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Lavenham in Suffolk were used as a background for the scenes in Godric’s Hollow in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.  Guildhall was transformed into Harry Potter’s parents’ derelict house and has been there since 1520. In 2010, under conditions of strict secrecy, scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 were filmed there. The De Vere House represented sections of Godric’s Hollow, as backgrounds, since the cast members did not actually visit Lavenham. There was a plan to introduce fake snow but luckily for the filmmakers,, They didn’t need to bother faking it, as it snowed anyway!  As with most films, different edits are released for the cinema, Blu-ray, DVD and television and the house can be seen most prominently in the cinema release.


De Vere house in Water Street also appears in the film.


The buildings were filmed and then had their appearance altered using CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery). So the actors could be shot separately in a studio and then superimposed onto the background. They also did the same with the church and surroundings.


It was a lovely place to visit and see some many places that looked familiar to me. I popped there after a hospital appointment, as we drove past this beautiful village.




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