Filming for Shell Cottage Scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Start in May


Mar 26, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is more today on location filming that will take place on the coastline of Wales for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Previously we told you a location in South Pembrokeshire had been selected to be the site of the emotion Shell Cottage scenes. Today, Wales Online reports this filming will take place shortly after Easter, with crews due to be in the Freshwater West coastline section of Wales for some 50 days to do construction. According to the piece, “a set will be built in Pembroke Dock and moved to a site in the dunes.”
Main filming for the scenes would take place over six days, and “was planned for early May.”

Anyone who is in the area, please send in your photos and reports!

Full quotage as follows:

A report looking into bringing the film crew to the area was
presented to the National Park’s development management committee last
week. Members welcomed the potential benefits the films could bring to the area.

report stated: “There are obvious spin-offs, both in the immediate
input into the economy and raising the profile of the area, which may
encourage others to visit.” Planning officer Cathy Milner said:
“It’s a huge bonus for Pembrokeshire. There’s the input of the finance,
and it will also raise the county’s profile.” Ms Milner said Freshwater
West had captured the film makers’ imagination and six days’ filming
was planned for early May.The Harry Potter crew is expected to
be in the area for 50 days. A set will be built in Pembroke Dock and
moved to a site in the dunes.

69 Responses to Filming for Shell Cottage Scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Start in May

Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: This so good.Avatar Imageginnyrose says: What a lovely place to film it just where i thought it be like Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Squee!!!! Oh My I can't even believe that they're going to be doing that whole scene... does that mean that Bill and Fleur will make it in? Or will the wedding be Tonks and Lupin? Spos we'll find out when they start fiiming after easter... will we get R/Hr pics? Avatar ImageKalin says: ...So, Shell Cottage is in the first movie then? Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Woot! I saw this on twitter and I was screaming while reading and people here at work look at me crazy. LOL! So first Dobby will be in DH part 1, then Shell Cottage. So we are nearing the conclusion that the split will be in the Malfoy Manor, giving the battle more time I guess. Hmmm... I'm still not that crazy about a possible Malfoy Manor split, I still think it's too late, but I'll wait and see... :) And yeah! Please give us a picture with Ron carrying Herms, like, NOW!!! :DAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Or maybe the split will happen after Dobby's funeral. Or sometime upon Dobby's death? Hmmm... I'm mixing everything! I've forgotten the Malfoy Manor is before and not after Shell Cottage. So the split might happen much later than the Malfoy Manor? Hmmm...Avatar Imageele0206 says: That's absolutely great. So they will film during spring...mmmAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: COOL! So..the split would be after malfoy manor? Ah well, it would be great if it were when Ron comes back.Avatar Imageginnywp says: ya i agree... like while harry was drowning would be cool. now i want to go to wales!!Avatar Imagepottershrink says: i wanna wanna wanna be there when they film Dobby's death scene! Please, WB, I could be a shell, or a dune or a pebble, or one of the stars that reflect in the orbs of Dobby's lifeless eyes. sob. reading previous comments, though, not sure why this news item means a Malfoy Manor split.? what am I missing?Avatar ImageJS297206 says: This still doesn't give us a clue when the split will be. Just because they are filming it now, doesn't mean shell cottage is in Part 1. This scene in the book takes place around april/may ish correct? this would be the only window to get the season right... they can't film the spring scene in december. Based on the news that Dobby is in part 1&2 I would still say that shell cottage is in part 2, and that this is just timing to have the scene taking place in the right season with out having alter the film to make it look springlike. I think the split should be when Harry jump in for the sword and the locket strangles him... as he is struggling the screen should just start to fade out and boom... end of the movie. I know this might me a little early to split, but what a way to drag the nonreaders back!Avatar ImageJS297206 says: I also suspect as we have not heard anything about them bringing back Clemence as fleur or recast the role, that there will be no bill & fleur, but maybe just bill living on his own, or maybe having the twins live with him? I still hope for the wedding though!Avatar Imagefirekeeper says: That is great that they will have Shell Cottage in the movie that was one of my favorite parts in the book.Avatar ImagePensievePerson says: I don't think Shell is for movie 7! They are filming it now because the weather is good in May (they get the least rain there then). Most of these scenes are outside and they need the good weather. They are probably saving it for the eighth! Anyone agree?Avatar ImageDrome says: Well, that's good news! :)Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Just that fact that they're including Shell Cottage is amazing! I agree withthe fact that this does not mean that the split is after this scene. They're probably filming this now because is more convenient, not because it'll go on movie 1. And now I really wanna see some R-Hr goodness!Avatar ImageNiphai says: Wow, that place looks awesome. I can't wait to see some setpictures!Avatar ImageJodiie15 says: Well, that's good!