William Moseley

  1. Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2000.    Author JK Rowling insistedon an all-British cast (and picked Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, herself).  Potter candidates included Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy… William  Moseley, who became Peter Pevensie, the Harry of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, 2005-2010… Gabriel Thomsen from My Family(his TV mum Zoë  Wannamaker, playedMadame Hooch)…  Jack Whitehall,  also seen for Ron Wesaley… and one unfortunate American, Liam Aiken. He was Liam Aiken, Warner’s favourite, aged ten, and in movies for three years.  “I flew to England, and a week later I had the role. Then the next day, I didn’t. But I understood. Like James Bond, Harry has to be British.” So he lost the film – and its sequels –  for the next eleven years. Potter’s look is greatly inspired by Alan Cox as the young John Watson in 1985’s Young Sherlock Holmes – also directed by Chris Columbus.  His Holmes had many a Potter similarity with the book JK Rowling would begin five years later and publish in 1997.

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