Fame, life a fickle thing for Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett

  November 25, 2003 at 9:24 AM ET
  Cheeser     The Leaky Cauldron

Jamie Waylettopens in new window, who portrays Vincent Crabbe in the films, talks with The Leaky Cauldronopens in new window. The 14-year-old recounts rebounding from a car accident with broken legs to audition and later accept a role in the Harry Potter movies, how he stays grounded while becoming an internationally known actor, and more:

  • At nine, Jamie was hit by a car and given almost no chance to live. If he lived, the doctors said, then he would be brain-damaged beyond repair.
  • He's met the President of the United Statesopens in new window.
  • Jamie and Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton are friends in real life.
  • He finds Alfonso CuarĂ³n's directing style allows more freedom, making it "easier to act, more fluid."

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