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  Daniel Radcliffe: 'Surprised by fame'
Updated 31 October 2001, 18.37
Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter on the big screen, says nothing could prepare him for the press attention he's received as star of the film.

"I knew it was going to be big, but not that big," he told Newsround's Lizo Mzimba.

"Within 20 minutes of the announcement being made the press were outside my house."

'Just like our characters'

Despite the pressures of the press and the secret filming, Daniel says all three of the lead characters got on brilliantly:

Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint

"We all get along really well because we 're like our characters. Ron's very funny, Hermione is very intelligent and I'm in between.

"The characters are compatible and we are too."

Quidditch fan

And like many fans of JK Rowling's wizarding books, Daniel loved the Quidditch scene:

"The Quidditch match is cool. Everyone whizzing around and everyone cheering in the stands. It was really fun."

Second film

Potter fans may all be eagerly awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but Daniel's already looking forward to filming the sequel.

Harry prepares for a Quidditch game

"The second book is my favourite. I love the dark storylines of the Basilisk - that I'm really looking forward to killing!

"But there's also the lighter storylines of Colin Creevey, Dobby, Ginny Weasley."

The movie has its world premiere on Sunday and opens across the UK on 16 November.

Don't forget you can listen to all the interviews with the Harry Potter stars by going to the links above on the right.

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