Date: 24th August 2000
The young star who's landed the role of HARRY POTTER in the forthcoming film has confessed to not reading all the books.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE, 11, of Fulham, London feels a bit embarrassed about landing the part, as his school pals know the character better than him.
Timid Daniel, speaking to over 100 reporters and 60 TV cameras at a packed press conference in London yesterday (23AUG00), begins filming the $127 million (£85 million) movie in the autumn.
He said, "It's very strange because a lot of the other boys in my class know that I've only read the one or two books - but these boys are total fanatics, they've read all four and stuff.
"I think they're a bit angry, because I've read the least Harry Potter in my class."
Daniel, who will star opposite DAME MAGGIE SMITH in the film, also likened himself a little to fictitious Harry.
He added, "I'm a tiny, tiny bit like Harry because I'd like to have an owl!"