A bunch of new character posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been released and we selected some of the best ones for you to check out.

Remembering when the first Harry Potter movie came out, nearly eight (8!) years ago, and looking at these posters now really gives some perspective on how much the actors (and characters) have aged through their years in life and in the school of Hogwarts.

Among some of the new posters we have Draco Malfoy, the younger teenage Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort and Ginny Weasley as well as main characters Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

Take a look and see what you think:


Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy


Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley


Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter


Emma Watson as Hermione Granger


Frank Dillane as teenage Tom Riddle/Lord Voldemort

What do you think of these pics? Are you excited that the movie will finally be out in just a few months?!

Head over to Oclumencia (hat tip: IESB) for high-res versions of these images as well as more Harry Potter 6 posters – Be warned, the amount of make-up caked on the actors’ faces may shock you.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince finally opens in theaters July 17, 2009.