Harry Potter Star Nearly Killed by Father, Brother

Entertainment Jul. 2, 2010 AT 8:56AM
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Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad -- who plays student Padma Patil in the wizard flicks -- was threatened with death by her father and brother.

Abdul Azad, 54, and his son Ashraf, 28, appeared in court Tuesday to face charges that they threatened to kill the 22-year-old actress, according to the BBC. Ashraf was also accused of assaulting his sister and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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The attack allegedly happened May 21 in their Manchester home. The next hearing is July 12.

Afshan will appear in the final films of the saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, to be released in two parts.

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