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Harry Potter Baby Actor Paid Just £40 For Movie Role

17/08/2011 14:13 | Updated 22 May 2015
Harry Potter baby actor paid just £40 for movie rolePA

You might think that appearing in a movie which has already taken an incredible £750million at the box office would mean you'd have a tidy sum in the bank. But not if you're 20-month-old Toby Papworth...

Little Toby played baby Harry Potter in the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, and his mum Ashley, 26, has revealed to the Sun that he made just £40!

Toby is on camera four times in the movie, and his name appears in the credits. He was one of two babies filmed for the part, and Ashley was unaware until June whether or not he would make the final cut.

The nipper had his own dressing room for his day's filming and Ashley was paid a £90 chaperone fee, however, she said she could not believe her eyes when Toby's cheque came through - especially as she still had to fork out to see the film!

She told the Sun: "I couldn't believe my eyes when I got the cheque.

"I was told he would get a standard extra's fee for the day, but they promised to try to get more if he appeared in the film."

"Then I started seeing the trailers on TV and I realised his little face was being seen all over the world.

"On one hand I was over the moon because his scene is quite a major one. But on the other, the film makers didn't so much as send me a ticket.

"I phoned Toby's agency when the cheque came and they told me that was all he was getting - just £40."

Warner Bros told the Sun that said fees were set by an external company.

What do you think? What's your opinion on such a young child working on a film-set? Do you think the combined £130 mum-and-son received is fair for a day's 'work'?

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