Report: Two More Characters Cast for “Half-Blood Prince’

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Apr 04, 2008

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Two additional roles for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have apparently been cast. The part of Regulus Black, death eater and younger brother of Sirius Black, will be portrayed by young actor Tom Moorcroft according to this page at Spotlight.com(be sure to click for additional photos of the actor).

UK Castingcall pro also reveals that Charlie Bennison will be seen in the part of Sanguini the Vampire, who as readers will recall, is a guest at Slughorn’s dinner party.

No formal announcement has yet been made on these latest possible additions, and we will update once we can receive confirmation from WB. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released in theaters November 21, 2008.Thanks Snitchseeker!





171 Responses to Report: Two More Characters Cast for “Half-Blood Prince’

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cool. they both look pretty much perfect for the parts! omg, i CAN NOT WAIT!!!

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great!, but what I dont get is that regulus makes no actual appearance in the novels. not even in flashbacks. what we know of him is through what has been said about him by sirius, lupin and what the trio found in his room in DH (Photograph’s, clippings about voldemort)

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Is Regulus seen in HBP? Slughorn mentions him, but that is all I remember.

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I’m glad Regulus is in the storyline, but, he isn’t actually in the books. Well not physically, that is. So why are they spending time on him? You can easily get his info via people like the trio and Lupin.

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This film is going to be very canon if they’ve bothered to cast the vampire! That’s so cool!

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it’s cool they’re keeping Sanguini :) but i’m really wondering what they want w/ Regulus?maybe flashbacks or, dunno ,just a picture?:S

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He he, I like Sanguini.

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cool, i like attention to detail coz slipping Sanguini in is just for us readers i suppose but what about the characters who are actually important in HBP – the Gaunts and Riddle Sr?

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Wow, Regulus is PERFECT!!!

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Weird. I’m sure Regulus will just be a picture of him or something. It wouldn’t make any sense to put him in a flashback, unless you want to make him Sirius’s older brother?

It does seem weird that they would include regulus now, and not the Gaunts. However, I’m sure they can give the ring a reasonable explaination. I hope.

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eszti, i think you are on the right track: having not mentioned Regulus in the OotP film created a huge gap in the story line, so now they need to go back and fill it in somehow….he needs to be introduced, most probably by Slughorn (as Donna points out)

Sanguini tho? he stands there, momentarily siddles toward the giggling girls, eats a pasty, and has no lines to speak …..if they stick to the novel

i wonder how the other story line gaps that were left in the OotP film will be handled: the locket, the two way mirror, and so on.

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ohhh!!!! i really like them!!!! i guess they’ll slip regulus into a flashbabck or something so non-readers can understand the whole RAB thing in DH.

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hey, Molly, hope all is well? yeah, somehow, the Gaunts and the ring need to be worked into the HBP film as well….

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I agree with lily, Regulus looks JUST like I imagined him. I’m sure that even though he’ll only have a small appearance that he’ll make a big impact. I’m guessing they’ll ever-so-subtley slip him in, at some innocuous point, just like in the books, so people who haven’t read them will have him as an option to guess at for the identity of RAB.

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Nice. They look fitting – I see the old Black arrogance in there! And it is cool to have details like Sanguini, although I concur with the point about the Gaunts. Ah well.

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OH MY GOSH! They looks so fricken perfect! Regulus is PERFECT! And Sanguini is just like how I imagined him! I’m impressed! :D

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Well this exposes how they are going to do the scene of “Kreacher’s Tale”, as Kreacher tells the tale of what Voldy did, we will not stay in the kitchen with the trio simply listening, we will be seeing the tale unfold on screen, in a flash back, very interesting.

John B.

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Good choices, and I can see why they’ve cast Regulus; even though he isn’t really important until Book Seven, he is VERY important once he’s introduced. It’s a good idea, therefore, to make him a tangible, identifiable presence as early as possible, even if he wasn’t actually shown in the book; I doubt cinema audiences would much appreciated being told in the very last film that a huge plotpoint rests upon some character they’ve never even seen before…

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Great news! But…is it just me, or does Tom Moorcroft look exactly like a young snape? Anyhow, yea, i’m curious to see how he’s shown. if You notice, the actor plays ages 15-20 or something similar, so i think it’s probably a flahsback…perhaps Lupin talks about him? I am sure they included him because of DH, though, and that makes me excited!

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This is briliant. They can lend some visuals to Kreacher’s tale which really couldn’t do in the book because of the way the information is presented – the narrative style being first person instead of third person. This is another example of how the medium (literature v. film) work differently. It’s brilliant that they are taking advantage of the differences ot the utmost.

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Regulus Black does make an appearance – in “Kreacher’s Tale” and I am very happy that they are planning to include him. He is like Snape: a Death Eater who thought better of it and who sacrificed his life bringing Voldemort down.

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Regulus will most probably be just a picture. I guess the trio will be shown a photograph of him by someone, but he won’t be physically present, so hopefully no unknown flashbacks! Nice about the vampire though! It means they’re actually giving good attention to minor details, otherwise there’s be no need to have the vampire specifically! They both look perfect!

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The guy playing Regulus is pretty hawt! Charlie is kinda creepy looking in his picture, though. I suppose that is good for his part as Sanguini. ~

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Deena, I was going to say the same thing, re. Tom looking like a young snape!!!

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They both look great for the parts, especially the actor who will be playing regulus. Can’t wait for the film !!!!!!!!!!

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I found his profile on facebook (although I can’t log in since I’m not registered) and bebo: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=16809153 He looks like a very friendly guy.

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budb, I’m great. I hope you are too. I agree that losing the two-way mirror will make it difficult for Dobby to be the one to rescue the Trio in DH. They could do it a couple ways: 1) Forget the mirror, and instead have Harry call for Kreacher. Kreacher would then die, and sadly it won’t have the same emotional effect on the book fans but it could work for a movie. Or 2) The mirror could be an object given to them in Dumbledore’s will.

Losing the Gaunts and Hezibah will just make it very difficult to explain what Voldemort is up to, but hopefully it won’t be too confusing.

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how about the gaunts (sp) i mean, i dont think Regulus is even in the 6th one…i checked he isn’t, but wait-he’s dead…okay confusion.

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Sanguini is in this, but no definitive word on the Gaunts? To paraphrase Ron in the PS/SS movie, they need to sort out their priorities.

Regulus is way too old, but then again Sirius is way too old, so I suppose it works…

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Tom is 18 years-old. Regulus’s age.

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Both actors look perfect for the part. But I do agree with others as to why cast Regulus, when he is not pictured in the book only mentioned??

I mean there are other characters that are part of the story that have not been cast or bring asked back. (like Bill or Fleur????)

