Filming mistakes in the Harry Potter series you wont believe you missed?

Updated: 8/30/2023

If you're a Harry Potter fan, there's a good chance that you've seen the movies numerous times. However, many fans have probably not caught these filming mistakes that were in the final cuts of the film. Check out the most obvious and hilarious mistakes that the filmmakers simply didn't catch!

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Todd Ross

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Microphone mistake: A filming mistake in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is a microphone wire, which is normally supposed to be attached to an actor to capture better quality audio takes, had peeled free during the shot.

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Cameraman completely visible

In "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," during a dueling scene between Snape and Malfoy, the camera pans over to completely catch another cameraman kneeling with the children to capture another angle. Whoops!

Visible Wires

In "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," during a Quidditch match, Hermione sets a fire to Snape's cloak. There is a close-up shot of Harry gripping the Nimbus 2000. However, wire rods that are attached to the broomstick are clearly visible in this shot.

Battery pack

In "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the back of a power battery pack for cordless microphones can be seen in the scene where Harry and Hermione go back in time. No, Harry Potter doesn't have some odd growth on his back. No need to worry.

What was the name of that store again?

In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," when Harry, Hermione and Ron enter the Weasley's Wizarding Wheeze store, the name of the store is written in a gold letter above the shop. but when they leave to spy on Malfoy, the store's name magically just disappears.

Real hair

In "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," a camera angle captures Jason Isaacs' dark brown hair, and it is clearly visible underneath his Lucius Malfoy wig.

Appearing scar

A mistake that we're not sure managed to find its way into "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" has to be the fact that in one shot of a baby Harry Potter, his scar is barely visible as Dumbledore visits him. but in the next close up scene, the scar is clearly marked more prominently.

Tape mark mistake

At the train station while rushing to hop Hogwarts Express, a tape marker for the actors is accidentally captured by the camera and left in the film cut of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."

Microphone mistake

Another filming mistake in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is a microphone wire, which is normally supposed to be attached to an actor to capture better quality audio takes, had peeled free during the shot.

Deathly Hallows error

In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," a clear continuity mistake is when Xenophilius draws the Deathly Hallows symbol, he draws it in a way that the bottom of the line is obviously reaching the bottom of the circle. However as the scene cuts away and the shot returns when he finishes the triangle, the line isn't touching the bottom of the Deathly Hallows circle.

Shirt mistake

During Harry's nightmare sequences in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Harry is shown wearing a T-shirt while he sleeps and his Dept of Mysteries visions occur. But when he is startled so much that he wakes, we see Harry has changed into a different shirt entirely.

Crew member's hand

Another crew member mistake in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is in the Whomping Willow. As Ron, Hedwig and Harry are in a car, a crew member's hand is mistakenly shot holding up the bottom of Hedwig's cage.

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Ah well I know in the third movie, the time where harry gets his Firebolt is WAY off. In the movie it is given to him at the end, it's the last scene. The broom should be presented to him before Harry get's to know Sirius.

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One of them is the courtyard scene. When Harry, Hermione and Sirius land and get off Buckbeak and run into the corridor part the courtyard is covered in leaves when they run back out to say farewell to Sirius it is completely clean. Also, when Harry gets caught looking for Pettigrew on the map, he is wearing a grey hoodie. The toogles are crossed over on some shots and falling loose on others. It is quite funny to watch.

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In Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban haut Hermine den armen Draco in das Gesicht.

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