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Cool. . . :) hey didn't they say dobby is in DH 2 earlier. . . . U all miss it or wat. . ??Avatar Imagekalb says: 6 days isn't much time for the whole scene set in the book. I'm betting they take it through Dobby's death and end it there with the next film picking up at Shell Cottage and the plans to break into Gringott's. Part 1 ends with a Climax (albeit very sad) and the next part starts in a some what calm state of the story. Just a though, though. Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: do we know if they're filming everything together and then chopping it up like in lord of the rings or are they just filming the 1st movie and then the 2nd... because if they're filming it in order of the movie, does this make frak's "gringotts to the end" movie wish come true? :].Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Squee! I'm so glad their keeping it. I just hope they don't cut Lupins part, because I love that part so much. And they have cut way to may of Lupins sceens out already or messed them up :(Avatar ImageJeannine says: GREAT!!! NEWS!!! AWESOME!!!Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: I agree that this is good news but it doesn't tell us where the split is going to be. They are making the movies at the same time so it could be either. We do know that Bill is going to be in these movies but that's about all.Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Wow .. this is kind of cool news, they're building a set & taking it there? That would maybe be Shell Cottage itself? I know there was already news about this location being used for filming the Shell Cottage scenes but, it's still exciting :)Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: Has it said witch movie shell cottage is in ?Avatar ImageElwood_magic says: I'm just glad they're filming those scenes; I hope they keep them in the final movie - especially the wand lore conversation with Ollivander. Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: thats good!!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Piece by piece it gets done - hope they do this one justice to poor DobbyAvatar ImageDeanie says: I think they are taking advantage of the weather for the time of year. It is much more costly to fake spring in any other season especially if thy are showing panoramic landscape type shots to set the atmosphere. All of the scenes inside Shell Cottage would be cheaper and easier to shoot on a soundstage. I have just finished that part of DH again and the only really important scenes outside are the arrival and Dobby's death then funeral and then the next important scene is when they leave. There are one or two with Harry sitting outside looking at the water and one of Luna and Dean bringing in drift wood and speaking to Harry. So, I think 6 days for the exterior shots and those very few scenes is quite doable. Besides, they will probably cut out the scene with Luna and Dean. ;)Avatar Imageavrenim says: i'm hoping they are just filming out of order and shell cottage is in part 2.. because that would make for too much to fit in part 1! either way, it's awesome that they are including these scenes in the first place.Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: This is good news. At least we now they will be including Shell Cottage.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Keep in mind that filming is going to go for just over a year. ANd that is filming both movies at the same time. But the first movie doesn't come out for another 7 or 8 months after that. So principle photography will be complete on both films for over half a year before we even see the first one. I wouldn't be surprised if the actors don't even know the split yet. I'm sure WB will keep that on a need to know basis until part 1's release. Avatar ImageWulfricBrian says: Shell Cottage will be in part 2, after the split arriving at Malfoy Manor. They are wisely filming in spring scenes set in springtime. We know they'll be a wedding and a Bill, so it's just Clemence to be confirmed as returning (or a substitute). Freshwater is a lovely quiet area that will be perfect.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I can't wait to see Shell Cottage completed!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I'm so glad Shell Cottage will be in the movie.Yeah, I'm so excited!!!!!!! Since they are filming the two movie at one time they are taking advantage of the weather and the time of the year. It doesn't mean that it will be in the first movie.Avatar ImageFonty says: This doesn´t indicate were the split will be. But it is great that they are going on location for this and not re-create everything in the studio or on the backlot. A lot of Hagrid´s Hut in Movie 3 was shot in Scotland and it adds to the feel with the rain and overcast skies ... in 4 and 5 it was backlot and looked different. Shell Cottage really out there on the coast will be great. The exterior shots will be great. Interiors wil be back at the studio again most likely.