News from the wire has it that the stars were impressed at the fans for sticking out the premiere through the rain. The Press Association had this to say concerning today’s London premiere of the Half-Blood Prince.
Thousands of Harry Potter fans braved rain and hail to cheer the cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at its London premiere.
Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and other cast members, along with the boy wizard’s creator, JK Rowling, walked up a soggy red carpet before the screening in Leicester Square.
Half-Blood Prince, the sixth Potter film, sees Harry and his friends at Hogwarts school battling evil Lord Voldemort – and their raging teenage hormones.
Fans cheered the film’s stars despite the weather, some holding placards reading “Harry, I’ll be Your Chosen One” and “Britain Loves JK Rowling.”
“I can’t believe the dedication of the fans,” said Tom Felton, who play’s Harry’s rival, Draco Malfoy, in the film.
Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, attended after recovering from a mild bout of swine flu. He said the illness was not severe and “just like any other flu I’ve had before.”
The cast members wore white ribbons in memory of Rob Knox, the young actor on the film who was stabbed to death in London last year.
“He would have loved to be here,” said Jessie Cave, who plays Ron’s sometime love interest, Lavender Brown.
The movie opens around the world on July 15.
Two more films are in the works covering Rowling’s final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.