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Child Refugee Wins Role in "Deathly Hallows: Part 1"

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Posted by: Mel
June 09, 2010, 08:57 PM

Harry Potter fan Margotu Margai, who led a difficult childhood in war-torn Sierra Leone, has now landed a role in "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" as a Hufflepuff student. Margai, who is nineteen, says of the experience:

"It’s so surreal. I’ve read all the books and seen all the Harry Potter films but I’m still trying to believe I’ve got a role in the film given the fact I could have been shot dead all those years ago. ...A soldier came into my house and looked straight at me – and the simply carried on walking. I’ll never forget the way he looked straight at me. Yet the other day I was just eating my lunch and got chatting to Daniel Radcliffe. It was only for a few minutes but he was really nice."


You can read more about Margotu Margai here.

Thanks to Mythyn for the tip!

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AMAZING!!! :-)

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on June 10, 2010, 12:31 PM report to moderator
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It’s good to see that people that deserve it get this experience. Especially so close to the end of the Harry Potter films.Congratulations Margotu!!! :-)

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on June 10, 2010, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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it is great

Posted by Ness95 on June 10, 2010, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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What a beautiful touching story. So happy her terrifying past is truly behind her and her future is looking so bright. So glad to see Dan is what we all assume him to be a caring and thoughtful young man. Congratulations on winning the part and best of luck in your future Margotu!!

Posted by hewy on June 10, 2010, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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Thats pretty awesome!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 10, 2010, 05:58 PM report to moderator
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That is so sweet) To think that a child that could’ve been shot down by a soldier, is now in a Harry Potter movie! Life is can be full of many surprises!

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so sweet :)

Posted by aval on June 10, 2010, 07:00 PM report to moderator
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God was truly in the picture!!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on June 10, 2010, 08:35 PM report to moderator
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reallly nice! congrats im happy for you:)

Posted by DDWatson on June 10, 2010, 09:06 PM report to moderator
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That’s amazing. Zero to hero – just like Harry! It’s great that Potter can bring people together and help people go forward and up with their life. I have never heard of Harry Potter ruining someone’s life. Except those crazy people who want to ban it

Posted by i_am_hermione on June 10, 2010, 09:44 PM report to moderator
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That’s amazing. Zero to hero – just like Harry! It’s great that Potter can bring people together and help people go forward and up with their life. I have never heard of Harry Potter ruining someone’s life. Except those crazy people who want to ban it

Posted by i_am_hermione on June 10, 2010, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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Oh thats so sweet <3

Posted by Rowling Stones on June 10, 2010, 11:21 PM report to moderator
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So lucky!!!

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on June 11, 2010, 01:03 AM report to moderator
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wow! i’m so happy for him! he deserves a bit of happiness in his life, and growing up in war times is the hardest things for a child, good job kid! = _ =

Posted by PadfootPet on June 11, 2010, 10:29 AM report to moderator
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An amazing journey – so glad it has turned toward happiness. So glad to hear Dan is humble and accomodating too.

Posted by Xyra44 on June 11, 2010, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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