Daniel Radcliffe quashed rumours that Steven Spielberg will direct the seventh and final entry in the Harry Potter film franchise at the BAFTA awards earlier last week.
Speaking to journalists at the festival, the 18 year-old actor had the following to say on the subject. “I have no idea how that rumour started or where it came from. It’s not true. How’s that for a definitive answer? It’s absolute rubbish that Spielberg is directing the final film. It’s not true. There’s absolutely no foundation in that at all.”
In addition to this news, actress Clemence Poesy has also revealed that her character, Fleur Delacour, will not appear in the adaptation of The Half-Blood Prince. This likely means that the popular subplot of her marriage into the Weasley family will be cut out, severely affecting the plot of Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince will be released on 21 November 2008.