Date: 23rd August 2001
JOHN HURT has grave concerns about the young star of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - because he has no idea of how big a star he's about to become. Young DANIEL RADCLIFFE will become a massive overnight star when he stars as child wizard Potter in the Christmas (01) film but actor Hurt worries how that will turn his little friend's life upside down.
Hurt, who plays wand shop owner MR OLLIVANDRA, says, "Boys of that age can't see the seriousness of it and can't possibly understand the enormity of what is waiting for them. I have to confess I wouldn't put my son through that. It's terribly dangerous. " (KL&RXM/WN/RP