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Well, now I just need to see Frank Dillaine.

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Good news but still no Charlie Weasley !

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I am a bit surprised to see that Steve Kloves and David Yates are including Regulus Black in the sixth film. Isn’t all we hear about him in that one, only through the RAB message that isn’t clarified until the seventh installment?

Still, the person they casted looks perfect for the role, though he does look a tad bit like a certain Severus. ;)

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Wow! Good choices on them both. Very sexy, in fact. Especially that Tom Moorcoft. Wonderful. More boys young enough to be my kid that I am going to have illicit thoughts about. Thanks WB.

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Why did they cast Regulus for HBP, that’s strange…now I’m curious, I hope, they wont mess it up.

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I think it is a very good idea that they are adding Regulus in HBP. If they are going to have him in DH, they have to introduce him early on. Even lots of readers forget about Regulus in OOTP and think that JKR cheats readers by introducing a completely new character for R.A.B part. Film audiences will feel the same unless they establish him clearly enough before the “Kreacher’s Tale” part. Also, he needs to be SHOWN and not just MENTIONED or else he will be forgotten easily.

My idea:

- Lupin or other characters (Slughorn maybe?) may show Harry his photograph and explained that he is Sirius’ brother. - Moreover, I would have Harry recognized him floating underwater as an Inferi when Harry is crossing the lake. Harry could then tell Dumbledore and Dumbledore would explain that these corpses are those who had been killed by Voldemort. Then he could also explain that Regulus was once a Death Eater and was killed on Voldemort’s order.

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I love David Yates and the casting crew- these two look awsome! I think that it is cool to see what Sirius’s little bro looks like even if it is in a short flash back or pic. And that part with Sanguini made me laugh so Im glad he is in, he looks creepy enough to be a vampire. And yes I agree that young Regulus looks a tad like a young Snape, but we already have a young Snape- Alec Hopkins and he did a marvelous job from the little time he got, this guys face is a little to filled out to be snape. I cant wait for more on set pictures like of Narcissa and Bellatrix, maybe even the Half Blood Prince himself?

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I’m pretty sure “Kreacher’s Tale” is in Deathly Hallows, not Half-Blood Prince. So I see no point in casting Regulus in HBP, but he may come in handy visually during the DH films.

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when I clicked on that link my first thought was: bu! and thats the right thought on Regulus! I don’t remember Regulus in HBP,and they even don’t have to put him in DH, not visually…but I want Kreacher’s tale!

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Yeah… Where’s Regulus in HBP? Not even pic of him ‘til Chapter 10, Kreacher’s Tale, in DH.

Or maybe Sue made an extremely rare error in the article, and meant DH vs HBP? But Sanguini IS in HBP.

I’m confused, which is NOT rare. (sigh)

OMT

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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I wonder when Regulus appears in the movie.

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ok. i overreacted. i ALWAYS do that… i am just in another mood, and seriously in love with a guy that does not exist… NOT from HP, though!

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ok. got to stop that…

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They CANT show Regulus in this movie…it would ruin the RAB illusion (not to mention, nobody talks about regulus to Harry, and nobody knows what Regulus did but Kreacher).

I imagine they will use his voice this movie. Then during Kreacher’s tale, they will show a flash back.

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Had a thought on the lack of 2 way mirror….first they could show Harry with it during HBP just mentioning that Sirius gave it to him…..could be in DH too at the beginning, cleaning the trunk.

Second without it, you could just have some sort of unbelivable moment where Harry says Help and Dobby just appears….don’t know how to explain it. Hopefully somehow the mirror will make an appearance even in a mention at the beginning of DH. Even a flashback scene….or crazy as it seems have him find it in Sirius room???

Who knows…just hope it shows up.

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Hmmmm. Well, that’s cool….. . . . . . . . . I just hope they give Snape’s story the attention and time it deserves.

::looks meaningfully at WB:: Please.

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All right! I’m so glad that Sanguini is going to be in the movie. And it’s nice that WB is thinking ahead and including Regulus, too. Haha. XD ^^v

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WHY?

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Perhaps when Dumbledore picks Harry up, and tells him about Sirius leaving everything to him, he gives him the mirror. Kreachers Tale is not till DH. So to cast him for HBP is rather bizarre. When they have cut other characters who are actually in the storyline, is just crazy IMO.

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Haha. I once commented on a story that if they did not have Sanguini in this film I was going to boycott. And lo and behold they cast him! lol.

Heck vampires can sell any movie. True fact. XD

regulus is PERFECT! though I am confused as to where he would fit in.

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WAIT!

When did we ever see Regulus in HBP???

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Tom Moorcroft looks like a young Snape!! And Charlie Bennison gives me the chills :D

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If they can cast these two they need to cast scrimgeour and others that haven’t been cast yet.. some that are more important… just a thought.

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I have to agree that while it’s admirable that they want to slip little fun things in like Sanguini, I also would appreciate sticking to the main story and portraying at least the Gaunts because that whoe business is integral to understanding Voldemort. Without it we have nothing but “A guy named Tom Riddle rose to power and called himself Lord Voldemort and was powerful and had his soul in random objects that are not special to him.” Grr. However, again, it’s fun that they like including things only readers get.

I’m hoping with all my might that they will include the scene from the Christmas party where Snape is wandering and Slughorn decides to make things awkward by grabbing hold and hugging him. I desperately desire to see this scene. Besides, it’s necessary because Sluggy talks about Lily and I think the movies need some ounce of hinting now about that.

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“Regulus is way too old, but then again Sirius is way too old, so I suppose it works…” ^ ^ The actor is 18 years old actually, according to his bebo profile.

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I think it’s absolutely necessary to introduce regulus, even if only briefly. Movies and books work differently from one another. regulus has been mentioned before in the books but not the movies, so in the movies he was introduced in the books. in a movie, the audience needs to be able to visually see characters that are being talked about. that’s the point of the movie, for the audience to be able to see something, not just hear it. if regulus is only mentioned through the actors talking, then the audience might miss the whole plot twist in deathly hallows. the audience should be able to get what is going on the first time around, especially if whatever is happening makes a huge impact later on. regulus needs to be seen on screen.

and i think that it’s awesum that theyre putting Sanguini in there. HBP sounds like its gonna be the best of the movies so far:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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its interesting reading the posts…we sort ourselves into the film fans, the book fans and those who enjoy both while recognizing the differences between the two forms

Regulus is mentioned to Harry by Sirius in OooP novel, but does not get mentioned in the film. Therefore, to build in the clue about RAB, Kloves and Yates must back track and put Regulus into the HBP film somehow, probably fairly early in the film. It will probably be just a passing reference or a picture, as some have suggested, but just enough to give those who know the films but not the novels the necessary clue

As some of us mentioned above, there also need to be mentions of the Locket and the two way mirror left out of the film version of OotP (along with other less important clues and plotlines!). And of course the fact that Dumbledore personally heard the prophecy concerning Harry and Voldy, that the prophecy had been made by Trelawney, and that they were interrupted by “someone” eavesdropping were important clues totally missing from the film version of OotP—somehow, that needs to be worked into HBP or the entire story line surrounding Snape, Lily, Dumbledore and Harry will have problems

in the film version of HBP there must be some references to Hufflepuff’s Cup and the Perevell Ring, or else those crucial clues will need to be worked into the DH film… somehow.

as for Dobby, perhaps he’ll just suddenly reappear in the HBP film, working at Hogwarts?

only seven more months and 16 days until we find out!!!!!