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Wow. If we have shell cottage, we have dobby's death, I'm thinking. Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: This doesn't confirm the split at all. Afterall, sometime in 2010 they could just say "hey, maybe we should change the split!", so even though Dobby's character was confirmed to be alive by the end of Part One, it may end up ending with his death. We never know yet. It's too early. Speaking about being too early, isn't this too early? They'll have a huge chunk of Movies 7 and 8 done by the time the SIXTH one even comes out! They'll have to take tons of time off for the premieres, and it'll screw up their filming...Avatar ImageDeanie says: Maybe they are allowing the time for all the premiers of 6 by starting the filming of 7 & 8 now. ;)Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: cool i'm so glad Shell cottage is in the movie. I really wanna see their interpretation of it.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: That's very good news!Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: awesome! hey, notice they'll be filming it around easter which is when all this stuff sorta happens isn't it? maybe not... anwyays, sounds great! can't wait ( though ofcourse i'll have to... very long... ugh...) not much longer for HBP though!Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: This is soo cool.!Can't wait to see the finished product!!!!Avatar ImageWolfheart says: Hurray! I am so excited- I can't wait to see how Shell Cottage matches up with the picture in my head!Avatar ImageErinM says: Very good news!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see more pictures of this location. It truly seems as though they have selected a fantastic and appropriate place for these scenes.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I hope Clemence Poesy comes back!... No I don't think this tells us where the split will be and that they will be filming it like LOTR. But who knows? :P I hope the split is either right after Ron pulls Harry out of the water (showing Ron's face briefly) or after they destroy the locket.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Well, at least we know that shell cottage will be in DH.. Good thing! :)Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Yay! Wonderful time of the year to film it. :)Avatar ImageKara000 says: OH my Gryffindor! Thats awesome!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: First, aren't we assuming this is where Shell Cottage will be? We don't have confirmation yet correct? Granted, what else could it possibly be? Also, we will see shell cottage in both films. They'll find a way to introduce it early so we know where we're going after Malfoy Manor. Oh, anyone wondering how they are going to bury Dobby in the dunes? Not sure how that works...Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Cool - great place for Shell Cottage! :DAvatar Imagedreampotter says: I just hope Bill & Fluer are in the movie.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: This is a very lovely choice for the Shell Cottage scenes!!!LOLAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: This place is really pretty, I can't wait to see it on film. Avatar Imagemoglet says: In general film makers don't film in order, they often have scenes set up for weather cover too so if it is rotten weather they do some indoor filming which can be totally unrelated to what they would be filming outdoors. They will also film around the availability of some of the adult actors who may be doing other work, and as I understand it they are also working around the fact that Emma is hoping to start University in the autumn meaning they will have to film all her scenes if possible before then.Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: That's so cool! I am glad they are keeping that part in the movie, because I love that part in the book a lot, before the trio plans to break into Gringott's. I want to see the dragon flying over England part, because that is an awesome part in the book where the trip jump into the lake.Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: That part would be really cool onscreen as it was in the book and my imagination.Avatar Imagemissskye says: How exciting!!!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Good news. I love the Shell Cottage Scenes.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: YAYYYY!!!!!! :) I wonder when the split will be? I know they cast Bill, does this mean Fleur will be in the movie too? If so, will there be the wedding scene?Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: Yay!Avatar Imagecaitlin.roth says: yay!Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: Excited about the Shell Cottage scene but also kinda sadden. I cried when reading Dobby's death. But since they said Dobby will be in DH 1 and 2 maybe they are shooting the scene when Ron tells how the ball of light lead him back to Harry and Hermione for the first part.Avatar Imageellamia says: awesome!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Good. Good But where is the split???? Arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggg the agony!! XD xxAvatar ImageLeander21 says: this movie is going to be a beast now with just this scene aloneAvatar ImageAvangelis says: i luv shells. i huv a feeling they will mess shell cottage up. it needs to look cramped

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