July 31 is an auspicious date for "Harry Potter" fans. It's the birthday of author J.K. Rowling and the birthday of her fictional boy wizard, who turns 11 at the beginning of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which sets in motion the series' grand adventure. To celebrate the occasion, let's take a look back to the year 2000, when the world met the three young actors who'd be playing Hermione, Harry, and Ron in the movie version of the first novel: 10-year-old Emma Watson, 11-year-old Daniel Radcliffe, and 11-year-old Rupert Grint. Above: A photo released by Warner Bros. announcing the cast.Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images MEET THE THREE Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images GETTING A LIFT
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