New Contest for UK Residents to Win Part in “Half-Blood Prince”

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Nov 22, 2007

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Warner Bros has launched a new contest for residents of the United Kingdom to win a walk on part in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. Part of a special feature on MSN UK, this contest is open to residents of the UK only ages 12 years and older, where the winner will have “participation in a crowd scene.” Further details of this walk on role in Harry Potter movie six are as follows:

Winner will participate in the Walk On Prize as an extra in a crowd scene which may or may not be a silent scene. There is neither a guarantee that the Winner will be able to distinguish himself/herself in the film footage, nor that he/she will be featured in the final cut of the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film which is always subject to creative approvals and the Director’s final say. There is no guarantee that the Winner will meet or see Talent as part of the Walk On Prize.”

You can enter via this link, with the competition running now through December 20. The contest is part of a special feature now open on MSN, that includes new wallpapers promoting the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD in the UK, as well as older interviews and photos from the OotP premiere this summer. Be sure to check out two new games; one involving fighting the DeathEaters, and one that is called “Free Umbridge’s Cats (yes,seriously) Enjoy! Good Luck to all who enter!

Thanks to Ryan and UHP !





34 Responses to New Contest for UK Residents to Win Part in “Half-Blood Prince”

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And people say the US gets all the good stuff? ha! This is sooo cool, good luck to all you lucky Brits who apply!

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Well I guess if Lourdes[madonna’s daughter]is a resident of he UK than she can be in one of the films too. Good luck to everyone else.

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Wow, this is what I’ve always wanted to do, be a walk-on character well actually I just wanted to be there on set while the camera was rolling even if I wasn’t in the picture, ee. I entered. fingers crossed

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oh that would be sooo cool! haha that cat game is hilarious!

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Errr if it’s silent I don’t get why Americans can’t be in it.

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Woot! I’m from the UK and over 12 so I entered!! I’m actually 23, so I hope they don’t sift the entries so that non-Hogwartian aged people won’t have a chance. If I wore my shoes on my knees, had a shave and spoke liiike theeese then it should be alright. Sorry every1 outside the UK; look out for me in The Half-Blood Prince; I’ll be the one screaming ‘HEEEEEEEEY!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!!’

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Sarah, who cares? Usually seems to be Americans complaning about stuff like this…

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WOW-How addictive is Free Umbridges Cats!! I just finished all ten rounds and got 239,000 points! Yay for me freeing the cats!! Entered comp-fingers crossed but I have no luck at being randomly chosen for anything!!

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Well the “no guarantee” part is basically just a sort of protection, in case the winner is some annoying person or something. But there is a possibility that they have something planned and you get to do much more. Once you’re in the set and if the director likes you, anything can happen.

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GASP Why can’t Americans be in the crowd, ugh you guys are so lucky! I wish I British right now!

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why is it just the uk that is in the movie the us cshould get to try out too

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The reason why this is only open to people in the UK is because there is a strict rule that the actors in the movies be from the UK. The only actors who have not been from the UK is the chick who played Fleur and the guy who played Viktor, yet they are both from the same country as the charaters that they played.

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Oh come on!!! UK residents only? Not fair! I mean, it’s not like we’d be getting a big part anyway, we’d probably get a minor part with no lines, and even if we got a line or two, we could fake the accent!

Anyways, good luck to everyone in the UK who tries out!

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Hmm, not only is there a strict rule against Americans being in the films, the cost of flying one American over to England and paying for their hotel e.t.c. would be more than WB are willing to pay.

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Cool. I’m gonna enter that.

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I wonder if, in light of her new found ‘political correctness’, JKR will insist that the potential cameo part be given to a gay person? I just think that, now that she’s made her billions, she may think she has the right to say, do, and/or demand anything (as regards her HP empire). Just pondering.

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Here we go stamp your feet,whinge grumble,all because you cant have what you want.The film is UK based , the author insisted that if possible that the cast be from the UK. There are thousands of films produced in the US. Brits dont all create because thay cant be in those films.

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Oh Bill, stop whinging. Either you’re a HP fan, or you ain’t. But just because an author has no problem acknowledgeing that people have differences doesn’t make it PC. By your narrow definition, any acknowledgement of people who aren’t White, Male, and straight is political correctness – as if straight-White-males are the norm and everything else isn’t worth mentioning.

NOW THEN, on topic, what would be the point of flying people in from abroad for a walk on part? It’s British based film and the part is just a cameo/extra role. Lots of films are made everywhere that millions of peolle don’t get to be a part of. That’s life.

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The fact that its just a crowd extra, and that you may not even be seen in the film makes it rather…umm…dumb. I suppose the real prize is getting to go on set! Certainly thats why I would enter….

Me thinks this scene is the DD dead in the grass scene, the fact that it “may or may not be silent” suggests they might have harry walking through the crowds either silently, or with sound.

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I’m gonna try for it. But i hardly win anything so i won’t expect anything. Nevertheless, i hope a leaky goer gets it!

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I’ve just entered it. Doubt I would win though.

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I think it is pretty ironic for Americans (and I am one) to whine about not having a chance to get a part in this movie. Dudes, we get nearly everything in this world. When we have contests here, only U.S. residents are allowed to enter. Let’s graciously wish our British friends on this board good luck in getting selected.

Jamie

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Since the competition is open to anyone over 12, I wonder if The Scene in question might be the funeral? It’s the only crowd scene I can think of where every age group would fit in.

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I entered. I won’t win but I hope someone from Leaky does

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i really hope some of u huys gets the part . it sounds grat but i can’t entered (im from the us) good luck everyone who entered!!!!!!!!!!!

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oh yeah and the people from the us don’t always get the GOOD STUFF

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CLAUDIA, it think we get it! I entered wish me luck guys, though Im at university in Liverpool but come from Northern Ireland, which postcode do you think i shud put in to come in with a better chance of winning?

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Well I have entered…..won’t win though,I never win anything! LOL

Good luck to everyone else who has entered.I hope it will be someone from Leaky who gets it!

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ah imagine winning and meeting rupert grint. it’s be like the best day ever. imagine running on to set and stamping on rufus scrimgeour’s foot or something. =D hahaha. luck to all. =D xxxx

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AHHH!! boohoo! why cant US people enter!! how completely unfair…WB is a US company and Harry potter is internationally loved and read so this contest should be more international.. I would LOVE to be on that set…

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Call me crazy, but the first reason that came to my mind about American’s not being able to enter was the expense of sending one of them out there.

I can’t see the reason it would be a huge huge deal if a non-Brit was allowed to stand in a massive crowd scene. It doesn’t even sound like the winner would get a line. So, personally, I don’t feel slighted by the fact that the contest is only open to British people. It would be a seriously cool prize, but logistically (and rightfully) it should go to someone who lives in the country the movie is being filmed it.

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I also think thats it only UK people who can enter because offically u’d be working therefore u’d need a work permit and thats too much hassle for maybe 2 seconds of screen time at most!!

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Americans shouldn’t complain… at least they get cool contests they can enter, sometimes. But canadian (and especially here in Quebec), never get anything, not even premieres. And Montreal is a big city for movie making, you’d think they’d have a HP premiere here sometime. If Japan can, why not us? Oh well. I’m still glad for UK residents, and I wish luck to people here who entered _

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woop ive entered! i wont win but ah well :(

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