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'Potter' Role Won by Experienced Actress

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Nov 15, 2007 | 6:49am EST

Thousands of budding actresses who auditioned for a part in the new Harry Potter movie have been left disappointed after producers gave the part to an established star.

Auditions for the part of Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince went to Jessie Cave, 20, who is currently filming new movie Inkheart with Helen Mirren.

The casting stated no acting experience was necessary and attracted 7,000 hopefuls.

Director David Yates and Cave were unavailable for comment.

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