Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:Thousands of teenagers are bidding for a lead role in the fourth Harry Potter film after producers revealed they want a real Bulgarian to play the part of Victor Krum.

In the book, Krum is the 17-year-old captain of the Bulgarian Quidditch team and also plays the love interest for Harry Potter's school friend Hermione Grainger.

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The character has bushy eyebrows, a crooked nose and walks with a slouch. But the less than flattering appearance of the character has not deterred thousand of Bulgarian teenagers from applying for the auditions.

In a country where most people earn less than 100 pounds a month, the chance to star in the movie and become an international celebrity has gripped the nation's teenagers.