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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  (2009 - English)

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  • ashish Patkar
    ashish Patkarwrote on 01 Jul 2010

    Young Tom Riddle is played by newcomer Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, who is the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, the actor who plays Lord Voldemort, aka Tom Riddle.

  • Pritam Roy
    Pritam Roywrote on 11 Jul 2009

    The Death eater attack at Burrow shown in the movie doesn't appear int he book. In the movie, the film-makers thought showing Harry experiencing an attack, rather than just reading about it would be more effective. The book however only talks about various news reports about attacks by Death Eaters on the wizard community.

  • Pritam Roy
    Pritam Roywrote on 11 Jul 2009

    An attack on a Muggle bridge is mentioned briefly in the original opening of the sixth book. The film-makers expanded this and the result is the sequence where the Millenium bridge collapses.

  • Anna Lewis
    Anna Lewiswrote on 10 Jul 2009

    David Yates, the director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is the director of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince as well.

    He is also, said to direct the final part, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

  • Anna Lewis
    Anna Lewiswrote on 10 Jul 2009

    This part, brings back Horace Slughorn, who is appointed as the new professor for teaching Potions and Snape is given the department of Defence Against the Dark Arts.

  • Naved
    Naved wrote on 13 Feb 2009

    The changing of the release date from November 21, 2008 to July 17, 2009 actually helped increase the number of IMAX theaters that Half-Blood Prince will be available in. The November release had only 40 IMAX theaters showing the film; that number has increase by 60 theaters for a total of 100 IMAX theaters releasing the film in July.

  • Naved
    Naved wrote on 13 Feb 2009

    Jessie Cave beat over 7000 girls to win the role of Lavender Brown, Ron's "love-interest" from the book.

    Robert Knox, who plays Marcus Belby, was tragically stabbed to death on May 24, 2008, just days after filming wrapped.

    Thomas James Longley auditioned for the role of 'Tom Riddle', but lost out to Frank Dillane.

  • Naved
    Naved wrote on 13 Feb 2009

    Director Guillermo del Toro turned down the chance to direct this film so he could work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

    Anand Tucker and Michael Hoffman were both rumored as possible directors for this film.

    Helen McCrory had been cast to play Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), but had to back out because she was pregnant. She will play Bellatrix's sister, Narcissa Malfoy in this film.

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