British actor Ralph Fiennes has been battling for the coveted role of LORD VOLDEMORT - Harry Potter's arch enemy in the forthcoming sequels.

The SCHINDLER'S LIST star is in negotiations to play the evil magician in HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE which he would start filming this autumn (03) when he's finished shooting The Constant Gardener in Kenya.

A spokeswoman for the HARRY POTTER series says, "Oh, he'd be really good, but there's no one in place yet. Obviously, they are speaking to people, but that role has not yet been cast."

Fiennes proved his talents for playing villains in films like war epic Schindler's List and cannibal thriller Red Dragon.

25/06/2004 14:03