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  Potter star 'unimpressed' by JK's books
Updated 29 October 2001, 12.06
Daniel Radcliffe star of the Harry Potter film
Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the Harry Potter film, has said he wasn't that impressed with J.K Rowling's books when he first read them.

Speaking to the BBC Radio Times magazine the 12 year old said: "I read the first two when I was eight or nine but I found it really hard to get into them - I couldn't get into any books when I was that age."

'Looking forward to fame'

The Potter star also said he was also looking forward to fame: "I have thought a lot about being recognised and I think it will be quite cool."

JK Rowling on the Hogwarts Express
But despite expectations of the film being the blockbuster this Christmas, Daniel says he has a normal lifestyle:

"I go home every day when I'm filming. So I don't miss anything about the outside world, apart from my friends."

Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone will be released on 16 November.

Don't miss Newsround on BBC One tonight at 5.25 for the first ever TV interview with Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley.

And don't forget, if you miss it, click on CBBC Newsround Online and watch it here.

Then on Tuesday it's Emma Watson who plays Hermione, followed by Daniel Radcliffe on Wednesday!



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