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  Potter stars mobbed at premiere
Updated 24 May 2004, 07.30
Rupert, Emma and Dan at the world premiere
The stars of Harry Potter were mobbed by screaming fans at the world premiere of the Prisoner of Azkaban on Sunday.

Thousands of people turned up to the premiere in New York to see the young actors who star in the third movie.

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry, said: "It's astonishing. It's really, really, really scary but it's brilliant," he raved.

Other celebs there were Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman.

'Great film'

"We have worked on the film for 11 months and it's really gratifying that everyone came out to support it. It's amazing," Dan continued.

Tom Felton on the red carpet
"And they should support it because it's a really great film."

Dan, 14, said the characters had really grown up in the third film.

"You have to change the character. If you give the same performance in each film it's going to get old very fast. So I think it is very important to change the character," he said.

"I'm the same age as Harry Potter so we kind of grow up together."

A few lucky fans got to see the movie itself after the stars had walked the red carpet.

Al, 11, said: "It might be scary for some little kids, but I thought it was very good. I think the adventures are more interesting."

And 10-year-old Juliet added: "I thought it was really good, way better than the other ones. It seemed more realistic than the others."

The UK premiere of the Prisoner of Azkaban is on Sunday 30 May. It's officially released on 4 June.

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