King Monkey gets ready to pay a visit to Hogwarts...

Ian Brown

is to pay a visit to HOGWARTS – making a cameo appearance in the next HARRY POTTER movie!

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the third movie in the series, ‘Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban’ is due to hit screens next year.


Based on the massively successful JK Rowling book of the same name, the film follows the children’s character in his third year at Hogwarts school for wizards, and is likely to be one of the biggest grossing movies in history on its release.

Sources have told NME that King Monkey signed up for a role after his wife Fabiola introduced him to a friend who is a casting agent on the project.

“He’s going to have a screen test for a speaking part, but if that doesn’t work out I think he’ll be getting a bit part in the movie somewhere or other,” a Manchester source told NME.

>Outside of the world of wizards and warlocks, Ian Brown

is back in the studio, and working on what will become his fourth solo album.

Currently untitled, the follow-up to ‘Music Of The Spheres’ is likely to be released later this year.