Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

From Television and Film Character Encyclopedia

Harry Potter learns the next step in defeating Voldemort.


Fantasy, Children's


Harry Potter - Daniel Radcliffe

Professor Albus Dumbledore - Michael Gambon

Fenrir Greyback - Dave Legeno

Waitress - Elarica Gallagher

Professor Horace Slughorn - Jim Broadbent

Lily Potter - Geraldine Somerville

Ginny Weasley - Bonnie Wright

Molly Weasley - Julie Walters

Ron Weasley - Rupert Grint

Hermione Granger - Emma Watson

Bellatrix Lestrange - Helena Bonham Carter

Narcissa Malfoy - Helen McCrory

Wormtail - Timothy Spall

Professor Severus Snape - Alan Rickman

George Weasley - Oliver Phelps

Fred Weasley - James Phelps

Cormac McLaggen - Freddie Stroma

Lavender Brown - Jessie Cave

Draco Malfoy - Tom Felton

Dean Thomas - Alfred Enoch

Luna Lovegood - Evanna Lynch

Marcus Belby - Robert Knox

Twin Girl 1 - Amber Evans

Twin Girl 2 - Ruby Evans

Blaise Zabini - Louis Cordice

Pansy Parkinson - Scarlett Byrne

Vincent Crabbe - Jamie Waylett

Gregory Goyle - Josh Herdman

Rubeus Hagrid - Robbie Coltrane

Professor Filius Flitwick - Warwick Davis

Argus Filch - David Bradley

Neville Longbottom - Matthew Lewis

Nigel - William Melling

Romilda Vane - Anna Shaffer

Seamus Finnigan - Devon Murray

Katie Bell - Georgina Leonidas

Professor Minerva McGonagall - Maggie Smith

Leanne - Isabella Laughland

Padma Patil - Afshan Azad

Parvati Patil - Shefali Chowdhury

Mrs Cole - Amelda Brown

Tom Riddle (11 Years) - Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Skinny Kid - Jack Pryor

Waiter - Mark Lockyer

Eldred Worple - Paul Ritter

Remus Lupin - David Thewlis

Nymphadora Tonks - Natalia Tena

Arthur Weasley - Mark Williams

Tom Riddle (16 Years) - Frank Dillane

Madame Pomfrey - Gemma Jones

Male Inferi - Joerg Stadler

Female Inferi - Caroline Wilder

Amycus - Ralph Ineson

Alecto - Suzie Toase

Rowle - Rod Hunt

Cho Chang - Katie Leung



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Detailed Synopsis

Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore are standing in the Ministry directly after Dumbledore's battle with Voldemort. Back in London, a large storm brews. A group of Death Eaters attack targeted areas of Diagon Alley including Ollivander's shop where Fenrir Greyback drags out Mr Ollivander and takes him captive. The Death Eaters then attack parts of London and cause the collapse of the Millennium Bridge. Harry is reading the Daily Prophet when a Waitress walks up and sees the paper and asks him who Harry Potter is. Harry asks her if she would like to go out with him and she tells him what time her shift ends. He thinks he sees something and looks out the cafe window and Dumbledore appears outside across the subway tracks. Harry walks over to Dumbledore and sees one of Dumbledore's hands has started to turn black. Harry looks across and sees the Waitress leaving work and looking for him, but Dumbledore forces him to come with him. They Apparate to Budleigh Babberton and go inside a nearby house. They find the house in disarray and Professor Horace Slughorn disguised as an armchair. Dumbledore introduces Harry to Slughorn and Slughorn tells them that the Death Eaters have been trying to recruit him and so he has been constantly moving from home to home. Slughorn shows Harry a photo he has of his former students, including one with Lily Potter. Slughorn shows him the other photos of his collected star pupils. Slughorn then agrees to become a teacher at Hogwarts.

