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  'Scots girl to play Potter's Cho'
Updated 09 May 2004, 12.30
Harry and Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban
The girl who Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe will eventually get to kiss has been revealed by a newspaper to be a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Glasgow.

Katie Leung beat more than 4,000 hopeful girls who queued for hours at open auditions in February.

The Mirror newspaper said a Potter film insider told them she is "absolutely perfect" to play Harry's girl.

Filming on Potter 4, The Goblet of Fire, was due to start last week at Leavesden Studios.

Warner Bros had not officially revealed who would be playing Cho yet.

Rumours about the Ravenclaw seeker, who Harry fancies in Prisoner of Azkaban, had been flying around the internet for a long time though.

Cho Chang audition queues
Thousands queued for the chance to be Cho
Also thought to have been in running for the sought-after role was Neighbours actress Michelle Ang.

The Potter insider who spoke to The Mirror said Katie was "pretty and bright" and that she had a "glittering career ahead of her".

Although she appears in book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban, it was decided Cho would not actually be in the films until GoF.

Harry finally plucks up the courage to ask Cho to the Yule Ball in GoF. She turns him down because she's seeing Cedric Diggory.

Scottish family

Daniel Radcliffe said way back in 2002 that he was excited about seeing who would be playing his Cho, but said he would not get to help decide who played her.

Katie goes to a private college in Scotland and lives with her dad, two brothers and a younger sister, reports the Mirror.

Her dad was born in Hong Kong, but moved to Edinburgh, where JK lives, years ago.

The family now live in Motherwell, near Glasgow.

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