LATEST: Teen actor Daniel Radcliffe's mother has dismissed as "rubbish" rumours that her son will not be appearing in another Harry Potter film.

MARCIA GRESHAM leapt to the defence of her 13-year-old, following persistent talk of his poor academic performance.

And the protective mum denies Daniel is facing a choice between schoolwork and his role as the young wizard.

She says, "It is all rubbish."

Movie insiders confirm Daniel is contracted to star in the next movie based on Jk Rowling's books.

A source says, "Daniel will be in the fourth film, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE.

"There is not a grain of truth in reports that his schoolwork has been suffering. He has had the best results ever. His schoolwork has never been better - he is a very hardworking young man."

15/06/2003 14:01