Cast Members for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Arrive In Wales for Shell Cottage Filming


May 10, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As announced previously, location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be taking place this week in Pembrokeshire, Wales. As such, many of the cast and crew have arrived in the area. Many readers have emailed to say that members such as Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermione), Evanna Lynch (Luna), Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) and even Warwick Davis (doing duty apparently as Griphook) are now in the area along with other crew, and visited the beach earlier today. Day One filming is due to start in the very early hours tomorrow at Freshwater Beach for scenes involving Shell Cottage, the location of those dramatic and emotional moments with Dobby. Thanks so much to TLC reader Jo, we have some photos of the cottage today as last minute preparation continues, even on the garden out back; you can see more here in our galleries and see additional ones on her flickr account. Update: Jo notes too that on close inspection of the cottage “From the looks of the conservatory and garden, it looks like they may do some internal filming. You can also see a chair in one of the front windows. I couldn’t get
over the detail, the little window next the chimney is just such a nice
effect, even lobster pots in the garden!” Also, courtesy of a Facebook group for Freshwater Beach has photos from Sian, here showing crews setting up for filming.

Please note: Given the high profile nature of this filming, many photographers and press are already in the area, and local officials have stated that the traffic routes will be affected by the filming, but pedestrian traffic can still get through to the beach. If you are there for the filming, which will be going on all week long, Monday May 11 through May 15th, please email your reports and photos and videos to [email protected] Stay tuned, this should be a very exciting week!

Thanks so much to Jo, S, and to all who have emailed!

117 Responses to Cast Members for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Arrive In Wales for Shell Cottage Filming

