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Voice of Dan Radcliffe Not Part of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Video Game

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Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 04:03 PM

As July draws closer, we will be hearing more about the products tied in with the release of the sixth Harry Potter film. One such article is online today that features producers from speaking about the upcoming video game for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In this article from, we learn that while several cast members have contributed their voices for their character counterpart in the games, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)is not one of those included. Quotage:

We've had a few of the cast come into the studio, but it's down to their availability. We couldn't get Daniel Radcliffe this year because he was doing Equus and making a movie, but we have his official voice double. When they go back to do over-dubs and things like that, he's the guy they use. And around the world we have all the actors we can get. Funnily enough, I think France and Germany are getting more of the original line-up.

In the interview, the EA producers also reveal they are working more closely with producers of the Harry Potter films:

We are lucky. And the fact that this is now the sixth game, and it's been the same production company all the way through in terms of the movies, and we've always had a very close working relationship with Warner brothers… you kind of grow together in a way. In the same way that the films have grown as big as they have - they're always eagerly awaited - it's definitely the case now that we know that what they like is what we like. The great thing is that things have now come to the point where… well, last year on Order of the Phoenix we built Hogwarts in full 3D. Kids loved it, and the movie production company loved it as well, so this time around [for the film] they looked at our 3D models and started planning shots.

JB: Their locations are all over the place, a castle in Scotland, a cathedral in Bath, so this lets them see how things join.

At last word, the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game was due to be released on July 15, 2009.

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1102 Points

WHATTTTT?!?!?!?!?! oh well. at least there’s some of the cast’s voices.

Posted by sleepyhead on March 21, 2009, 03:45 PM report to moderator
8927 Points

I’m not into the games, but yeah its understandable.

Posted by Gobbledygook [Sparrow] [WBM] J.O.R. on March 21, 2009, 04:47 PM report to moderator
39680 Points

it makes sense

Posted by chocolaterabbits on March 21, 2009, 05:53 PM report to moderator
243 Points

That’s too bad. Would have been nice to have his actual voice in the game. I didn’t know there were voice doubles. I guess that would make sense in case the actor gets sick or something.

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on March 22, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
42 Points

I don’t play the video games, mainly because I don’t have the gaming systems, but my friend does, and I wonder if he’ll notice the difference between Dan’s voice and the voice double.

Posted by Mrs. Lutz on March 22, 2009, 02:39 PM report to moderator
619 Points

what is up with that…i see why its not in the game because he is busy but i do hope that they have the other charaters like ron hermione fred george and all that but yea i guess thats it!!

Posted by ron rocks WBM on March 23, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
2611 Points

Emma and Rupert voices better be there since Dan’s not!!!! Cross you fingers!

Posted by Taylor Potter ~★ROAR★~ on March 23, 2009, 05:53 PM report to moderator
119 Points

that does suck, I can see why, but I wish he would be in it.

Posted by iamrodefer22 on March 23, 2009, 06:15 PM report to moderator
390 Points

His voice double usually does a great job, so it’s not really that concerning. I’m glad to hear they went other places in this game, as spending basically the whole time at Hogwarts in the OOTP video game (the other parts are mostly parts of the movies) is a bit boring.

Posted by Terra Firma on March 23, 2009, 11:24 PM report to moderator
1863 Points

thats not cool

Posted by Leander21[WBM] on March 30, 2009, 09:20 PM report to moderator
7524 Points

How can you have Harry in the video game without his voice?

Posted by Bradyboy on March 31, 2009, 01:56 AM report to moderator
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