Potter is UK’s richest teen

WASHINGTON: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who shot to stardom at the age of 11, after starring in JK Rowling’s first magical wizard movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is reportedly Britain’s richest teenager today. The actor, now 16 is richer than fellow teenagers Charlotte Church and Joss Stone. However, the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, Mike Newell is relieved that Radcliffe and costars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have not been carried away by their wealth. “They all know exactly what they’re worth but they have not become impossible. My worst fear is that they would have

realised that they are absolutely the stars,” Newell was quoted by Contactmusic, as saying.

Radcliffe has just signed a 14.4 million dollar deal to make the fifth movie in the Harry Potter series, The Order Of The Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Potter cast a spell over moviegoers as the fourth film in the fantasy series about a young wizard smashed sales records around the world. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sold an estimated $181.4 million worth of tickets, including $101.4 million in North America, where it easily eclipsed the first three films and ranks as the fourth-largest opening ever, distributor Warner Bros Pictures said on November 20.