ByNatalie Michelle Wright, writer at
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Natalie Michelle Wright

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Introduction

Seems like Harry in the picture drank felixis luck potion and is feeling lucky to read this article, so here's what we know about Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: Severus Snape is the Half Blood Prince, Tom Riddle always looked up to Professor Slughorn, Voldemort chose Draco to kill Dumbledore when Dumbledore told Severus Snape that it should be Snape to kill Dumbledore, Hermione is crushing on Ron even while he's in a relationship with Lavender, Harry is crushing on Ginny while she was in a relationship with Dean and after Ginny and Dean broke up, and you die if you break an unbreakable vow. Are we missing some other facts about this 6th Harry Potter film? Yes, we are, so here are some interesting facts about Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

1. Tom Riddle a.k.a Lord Voldemort

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin was cast as the 11 year old Tom Riddle, while his Uncle, Ralph Fiennes played Lord Voldemort, a.k.a Tom Riddle. Director, David Yates says that he hired Hero because of his resemblance to his Uncle and he liked the dark haunted quality about Hero.

2. Best Cinematography

This is the only Harry Potter film in the series to be Oscar nominated for the Best Cinematography Academy Award.

3. R.I.P Robert Knox

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

4. Jessie Cave

Over 7,000 girls auditioned for the role of Lavender Brown and read the hospital scene. Ironically, Emma Watson recommended Jessie Cave for the role of Lavender, and she got the role even though she didn't audition.

5. Adding 3 Scenes To The Movie

Three new scenes were added in the film that do not appear in the book

1. The collapsing Millennium Bridge that is at the beginning of the movie.

2. Harry flirting with the waitress at the underground station before meeting up with Dumbledore.

3. The Death Eaters attack at the burrow.

6. Professor Slughorn and the Black Family

Professor Slughorn says that he taught the entire Black family, except for Sirius. As Hogwarts only has one teacher for each subject, it may seem a bit odd that he would not have taught Sirius. The book explains this differently, however, in addition, to teaching potions, Slughorn was also head of Slytherin house, where all the Black's were sorted, except for Sirius. So while Slughorn taught Sirius, he never had him in Slytherin because Sirius was sorted in Gryffindor house.

7. Muggle Trains

Many fans have expressed distaste in the fact that Harry is shown at a train station, saying it would make more sense for Harry to be at the Dursley's. This is actually a nod to the book because Harry said, "I like riding muggle trains, it takes my mind off things."

8. No Dursley's Again

Even though in the book it mentions the Dursley's, they are not in this movie and this is the 2nd film they have left out of.

9. Same Dragon

The tiny dragon seen heating up chestnuts in Diagon Alley is a baby version of the Hungarian Horntail which Harry faced in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.

10. Harry and Ginny

Unlike the book, Harry and Ginny started a relationship together during the Christmas holidays. It was never explained in the film why Ginny and Dean broke up, but it is strongly implied that they argued a lot as hinted by Hermione during the slug club scene.

11. Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall

Maggie Smith completed this movie while undergoing radio-therapy as treatment for breast cancer.

12. Quidditch

Quidditch at Hogwarts makes a grand return, after being completely absent since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. A full game of Quidditch has in fact not been featured since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In the entire film series of Harry Potter we see Quidditch 4 times in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a little bit in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

13. First Director

David Yates is the first director since Chris Columbus to make more than one Harry Potter film in the series.

14. How Long Is This Movie?

This movie is 2 hours 33 minutes long, and it is the 3rd longest film in the series.

We had to look at Dumbledore's memories to get these interesting facts, don't worry we had his permission, so please comment below on what you think about these interesting facts.

Source: IMDb


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