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Last Updated: Friday March 02 2007 14:39 GMT

Dan to stay for last two Potters

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe has officially signed up to play Harry Potter in the sixth and seventh films.

It means that Dan will have played the famous boy wizard in all the movies made from JK Rowling's bestsellers.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros., who make the movies, told CBBC Newsround: "Dan is very much looking forward to starting filming in September."

That's when work will start on the sixth film - The Half-Blood Prince - which will be released late in 2008.

The seventh film will follow after that.

Daniel Radcliffe as he looked in the first Harry Potter film
Dan won the part of Harry back in 2000 when he was only 11. By the time he finishes, he'll have been playing the role for around 10 years.


There's no news yet on Emma Watson and Rupert Grint who play Hermione and Ron. But it's thought that both are likely to do both the last two films alongside Dan.

The three have already finished work on the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which will be in cinemas on 13 July this year.

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