First Look: Jim Broadbent as Professor Slughorn in “Half-Blood Prince”

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Jul 03, 2008

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Behold! We now have scans from the USA Today newspaper, which include our first look at actor Jim Broadbent as Professor Horace Slughorn in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Also new is a clear look at Draco Malfoy played by Tom Felton, a shot of a love-lorn Ron Weasley played by Rupert Grint, and a reflective Professor Dumbledore as portrayed by Michael Gambon. We hope to have high res stills shortly, stay tuned!

UPDATE: These are also now online via the USA Today: Click here to launch the gallery, which includes another new photo, this of Harry (Dan Radcliffe) and Hermione (Emma Watson) in a winter scene, as well as a better look at the Draco photo, LoveyRon, Slughorn and his Potions Class (including Matt Lewis as Neville) and the Harry and Ginny at Christmas time with director David Yates.





90 Responses to First Look: Jim Broadbent as Professor Slughorn in “Half-Blood Prince”

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Aw, Ronnie looks so goofy in that picture, and Slughorn’s little hat is adorable:)

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At last, they’ve certainly kept us waiting for pics!

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Haha. Slughorns wearing a mortorboard. Very professorial of him. Yeah, I agree that Ron does look goofy, of course he should after eating all those chocolates with the love potion in them. Draco is beginning to look more like his daddy to me. That picture must have been taken in Borgan and Burkes.

Kay jkmcgonagall

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Oh! Just shoot me!!!!..... where is the trailer?........

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Wonderful! I really like these pictures, but it’s a pity that we only see Professor Slughorn from the side.

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wow! finally they’re giving away HBP promo pics.. the trailer will be next! hahaha..

i’m excited!

hope the trailer comes out with the dark knight

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more importantly… where is the MOUSTACHE!?

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You can see all seven photos released in USA today (in color and hi-res) at this url:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/l080702_potter/flash.htm?gid=597

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wow!!!!!!! HBP season’s finally started….The photos are fantabulous…... But when did neville take potions for NEWT exams???Anyways..The pictures are really cool!!! Thanks leaky!

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This waiting for stuff is MILES better than with OOTP, by the Christmas before Phoenix they’d flooded the place with makings of and pictures. This “Less-is-more” approach is far better.

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I like the picture of Draco in Borgin and Burkes,Slughorn looks alright except he’s not bald,and doesn’t have a mustache. He would look more like Slughorn if he had the mustache,and was bald,so i am not very happy with how he looks. I also like the picture of Dumbledore sitting down,that is pretty cool because sometimes Michael Gambon looks like Dumbledore,but will never be as good as Richard Harris as Dumbledore. The picture of Hermione and Co. in potions is really cool,but where are Harry and Ron? Yeah Ron does look really goofy,but i love the picture of Harry and Ginny together.

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uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy awesome awesome pics!!!! yay for Slughorn(but really,moustache?), Ron(I love you), Ginny,Harry,Hermione. OMG! can’t you just feel the trailer?!???

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OMFG…every frikking time i open the net something NEW is on. and Rupert looks fantastic as lovey dovey Ron, and YOU CAN SEE LAVENDER BEHIND HERMIONE!!!!!! i think i’m going insane… thud

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OOOOOH!!!! Just now I noticed …Isn’t that Lavender brown standing next to neville??

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Finally finally finally!!! Yay, awesome pics!!

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Was that Lavender in the back of the Slughorn picture, with the blond braids?

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Warner Brothers, from the bottom of our hearts, for finally unveiling pictures from the movie to the general public! It was definitely worth the wait, now that I think about it!

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Get in!! These are great pics. Can’t wait to see more.

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why are Cho and Lavander in the background?

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I’ve just bought Empire magazine and there’s another new photo of Slughorn and one of the Trio at Breakfast in the Great Hall before Quidditch (with Ron in his Quidditch gear…and hat!)

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Finally!!!!! :-)

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Wooohoooooo…. its finally comiiing! ... where is the trailer??..i smell it all around… Libatius,.. or somebody scan those Empire pics and upload them somewhere,..we need those.

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Libatius, can you please scan them? Eek! If the trailer doesn’t come out soon…

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LoL. That picture of Rupert is priceless. I wish the image of Slughorn was more head-on, but beggers can’t be choosers.

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yayayayayay MOOOORREEEE :D

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Waaahhheyy! Draco, Sluhorn, RON!!, and LavLav!!!! sits back and lets the pic flood in No way am I going to post complaints on the IMDb HBP boards today about how we have no pictures XD I trailer is approaching, I can sense it. ^^;

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cries a little I never thought for a moment they wouldn’t give Sluggy his walrus moustache. It’s not like Jim Broadbent’s never worn one before, even,

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What!? (goes back to look again) No moustache!! haha. I was so overwhelmed by the picture flood that I didn’t notice. o.O

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ROMILDA VANE is on the far right, LAVENDER BROWN is next to Neville in the blonde.

