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Basketball Player Body Double for Madame Maxime

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2005, 09:25 AM

There is a story today in icTeesside about a former basketball player Ian Whyte, who is the body double for Frances de la Tour's Madame Maxime in Goblet of Fire. The 7 foot 1 inch tall former athlete turned actor was the perfect choice to be the body double for the Madame Maxime, the head of Beauxbatons, who is also a giant.

"The reason Frances needed a body double for long shots was that Madame Maxine is eight feet tall - my territory. Francis is a lovely lady, by the way." Ian worked mainly at a studio in Watford and the film is due out in November.

"I can't say too much about it because it's top secret," smiled Whyte, "but for Potter enthusiasts it's amazing, a massive production. It was very taxing because my work was much more technical than on Predator."

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