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Casting Now Complete for "Half-Blood Prince"

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Posted by: sue
November 16, 2007, 12:00 PM

The names of two actors who will portray a younger Lord Voldemort in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film have now been revealed. Newsround is reporting that Hero Fiennes Tiffin (age 9 and nephew of actor Ralph Fiennes) will play the 11-year-old Tom Riddle. An actor named Frank Dillane, who is 16 years old, is said to be cast in the part of a teenage Voldemort.

UPDATE: Warner Brothers has just issued a press release indicating the casting is now complete for the sixth Harry Potter film. In addition to the Trio of Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), confirmed in this press release are the return of :

  • Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
  • David Bradley (Argus Filch)
  • Robbie Coltrane(Hagrid)
  • Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick)
  • Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
  • Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore)
  • Alan Rickman (Professor Snape)
  • Maggie Smith (Prof essor McGonagall)
  • Natalia Tena (Tonks)
  • Julie Walters (Molly Weasley)
  • David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)
  • Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
  • Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
  • Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
  • As announced earlier this month, included in the press release are the confirmation of actress Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy, and Jessie Cave as Lavender Brown. Finally confirmed is actor Jim Broadbent in the role of Professor Horace Slughorn.

    Noting that director David Yates is returning to the helm of the Half-Blood Prince movie, as is screen writer Steven Kloves, HBP producer David Heyman is quoted as saying, "I am really excited that David Yates and all our cast are back for the sixth film and welcome some wonderful new additions to our ensemble. We all share a commitment to Jo Rowling and to Harry Potter fans around the world to keep making these films the best they can be and, as we head into the final installments, I can promise that this level of commitment will not waver."

    In addition, confirming earlier reports here on TLC, noted cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel ("A Very Long Engagement," "Amelie") will serve as the director of photography, along with the return of production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, costume designer Jany Temime, creature & make-up effects designer Nick Dudman, special effects supervisor John Richardson, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and composer Nicholas Hooper.

    "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is in production in London, England and will be released in theaters November of 2008.

    Thanks Jill!

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