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Hey! Slughorn is supposed to be out and out obese! Broadbent doesn’t even look particularly fat!

Kids looks great, though. Emma is positively devastating. Would be interesting to see Bonnie in a full front face shot. He hair is very long., which is good.

Yes, bring on the trailer.

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The ron photo is at this link http://community.livejournal.com/hbpmoviepics/

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Yeah at last!!! They are all great!!! Thanks WB!!!

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omg, i am in LOVE with the harry and hermione photo!!! and the Draco photo is awesome!! looking forward to seeing so much of him in the movie…x

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finally!! More pictures!! They’re awesome.

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I was shocked that they didn’t do the facial hair for slughorn!!!!! But I am very happy for pictures! I can’t wait for the trailer!

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wtf is up with Slughorn’s graduation hat?

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since when do wizards need bunsen burners?

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...what can I say?...Like everyone else I’m just consumed with anticipation for this movie. I LOVE IT!

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Yay! New pictures! They look great, better then I expected! Jim Broadbent looks brilliant, I think he’ll be great as Professor Slughorn!

Also, if you look at the picture of Hermione & Professor Slughorn, you’ll see Lavender Brown in the back.

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LAVENDER! YAY! I’ve been wanting to see her in costume! BTW They always put people in the wrong classes in the movies… Ahh well I love Tom he looks so freaking evil!! I love them all! _

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WTF?!? THAT IS NOT HORACE SLUGHORN! Okay come on! How hard is it to make him look the way he’s described? Would it be that difficult? Just kill me again…. I thought they couldn’t screw up the movies any more….

Okay so you want to give Neville more screen time by putting him in NEWT potions… fine. I can deal with that. So you also want to keep Hermione blonde… okay I’ve become used to that.

Slughorn…. I can’t talk anymore. That angry.

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I love Draco he looks great. I really like his hair that way and he looks a bit tired or worried. I can’t wait to se Tom getting more to do this film.

I love how they look to be dealing with Harry’s “monster” in his stomach about Ginny. This way we get a lot of almost moments between Harry and Ginny before the big kiss. I think they are keeping that one quieter then Harry’s kiss with Cho which they ruined last time by putting so much about it on line before the movie.

Who are the girls in the potions photo? I can tell Lavender but what is Neville doing in NEWTS potions. Actually aren’t the trio the only three Gryffindors who took NEWTS potions and they paired with one Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw and the rest were Slytherin. I have to go look that up maybe I mixed that up with another class. Oh well I guess since they have those girls cast they were going to use them.

The photo of Ron in his quidditch gear is funny because he the only one with a helmet on and it looks funny since they are at the breakfast table and the rest of the team only has on their sweaters which look great.

I love Emma in the photo with her and Harry. I think her freckles are just adorable.

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okay, awesomeness…but raises wand trailer…anddddddddd go!

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Did anyone else notice that Ginny was in the Gryffindor Quidditch sweater, too, in that picture of Ron? I don’t think we’d seen anything clearly stating that they would portray her as being on the team in the movie, so I’m glad to get that confirmation.

I’m dying to see the Amortentia scene now. In the book, you knew that Hermione was about to sort of ramble on until she caught herself – I wonder if they just let her keep rambling in the movie? LavLav (though, according to canon, she should be there) looks sort of miffed in that picture. Could it be that Hermione says a bit too much? I hope so!

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woops forgot to add: ’”Harry has these feelings for Ginny which he’s unable to express or fulfill because Ron is very protective of her,” says director David Yates’

hmm David, you certainly showed us fans that you’ve read and payed attenton to the book. Good job.

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LAVENDER!!!!!!! She looks great!!!!!!! And I like the look of Slughorn. Not the best picture but he looks all right.

Loving the new pictures!!!!!

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I was so worried about this film…but seeing these pictures today!!!!I fell that everything is going to be great!!!! I love how Dan is acting (and is in character) in every single picture!!! He has become a professional, I’m sure…I love the Quidditch clothes…we haven’t seen them since film 3 and it’s going to be the last time so I hope there’s much of the game in the film!!! I would prefere Hermione to be less blonde and with more bushy hair..but I can live with it..as long as she acts well…I hope everything’s gonna be great…I don’t know…I really have confidence in Yates..he’s really good with feelings..and that’s what we need..the audience has to love and understand the characters..that’s whet we miss..the effects are easy but the feelings are the ones that they need to work on.. Give us more!!!!! PS..As for Slughorn..I never imagined him with a moustache…but I don’t care…Broadbent will be exceptional!!!

