Monday, May 26, 2008

'Harry Potter' Actor, Knox, Killed In Knife Fight

Robert Knox, who portrays Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby in the upcoming Harry Potter film, was killed in a knife fight while defending his brother at a London bar.

Eighteen-year-old actor Robert Knox was stabbed and killed outside a bar in southeast London on Saturday night. Knox portrayed Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby in the forthcoming movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

According to Fox News and its UK sister corporation, Sky News, Knox was defending his younger brother at the time and was not himself a part of the conflict. Knox one of six men injured in the brawl, but the only one to die.

On Monday, a 21-year-old man named Karl Bishop was arrested and charged with Knox's murder, as well as five counts of wounding with intent. He is scheduled to appear in the borough's Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Knox's parents have expressed their hope that his role in the Harry Potter film will bring attention to the rising wave of knife crimes in the UK. Knox is the 14th teenager to die violently in London this year.

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