Daniel Radcliffe landed lead role in ‘Harry Potter’ because of JK Rowling

Washington: Daniel Radcliffe owes his stardom to Harry Potter creator JK Rowling, since she was the sole one responsible for handing the then child star the lead role in the movie franchise, despite arguments between studio executives over whether he was the right choice.

‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone’ director Chris Columbus revealed that Radcliffe was not a favourite for all the film bosses planning the adaptations of Rowling’s books.

"There were certain people who didn’t think Dan was perfect for the part,” Conatctmusic quoted Columbus as telling Entertainment Weekly magazine.

"We had committees - a total of 30 people, between us and the studio - who were looking at these screen tests.

"When Jo (Rowling) saw Dan, she said, ``That’s how I always imagined Harry would look like!``,” he added.


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