Favourite scenes cut from flick

Fans expecting the new Harry Potter film to be exactly like the book better brace themselves for disappointment.

The movie adaptation of the lengthy tome, The Order Of The Phoenix, is due to hit the big screen on 13 July.

But in order to keep the film to a reasonable length key scenes – including a game of Quidditch – won’t be in it.

And hit characters including Professor Gilderoy Lockhart (played by Kenneth Branagh), Rita Skeeter (played by Miranda Richardson) and Dobby the House Elf will not appear.

Producers said that if every scene in the book had been included the film would have been a staggering seven hours long.