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Harry Potter Stars May Outgrow Roles

Written by Hugh Davies


The hunt will begin for a new Harry Potter, if, as expected, Warner Brothers decides the stars who have appeared in the first two films will outgrow their parts.

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Actors who play the main characters in the films are already contracted for a third movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban.

But director Christopher Columbus, who made both The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets which has its UK premiere in London on Nov 3, predicts a change in the cast will be necessary.

He feels that all the young stars will probably leave the cast after The Prisoner of Azkaban. Filming is due to start at Leavesden studios, Hertfordshire, next March, under director Alfonso Cuaron, whose films have varied from A Little Princess to the Mexican erotic hit Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Columbus said: “If I were a betting man I’d say they’ll probably stop after three. If they ask my opinion, my advice would be to go back to being kids.”

The current young wizard is Daniel Radcliffe who is now 13. His co-stars are Emma Watson, 12, cast as Hermoine Granger, and Rupert Grint, 14, who plays Ron Weasley.

Asked about his plans, Radcliffe said:”We’re all definitely doing the third film. After that, who knows?”


Original article found here: The Telegraph | October 23rd, 2002

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