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Tom Moorcroft Discusses his role as Regulus Black in "Half-Blood Prince"

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Posted by: sue
April 06, 2008, 11:11 PM

Recently there were reports that two new characters had been cast for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A new interview is now online where one of the actors mentioned, Tom Moorcroft, confirms his role in the sixth Harry Potter film, and also discusses his role as Regulus Black. While the young actor is unable to speak to any great detail of his exact scene, he does confirm he worked only one day, and is uncertain if he will be called back as Regulus for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Of interest to fans is a mention of how the character of Regulus Black will be seen in Half-Blood Prince. As it is a slight movie spoiler, please scroll down to read more.

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In this interview, online here courtesy of Potterish, actor Tom Moorcroft says Regulus (the younger brother of Sirius Black) will be seen in a photograph in Professor Slughorn’s office. He noted he worked only with actor Jim Broadbent who portray sthe new Potions master in Half-Blood Prince. We do not know if this will be a memory/flashback type scene or what is involved. Quotage is as follows:

How was the process of selecting you character for HP6? Well to be honest it came as quite a surprise. My drama school contacted me and told me it was for a “Harry Potter photo shoot”, but I discovered the first time I went up there that it was actually for the next film.

Where was it recorded? At Leavesden Studios.

Can you explain to us what happens on this scene? It’s for one of Professor Slughorn’s photographs, for his office.

How many days did you spend recording the scenes? Just the one, it took about 2-3 hours to complete the shot.

What others actors were present during this scene? Like Susie Shinner (young Lilly [sic] Evans) or Daniel Radcliffe. Only Jim Broadbent.

Can you describe the details of the scenario and the clothing on the scene? Unfortunately no real details can be disclosed at this time so the production team said. No photographs were allowed to be taken in case they got leaked to the public, I suppose.

How was your relationship with the Director Yates? It wasn’t actually David Yates filming this shot it was the 2nd unit director, Stephen Woolfenden.

Do you have any information about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where your character has a big role during the books? No information as of yet, I gather that right now they’re concentrating on the Half Blood Prince.

Update: Bloghogwarts let us know they also interviewed Tom Moorcroft, who confirmed again the scene takes place in Professor Slughorn’s office and said he filmed the scene ” two weeks ago, just before Easter at Leavesden Studios.” You can see some photos of actor Tom Moorcroft here in our galleries.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues production in England, with a release date of November 21, 2008. Thanks so much to Potterish !

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