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Last Updated: Sunday November 06 2005 23:38 GMT

Fans brave rain for GOF premiere

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter fans stood for hours in the driving rain on Sunday to catch a glimpse of the stars at the Goblet of Fire world premiere in London.

The stars, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, spent ages meeting fans and signing autographs.

Harry actor Daniel said: "It doesn't get any less bizarre. I seem to be coping ever so slightly better this year but it's marginal."

Sadly JK Rowling couldn't make the premiere as her husband is ill.

Daniel Radcliffe also told CBBC Newsround that he was starting work on a new film project in December - a movie called December Boys, which he said he was "incredibly excited" about.

Rupert Grint told us what he thought of the crazy premiere: "It's quite hard to get used to they are quite strange but they're fun as well," he said. "In a weird way it is quite strange, even getting recognised is quite weird, but everyone's always really nice."

And Emma Watson added: "I think there's a huge number of people here which is amazing. They just get bigger and bigger every year.

"This is the world premiere and it's big and brilliant and fantastic."


Daniel Radclife with co-star Cho Chang
Most of the new cast members were there too, including Katie Leung, who plays Harry's love interest Cho Chang in this movie. She was joined by Clemence Poesy, who plays Fleur Delacour, Stanislav Ianevski, who plays Viktor Krum, and Robert Pattinson, who is Cedric Diggory.

The adult stars were out in force too, such as Dame Maggie Smith, who plays Professor McGonagall, Robbie Coltrane who's Hagrid, Timothy Spall, who is the evil Peter Pettigrew, and new Doctor Who actor David Tennant, who portrays Barty Crouch Junior in Goblet.

And the crowd went wild when the surprise guest star of the night turned up - Madonna with her daughter Lourdes, who's a big Harry Potter fan.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is released in the UK on 18 November and has been given a 12A rating.

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