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Idunno, maybe it was better for the movie to not include the mirror just yet. People in the audience might have wondered why harry didnt just try and get ahold of sirius in the mirror during the movie first rather than first having using the floo network, it would make more sense when analyzing it.

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is it just me or does the actor portraying Regulus look alot like snape?

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PERFECT!!

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I think they just cast Regulas to do a voice over for the note. It’d be more effective than Harry reading it aloud.

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This guy looks more like a young Severus Snape! Anyway as someone said earlier, it seems like we are getting a flashback of Kreature’s tale. And I LOVE flashbacks. I think thats why I like Lost a lot too! This movie will be full of them what with Gaunts, Dumbledore’s, Slughorn’s and orphanage lady memories added to the mix, have I missed any?

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Regulus flashback, perhaps? Cuz I don’t remember him in HBP at all, except people talking about him. Maybe they’re casting him early and including him in this one just because? :/

I have to say he looks perfect for the part. And so does Mr. Vamp. :)

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Regulus is perfect! I think maybe he will be in a wizard photograph on Slughorn’s mantelpiece, so we will see him move around. Then Slughorn will reminisce with Harry, and maybe we’ll see a little flashback as well. And maybe Slughorn will give Harry the information that Sirius gave him in OotP.

The vampire looks like a hot vampire, as he is suppoed to (all the girls giggling), but I imagined him looking a bit more comical though. I hope they do something to his make up to make him just a bit funny. And I can’t imagine them omitting a VAMPIRE if they can squeeze one in even for 5 seconds. The wizarding world needs all its exciting creatures represented…

I agree and hope when they get to DH they do Kreacher’s tale as a real flashback. Great opportunity that comes with cinema!

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I like the vampire!

I like mollywobbles23 suggestion that the Regulus actor will just be used as a voiceover for the note in this film. That’s as far as it should go at this stage. For him to make a proper appearance in HBP is too obvious a clue much too soon and will ruin the suspense for DH. The identity of RAB is something people HP fandom may have guessed early, but most people will be as clueless as Jo intended them to be by the end of the sixth book, just as Harry and co are clueless. That’s how it should be until Harry finds the name on the door.

All it takes is for Slughorn to mention his name (just ‘Regulus’) into HBP . It doesn’t need spelling out any more than that a this stage.

I like the idea of a flashback to Kreacher’s tale, but for DH not HBP.

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omg he looks like a young Snape!! Ack its eerie how much he looks like Snape heh. Grrr Are they ever gonna cast Bill Weasley!

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just to add that it’s funny because just five minutes ago I finished watching ‘The Last Vampyre’ (Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett) on dvd before coming on here to check the news!

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What about Bill & Charlie?! 0_o

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Sanguini is such a riot at the Xmas party. His hacky biographer is all, “No, Sanguini! No! Here, have a cracker!” Too funny. :D

As for Regulus, I do think it’s important that they show him onscreen somewhere in the film, so the audience has a chance of guessing who RAB is at the end, just as we did as readers. I like Daniela’s idea that he might show up in a photo on Slughorn’s mantel. I’m a big fan of that line in the book, when Slughorn says about the Black brothers that he’d really wanted to”collect the whole set,” or whatever. It reveals so much about Sluggy’s character, in a way that really hits me in the gut.

In any case, I think Regulus’s storyline is very interesting (his turning against the Dark Lord, his relationship with Kreacher, etc.), so I’m happy that he’ll be in the movies at all.

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I like both of them! It cool that they went ahead and cast Regulus. We are going to need him for the next movie, so there may be photos or flashback sequences in HBP.

And Sanguini! OMGoodness! That guy looks awesome! And his audio samples!! That guy can read to me anytime. He has the perfect voice for a vampire. Mmmmm…

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Laugh It toally broke this story on ONTD last night. I’M AHEAD OF LEAKY! XD

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Very exciting. It will be interesting to see where Regulus comes in. I can see a part for him in Deathly Hallows, to make Kreacher’s story more vivid by showing it, but as for Half-Blood Prince I’m not sure.

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NNONONONO!! regulus is supossed to be played by jim sturgess, the vampire guy is god…not really important.. im so disapointed :(

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Cool, but they aren’t as important as other characters we haven’t heard news on. Such as the gaunts?????

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When I seen the heading, I thought we were finally gonna find out if Alecto Carrow was cast after Amycus was announced, but Regulus is good enough.

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Perfect casting! OMG I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Regulus wasnt mentioned in the OOTP movie, so they have to get him mentioned during HBP, before the fake locket is found. It sets him up for DH. He will be much more important there, so it makes sense to introduce him now. (and remember folks, Kreachers tale is in DH, not HBP, tho it’s nice that the actor will be already cast (he’s probably contracted thru DH) to film those flashback scenes later).

Sorry, but in my opinion, the Gaunts dont really matter in the future, so you can easily have DD just tell their story and show the ring. Same with Hepzibah. They’re not important beyond the fact that Tom got items from them, and why he went after those items, so they can be introduced solely through explenation.

All that being said, since they’re still making casting announcements, isnt it possible that these characters just havent been announced yet?

As for the mirror, if they want to introduce it, they could have Harry find it over the summer amoung his posessions (find a package in his trunk… “hey, what’s this, it’s from Serius…”), try to contact Serius, fail, then smash it and have a good cry. It might be a good way to remind movie-goers about the impact of the death of Serius from movie 5, and introduce the mirror for movies 7.1 and 7.2.

