Date: 29th August 2000

Harris Said To Be Holding Out For Piece Of Potter Pie

Irish newspapers are reporting that veteran actor Richard Harris, who is currently filming a new version of The Count of Monte Cristo in Dublin, is unhappy with the terms of his contract for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Harris, 70, who has been cast in the role of Dumbledore in the movie, reportedly is holding out for an arrangement similar to Alec Guinness's in Star Wars: a two percent stake in the profits from sales of merchandise connected with the film instead of a flat fee.

Source: Studio Briefing