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Lookalike loves to just Potter about

A HARRY Potter lookalike is having a wizard of a time at the moment.

A HARRY Potter lookalike is having a wizard of a time at the moment.

Joseph Potter is a lookalike for the literary hero who shares his surname, Harry Potter

Joseph Potter, nine, who even shares the literary hero's surname, is often mistaken for the fictional character.

'Being a lookalike is doing him no harm at all,' said his mum Zoe, of Ffordd Brenig, Bryn y Baal.

'Joseph has dyspraxia, which means he has speech and language difficulties.

The fact children think he's very like Harry Potter and come up to him in the street is really building up his confidence and self-esteem.'

Joseph's chums at Ysgol Bryn Coch, Mold, think he's the spitting image of Harry, whose movie is predicted to be a world-wide box office smash.

'He loves all the attention and he was even stopped by a security guard at B&Q, who couldn't believe how much he resembled the the boy who plays Harry in the film.'

Zoe and husband Jonathan, who also have a younger son, Daniel, seven, are so convinced that Joseph is a mirror-image of Harry that they have entered him in a national newspaper lookalike competition.

'At the moment I'm reading him the first Harry Potter book and he's lapping it up,' said Zoe.

'He also has the Harry Potter T-shirt and magic wand, and, of course, glasses, although he's worn those for ages.'

The family will be going to the cinema next week to see Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone as a birthday treat for Daniel.

Joseph has more down to earth hobbies than his fictional namesake -­ while Harry's into magic and supernatural adventures, he finds football and computer games more spellbinding!


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