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These announcements are fine but, I am really hoping that Bill Weasley won’t be left out? They need to cast that part as he has an important St. Mungo’s scene after the big fight where Dumbledore dies? Fluer or,(Clemency Posey) should be a part of that scene as well and we already know she has not been asked back for HBP? Additionally, I am waiting for Julie Christie to be asked back as Madame Rosemerta for the scene in which she discovers Dumbledore and Harry as the aparated back from the cave? I am hoping that Yates won’t cut that piece as well? Finally, for the last film, I am hoping Yates will bring back popular characters and actors from the past for example John Hurt as Olivander? He cannot be recast and I hope he is willing to do it and that Heyman and Yates realize that these coonections to past movies are important to the fans? Anyone else feel the same?

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They’re keeping Sanguini, and yet cutting Fleur. Fabulous.

I agree that Tom Moorcroft absolutely looks like a young Snape. Regulus? Brother to hottie-hot-hottie Sirius? Not so much.

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I can not recall Regulus Black in HBP, only in DH in kreacher`s tale. Are they going to have some kind of flashback or something?

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YAY, SANGUINI’S GOING TO BE IN THE MOVIE !!!

Ahem. Sorry. Had to get that out of my system.

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I’m not reading any comments but if I so much as see a “he’s so fit” comment, I’LL SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think Regulus is perfect!!! Looks rather evil (slytherin)... GREAT.

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Sanguini the Vampire, but not Mundungus Fletcher… Yeah… Great work WB

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If you people would quit your dumb complaining- but wait who am I talking to , you people always find something to complain about. Go over to the snitchseeker.com and you will find more convincing photos of Regulus. He really looks like he could be related to Gary Oldman and not Alan Rickman in the ones over there. We already have a young Snape, and this guy is very handsome, dont be stupid again and judge based on one picture like you did with Helen McCrory ( Narcissa ) . And its quite obvious that they casted him in a part on screen if they were just using his voice why would they bother showing us a picture in the fist place.

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Wow! He looks exactly like Sirius so they could very well pass for brothers!

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Also he’s got the “Snape Vibe” with the hair so no doubt it will be a perfect Regulus. Now I wish he was in it more! But I hope they don’t have some corny flashback or anything…

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Heh, BellaSnape, I completely agree that the complaining is over the top (he looks fine for the part of Regulus, I don’t get what everyone’s fussing about), but really, it’s time to let the Helen McCrory thing go. It was MONTHS ago. Let it go. ;)

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What about BILL…..and CHARLIE???

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There is a third headshot of Emma on the net!! =D

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I fear Sanguini.

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I like the Regulus actor a lot. He looks just like a pictured him. But I agree with many of the comments here that I’m not sure where we’ll see him in HBP. It would have to be some kind of flashback, I guess. Seems a little strange to have to actually cast the part and not just talk about him. OH! I just had a brainwave. Maybe he’s just seen in a photograph! That would make sense.

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Wow, the Regulus is perfect!! Just as he’s described, I think. :) Yay, they’re keeping Sanguini- I think that young man looks appropriately vampiric. He’s got a nice long neck. XD

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Didn’t they already film the party scenes? Seems like Emma commented on that quite some time ago… so why add Sanguini? It just doesn’t seem likely, that’s all. And adding a character that’s not even in the novels (except in prose) just seems a waste of space to me. Now, if they add mundungus, then i might be excited, but these 2 don’t even raise an eyebrow as far as i’m concerned.

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Congratulations to Charlie B. ... he looks perfect for the part of Sanguini … best wishes to him in his future career.

As for Tom Moorcroft … he looks the pride of the Black family line … can’t wait to see him in action!

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Regulus is perfect! Exactly how I would have pictured him!

... he looks a tad like Mike Myers.

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Glad you agree with me Monica, sorry for bringing up Helen its just I have OCD with people being rude. And really was quite astonished ( at the time) by all the crude negativism. Plus I have this thing where I dont like it when people judge before they see. End line I just have a Big Heart. And I will defend her as long as I feel need.

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i disagree , Jim sTurgess would be better for the part of Regulus Blacks, but i dont understand why Fleur, Bill, Charlie and Mundungus are left out. Oh and whoever said that after Dumbledore dies, the characters arei n st.Mungos…their not their in the hospital wing…

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I think they just put in Sanguini as a comic relief thing and nothing much. I highly doubt he’ll take up much screen time. But including Bill and Fleur would’ve taken up more screen time. But I’m curious to see how they film the wedding sqequence in DH if they don’t even introduce the newly-engaged couple in HBP! And they can’t cut out the wedding sequence as there is too much at stake in it, including Dumbledore’s backstory from Auntie Muriel and Elphias Doge and the attack.

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This does not serprise me cos if their’s a HP film u can be shore the’ll be atleast 1 new character. Oddment, Blubber & Tweek.

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Wow I think whatshisname looks fantastic as Regulus Black, just how I pictured him! I dont think he looks like Snape at all! I find it so funny that they’ve included teh vamp but not fleur or bill! but to be honest I dont really think that Bill or fleur are that important to the story. And the vamp is something to make the fans laugh I think. I think the film is gonna be grrrreat!!!

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I think the guy they cast to play Regulus will have a extremely small part because Regulus isn’t even in the books. That actor’s face is probably going to be in a picture inside the locket or something. But I doubt it’s going to be a speaking role.

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And I don’t even remember Sanguini? So I’m sure that’s an extremely small role too. I can’t believe they’re still casting! I want to see some freakin’ pictures or a teaser trailer!!!!!!!!

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@ Celia: Regulus Black IS in the book – we learn about his story in Kreacher’s Tale ! His story is very important because he really is the counterpart to Sirius, who had no respect for house elves and who had to pay the price for this arrogance. I have always thought that Sirius isn’t so far of Voldemort’s way of thinking here, he, like Voldemort , divided people in “worthy” and ” unworthy”.

Regulus Black on the other hand, respected Kreacher and spared his life. I think his story from Death Eater to someone who is willing to die to bring Voldemort down is most fascinating !!

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i agree deena he does look like young snape

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I agree with you tintantonks! As we have said others who want Bill and Fleur Tonks and Lupin will most likely fill their places.

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Great! But when is Regulus gonna be shown? He is just an important name in the book and a clue. I wonder how they will stick him in there….

Live, Love, Harry Potter!!

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I can’t believe they’re putting Sanguini in the movie. Comedy effect, perhaps?

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You know…honestly…..as the movies have progressed I have become more and more dissapointed…...I guess the only thing we can all hope for is maybe in about 15 or so years…they’ll remake all of the movies to be truer to the books….they have really messed up the story lines beginning with movie 3…..not sure if anyone agrees with me…but I guess that is just my hope. I mean…don’t get me wrong, the look is absolutely awesome starting with movie 3….but the stories have just basically gotten all twisted.

