Shell Cottage Filming Day One: Location Photos for Filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


May 11, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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!

136 Responses to Shell Cottage Filming Day One: Location Photos for Filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: 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. Avatar Imagesalame says: WOOHOO can't wait! This is so exciting!Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: He's hugging Dobby!!! OMG! I can't wait to see those! Bring on the pictures!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: pretty cool!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: 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.Avatar Imagesavingharry says: 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.Avatar ImageDrome says: That's cool! :)Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: 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...Avatar Imagemoglet says: 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.Avatar ImageFrode Wiltersen says: ...but wait a minute. Dobby was already dead when arriving at Shell Cottage. What would they need Toby Jones for then? Avatar Imagebudgie says: Oh wow! They are really getting going!Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: Pictures! Amazing! I love Evanna's hair! Emma doesn't really look like Emma in that picture though...Avatar Imagejojojojo says: 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 xxAvatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: they look sweet i am so excited.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Dcrazmo, go back and reread chapter 26. It's hermione as Bella. Thanks Jo. Avatar Imagejordanrod09 says: im going there on wednesday =-)Avatar Imagekismatt says: Bella was not at Shell....but Herimione was polyjuiced as Bella! I'm guessing that they're running rehearsals, as Dobby's death and burial was at night, was it not? 64 days to go for HBP...Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: this is so cool.Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: There we go! Wondering where there were :)Avatar ImageWhitzard says: OMG!!! The first pictures!!!I´m so exited!! There not show anything special, but they are awesome anyway!! xD Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: it's so weird to be following the filming process so closely. i'm so pumped!Avatar ImageTschudiff says: No pictures of Ron with a beard? :D The photos look very interesting can't wait to see more of them.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Very cool! I wonder where's Rupes.Avatar ImageNatalie says: and..........................YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dobby is in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemiss molly says: I am so excited for this movie. I can't wait to see more photos of the filming at shell cottage. Thanks to everyone who is able to go to the location and get them for all of us to see.Avatar ImageAttolia says: Looks cool. I am so excited for the movies!Avatar ImageMatea says: Am I blind or thats really Emma and Helena? I don't think so..I think those are stunts. I'm so excited to see Griphook again! He looks exactly the same as in PS. can't wait¨!Avatar Imageblackhair says: Where r Bill and Fleur this is weird they(trio) are afterall its Bill and Fleur home there are no signs of Bill and Fleur :(Avatar ImageDolemite says: They should have used an old skool muppet for Dobby :DAvatar Imagesalame says: I don't think that's Emma either.Avatar Imageblackhair says: don’t think that’s Emma either. Posted by Salame on May 11, 2009, 01:43 PM i think thats her DoubleAvatar Imagegoodenough says: Ohhh.. It's looks really good. Evannas hair is so cool, I know we've seen it before that long, but it's still so amazing :) Avatar Imageblackhair says: don’t think that’s Emma either. Posted by Salame on May 11, 2009, 01:43 PM i meant her Double/DuplicateAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Ah....Dobby....snif'Avatar Imagebesthpdfan says: awww!!! this makes me irresistible!!Avatar Imagestarkitty313 says: Awesome! This is so exciting!Avatar ImageAnna Luiza says: erm..did you guys read the book? Of course it´s Hermione after the polyjuice potion, since they´re in shell cottage. What other situation would bring Bellatrix there, unless they came up with a new scene like HBP?Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Oooh it's looks so good!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: ah...Dobby...ripAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: im tired of sayin aswomE!!!! fine then cool! =)Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: comment won't post??Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Dobby!!!Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: Thanks for updating us...Avatar ImageFresca says: I like the look of Shell cottage, and the fact that Bellatrix is played by Bonham Carter again. She was a great Bellatrix! it is a good idea to have her play the polyjuiced Bellatrix, as it will make the transformation from Hermione to Bellatrix very believable.Avatar Imageiconshero says: W00T very excited!!!!Avatar ImageAvangelis says: yahooooooooooooooooo shell cottage filmimg has begunAvatar Imagemollywobble says: has some nice close ups of the actors (not the doubles). Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: GRIPHOOK LOOKS PERFECT! EXACTLY THE SAME!Avatar ImageProfessorCharms says: It should be Carter playing Hermione-looking-like-Bellatrix, but it might be Carter's double on the beach. Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Not sure if it's allowed to advertise other sites here, but the Brazilian Oclumencia site has yet again a number of close-up photos from today's filming. As a side note, I have to say that the Oclumencia site must have professional photographers working for them, or they must otherwise have access to professional photo agencies like Retna, Splash News, Rex Features and the like. They always seem to have the best, clearest close-up photos from the filming locations, photos that have clearly been taken with professional cameras. Just look at their photos from the DH filming sessions in Scotland, London and now Wales, it's pretty evident that the photos are not taken just by some random fan with a random camera, but by a professional photographer with professional equipment.