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|Bad Fairy Fails to Spoil Wizard's Party
- Harris moans at premiere but Harry Potter author says film is magic
LIKE ANY good folk tale, there had to be a bad fairy to spoil the party and at last night's Harry Potter world premiere, that was Richard Harris, the veteran actor who plays wizard headteacher Professor Dumbledore.
"I just got the script for the next film and there's an awful lot of Dumbledore," Harris said at the glittering event held at Leicester Square. "I don't like it very much."
Despite his moans, Harris posts a juicy ham of a performance as the head of Hogwarts school, just one of several great performances that help make Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone such an entertaining movie.
Unusually for a film treatment of a popular book, the author is happy with the result. "Things looked as I'd imagined them inside my head," JK Rowling said. "The crux for me was that Warner Bros. didn't take my characters and take them off to do something I didn't want. I am very pleased."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is released on November 16.