Weasley twins James and Oliver Phelps open 45th Co-operative Film Festival at National Media Museum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter films, at the National Media Museum Buy this photo » James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter films, at the National Media Museum

The Weasley twins joined budding young film-makers at the opening of the 45th Co-operative Film Festival in Bradford today.

Harry Potter stars James and Oliver Phelps, who play Fred and George Weasley in the blockbuster movies, officially opened the festival at the National Media Museum, which will showcase 92 films made by youngsters aged 19 and under, on the big screen.

The identical twins, who first appeared in the Harry Potter series when they were 14 and have gone on to feature in all eight films, signed autographs and took part in a question-and-answer session with festivalgoers at the opening of the festival.

Budding Danny Boyles and Steven Spielbergs will be taking part in more than 24 workshops and talks in the two-day festival, looking at topics including special effects make-up, screenwriting, animation and acting and filming in 3D.

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