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Shell Cottage Filming Day One: Location Photos for Filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
May 11, 2009, 12:45 PM

Update: Filming took place today on Freshwater Beach for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for scenes involving Shell Cottage. Many reports to TLC say actor Toby Jones was there, perhaps just for rehearsal purposes only, for scenes involving Dobby. Warwick Davis was also there as Griphook, with other cast members such as Dan Radcliffe (Harry) Emma Watson (Hermione) Rupert Grint (Ron) Evanna Lynch (Luna) and their doubles were filming both on the dunes and rehearsing down on the beach. Readers Maddie and Gemma report that Rupert was there dressed in a beard and wig for Ron Weasley's transformation, and possibly the photos are of Emma Watson dressed as Bellatrix for the transformation to Gringotts out of Shell Cottage.

 Thanks much TLC reader Jo,  Shell Cottage Day One filming set pics are now in our galleries are as follows:
 Warwick Davis as Griphook, Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix and Harry
 Bellatrix and
Emma Watson or her double on set
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood
Evanna Lynch filming
Dan Radcliffe preparing for a scene
Another Dan
More Dan with Toby Jones
Film Crew
Additional photos are of what are likely to be the doubles for the celebs on the beach, although this remains quite unclear as to what is going on. Maddie and Gemma's photos can be found, here. Reports say hordes of paparazzi were there, making it very difficult for fans to get clear photos. Filming does continue all week long, and we will continue to update with more photos when we can.

Update 2: Thanks to SS for the heads up on video from the BBC, now here in our galleries. (note those are likely the doubles for the cast on the beach)

UPDATE 10, 012 ;) While some readers expressed confusion, we can see yes indeed Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix) and Emma Watson (Hermione) were indeed on set today as witnessed by the slew of paparazzi photos which are now surfacing online, here (page 4) from Oclumencia.

Many thanks to Jo!

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133 Comments

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Just noticed a few commenting on why Bellatrix is in the pics. Hermione polies herself into Bellatrix to get into Gringotts, she said “she tastes disgusting, worse than Gurdyroots!”

Posted by CrazyHouse ~Roar~ on May 11, 2009, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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OMG! cant wait for DH!!!!

Posted by QuidditchCaptain on May 11, 2009, 09:29 PM report to moderator
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I forgot that Hermione becomes Bellatrix! (OK, I’ve only read the book twice, not 12 times!) It’s going to be very interesting to see how the film makers keep audiences from being confused, considering that the 3 main characters spend so much time looking like other people!

Posted by dcrazmo {ROAR} on May 11, 2009, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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I’m sorry what is bellatrix doing there??? is she back to retrieve her wand or something?

Posted by boona on May 11, 2009, 10:38 PM report to moderator
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oh never mind i forget hermione turns into bellatrix, and to think i read that scene not two days ago too….lol ron in a beard.

Posted by boona on May 11, 2009, 10:40 PM report to moderator
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okay, my second question is why isn’t harry under the cloak?? i know he doesn’t plan on walking into gringotts in full day light

Posted by boona on May 11, 2009, 10:41 PM report to moderator
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OMG! you’re going there!? uugghh!! im getting jealous. huhuhu..
But hey ! the pics are totally awesome! :D

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 11, 2009, 10:49 PM report to moderator
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cant believe they’re doing this now.. everything’s soo fast!! :D

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 11, 2009, 10:52 PM report to moderator
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im looking forward to this movie already!! its seems so unfair to be teasing us already, but im loving it! =D Helena Bonham Carter looks amazing, pretending to be hermione pretending to be bellatrix =D

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 11, 2009, 11:59 PM report to moderator
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i knew it was the Double :)

Posted by blackhair on May 12, 2009, 12:04 AM report to moderator
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Still can’t believe filming is actually going on! Love Ron’s disguise, looks awesome. I really hope Helena has fun with this part of the movie, acting as Hermione. I think she’ll be fabulous!

Posted by But Hagrid... on May 12, 2009, 01:46 AM report to moderator
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Wow… Shell cottage looks amazing!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on May 12, 2009, 02:00 AM report to moderator
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Awesome. I can’t wait to see Emma Watson dressed in a tight Goth corset.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 12, 2009, 02:01 AM report to moderator
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Photos are GREAT!!!! I wish I could be there. . . :(

Posted by hp-fan (Roar!) on May 12, 2009, 04:30 AM report to moderator
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aawwee… im jealous :( better for u :)

the pics are so awesome though
love’ em!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 12, 2009, 07:15 AM report to moderator
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