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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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77 Points

Great pics! Thanks for the shots, I thought it was a bit funny that Emma was carrying Dobby since she had just been tortured. Still can’t wait to see it.

Posted by Wand_less on May 13, 2009, 10:32 AM report to moderator
85 Points

Never noticed Emma was so Freckle-y

Posted by Teambaylagoon on May 13, 2009, 10:32 AM report to moderator
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Posted by Teambaylagoon on May 13, 2009, 10:32 AM report to moderator
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Posted by Snunkiebrian (Gold Marauder46) on May 13, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
1761 Points

I wish the paparazzi would all get new jobs! Poor Emma.

Posted by *Rachael* on May 13, 2009, 10:46 AM report to moderator
341 Points

Excellent stuff.. Thanks

Posted by OldMrToad on May 13, 2009, 10:59 AM report to moderator

They look fab Victoria! I wish I had gone down there today now!! It’s a shame about the paparazzi, they were really horrible on Monday too.
You planning on going down tomorrow at all? I’m hoping to in the afternoon.


Posted by jjpembs on May 13, 2009, 11:00 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

Thank you, Victoria, for sending in all of these fantastic images! We appreciate it immensely.

Posted by Kirk on May 13, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator
9765 Points

Love that Weasley red hair. :D

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 13, 2009, 11:08 AM report to moderator
2906 Points

bill doesnt look that cute.. :(
i was expecting him to be really cute hahaha
im excited!! :D

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 13, 2009, 11:11 AM report to moderator
1480 Points

Wow, awesome!
I so want to know what Evanna’s reading out of the book! :]

Posted by omgitslouise [WBM] [Ravenvlog <3's Me] on May 13, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator
1126 Points

Can’t wait to see Domhnall as Bill. But where is Fleur?

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on May 13, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

Great photos! Yay for Bill and Luna. I miss Dean though…

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on May 13, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
3031 Points

Cool!!! i wonder how much of the Wedding they will show

Posted by Horcruxalej on May 13, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Amazing photos.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 13, 2009, 11:31 AM report to moderator
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