Dumbledore tells Harry that he won't be returning home and Dumbledore Apparates Harry to the Weasley home. Ginny Weasley sees Hedwig in the living room and asks Mrs Weasley when Harry arrived. Ron Weasley overhears them as does Hermione Granger and Harry walks through the front door. They all hug him and Ron and Hermione tell Harry that they didn't know if they were going back to Hogwarts due to how dangerous it has become. Bellatrix Lestrange, Narcissa Malfoy, Peter Pettigrew, and Professor Snape have a meeting and Snape offers to help Narcissa. Snape then creates an Unbreakable vow with Narcissa to help Draco Malfoy when he fulfills Voldemort's wishes. At George Weasley and Fred Weasley's magic novelty shop, Fred and George notice Hermione and Ginny looking at love potions. Hermione looks over and sees Cormac McLaggen smiling at her. Ron tries to get a discount and Fred and George increase the price. As Harry, Hermione and Ron are leaving the store, Lavender Brown says hello to Ron. They follow Draco and Narcissa as they are sneaking around Diagon Ally and go into Borgin and Burke. On the Hogwarts train, Ginny and Dean Thomas are talking when Luna Lovegood sees them and offers to sell them a copy of the Quibbler. As she passes Marcus Belby, he eats a Chocolate Frog. Harry tells Ron and Hermione that Draco must have been becoming a Death Eater when they saw him in Diagon Alley. He walks to the back of the train and passes Twin Girl 1 and Twin Girl 2. Harry drops some Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder causing the train to be filled with a short burst of black smog and Draco asks Blaise Zabini what happened and Pansy Parkinson tells him it is probably some first year student playing a prank. Crabbe and Goyle are sitting nearby as Draco is telling Blaise and Pansy that he doesn't expect to return to school next year. He notices a piece of luggage moving overhead and the train stops at the station and Hagrid greets the students as they get off the train. As Draco is leaving, he casts Petrificus Totalus towards where he saw the luggage move. He kicks Harry in the face and then gets off the train.

Luna finds Harry and reverses Draco's spell. They walk to the gates to Hogwarts and Professor Flitwick insists they tell him their names before entering. They see Mr Filch inspecting Draco's belongings before Snape intervenes. Harry and Luna walk into the banquet hall and Dumbledore introduces the students to Slughorn and tells the students that dark forces are trying to penetrate Hogwarts. Professor McGonagall sees Harry and Ron just hanging around and suggests to Harry and Ron that they take Slughorn's potions class. Lavender and Romilda Vane stare lovingly at Ron and Harry when they enter the classroom. Ron and Harry go to the cupboard with the textbooks and Harry is stuck with the old, haggard looking one. Slughorn shows them the love potion he made and then shows them a vial of Felix Felicis he has, or liquid luck. He then offers the vial of liquid luck to anyone who can brew a Draught of Living Death during that class day. Harry opens his book which is signed by the previous owner, the Half Blood Prince. Harry uses the handwritten notes in the book to successfully brew the potion and wins the vial of liquid luck. He goes to Dumbledore's office and Dumbledore shows him the memory of the first time Dumbledore met Voldemort. In the past, Dumbledore goes to Wool's Orphanage and is met by Mrs Cole who takes him to meet an 11 year old Tom Riddle. Dumbledore then invites Tom to come to Hogwarts. After the memory ends, Dumbledore tells Harry that Tom became close with Slughorn.

While wandering through the Room of Requirement, Draco finds the other of the pair of Vanishing Cabinets. During Quidditch tryouts, Ron and Cormac compete for the Keeper position. During the game, Hermione uses magic to cause Cormac to miss a save and Ron gets on the team. Later they follow Slughorn to the Three Broomsticks and Slughorn invites Harry and Hermione to join him for his dinner get together. Leanne and Katie Bell are walking back to Hogwarts when Harry, Ron and Hermione hear Leanne scream. Katie flies into the air and then falls back down. Hagrid tells the children to stay away from Katie and picks her up. Harry finds a necklace and brings it to McGonagall who questions Leanne about it and Leanne tells her that Katie told her she had to deliver it to Dumbledore. Harry accuses Draco of cursing Katie to McGonagall and Snape. At the dinner party, Slughorn asks Cormac and Marcus about their famous relatives. A Skinny Kid looks at Harry when Harry awkwardly stands up when Ginny enters the room. After the dinner, Harry asks Slughorn about Voldemort when he was at school. Before Ron's first game, Neville Longbottom wishes him good luck and Seamus Finnigan tells him that he is betting on their team to win, while Crabbe and Goyle laugh at him. Harry offers Ron a drink and Luna mentions how Harry put something in Ron's drink. Ron assumes Harry put the liquid luck in his drink and gains confidence and Gryffindor wins the game.