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Well all I gotta say about the guy portraying Regulus is HUMINA HUMINA!! So even though Regulus isn’t in the book (although mentioned) I suspect that this is part of the added scene business in HBP. And glad glad glad that they have kept Sanguini should be a great scene!

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@Siena, but remember, Kreacher’s tale isn’t until DH and this guy (who looks perfect for the part !) was cast for HPB. This makes me wonder if they’ll just put him in a photo or something. I agree, Regulus’s story is so fascinating.

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Oh my gosh. I still cannot believe that these two people are SO PERFECT! :) I’m really happy. :D

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OMG how cool! :D yaaay, but i still want fleur and bill and charlie! AND the gaunts AND DOBBY! please!!

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I think they cast very good people, but I’m kind of surprised that they put in the vampire! that’s surprising since it’s not that important. By looks, I think that the guy they got for Regulus is great!

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Wow, could they have cast a more perfect match for Sirius’ brother? He looks just like him, just not as cute. And thats what it says in the books. I love the Vampire! The one thing I love about the WB’s machine is they really do pick and choose carefully who plays the roles. Great job!

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Christina, I completley agree with you. Im surprised too, but Im sure Yates wanted to add to the magical feel of the wizarding world. It adds more of an in depthness to Harrys world. Werewolves, elves, trolls, centaurs, hippogriffs, and now….vampires!

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Good…I can see this working to DH’s benefit, too. A small scene as someone’s flashback gets elaborated.

The movie will have to have performances for the “stories” that occur in both books. For example, in DH, we can’t listen to Kreacher tell about Regulus’ heroism in DH, we’ll have to see it…it’s a movie! And it’ll be a great scene!

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very interesting indeed, although i;m still concerned that they haven’t cast scrimgoeur yet….I mean, he IS the MoM. They should be focusing more on him than Sanguini. I think putting Reggie (ha) in is a brilliant idea, it would help to make a connection to his memory role in the DH movie.

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great about the vampire that means the christmas party is in loved that scene in the book. im thinking that they cast regulas for HP and DH dont for get slughorn mentions him to harry when he was talking about old students he said he had rab when taught at hogwarts before. he had mentioned rab was in his house and he had wished he had had the set but sirius was in grifindor that it was odd because most families are in the same house. this way they can do a flashback to introduce him and then have him in kreachers tale in DH. they have to try and fix all the things they have been leaving out or even 2 movies out of the last book wont make any sense to the people who didn’t read them!!! anyway i cant wait till november

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Have any of you looked at the pics of Regulus at the snitchseeker, they really remind me of Gary especially his features in the bottom one or which ever one it is that hes smiling. This makes me wish november was closer but then again I miss summer, winter got long.

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Regulus is’nt even in the book….. I suppose it will be nice to see what he does I suppose…

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You’re right of course, Rachel ... I’ve obviously misread the headline and have automatically assumed they’d cast him for HBP… maybe they’ll introduce him (Regulus) in HBP and then tell his full story in DH ?

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Great choices! Tom Moorcroft would have also done I pretty good job portraying the young Snape in movie 5, in my opinion. He’ll make a great Regulus though as well!!

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@Prenz With Bill and Fleur not included, the only other possibility for a wedding scene I see is Tonks and Lupin. They focused on Tonks on the OotP DVD; maybe they have bigger plans for her in HBP. And the death of the couple in DH will be even more sad after we’ve seen their wedding, and more. When Harry and co. are supposed to go to Bill and Fleur’s cottage, perhaps they will go to Tonks and Lupin’s instead. I just don’t know what they’ll do about the hospital scene. Who is going to be attacked by Greyback? Surely not Lupin?

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Hmm, they leave out Dobby in OotP and yet find room for Sanguini in HBP. I suppose that reversal in relative importance makes sense to someone.

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seguni…. but no gaunts?? wow. this makes loads of sense.

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slughorn mentions regulus in hbp. He says how he would of liked the pair, Sirius and regulus, in slytherin. And I think harry is shown a picture of the slytherin quidditch team where regulus is seeker.

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Ha ha! Yes! I always thought Sanguini was awesome. So funny! Regulus looks perfect! Now I want the Gaunts!

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Now all I want is an official announcement that Bill Nighy will be Scrimgeour in HBP !!!

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I’m glad Regulus will just be in one of Slughorn’s office photos, so he can explain that Sirius’ brother was in Slytherin.

Did anyone notice that one of Tom Moorcroft’s credits was as a ‘featured Hogwarts pupil’ in the 2007 Videogame (OOTP)? And so has anyone spotted him in that game?

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Regulas Black was not in Half Blood Prince. We don’t find out about him and the locket until Deathly Hallows.

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they both look great 4 the parts. i hope they can act great too. tom looks like a mixture of snape and sirius. yay!!

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@ Sienna:

I didn’t mean he’s not in the books at all. I meant he’s not a physicaly character in the books. He’s talked about a couple of times. But we never physically see him obviously because he’s dead. So I meant if the actor does play him it’s going to be a small role in like a photograph or something (which we know now is true) but I didn’t think he was going to be like walking around and talking and interacting with characters cause he doesn’t in the books. And I know his story is very important. He’s a pretty important character, but since we don’t see him I didn’t think they would cast him.

Sorry I repeated myself like 20 times. lol.

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@Susan: Regulus is mentioned for the first time in like book 4 or 5. So we know that he exists before book 7, but I guess you probably meant we don’t find out that he’s RAB until book 7.

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They’re casting some radom vampire who probably has no lines at all and yet they won’t include Bill Weasley? Screw that! I HATE HATE HATE the people working on this film!

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They’re casting some random vampire who probably has no lines at all and yet they won’t include Bill Weasley? Screw that! I HATE HATE HATE the people working on this film!

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Daniella: If they replace all the Bill/Fleur stuff with Lupin/Tonks stuff I will be seriously peeved. They can’t just pretend that Ron’s oldest brother doesnt’ exist! Bill getting attacked by Greyback is sooo important and his wedding is a really important event too if they leave it out or replace Bill and Fleur with Lupin and Tonks i cannot express how annoyed i’ll be. I will boycott every singe Yates film till I die. I don’t mind them leaving out small stuff but Bill Weasley is such an important character in the last two books! He’s a Weasley for God’s sake! Again, why would they bother casting that Vampire when Bill Wealsey is one millions times more important!

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@ Kerrie, what do Bill and Fleur do that is so important in the last film that cant be replaced with other characters that need more time being built up. The main reason they would and most likely are replacing them with Tonks and Lupin is because frankly more people take to them than Bill and Fleur and they have a much bigger impact on the story. and it would make their deaths even more unbearable. We hardly hear from Bill and Fleur in the series at all.

