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Harry Potter casts a spell on London

May 30, 2004
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The stars of the latest Harry Potter film received a magical reception when they arrived in London's West End for the premiere of their new flick. Over 5,000 screaming fans packed into Leicester Square to show their adoration for the movie's young heroes.

"It's great, it's amazing that so many people have turned up for the film," said Daniel Radcliffe, the teenage actor behind the world's most famous trainee wizard. "There are some really pretty girls here today."

Fourteen-year-old Emma Watson, who plays Harry's sidekick Hermione, meanwhile turned on the style in an elegant floor-length gown with a cream corsage. "It's all completely surreal," she said. "It's just completely amazing. I can't believe it."

And director Alfonso Cuaron predicted the youngsters' success will continue for many years to come. "Emma Watson will be one of the biggest stars of the future," he affirmed.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban sees Harry, Hermione and Ron doing battle with the evil wizard Sirius Black, who is played by renowned British character actor Gary Oldman. Among the celebs attending the screening were former supermodel Claudia Schiffer, songstress Natalie Imbruglia and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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Emma, JK, Rupert and Danielle arrive for the glitzy West End screening. "It's great that so many people have turned up," said DanielPhoto: © AFPy
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Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia was also on hand to see the young wizards do battle with the evil Sirius BlackPhoto: © PA

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