March 28, 2017

Emma Watson possibly filming 'The Miniaturist' in Leiden, Netherlands

According to Lisa (and a couple of people on Twitter) it seems Emma will be filming something today (March 28) and tomorrow.

From Lisa:
Emma is filming in my hometown (Leiden in the Netherlands) today and tomorrow, but I have no idea what it's for

One of the person on Twitter talked about a series.

Thanks a lot to Lisa. If you have any more infos please share :)

From sizeforimpact:

"The Rapenburg in Leiden is partially closed off. The BBC is shooting parts of The Miniaturist here - little birds are telling us that Emma Watson might play a role. Has she been spotted already?" from UL/LU website

The series is based on the novel by Jessie Burton.

The plot from Wikipedia:
Petronella (Nella) Oortman, a poor 18-year-old girl from the Dutch countryside, arrives at the Golden Bend home in Amsterdam of the wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt, who married her a month earlier. She steps into a house of secrets held by Brandt's ascetic sister Marin, the servants Cornelia and Otto, and Brandt himself, who treats her more like a friend than a husband. Brandt gives her a wedding present of a dollhouse designed to look like their nine-storey home in miniature, and she engages the services of a local miniaturist to add realistic furnishings to it. The miniaturist, whom she never meets, begins sending her lifelike dolls and furnishings that are eerily accurate and even seem to predict the future. As webs of danger close in on the characters, Nella wonders if the miniaturist holds everyone’s fate in her hands.

Schedule of the filming thanks again to sizeforimpact via universiteitleiden:

Tuesday 28 March
Possible traffic obstructions because of preparatory work by the municipality: removing street furnishings along the Rapenburg between the Nonnen bridge and the Doelen bridge, and around the Doelen bridge. The bicycle racks opposite the Academy Building will be removed for the filming and temporary bicycle racks will be placed opposite Rapenburg 89.

Wednesday 29 March
Between 8:00-10:00 hrs: filming between the Doelensteeg and the main entrance to the Academy Building at Rapenburg 73. Traffic will be blocked between the Doelen bridge and the Nonnen bridge apart from for people whose destination is one of the buildings in the area. Visitors to the Academy Building coming from the north side of the Rapenburg (Kort Rapenburg/Noordeinde) will be directed to the Academy Building via the rear of the Groenhazengracht or Doelensteeg/Doelengracht. The Academy Building will be accessible from the south side of the Rapenburg (Kaiserstraat). On Wednesday there will be a temporary road block with traffic controllers from the Nonnensteeg, Kloksteeg and Rapenburg on both sides - only while filming is taken place level with the Kaiserstraat.

Between 10:00-13:00 hrs: filming along the Rapenburg, from (approx) number 71 in the direction of the Doelensteeg/ Doelenbrug. Temporary traffic restrictions along the Rapenburg between the Groenhazengracht and Rapenburg 65 with traffic controllers (only during recording). Visitors to the Academy Building coming via the Groenhazengracht/Doelengracht will be directed to the Academy Building via the rear entrance.

Between 13:00 and 22:00 hrs: brief filming along the Rapenburg between the Doelen bridge and Nonnen bridge. From 15:00 hrs visitors from the south side of the Rapenburg (Kaiserstraat) will have normal access to the Academy Building. Visitors coming from the north side (Rapenburg/Noordeinde) will be directed via the Doelengracht.

Thursday 30 March
Possible traffic obstructions until 15.00 hrs because of work by the Leiden municipality: replacing street furniture and cycle racks along the Rapenburg between the two bridges and around the Doelen bridge.


Ross Taggart said...

Wow intriguing

Anonymous said...

They probably only shoot two days in that location.

Anonymous said...

Can't find any info on the cast for the series. Let's hope Emma plays a main role.

Giancarlo said...

We want pictures from the shoots! Pleeease

Anonymous said...

If this is true, you should know who the director is or what the name of the film was, or who else was in the film? At least when someone is filming in Berlin, I know all these things.

Anonymous said...

Just to add. Such information is also in the local newspaper. I know whe G. Clooney's Monuments of Men was filmed in Northern Germany, there was an article in the paper and presented in local newss, especially someone as famous as Emma Watson.

Daff said...

So, is this a film or a TV serie? if it is true I'm glad she's filming again, it's been a while

Lisa said...

Hi Eden, I was the anon who posted the message! Unfortunately I don't have any new information myself. I was at work when my sister called me hysterically she saw Emma at a coffee house haha. And she mentioned the road blocks and that apparently she would be filming today and tomorrow. Haven't seen anything for myself, but maybe I'll go there tonight or tomorrownight!

Eden said...

Thanks a lot Lisa :) Good luck stalking the set :p

Unknown said...

Hi! I just went to watch the set and there seems to be someone that might just be Emma, but I couldn't see her clearly. The miniaturist will be a mini series and not a film, this was explained in a letter sent to my home in Leiden!

Karenin said...

Just seen it, they are filming at the moment, a phew steps away from the university. Don't think i spotted Emma though! There is no proof she is in these series.

Anonymous said...

It would be such a disappointment if it turned out to not be true. Got my hopes up way too high at this little hint that she might be filming something new.

But I also don't get why the BBC isn't forthcoming at all with information about this project. They only announced, more than half a year ago, they were making it and who produces and writes it. Nothing about the director and the cast so far.

Anonymous said...

Emma Watson is listed as 'Dream cast' on IMDb for this series, hence why a lot of people think she is in the series. There has, however, no announcement been made by the BBC about the cast, so all this is pure speculation. Having said that, the filming that is currently being done in Leiden are just scenes with extras, so no major cast members are present.

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the film. The people that have been on the set, should know the name of the film that is being shot.

Anonymous said...

Filming in Leiden seems to be done and nothing of substance about Emma's participation has come up. For now I will take this whole thing for what it probably was, a rumour. It was fun while it lasted, I guess.