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Daniel Radcliffe's Casting a Spell

The actor will play Harry Potter in Chris Columbus’s 2001 film ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’

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The Floo powder has settled and director Chris Columbus has his Harry Potter for the 2001 film. The magical scamp in question? Daniel Radcliffe. The book on this budding wizard:

AGE 11
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN England
EXPERIENCE
The 1999 BBC movie David Copperfield, in which he played literature’s other renowned British orphan; the yet-to-be-released spy film The Tailor of Panama with Jamie Lee Curtis
MANDATORY VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
”The first time I laid eyes on this kid, I said, ‘He’s Harry Potter. He should be Harry Potter.’ He’s the perfect choice,” says Curtis, who plays his mom in Panama.
PROOF HE HAS THE MAGIC
Fooled Internet movie maven Harry Knowles of aint-it-cool-news.com, who caused a tizzy by writing that 13-year-old Gabriel Thomson would be cast. Plus, Radcliffe looks great in round glasses.