“I suppose the whole film is more grown-up and all the kids are teenagers now. We clash quite early on in the film, I think Ron gets a jealous because of the whole Tri-Wizard tournament. That was something we hadn’t done before in the other films, so that was quite good.” (Rupert Grint about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Directed by Mike Newell, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire stars Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Filmed in Leavesden and on location throughout Britain in 2004/2005, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire had its World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on 6 November 2005.
Having travelled back to England, Lord Voldemort plans to return to power undercover and using Harry Potter to do so. However, these plans are dampened when his symbol, the Dark Mark, appears in the sky at the Quidditch World Cup and those who had fought Lord Voldemort before are alerted.
Back at Hogwarts, the Triwizard Tournament is to take place over the course of the year: a magical competition between one representative of each of the three participating schools. Despite not having entered his name and not being old enough, Harry is chosen to participate as the fourth Champion by the Goblet of Fire.
When, for the Third Task, the Champions have to find the Triwizard Cup in the middle of a maze where the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher has hidden it, they come to realise that winning the Tournament does not lead to the promised “eternal glory”…
Always being overshadowed by his brothers and best friends and dreaming about some recognition for himself, Ron is deeply hurt when Harry appears to have tricked the Goblet into selecting him to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. Ron only forgives his friend when he realises just how dangerous the Tournament’s tasks are.
Ron is enchanted by the beautiful French girl Fleur Delacour, but his attempts to ask her to be his date fail. When he learns that Hermione Granger is attending the school ball with his former Quidditch idol Viktor Krum, Ron accuses her of “fraternizing with the enemy”…
- Ron’s pillow at the Burrow has flowers painted on it.
- One of the twins lands on his stomach when they arrive with the Portkey.
- Ron and Harry wear Bulgarian colours to the Quiddtich World Cup, and only Ron and the twins painted their faces.
- The sweater that Ron is wearing on the train has three buttons on each side near the shoulders.
- Ron seems to have lots of ice cream on his plate when Barty Crouch tells the students of only students of age are allowed to compete.
- The spider Moody uses in Defense Against the Dark Arts is not really a spider: it has three pair of legs, a pair of antennae, and a pair of claws. A real spider has eight legs and neither antennae nor claws.
- From the moment Cedric throws his name into the Goblet until Krum’s arrival, Ron’s hands keep moving in and out of his pockets.
- When Ron and Harry fight in the dormitory, Ron’s tie and sweater are on his bedside table, while his uniform pants and socks are on the chair next to it.
- Ron’s bare feet are seen walking down five steps.
- When Hermione reads about the Bulgarian Bon-bon, Ron holds his knife upside-down (sharp side into the air).
- Snape hit Ron’s head with the book only once, but pushed him down twice with his hands.
- At the end of the Second Task, Ron and Gabrielle come up at exactly 12 o’clock.
- Harry and Ron both get two kisses from Fleur after the Second Task. Ron receives another one when they say goodbye.
- During both the First and the Third Task, Ron always uses the wooden rattle to clap.
- After Ron has jumped through/into the archway, a bit of his ankle is visible when he sits down.
- Ron says “Bloody hell” seven times throughout the film (four of those while checking his dress robes in the mirror).
Filming: 4 May 2004 – 18 March 2005
Budget: $ 150 Million
Behind the Scenes
- Rupert’s favourite Scene to film: The Yule Ball (as the band seemed to be giving a private concert)
- As Julie Waters does not appear in this film, the Weasley kids send her a postcard from the set “We miss you, Dad can’t control us”
- Rupert got teased by the Phelps twins for having to waltz with Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall)
- Rupert did not cut his hair after finishing Prisoner of Azkaban because he was busy with his GCSEs. When he returned to the HP set, they asked him to leave the hair long for Goblet of Fire.
- Rupert described the scenes at the Quidditch World Cup as very difficult since all the actors had to get most of the scenes right on the first take due to the explosions and fireworks, as those could not be repeated. Additionally, most of scenes were shot at night, and the ground on the set was slippery so that many of the actors fell down during takes.
- Rupert did not enjoy having a cast made for the underwater sequence as it felt awful and seemed like it took forever to dry.
- Rupert and his co-stars had diving lessons for the scenes in the lake. Professional divers were always present, and the actors were only allowed underwater for a few seconds at a time.
- Before filming began, Mike Newell organized a “workshop” for the young cast for several weeks, during which they did improvisations. Rupert often paired up with Robert Pattinson.
- The inscriptions on the Riddle’s family tombstone had to be digitally changed at the last minute after fans of the books, having seen promotion stills released from the graveyard scene, pointed out that none of the Riddle names on the tombstone referred to Voldemort (a.k.a. Tom Marvolo Riddle), as the filmmakers erroneously thought, but to his dad, Tom Riddle (Sr.), his grandfather, Thomas Riddle, and his grandmother, Mary Riddle, all three of whom were killed by Tom Marvolo Riddle in 1943.
