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

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Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 04:03 PM

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, 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.

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8256 Points

That’s sad to hear. I wonder if Emma and Rupert’s voices are on the video game?

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on March 18, 2009, 04:09 PM report to moderator
785 Points

Really? Wow. maybe they aren’t doing any voices?

Posted by sp00kym00ny~happy looks good on you! :] on March 18, 2009, 04:10 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

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.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on March 18, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
4630 Points

Awww, at least Rupe is doing it! I would have loved to see Fred and George, too.

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on March 18, 2009, 04:29 PM report to moderator
15914 Points

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. :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 18, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
1013 Points

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.

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on March 18, 2009, 04:34 PM report to moderator
3686 Points

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 game

Posted by sunshine123ROAR on March 18, 2009, 04:36 PM report to moderator
3186 Points

Well that sucks!!

Posted by FrancescaElle on March 18, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
404 Points

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…

Posted by VeganMudblood on March 18, 2009, 04:42 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

I guess he can’t be everywhere to do everyone’s stuff all the time!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on March 18, 2009, 04:51 PM report to moderator
3908 Points

That’s too bad, but I’m still looking forward to the game!

Posted by Imperiused! on March 18, 2009, 04:57 PM report to moderator
258 Points

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.

Posted by Remus_Rocks on March 18, 2009, 05:11 PM report to moderator
135 Points

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?

Posted by savingharry on March 18, 2009, 05:13 PM report to moderator
2235 Points

Ok, i’m not so into games. . . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 18, 2009, 05:40 PM report to moderator
1012 Points

that sucks but it is understandable

Posted by lnh92(Lorrie) on March 18, 2009, 05:54 PM report to moderator
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