Date: 8th July 2009

Potter stars drenched at premiere

Thousands of fans braved heavy rain as as they tried to catch a glimpse of the stars of the new Harry Potter film at its world premiere in Leicester Square.

Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint got soaked at the London launch of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) - the franchise's sixth instalment.

Potter author J.K Rowling signed autographs for fans, some of whom had camped overnight to get a good spot.

The film, which is released on 15 July, will be followed by two more.

The final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has been split into two parts for the cinema.

Radcliffe, 19, said he would miss playing Potter.

"It's going to be very, very sad to finish these movies but, at the same time, it will be exciting."

"There's more stuff to move on to so I'm not purely depressed about finishing them."

Source: Press Release