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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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13596 Points

So I guess Toby Jones does his lines — and then he’s taken out of the film and replaced by a CGI Dobby. Must be an odd scene on the set.

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 11, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
863 Points

WOOHOO can’t wait! This is so exciting!

Posted by Salame on May 11, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
179 Points

He’s hugging Dobby!!! OMG! I can’t wait to see those! Bring on the pictures!

Posted by NightSky on May 11, 2009, 12:50 PM report to moderator
4603 Points

pretty cool!

Posted by placebowiz on May 11, 2009, 12:52 PM report to moderator
433 Points

Yeah I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how they shoot the dobby scenes. I didn’t think Jones would actually act out the scenes with Dan. Didn’t they just use a tennis ball on a stick in Chamber of Secrets? It’s interesting that he’d be there at the filming if he’s just going to do voice over work later. Hmm… definitely need pics. Can’t wait to see them.

Posted by mollywobble on May 11, 2009, 12:58 PM report to moderator
135 Points

Man, that Warwick Davis. Hardest working little person in show business! I’m glad he gets to play a part with a bit more to do than flitwick. He’s such a great actor.

Posted by savingharry on May 11, 2009, 12:59 PM report to moderator
2702 Points

That’s cool! :)

Posted by Mairéad on May 11, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
154 Points

What’s Bellatrix doing at Shell Cottage? Surely she’s left behind at the mansion, no? Wonder if there’s some neat effects shot that involves part of her getting apparated there. Interesting…

Posted by dcrazmo {ROAR} on May 11, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
28416 Points
I think it is good to have the actor there as it is an emotional scene and will no doubt help the performance. I wonder if they are subsequently going to do some motion capture with Dobby as they did with Gollum in LoTR.
Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 11, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

Oh wow! They are really getting going!

Posted by budgie on May 11, 2009, 01:04 PM report to moderator
179 Points

Pictures! Amazing! I love Evanna’s hair! Emma doesn’t really look like Emma in that picture though…

Posted by NightSky on May 11, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator

I couldn’t be completely sure that it was Toby Jones, but the photo does look like him! I thought maybe he was just there to help rehearse it, it is a very emotional scene after all. No idea what Bellatrix was doing there, I have a few theories, possibly she came with them when they apparated, or that maybe they were they are filming a scene just before they go to Gringotts, and it’s actually not Bellatrix, but Hermione after taking the polyjuice potion? Just a thought of course!

Jo xx

Posted by jjpembs on May 11, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator
11307 Points

they look sweet i am so excited.

Posted by GF_of_Seamus on May 11, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
433 Points

Dcrazmo, go back and reread chapter 26. It’s hermione as Bella.

Thanks Jo.

Posted by mollywobble on May 11, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
78 Points

im going there on wednesday =-)

Posted by Jordanrod09 on May 11, 2009, 01:12 PM report to moderator
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