Entertainment Weekly Posts New Photo of Slughorn and Harry from “Half-Blood Prince”

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Jul 17, 2008

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Thanks to “Entertainment Weekly,” who let us know about a brand new photo they have from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In the photo, which you can see via this link, Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe) attends Potions class with Professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent). The caption reads:

“Daniel Radcliffe’s boy wizard has a new potions master ” the guilt-racked Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent, pictured with Radcliffe) ” in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due Nov. 21. ”He’s a good teacher,” says Broadbent, ”but he has a fateful weakness for charismatic, high-flying, brilliant students.’‘

This photo can also be found in the new issue of EW, which hits newsstands tomorrow!





63 Responses to Entertainment Weekly Posts New Photo of Slughorn and Harry from “Half-Blood Prince”

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Yay, first post! Could that be Felix Felicis? Hmmm…. ;)

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Oh my….he is so skinny…and does not have a large mustache….how hard was it to get a giant mustache? Go to a joke shop and buy one for $0.99.

And the red on the robes seem…brighter…

But yes, that does look like Felix Felicis.

Well…interesting take on Slughorn….I’m sure we will love/hate him anyway.

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i thought that initially, but then it said guilt ridden, it could be the horcrux memory, they may have cut aragog from the film completly

WOO SECOND POST!!

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Awesome pic. I love Slughorn’s costume!

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Never even read that. But yeah! You’re right! They may add his death at the end of the movie during the big battle? Aragog can help and then get killed. But it is still not the same…

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I just noticed the little flask….interesting.

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That is simply a great picture, I can’t wait to see Broadbent do his stuff.

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Oh my gosh. ;) I’m so happy. I love this picture. Dan looks really cute with his little smile. Slughorn is still … eh. I`m still debating whether I like his look. I`m not all that furious with it, but I am a little disappointed. Anyway, that definitely is a flask. I`m thinking it could be Felix Felicis, but … I’m also leaning towards the memory. Didn’t Harry win F.F. during class? Wouldn’t there be students around? Or else they changed that scene….

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Wait, I just looked at the other picture of Harry & Slughorn. And Slughorn is wearing the same outfit – just without the robes. I’m thinking that that is the part where Harry asks for the memory, and this new one is where Harry wins Felix Felicis.

So, I`m thinking that Harry is going to get F.F. during class, and then that night he’s going to go as Slughorn for the memory. =) Make sense?!

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I know that Broadbent’s Slughorn does not look like the Slughorn that JKR describes BUT, Broadbent has done some really good character work. I can’t wait to see what he does with the part!

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Is it just me, or do the school robes look more like they did in PS & CoS?

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It’s not just you Dave. IMO, I think it makes them look immature. :( I liked the colors in OOTP. They made it look more sophisticated. BTW, look who’s graduating! Lol. (: Slughorn looks like he’s about to get a diploma or something.

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Just so you know. EW has put Cedric’s death in their photo gallery/list of “Kicking It, New School: 25 New Classic Movie Death Scenes”.

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Still not happy with Slughorn’s look, although I agree Jim B. is a great and fun actor. Hopefully WB will release the Hi-Def version soon so we can tell what really is in that flask…

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I’m usually not that picky about how the actors look, but the Slughorn from my imagination and the one in the movie, physically, are not matching up. I hope Jim Broadbent does him justice w/ his acting at least. But I would have loved it if he looked like I imagined him :/

But anyways, great picture. Hopefully that vial contains some liqud luck ;]

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yeah, they should’ve given Broadbent the mustache he had in Moulin Rouge (but make it white).

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I think I can get over a non-walrus Slughorn, seriously, what’s up with the mortarboard? Who in either the Wizarding or Muggle world runs around wearing the graduation hat on a daily basis?

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wht up with the graduation cap? and how hard would it be to actually read the books and put a mustache on the guy?!

