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Harry Potter star Tom Felton jokingly takes credit for two major errors in Return to Hogwarts special


Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca LewisReporterLos Angeles
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Harry Potter star Tom Felton has jokingly taken credit for two major errors that occurred in the HBO special Return to Hogwarts. The episode mistakenly swapped the names of Oliver Phelps and his twin brother, James, who together played identical Weasley pranksters George and Fred, and Tom took to social media to claim it was all his "doing".

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"I guess after all those pranks over the years somebody decided to get their revenge," Oliver captioned a screengrab of the error, adding: "It was fantastic to be part of the HP reunion."

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Tom then replied: "It was my doing :) #weaslebee #returntohogwarts."

The special also confused fans when it used a childhood picture of Emma Roberts instead of Hermoine Granger star Emma Watson.

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"Well spotted Harry Potter fans! You brought an editing mistake of a mislabeled photograph to our attention," producers for the special said in a statement.

"New version is up now."

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Oliver shared the post to which Tom commented

The one-off anniversary episode saw the cast revisit some of the most iconic locations in the film series, including Diagon Alley and the famous platform 9 and three quarters, as well as sharing fond memories from the films.

The programme reunited the iconic trio Emma, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who were 11, ten, and 12 respectively when cast in 2000, as well as welcoming other famous names who starred in the movies including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch.

The author of the book series, JK Rowling, who has come under fire in recent times for her comments about transgender issues, was not in attendance but did appear in archival footage.

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The stars of the movies reunited for a special episode

In the special, Helena - who played the wicked Bellatrix Lestrange in the films - revealed that one of her best highlights from the series was when she "had to pretend to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix'' and Ralph opened up about being offered the role of Voldemort, sharing that his sister's children encouraged him to take the part.

Emma also admitted that by the time the fifth film Order of the Phoenix began to ramp up production in nearly 2005 "the fame thing had finally hit home in a big way" for her.

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Emma was ten when she was cast as Hermoine

Director David Yates shared that the British actress had contemplated exiting the franchise around the same time that he signed on to direct the film.

"When I started, one thing that [producer] David [Heyman] and the studio spoke to me about was Emma is not sure she wants to come back to do another Potter," he shared.

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