Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is once again directed by David Yates and reunites the existing cast with the welcome addition of British actor Jim Broadbent who plays the avuncular Horace Slughorn.
Retired teacher Slughorn had previously taught a young Tom Riddle (Voldemort) and thus Dumbledore persuades him to return to teach again at Hogwarts in the hope that he will reveal the secrets he may have inadvertently imparted.
Love is also very much in the air as teenage hormones abound. Ron finds himself a girlfriend in the form of the giggly Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave) and Harry and Ginny become increasingly drawn to each other. Meanwhile, Hermione incensed with jealousy at Ron’s betrayal, encourages the affections of Cormac McLaggen (Freddie Stroma) and Ron finally begins to realise that she is his true love.
“This was such a fun film to make. Everyone is aware that Ron and Hermione have feelings for each other, but that they won’t admit it and we really played on this. Hermione is heart broken when Ron starts to date Lavender and it was great to be able to finally reveal Hermione’s more sensitive and vulnerable side” Emma explains.