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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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56 Comments

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That is sooo cool!

Posted by Won_Two on June 09, 2010, 09:18 PM report to moderator
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that is amazing and still remains true that you never know what tomorrow will hold

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on June 09, 2010, 09:31 PM report to moderator
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SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I envy that child hehehe

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aww :) thats really nice.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 09, 2010, 10:07 PM report to moderator
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That’s so great! I hope she enjoys it.

Posted by Scarlet~Phoenix on June 09, 2010, 10:25 PM report to moderator
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i love when people who go from having nearly nothing to realizing a dream. (less than three)

Posted by Togepi on June 09, 2010, 10:39 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Kirk on June 09, 2010, 11:05 PM report to moderator
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Thats really lucky

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on June 09, 2010, 11:12 PM report to moderator
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awesome…very very lucky

Posted by siriuslvr98 on June 09, 2010, 11:17 PM report to moderator
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SO COOL I WISH THAT WAS ME SO BAD! IM AN ACTOR

Posted by magicmaniac on June 09, 2010, 11:22 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Agrippa1 on June 09, 2010, 11:23 PM report to moderator
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That’s amazing! A chance of a lifetime. =)

Posted by nr2solace on June 09, 2010, 11:29 PM report to moderator
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A chance in a lifetime indeed…. such a wonderful experience to have for anyone! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on June 09, 2010, 11:56 PM report to moderator
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That is so amazing. It sounds like it happened to absolutely the right person.

Posted by siriusismyhero on June 10, 2010, 12:23 AM report to moderator
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gnar

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 10, 2010, 12:41 AM report to moderator
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