Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,premiered on July 15, 2009 -- having been bumped from
its original November 21, 2008 release to take advantage of the
busy summer movie season.
nine-year-old nephew, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, played the role of young
Tom Riddle at age 11, while 16-year-old Frank Dillane played the
Jessie Cave took on the role of Lavender Brown,
who had eyes for Ron Weasley in a plot that had teenage hormones
running amok at Hogwarts this year.
Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma
Watson), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Neville (Matthew Lewis) were,
of course, all confirmed early on for the sixth film.
Tom Felton, everyone's favorite bad boy,
also reappeared as Harry Potter's arch-enemy, Draco Malfoy
(Professor Albus Dumbledore), Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva
McGonagall), Afshan Azad (Padma Patil), Shefali Chowdhury (Parvati
Patil), Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour), Chris Rankin
(Percy Weasley), and David Thewlis (Professor Remus Lupin) all
returned for the filming of the Half Blood Prince, as well.
HPB Movie Plot
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
is based on the sixth book in the Harry Potter series by JK
Rowling. After the previous five movies scored well with both fans and critics the sixth - and next to last episode - had a lot to live up to.
The forces of darkness are
hitting closer to home.
focuses on Harry and his friends' sixth year at Hogwarts School
of Witchcraft and Wizardry, beginning with
the knowledge that Voldemort and his army of Death Eaters are on
the march. Hogwarts is safe for the time being, but the power
of the dark forces can be felt even there.
There will be more deadly battles ahead. The students and teachers of Hogwarts know that it is up to them to keep the Dark Lord from winning, but can everyone be trusted?
is the mysterious book of spells and potions that Harry is given.
The book is full of notes by the Half Blood Prince, but who is
this mysterious former student? Will
the spells from the book help Harry to discover a way to destroy
Voldemort and his army?
Is Snape a friend or a foe? Will Hogwarts
be safe against the evil army or brought down by evil from within?
that this year began with grim foreshadowing... but nothing can
prepare them for the death they will have to face in the end...
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