ACTOR and director Stephen Fry was scolded by the producers of the new "Harry Potter" movie after he posted pictures of the film set on Twitter.
Fry, as character Mycroft Holmes, was shooting scenes for a sequel to last year's Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes film at Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire, next to the set of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows when he took photographs and posted them on Twitter.
One image showed the set of Harry's Hogwarts school in ruins after it is destroyed in the "Great Battle" between Harry Potter and his enemy Lord Voldemort, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported.
The images disappeared from Fry's Twitter page not long after he had shared them with his 1.9 million followers, while he tweeted: "Oops. I've been sent to the naughty step…"
The following day he tweeted: "Shall be a good boy on set today. *Sticks gaffer-tape over camera lens* Heigh ho."
Producers of the final installment of the "Harry Potter" franchise have kept tight-lipped about the movie since filming began in February 2009.
J.K. Rowling's seventh and final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has been split into two films. The first is due out on November 19 and the second is due for release in July next year.
Actor Stephen Fry on stage at the Sydney Opera House. Source: Supplied