The latest instalment in the Harry Potter film franchise is to follow suit of Spider-man 3 and premiere in Japan.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will premiere in Tokyo on June 28th, according to Warner Bros Japanese department.

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the boy wizard, will reportedly attend the event which will mark the release of the fifth film in the series.

Spider-man 3, which has broken box office records worldwide, also premiered in Tokyo and saw the stars of the movie attend the event.

As well as a new film and the final instalment of the book series written by Jk Rowling, Potter fans will also be treated to a new series of stamps by Royal Mail.

The stamps will be available on July 17th and will feature the crest of Hogwarts school as well as the covers of previous Potter books.

Julietta Edgar, head of special stamps at Royal Mail, said: "There's No Doubt that JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels, published in dozens of languages worldwide, have made a phenomenal impact on our reading habits."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on July 13th, followed by the seventh and final Potter book on July 21st.

22/05/2007 15:31:09