| GEO World|
| Potter premiere attracts thousands|
| Updated at: 1656 PST, Wednesday, July 08, 2009|
LONDON: Thousands of Harry Potter fans braved rain and hail yesterday to cheer the cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princeat its London premiere.
Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and other cast members, along with the boy wizard's creator, J. K. Rowling, walked up a soggy red carpet before the screening in Leicester Square.
The sixth Potter film, Half-Blood Princesees Harry and his friends at Hogwarts school battling evil Lord Voldemort -- and their raging teenage hormones.
Fans cheered the film's stars despite the weather, some holding placards reading, "Harry, I'll be Your Chosen One" and "Britain Loves J. K. Rowling."
"I can't believe the dedication of the fans," said Tom Felton, who plays Harry's rival, Draco Malfoy, in the film.