News From Australia: Premiere Set for July 12; Half-Blood Prince Set Visit Report


Jun 18, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Several pieces of news today from Australia and the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First, tickets are now available for pre-sale in many countries around the world; TLC reader Sion let us know that in Australia you can purchase them for the 15th via Village Cinemas.

Second, word has crossed the wires about this article from the Brisbane Times noting the Australian premiere of Half-Blood Prince will take place July 12 at WB “Movie World on the Gold Coast” No other details are currently available, with the article simply stating “celebrities and VIPs are expected to walk the red carpet at the July 12 event.” More details when we get them.

Finally, while not yet online alas, the Herald Sun published their report to a trip to the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and a scan is now online. While none of the photos are new, there are tidbits of props on the set (boxes of cereal labelled Pixie Puffs: They’re Goblin Great!”), details about the Gryffindor set (the boys no longer fit in the beds), plus a few new comments from actor Dan Radcliffe. Also of interest is the following regarding filming that was underway for the Slug Club Christmas Party:Rupert Grint (aka Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
aren’t among that team today ” they’ve headed north for an outdoor
location shoot ” but the boy wizard himself, Daniel Radcliffe, is
present for duty in the place he’s called his second home since before
he was even a teenager (he turns 20 next month). Radcliffe’s not in this scene, but he’s happily watching what Jim
Broadbent, who makes his Potter debut in the Half-Blood Prince as
Horace Slughorn, does with his several go-throughs.

Slughorn is greeting guests, including Luna Lovegood (played by the
wonderfully eccentric Evanna Lynch) dressed up like a silver Christmas
tree, and with each take Broadbent mixes it up ” easy stuff for a
veteran of his status.

˜˜I wasn’t in the first shot this morning but I went down to watch it
just ‘cos . . . I’m just interested in it and I want to see how other
people act together. It’s about learning, for me,” Radcliffe says. ˜˜I like wandering round. Sometimes I go and play table tennis or I’ll
read or I’ll play a computer game. But most of the time here I’m on
set, so there is not a huge amount of down time.” Thanks to SS for the scan!

30 Responses to News From Australia: Premiere Set for July 12; Half-Blood Prince Set Visit Report

Avatar Imageele0206 says: FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome newsssssssssAvatar Imageele0206 says: this report must be very old....ummmAvatar Imageele0206 says: Luna dressed like a Christmas tree?? Interesting. I thought she would have dressed normally.... ADD ME! Go Gryffindor!!Avatar ImageDolemite says: mmm Pixie Puffs!Avatar ImageSueTLC says: Hi ele0206! Like the many scans of late, many many newspapers/magazines/websites are going to be releasing their visits to the set of Half-Blood Prince in the next coming days/weeks before the release and yes they will surely seem old news to us fans for sure LOL. The new barrage of reports we will be seeing is simply because many media sites were affect by that delay and have had to wait till the release to post them; many more reports are surely on the way so brace yourself ;)) SueAvatar Imagecrom says: Cool. I would love to live in Queensland and go the premier on the 12th. At the moment I'm trying to secure tickets for myself on the 13th :)Avatar ImageSmitch says: Thanks for the updates in the media, Sue! Avatar Imagekamidee says: OMG! At the Gold Coast? Probably at WB movie world! I am so there! SQUEE!!!Avatar ImageAsi says: I don't understand, why is it in Queensland?Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Woooo!! Brisbane times and Gold coast premiere...that's where I live :DAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: nice piece - thanksAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: nice piece - thanksAvatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: I wish ticket's would go on sale in more Chicago theater's. None of the one's I want to got to have not started their pre-tickets sales. I remember in previous years I was able to get tickets real early.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: =| dRi!!! Ad!Avatar Imagekingdom says: great piece! though i wish they were having a premier in Florida... oh well...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: christmas tree?? AWESUM!!! haha!! luna is made of pure AWESUM!!Avatar Imageele0206 says: thank you very much for the reply, Sue!!! have a nice day, and I'm sorry if I commented too many times ;) EleAvatar Imageele0206 says: thank you very much for the reply, Sue!!! have a nice day, and I'm sorry if I commented too many times ;) EleAvatar Imageele0206 says: I want to attend the premiere!! I might go to london, though.Avatar Imageliv-wa says: I just read that from the bottom paragraph up...that was strange [: and Rupert and Emma have headed North for a separate shoot? o_0 Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: nice piece - thanksAvatar Imagekingdom says: pixie puffs! yum! lolAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: lol Luna dressed as a Christmas tree? XDAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very interesting...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool!!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Ok so it will be early but not as great as we are going to have here in VegasAvatar ImageTiannangel says: Damn...why oh why do I live in Sydney!! Ah well, at least we get a premier...unlike most other times...Australia gets so isolated. Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Luna dressed as a Christmas tree is funnyAvatar Imagekamidee says: @Asi, because there's a WB movie world at the Gold Coast. They've had other WB premiere's there before ;)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Interesting piece! I would certainly like to see what the cast in their Hogwarts beds now, just to see how far their legs stretch out beyond the end. :D

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