The actor that was nearly Harry Potter

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Now you think of Harry Potter and you automatically think of Daniel Radcliffe who played his part in all the movies. 

But Radcliffe wasn’t the first choice and not even the second. The part was first given to Liam Aiken, an actor who has played in a few movies since and was born in New York City in 1990, therefore slightly younger than Radcliffe. 

The problem was that J.K.Rowling who wrote the books and had obviously had a big saying in the matter did not want an American kid playing her Harry Potter in the movies. Ok, Aiken’s mother was born in Ireland but that would sound almost British only to an American. To a British person Aiken wasn’t British at all. 

Radcliffe has since become very very famous while Aiken played in a few movies but has not reached the level of fame he would have achieved as Harry Potter. 

Bestseller No. 1
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson (Actors)
  • Chris Columbus (Director) - Steve Kloves (Writer) - David Heyman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
Bestseller No. 2
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson (Actors)
  • Alfonso Cuarón (Director) - Steve Kloves (Writer) - David Heyman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

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