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Auction to Be Held for Minor Roles in Next "Harry Potter"

October 23, 2003
Los Angeles

Cash in that trust fund and brush off your wand. On Nov. 28 you'll have a chance to bid on a walk-on part in the upcoming " Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

Best-selling author J.K. Rowling is offering two minor roles in the fourth film based on her acclaimed children's book series, according to UK website Empire Online.

No doubt tickets to the auction will be in high demand, making the competition for the roles fiercer than any quidditch match. Only moneyed muggles will have a chance to infiltrate Hogwarts.

The money raised from the auction will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, a charity that Rowling has championed since her mother died of the illness 13 years ago.

"Being able to campaign for multiple sclerosis is the most meaningful thing to have come out of being famous," she told the BBC. "It would mean everything to me if I thought even one person did not have to go through what my mother did."

Director Alfonso Cuaron is currently directing the third installment in the seven-part series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," which will be released to salivating hordes next summer.

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