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Last Updated: Tuesday April 04 2006 17:31 GMT

In Pictures: Lyra auditions

The queues snaked through the streets of Cambridge. Lots of young hopefuls were auditioning for the role of Lyra in The Golden Compass

The queues snaked through the streets of Cambridge. Lots of young hopefuls were auditioning for the role of Lyra in The Golden Compass

A big white sign marked the front of the queue, telling parents and their kids what to expect from the audition

A big white sign marked the front of the queue, telling parents and their kids what to expect from the audition

Newsround's Lizo interviews one of the hopefuls

Newsround's Lizo interviews one of the hopefuls

The queues weren't getting any shorter. Thousands of kids auditioned for the part

The queues weren't getting any shorter. Thousands of kids auditioned for the part

Some of the crowd spot Newsround's Lizo - and get very excited!

Some of the crowd spot Newsround's Lizo - and get very excited!

One hopeful asks Lizo for an autograph

One hopeful asks Lizo for an autograph

Finally these girls reach the front the queue

Finally these girls reach the front the queue

If any young actresses stand out from the crowd, they might get a recall. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the experience

If any young actresses stand out from the crowd, they might get a recall. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the experience



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