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Potter stars pay tribute to actor

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)

The cast of the new Harry Potter film, including Emma Watson, will wear white ribbons on their wrists at the film's premiere in London on Tuesday evening as a mark of respect for murdered actor Rob Knox.

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

Rob Knox, 18, plays Marcus Belby in the new film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He was stabbed five times outside a bar in Sidcup, Kent, last May days after finishing the movie.

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

Daniel Radcliffe (centre) said Rob Knox's death had hit the whole cast. He said: "I won't pretend I knew him incredibly well, or was his best friend on set, but I knew him and liked him."

Cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rupert Grint (third left) played down getting swine flu. He said: "It was just like any other flu I've had before. It was just a sore throat and I was in bed for a while." The new film's released on 15 July.



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