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I like the pic, I agree he doesn’t totally look like Slughorn is described in the book, but at least they are keeping the Felix Felicitis plot! I love Harry’s face! He looks like he is thinking: “OMG, I want that Felix Felicitis thing right now!!!” lol, just like in the book, at least that is canon!

Btw, do you think that’s Slughorn’s office or the new potions classroom? I guess we need a hi-res version!

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The room doesn`t look that new to me. I looks just like the one in Chamber of Secrets when Snape yells @ Ron & Harry …

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WHERE IS SNAPE? WE NEED MORE SEVERUS…THIS BOOK IS NAMED AFTER HIM

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You people complain sometimes of unnecessary and simple things. He is not the person in the book he is a human being, someone had to play the part of potions master and they got someone so we can all enjoy the movie on the 21 of November and that is what is important.

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With regard to Slughorn’s look, sometimes what works in a book comes across as over the top in film. It is entirely possible they decided that the whole “walrus-look” didn’t work when they did costume testing, it has been known to happen.

The most important thing is that he captures the spirit of the character.

As far as mortarboards are concerned, I believe there was a time in the past when they were worn on a daily basis by masters in public schools like Eton, a la Goodbye Mr Chips.

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Wow!!Dan looks great!!in EVERY pictures of this film he looks really handsome…this man is beautiful and hot.

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Ok WB, The Dark Knight comes out tomorrow and its guaranteed to be a major hit so you can move on to HBP now! Yes, WB shocking as you may find this, you have other movies coming out this year besides TDK. I’m not even a fan of Twilight, but maybe WB should be a bit nervous. HP is the more well known series, but their lack of promoting so far this time around means that most people I talk to have no idea there is even a HP movie coming out this year and I was floored by how many of them knew about Twilight but not HBP. Paramount/Summit are promoting Twilight to death and it doesn’t even come out until December 12th. Where are our interviews, magazine covers, and trailers? I mean Twilight has had a teaser for quite awhile now and already got their full trailer today. Come on WB, its time to let the rest of the world outside of our fandom know that HP is still here!

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Well the Dark Knight is probably going to be WB’s biggest movie this year, only thing that could probably top it is HBP so i can see why they’re promoting the hell out of that instead right now, but really they didn’t start showing the trailers and things on TV regularly until a month or so ago, so i can see why there’s not a whole lot in way of Harry Potter promotion, but it’s still almost 4 months for them to be all gung ho about promoting HBP.

Jim Broadbent’s going to be an awesome Slughorn regardless of whether he looks like a walrus or not.

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Good grief! He is neither short,round,fluffy(like the chair) he turns into and does not resemble “a walrus” no mustache….. Sorry I am a BIT disappointed. Maybe I just picture everybody like Jo writes them and Mary Gran-Pre draws them. Do you suppose he had a say in his costume? It seems like Michael Gambon does not like the beard and they tie it for him, which looks so ridiculous like his curly locks….... Maybe he does not read the books either….. I really respect Jason Isaacs he not only IS Luscious I mean Lucius, he shows a strong attachment to his character by giving input on powerful,posh,lord of the manor Malfoy…..Lovely…....

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wo ho! another picture. we’re waiting for the trailer…...........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz… I don’t care about Slughorns look. yes,they should be faithful to the books, but even our Harry doesn’t have bushy hair,or Hermione etc. but Jim is awesome and he’ll do great!

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umm Danielle is looking so adorable in this picture and his hair is messier this year! like hermione said in HBP (i dont no the full line but) looking better than ever danielle/Harry

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the photo looks cool any news on the 15 second teaser onn Batman IMAX?

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ppl who havent read the book will think this guy is Fudge, the ex minister…he should have definitely had a mustache like in the book….and i think this scene is when slughorns awards harry with the felix felicis…which he won by the help of half blood princes potions book which he is holding in his left hand!

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It no longer bothers me when incoming actors do not match up with their book image, I think they’ve gotten it wrong or maybe i should say , differently than one would hope ever since book 1. Now the important thing is the story and how well they can adapt the books (especially seeing as how they aren’t making this one into two movies.

