New York went mad last night (23MAY04) for the premiere of Harry Potter's latest magical adventure.

Thousands of screaming fans packed the streets outside Manhattan's RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL to catch a glimpse of the film's young stars - who were stunned by the turn out.

Lead star Daniel Radcliffe, 14, told reporters, "It's astonishing, it's scary but brilliant."

Emma Watson, also 14, who plays sidekick HERMIONE GRANGER, added, "It's amazing. The people, the energy, everything."

In the new movie HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, Harry and his friends return to their third year at HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY to confront a dangerous escaped prisoner.

24/05/2004 14:13