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Shakespeare was a spitting image of Potter in his youth!

A UK police artist's portrait of William Shakespeare's younger avtaar shows that he was the spitting image of Harry Potter.

books Updated: Sep 22, 2007 12:14 IST

Ever wonder what a young William Shakespeare would have looked like? Well, according to a police artist, he was a dead ringer for boy wizard Harry Potter.

Metropolitan police artist Cathy Charley used the process of “age procession” to create an image of a young Shakespeare.

With the help of portraits of the playwright, Charley used her knowledge of how faces change over time to create a picture of the Bard while young by going back in time, reports The Sun.

And, when the picture was completed, it turned out that the Bard could have given Daniel Radcliffe a run for his money for the role of J K Rowling’s literary character Harry Potter.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London has now decided to use the picture to promote its winter events.

First Published: Sep 21, 2007 19:23 IST