Potter stars at premiere
Thousands of fans braved heavy rain as they tried to catch a glimpse of the stars of the new Harry Potter film at its world premiere in Leicester Square.
Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint got soaked at the London launch of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - the franchise's sixth instalment. Potter author JK Rowling signed autographs for fans, some of whom had camped overnight to get a good spot.
The film, which is released on 15 July, will be followed by two more. The final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has been split into two parts for the cinema.
Radcliffe, 19, said he would miss playing Potter. "It's going to be very, very sad to finish these movies but, at the same time, it will be exciting. There's more stuff to move on to so I'm not purely depressed about finishing them."
Emma Watson, also 19, who was wearing a vintage Ossie Clark dress, said there had never been any romance between any of the films' three main stars. We have grown up together from the age of 10, to 19 or 20, and we are just like siblings - there is nothing. There is nothing between the three of us. Even among the other cast members, there hasn't been anything like that."
All the actors wore white ribbons on their wrists in memory of cast member Rob Knox - Marcus Belby in the film - who died after being stabbed outside a bar in Sidcup, Kent, in May 2008.
（Source: BBC News，英国使馆文化教育处提供）