Irish Harry Potter Actor Order...


Irish Harry Potter Actor Ordered To Pay Agent €260,000


01:08 8 Apr 2016

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An Irish actor who played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter movies has been ordered to pay his agent €260,000 in fees.

Devon Murray and his parents Fidelma and Michael from Celbridge, Co. Kildare have been successfully sued by Neil Brooks.

The High Court reduced the initial figure of €286,000 by 9 percent.

Neil Brooks signed Devon Murray when he was 11 or 12. Soon afterwards, he secured a role in the first two Harry Potter movies. Seamus Finnigan, an Irish half-blood wizard, was a character he ended up playing for the entire series.

Mr. Brooks claims he secured a pay increase for his client ahead of the third movie, and said they agreed to an increase in his cut from 12.5pc to 20pc.

Devon told the court he fired him after a picture of him smoking on set emerged in the papers. He said he thought agents would be “magically able to make things disappear”.

He also said he could never get a hold of him and his father would have to take him to the airport when his driver didn’t show up.

He, along with his parents Michael and Fidelma Murray from Celbridge, Co. Kildare, were sued for €286,000, but the figure was reduced by 9% by the court.

In her closing speech, Fidelma said her son spent his money on drink, cars and girls. She said he’s her only child so she wasn’t going to give out to him.

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