“In the last one, Ron’s been a bit of a wimp and sort of stayed away from the action side. This time it was quite cool that he got to be a bit tougher and got to fight so it was kinda neat.” (Rupert Grint about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Directed by David Yates, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix stars Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley alongside Daniel Radcliffe. Filmed in Leavesden and on location throughout Britain in 2006/2007, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix had its World Premiere at the Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo, Japan on 28 June 2007.
After using magic to defend himself and his Muggle cousin from a Dementor attack, Harry Potter is called before the court, but cleared, and spends the rest of the summer at Grimmauld Place, the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, a group of witches and wizards fighting Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
As the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher (and eventually High Inquisitor) Professor Umbridge does not teach the students practical defensive magic for fear of Professor Dumbledore taking over the Ministry of Magic, Harry and his friends invite other students to train defensive spells during secret meetings in the Room of Requirement.
Once one of Harry’s recurring vivid dreams of dark corridors makes him witness of an attack on Ron’s father,he is forced to study Occlumency (closure of his mind against external penetration) with Professor Snape. When Harry has another vision of his godfather being held captive by Lord Voldemort, he and his friends decide to fly to London to save Sirius…
Ron returns to Hogwarts with Harry and Hermione, where Professor Umbridge makes their lives miserable as High Inquisitor and Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. As she does not teach any practical defensive spells, Ron joins Dumbledore’s Army to learn to defend himself in case of an encounter with Death Eaters or Lord Voldemort.
Supporting Harry through his glimpses into Voldemort’s mind, Ron joins his friends on the journey to rescue Sirius Black from the Ministry of Magic in London, where Lord Voldemort seems to have taken him to.
- When asleep at Grimmault Place, Ron wears the same top as he did in Goblet of Fire when he slept at the Burrow.
- When sitting in the train’s compartment, Ron keeps looking at Hermione.
- The first thing Ron checks when being given the Defence Against the Dark Arts book “Basics for Beginners” is the backcover.
- While eating his sausage, another half-eaten sausage can be seen on Ron’s breakfast plate.
- Ron is still eating when they follow Professors Umbridge and McGonagall into the Entrance Hall.
- When they check the Room of Requirement for the first time, one of the twins does a very Rupert-esque movement.
- At Christmas, Ron takes a gulp of his drink way before everyone toasts to Harry.
- When Harry, Ron and Hermione visit Hagrid, there are only two cups on the table for the three of them.
- When everyone is cheering for the Weasley twins, Ron has a piece of paper in his hair.
- When standing on the moving staircase discussing Sirius, Ron steps back down to be on the same level as Hermione.
- After dropping down into the Room of Death, Ron lands with his hand on Hermione’s back.
Filming: 6 February 2006 – 12 December 2006
Budget: $ 150 Million
Behind the Scenes
- Rupert’s favourite Scene to film: the scenes with Dumbledore’s Army
- Rupert also supplied Ron’s voice for the videogame for Order of the Phoenix.
- Rupert was looking forward to filming Quidditch, but it was cut due to time constraints.
- Order of the Phoenix is the longest book, but the shortest film in the series.
- Originally, one scene involved a real tarantula dangling over Rupert’s shoulder. However, due to Rupert’s arachnophobia, they were unable to actually film the scene.
- Another scene involved the line “Who else wants a fistful of Weasley” for Rupert, but was never completed as the cast never made it through a take without laughing.
- Rupert enjoyed filming the Christmas scene as it involved all the Weasleys giving out presents.
- Rupert revealed that a harness was used to lift the actors up while filming the scenes of them flying on Thestrals.
- Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Snape’s Memory of the Marauders mistreating him)
- Black Park Country Park, Buckinghamshire (students boarding train back to London)
- Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Thestral scene)
- Butler’s Wharf, Shad Thames, Southwark, London, UK (Advance Guard and Harry flying to Grimmauld Place)
- Clachaig Gully, Highlands, Scotland, UK (aerial shots)
- Fort William, Glen Coe, Scotland, UK (exterior Hagrid’s Hut)
- Glen Coe, Highland, Scotland, UK (aerial shots)
- Glen Etive, Highlands, Scotland, UK (aerial shots)
- Glenfinnan, Highland, Scotland, UK (Hogwarts Express on viaduct)
- King’s Cross Station, London, UK (Platform 9¾, walk across bridge, Sirius showing Harry the old picture)
- Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK (studio shots)
- Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London, England, UK (street outside Grimmauld Place)
- River Thames, London, England, UK (Advance Guard and Harry flying to Grimmauld Place)
- Corner Great Scotland Yard/Scotland Place, London, UK (Harry and Mr. Weasley entering the red phone box)
- Virginia Water, Surrey, England, UK (deleted scene: Professor McGonagall recovering from being Stunned)
- Westminster Underground Station, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England, UK (Mr. Weasley and Harry in the tube on the way to the Ministry)
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
Brendan Gleeson (Alastor Moody)
Julie Walters (Molly Weasley)
Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)
David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)
Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks)
Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge)
