GB / US
Dir: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson
Harry Potter finds that Lord Voldemort is planning a magic war
The fifth film features the usual scenes at King’s Cross station with maroon Mk1’s and GNER Mk.4’s present, along with a glimpse of No.5972. There are better shots of the locomotive and its train on the Mallaig Extension in and around the Glenfinnan area but, like the first film, Glenfinnan Viaduct does not feature. There is also a brief scene with Mark Williams and Daniel Radcliffe at Westminster Underground station. The Hogsmeade station scenes in this movie were in fact filmed using a set in Black Park Country Park adjacent to Pinewood Studios at Iver Heath. It is thought that No.5972 and train was a mixture of CGI techniques and convincing mock-ups. This station reappeared in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (qv) which followed as the sixth movie. Although the North Yorkshire Moors Railway was used in the first film, with Goathland appearing as Hogsmeade, damage sustained to the train by vandals meant that a more secure location had to be sort and the studio set was the eventual result.