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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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6352 Points

Great pix. THANX Victoria!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on May 13, 2009, 08:39 AM report to moderator
3526 Points

oooh these look great! I love emma’s outfit :p

Posted by DesQueJteVois on May 13, 2009, 08:45 AM report to moderator
149 Points

Good work Victoria!

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on May 13, 2009, 08:51 AM report to moderator
40068 Points

Great Photos!!

Slytherin FTC!

Posted by NoeLover42 on May 13, 2009, 08:54 AM report to moderator
1218 Points

Great photos.

Is it me or shouldn’t Bill have many scars on his face?

Maybe we can’t see them as it’s blurry?

Thanks to Victoria

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on May 13, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
2417 Points

Great work Victoria and TLC

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on May 13, 2009, 09:06 AM report to moderator
98 Points

Wow, Molly’s right: Bill DOES need a haircut!

Posted by KanedaX on May 13, 2009, 09:11 AM report to moderator

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OMG! I see an arm around Hermione….When they find Dobby….Oh bring on the Ron/Hermione love…I just cant wait for all these scenes!!!! So true to the books….thanks!!! :)

Posted by Hogsmeade on May 13, 2009, 09:29 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

this is awesome! thanks!

Posted by Matea on May 13, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
1343 Points

this is looking like a really brilliant choice of location to film on :)

Posted by tourdefrance on May 13, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
19573 Points

WOW!! GReat!!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on May 13, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
85 Points

Rupert rockin’ the shadow… I love it!

Posted by Teambaylagoon on May 13, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
6196 Points

Awesome pics! Can’t wait for this movie!

Posted by Professor Cassandra *~WBM~* on May 13, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
12005 Points

Wonderful photos!

I remember Bill was supposed to have his attractiveness marred by Greyback’s attack in Half Blood Prince.

Posted by budgie on May 13, 2009, 10:24 AM report to moderator
49 Points

Pics are great, only bad thing is that have wait over a year to see the the scenes depending on where they cut it .

Posted by Mach1982 on May 13, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
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