"Half-Blood Prince" Casting News on McLaggen, Zabini, Romilda Vane and Katie BellHBP Film
Additional casting has been announced for characters in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. As referenced briefly in the recent PotterCast interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, the role of would be Gryffindor keeper Cormac McLaggen will be portrayed by actor Freddie Stroma. CBBC Newsround also reports that “18-year-old Louis Cordice will play Blaise Zabini, a Slytherin student who dislikes muggle borns.” Lovelorn Romilda Vane, who inadvertently causes Ron a bit of havoc, will be played by actress Anna Shaffer. Rounding out the casting updates includes word that actress Georgina Leonidas will take on the part of Gryffindor chaser Katie Bell, with her friend Leanne to be played by Isabella Laughland. Finally , actor Robert Knox will play Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby. As reported previously, many of the scenes with the students at Hogwarts will be filmed starting in early January. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will be released in theaters November 21, 2008.
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