Voice of Dan Radcliffe Not Part of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Video Game

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Mar 18, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As July draws closer, we will be hearing more about the products tied in with the release of the sixth Harry Potter film. One such article is online today that features producers from speaking about the upcoming video game for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In this article from Videogamer.com, we learn that while several cast members have contributed their voices for their character counterpart in the games, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)is not one of those included. Quotage:

We’ve had a few of the cast come into the studio, but it’s down to
their availability. We couldn’t get Daniel Radcliffe this year because
he was doing Equus and making a movie, but we have his official voice
double. When they go back to do over-dubs and things like that, he’s
the guy they use. And around the world we have all the actors we can
get. Funnily enough, I think France and Germany are getting more of the
original line-up.

In the interview, the EA producers also reveal they are working more closely with producers of the Harry Potter films:

We are lucky. And the fact that this is now the sixth game, and it’s
been the same production company all the way through in terms of the
movies, and we’ve always had a very close working relationship with
Warner brothers¦ you kind of grow together in a way. In the same way
that the films have grown as big as they have – they’re always eagerly
awaited – it’s definitely the case now that we know that what they like
is what we like. The great thing is that things have now come to the
point where¦ well, last year on Order of the Phoenix we built Hogwarts
in full 3D. Kids loved it, and the movie production company loved it as
well, so this time around [for the film] they looked at our 3D models
and started planning shots.

JB: Their locations are all over the place, a castle in Scotland, a cathedral in Bath, so this lets them see how things join.

At last word, the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game was due to be released on July 15, 2009.






