Harry Potter casting announced

Aug 21, 2000 by Ian Evans

Warner Bros. today announced that the title role had been cast in the screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone.

The role will go to 11-year-old British actor Daniel Radcliffe. Rowling and director Chris Columbus are both pleased with the choice of Radcliffe, who was in the 1999 BBC production Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield.