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  Azkaban Exclusives: Seamus Finnegan
Updated 24 May 2004, 10.23
Devon Murray plays Seamus Finnegan
Devon Murray plays Seamus Finnegan in the Harry Potter films.

Newsround Online had a chat with him to get the lowdown on Azkaban.


How do you feel about the Prisoner of Azkaban film coming out?
I can't wait. I'm leaving on Friday for the premiere in New York. I've never been there before, although Dan, Rupert and Emma got to go to the premiere of the second film there.

Are you going to the UK premiere?
I'm definitely going to the UK premiere in Leicester Square. It's amazing there. You get out of the car and thousands of people are there, screaming out lots of names. I get to wander about and sign autographs and chat to fans. And go on the red carpet for the photographers, which is the best.

What's your fave part of the film you're in?
We're all in the boys' dorm room at the beginning of the film. It's the first night at Hogwarts and you get to see Harry Potter having some fun. We're all throwing sweets around and every time we eat one we turn into different animals.

The uniforms are a bit cooler this time
The uniforms are a bit cooler this time
And your fave scene in the film?
I haven't seen it yet. All the cast and crew will get to see it for the first time in New York which should be cool.

How is this film different from the others?
It seemed quite a lot darker when we were filming it. It's kind of laid back too. We also get to wear different clothes, branded stuff and even jewellery too. We had some say in what we wore in the film, but not loads.

What do you think public reaction will be to it?
I reckon the public will love it. When we did pickups (If the microphones don't pick up what the actors were saying, they go to a studio and watch scenes on a big monitor and re-record their lines) we got to see the scenes we were in. They looked great.

What did you think of the new actors - Gary Oldman etc?
It was pretty sweet hanging around with David Thewlis and Gary Oldman. I didn't have any scenes with them, but I talked to them lots when I got the chance at times like breakfast and lunch.

How is director Alfonso Cuaron different to Chris Columbus?
He's a really good guy. Mad, but really cool. He's got his own ideas about how the film should look. For a while we thought people would either love it or hate it because he'd changed stuff, but now I've seen some of it I know everyone is going to love it.

How have you all changed while making the films?
We've all grown into a really big family. We speak to each other all the time when we're not filming and try to make sure we meet up too.

Have you started on Goblet of Fire yet?
We started pre-shoots a couple of weeks ago and we got to meet a few of the new characters.

Are you looking forward to it?
Yeah. It's another new director which is pretty sweet. He's another really good guy.

Which of your scenes are you looking forward to most?
The dance (The Yule Ball) at Hogwarts will be this one, which will be good. I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful girls. I get to dance with Lavender Brown, but I don't know who will be playing her yet. It'll be fun finding out though.



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