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Joel Leaver

A Place in the Sun's Laura Hamilton and other stars who had hidden roles on Harry Potter

A Place in the Sun presenter Laura Hamilton recently revealed that she had worked on the Harry Potter franchise, having been behind the camera for one of the films.

The property expert, 40 - who had worked as an assistant director on projects prior to her on-screen career - spoke about her involvement in a recent interview.

During a Facebook Live with The Daily Star this week, Laura opened up about the experience, saying: "I directed on the background of some of Goblet of Fire ".

She added about her past experience: "When you're freelance, you work on something for a month or two months and it's very easy to quickly build up a colourful CV".

A Place in the Sun presenter Laura Hamilton has confirmed that she once worked on a Harry Potter film (Instagram/laurahamiltontv)

"But yeah, I worked on Goblet of Fire but I found film was incredibly slow for me. I think that's why I like the live stuff but again it was an amazing experience," she explained.

And Laura isn't the only person to have had involvement with the beloved film franchise, as a number of other celebrities worked on it earlier in their careers as well.

We've put together a list of ten other celebrities who you may not be aware - or just might not remember - had worked on the Harry Potter film franchise in some capacity.

Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page (left) appeared in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Warner Bros)

Regé-Jean Page, 33, may be best known for his role as the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton but he previously had a cameo in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

He played a wedding guest at the nuptials of Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) and Fleur Delacour (Clémence Poésy), appearing in a scene with Hermione Granger (Emma Watson).

Dani Harmer

Dani Harmer (fifth from the right) had a cameo in the first Harry Potter film (@DaniHarmer/Twitter, Warner Bros)

Shortly before she playing Tracy Beaker for the first time, actor Dani Harmer, 33, had an uncredited role as a student at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

It was confirmed when a fan took to Twitter last year to say that they had spotted her in a scene within the Great Hall, to which Dani replied in a tweet: "Yep there I am".

Ben Shephard

His involvement was confirmed on Good Morning Britain a few years ago (Getty Images)

Ben Shephard, 47, may be best known for presenting shows like Good Morning Britain (GMB) but he has also appeared in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

He had a small role - referred to as 'Diagon Alley Father' - in the film, with his cameo leaving viewers surprised when it was revealed in a segment on GMB back in 2019.

Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch played Dean Thomas in the franchise (Warner Bros)

Alfred Enoch, 33, had a leading role in ABC series How to Get Away with Murder as Wes Gibbins but years earlier had played Gryffindor student Dean Thomas in Harry Potter.

He was in seven of the eight films in the minor role and took part in the HBO Max special Return to Hogwarts, released earlier this year to mark the franchise's 20th anniversary.

Freddie Stroma

Freddie Stroma portrayed Cormac McLaggen (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Freddie Stroma, 35, has appeared in shows like Unreal, Bridgerton and more recently Peacemaker - but his first major credit was playing Quidditch player Cormac McLaggen.

He appeared in three of the films - the Half Blood Prince and both parts of the Deathly Hallows - as the character, who attends the Slughorn's Christmas party with Hermione.

Jesy Nelson

Jesy Nelson said she was an extra in one of the films (Getty)

Jesy Nelson, 31, may be best known as a singer, but prior to joining Little Mix she had actually worked on the film About a Boy and an instalment of the Harry Potter franchise.

She's played a Hogwarts student in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and confirmed that she had been in the franchise whilst on NovaFM in Australia in 2016.

Julianne and Derek Hough

Julianne Hough (pictured) played a student at Hogwarts, as did her brother Derek Hough (Warner Bros)

Julianne Hough, 34, and Derek Hough, 37, are best known for their work as professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars - both were also in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The siblings are understood to have played students in opposing houses, with Julianne having played a pupil from Gryffindor, whilst Derek was seen as a Ravenclaw student.

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry had a voice role in one of the films (Unknown)

Lenny Henry, 64, has some acting credits to his name alongside being a stand-up comedian, with his filmography including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

He voiced the 'Shrunken Head,' who is a companion to the conductor of the magical Knight Bus, which Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) uses towards the start of the film.

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker, 59, may be best known for being the frontman of band Pulp, but he has also worked on a couple of films over the years like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

He played Myron Wagtail, who was a singer in a band - which also consisted of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway - during the Yule Ball in a brief scene.

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