Hogwarts Nearly Burned to the Ground
Pyrotechnics went awry on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows over the weekend but the fire department was able to prevent Leavesden Studios from going the way of a Great White concert. A second unit team was filming a big effect for the "climactic battle of Hogwarts" sequence when a blaze raged out of control. An exterior courtyard set was destroyed but it reportedly needed to be rebuilt anyway. How convenient. "We were gonna burn that down anyway" sounds better than "we f*cked up."
No castmembers were on set at the time. Just crewmembers. Plebians really. So don't you worry, teenage girls and creepy older chicks in my office. Daniel Radcliffe's ripped abdominals were unscathed. (/Film)