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


May 07, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.”

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

Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: This is extremely exciting news. Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: So exciting!! :DAvatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: Can't wait for this. Just wish i could go to the set. I must do this before filming finishes on Deathly Hallows.Avatar Imageogdensnut says: 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!!!!!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Sounds like Pembrokeshire is very excited about the filming! The setting for the cottage looks really lovely. I'd love to be there.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: 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!!!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Ahhh soo cool!!!!Avatar ImageBarb says: 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.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Woo Hoo! I love being able to track the filming progress like this.Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: 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.Avatar Imageizziewitch says: 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.Avatar ImageMatea says: It looks totally awesome! Its time for Dobby! and Gringotts!!! Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, I'm so excited about this movie. The Shell Cottage looks amazing! Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Hooray! It looks great!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: YAY!! Coolness!!Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Exciting news! Poor Dobby.Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Ahaha, TLC reader Jo. You know what I thought ;].Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Ahaha, TLC reader Jo. You know what I thought ;].Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Woohoo! I am so excited for this movie =DAvatar Imagevicky granger says: Woohoo! I am so excited for this movie =DAvatar Imagejojojojo says: Wheee!! I wondered why my flickr stats had jumped!! I have a week off next week, (a happy coincidence, I didn't book it off on purpose, honest!!) I plan to go down and take some more pictures during filming. I've found out which sections of the road of being closed. (Thank you lovely county council man for the prompt return email.) It looks like I'll have at least a 4km walk to get there. And there are hills. But I fully intend to go!! The alternative is to get there really early, as they are only closing the road during the day. But given that there I'm not a morning person, it's unlikely!! So wish me luck in my long hike in the quest for getting more pictures!! JoAvatar Imagesimplycyn says: im super excited! :)Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: It's all very exciting, I wish I could make it down to Wales.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: This is exciting!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Shell cottage looks great!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Woot! I can't wait for more DH set photos! And HBP's not even here yet! XDAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: It looks so good (: Can't wait for pictures from filming! (If there will be any)Avatar Imagelau399 says: omg wow exiting!!Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: That's fantastic! How exciting for the locals.Avatar Imagehpftw says: How exciting!! Love Wales too! This movie is going to be FLAWLESS! Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: yay!!! exitingAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Very Cool! I hope we get awesome pictures! :)Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Does this mean we'll get to see new pictures/video on monday?Avatar Imageboona says: I wish I could see them filming! Alas, we are separated by a great ocean...Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: can't wait to see shots of the cast :)) good luck to those of you who are going to try to get them!Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: If the cottage remains where it is after filming is finished, it will be a great attraction to have in Wales.Avatar Imagemoglet says: I love the way the cottage has now been aged up, it really looks like it has been there for years now. The people who have worked on this set (from concept drawings onwards) cannot be praised to highly.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Shell Cottage is beautiful!Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: Stuck here in the states. Wish I could see the sets!!Avatar ImageTamyris says: Oh! Lucky Britts! I can´t see any of that. Why can´t they shoot some scenes in Rio? Avatar Imagetourdefrance says: It's a pity I don't live in Wales, but I'm sure it'll be lovely down there, that beach was looking really nice on the news the other night :)Avatar Imagetourdefrance says: Oh, Boy With a Lightning Scar, I saw on a report that they're doing two films on that beach and the Welsh fella said all traces of film set will be removed afterwards, so unfortunately Shell Cottage won't be there very long :(Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: how could we forget about the filming haha can't wait. the cottage looks great i just wonder who we are going to see down thereAvatar Imagebecmajec says: How exciting. Avatar Imagefelixfelicis11 says: Yes! I'm so excited, this looks like the best one yet!Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: It looks sooooooooooooooooooo good!!!!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I cannot wait to see these pictures. I hope they have Harry actually digging Dobby's grave.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: myleaky hasnt been working 4 a while 4 me sooo im having 2 catch up on the news!!!!Avatar Imagerebel says: shell cottage looks so good!Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Oh Shell cottage...Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: it some how never looked like that in my head when i read the book but then again i always make things up in my headAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad that the filming in the area for the Deathly Hallows is going to give such a boost to the local economy of the area! The set itself that they have constructed is nothing short of absolutely fantastic.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: This is nothing like I pictured it in the book, but Shell Cottage looks great. All the sets that they create for the films are phenomenal and Shell Cottage is no different!

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