photographers there.

Everywhere you looked on the sand dunes were the long lens looking at you. Big crowds gathered. We couldn’t do without it because we were right on the crest of the dune. They were trying to keep us down and covered up. But you just couldn’t do it the whole time, it was too hard. But the shell cottage was a marvelous looking set. It looked like it had been there for years. It was quite a spectacle. Sadly, they had to remove it. It would have made a nice tourist attraction. I very much enjoyed my time down there. It was actually nice in one way that it was out there, so there’s a certain amount I can then talk about. Because it is very hard. We work on Potter and it’s like working for the military. Everything’s top secret. It’s a lovely relief when the film comes out. You’re so used to not saying anything, you tend not to say anything.

Why did you join Twitter?
Why did I join Twitter? Because of Tom Felton. It was his fault. (laughs) Not his fault. We were sitting there on set – we spend lots of time sitting – and I said, “What are you up to there, texting and texting?” and he said, “Oh no, I’m on Twitter.” And I said, “What is this Twitter about?” and then he started to explain it. I said, “They’re interested in what you do?” and he said, “Oh yeah, I’ve got loads of followers.” He told me the app to get and he told me how to do it and I started doing it. It was really good fun. It’s quite interesting collecting followers – “Ooh, I’ve got that many now.” I follow him and few of the other Potters. James and Oliver are on there. Matt Lewis hasn’t done any tweeting for ages. So that’s why I did it. I just want to let people know what I’m up to because people are interested. We do these Q&A’s – it’s normally Potter fans. I’ll spend half an hour, because I’m in between whatever I’m doing, and it’s just a Q&A. It’s fun. But it is all the Potter fans.

Click here to read the complete interview because Mr. Warwick also mentions what it was like to play more than one character in the Harry Potter films and his impressions about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Snitchseeker also posted an audio edition of the interview.

Click here to watch him read one of his on set ”Harry Potter” stories.

Thanks again to Snitchseeker

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Video: Davis Reads A Bit of Potter From His Book

Posted by Lilysowl On April - 22 - 2010

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis who portrayed “Professor Flitwick” in the previous Harry Potter films and now also “Griphook” in Deathly Hallows wrote his autobiography titled Size Matters Not.  Thanks to Snitchseeker, here is a video of Mr. Davis reading an excerpt pertaining to an experience he had of listening to Michael Gambon’s (Professor Dumbledore)humorous tales on set with Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) and Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall).

I wish he could have read more pages; and I bet it would be fun to listen to him read Harry Potter.

Thanks again to Snitchseeker.

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Warwick Davis on Deathly Hallows Split & Audition

Posted by Dijares On April - 10 - 2010

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis, who portrays both Griphook and Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, recently spoke with SciFiNow about how he got the roles in the films and what he thinks of the split for Deathly Hallows.  Here’s a bit of what he had to say:

So, Harry Potter. How did you become involved with the films, was it through the audition process?

It was an audition process, yes. I’d had my ear out for a while, because I’d read the book and thought that it could be really good. And when I heard that they were doing it I knew that I had to get on to this. So the agent said that I had an audition, I prepared well for it, went in and did it. It was a great experience, I had lots of fun with it, and I came away with a good feeling. But sometimes, in an audition that’s not really a good sign. I’ve often done that and thought ‘Yes, yes I‘ve nailed it,’ and then you don’t. And other times I’ve come out a bit anxious and I’ve got it. So three weeks went by, and then I heard that ‘Yeah, you’ve got that, and you’ve got that as well’, I had two parts. But then, at that time, little did I know that it was going to become a part of my life for 10 years. It was 2000 then, it’s now 2010, and I’m still doing it. I still will be doing it until June.

How did you feel about the decision to split the final two films?

I think it was good, because I think sometimes in the past we could have done that with the other stories, because they are so rich. I’m never actually disappointed… well, I am disappointed because sometimes it leaves my parts out… but I think the readership is sometimes disappointed. They’ll read in their minds, and in the later books certainly, you were starting to think ‘Ooh, I wonder what this is going to look like in the movie, I bet this will look fantastic’ and then when certain sequences weren’t in there, there was possible disappointment. So I think it’s a really good decision, because we can do justice to what is the last book and what is the finale of, if you take it as a whole saga, the end has to build, do you know what I mean? I don’t remember a point in the films though, where we knew ‘Right, now we’re going all the way’. I just remember each time we were finishing, we were wondering if we were going to be back again. If I’d have known 10 years ago it would have been lovely. Because as an actor, you really live day-to-day, you live by each job you do. And my theory of really keeping my feet on the ground is to say that there is no rule to say a producer will use me again in a film. So I look at this job that I’m doing and relish it, because it may well be my last. Because who’s to know? It keeps you grounded, it keeps you humble, and it keeps you doing your best work, because you know that you’re only as good as your last movie. Val Kilmer said that once, actually, when he was disappointed because one of his films had flopped.

Read the entire article here.

Thanks to UHP for letting us know!

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Video: Warwick Davis & Matt Lewis at Expo

Posted by Dijares On February - 23 - 2010

Warwick DavisWarwick Davis (Griphook and Professor Flitwick) and Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) recently attended the Midlands MCM Expo.  While there they answered some questions.  Here’s some of the things they talked about:

  • Matt said they’re nearly done filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I and they’re working on the final battle scene with Voldemort and the Death Eaters
  • Matt admitted that when he was young (around 9 or 10) he dressed up as Harry Potter as he was a fan of the books
  • Warwick said he gets a lot of his information about Potter from the fans
  • Matt Lewis says he got to keep the Gryffindor Sword he broke while filming

Source: SS

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