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)
Helena Bonham-Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
Directors: David Yates
Screenplay: Michael Goldenberg
Music: Nicholas Hooper
Director of Photography: Slawomir Idziak
Production Designer: Stuart Craig
Costume Designer: Jany Temime
Hair & Make-Up Designer: Colin Jamison, Amanda Knight
Creature and Makeup Effects Designer: Nick Dudman
Stunt Coordinator: Greg Powell
Editor: Mark Day
Casting Director: Fiona Weir
Producer: Warner Bros. Pictures; Heyday Films; Cool Music; Harry Potter Publishing Rights
International Sales: Warner Bros. Pictures
Runtime: 138 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images)
Grosses: $ 938,212,738
USA: $ 292,004,738 (31,1%)
Other Countries: $ 646,208,000 (68,9%)
Widest Release: 4285 theatres
In Release: 156 days
Ranking Worldwide 2007: 5
Warner Bros. Pictures (theatrical USA, UK, Germany, Franch, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Japan; Philippines, Singapore), Fox-Warner (theatrical Switzerland), Warner-Lusomundo (theatrical Portugal), Sandrew Metronome Distribution (theatrical Denmark), Karo Premiere (theatrical Russia), Alexandra Films (theatrical Bulgaria), Continental Film (theatrical Slovakia), Warner Home Video (DVD USA, Brazil, Netherlands)
Wilkinson American Movie Day 2007, Belgium (4 July 2007)
Giffoni Film Festival 2007, Italy (10 July 2007)
World Premiere: 28 June 2007, Roppongi Hills Arena, Tokyo, Japan
UK Premiere: 3 July 2007, Odeon Leicester Square, London, UK
US Premiere: 8 July 2007, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA
- USA, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, South Africa: 11 July 2007
- UK, Portugal, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand: 12 July 2007
- Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, India: 13 July 2007
- Kuwait: 18 July 2007
- Croatia. Czech Republic, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Israel: 19 July 2007
- Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Japan: 20 July 2007
- Poland: 27 July 2007
- Turkey, China: 10 August 2007
- Egypt: 15 August 2007
- Greece: 21 August 2007
- Pakistan: 14 October 2007
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- People’s Choice Award, Favourite Movie Drama 2008 (winner)
- Teen Choice Awards, Choice Summer Movie – Drama/Action Adventure 2007 (winner)
- National Movie Awards, Best Family 2007 (winner)
- Golden Trailer Awards, Best Animation/Family TV Spot for “Great Wizards” 2008 (winner)
- European Film Awards, Audience Award, Best Film 2008 (winner)
- Saturn Award, Best Fantasy Film 2008 (nomination)
- Critics Choice Awards, Best Family Film 2008 (nomination)
- Empire Awards, Best Film 2008 (nomination)
- Empire Awards, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy 2008 (nomination)
- Hugo Awards, Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form 2008 (nomination)
- MTV Movie Awards, Best Summer Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet 2007 (nomination)
- Foley, Dialogue & ADR in a Foreign Feature Film 2008 (nomination)
Ron: Let the man breathe, Hermione!
Harry: Snape’s part of the Order?
Ron: What’s a Nargle?!
Ron: Illuminating? What a load of waffle!
Ron: Hermione, you’re honestly the most wonderful person I’ve ever met. And if I’m ever rude to you again,…
Hermione: …I’ll know you’ve gone back to normal.
Hermione: Do you ever stop eating?
Ron: What? I’m hungry!
Ron: What does he think? We’re forming some sort of wizard army?
Harry: This is mad! Who’d wanna be taught by me? I’m a nutter, remember!
Ron: Look on the bright side: you can’t be any worse than old toad face.
Harry: Thanks, Ron.
Ron: I’m here for you, mate!
Ron: So, say you really needed a toilet…
Ron: I let her do that. It’s good manners, isn’t it? It was completely intentional.
Ron: Well, how was it?
Harry: Wet. I mean she was sort of crying.
Ron: That bad at it, aren’t you?
Ron: One person couldn’t feel all that, they’d explode!
Ron: You just stay away from her, alright?!
Hermione: That was clever, Ron!
Ron: Has been known to happen.
Rupert about Order of the Phoenix
“I think the funniest one to sort of do and watch back was the Hall of Prophecies, because that was–There was nothing there. There was no set at all. It was all a green screen and nothing. And looking back and watching it is, like, really weird but– yeah, that was pretty cool.”
(iFMagazine, July 2007)
Subtitles: English, Spanish (US), French (US)
ASIN (Region 1): B000W7GKWI (Fullscreen), B000W7F5SS (Widescreen), B000W7GFG4/B0024NSG48 (BlueRay)
ASIN (Region 2): B00288A1Q0 (Fullscreen), B00186FZPK (UMD Mini), B000VS2EN2/B00288A1QA (BlueRay)
Double-Disk Special Edition
Language: English, Spanish (US), German (UK)
Subtitles: English, Spanish (US), French (US)
Extras: Deleted Scenes, The hidden secrets of Harry Potter, Tailing Tonks, Magic of Editing, DVD-Rom Material
ASIN (Region 1): B00005JPI2
ASIN (Region 2): B000VPMMGO
Extras: Disk 1: film (Theatrical version); Disk 2: Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Behind the Magic, Building the Magic: The Sets of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Rebellion Begins, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy, Featurette Gallery: 28 Short Segments Covering People, Places, Creatures and the Moviemaking Magic Behind Them, Theatrical Trailers ; Disk 3: extras from double-disk edition
Specials: 48-pages Photo Book, Lenticular Card, 2 Character cards (Luna Lovegood, Dolores Umbridge)
ASIN (Region 1): B004P9FAJS (DVD), B004P9FAKW (BluRay)
ASIN (Region-free): B005WIIMKA
Release 10 July 2007
Label: Warner Bros. /Wea
- Professor Umbridge
- Another Story
- Dementors in the Underpass
- Dumbledore’s Army
- The Hall of Prophecies
- The Room of Requirement
- The Kiss
- A Journey to Hogwarts
- The Sirius Deception
- Death of Sirius
- Umbridge Spoils a Beautiful Morning
- Darkness Takes Over
- The Ministry of Magic
- The Sacking of Trelawny
- Flight of the Order of the Phoenix
- Loved Ones and Leaving
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