The photos below were released on the now defunct www.theroadtohogwarts.com website.

It seems likely that these were taken at much the same time as the principal filming for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince with the topmost being a slightly enlarged (and static) version the one that Slughorn shows Harry at the start of HBP when talking about Lily Potter. Another image has a student that is clearly intended to be a younger Lucius Malfoy, with his trademark long white hair and Slytherin robes.

Can we positively identify who any of the other students seen below are supposed to be?

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    The only thing that jumps out at me is the long-haired man in Lily's picture might be a young Sirius Black. But I don't there's enough evidence to positively identify anyone but Lucius and Lily. – TenthJustice Nov 3 '17 at 15:29
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    @TenthJustice - The woman rightmost in the fifth picture looks a lot like Delores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) – Valorum Nov 3 '17 at 15:33
  • There are some lists of member names throughout the book if I remember correctly. One could guess based on that. – Fabian Röling Nov 3 '17 at 15:49
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    Unnamed extras? – The Dark Lord Nov 3 '17 at 16:58
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    @CBredlow - Check out that 'fro. Magnificent. – Valorum Nov 3 '17 at 17:38

We don't know...

The assumed past members of the Slug Club are;

  • Lily Evans
  • Dirk Cresswell (now Head of the Goblin Liaison Office)
  • Barnabas Cuffe (now editor of the Daily Prophet) (HBP4)
  • Ambrosius Flume (now owner of Honeydukes) (HBP4)
  • Ciceron Harkiss (HBP4)
  • Gwenog Jones (now Captain of the Holyhead Harpies) (HBP4)
  • Marcus Belby's Uncle Damocles (inventor of the Wolfsbane potion) (HBP7)
  • Cormac McLaggen's Uncle Tiberius (HBP7)
  • Lucius Malfoy (HBP7)
  • Theodore Nott's father (HBP7)
  • Eldred Worple (author of Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires) (HBP15)
  • Tom Riddle

Only a list of 12, and there are 38 students shown in the photos. We could assume that each of those members are represented in the photos but we do not really know their age nor their physical attributes beyond a select few (i.e. Lily, Lucius, and Tom). Couple this with only being able to guess what decade the photos were taken in based on Slughorn's age (kinda hard to tell) and the clothing styles if we don't have a known member again (Lily and Lucius; Tom doesn't seem to be in a picture).

Even the HP Wikia (which has been known to the members of this community to be unreliable) does not even take a guess at who is in the photos. Captions are just generic descriptions like

"Slughorn and a band of former club-members, inlcuding Lily Evans."

"Slughorn with four girls and three boys, likely between 1930 and 1950."

So without a direct identification from cast or crew of the films I don't think we have enough information to go on.

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