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

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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 staff@the-leaky-cauldron.org. Stay tuned, this should be a very exciting week!

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

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116 Comments

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829 Points

well they would be there
they hav to be . They won’t remove their part

Posted by blackhair on May 10, 2009, 11:47 PM report to moderator
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awesome. I fully expect the others, since we know john hurt is in. I’m a huge alfie fan, so he better be on the way. I actually had a dream about the dobby death scene last night, like how I think it’ll be in the movie. anyways, THAT was wicked.

Posted by abandonedboyjon on May 11, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
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I always thought Shell Cottage would be more inviting and cosy and less… looming :) Actually, I probably imagined a shape more reminiscent of a big fat whiteish crab, rather than a tall haunted scaly house on the beach – but then I didn’t make the connection with “Shell” Cottage.

Posted by Isabell |OoM4| |*Squee!*| on May 11, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
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1126 Points

I’m so excited! I hope Fleur and Ollivander are still ‘on their way’…

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on May 11, 2009, 12:51 AM report to moderator
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6808 Points

Sounds great! I hope we get some good reports

Posted by huffledor on May 11, 2009, 01:34 AM report to moderator
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cant wait!! shell cottage looks amazing =D

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 11, 2009, 01:43 AM report to moderator
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322 Points

SO exciting!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! :DDD I’m sure the rest of the cast will show up shortly. No worries from me. It’s just so exciting!!! The Shell Cottage looks PERFECT.

Posted by PineappleCrush on May 11, 2009, 01:50 AM report to moderator
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Although there may be a possibility of a small amount of interior filming, most interior work is done on special sets, this location will be all about the exterior shooting, The inside of shell cottage will almost certainly be filmed subsequently back at Leavesden, so don’t despair if Fleur does not appear in Wales.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 11, 2009, 02:29 AM report to moderator
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Good thinking moglet! Fleur might only appear on the inside of the house..

Posted by francaise3 on May 11, 2009, 02:34 AM report to moderator
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921 Points

This is, without doubt, the most ridiculous building I have ever seen and is an insult to our architectural heritage in the UK. We have delightful cottages all over the the British Isles to inspire the set designers and they come up with this!! Fleur would scorn to live in such a dump!

Posted by Graymayne on May 11, 2009, 02:38 AM report to moderator
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it doesn’t say that they’re not there. it says “many of the cast and crew have arrived in the area. Many readers have emailed to say that members such as Dan Radcliffe…” maybe no ones seen them… or they just didn’t get mentioned… i can’t see them keeping Fleur or Ollivander out of shell cottage…

Posted by Rosie.Leo on May 11, 2009, 02:44 AM report to moderator
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70 Points

Warwick as Griphook? WTF

Posted by Daphne Blake on May 11, 2009, 02:49 AM report to moderator
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I don’t believe that Warwick Davis was Griphook in HP1, I think he was the bank teller. If that is right, he made a brilliant goblin and i’m excited to see him as Griphook!!

Posted by KC Nox on May 11, 2009, 02:53 AM report to moderator
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642 Points

yeah where’s Fleur???????

Posted by TheTom K* *SQUEE* on May 11, 2009, 03:02 AM report to moderator
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I cannot wait for this scene.. It will be awesome!

Posted by copimione is ROAR [OoM4] on May 11, 2009, 04:07 AM report to moderator
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