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This is sooooo awesome. I love everything. All the pictures are great. I love the way Malfoy’s hair looks in this movie. The scene with Slughorn looks really cool. I just imagine Hermione going off on some sort of romantic rambling and then suddenly remembering where she is. I love the part where Yates talks about Ginny tying Harry’s shoe. I bet that will be amazing and it’s so simple but so perfect. My absolute favorite picture is the one with Ron though. Rupert looks soooo funny. I can’t wait to see this movie!!

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You’re awesome. The USAToday that gets delivered to the office was totally messed up today. It’s a crappy paper anyway but they do always cover HP stuff very closely.

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I wonder what Harry And Hermione are thinking about in that winter pic. They look so deep in thought!

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where’s slughorn’s moustache???? O.O’

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Wow!! Harry and Hermione look seriously heartbroken (about certain redheaded siblings)

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That . is . not . Slughorn….....

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This movie looks like it’ll be the longest already!!! YAY!!!!

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LOOK AT LAVENDER BROWN!!!!

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I’m a bit sickened by that Potion’s class picture. I get that that things are done differently from book to movie but come on, they got the other teachers spot on why toss the ‘walrus’ description out the window? And who are those girls in the class? Lavader, Parvati, Hermione and two unknown Gryffindors along with Neville in NEWT Potions? What about Harry, Ron, Ernie, the four Ravenclaws and the four Slytherins? I understand smashing the story together a bit to fi it into allotted time constraints but I really hope it isn’t being edited (added to poorly) like the GoF movie. Cough cough.

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Did anyone else see part of Dean Thomas’s head in the back ground? You can see it on the left just a little bit. I don’t think that’s cho chang but that looks like lavander brown.

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The pics are great, though I thought they’d make Broadbent look more like Sluggy the way he’s described in the book.

I’m glad to see they are showing Christmas at the Burrow, though it’s a part of the house we haven’t seen before. Cool.

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These pictures are great. Can’t wait for the trailer and the movie.

To me the winter picture of Harry and Hermione is them looking on at Katie Bell or whoever ends up being cursed by the Opal Necklace. That just seems that they are looking on in terror at something or someone.

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Dumbledore’s hair seems whiter than it has in the past films! I like it! :)...i like all the pics. HBP is going to be the best movie yet!!!

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I think Movie Sluggy is awesome. Needs moar mustache, though. And I just love that pic of Ron- he looks drunk lol. And that Harry-Hermione pic is so nice! Emma and Dan make a cute couple.

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Great stuff! I can’t wait to see them all in the classroom again. We’ve gone two whole movies without seeing them as “normal” students…or as normal as anyone can be in that school.

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@ Scottman: When has anyone at Hogwarts been NORMAL?

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AHHHH. the draco malfoy picture made me squeal really loudly like some crazed fan girl. AND THE HARRY AND GINNY ONE! AHH!

I’m so excited for this! It’s really starting to feel like there will actually eventually be a movie! Haha.

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Finally. Finally. Finally.

Good guess, Grant, on the H/H pic. I think you are right about that scene being the one were Katy is cursed by the necklace.

Potions Class – Lavender Brown is next to Neville, then Cho (I think), then Katie Bell, and finally Romilda Vane. Rather dissappointed that Sluggy doesn’t look much like he’s described in the book (sigh – is it THAT hard WB?)

Who can make out what it says on the arched doorway in the Potions Class pic? First word looks somewhat like “potions” and the second word looks like “carbonate”? Doesn’t make much sense.

Christmas scene is where they start to build the romantic tension between H/G, they almost kiss, get interrupted by Death Eaters and that’s when they have the “Batlle at the Burrow” scene, where they run outside and are thrashing around in the reeds/woods trying to fend off Bella and Fenrir. H/G eventually kiss, but later in the movie.

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Draco pic is very good. Notice the ring? Picking up assessorizing habits from Dad?

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god that picture of Dan and Emma just slays me. Emma with her freckles and Dan with his stubble and the contrast between his dark hair and pale skin just…< iz ded >

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What are all of those Gryffindors, including Neville, doing in Slughorn’s class? Still, it’s great to see some new photos.

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I agree, everyone! Just shoot me, Im sooo excited. I’ve been having a crappy few days renovating my cluttered house and BOOM, awsome pictures!!!! SQUEE!!!!

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I noticed they were careful to keep DD’s right hand out of view, too. He usually has them both together across his knees or something.