And yes , i totally agree that Dan looks so good, i could lick the screen. Can’t wait for that one to be hi res.

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I think it is the Felix Felicitis that Slughorn is holding. they are giving us more photos but no teaser/trailer they are torturing us! cant wait to see this movie.

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the 15 second preview is nothing just a line that dumbledore saids to harry nothing special. well at last they actually gave us something worth seeing or hearing i should say.

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Why oh why the hell are they making these decisions on their own to change how the characters look?

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Sorry Paulo! They asked me and I told them it would be ok for Slughorn not have a mustache… But rest assured that won’t be happeing again!!

Happy Batman’s day guys!! \o/

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people keep thinking the small bottle could be the felix felicis but harry could have all ready taken some and that bottle is slughorns memories!!

think about that….............................................................................................................

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Oh why, oh why are people so focused on physical appearance? It’s superficial. I’m not just talking about HBP here but life in general. It’s what on the inside that counts and the emotions expressed to you by that actor and actress.

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I had a feeling Yoda might be a hobbit….

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Sorry! I’m bored…

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it sure does look like felix felicis..considering it’s an impt scene,i think this is it.but why does slughorn dress in tht weird cap?i imagined him older and maybe more tired/gaunt looking..

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Of course costumes cannot be exactly as described in the book, they make some tests before, just like they did since Philosopher’s Stone with the student’s hats, and they took them from the daily uniform because they seem like Halloween costumes as someone of the production told in an interview.

They have to make costume work for the big-screen and also they have to fit the actors portraying them, like Umbridge in the last film, in the book it was never mentioned her passion for pink, she even wears bright green which made emphazis with the “toad-like”, which in the film it is not mentioned but it worked completly on film and the kind of personality they wanted to show.

And for the one saying that the school robes resemble the ones of PS and CoS, I think you’rw wrong, since PoA they’ve keeping the same pattern of the house colors on the robes, in the first two films the robes are completely black, not the case in this pic.

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Nice photo. I hope they release a Ron and Lavander photo soon or any other photos.

Christine: The first photo with Harry and Slughorn I think is where Harry takes Ron to go to see after he ate the chocolate cauldrons. As you can see in the first photo Slughorn is holding a bottle of wine and there are to glasses on the table. Meaning one for Harry and one for Ron and don't forget Slughorn drinks from the bottle. I think this picture is from where Harry recieves the F.F. from Slughorn. Because sixth years don't have to where there robes as much as the fifth years do. So I'm guessing the scene where Harry asks Slughorn for the memorie he would be in regular clothes.
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Cute photo. :)

I don’t like Slughorn’s hat but his robes are lovely!

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Rickman,Smith,Staunton,Branagh,Thompson,Oldman (the list could go on and on) and now Broadbent and McRory. Someday we’ll realise how lucky we’ve been and thoughts of face hair will disappear!

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Cool,new pic…but,slughorn is like…nothing like the book description

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Oh wow! Slughorn looks like a big sunshiny potatoe!! Just as I imagined.

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Mortarboards in the past were worn daily by teachers in (posh) British schools, before modern sloppy standards crept in. As the wizard world is meant to be old-fashioned this look fits perfectly, much better than the Alfonso Cuaron hoddie look.

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THAT IS NOT SLUGHORN! I’m sure I don’t need to explain why. I’m hoping Broadbent’s performance will be sufficiently distracting.

Just another screw-up to add to the collection.

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DetailsNazi, I love your completely honest username (lol) but that is Slughorn – watch the movies end credits and see for yourself.

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I don’t like Slughorn’s costume or appearance. I’m glad Harry has his Hogwarts robes. We haven’t really seen them since POA.

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THIS MAN IS SO NNNNNNNOTTTTTTTT SLUGHORN!!!! what a miscast of a good actor.