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: That looks like Emma's double. I love seeing photos and hearing updates on the filming. Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: It is so much fun getting these great set reports. Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: @MischiefManaged, I just went and saw those photos and they are amazing. Can't wait to see Helena Bonham-Carter portraying Hermione portraying Bellatrix.Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: If you haven't seen it yet, Ron is right here guys. ImageHermioneRon4ever says: At first I was so confused as to why Bellatrix would be there... But it must be for when Hermione uses Polyjuice potion! Yes! This sounds awesome! I keep tring to look at Oclumencia's pictures but no matter which link I use (here, their site) it just says "link broken" :(Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Thanks Yoda! That one worked! They look awesome!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: sooo cool! Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Saw some more photos on oclumencia and I love that Bella’s look is softer and not so crazy for these scenes since it is suppose to be Hermione under the polyjuice and not really Bella. Bella’s hair seems calmer and her make up softer great detail to include. There is also a shot with Dan and Rupert is in his polyjuice form. Love it!!! Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: Oh man, I can't wait to see Helena Bonham Carter playing Hermione! will be weird to see her being so nice! I can't wait to see this. I wonder where Dean and Ollivander are....or Bill and Fleur for that matter! I can't wait to see them all.Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: More photos uploaded in Photos courtesy of (Brazil)Avatar Imagecghambright says: This is sooo COOL!!! I can't believe their filming this!!! OMG!!!! It seems so surreal!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: OMG Griphook is holding the sword!Avatar ImageSofiagw says: I just saw Oclumencia's pictures, and is definitely Helena, not her double. And she is carrying Hermione's bag! So amazing!Avatar ImageMoous says: The pictures are so cool. i was there and managed to everyone from a distance, but seeing them up close is very cool! So excited accutally being there though, double excited to be mentioned on leaky too! squee!Avatar ImageseeR says: No Dean Thomas? Annoying...Avatar Imagecghambright says: I'm assuming not all of the actors are there yet...this doesn't mean they won't be. I don't see John Hurt either and he's obviously going to be there. Avatar ImageBre Sartain says: I can't wait to see this!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Ohhh dear, I am so excited :DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: OMG, I just saw the picture of Rupert and his beard and I am laughing my butt off. Hahahahaha! :) That's just too great. I'm glad they are staying true to this part! :DAvatar Imageizziewitch says: This is so exciting I can't stand it! I go offline for a few days and come back to this: OMG. And I love Belatrix/Hermione carrying the bag--wonderful. (A thought: Maybe this is where they'll break the films, as they're leaving for Gringotts?)Avatar ImageRosalie says: I love the Helena pictures. But I'm still wondering where Dean Thomas is. Avatar Imagejojojojo says: Those new pics are awesome!! I so wish I had a better camera, you can even see the sword of Griffindor!! Eeeeeee!! I won't be going tomorrow, as I'm a tad sunburnt, it's so sore!! But hoping to go down on Thursday.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: The paparazzi certainly do love to photograph Emma.Avatar ImageGinnyweasley187 says: It's so cool and jordanrod09 take lots of pictures!!!!Avatar Imagefelixismycat says: Helena Bonham Carter pictures! How exciting!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: This is so exciting!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool. RIP Dobby.Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: It's really cool to see these pictures every so often. The other films were mainly filmed in studios but with DH they are always on the move outside of Hogwarts, so we can expect more pics!Avatar ImageAriel says: wow This is so exciting!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am impressed by the proliferating number of pictures from this location. It goes without saying that these scenes will certainly prove to be breathtaking for audiences.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: way cool! :DAvatar ImageKanedaX says: You know, more than anything, I just can't wait to see Carter play Hermione for this scene. I'm pretty sure this is just Helena walking around between takes in these shots, but she's looking a lot, you know, not crazy. Which is awesome.Avatar ImageHP_Flower says: This is so exciting! I love seeing all of these pictures! It's going to be so cool to see Helena playing Hermione.Avatar Imageblackcatwitch says: Awsome! jordanrod09: You're lucky. Avatar Imagelau399 says: OMG........that's rupert transformed? woww I'm so exited!Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Ooooh! These photos look great! I can't wait to see more!Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: coolio soo many pictures and it's only day oneAvatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: oh snap, i almost forgot the whole hermione turns to bellatrix thing!!! ahh i can not wait!!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Shell Cottage! They're filming SHELL COTTAGE! whoa...Avatar ImagePineappleCrush says: Yessss, this is FANTASTIC! I love being able to watch the filming so closely. I almost forgot that Emma was polyjuiced to Bellatrix. I had to reference back >.