Hart plays Professor Quirrell, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, in this magical fantasy directed by Chris Columbus based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Hart tries to teach his students despite his nervous tics while maintaining his cool as mysterious events unroll at Hogwarts. Co-starring Dan Radcliffe and Maggie Smith.
I met Jo at the read-through on the first day. She seemed like somebody who had been elected pope but didn’t want to be. She’s a shy lady. She had written these books, but she wasn’t [yet] a household name and didn’t want to be. And all of a sudden all these actors she had seen in movies and TV for years were all looking at her.