Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a film directed by David Yates and based on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling. Steve Kloves wrote the screenplay. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in the US and worldwide on July 15th, 2009 in regular cinemas and IMAX 3D formats. Its release was originally planned to be on November 21st, 2008, but Warner Bros. announced just three months before the scheduled date the movie was going to be released eight months later than originally planned.
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Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.
Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley.
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore.
Jim Broadbent as Horace Slughorn. Broadbent will reprise his role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. Felton's role is significantly larger than that of the first six installments.
Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.
Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange.
Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid.
Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall.
Julie Walters as Molly Weasley.
Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley.
Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy. McCrory was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but had to withdraw due to pregnancy. She was eventually recast as the character's sister, and will appear as Malfoy in the two-part finale.
David Thewlis as Remus Lupin.
Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley.
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood.
Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom.
James and Oliver Phelps as Fred and George Weasley.
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as the young Tom Riddle. Fiennes-Tiffin is the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, who portrays the adult Lord Voldemort in the series, as well as actor Joseph Fiennes.
Frank Dillane as the teenage Tom Riddle. Christian Coulson, who portrayed the character in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, expressed interest in returning, but David Heyman said Coulson was too old. Jamie Campbell Bower reportedly wished to be cast in the role, but he was eventually cast as the young Gellert Grindelwald in the series finale.
Jessie Caves as Lavender Brown.
Freddie Stroma as Cormac McLaggen.
Dave Legeno as Fenrir Greyback.
Natalie Tena as Nymphadora Tonks.
Ralph Ineson as Amycus Carrow.
Suzanne Toase as Alecto Carrow.
Lord Johnpaul Castrianni as Yaxley.
Rod Hunt as Thorfinn Rowle.
Tom Moorcroft as Regulus Black.
Gemma Jones as Madame Pomfrey. This is the first time Jones has appeared in the role since Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, though she will return as the character in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Jones has no lines.
Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew. Spall has no lines.
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