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Reminder: Location Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Due Next Week in Wales

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Posted by: sue
May 07, 2009, 12:19 PM

A reminder today that location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is set to take place starting next Monday, May 11 and going through the 15th for scenes involving Shell Cottage. For weeks now TLC has been bringing you photos of the ongoing construction of the cottage being built on Freshwater Beach in Pembrokeshire area of Wales. TLC reader Jo let us know about some nice recent close up shots of the cottage which you can see here.

Press coverage of the filming is expected to be plentiful, as the Telegraph is reporting today (including a photo of the cottage now with glass panes installed) on the "Mystery Cottage" on the beach, with the article reading "the cottage made out of sea shells baffled tourists when it it sprung up on the dunes overlooking the Pembrokeshire coastline. But builders disclosed that that it is a key location for the final installment of the Harry Potter blockbuster."

In the article, there are quotes from fans were also glad to see the building, and local reps who again are positive about the filming and the impact for the local economy:

Rob Lewis, Pembrokeshire council cabinet member for cultural services and tourism, said: "The decision to film parts of the film in our county this summer is a fantastic development - which will bring benefits to our economy and the tourist industry."Such high-profile films with big stars bring with them huge film crews which can considerably boost an area?s economy. It will particularly help many small businesses, which need all the help they can get in these difficult times. In addition, the films will also raise the profile of Pembrokeshire and highlight the natural beauty of our county, along with its wealth of historical treasures, to the wider world."

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This is extremely exciting news.

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 07, 2009, 12:26 PM report to moderator
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So exciting!! :D

Posted by Professor Cassandra *~WBM~* on May 07, 2009, 12:29 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for this. Just wish i could go to the set. I must do this before filming finishes on Deathly Hallows.

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on May 07, 2009, 12:30 PM report to moderator
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Oooh, I hope I can make it over there! I only live about 2 hrs away and it’s my birthday on the 12th so I’m hoping to visit the site as a birthday treat with my husband and young son – will try to post photos if any of us manage to get any good ones…. eeeeeee!!!!!

Posted by ogdensnut on May 07, 2009, 12:38 PM report to moderator
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Sounds like Pembrokeshire is very excited about the filming! The setting for the cottage looks really lovely. I’d love to be there.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on May 07, 2009, 12:52 PM report to moderator
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Just saw the pic of Shell Cottage. It looks AMAZING. I love it! I’m getting so excited about this movie. HP has some of the best set designers in the business!!!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on May 07, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
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Ahhh soo cool!!!!

Posted by loony_slytherin on May 07, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
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I cant wait for filming to start!! i have been to freshwater west 3 times and took loads of photos so hoping to get some of the cast!!!! I’m sooooo excited because its on my doorstep.

Posted by Barb on May 07, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
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Woo Hoo! I love being able to track the filming progress like this.

Posted by phantomdave79 on May 07, 2009, 01:17 PM report to moderator
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I wish the people of Pembrokeshire good luck. Several years ago HBO filmed here in my hometown and it was chaos. Exciting to see the stars (Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ed Harris), but a 20 minute trip took more than an hour.

Posted by jeannemclROAR on May 07, 2009, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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Now it looks more like I imagined, with the old stone and all. Love the little lean-to on the side. Think they’re really going to film inside as well? or just do exterior shots? Looks like a tight squeeze.

Posted by izziewitch on May 07, 2009, 01:28 PM report to moderator
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It looks totally awesome! Its time for Dobby! and Gringotts!!!

Posted by Matea on May 07, 2009, 01:38 PM report to moderator
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Wow, I’m so excited about this movie. The Shell Cottage looks amazing!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on May 07, 2009, 02:04 PM report to moderator
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Hooray! It looks great!

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 07, 2009, 02:13 PM report to moderator
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YAY!! Coolness!!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on May 07, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
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