- The newspaper headline “Harry Potter and the Triwizard Tournament” was considered as the title of the fourth book
- The tune you hear the teens sing to the school song, “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts” was written by Mike Newell. The lyrics first appeared in the first novel, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. (Traditionally the song can be sung to any tune the singer happens to like.)
- The voice heard on Frank Bryce’s radio in the beginning of the film is that of director ‘Mike Newell’.
- Ashridge Park, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK (meeting up with the Diggory family before the World Cup)
- Beacon Hill, Ivinghoe Hills near Berkhamstead, UK (Portkey scene)
- Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK (Hagrid showing Harry the dragons)
- Divinity School, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, UK (Hospital wing)
- Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK (cliffs Quidditch World Cup)
- Glenfinnan Viaduct, Fort William, Scotland, UK (background when Viktor passes the
- studying trio and waves at Hermione with girls following him)
- Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, UK (studio shots)
- New College, Holywell Street, Oxford, UK (Defence Against the Dark Arts class)
- Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK (studio shots)
- Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, UK (studio shots)
- Steall Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland, UK (deleted scene: Trio at waterfall)
- Virginia Water, Surrey, England, UK (Harry and Neville talking when Hermione, Ron and Ginny arrive to pass on the message that Hagrid wants to meet Harry)
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory)
Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour)
Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum)
Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
Frances de la Tour (Madame Olympe Maxime)
Michael Gambon (Professor Albus Dumbledore)
Brendan Gleeson (Professor Alastor Moody)
Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew)
Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort)
Directors: Mike Newell
Screenplay: Steve Kloves
Music: Patrick Doyle
Director of Photography: Roger Pratt
Production Designer: Stuart Craig
Costume Designer: Jany Temime
Hair & Make-Up Designer: Eithne Fennel & Amanda Knight
creature & makeup effects designer: Nick Dudman
Stunt Coordinator: Greg Powell
Dialogue Coach: Sandra Frieze
Editor: Mick Audsley
Casting Director: Mary Selway & Fiona Weir
Stand-in Rupert Grint: David Decio
Producer: Warner Bros. Pictures, Heyday Films, Patalex IV Productions Limited
International Sales: Warner Bros. Pictures
Runtime: 157 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images)
Grosses: $ 895,921,036
USA: $ 290,013,036 (32,4%)
Other Countries: $ 605,908,000 (67,6%)
Widest Release: 3858 theatres
In Release: 140 days
Ranking Worldwide 2005: 3
Warner Bros. Pictures (theatrical USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Philippines, Singapore), Fox-Warner (theatrical Switzerland), Sandrew Metronome Distribution (all media Denmark), Warner-Sogefilms S.A. (theatrical Spain), Warner-Lusomundo (theatrical Portugal), Alexandra Films (theatrical Bulgaria), Karo Premiere (theatrical Russia), IMAX (IMAX version worldwide), Warner Home Video (Video/DVD USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil), Sunny Films (DVD Bulgaria), ABC (TV USA)
World Premiere: 6 November 2005, Odeon Leicester Square, London, UK
France Premiere: 8 November 2005, Paris, France
US Premiere: 12 November 2005, New York City
- Austria, Germany, Philippines, United Arab Emirates: 16 November 2005
- Switzerland/German speaking region, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand: 17 November 2005
- USA, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada: 18 November 2005
- Belgium, Netherlands, Egypt: 23 November 2005
- Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, New Zealand: 24 November 2005
- Switzerland/Italian speaking region, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama: 25 November 2005
- Japan: 26 November 2005
- France, Switzerland/French speaking region: 30 November 2005
- Hungary, Croatia, Scech Republic, Australia, South Korea: 1 December 2005
- Bulgaria, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, Israel, South Africa, Venezuela: 2 December 2005
- Slovakia, Israel 8 December: 2005
- Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Lebanon: 22 December 2005
- Romania, Cyprus: 23 December 2005
- Kuwait: 28 December 2005
- Vietnam: 25 August 2006
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- ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, ASCAP Award, Top Box Office Films 2006 (winner)
- Empire Award, Special Award 2006, The “Harry Potter” films for outstanding contribution to British cinema (winner)
- Kids’ Choice Awards, Blimp Award, Favourite Movie 2006 (winner)
- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, Sierra Award, Best Family Film 2006 (winner)
- NRJ Cine Awards, Top of the Box Office 2006 (winner)
- Teen Choice Awards, Movies – Choice Drama 2006 (winner)
- Saturn Award, Best Fantasy Film 2006 (nomination)
- Critics Choice Awards, Best Family Film (Live Action) 2006 (nomination)
- Empire Award, Best British Film 2006 (nomination)
- Empire Award, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy 2006 (nomination)
- Golden Trailer Award, Best Animation/Family 2006 (nomination)
- Hugo Awards, Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form 2006 (nomination)
- MTV Movie Awards, Best On-Screen Team Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson/Rupert Grint 2006 (nomination)
Ron: Bloody Hell!
