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Behind the Scenes Report from Shell Cottage Filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
May 13, 2009, 07:32 AM

As we've been reporting location filming is ongoing for scenes involving Shell Cottage in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Yesterday, TLC reader Victoria went to the set, and was able to watch almost ten hours of the event on Freshwater Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. While there, Victoria was able to get some wonderful behind the scenes photos, including our first look at Domhnall Gleeson. As readers will recall, TLC first told you the son of actor Brendan Gleeson had been cast in the part of Bill Weasley. Victoria was also able to get new photos of Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) who was recording an interview that will be used in the behind the scenes documentary that will be included on the Deathly Hallows DVD. Note in this photo, Evanna is reading from one of the Harry Potter novels.

While there are scores of high res photos online from the paparazzi such as our photos from yesterday, Victoria was able to take some nice photos of Emma, Rupert and Dan from a fan's point of view, and we can see more of the crew and the platforms being used to film, as well as other behind the scenes activities. For example, yesterday we saw a moving photo of actor Dan Radcliffe as Harry, clutching a dying Dobby (Toby Jones) on the beach. Here in this photo, we can see the crew filming this scene, as well as the others gathered round to watch, such as Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch, Dom, the stars doubles and other crew, all while the waves crash on the beach, for what will surely be a powerful and moving scene in the movie. Other photos include Rupert Grint, Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson preparing for Dobby's funeral and then three (1, 2, 3)  showing Hermione (Emma) actually lowering the shrouded body down to the grave among the sand dunes.

Victoria also writes how kind the crew was through the long day, even letting the girls use the casts porta restroom. She writes one funny encounter: "I walked out of the casts private bathroom I had to walk over Griphook (Warwick Davis) himself lol, he laughed and said 'its ok im so short you can just walk over me, it was so funny."  She also said that she heard after filming the cottage will be taken down and put in storage, and that possibly "they have apparently built another Shell Cottage in doors at Pembroke Dock somewhere, just in case the weather was to bad for filming, but I do not know where."

As we know there are hordes of press covering this filming, in particular chasing after Emma Watson and Victoria writes of one special photo she took:

Emma was walking up the beath after filming with the other cast members and walked past some drift wood. as she did, she stopped, took a few steps back and removed her sunglasses to have a really good look at the piece of wood on the shaw.  It was such a peaceful moment, even though the paps really spoilt it, by running up the beach to get pics, the poor girl was never left aloue, they were so brutal but this has to be one of my favorites, bless her, she's really lovey and so beautiful....."

Be sure to check out over 70 photos she sent, including many more of Rupert GrintDan Radcliffe, even Warwick Davishere in our image galleries.  Thanks ever so much to Victoria!

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1042 Points

Great photos! Ahh soo coool!

Posted by loony_slytherin on May 13, 2009, 07:43 AM report to moderator
687 Points

Amazing photos. So excited!

Posted by A Tackier Pink on May 13, 2009, 07:44 AM report to moderator
765 Points

It all sounds amazing. How fantastic to actually be there!

Posted by Verity Weasley on May 13, 2009, 07:46 AM report to moderator
7239 Points


Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on May 13, 2009, 07:47 AM report to moderator
406 Points

Looking great.

Posted by Crom on May 13, 2009, 07:50 AM report to moderator
125 Points

Yay for the Evanna pics :D
And Domhnall Gleeson too :P

Posted by Swansurf2099 on May 13, 2009, 07:56 AM report to moderator
80 Points

OMG, when you put it that way, I guess I will never forget it EVER. I stepped over Professor Flitwick, how amazing is that.

Posted by victoria_price on May 13, 2009, 08:03 AM report to moderator
1141 Points

wish they would come and film in australia

Posted by dont_call_me_NYMPHADORA on May 13, 2009, 08:04 AM report to moderator
951 Points

Super cool pics! Love Evanna pics. :-)

Posted by Shane [WBM] on May 13, 2009, 08:04 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Awesome! I can’t wait for more stuff =)

Posted by Christine on May 13, 2009, 08:08 AM report to moderator
121 Points

i love seeing new photos from filming on the beach

Posted by redfan4ever on May 13, 2009, 08:20 AM report to moderator
39234 Points

squee for sue and victoria =D thanks for all the updates leaky!!!

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 13, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
2016 Points

Ron wears plaid!!! Be still my beating heart!!!

Loves these pictures but they make me wonder…

And I have 2 questions? Where’s Dean Thomas? And after the whole Malfoy manor thing… HOW CAN SHE WALK? She was just in Bella’s clutches???

Posted by JustSuperMione on May 13, 2009, 08:32 AM report to moderator
193 Points

oh my….
so looking forward to the movies!!!
great photos, making me want to see more of them

Posted by GinevraMollyLily on May 13, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
7475 Points

Bill looks a little strange…but hopefully thats just the blurriness…considering he’s supposed to be very attractive…

he looks alot like rupert tho :D

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on May 13, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
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