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Harry Potter star says films could return

AAP logoAAP 9/09/2016 By Danielle McGrane

Harry Potter actor Devon Murray says the original cast could come back to the big screen, when Daniel Radcliffe is ready.

The Irish actor who played Potter's schoolmate Seamus Finnigan in the eight original movies, predicts the return may not happen for a little while.

"Maybe in like 20 years down the road, I don't think Dan is ready for it. I think he wants to be himself for a while," Murray told AAP in Sydney on Friday before the Oz Comic-Con fan events.

"Harry Potter was his life and he is Harry Potter, he's never going to get away from it."

With the upcoming prequel movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set for release later this year and the recent play and book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it seems the hunger for Harry has not been sated.

And Murray already has an idea where his character has ended up, six years after he wrapped Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

"He's either in Ireland or in Australia and if he's in Australia he's down in the mines blowing s*** up," he said.

"He's in either one or the other but I've always thought Australia, in the mines."

Aside from his penchant for explosions, Murray's character is famous for his relationship with his best friend Dean Thomas (played by Alfred Enoch).

Fans have long speculated that the pair would end up in a romantic relationship, a theory which Murray backs and was vocal about when Ireland voted to legalise same-sex marriage.

"When we had the referendum back in Ireland, once it had all passed, I put up on Twitter that from today Dean and Seamus would have got married and everybody just went crazy on the internet and that was cool," he said.

Having played Seamus from the age of 11 until he was 22, Murray stepped away from acting and runs a stud farm in the Irish midlands, but says he was initially inundated with offers to star in teen movies.

"When Harry Potter finished it was crazy and I really should have jumped on it then but I wanted to get home and be me again," he said.

"But I'm starting to get the itch again to get back out there and do something again."

*Devon Murray will appear at Oz Comic-Con in Sydney on Saturday and Sunday at the Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island and in Brisbane on September 17-18 at the BCEC.

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