Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has become the unlikely hero of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN star Daniel Radcliffe, after they met during his cameo on the film.

The 15-year-old was enthralled by the rocker's wild stories, which contradicted his preconceptions of Brown being a violent eccentric.

Radcliffe enthusiastically explains, "He's the coolest guy, he was telling me stories about Oasis and all those guys. He's possibly the calmest man I've ever met.

"I read the story abut him threatening to cut an air hostess's hands off, but he's the nicest guy and really, really funny."

02/06/2004 20:56