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Magical night for Harry Potter stars

The latest Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won three prizes including the best male actor at the first-ever National Movie Awards in London.

world Updated: Sep 29, 2007 17:38 IST

The latest Harry Potter film

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

has won three prizes including the best male actor at the first-ever National Movie Awards.



Daniel Radcliffe, 18, won the award for best male performance for his role in the film beating James Bond star Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp and co-star Rupert Grint.



The award function was held in London on Friday night.



17-year-old Emma Watson received the best female award for her portrayal of Herodone Granger in the film beating Dame Judi Dench, Eva Green, Kirsten Dunst and Keira Knightley.



Receiving the award from Dame Helen Mirren, Radcliffe said it was "amazing to have beaten James Bond."



"Daniel Craig is someone I look up to as an actor not just as James Bond," he said.



The fifth film in the Potter series also took the best family film title at the ceremony.



Organisers hope the awards, voted for by the public will one day rival the BAFTA awards.