Girls flock to Potter film audition
Thousands of hopeful teenage girls queued in the cold London air for hours only for a chance to star in the next Harry Potter movie.india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 10:52 IST
Thousands of hopeful teenage girls queued in the cold London air for hours at the weekend, some overnight, for a chance to star in the next Harry Potter movie.
The excited teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, stood patiently, some with their parents, outside Westminster Central Hall in London on Saturday in a queue stretching over several streets.
They were responding to a young actress to play the role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the massively popular series by author JK Rowling that is due to start filming next month.
“I check the Harry Potter website every day and saw the auditions advertised on there,” said Kim Allen, who was first in the queue after arriving late Friday and sleeping outside.
Another hopeful, 14-year-old Sarah Terris, travelled with her father from Hertfordshire. “I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get in there,” said Terris. Harry Potter Productions, which organised the casting, asked girls for details of their hair colour, size and nationality in their applications.