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Bellasnape; Bill is the one attacked by Greyback in HBP, not Lupin. He’s Ron’s oldest brother and a Weasley so yes i think he’s rather important. We see him quite a lot in HBP and DH, just as much as Lupin. He’s part of the Order, he helps Harry twice (seven potters and shell cottege). Also, Bill’s attck by Greyback was the most important thing to happen to the Weasleys in HBP. It was significant. It remindes us that the Weasleys are always in danger because they are blood traitors and part of the order. It is also particulary painful for Molly whos biggest fear is losing a child or her husband. Bills scars are said to be huge and horrible looking and permenent so they would have a big effect on his life. It was a tragic event and to replace Bill with Lupin is ridiculous. The scene where everyone is standing around Bills bedside really proves what i mean. He was the one JK Rowling chose to have attacked, not someone else. Lupin is already a werewolf so him getting attacked isn’t really as effective. Besides, Bill getting attacked by Greyback is going to prepare the movie fans for what happens to Fred and George in DH. The movie fans need to be reminded of the heartache of the Weasleys. Its not all about Harry lol. They can’t just randomly change information from books like that its ridiculous. Lupin and Tonks got married before Harry was rescued from the Dursleys not after, if they change that and replace Bill’s wedding with Lupins , that is being horribly untrue to the books. In conclusion i don’t care if they leave out Charlie coz he has no part in the story at all but Bill has a couple of important events and in general is a big character in the last two books.

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P.S. Don’t take that to mean that i don’t like Lupin, Lupin is one of my fave characters. He’s a wounded puppy lol and i love him. But i happen to think that Bill is important in the last two books aswell. JK Rowling chose Bill to be attacked and chose Bill to get married. The only wedding we see in the whole seven books and she chose Bill. I think they should respect that information and stay true to the books. If Rowling wanted us to see Lupins wedding she would have delayed it and swapped the two weddings. She chose Bill over Lupin for the wedding scene so there must be a reason for that.

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Oh, great! They don’t put Fleur, Bill and Charlie, but they put on Regulus (who is just having a bit of part in the book), and sanguini (who is him??? He was just a word in the book! Why is he so important?!) Good boy, Yates :S :@ (he takes the shine out of the books)

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Who is him? hahah him was a vampire at slughorn’s party. I’m sure he will be in the movie for all of 10 seconds if that.

Regulus is just going to be in a photograph.

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I totally agree Anonymus, read my comments above and the end of page 7

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Chris, i just wrote this, cuz he will be just 1 second in the film, or more… Sure, mor than fleur, ‘cause she wont be in it….

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Sorry for the ortographe faults…

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I just study english. Im not from GB or from a country, where they talk it… If you don’t like this, just don’t read it!

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I think the Regulus role might well be in the ‘letter to the Dark Lord’ inside the locket. Rather than having the letter read out (which would drag a bit) they might show it as a kind of ‘flashback’ (as they did when Hagrid was describing Harry’s parents’ deaths in PS) with Regulus.

Either that or something so trivial as to be not worth paying an actor – like showing one of the Marauders-era Slughorn parties.

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@ Kerrie, first off I dont need a summary, I know what happens I have read all 7 books more than once. I guess I am one of those who is a little more open-minded about the movies and doesnt expect them to be exactly like the book. Yes the way you explain it Bill is important in the book and to leave him out would be tragic for the book storyline but after 6 movies we have not seen him and Clemence Poesy inst returning as Fleur, because for the movie storyline they just arnt that important Im afraid. Other characters need to be built up through the movie and to introduce them and their little bit in 7 would be pointless, they could use others to make a bigger impact and build their underused characters up. This is only a theory but it looks to be pointing in that direction.

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BellaSnape: Sorry to give you that summary i was just reminding you how important Bill is and making the point that JK Rowling chose him for some pretty important stuff. If Jk Rowling chose him for such important scenes shouldn’t the movies do that aswell? I dissagree with you completely i’m afraid. Bill being in HBP and DH would make the movies so much better. The scenes involving Bill are pretty good and would make great movie scenes. I try to be open minded, thats why i don’t care about Charile or Regulus Black for that matter. And i don’t even care if they replace Dobby with Kreacher in DH but Bill Weasley is a huge character in the last 2 books what-ever way you look at it. I don’t even mind if they leave out Fleur of HBP if Bill mentions her. Whats the point in making films based on books if you’re going to change information and leave out a big character? It aint right! If they aren’t going to do it right, they shouldn’t bother at all in my opinion. HBP is going to suffer because Bill isn’t in it and if they leave Bill and Fleur out of DH, they DH will basically be ruined. No wedding, no shell cottage? Even the scene with the seven potters won’t be half as good without Bill and Fleur. When Fleur (looking like Harry) makes googly eyes at Bill, that was so funny! At the end of the day, Bill got attacked and married, not Lupin so it would be just totally crazy and untrue to the books to replace Bill’s scenes with Lupin. And to prove my point, if they leave out Bill and Fleur it will be the 5 potters, not the 7 potters! How annoying would that be! The producers of HP have said repeatadly that they want to be true to Jo’s vision but from OotP and from what i hear of HBP, they are screwing up big time! They have lost all concept of what is important in the books and what is not. They are only including what suites them, not the HP fans.

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Sorry, I guess I just dont see what the big fuss about Bill and Fleur are. I am a big fan of the books too, and I was disappointed when they changed Bellatrixs lines in the OOTP movie. But to tell the truth they need to work in Regulus to show that he was the one who betrayed the Dark Lord and stole and destroyed the real locket. Besides in my opinion it would be cool to see someone related to Sirius- like his brother I mean not just cousins. AS for the weasleys they already have Ginny, Ron, Fred, George. Percy. Molly and Aruther. I think they are just trying to spread the wealth of the wizarding families. I know more people who are attached to Lupin and Tonks because we hear more about them then the other two. Besides they need to be built up – they die- sobs.

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but if you cant see that then sorry, I am not going to try and make you. I love all five movie and think that they are doing a great job. GO watch another book to film adaptation. ITs not just the HP books that have stuff left out.

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I understand your point about fans being more attached to Lupin and Tonks coz we see them more, but that doesn’t mean they have change important information does it? God knows i hate Fleur as much as the next person but i still want to see her wedding because its an important event. Bill and Fleurs wedding gets crashed by death-eaters, not Lupin and Tonks! Bill’s wedding sets up the whole story of DH because thats when the TRIO are forced to go on the run. Again i know i’m repeating myself but JK Rowling chose Bill for the wedding scene and Greyback attack, not Lupin. To me that means we should see Bill and also, Bill and Lupin seem to have an equal amount of scenes in the last two books so why would they leave Bill out? I don’t understand where you are coming from sorry. If they made the film long enough they could fit everyting in they don’t have to ruin it by leaving out a big character. I noticed you said that we already have Ron Fred George Percy Ginny Molly and Arthur. But JK Rowling didn’t choose any of them for a wedding scene or to be viscioulsy attacked by Greyback. She chose Bill. I think we all should repect that as HP Fans. But we never saw Regulus in the book so why would we see him in the film. I think in the interview he said that Regulus is just in a photo thats all.

