Skip Nav
Game of Thrones
55 Reactions We Had to Watching This Week's Absolutely Absurd Episode of Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Hold the Door — These 21 Game of Thrones Gifts Are So Cool, We Want Them For Ourselves
Entertainment News
TV Scorecard: Which Shows Have Been Renewed or Canceled in 2017?

Jim Broadbent to Play Slughorn in Harry Potter 6

Meet Slughorn!
Jim Broadbent (who I know mostly from Moulin Rouge, though he's been in plenty of other films) recently stated in an interview that he's going to play Horace Slughorn in the sixth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

What did he say exactly?
Over on DarkHorizons, Broadbent stated:

He's called Horace Slughorn. He's a retired teacher of magic who's drawn back out of retirement because he's got some secrets they need in the battle against the Deatheaters and he's quite star struck as a teacher and he's drawn back into the fold because he likes to notch up celebrity students, and he's drawn back by Harry.

He will be wearing tweed.
Broadbent also mentioned that Slughorn is a "quite a comic character," and that he's already had some costume fittings, mostly for "tweedy sort of things with a bit of padding."

If you already have a 2008 calendar...
...mark November 21, 2008 — that's when Half-Blood Prince will hit theaters!


Join The Conversation
nhancieh522 nhancieh522 9 years
im soooooooooooo excited for the 6th movie!
buffyrulez buffyrulez 9 years
he's made for this role! great idea!
piraterie piraterie 9 years
Perfect! Can't wait to see him in this - he's always so great in everything.
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
yay! i love jim broadbent!! he'll be a great slughorn. :)
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Ha ha, CaterpillarGirl, he makes an allusion to "padding" in his costume, so I think they will make him fatter! :)
slumberlite slumberlite 9 years
I love Jim Broadbent. He is such a treasure.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
He was great in the Bridget Jones movies, BUT is he fat enough to play slughorn? will they put him in a fatsuit? i hope so!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
he's so great! i loved him as Bridget Jones' father, most!
fadedblue fadedblue 9 years
He's really great -- such a versatile actor.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
YAY NOVEMBER 2008 !!!!! =)
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Oh yes, PERFECT casting! I was actually wondering if he'd ever make an appearance in HP: it seems like all the top British actors have to show up somewhere or another in them!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
SWEET! Can't wait for November 28th!!!
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I think he is going to be great at this part
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Hot Fuzz, that's where I recognize him from. Thanks Linda McP. :woohoo:
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Yay! :)
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
Love this news! He is such a phenominal actor and I can totally see him in this role.
kstraw23 kstraw23 9 years
oooh he'll be great!
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I just marked and re-marked 11/21/08 in my calendar!! Yay!! :WOOHOO:
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
Woo hoo! I'd be in Jim Broadbent's Slug Club any day! It's great to hear Half-Blood news- I can't wait until next November!
splayer splayer 9 years
Oooo! I think he could work out very well. So exciting!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Jim Broadbent is one of my favorites. Loved him in Hot Fuzz and every other movie he's been in. He'll be great as Slughorn.
t-and-co t-and-co 9 years
Not exactly who I was picturing as Slughorn, but I love him an actor, and it's exciting nonetheless! :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Yay! Love Jim Broadbent, I think he'll be great for Slughorn.
alillee alillee 9 years
yay! so exciting!
Primark Harry Potter Holiday Decorations
TonyMoly Inked Cushion Gel Liner
Why Is Harry Potter's Hogwarts Class So Small?
Malfoy and Hermione GIFs
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds