“Half-Blood Prince” Casting News: Helen McCrory will Play Narcissa Malfoy

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Nov 09, 2007

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Good news this morning as CBBC Newsround can confirm some casting news for the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. Actress Helen McCrory will play the part of Narcissa Malfoy, the wife of Death Eater Lucius Malfoy. Newsround reminds us that Ms McCrory “was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange in the fifth Potter movie, but couldn’t play the part because she was expecting a baby.”

Also, the site reports that an”announcement on who will play young Tom Riddle and Lavender Brown is expected very soon.”

Helen McCrory has appeared in “Anna Karenina” for PBS, as well as The Count of Monte Cristo, and was most recently seen in the hit films “The Queen,” and “Becoming Jane,” which also co-starred Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) and Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall).UPDATE: You can now see some additional photos of Helen McCrory here in our galleries.

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is currently in production and will be released in theaters November 21, 2008.

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