The Harry Potter star who blew his income on ‘cars, drinks and girls’ and was sued by his agent for £ 210,000
Almost 20 years after the first Harry Potter film hit theaters, it’s incredible to look back at the careers that dozens of young actors have forged out of the blockbuster movie franchise.
And it wasn’t just mainstars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint who made a lot of money from their roles in the movies.
One star whose name you might not immediately recognize is Devon Murray, who played Seamus Finnigan – the Irish Gryffindor notorious for not producing spells properly and blowing things up by accident.
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Known to be a bit of a prankster and a benevolent spirit throughout the series, it might surprise people that he has ever been involved in a battle in the High Court.
In 2016 Murray’s agent sued him for £ 210,000 – a fair share of the nearly £ 1million he was said to have earned from his roles in all eight films.
Neil Brooks has successfully filed a lawsuit against the Murray family for alleged non-payment of commissions, with the Irish actor being represented by his parents Michael and Fidelma due to his age.
Making his decision during the argument, Judge Michael Moriarty expressed “regret” when it was revealed how Murray spent around £ 1million on “cars, drinks and girls” as a teenager, reported the Daily Mail at the time.
Murray told the media after losing the legal battle: “What’s done is done now. We can’t do nothing. We’re all drained now. We can’t do much. We have to make do by all means possible. possible now. “
Asked how he spent his money, the young actor said in an interview: “There were a lot of things I invested money in. I bought a lot of horses at the time… J I bought some property and my ass fell off it. It wasn’t just women and cars and drink. It wasn’t all that. “
The Murray family even tried to sue Dublin-based Neil Brooks Management for £ 79,000, which they said they paid him. Their case was dismissed.
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Murray was just 12 when he beat a stiff competition to play the role of Seamus Finnigan in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
But it looks like, despite living a frivolous life in the past, Murray has calmed down a lot.
He regularly posts updates to his 203,000 Instagram followers of his baby Cooper, whose fans are gushing – as well as his horses.
So maybe the ‘Irishman Who kept exploding’ isn’t as savage now as he was as a teenager.
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