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YES!!!!! finally some pictures its been such a long time since we resived something i was getting frustrated going to the websites every day to find nothing. but today when i saw this i started screaming yay finally it was definetly worth the wait even though i got mad bc there was nothing new

thank THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!! :D

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No no no Slughorn is all wrong!! Where is his walrus moustache? And he’s not fat enough either. Jim Broadbent is great and all, but the wrong actor for slughorn me thinks.

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Hahaha photos!!!!!!! YAAY!! Thank you. Maybe this means trailor soon!!! I hope so. :) :) :)

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this is NOT professor slughorn. this is professor broadbent. Not fat! Not bald! No mustache!

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Hmmm …. what happend to that famous moustache of Slughorn?! I’ve always hated all of the movies (well, maybe except Order of the phoenix), usually because of these stupid changes they make! What was wrong with the moustache?! Couldn’t Jim Broadbent grow one?! Or maybe they run out of moustaches in the make-up & costume part?!!

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Wow. Some people have their movie priorities all wrong. Who cares about upper lip hair? Slughorn isn’t important because of his mustache! Give me great story and acting over insignificant appearance details any day.

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Bob, I couldn’t agree with you more. Jim Broadbent will be a brilliant Slughorn!

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Ok so how I see it in Slughorns Classroom is Behind Slughorn there is Seamus, Dean and Pavarti. Then in front of them is Slughorn himself then Neville, Lavender, Leanne, Katie Bell, Hermione then for some reason Romilda Vane. Then there is a Slytherin girl, perhaps Pansy. But why are there so many people in Newt’s Potions. It looks like the lesson where Hermione is describing the different Potions but….why so many people. I don’t like.

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Could they get Slughorn any MORE wrong? Read the physical description of the man from HBP and DH. I’m so glad this series is almost over so WB can stop violating these books.

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Not happy about the lack of moustache. Nuff said

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I like the look of him He just looks alot different then the character of Slughorn. He isnt very fat and he is seriously missing his moustache. I think this is the only time I have questioned the impersonation of a Character. But Like I said I think it will be alright its just completely different. I like the pic of him and harry.

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I’m sooooo glad the pictures are here, but I am picky about some of them. The picture of Ron brings a new kind of ugly to Rupert Grint.

In the picture of Dan and Emma in the winter time is so clear that you can tell that Dan hasn’t shaved in a few days. It’s unHarryPotterlike! Harry Potter is not growing a mustache!

There are so many things wrong with Broadbent playing Slughorn. He needs to be like 10 x fatter, he needs to have a long beard and mustache, and he should be bald! What was going through David Yates’s mind when he selected Broadbent for Slughorn. Why didn’t they put him in a fatsuit and given him a fake beard and mustache? If they can give Michael Gambon a huge beard like that, then why can’t they give Broadbent less hair, more fat and a beard and mustache?

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Aww…Rupert as Ron looks cute…and Dan actually has a very close shave there…I read somewhere that the makeup “team” has to shave all the boys because they can never shave close enough themselves. It’s just that Dan’s skin is so pale & his hair is so dark, hair stubble just at the skin is going to show up on a high res picture like this. Love Emma’s freckles by the way.

As for Jim Broadbent as professor slughorn, maybe he embodies his character so well by using his skills as an actor, superficial things like “fat” and a mustache aren’t necessary?

Does anyone wonder why thre is only one picture of Bonnie and it’s behind the scenes and out of character?

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okay, so Slughorn needed to look like a Human Walrus, with a huge moustache. But is it? Where’s anything that looks like Slughorn? Where’s his fat belly?
Doesn’t anyone mind, that this guy just doesn’t look like Horace????

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Belly and baldness aside – one of the best names Jo came up with was Slughorn, and the moe goes hand in hand with the character – it just has to!

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Great pictures, can’t wait til the movie comes out.

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Wow. DragonRider348. You are so… off. Please read my comment above. BTW, why are you blaming David Yates? HE’S ONLY THE DIRECTOR! HE DIRECTS. HE DOES NOT CREATE AND DECIDE EVERYTHING IN THE MOVIE. HE’S NOT THE COSTUMER!

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Yah, lets not start pointing fingers for no reason, yes its disappointing and a little astonishing that they missed something like a belly bulge and moustache – but who decided or who messed up we dont know? And remember people lets not get in a tizzy about every little thing, from what I have heard and SEEN now it looks like it is going by the book in every way possible and Im happy about that. I still dont believe that the funeral is cut though- thats , how do I put it , too big , and I mean big to cut. Besides its moving.

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The one with harry and hermione, it looks like she wants to cry. So click to exspand and you can see a reflection in them. It looks like a person. This could be the scene where katie bell gets cursed by the necklace.

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100! Yay!

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