Ron: It’s like a bird the way he rides the wind. He’s more than an athlete. He’s an artist.
Ron: Brilliant, isn’t he. Completely demented, of course, and terrifying to be in the same room with. But he’s really been there you know. He’s looked evil in the eye.
Ron: Piss off!
Ron: You’re probably just practicing for your next interview, I expect.
Harry: You’re a right foul git, you know that.
Ron: You think so?
Harry: I know so.
Ron: Anything else?
Harry: Yeah! Stay away from me!
Ron: What the bloody hell was that all about?!
Ron: I told Hermione to tell you that Seamus told me that Parvati told Dean that Hagrid was looking for you.
Ron: Look, mum sent me something… mum sent me a dress?!
Ron: Something’s about to burst out of Eloise Midgen, but I don’t think it’s a swan…
Ron: Blimey, Harry. You’ve slayed dragons. If you can’t get a date, who can?!
Ron: Well, Hermione, you’re a girl.
Hermione: Oh, well spotted!
Ron: Come with one of us!
Ron: Look, we’ve just gotta grit our teeth and do it.
Ron: There she was, walking by. You know how I like it when they walk.
Ron: I always liked looking at them from behind…
Ron: I look like my great-aunt Tessie. I smell like my great-aunt Tessie!
Ron: Murder me, Harry!
Ron: I would have taken her myself if she weren’t so bloody proud.
Ron: Ruddy pumpkin-head, isn’t he?
Ron: You’re fraternizing with the enemy.
Ron: He’s using you!
Hermione: How dare you?! Besides, I can take care of myself
Ron: I doubt it. He’s way too old.
Her: What? What? That’s what you think?
Ron: Yes, that’s what I think.
Her: You know the solution, then, don’t you?
Ron: Go on.
Her: Next time there’s a ball, pluck up the courage and ask me before somebody else does. And not as a last resort!
Ron: Well, that’s completely off the point…
Fleur: And you too, you ‘elped!
Ron: Yeah, yeah, a bit. … Merci!
Ron: We’re still a bunch of misfits.
Ron: Oh well, what’s life without a few dragons?!
Rupert about Goblet of Fire
“I suppose the whole film is more grown-up and all the kids are teenagers now. We clash quite early on in the film, I think Ron gets a jealous because of the whole Tri-Wizard tournament. That was something we hadn’t done before in the other films, so that was quite good.”
“I do get one chance to dance, I had to dance with Maggie Smith. That was the only dancing experience I had, which was actually quite enough really.”
“They gave us all diving lessons and that was really good, because I’ve never done anything like that before and that was a whole new experience, that was quite good.”
(CBBC Newsround 2005)
“I am sort of more grown-up now, and the characters are more teenagers. Ron is a bit more moody and has more teenager-like experiences. The whole movie is darker as well.”
Subtitles:English, Spanish (US), French (US)
ASIN (Region 1): B000E6EK38 (Fullscreen), B0024NSG3O/B000E6EK2Y (Widescreen), B000Q6ZG52 (BlueRay)
ASIN (Region 2): B00288A1PQ (Fullscreen), B00186JM86 (UMD Mini), B00288A1PG (BlueRay)
Extras: Disk 1: film (Theatrical version); Disk 2: Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 4: Sound and Music
5 Vintage TV Specials: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Behind the Magic; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Dark Matters, New Masters; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Some Animal Magic; Inside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Disk 3: extras from double-disk edition
Specials: 44-pages Photo Book, 2 Character cards (Ronald Weasley, Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody)
ASIN (Region 1): B003EYVY0O (DVD), B003EYVY0Y (BluRay)
ASIN (Region-free): B005WIIMFU
Released 15 November 2005
Label: Warner Bros./Wea
- The Story Continues
- Frank Dies
- The Quidditch World Cup
- The Dark Mark
- Foreign Visitors Arrive
- The Goblet Of Fire
- Rita Skeeter
- Sirius Fire
- Harry Sees Dragons
- Golden Egg
- Neville’s Waltz
- Harry In Winter
- Potter Waltz
- Underwater Secrets
- The Black Lake
- Hogwarts’ March
- The Maze
- Death Of Cedric
- Another Year Ends
- Hogwarts’ Hymn
- Do The Hippogriff performed by Jason Buckle, Steve Claydon, Jarvis Cocker, Jonny Greenwood, Steve Mackey, Phil Selway
- This Is The Night performed by Jason Buckle, Steve Claydon, Jarvis Cocker, Jonny Greenwood, Steve Mackey, Phil Selway
- Magic Works performed by Jason Buckle, Steve Claydon, Jarvis Cocker, Jonny Greenwood, Steve Mackey, Phil Selway