Harry Potter - Harry Potter Bosses Were Unsure About Radcliffe
Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling was largely responsible for handing child star Daniel Radcliffe the lead role in the movie franchise - after studio executives argued over whether he was the right choice.
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone director Chris Columbus reveals Radcliffe was not a favourite for all the film bosses planning the adaptations of Rowling's books.
He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "There were certain people who didn't think Dan was perfect for the part.
"We had committees - a total of 30 people, between us and the studio - who were looking at these screen tests.
"When Jo (Rowling) saw Dan, she said, 'That's how I always imagined Harry would look like!'"