October 4, 2008
Potion Picture ; EXCLUSIVE OUR WIZARD GLIMPSE AT NEW HARRY POTTER MOVIE
By MARK JEFFERIES
GEE WIZZ - Harry Potter is back in action with a truly spell- binding cast.
As our exclusive pictures of the forthcoming Half-Blood Prince show, Oscarwinner Jim Broadbent will be working his magic in the sixth Harry Potter movie.
Jim, 59, plays Horace Slughorn the former potions teacher who returns to Hogwarts.
Quite what he is brewing in his laboratory is anyone's guess - makers Warner Bros describe Slughorn as known for enjoying the good life and throwing parties. In this latest thrilling installment of the Harry Potter adventures, the teen wizard (played by Daniel Radcliffe, 19) discovers an old book marked mysteriously "The property of the Half-Blood Prince".
Investigating it, with old pals Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermoine (Emma Watson), they start to uncover the secrets of Lord Voldemort's dark past.
At the same time Britain's muggles are under attack from Death Eaters. In one scene, Harry joins the Weasley's for Christmas and Mrs Weasley does her best to spread some cheer in the gloom.
In other scenes Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) causes uproar in a lion hat, to show her support for Gryffindor.
And Harry travels back in time with Dumbledore. Sadly it's the last we will see of the wise old wizard, even though his funeral is not included in the film.
Producer David Heyman insists: "It's the right ending for the film we've made."
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