Date: 5th March 2007

Daniel Radcliffe signs for final films

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has signed up to play the boy wizard in the final two films in the hit series.

Producers Warner Bros told the BBC's Newsround the actor was "very much looking forward to starting filming" the sixth film in September.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due out next year, with the seventh and final movie following that.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film to be based on JK Rowling's books, is out in July.

Radcliffe won the part in 2000, aged 11, and the first film - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - arrived in cinemas the following year.

Source: Press Release