Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemorts defenses and to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

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Film Cast:

  • Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe
  • Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint
  • Hermione Granger: Emma Watson
  • Bellatrix Lestrange: Helena Bonham Carter
  • Horace Slughorn: Jim Broadbent
  • Rubeus Hagrid: Robbie Coltrane
  • Albus Dumbledore: Michael Gambon
  • Severus Snape: Alan Rickman
  • Minerva McGonagall: Maggie Smith
  • Peter Pettigrew: Timothy Spall
  • Remus Lupin: David Thewlis
  • Argus Filch: David Bradley
  • Filius Flitwick: Warwick Davis
  • Draco Malfoy: Tom Felton
  • Poppy Pomfrey: Gemma Jones
  • Narcissa Malfoy: Helen McCrory
  • Nymphadora Tonks: Natalia Tena
  • Molly Weasley: Julie Walters
  • Arthur Weasley: Mark Williams
  • Ginny Weasley: Bonnie Wright
  • Fenrir Greyback: Dave Legeno
  • Waitress: Elarica Johnson
  • Lily Potter: Geraldine Somerville
  • George Weasley: Oliver Phelps
  • Fred Weasley: James Phelps
  • Cormac McLaggen: Freddie Stroma
  • Lavender Brown: Jessie Cave
  • Dean Thomas: Alfred Enoch
  • Luna Lovegood: Evanna Lynch
  • Marcus Belby: Robert Knox
  • Twin Girl 1: Amber Evans
  • Twin Girl 2: Ruby Evans
  • Blaise Zabini: Louis Cordice
  • Pansy Parkinson: Scarlett Hefner
  • Vincent Crabbe: Jamie Waylett
  • Gregory Goyle: Josh Herdman
  • Neville Longbottom: Matthew Lewis
  • Nigel Wolpert: William Melling
  • Romilda Vane: Anna Shaffer
  • Seamus Finnigan: Devon Murray
  • Katie Bell: Georgina Leonidas
  • Leanne: Isabella Laughland
  • Padma Patil: Afshan Azad
  • Parvati Patil: Shefali Chowdhury
  • Mrs Cole: Amelda Brown
  • Tom Riddle (11 Years): Hero Fiennes Tiffin
  • Skinny Kid: Jack Pryor
  • Waiter: Mark Lockyer
  • Eldred Worple: Paul Ritter
  • Tom Riddle (16 Years): Frank Dillane
  • Male Inferi: Joerg Stadler
  • Female Inferi: Caroline Wildi
  • Amycus Carrow: Ralph Ineson
  • Alecto Carrow: Suzanne Toase
  • Thorfinn Rowle: Rod Hunt
  • Cho Chang: Katie Leung
  • Gryffindor Student (uncredited): Nathan Clarke
  • Slug Club Party Member (uncredited): Olivia Jewson
  • Year 7 Schoolboy (uncredited): Freddie Rose

Film Crew:

  • Director of Photography: Bruno Delbonnel
  • Set Decoration: Stephanie McMillan
  • Production Design: Stuart Craig
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jill Brooks
  • Novel: J.K. Rowling
  • Screenplay: Steve Kloves
  • Producer: David Heyman
  • Supervising Art Director: Andrew Ackland-Snow
  • Stunt Coordinator: Greg Powell
  • Makeup Designer: Nick Dudman
  • Art Direction: Gary Tomkins
  • Costume Design: Jany Temime
  • Casting: Fiona Weir
  • Art Direction: Alastair Bullock
  • Makeup Designer: Amanda Knight
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim Alexander
  • Director: David Yates
  • Original Music Composer: Nicholas Hooper
  • Editor: Mark Day
  • Supervising Sound Editor: James Mather
  • Producer: David Barron
  • Associate Producer: Tim Lewis
  • Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram
  • Art Direction: Molly Hughes
  • Art Direction: Tino Schaedler
  • Art Direction: Hattie Storey
  • Art Direction: Sloane U’Ren
  • Hair Designer: Lisa Tomblin
  • Sound Effects Editor: Andy Kennedy
  • Production Manager: Simon Emanuel
  • Second Unit Director: Stephen Woolfenden
  • Costume Supervisor: Charlotte Finlay
  • Supervising Art Director: Neil Lamont
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Nicolas Aithadi
  • Sound Effects Editor: Michael Fentum
  • Sound Effects Editor: Dominic Gibbs
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jed Loughran
  • Visual Effects Producer: Oliver Money
  • Script Supervisor: Anna Worley
  • Still Photographer: Jaap Buitendijk
  • Visual Effects Producer: Dominic Sidoli
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim Burke
  • First Assistant Editor: Kate Baird
  • Visual Effects Producer: Chloe Grysole
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Paul J. Franklin
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mike Dowson
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Mark Coulier
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Stuart Hilliker
  • Visual Effects Producer: Charlotte Loughnane
  • Set Decoration: Rosie Goodwin
  • Visual Effects Producer: Emma Norton
  • First Assistant Editor: Hermione Byrt
  • Art Direction: Martin Foley
  • First Assistant Director: Jamie Christopher
  • Co-Producer: John Trehy
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Vivienne Jones
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Richard Davies
  • Sound Editor: Jamie McPhee
  • Production Sound Mixer: Stuart Wilson
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Paul Spateri
  • Production Manager: Russell Lodge
  • Visual Effects Producer: Gretchen Libby
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Paul Riddle
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: John Moffatt
  • Makeup Artist: Belinda Hodgson
  • Makeup Artist: Sharon Nicholas
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Gregory Yepes
  • Special Effects Supervisor: John Richardson
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Rupert Steggle
  • Makeup Artist: Amanda Burns
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Aimee Lisby
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Chris Shaw

