HARRY Potter cast his spell over the residents of Lacock yesterday when they voted to let film crews use the village during filming of the next movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

At a meeting with Warner Brothers, 50 residents from Lacock agreed in principle to the proposition.

Graham Herd, of the National Trust in Lacock, said: "At the minute, the residents here have agreed to look at the plans if Warner Brothers supply more details.

"They have already told us filming would take place around The Angel and Church Street area of the village.

"This is an exciting time for Lacock but I must stress that these are provisional plans and agreements and nothing is set down in stone."

The village was used as a location in the first two films, with the Abbey's cloisters being used as a background for the interior of the Hogwart's School.

Christopher Doel, of Lacock Parish Council, said: "The arrival of Harry Potter will obviously affect Lacock by association as everyone's heard of him.

"Generally the feeling about these things is always quite good. The people of the village are quite used to all this fuss now, it happens so frequently."

  • Voldemort, the arch nemesis of Harry Potter could be seen lurking around Waterstones, Chippenham, on July 21.

The store is holding a late-night party at 12.01am to celebrate the release of the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.