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IF I were Yates and Kloves, the solution would be simple: At the end of HBP, Ron turns to Harry and delivers three lines “We can’t go after the Horcruxes right away. Remember ole Fleur Delacoeur? She and my oldest brother bill are getting married, Mum will kill us if we’re not there”

harry agrees, as in the book…no need to have the actors, just mention them.

but, hey folks, we’ll find out in seven months and 13 days….and whatever the film version of events is, we’ll all be there to see it, regardless.

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Kerrie

They did cast a Bill Weasley. He was in movie 3 in that photograph. The actor that played him is Richard Fish. I think they will definitely cast him. They probably have got the same guy or they’ve cast someone new. There’s a good chance we just haven’t heard about it yet. The actor that’s playing Regulus filmed his part like 2 weeks ago and we’re just now finding out about the casting. We know that the burrow is going to be in movie 6 and we also know Greyback is going to be in there, so there’s a very good chance Bill will be too. Especiall since they’re taking the time to cast roles like Regulus and the Carrows.

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I agree with you BellaSnape people who expect a book to film adaptation to be exactly like the book are always going to be in for a big disapointment. I really am not fussed about Bill and Fleur, I enjoyed them in the book but if they’re not in the movies…Oh well, I dont believe the movie or story line would suffer because of it. @ Kerrie I dont think the wedding was actually that important. It was what Harry learnt at the wedding that was crucial to the plot. And when they all turn into Harry to act as decoys 5 Harry’s instead of seven really wouldnt be that much of a big deal. Although I agree with you that Bill’s attack did remind the readers that the Weasleys were very vunerable. However by not including it I think the audiences will be more shocked at Fred’s death, and I dont nessessarily believe thats a bad thing. Yes JKR did choose Bill for the wedding and the attack ect and not Lupin and obviously she did that for a reason. But she also reads through the original scripts of the movies so I doubt she would have okayed it if she thought the plot would be damaged because of it.

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hi tintanktonks interesting points you’ve made there. Just to let you know i don’t expect the films to be exaactly like the books but i would expect Bill to be included for all the reasons i mentioned earlier. In my eyes he has a big role in the last two books. I beleive the movies would definatley suffer a bit if they left him out. Particulary the wedding and Greyback scenes. They are two scenes that would look great on screen. CELIA: Yeah Bill and Charlie were cast for a photo but that was it. I have heard nothing about Bill for HBP. They left out Fleur so I would assume that means they’re leaving out Bill too. Also I read the leaked script for the extra Burrow scene and LUPIN was in it, not Bill. It seems (sadly and regretfully) that they are giving all Bill’s scenes to Lupin. I love Lupin but I also love Bill. I mean Bill and Lupin were in every scene together in the last two books (appart from when Lupin visits the trio at Grimauld place and has a fight with Harry) so surley Bill should at least be included. We see him just as much as Lupin. Sorry to repeat myself but you guys don’t seem to be getting my point lol. I’m giving up now. If you guys don’t mind a big character like Bill missing I can’t force you. But in my opinion is ridiculous and horribly horribly untrue to HP fans. And even if i wasn’t a book fan, Bill would make the movies themselves better (regardless of the book).

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P.S. Tintantonks, i really don’t think JK Rowling has any real power with the editors/producers/script writers etc… If she did, OotP would have been much better and longer. Its obvious to me that JK Rowling just nods and smiles now when it comes to the movies. She’s hardly ever on the set so she doesn’t keep an eye on stuff. Stephanie Meyer is always on the set of Twilight because she wants it to be perfect. Now that is the sign of a true writer.

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I think that if all fans could have there way the movies would be exactly like the books with nothing left out. And most likely about four hours long because of it! I do understand where you are coming from Kerrie I also was a fan of Bill and to a lesser exstent fleur because she made me laugh. In fact to some extent I prefer them as a couple to Tonks and Lupin but obviously the director would not have made the desicion not to include them for no reason. And although I know your not a fan of Yates until you see the movie I think you should give him the benefit of the doubt. After all it is in his best interests to make sure everybody enjoys his movies (including the fans!). Besides if you go to watch the film open minded you might find yourself pleased with the end result!

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P.s Kerrie JKR said that OotP was her favourite out of the movies so obviously she felt it had represented the books well considering its a completely different medium. Also she said that when she read the origional script for HBP she read a line from Dumbledore where he mentioned something about a girl he once knew and she made the scriptwriter alter it because in her mind Dumbledore was gay. If she would protest against that it stands to reason that she wouldnt aprove of any other changes which undermine her main characters or important plot points. I dont think you’re are giving her enough credit.

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I’m probably not giving her enough credit but I personally think JK is a little blind or something if she thinks OotP represented her book well. There was soooo much missing it was ridiculous. If i was JK Rowling i would have demanded St. Mungos be in OotP along with a couple of other big things that would have made the movie better and added characeter development. But whatever, its her book not mine. If she doesn’t care that they ruined OotP thats her choice. They didn’t just leave out a couple of things they completley butchered the story and changed information and totally ruined the relationships between the characters. At the end of the day there is no reason that OotP should have been only two hours twenty minutes. Goblet of Fire was actually a longer movie then OotP even though OotP was a much longer book. I don’t understand that at all… Thanks for understanding my point of view Tintantonks.

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P.S. I would gladly watch a four hour HP movie if it included all the important stuff and i’ve heard many many HP fans say that on fourms etc. They could have an intermission, its simple! I’m glad they’re making DH into two movies hopefully they’ll do it justice but its Yates so i won’t hold my breath. I do try to be open minded and i don’t mind them leaving out minor stuff but when they change information and ruin character relationships and leave out a big scene like St. Mungos I just get fed up.

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Just struck me: if there is no wedding for Bill and Fleur, than there will not be a Victoire for Teddy Lupin to snog!

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Good point Budb, we can’t have that can we! I think Bill and Lupin probably have friendship in the last two books because they have Greyback in common, as well as both being in the order and supporters/friends of Harry. Thats probably why we see them together a lot in Deathly Hallows.