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: Hormones over excitement as part six is merely an appetiser to the double billed closure to come.

    Death Eaters are running amok as Dumbledore has an important task for Harry and Voldermort has one for Draco; all set to the backdrop of raging adolescent hormones. While Harry also acquires a rather helpful book written by the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

    Potter 6 is not as dark as the pre-release chattings suggested it would be. Yes there’s the usual dark moments, including a shattering turn of events that sets it up nicely for the finale, but this instalment is mostly fun, gentle and even sexy. Harry, Ron & Hermione are more under threat from their own adolescent urges than they are from the swirl of a Death Eater or the appearance of one young & creepy Tom Riddle. This of course makes for good viewing to most of us who have grown with the characters, with the principal young actors having nicely grown into said characters. But can it sustain a two and half hour running time? No it can’t is the ass numbingly honest answer. There’s some quality set-pieces including Quiddich (for a change) and a swamp attack by the Death Eaters, but by and large it’s talky and breezy in equal measure.

    A filler Potter movie then, one that is far breezier than expected. Good but not great, but as a set up for the epic conclusion it hits all the right buttons. 6/10

  • John Chard: The seventh installment, the appetiser.

    As the ultimate wizarding battle between good and evil draws ever closer, Harry, Hermione and Ron bunk off from Hogwarts to go search for the “Horcruxes” with which to halt the ever stronger Voldermort and his army, on the way they learn the importance of the Deathly Hallows artifacts.

    So this is the one that sees the comfort confines of Hogwarts left behind as our intrepid trio of best pals hit the mountains and forests in search of the tools to stop old snake face in his tracks. In what is ultimately a chase/escape movie, one where the characters have to fight not only a number of challenges that come their way, but also their new found in-fighting capabilities, Deathly Hallows 1 wonderfully dangles the carrot for the final series entry to come. But the overriding thoughts you come away with from it is that firstly it’s not really that much fun, and secondly that it shouldn’t have been a stand alone movie. Too much of it plods where exposition and padding strains to get the film through its near two and half hour running time. Without the hustle and bustle of Hogwarts, and the myriad of characters that reside within, film struggles to escape the over reliance on just three central characters and a ream of MacGuffins. While some of the comedy and tender moments fall flat because tone is firmly pitched at dark clouds a gathering. However, where it does reward is with the action sequences, with David Yates once again proving he’s a considerable talent when it comes to directing such passages.

    New additions to the cast list feature Rhys Ifans, Peter Mulan and Bill Nighy, all welcome, and all sadly underused. As is the return of some older characters from earlier series entries (do you remember John Hurt was in the first film?!). While the thread involving the Ministry of Magic, and its nasty transformation into a Nazi like call for non-magical folk ethnic cleansing, is supremely adult and hits the nerves as it should do. Of the three principal young adult actors, it’s still Emma Watson leading the way on ability, but alongside her, Radcliffe and Grint have earned our love and respect over the years for having to carry the weight of such expectation that has come with these roles. Fact is, is that now, having grown up with them and their characters for over ten years, we surely can accept them for not being multi ranged child actors. They have had to embody one character each for a decade, the range as such is the naturalism of aging through childhood like they have. Job done!

    Tension is high and the magical moments engage big time, but the draggy nature of the beast makes this a film purely working as an appetiser to something sure to be far bigger and better. 6/10

  • Gimly: Has the quality direction of _Order of the Phoenix_ but manages to separate itself from that movie by having a script that isn’t shit.

    Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go.

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