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I seriously already had the mortarboard conversation with a bunch of Americans. I wish people would look outside their own world for a change. Not only do some things not work on film or are more visually appealing – Umbridge’s pink was a BRILLIANT filmic choice – but It’s a British film. Do you not even know the origin of “the graduation hat”? It’s the mark of a scholar, like lawyers and judges wear wigs, not a “graduation hat”! It would now be considered a wee bit quaint! it’s perfect for the fussy, dandy Slughorn!!! Similarly perhaps the huge moustache provides issues with filming and obscures his face?!? Did no one ever think of that? I doubt anyone’s going to think he’s Fudge when people go around calling him Slughorn!

Oh well I shouldn’t complain … at least people are happy with Daniel’s hair this movie becasue Merlin knows it’s the first time we are happy with that!

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If physical appearance wasn’t so important, then why change it in the first place?!

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im guessing this scene is with F.F. dan has his adorable little smirk on and im pretty sure hes holding the HBP book. it might be the memory, but they wouldnt do it in the potions room. even thats a stretch for yates. sluggy isnt bad, look wize. i just wanna see him stuffing his face w/ crystalized pineapple :) vive xe

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NICE! What’s with the motorboard though haha? Guess slughorn don’t fancy wizard hats. Nehoo, yes I think that might be the memory and not F.F. b/c Harry won that in class. And look @ Harrys confident smile…it looks like the F.F. has already taken affect hahaha! AKUTAMATADA!

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Kezzabear – I assume you meant you had a conversation with a bunch of young, uninformed Americans. Trust me, there are many of us who are will aware of the history of those in the teaching profession wearing a mortar board. Even the young ones in my area would recognize it for what it is – although I guess here in New England we tend to continue many of the old school traditions. But please – don’t go bashing the whole nation because of a few. Remember how large America is, larger than all of Europe put together in fact. Think about it that way. England would be a mere, middle-sized state. There are many, many, many different kinds of people here.

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I had to add one more comment to Kezzabear – as a lawyer, I am so glad that America dispensed with that ridiculous tradition over 200 years ago. The reason was that the founding fathers wished the courts to be the peoples’ court. I’m just happy I don’t have to spend $$ on a hot, itchy, entirely unattractive headpiece to be worn in a potentially un-airconditioned court room.

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That pic is epic. It’s now my wallpaper. :D I just love how movie Sluggy looks- I think it’s PERFECT!

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Hmm…I imagined Sluggy much older and fatter but oh well…I guess everyone imagines characters differently. It looks like Sluggy is either handing Harry the Felix Felicis or the Horcrux Memory. I have two clues for each theory: That place does NOT look like anywhere in Hagrid’s Hut and Why would Sluggy be wearing those nice robes to just one of his lessons. Who knows!!?? They could have changed something so to make the movie shorter or simpler, for example, instead of Harry going to Aragog’s funeral, he could have gone straight to Sluggy’s office after taking Felix Felicis like Harry had originally been planning to do in the books. As I already said, Who knows!!?? The Harry Potter movies have changed big parts like that before so, why not?? That’s all I have to say!!

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This really makes absolutely no sense. Why is he so skinny and no moustache. I know people have said it already but its true. He’s just not Slughorn if he doesn’t like him, despite Broadbents acting skills. You wouldn’t not give Dumbledore his beard.

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If you want the rich detail of the story stick with reading the books. But for a night out with the family this will do fine. But I have to say, too bad they don’t do a bit more to fallow the books details.

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@ prongs

when you look at Slughers expression it seems he looks pretty smug and content with himself, so that indicated Felix Felicitas and not the Horcrux memory, that made him feel miserable.

I don’t think the robes are overdone for ‘just’ lessons, they lok a lot like Snape’s except for the color, and in my eyes pretty drab too. must say on the larger picture they have far more wizarding spirit then one could se on the smaller one., there Sluggers looked like a dusty Oxford don.

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I had been trying not to see any of the new pictures of the upcoming movie in order for it to be a surprise leaky has ruined it. :(

While the pictures are good I feel let down now.

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