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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

153 min
Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Mystery
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David Yates
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 27 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 2009-07-15
Filming Locations: Wiltshire, England, UK
Budget: $250,000,000
Opening Weekend: $77,835,727 (USA) (19 July 2009)
Gross: $301,959,197 (USA) (17 December 2009)
Frank Dillane
Frank Dillane
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Geraldine Somerville
Geraldine Somerville
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Emma Watson
Emma Watson
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Natalia Tena
Natalia Tena
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Freddie Stroma
Freddie Stroma
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Isabella Laughland
Isabella Laughland
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Suzanne Toase
Suzanne Toase
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter
Michael Gambon
Professor Albus Dumbledore
Dave Legeno
Fenrir Greyback
Elarica Gallacher
Jim Broadbent
Professor Horace Slughorn
Bonnie Wright
Ginny Weasley
Julie Walters
Molly Weasley
Rupert Grint
Ron Weasley
Helena Bonham Carter
Bellatrix Lestrange
Timothy Spall
Alan Rickman
Professor Severus Snape
Oliver Phelps
George Weasley
James Phelps
Fred Weasley
Jessie Cave
Lavender Brown
Tom Felton
Draco Malfoy
Alfred Enoch
Dean Thomas
Evanna Lynch
Luna Lovegood
Robert Knox
Marcus Belby
Amber Evans
Twin Girl 1
Ruby Evans
Twin Girl 2
Louis Cordice
Blaise Zabini
Scarlett Byrne
Pansy Parkinson
Jamie Waylett
Vincent Crabbe
Josh Herdman
Gregory Goyle
Robbie Coltrane
Rubeus Hagrid
Warwick Davis
Professor Filius Flitwick
David Bradley
Argus Filch
Matthew Lewis
Neville Longbottom
William Melling
Anna Shaffer
Romilda Vane
Devon Murray
Seamus Finnigan
Georgina Leonidas
Katie Bell
Maggie Smith
Professor Minerva McGonagall
Afshan Azad
Padma Patil
Shefali Chowdhury
Parvati Patil
Amelda Brown
Mrs. Cole
Jack Pryor
Skinny Kid
Mark Lockyer
Paul Ritter
Eldred Worple
David Thewlis
Remus Lupin
Mark Williams
Arthur Weasley
Gemma Jones
Madam Pomfrey
Joerg Stadler
Male Inferi
Caroline Wildi
Female Inferi
Ralph Ineson
Rod Hunt
Katie Leung
Cho Chang
Ashley Virgil
Ritchie Coote
Nathan Clarke
Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
Paul Davies
Ninette Finch
Extra (uncredited)
Neil Findlater
Wizard Teacher
Nina Aimer Fox
Wendy Slinkhard
Elliott Francis
SlugClub Member
David Hankinson
London Office Worker
Jason Isaacs
Lucius Malfoy
Olivia Jewson
Slug Club Party Member (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney
Sarah Alexandra Marks
Student (uncredited)
Stephen Modell
Feather Wizard
Ifeoma Oboko
Gryffindor School Girl
Yvonne Quenet
Freddie Rose
Year 7 Schoolboy
Ben Shephard
Diagon Alley Father
Tabatha St. Vincent
Extra (uncredited)
Imelda Staunton
Dolores Umbridge
Michael Thomson
Simon John Wilson
Did you know?
Tim Alexander described Dumbledore's ring of fire as "someone sprayed propane and then lit it." Then, to enhance the effect, the visual effects team spent a lot of research on molten volcanoes (which have a lot of heat but no actual flames), and other references, including flares that burn underwater. The whole fire scene was very time consuming, with computer graphics artist Christopher Horvath spending eight months on it.
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The night scenes were filmed in the quaint village of Lacock and the cloisters at Lacock Abbey for three nights, 25-28 October 2007. Filming took place from 5 PM-5 AM, and residents of the street were asked to black out their windows with dark blinds.
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Actor Tom Felton has stated in an interview that in the near end shot sequence of the film, after Snape kills Dumbledore and is leading the other Death Eaters out of Hogwarts and through the Great Hall, an accident had occurred on set a few minutes into the shooting: before the actors had started filming, Alan Rickman "turned around in this very sinister way and said, 'don't step on my cloak,'" (at the time of which it was unclear to his fellow co-stars if he was joking or not) as the director had instructed the other actors that when shooting began, they were to stay close behind Rickman as they followed him without looking at their feet - a difficult task due to the dragging length of Snape's cloak. As shooting began during the second take, Felton, being the closest person to Rickman in the scene, had accidentally dug his heel into the cloak, causing Rickman's neck to rip back. Felton had reported there was an awkward silence afterward, clear that Rickman was not in a good mood after the accident had occurred. Felton continuously apologized to Rickman afterward, in that Rickman did accept and made a joke of the accident later on.
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During the Quidditch match, when Ron is celebrating a save, the wind blows his robes and you can clearly see the bicycle-like seat attached to his broom.
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Just before Dumbledore and Harry go on their Horcrux mission, the silhouette of a stage hand can be seen in the clock tower ducking out of sight when he realizes he's on camera.
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In the 3 Broomsticks, before Professor Slughorn spills his drink, from different angles it goes from having a foamy head to no head.
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Hermione Granger: You have to realize who you are, Harry.
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Harry Potter: [for Quidditch tryouts] Okay, so this morning I'm going to be putting you all though a few drills, just to set things straight.
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Harry Potter: [chasing after Snape after Snape killed Dumbledore] Snape! He trusted you!
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Isn't the Avada Kedavra spell supposed to produce a green flash? Why does it appear cyan in this movie?
This spell does indeed produce a green flash, as in all previous movies (and the books), but the scene in which it is used has an overall cyan cast, and this affects the appearance of the spell as well. The fact that the spell is still green, not cyan, can be more clearly seen in the IMAX version of the movie than in the 35mm version.
Why is Lavender Brown white in this film when she was black in the third one?
The books do not describe Lavender's appearance, and the only hint is given in the sixth book. When Harry returns from the Quidditch match, he sees Ron and Lavender (Jessie Cave) kissing and cannot tell whose hands are whose. This indicates that Ron and Lavender have the same skin tone. However, the third film was released before the sixth book, and the filmmakers were, therefore, not aware of this fact. In the third film Lavender (played by Jennifer Smith) has no lines and is never acknowledged as Lavender Brown, except in the credits.
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince can be found here.
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Frank Dillane Helen McCrory Geraldine Somerville Emma Watson Natalia Tena Freddie Stroma Hero Fiennes-Tiffin Isabella Laughland
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