After the game, Harry reveals to Hermione that he didn't actually put liquid luck in Ron's drink. Hermione sees Ron kissing Lavender and leaves the room. Hermione tells Harry that Romilda likes him, but only because she thinks he is the chosen one and Harry decides to take Luna to Slughorn's Christmas dinner. Draco practices transporting items in the Vanishing Cabinet. At the party, Neville, Marcus and another Waiter serve drinks. The Waiter asks Hermione if she wants some Dragon Tartar and she takes the entire plate. Draco is caught near the party and brought before Slughorn who is with Eldred Worple and Snape drags him outside and Harry overhears Snape offering to help Draco complete Voldemort's task. During holiday break, Harry tells Professor Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks and Mr Weasley about what he overheard between Snape and Draco. Mr Weasley tells Harry that the members of the Order of the Phoenix have been under surveillance and tells him about the Vanishing Cabinet. The Weasley house is attacked by Death Eaters including Bellatrix and Fenrir. Harry watches another memory, this time of Voldemort at one of Slughorn's dinner parties. After the dinner party, Voldemort asks Slughorn about dark magic and Slughorn tells him he won't tell him about them. Dumbledore tells Harry that Slughorn tampered with the memory and asks Harry to find out what he changed.

Ron eats a box of chocolates that were meant for Harry and becomes infatuated with Romilda and Harry takes him to Slughorn for the cure. Afterwards, Slughorn pours a drink for Ron, Harry and himself and after Ron drinks it, he starts to convulse. Harry gives Ron a bezoar and at the hospital, Ron is taken care of by Madam Pomfrey. Slughorn tells Dumbledore that he initially intended on giving him the liquor as a gift. While in bed Ron calls for Hermione in his sleep in front of Lavender. Draco tries sending a bird through the Vanishing Cabinets, but it dies. Harry asks Katie if she knows who cursed her and notices her looking at Draco. Harry confronts Draco and they get into a fight and Harry casts a spell he learned from his potions book, almost killing Draco. Harry and Ginny go to the Room of Requirement to get rid of the book and find a living bird in the Vanishing Cabinet. Harry drinks the vial of liquid luck and finds Slughorn stealing Tentacula leaves from the greenhouse. They walk over to Hagrid's hut and find Hagrid mourning the death of Aragog. Hagrid, Harry and Slughorn go inside Hagrid's hut and sing songs and drink as Fang howls. Slughorn tells the story of his pet Francis who was given to him by Lily Potter.

Slughorn gives Harry his untampered memory and Harry brings it to Dumbledore. They watch the memory and see that Slughorn told Voldemort about Horcrux magic. Dumbledore pulls out a ring and Voldemort's diary, which he identifies as Horcrux which have been destroyed. They travel to a large cave and take a boat to the location of another Horcrux. Dumbledore starts drinking from a small pool of water that causes him pain. After he drinks all the water, Harry finds a locket in the bottom of the pool. As Harry is getting Dumbledore cave water, an Inferi grabs his arm and Harry and Dumbledore have to battle their way out of the cave crawling with Male Inferi and Female Inferi. Draco uses the Vanishing Cabinet to let Bellatrix, Fenrir and three other Death Eaters into Hogwarts. Harry and Dumbledore return to Hogwarts and Dumbledore tells Harry to get Snape. They hear a door open and Dumbledore tells Harry to hide. Draco walks up to Dumbledore and shows him his Death Eater tattoo and tells Dumbledore that he was chosen by Voldemort to kill him. Draco casts Expelliarmus on Dumbledore, disarming him. Bellatrix, Fenrir, Amycus, Alecto, and Rowle walk over to Draco and Snape sneaks up on Harry. Snape goes to where the others are and casts Avada Kedavra on Dumbledore, killing him. Snape leaves with the Death Eaters who, as they are leaving cause destruction within Hogwarts and burn down Hagrid's hut. Harry attacks Snape and Bellatrix stuns Harry with a spell. Snape reveals himself to be the Half-Blood Prince and walks away. The students and professors gather around the body of Dumbledore and Harry takes the locket they found in the cave. McGonagall tells Harry he can talk to her if he needs to and tells him that he meant a lot to Dumbledore. Harry shows Hermione the locket and tells her that it is fake and Hermione reads a note from R.A.B. found within the locket. Harry then tells Hermione that he isn't coming back to Hogwarts and she tells him that her and Ron will help him find the other horcrux.