The filming of Harry Potter AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX is returning to its original British location after the parents of HARRY POTTER actor DANIEL RADCLIFFE voiced safety fears over filming in the Czech Republic.

The fifth big screen installment appeared destined to have a Czech location after Warner BROS executives announced earlier this year (05) they were dismantling movie sets at Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire, and rebuilding them in Prague to save production costs.

But Daniel's parents, ALAN RADCLIFFE and MARCIA GRESHAM, told producers they were concerned at letting their son - who turns 15 next month - spending long periods of time in a city increasingly famous for its wild nightlife and growing sex industry.

As a result the most of the filming will now take place at the original Leavesden studios.

A crewmember says, "Some of it is going to happen in Prague but we have been told that most of the filming is going to happen here.

"It's because of Daniel's parents, and you can see their point.

"Prague is not the place for a 15-year-old boy to spend several months in."

The fourth movie, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, hits cinemas this November (05).

19/06/2005 21:16