< I need to re-read the book!! Thank you SO MUCH for bringing us all of these pictures! Amazing!Avatar Imageronaldfan09 says: Where is Rupert aka Ron? isn't he supposed to be in the Shell Cottage scene?!Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: ronaldfan09: Rupert is there. He's the guy with the long curly hair and beard. He's supposed to be like that since Hermione disguises him remember?Avatar ImageScarlette says: This movie is going to be epic. I don't remember any HP movie being as high-profile as this & HBP was somewhat on the DL. Probably because it's the last movie...think of all the extra stuff on the DVD! Lol.Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: This makes it so hard to wait and we still have HBP coming!!!! Wow!!Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: Just thinking of Dobby's death makes me sad all over again.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: This made me so excited to see DH and HBP hasn't even come out yet! Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: This is great and it's only been day one of filming! :)Avatar Imagesplinch says: I was wondering what bellatrix was doing there myself, must be some apparition effect i hope. Avatar Imagesplinch says: of course, hermoine after polyjuice potion, thats why she's there =DAvatar ImageCatherine says: awesome!!!! hey when you mean thanks to Jo (i've seen this every so oftern) do mean Jo Jo or some else named Jo?Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: WOW! I'm getting emotional again looking at these. Rupert looks great with beard and long hair. Reminds me of when they will transform them older later on. Going to be awesome.Avatar ImagePeverell62442 says: I'm SO excited by those shots with Dan, Bella (who is obviously acting as Hermione), and a made-up Rupert (I assume that's what they've done) in a circle together, that are the final Shell Cottage scene where they Apparate disguised to Gringotts! I can't wait to see it!Avatar ImageAga Veneficus says: This is too exciting!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: woooo thats so excitng!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Oh this is great! I jsut saw that they're actually including the tranfigured ron! wooooAvatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Awesome pics! Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I wish I could fly over there to watch the filming. The setting looks gorgeous.Avatar Imagenimbuself says: Just noticed a few commenting on why Bellatrix is in the pics. Hermione polies herself into Bellatrix to get into Gringotts, she said "she tastes disgusting, worse than Gurdyroots!" Avatar Imageamandrake says: OMG! cant wait for DH!!!!Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: I forgot that Hermione becomes Bellatrix! (OK, I've only read the book twice, not 12 times!) It's going to be very interesting to see how the film makers keep audiences from being confused, considering that the 3 main characters spend so much time looking like other people!Avatar Imageboona says: I'm sorry what is bellatrix doing there??? is she back to retrieve her wand or something?Avatar Imageboona says: oh never mind i forget hermione turns into bellatrix, and to think i read that scene not two days ago ron in a beard.Avatar Imageboona says: okay, my second question is why isn't harry under the cloak?? i know he doesn't plan on walking into gringotts in full day lightAvatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: OMG! you're going there!? uugghh!! im getting jealous. huhuhu.. But hey ! the pics are totally awesome! :DAvatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: cant believe they're doing this now.. everything's soo fast!! :DAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: im looking forward to this movie already!! its seems so unfair to be teasing us already, but im loving it! =D Helena Bonham Carter looks amazing, pretending to be hermione pretending to be bellatrix =DAvatar Imageblackhair says: i knew it was the Double :)Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: Still can't believe filming is actually going on! Love Ron's disguise, looks awesome. I really hope Helena has fun with this part of the movie, acting as Hermione. I think she'll be fabulous!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Wow... Shell cottage looks amazing!!! Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Awesome. I can't wait to see Emma Watson dressed in a tight Goth corset.Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: Photos are GREAT!!!! I wish I could be there. . . :(Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: aawwee... im jealous :( better for u :) the pics are so awesome though love' em!Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: Cool :) Warwick Davis looks so like Nikabrik from Prince Caspian dressed up like a goblin. Avatar Imageele0206 says: COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. thanks to everybodyAvatar Imagemoglet says: The pictures are so good, thanks to Maddie and Gemma there are some really good shots of Daniel and Emma in particular, but I like the moment when Bella/Hermione is pointing the wand at bearded Ron, I presume that is the moment she has cast the spell to make him look different (if I remember rightly that is, I think only Hermione took Polyjuice on this occasion.)Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: wooooooooooooooooooooow can't wait!!!Avatar Imagemarymackie says: Must be so cool to be able to watch them shoot this!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I wonder whether all this hubbub bothers the actors and crew. Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: OMG! I am so excited for DH. I will be so sad to see Dobby dead though! I miss him already! RIPAvatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Some amazing pictures but why is Bellatrix there?Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Woo Hoo DH!!!!! Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: so excitingggAvatar Imagebecmajec says: coolAvatar Imagetourdefrance says: :DAvatar Imageellamia says: excited

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