Harry Potter fans failed to spot Kelly Macdonald!

With a CV like hits like Boardwalk Empire, Trainspotting and No Nation For Old Males, Kelly MacDonald has enjoyed a glittering profession on the massive and tiny screen. One particular of her favourite roles was that of Helena Ravenclaw in the final film of the Harry Potter franchise, but whilst most of her co-stars are routinely mobbed by Potter fans, poor Kelly receives no such adulation.

“People seldom speak to me about Harry Potter mainly because I came into the series incredibly late,” says the Scottish actress. “I went to The Wizarding Planet of Harry Potter at Universal in LA with my little ones a handful of years ago and I was hoping an individual may recognise me there – but nothing at all!”

However in spite of not becoming spotted by a host of American wizarding fans in the course of her go to to the theme park, Kelly nonetheless has fond memories of her aspect in the closing stages of the eighth and final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Element Two.

“I was final to film my scenes, so I was quite a lot acting on my personal. It was just me, a green screen and a cardboard reduce-out of Daniel Radcliffe,” she explains. “It’s often a thrill when I go into the Harry Potter shop and see the navy-and-grey scarves mainly because that was my character’s Home! I do not assistance any sports teams so that is as close as I get. Group Ravenclaw!”

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Harry Potter actress Kelly Macdonald in her new BBC2 drama GIRI/HAJI

Kelly seems Giri/Haji a new crime drama set in Japan and Britain that follows the story of a Tokyo detective who comes to London on a mission to track down his brother, an assassin for the Japanese mafia – or “Yakuza”.

The Scottish actress has higher hopes for her new series and says it feels as fresh as Trainspotting, the 1996 hit that proved her massive break…

“There was such a wonderful atmosphere on that film,” she says. “There was camaraderie and it felt like we have been all in it with each other. With GIRL/HAJI it just felt equivalent. Some points have this power and it feels brand new, which was what Trainspotting was at the time. It has the identical sort of vibe!”

Giri / Haji starts on BBC2 on Thursday 10 October at 9pm.

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