Stan Shunpike speaks out

  November 17, 2003 at 5:30 PM ET
  grae     The Leaky Cauldron (via

Lee Inglebyopens in new window, who will be acting alongside Russell Croweopens in new window in his latest movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the Worldopens in new window, will also be appearing as Knight Bus conductor Stan Shunpike in next year's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Lee was recently interviewedopens in new window at the premiere for Master and Commander, and this is what he had to say about Prisoner of Azkaban:

"I play a guy called Stan Shunpike who’s the bus conductor. Harry’s lost, stumbles across a big triple decker purple bus that takes him to where he wants to go and my character teaches him- - well, not right and wrong, but helps him along his way."

Of course, this involves a lot of special effects. "Yeah, tons. It’s all blue screen. It’s a bus that travels through London during Rush Hour 100 miles an hour, so it’s a lot of blue screen work."


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