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[FILM] Harry Potter's New Love (Cho Chang) Played by Katie Leung

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  • madchinaman
    HARRY S LOVE By Euan Stretch http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14223372&method=full&s iteid=106694&headline=harry-s-love-name_page.html THIS is
    Message 1 of 1 , May 13, 2004
      HARRY'S LOVE
      By Euan Stretch
      http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14223372&method=full&s
      iteid=106694&headline=harry-s-love-name_page.html


      THIS is the schoolgirl set for movie stardom - as Harry Potter's
      first girlfriend.

      Katie Leung, 16, has scooped the prized role of Cho Chang, the
      Chinese girl who wins the heart of the boy wizard.

      And the youngster gets to kiss Harry - played by 15-year-old Daniel
      Radcliffe - when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starts filming
      later this year.

      Last night a movie insider said: "Harry develops a crush on Cho in
      the Goblet of Fire. It is fair to say that she becomes his first-
      ever girlfriend, so it's an import- ant part.

      "The film producers and author J. K. Rowling were keen to get a
      complete unknown for the part of Cho Chang and Katie's absolutely
      perfect. She's pretty, bright and one can see why Harry would have a
      crush on her. She has a glittering career ahead of her."

      Katie beat more than 4,000 Oriental-looking girls, including former
      Neighbours star Michelle Ang, to the part at an audition in February.

      In the books Harry becomes smitten with Cho Chang although she is
      going out with housemate Cederic Diggory at Hogwart's school. After
      Cederic's death, the couple go on a number of dates in the wizard's
      village of Hogsmeade.

      But Cho's continuing grief over Cederic, her jealousy over Harry's
      friendship with Hermione Granger and his inexperience in love seem
      to scupper the relationship.

      Katie lives with father Peter, two brothers and a younger sister in
      a £400,000 house in an exclusive district of Motherwell, near
      Glasgow.

      Her father was born in Hong Kong in 1962 and has lived and worked in
      Britain for over 20 years.

      When he married Katie's mother Kar Wai Li, 38, in Edinburgh in 1986 -
      the couple are now separated - he was running a Chinese take-away
      in Inverkeithing, Fife. He built up his business interests and is
      now a millionaire with a successful restaurant in Glasgow city
      centre and a thriving Chinese food wholesale business.

      Katie currently goes to one of Scotland's most prestigious private
      schools, a £5,000-a-year college where she is taking her exams.


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      HARRY FALLS UNDER KATIE'S SPELL May 10 2004
      Top role for Scot
      By Lachlan Mackinnon
      http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14226095&method=full&si
      teid=89488&headline=harry-falls-under-katie-s-spell-name_page.html


      A SCOTS teenager has landed a dream role as Harry Potter's first
      girlfriend.

      Katie Leung, 16, beat 4000 others to secure the part of Cho Chang.
      The schoolgirl, away for a break in England, is said to be thrilled.

      Speaking outside the family's £400,000 home yesterday, her dad
      Peter, 45, said Katie was still coming to terms with the news.

      He added: 'It's obviously a great part to get and it's a happy time
      for all the family.

      'Katie is coming back up next week and she's supposed to be getting
      a press officer and things like that.'

      Teen wizard Harry falls in love with Cho in The Goblet Of Fire, the
      fourth in the series based on author JK Rowling's novels.

      Harry is played by Daniel Radcliffe, 15, who gets the chance to kiss
      Katie when filming starts later this year.

      Film--makers Warner Brothers and Rowling insisted Cho's part went to
      an unknown.

      She landed the role ahead of former Neighbours star Michelle Ang at
      a Glasgow audition in February.

      Katie lives with her dad, brother and sister in Motherwell. Her
      parents are separated.

      The Leungs were understood to have recently moved from a smaller
      detached villa round the corner.

      Meanwhile, neighbours told of their shock at Katie's impending rise
      to fame.

      James Gibson said: 'We used to see Katie playing in the street all
      the time but had no idea she was into acting in such a big way.

      'She's a nice-looking girl and parts don't get much bigger than a
      Harry Potter role.

      'She is level-headed and I'm sure the fame won't go to her head.'

      Katie's dad was born in Hong Kong and moved to Scotland 20 years ago.

      He is now the boss of a Chinese food wholesale business.

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      Katie Leung to play Harry`s sweetheart
      Tuesday, 11 May , 2004, 09:57
      http://sify.com/movies/hollywood/fullstory.php?id=13472235

      Washington: Thousands of young oriental actresses had been vying for
      this coveted role but lady luck smiled on only one.

      According to Imdb, a Scottish actress Katie Leung has been selected
      the role of Cho Chang - the Chinese girl who wins the heart of the
      boy wizard, Harry Potter in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.

      "The film producers and author J K Rowling were keen to get a
      complete unknown for the part of Cho Chang and Katie's absolutely
      perfect. She's pretty, bright and one can see why Harry would have a
      crush on her. She has a glittering career ahead of her," an insider
      was quoted as saying. ANI
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