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chuckle, we’ll just need to be patient and see….not much longer now!

i wonder when the publicity will kick in for the Harry and Ginny snog? and which of us, when re-watching SS, doesn’t see the King’s Crossing scene, that shot of Bonnie Wright saying “Good luck” to Harry/Dan, and think to ourself “HA, you’re gonna be snogging Harry!” ;-)

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wow he looks just like snape!!

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I must re-read book 6, I don’t recall a vampire lol!

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To Kerrie, I also would definately go and watch a HP four hour movie but they make such a large revenue from non HP fans going to see them and I just dont think that many of them would be willing to go and see a movie that long. For me OotP was my favourite Hp movie to date, although I also really enjoyed PoA (although I didnt like the way the warewolf looked!). The reason why is this: I think the first two movies really followed the book, and direct lines were taken ect ect but for some reason I was a bit bored. The movies were long and they didnt capture my attention the way the books did. With PoA it was a bit dark and spooky and the effects and scenery were great (although wasnt a big fan of the acting!). I thought GoF was good but again I was a bit bored, there was no comedy elements in it and there should of been (Dobby ect). In OotP when it started I was really dissapointed as the dementors werent how I wanted them and I also thought the actor who plays Dudley has developed into such a bad actor! I would have liked more of the scenes from the book to be in there, there were some things that I would have loved to have scene on the big screen. but the way the characters were portrayed seemed right to me and I really like the scene at the ministry, the death eaters in their masks looked how they should do: terrifying. Unlike the other movies it didnt drag for me and I guess I felt Yates new interpretation made the story seem fresh, if you know what I mean. Sort of like what Curran did for PoA. Also I think tha the trio have become better actors and that may have something to do with why I prefered their character portrayl. And as for JKR, I really dont know why she allowed them to cut so many scenes, all I can presume is that she felt a similar way that I do regarding OotP/ I guess it all depends on wether you like Yates interpretation or not. But I do like the fact he is a total HP geek! lol. Anyways sorry for the essay! hope to here back from you!

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I agree with most of what you said there. I also thought the first two movies were a bit boring, POA was original dark and different, thats why i love it. GOF was ok and quite accurate, although a bit boring i agree . OotP to me was terrible, I was also dissapointed with the dementors as well as Dudley, Lupin, Sirius, Telawney, Neville, Hermione and even Harry a bit. They were nothing like the characters were in POA and GOF, complelety different characters to me… I don’t really like Mike Newell that much but at least he tried to stay accurate, and he tried to add a little humour like Alfonso did. Yates did not add any humour at all which i found strange and annoying and the characters were completley different to me. I found it quite annoying. I agree it was fresh and different but to me it was different in a bad way. Maybe it was Yates or the script or the acting but something was definaltey terrible in my opinion. It was just so horribly inaccurate to the books. I don’t know why JK Rowling says its her favourite film coz it was the most inaccurate to the book lol. Oh well, i agree i did like the ministry scenes and death eaters but too much was missing. Ginny didn’t break her leg, Ron didn’t get attacked by brains, Hermione didn’t nearly die and they didn’t get separated. And i’ll still never forgive them for leaving out St. Mungos. I was really looking forward to seeing poor Neville’s parents. It would have been such a good scene for a more mature audience. And they really really could have done with an extra Ron/Hermione scene to portray the fact they still always argue but secretly fancy each-other. That duel they had was stupid and a bit pointless to convey the Ron/Hermione relationship, which is nothing like that. (was that duel even in the book i can’t remember lol). And there was so much Harry/Cho missing i’m not going to even gonna metion it lol. So thats my opinion of OotP. It should have been 20 mintues longer with that stuff included and the characters should have been a bit more similar to POA and GOF and they’re should have been some humour to lighten the mood in the middle of the film or something. Do you perhaps agree with any of that?

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Yeah I also think there shouold have been more humour in it but in the actual book there is hardly any humour in it so maybe thats why? The characters were different then in the other movies but Im quite glad about that. In PoA they seriously got on my nerves, I think hermione had more lines then Harry. And yes compared to GoF there were less Ron/Hermione moments and I did kind of miss that. Cant remember the dual though? But I dont think its just Yates who cuts things, if you lokk at PoA and GoF there are tons of stuff missing. I know lots of people were upset about the whole background to Sirus, James and Lupin missing from PoA. The St. Mungoe seen would have been good but aparently it was too expensive to create, particually as it isnt really important to the plot. It seems to me that people either love OotP or hate it. But I really do hope that so much has not been cut from HBP. I think the key is not to go to the cinema expecting a larger a replica of the book on the big screen. There are so many things that work better on paper then they do in the movies and really most adaptations are pretty different to the books. (Although the LOTR’s movies did the book justice). I also think that OotP must have been a harder movie to fil then the others, simply because Harry visits so many different places, instead of just Hogwarts ect ect. These would seriously effect how much money they spent and the director has to work within the budget given. I am glad that the wohole Harry/ Cho thing was minimised as it was kinda obvious it wasnt going anywhere and, other then Harry’s first kiss, it didnt add anything to the story.

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Aw thats dissapointing to hear, i loved the characters in POA, they were the most accurate to me. Hermione was actually tolerable. I can’t stand her in the other movies lol. Yea i know a couple of people who were dissapointed with the marauders stuff missing in POA but if you think about it, it wasn’t needed to make the movie better. It would have been a waste of time. All that was missing was Lupin’s speach about being a werwolf in hogwarts. Lupin had already told Harry he was friends with James and Lily and he knew how to use the map and knew all about it when he took it from Harry, so when Lupin hugged Sirius like a brother it was totally obvious they were both friends with james and they wrote the map. Remember that Alfonso had already spent like 30 mintues of the film on the last 3 chapters, he couldn’t have really made it any longer without it getting boring and a little pointless. Thats from a film point of view. Anyways, you’re perfectly entitled to like OotP thats your choice, but there is not reason it should have been a shorter movie then GOF as it was a longer book. It just doesn’t make any logical sense. I also hope they do HBP justice, and thats why I want Bill included, to me he’s a really big part of the last two books. I have a soft spot for Bill, i was all sad when he got attacked by Greyback and his wedding was a lovely scene. I think they’d make the movies better to include those scenes and Bill as a character. I must not be only one who thinks that. I can’t be only person who thinks Bill is important right? JK Rowling chose him for those scenes so obviously she considers him important. I think the reason we didn’t see him much before HBP was because he’s the oldest Weasley sibling and JK didn’t want to introduce him until the trio got a little older, until they really started fighting Voldemort and Bill could help them? does that make sense to you? There was not point putting him in the first couple of books because the TIO are 11 and Bill’s like 20. They’d have nothing in common, the readers wouldn’t relate to Bill or get attached to them until they were a bit older because they’re still relating to the TRIO at age 11.

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