Child Refugee Wins Role in “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″

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Jun 09, 2010

Posted by Mel

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!





56 Responses to Child Refugee Wins Role in “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That is sooo cool!Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: that is amazing and still remains true that you never know what tomorrow will holdAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I envy that child heheheAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: aww :) thats really nice.Avatar Imagedaharja says: That's so great! I hope she enjoys it.Avatar Imagesupahsnugglykitty says: i love when people who go from having nearly nothing to realizing a dream. (less than three)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is wonderful that he has earned this opportunity and I hope that he and all other refugees around the world have received and will continue to receive the support and compassion needed to rebuild their lives.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Thats really luckyAvatar Imagesiriuslvr98 says: awesome...very very luckyAvatar Imagemagicmaniac says: SO COOL I WISH THAT WAS ME SO BAD! IM AN ACTORAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: That's wonderful - the power that Harry Potter has to move people and to transform lives through concrete action as well as through the imagination and the owed of love. Come to think of it, all good things that come to people who need help come through the power of love.Avatar Imagenr2solace says: That's amazing! A chance of a lifetime. =)Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: A chance in a lifetime indeed.... such a wonderful experience to have for anyone! :)Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: That is so amazing. It sounds like it happened to absolutely the right person.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: gnarAvatar ImageAsi says: I am sure thta each of true Harry Potter fan will be in some kind of Harry Potter situation! I am happy for here, but more I am happy with the next part of interview....Daniel Radcliffe is till a normal guy ;-) WhooraeAvatar ImageAsi says: I am sure thta each of true Harry Potter fan will be in some kind of Harry Potter situation! I am happy for here, but more I am happy with the next part of interview....Daniel Radcliffe is till a normal guy ;-) WhooraeAvatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Wow, that's insane!Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: This article gave me shivers! I'm happy for you, Margotu. Honestly :-) PS. I always imagined Dan as a nice guy ;-) Avatar ImageEvagirl says: Congratulations to Margotu! Wish it was me.Avatar ImageAwakened says: Aw, I'm really happy for her. :)Avatar Imageeccentricalice says: That's karma, something ridiculous bad happens, then something amazingly good happens afterwards. It's so sad what happened to her, but she has a new life now, that includes part of an amazing world.Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Awwww that's so great!♥Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Awwww that's so great!♥Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Congrats to him and wishing him well in life. =)Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: awww!Avatar Imagepeaceforall says: That's a really sweet story. I won't even be jealous, because he deserves it so much.Avatar Imagenolegrad2001 says: This is an awesome story and I wish her a lot of luck in her future! Did anyone else notice she is in part 1, but is an extra in Hufflepuff. That would mean her shots are at Hogwarts and they do not go to hogwarts until the very end of the movie, which would be part 2. I wonder what they shot for Part 1 that would have scenes from Hogwarts?Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Wow ... what an awesome article. She has gone from something just totally unimaginably terrible to something wonderful. nolegrad2001 it doesnt necessarily mean that the scene is filmed at Hogwarts. The pic in the article could be anywhere, it's just some students sitting. It specifies that she is a Hufflepuff student but, that does not necessarily mean that they're at the school at the time of the scene.Avatar Imagenutela17 says: it's great ;) Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: AMAZING!!! :-)Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: 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!!! :-)Avatar ImageNess95 says: it is great Avatar Imagehewy says: 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!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats pretty awesome!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That is so sweet!(Sniff!) 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!Avatar Imageaval says: so sweet :)Avatar Imagesessionka says: God was truly in the picture!!!!Avatar ImageDDWatson says: reallly nice! congrats im happy for you:)Avatar Image62obsessedwHP says: 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 Avatar Image62obsessedwHP says: 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 Avatar ImageRowling Stones says: Oh thats so sweet <3Avatar ImageLittle Light says: So lucky!!!Avatar ImagePadfootPet says: 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! = ^_^ =Avatar ImageXyra44 says: An amazing journey - so glad it has turned toward happiness. So glad to hear Dan is humble and accomodating too.Avatar ImageravenclawChyna says: Very cool. Congrats!Avatar ImageBradyboy says: I wish more things like this would happen in the world! Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: That is so amazing! I'm so happy for her, she deserves it, and she's sooooo lucky :)Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: thats sooo cool! I wish that was me ): lol Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: That is awesome!! I'm so happy for her. I bet it's quite an experience. Yay Hufflepuff! :DAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: What a lucky girl! I hope you had fun :) GO hufflepuff (Y)Avatar ImageVella Rose Riddle says: Amazing Avatar ImageSash1113 says: Totally agree with you siriusismyhero. Its so fantastic that he got that role after all he's been through.Avatar Imagehpislife_ak97 says: That is so coolAvatar Imagehpislife_ak97 says: I wish I were that girlAvatar Imagehpislife_ak97 says: She is so lucky

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