MuggleNet reader files report from Shell Cottage

UPDATE: One more photo from Alexandra right here! It's of Dan and several crew members getting ready to film a scene. Also see a video of the area, once again by Alexandra, right here!

Today is the first day of filming Shell Cottage scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and one MuggleNet visitor was there to take in the action.

Alexandra tells us she got there as Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter) and Griphook (Warwick Davis) were shooting a scene where they're both laying on the ground, and on action they stand up and walk towards the camera. You can see a photo of them filming this scene right here.

Further, Alexandra learned that the trio came down to meet the fans who were watching. She also spoke with security around the set who told her they have the beach until June 5th, but expect to wrap at least a week beforehand (the extra allotted time is just in case of bad weather, etc).

You can see two more photos at these links: one of the crowd around Shell Cottage, and one of the crew getting ready to shoot a new scene in front of the Cottage.

Big thanks again to Alexandra! If YOU are going to be watching them film sometime this week, be sure to send pics and a report to tips at staff dot mugglenet dot com!