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  Second Potter movie actors confirmed
Updated 19 December 2001, 14.52
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Filming for the second Harry Potter movie is now well underway - and, of course, that means new characters and new cast members.

And our potty Potter expert Lizo Mzimba has been digging around to get the freshest information about who's playing who.

We can now reveal that Colin Creevey, Harry's number one fan, will be played by 12-year-old Hugh Mitchell.

And Ginny will be played by Bonnie Wright - who appear briefly in the first movie.

A mysterious Myrtle

There's a interesting piece of casting for Moaning Myrtle, the ghost who haunts the girls' toilets.

Shirley Henderson who'll play Moaning Myrtle
Shirley Henderson who'll play Moaning Myrtle

She'll be played by Shirley Henderson who's 35 years old (yes 35!!!). She was last seen in Bridget Jones's Diary as Bridget's best mate Jude.

In the books, Myrtle is a miserable teenager. It'll be fascinating to see how she manages to play such a character.

Aragog uncovered

One time Hogwarts Headmaster Armando Dippet will be played by Alfred Burke.

The stars of the first Harry Potter film
The stars of the first Harry Potter film

And veteran actor Julian Glover will provide the voice of Aragog the giant spider.

He's best known for a small part as a villain in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - and was pretty scary in that too!!!

And despite the rumours flying around, Tom Riddle hasn't been cast yet.

Draco's dad unknown

Richard E Grant

As for whose playing Draco Malfoy's father, Lucius Malfoy, the internet's been awash with rumours that Richard E. Grant was going to take the role.

But when Lizo caught up with him a few weeks ago and asked him if he was set to play the part, Grant replied "Not that I've heard."

So, that'd be a 'no' then.

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