LATEST: British comic Rowan Atkinson has slammed reports that he will take the role of LORD VOLDEMORT in Harry Potter AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE as lies.

The MR BEAN star - who has recently received treatment for depression - was named by a number of credible sources as the frontrunner to play the evil character, who is the schoolboy wizard's arch enemy.

But his agent JANETTE LINDEN says, "There's no truth whatsoever that Rowan will be in the next Harry Potter movie."

08/01/2004 17:17