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Afshan Azad, "Harry Potter" Actress, Allegedly Attacked by Father and Brother

Actress Afshan Azad in an undated photo. Personal Photo

NEW YORK (CBS) The father and brother of Afshan Azad, who starred in four of the "Harry Potter" films, will appear in court in Manchester, England, later this month to face charges of threatening to kill the actress, prosecutors said Friday.

The father and brother appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, according to the UK's Sun. The two were released on bail and are scheduled to appear in court again on July 12.

Abdul Azad, 54, and his son Ashraf, 28, are charged with threatening to kill the actress, and her brother is also charged with assault.

The alleged attack happened on May 21 in their Manchester home, according to reports.

CNN reports that a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said the two allegedly attacked the actress because of her relationship with a Hindu man, and that the family is Muslim.

Azad first appeared as Padma Patil, the classmate of Harry Potter and the twin sister of Parvati Patil, in 2005's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." She will also be featured in the film adaptation of the seventh and final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

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