71 Responses to Voice of Dan Radcliffe Not Part of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Video Game

Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: That's sad to hear. I wonder if Emma and Rupert's voices are on the video game?Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: Really? Wow. maybe they aren't doing any voices? Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: darn I know Rupert is doing it. He loves making the game but fred and george aren't in the game although I know they would have loved to do it.Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Awww, at least Rupe is doing it! I would have loved to see Fred and George, too. Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: It's great to know that at least Rupes is doing it! Aww.. But it would have been awesome if Dan and Em does the voices too. :)Avatar ImageZivlok says: I am not at all surprised. I mean, they didn't for the previous game, but the thing is, I never noticed any difference. I'm neither surprised nor disappointed. I'd rather keep the same cast from game to game.Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: oh well i kind of had an inkling that daniel wouldn't be doin it but at least we have some of the cast doin it. wonder if emma doin it bas well coz she didn't do the fifth one but yaya for rupert doin it again. sad bout fred and george they were good in ootp gameAvatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: Well that sucks!!Avatar ImageVeganMudblood says: Wow, a voice double? I had never heard of that before. Oh, well; he wasn't in the "Order of the Phoenix" game, so I guess it's not a big deal...Avatar ImageErinM says: I guess he can't be everywhere to do everyone's stuff all the time!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: That's too bad, but I'm still looking forward to the game!Avatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: Thats a shame, but he is a busy guy I suppose. I never realised that they used voice doubles for the movies...I suppose they must do a good job otherwise we would have picked it up.Avatar Imagesavingharry says: That's not really news about Dan. He hasn't done voices in any of the recent games, I don't think. I know he didn't for the last one, anyway. As to the other bit of news, isn't it interesting that they use the 3D model from OotP to plan shots now? it makes sense, given how spread out the different shoots are. perhaps that will also lend a bit of consistancy in layout as well, because sometimes the films do feel as if they jump from location to location, rather than being filmed in a single place. Maybe this one will be better in that regard?Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Ok, i'm not so into games. . . .Avatar Imagelnh92 says: that sucks but it is understandableAvatar ImageMushMania says: WHAT!!! How does that work? ''Harry's v. quiet in this film folks'' =========]Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: yeah he's not in the fifth one either. but his voice double sounded a lot better than emma's hermione didn't sound at all like she was supposed to. and hey, it's great how many of the actors are able to provide their voices for these games.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: That's okay with me . . . I don't care about any of the voices, really.Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: I cant wait for the game and I dont think its a big deal that Dan's voice wont be in it. They had some of the real voices in the last one and it didnt make a difference to me. Actually I found it to be annoying when they would just keep talking to you over and over again saying the same things. So all in all... no biggie. I just hope this one in more interactive.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I wonder who is doing the voices then?Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: awww.. thats sad.Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: I dont think it'll ruin the awesomeness of the game :D But it is a shame :D xAvatar Imageizziewitch says: I didn't know they had voice doubles for the movies.Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: This is kinda a bummer.Avatar ImageMaraudingDon says: Daniel and Emma have never recorded their voices for the games - Daniel's voice double for the OotP game was Adam Sopp, who is also his voice double in the film.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Glad to know I am not the only one who didn't know they did voice overs. It is cool though I am bummed he isn't doing the voice. Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am not surprised in the least that he was unable to contribute his voice to the game, as he has been occupied with other projects. Nonetheless, I am relieved to hear that they are relying on his "voice double", who, hopefully, gives a very, very credible imitation.Avatar ImageCatherine says: uhg, that stinks! i want to get the game really badly, but i'm saving up my money for leakycon 2011....i'll have to beg for it.Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: That's suprising!! It makes more sense reading the full article, but the heading made me think "WHAT??" The voice-over double idea sounds cool to me!Avatar ImageAlexCarpenterFanGirl says: That really sucks... I like to hear the main characters voices when I play these games!! And isn't it just a little disappointing when we're not gonna have "Harry Potter"s voice in...the Harry Potter game?Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: well when i played ootp for ages i never noticed it wasn't dan. It sounded a fair bit like him. Emma's one is shocking... But dan's guy is pretty spot on so i'm not fazed! We know fred and george aren't in it...but they won't have a big part would they?Avatar ImageHeiress0fSlytherin says: well its not like dan has been in the video games before i know for sure he and ms watson were not voiced over, but mr grint, mr felton, and a lot of other people were in there.Avatar Imageravensmith says: I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this. How much of a difference does it make in the experience if they use his double? I'm just not sure if I think it will affect the quality of the gaming experience.Avatar Imagechuckaw says: Well...it is certainly disappointing...but I'm sure the important part is how good the game play is...and not necessarily the voice acting...I just hope the play gets even better this time around...I love the Wii version of PhoenixAvatar Imagechuckaw says: I just had another thought...will they have two video games for Deathly Hallows? That would be kind of weird...Avatar Imageweasley1497 says: that sucks. we'll survive....... hopefully.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: i have no idea why..but i find this oddly hilarious...Avatar ImageDrome says: Shame... ://Avatar Imagegrednforge7 says: does Harry talk in the video game anyway? I don't think we would miss it at all. I just hope that they still scan him to make the character look like him.Avatar Imagegrednforge7 says: does Harry talk in the video game anyway? I don't think we would miss it at all. I just hope that they still scan him to make the character look like him.Avatar Imagecaitlin.roth says: I think it is funny that they have official voice doubles!Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Sad but understandable...interesting to hear about the voice double, too! :DAvatar Imagequoddy says: Oh wow! So there's always been voice doubles? I totally didn't notice. Well, it can't really be that big of thing now, can it? If we don't know the difference, it can't be something we'd miss besides in print.Avatar Imageearthtomars says: I thought that was Dan in the Order of the Phoenix game. That voice-double is great! Emma's one sounds nothing like her though. Good on Rupert for doing it though.Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: It's a shame, but what can you do? Actor's have lives, too.Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I can understand why. I really need to finish the OotP game, but I cannot wait for this one.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Hope Emma is inAvatar ImageHopelaa93 says: I didn't expect him too, he didn't do the voice over for the last one. Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: That's a shame Dan can't be involved, but I'm sure the voice double will do great work. There are amazingly talented people in the entertainment industry. Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: I wanted to hear Dan's voice! =( It will be fun to listen to see how similar his voice double is!Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: it's strange and cool that they have voice doubles.. :L :P Avatar Imagerebel says: aww come on dan rad! lol you don't have anything else going on...Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: That sort of sucks...:(Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: I think the most interesting aspect of this article is the fact that film makers are looking at the gaming model as a guideline for the film's geographic placements because I think WB has sort of picked up on the Harry Potter fan's acute attention to detail and scrutiny, lol. As for the Dan not doing the voiceover is not unexpected. He's never done it for any of the games. I love the games though! The voices are hit and miss but Ron is always fun to listen to.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I enjoyed the OOTP game for being able to walk around the castle only pretty much. There wasn't much of a game there. I wonder what this one will be like? I can't wait for the game based on the battle of Hogwarts. That could be a good one if done right.Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: has his voice ever been in the video games?Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: @ remus_rocks. i agree to that. and i had no idea either.Avatar ImageMahayana says: Do we know which actors they were able to get?Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: oh well we can't win them all! =(((((((((((((Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Was his voice in the OotP game? I'm pretty sure they used Rupert and Emma in that one anyway.Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: WHATTTTT?!?!?!?!?! oh well. at least there's some of the cast's voices.Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: I'm not into the games, but yeah its understandable.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: it makes senseAvatar Imagelisajean65 says: That's too bad. Would have been nice to have his actual voice in the game. I didn't know there were voice doubles. I guess that would make sense in case the actor gets sick or something.Avatar ImageMrs.Lutz says: I don't play the video games, mainly because I don't have the gaming systems, but my friend does, and I wonder if he'll notice the difference between Dan's voice and the voice double.Avatar Imageteam ron says: what is up with that...i see why its not in the game because he is busy but i do hope that they have the other charaters like ron hermione fred george and all that but yea i guess thats it!!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: Emma and Rupert voices better be there since Dan's not!!!! Cross you fingers!Avatar Imageiamrodefer22 says: that does suck, I can see why, but I wish he would be in it.Avatar ImageTerra Firma says: His voice double usually does a great job, so it's not really that concerning. I'm glad to hear they went other places in this game, as spending basically the whole time at Hogwarts in the OOTP video game (the other parts are mostly parts of the movies) is a bit boring.Avatar ImageLeander21 says: thats not coolAvatar ImageBradyboy says: How can you have Harry in the video game without his voice?

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