Helena Bonham Carter to Film as Bellatrix for Shell Cottage Scenes (Updated)

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May 11, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

*Update: The Western Telegraph has a small photo from the set today, and noted that Dan Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter and Evanna Lynch all signed autographs and shirts. TLC has a full report and pics coming very soon, stay tuned!

Yesterday we first told you various cast members had arrived for location filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Another cast member has now arrived, Helena Bonham Carter who will be filming her role as Bellatrix Lestrange. Readers will recall of course the dramatic encounter she has with Dobby at the end of Malfoy Manor before they apparate to Shell Cottage, and Hermione does later transform as Bellatrix for the trip to Gringotts. Wales Online reports that Helena made a stop to fill up her car before traveling onward to Pembrokeshire, where as we know, filming is now underway at Freshwater Beach in Wales. TLC has crews in the area, and we will be posting photos shortly, stay tuned!





88 Responses to Helena Bonham Carter to Film as Bellatrix for Shell Cottage Scenes (Updated)

Avatar Imagemoglet says: I think we can now certainly hope that they are going to film the bit where Hermione transforms into Bellatrix before they leave Shell cottage for Gringotts.Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: Yeah, i think that is why Helena is there. Can't wait to see some pictures.Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: Yaaaay! I hope they include that part, moglet. :-)Avatar ImageSwansurf2099 says: This is awesome news! I can't wait for it all to begin and the photos to surface! Yaya :DAvatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: Awesome news! Thx ;-)Avatar ImageAlastair says: y do i have to have exams this week :( i live 10 minutes away so i could go down there and watch :(Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: OMG!!! This is so exciting! :o) It will be cool seeing her pretend to be the Polyjuiced Hermione.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: god that's awesome! I hope they make her act like hermione for a little bit...not jsut straight out bellatrixAvatar ImageCatherine says: awesome! xAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: i LOVE, absolutely LOVE helena bonham carter. she is so amazing as bellatrix =D i cant wait to see her in DHAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: i LOVE, absolutely LOVE helena bonham carter. she is so amazing as bellatrix =D i cant wait to see her in DHAvatar ImageDanielaNC says: Looking foward to seeing her pretend to be Hermione. And I can´t wait for the R-Hr goodness of Sheel Cottage!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: OOO excited for thsi one!!Avatar Imageshellscotie says: Good to hear that! but, I still hope for Fleur, Dean, and Mr.Olivander to turn up. It's a MUST. They shouldn't have been taken out this time. Please keep them in DH.Avatar ImageDrome says: Awesome! :)Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: It took me a while to work out just where in the sequence of the book "Bellatrix" would be at Shell Cottage - but yes of course, its after Dobby's death isn't it (isn't it?) I'm going to have to reread DH very soon...!Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: It took me a while to work out just where in the sequence of the book "Bellatrix" would be at Shell Cottage - but yes of course, its after Dobby's death isn't it (isn't it?) I'm going to have to reread DH very soon...!Avatar ImageMadameSuede says: That's going to be amazing! At first I thought they were gonna alter the scene somehow and have a death-eater attack on Shell Cottage, but of course it was for the polyjuice. I think it's time to re-read the book! :PAvatar Imagecryospear says: This is so awesome!! I hope they keep this section pretty much intact for the movie.Avatar ImageWhitzard says: i want pictures! xD I´m so excited!!Avatar ImageJS297206 says: Sweet!! I think it should be fun to watch Helena as Bellatrix pretending to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix.Avatar Imagekamidee says: Oh I forgot about that scene. Should be great watching Bella-Hermione XDAvatar Imagejeannemcl says: Cool!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: OOO excited for thsi one!!Avatar Imagejoelface says: Oh that's awesome! Can't wait to see Helena do Hermione!Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: well they kind of need to have Fleur, I'm sure the actress playing her (Poesy or otherwise) will be getting there soon. The wedding is definitely in, and I doubt Bill will be a single bachelor...Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: WOW... wonder why its all so fast.. hahaha.. anyways, can some1 tell me where the part 1 ends and where the part 2 of deathlyu hallows starts?Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: WOW... wonder why its all so fast.. hahaha.. anyways, can some1 tell me where the part 1 ends and where the part 2 of deathly hallows starts?Avatar ImageMatea says: hmmm..yeah..probably polyjuice potion scenes...because the real Bella has no bussiness in Shell cottage.Avatar Imagenekoanimagus says: Oh wow, I had forgotten about that scene too. Good grief, I need to go back and read that book again. Well, I need to read them all again actually. But yes, I absolutely adore Helena Bonham Carter, she's so good at evil. ;-)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Few of the actors/actresses in the movies were as destined for their roles as Helena was for Bellatrix! Hopefully photos of her in this role begin to surface on the interwebz soon.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Helena Bonham Carter will be great as always. These DH filming stories are sooooo exciting!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: YAY!! Helena Bonham Carter is amazing!! LOVE HER!!Avatar Imagebillywig_99 says: Did anyone else find it funny that it was essentially an article about someone going to a service station? Not that it wasn't cool to know she was on her way to filming :DAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: closer and closerAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: First I thought, wait, Bellatrix doesn't come to Shell Cottage. Then I remembered Hermione's transformation. This is so exciting!Avatar Imagecghambright says: SO COOL!! I wonder if they're going to have Emma's voice coming out or if they're just going to get her to play a more toned-down, NICE version of Bellatrix like in the book. Either way, I'm sure it will be awesome! I can't believe they're already filming the Shell Cottage scenes!!Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: At first I thought Shell Cottage? Bellatrix was never there. Then I knew it was Hermione transforming into Bellatrix. This is exciting news.Avatar ImageWicked_Lady says: This is awesome! I had forgotten that Hermione turns into Bellatrix. I can't wait for those pictures!Avatar ImageJeannine says: Am SO happy they are filming this scene too. And yes!! hopefully they will show her a little as Hermione being Bellatrix, before they leave that would be fantastic!!!and make her even more believable as Bellatrix. Looking forward to the photos ,thanks TLC!!!Avatar ImageJeannine says: And believable for Hermione being Bellatrix......tooAvatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Lovely!Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: Whew! That headline scared me for a moment (I make it no secret how I feel about putting in unnecessary crap and taking out important stuff). I forgot for a second about polyjuiced Hermione. That's going to be so cool. We know Olivander is in the movie. All we have left to hope for in those scenes is Fleur and Dean now. I'll cross all of my fingers and toes. Avatar ImageDolemite says: Go Helena!Avatar ImageRachael says: I'm so excited for the movies!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: coolness!!!! i forgot about the hermione/bellatrix thing at shell cottage. im re-reading DH and all the info is just cuming back 2 me!!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: asomw xDAvatar Imagefelixismycat says: This must mean that HBC will be playing Hermione after taking the Polyjuice! I was so worried that that would be cut =D.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I still can't think about Dobby's murder without choking up. Avatar ImageTschudiff says: I hope there are going to be photos soon.Avatar Imageavrenim says: i forgot about that part! it should be very interesting to see on screen :]Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Cool! I bet it's the scene when Hermy changed into her.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I was thrown off by this at first, because I forgot about the Polyjuice thing.Avatar ImageArthur22 says: Great, I am really glad this was not taken out.Avatar Imagebudgie says: I love that they are keeping in so many details!Avatar Imageiconshero says: I cant wait to see it !!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I can't wait to see her play Hermione. Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Excited to see the pictures! =)Avatar ImageAvangelis says: cool beans, merlins beardAvatar ImageTamyris says: This part is awesome in the book. It´s gona be so cool to see Bellatrix playing the nice girl(Hermione). But I am not looking forward for that bc I dont want HP to end so soon. I can wait a little longer.Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: oh i was trying to remember why bellatrix would be there but hermione is her. :)Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: oh i was trying to remember why bellatrix would be there but hermione is her. :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: ooo neaaat! :DAvatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Cool!Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: I am really looking forward to Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix!Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: Awsome!. I can't wait to see her playing Hermione pretending to be Bella.Avatar Imagenibbler says: I just can't wait to see how Helen BC acts as nervous Hermione polyjuiced as Bltrx :)Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: Helena Bonham Carter is so killer!!! Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: great! gringotts:confirmed :DAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: THat is such good news! :)Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: I was just thinking, 'what on earth is Bellatrix doing at Shell Cottage?' but of course, it will be Polyjuiced Hermione. At least, I hope so!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I saw HBC in "Sweeney Todd". She was SERIOUSLY disturbed in that film too. She's also a SERIOUSLY good actress.Avatar Imageholey says: I am so glad they are doing two parts, that way great bits like this are still kept in the movie! Just superb!!Avatar Imageismarelde13 says: I wonder how Helena Bonham Carter'll act as the disguised Hermione. I mean, will she retain her voice or use Hermione's voice? Anyway, I'm looking forward to it. :)Avatar Imagecopimione says: it's an awesome scene, can't wait!Avatar Imagedont_call_me_NYMPHADORA says: lol i saw this and thought that helena bonham carter was gonna just like stab dobby to death on the beach then leave that would be hilariousAvatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: Oooh cool :) At first I was like 'whatt is she doing there?!" thinking that it was some weird thing where she killed Dobby AT Shell Cottage. I get it now :P Avatar ImageWhisperwing says: Will she not also play Andromeda though?Avatar ImageWand_less says: If they even have that part in the movie, they could just have Harry and Hagrid crash at the BurrowAvatar Imagebecmajec says: yay. Avatar Imageladydars says: How funny is it that the Wales Online reported that Helena filled up her car... I find that amusing. News! Hehe... However I will be very excited to see Bellatrix in this movie... She does crazy SO well!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: i really don't think she'll be playing andromeda, if that character is lucky enough to make the cut, because she is described as having more open eyes, lighter hair, kinder face etc than bellatrix. they wouldn't want to confuse non-readers either i think.Avatar Imagesanjuangelina says: They have got to put all the parts where Bellatrix is there. Espwcially, the encounter with Dobby, Hermione transforming into Bellatrixfor Gringotts and the final battle. I am quite sure no one can play the part of Bellatrix giving us the real sinister image of her on screen. thank goodness helena is coming back! No one could have filmed that part the way she does! Cheers!!!! Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Most interesting, indeed...this is going to be an interesting "ride"!Avatar ImageFlittwick says: Truely Wonderful , the storyline is being "stuck to"Avatar Imageellamia says: cool!Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: That's great!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: great place to film other than the sand. i will look a lot different when they put all the other stuff in.

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