MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Cast Members for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Arrive In Wales for Shell Cottage Filming

DH Film
Posted by: sue
May 10, 2009, 06:00 PM

As announced previously, location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be taking place this week in Pembrokeshire, Wales. As such, many of the cast and crew have arrived in the area. Many readers have emailed to say that members such as Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermione), Evanna Lynch (Luna), Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) and even Warwick Davis (doing duty apparently as Griphook) are now in the area along with other crew, and visited the beach earlier today.  Day One filming is due to start in the very early hours tomorrow at Freshwater Beach for scenes involving Shell Cottage, the location of those dramatic and emotional moments with Dobby. Thanks so much to TLC reader Jo, we have some photos of the cottage today as last minute preparation continues, even on the garden out back; you can see more here in our galleries and see additional ones on her flickr account. Update: Jo notes too that on close inspection of the cottage "From the looks of the conservatory and garden, it looks like they may do some internal filming. You can also see a chair in one of the front windows. I couldn’t get over the detail, the little window next the chimney is just such a nice effect, even lobster pots in the garden!" Also, courtesy of a  Facebook group for Freshwater Beach has photos from Sian, here showing crews setting up for filming.

Please note: Given the high profile nature of this filming, many photographers and press are already in the area, and local officials have stated that the traffic routes will be affected by the filming, but pedestrian traffic can still get through to the beach. If you are there for the filming, which will be going on all week long, Monday May 11 through May 15th, please email your reports and photos and videos to Stay tuned, this should be a very exciting week!

Thanks so much to Jo, S, and to all who have emailed!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent DH Film News


58 Points

The cottage is wonderful, but not what I had pictured in my mind. I should have realized not to expect neat and tidy. It’s magical! Look at the crooked chimney and little window located next to it. Thought there would be more flowers in the garden and more grass. Keep sending pictures!

Posted by Rose63 on May 10, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

everybody is shocked at Warwick Davis as Griphook, yet he has always been griphook, in the first movie too ….

Posted by DesQueJteVois on May 10, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
28 Points

this is cool.i cant wait for DH.i think this scene will be awesome and i really love the way they made the shell cottage

Posted by Adri on May 10, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
791 Points

Very exciting! I can’t wait to see this movie! :D

Posted by DanielleD on May 10, 2009, 06:48 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

pluus —I pictured the cottage more elegant in a waay, anybody else? and the back garden I pictured more…green-grassy instead of sand, but what they’ve got looks great. just not what I imagined

Posted by DesQueJteVois on May 10, 2009, 06:49 PM report to moderator
320 Points


Posted by jeannemclROAR on May 10, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
2661 Points

This is so exciting! The cottage looks great!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on May 10, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

Very exciting!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on May 10, 2009, 06:55 PM report to moderator
5146 Points

Not at all how I pictured it, but still really awesome!

Posted by Sarep [WBM] [IFTC] [Penguin] on May 10, 2009, 06:57 PM report to moderator
369 Points

I can’t wait

Posted by hglovesrw {ROAR} on May 10, 2009, 07:02 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

Okay, maybe they’re only filming Harry, Ron, Hermione and Griphook LEAVING Shell Cottage and all the inside SC scenes will be somewhere else.

Posted by Christine on May 10, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

i wonder if when filming is over if they will make shell cottage like a hotel or something for ppl to spend the night it. you dont thik they will tear it down?

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on May 10, 2009, 07:10 PM report to moderator
107 Points

where is ollivander and fleur?

Posted by hbp will be betterthan tdk on May 10, 2009, 07:11 PM report to moderator
428 Points

I hope Dean is there. He always gets cut down in these movies, he better be there!

Posted by rosalie on May 10, 2009, 07:12 PM report to moderator
294 Points

wow they are quick i can’t to see footage

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on May 10, 2009, 07:13 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Guess That Book

"And you could ask your parents if they know who Flamel is," said Ron. "It'd be safe to ask them."[br] "Very safe, as they're both dentists," said Hermione.

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!