Avatar ImageLargeBlondDeathEater says: What about Ollivander, Dean, and FLEUR?Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Warwick Davis as Griphook? Hmm...Avatar ImageDylanAqua says: Where is Fleur?Avatar ImageSueTLC says: Guys, no idea if Clemence or whoever is playing Fleur is there yet. Maybe later in the week? These are just early reports, and there is the ENTIRE WEEK yet to go, so fingers crossed more cast members will be there! I promise we will update as soon as we hear any more! :) SueAvatar ImageWicked_Lady says: SQUEE! Awesome! I can't wait for pictures and videos! Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I hope you're right and Olivander, Dean, and Fleur return later this week! But the cottage is so cute! I love the location they picked!Avatar ImageAmy Darlene says: perhaps interior shooting will be held indoors for them at a different location? Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: OMG ! So exciting !! :DAvatar ImageLilleby says: Professor Cassandra: Well, he voiced him in Philosopher's Stone after all... but it was Verne Troyer who played him...(:Avatar Imagejojojojo says: From the looks of the conservatory and garden, it looks like they may do some internal filming. You can also see a chair in one of the front windows. I couldn't get over the detail, the little window next the chimney is just such a nice effect, even lobster pots in the garden! Jo xxAvatar Imagekismatt says: Wow! Great shots!! Amy, they will do the interior shots on a set - more room for lights, cameras, etc.Avatar ImageCassy Blake says: It does say on her imdb page, that Clemence Poesy is filming Deathly Hallows... so hopefully she'll be there later in the week.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Wow, not a lot of time between construction and action!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Oh, wow! that is just so exciting, i can hardly stand it! :)Avatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: yea really what about dean ollivander and fleur?!?!?!?!?!Avatar ImageRose63 says: The cottage is wonderful, but not what I had pictured in my mind. I should have realized not to expect neat and tidy. It's magical! Look at the crooked chimney and little window located next to it. Thought there would be more flowers in the garden and more grass. Keep sending pictures!Avatar Imageccking says: everybody is shocked at Warwick Davis as Griphook, yet he has always been griphook, in the first movie too .... Avatar ImageSILVERArroWGRIFFIN says: this is cool.i cant wait for DH.i think this scene will be awesome and i really love the way they made the shell cottageAvatar ImageDanielleD says: Very exciting! I can't wait to see this movie! :D Squee!Avatar Imageccking says: pluus --I pictured the cottage more elegant in a waay, anybody else? and the back garden I pictured instead of sand, but what they've got looks great. just not what I imaginedAvatar Imagejeannemcl says: yay!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: This is so exciting! The cottage looks great!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very exciting!Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: Not at all how I pictured it, but still really awesome!Avatar Imagehglovesrw says: I can't waitAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Okay, maybe they're only filming Harry, Ron, Hermione and Griphook LEAVING Shell Cottage and all the inside SC scenes will be somewhere else.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: i wonder if when filming is over if they will make shell cottage like a hotel or something for ppl to spend the night it. you dont thik they will tear it down?Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: where is ollivander and fleur?Avatar ImageRosalie says: I hope Dean is there. He always gets cut down in these movies, he better be there!Avatar ImageAvangelis says: wow they are quick i can't to see footageAvatar ImageAvangelis says: yahooooooooooooAvatar ImageCatherine says: okay hafl the cast is missing! xxxxAvatar ImageLuce_depp says: Warwick davis was the voice in PS/SS maybe they just decided to make him the goblin now as it was easier. Fleur is maybe only going to be in the interior shots...i hope!Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: I'm sure the rest of the cast will get there soon enough, they haven't even started filming. Maybe some members don't have to film until later in the week. Just calm down and wait. Avatar Imagefan.numero1 says: woot woot!! :) i hope fleur, dean and ollivander are in the set too!!Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: i wish Clemencey will come back in this movie to portray as Fleur delacour. ...and i still wondering how the film makers show the great sadness of Harry in Dobby's death since Dobby is only seen in the movie series just once, 2nd time in DH movie. I accepted, They didn't included Dobby in "Goblet of Fire" and "Order of the Pheonix" films because when the movies was made and released, the DH book hasn't come out yet, But to not include again in Half-Blood Prince??? I can't accept that. :(Avatar Imagekbicprez says: The pix of Shell Cottage are GREAT. I didn't think I could get any more excited about this film than I already was. First the pix from the London shooting and now this. YES!Avatar ImageKara000 says: One word SQUEEEEEEEEEEEAvatar Imagesirius17 says: I'm pretty sure in pottercast they said fleur wasnt going to be in the DHAvatar ImageEnricoDc says: *Including Dobby in "Goblet of Fire" will show the importance of House-elves. *Including Dobby in "Order of the Phoenix" will show much the greater support of Dobby given to Harry than we saw in "Chamber of Secrets" *Including Dobby in "Half-Blood Prince" will show the greater respect of Dobby to Harry Potter when he wrestle another House-elf, Kreacher when Kreacher insulted Harry. All of those scenes are very important to show to the audience, the great/big IMPACT to Harry when Dobby died in the "Shell Cottage". Avatar Image9and3qtrs says: The cottage isn't what I expected either, but now that I've seen it I can accept it. Feel like I'm dying waiting for these movies to come out, lol.Avatar Imageavrenim says: really cool, i hope clemence poesy and the actors who play dean and ollivander show up too!Avatar Imageavrenim says: really cool, i hope clemence poesy and the actors who play dean and ollivander show up too!Avatar Imagehpftw says: what 'bout everyone else? Well I'm sure they're there! Pictures are amazing!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is just wonderful that they are filming these heartbreaking scenes! I cannot wait to receive more media regarding filming in this area.Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: They're filming Dobby's death NOW... that's so.. sudden. Wow. And I though Warwick Davis played Flitwick? Avatar Imageljc says: Love it i am so happy they did a great job with the house this is my 1st post at L.C.Have a great night potter friends!!!!Avatar Imagecalliet2b4g says: yay i love it all!!!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: The Cottage is beautiful! My only concern now is whether they're going to have the scene where Remus announces Teddy's birth...Avatar ImageSamm2011 says: wasnt dean in this scene, too!!!!!?????!!!!!????!!!! Avatar Imagehpluver88 says: This week is going to be so exciting! Hope there'll be some shots of the cast - I'm especially excited to see Bill!Avatar ImageLulaL says: I am so looking forward to this!Avatar ImageJeannine says: I'm just hoping John Hurt is there soon too . So glad they are filming this part of the book the film just wouldn't work without it and hope it's close to the book in what happens here. I would LOVE to LIVE in Shell Cottege myself. I looks awesome!!!Avatar ImageJeannine says: That's IT looks awesome!! LOL!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: It's exciting but Fluer, Dean and Ollivander should be their! Clemence shoud be their as Fleur!Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: Actually, I doubt the actor who plays Ollivander will be there, unless they're shooting interior scenes. If they're only filming the scenes that take place outside then Ollivander will not be needed since he was too injured and was taken inside immediately. Everyone else has to be there though. Avatar ImageErinM says: OMG Can't wait any longer...Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: WOW!! YAY! I can't wait! its soo exciting :D!!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: hey, dobby's gonna die here already right?? huhu :(Avatar ImageSpiritOwl says: Dan is going to have a rough time digging Dobbys grave in all that sand!Avatar Imageblackhair says: well they would be there they hav to be . They won't remove their partAvatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: awesome. I fully expect the others, since we know john hurt is in. I'm a huge alfie fan, so he better be on the way. I actually had a dream about the dobby death scene last night, like how I think it'll be in the movie. anyways, THAT was wicked. Avatar ImageIsabell says: I always thought Shell Cottage would be more inviting and cosy and less... looming :) Actually, I probably imagined a shape more reminiscent of a big fat whiteish crab, rather than a tall haunted scaly house on the beach - but then I didn't make the connection with "Shell" Cottage.Avatar Imageshellybasson says: I'm so excited! I hope Fleur and Ollivander are still 'on their way'...Avatar Imagehuffledor says: Sounds great! I hope we get some good reportsAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: cant wait!! shell cottage looks amazing =DAvatar ImagePineappleCrush says: SO exciting!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! :DDD I'm sure the rest of the cast will show up shortly. No worries from me. It's just so exciting!!! The Shell Cottage looks PERFECT.Avatar Imagemoglet says: Although there may be a possibility of a small amount of interior filming, most interior work is done on special sets, this location will be all about the exterior shooting, The inside of shell cottage will almost certainly be filmed subsequently back at Leavesden, so don't despair if Fleur does not appear in Wales.Avatar Imagefrancaise3 says: Good thinking moglet! Fleur might only appear on the inside of the house.. Avatar ImageGraymayne says: This is, without doubt, the most ridiculous building I have ever seen and is an insult to our architectural heritage in the UK. We have delightful cottages all over the the British Isles to inspire the set designers and they come up with this!! Fleur would scorn to live in such a dump!Avatar ImageRosie.Leo says: it doesn't say that they're not there. it says "many of the cast and crew have arrived in the area. Many readers have emailed to say that members such as Dan Radcliffe..." maybe no ones seen them... or they just didn't get mentioned... i can't see them keeping Fleur or Ollivander out of shell cottage...Avatar ImageDaphne Blake says: Warwick as Griphook? WTFAvatar ImageKC Nox says: I don't believe that Warwick Davis was Griphook in HP1, I think he was the bank teller. If that is right, he made a brilliant goblin and i'm excited to see him as Griphook!!Avatar ImageTommy K says: yeah where's Fleur???????????????Avatar Imagecopimione says: I cannot wait for this scene.. It will be awesome!Avatar Imagegoodenough says: I'm glad to hear, I can't wait for that sceen. What about the other ones? Fleur? Dean? Olivander? I really hope they don't cut them. And Warwick Davis as Griphook.. hmm..Avatar Imagekamidee says: Bill was cast?! How did I miss that important piece of info? Any news on whether fluer will be there too? Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome for this to happen. Where is Fleur?Avatar ImageAlbus Dumbledore says: I'm glad Warick is doing Griphook. He's a better actor than Verne. And it'll make things alot easier than just having him doing voice-over seperately.Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: isnt dobby going to die here?? huhuhu :(Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: Cool, wish i could go to the set! They should film closer to home :PAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I would love to see Clémence Poesy back. Not because her character was awe-inducing and all that important, but just for the sake of continuity, you know.Avatar Imagejlh423 says: They are wonderful photos and I'm looking forward to the movie. I was surprised to find out that Part 2 of DH was set to be released just 6 months after Part 1. I'm so glad! I figured I'd be waiting at least a year longer. Exciting!Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: Were is Olivander and Fleur?????????????????????Avatar Imageopmonline says: "Your favorite OPM artists are just a click away!" 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Anyway, wht 'bout fleur..mmmhAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: these movies are going to be mind blowing =DAvatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: I have faith Ollivander will be there. Like Sue said there is a whole week of filming. He is already set to return I doubt he would only be at the Malfoy manor. Too much excitement!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Ahhh exciting!!!Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: YAAAY!! i'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: WOW!! Can't wait... WHat about Fleur??Avatar Imagekbicprez says: A lot of people seem to think Fleur may not be cast in DH. Does anyone know for sure??Avatar Imagecghambright says: YAY!!! SO COOL!!! I can't believe they're already filming these scenes! I wonder if Clemense Posey (Fleur), Alfie Enoch (Dean), and John Hurt (Ollivander) are going to be there?Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: I really hope we get to see some awesome pictures!Avatar ImageDolemite says: Everything looks awesome.Avatar ImageNessieB says: oooo - looking forward to seeing Bill on screen!! Love the location too...such a cute little cottageAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool!!! omg!!!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: soo exciting!!!!! Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: soo exciting!!!!! Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i'm still on love with shell cottage!!!! i wanna live there!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I wonder where the rest of them are...Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: The more I see, the more I like it! :DAvatar Imageiconshero says: YAYAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: The cottage is beautiful!Avatar ImageLooie says: What about Lupin too! He comes in later... sounds exciting though!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Where is Fleur???????????????????Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: I wish I was there soooooo bad!!! Avatar Imageboona says: i am confused thought they cut bill and fleur out? who's wedding and who's cottage will this be? will it still be B/Fs or will Tonks and Lupin be replacing them?Avatar Imagepotions_mistress67 says: What a pretty cottage! I wonder what will happen to it after they're done filming?Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, this is so exiting. The cottage looks so beautiful. I hope Dean, Ollivander and Fleur will show up too.Avatar Imageiconshero says: Im excited :-D Avatar Imageellamia says: i hope all the people that need to be there, will be there. amazing detailAvatar Imageellamia says: i hope all the people that need to be there, will be there. amazing detailAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: This is so exciting!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: oh to be a bird and fly to see all the filming it would be a dream come true.

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