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Last Updated: Tuesday July 03 2007 17:51 GMT

Rain doesn't put off Potter fans

Potter fans in London

Harry Potter fans braved the rain in London, hoping to spot a star at the European premiere of the latest film.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were among those to arrive in Leicester Square to meet some slightly damp but very excited fans.

JK Rowling was also there, and talked about the final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

"Finishing it was very, very emotional. It was a combination of relief and sadness really," she said.

Emma said: "Every time I come to a premiere I see more and more fans. It gets bigger and bigger," while Daniel said this film is the one he is most "proud" of.


Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Daniel Radcliffe was chosen to play Harry Potter in The Philosopher’s Stone when he was just 10 years old.

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By the time the Chamber of Secrets was released, Radcliffe, 13, had grown used to the limelight.

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Radcliffe was 15 when The Prisoner of Azkaban came out. Questions were asked about whether he was too old.

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Following the Goblet of Fire, Radcliffe, then 16, signed up to play Potter in the remaining three films.

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Radcliffe, who next appears in The Order of the Phoenix, is now 17 and has branched out into theatre.

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The Order of the Phoenix is the fifth in the series of Harry Potter films, and hits cinemas in the UK on 11 July, 10 days before the final Potter book.

The Order of the Phoenix has already had its world premiere, in Tokyo, Japan, on 28 June.

It's a big month for Potter fans, with the film, final book and the 10th anniversary of the first book being published all taking place.

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