Brit found guilty of killing Harry Potter actor Rob Knox

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

A British man was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death a teenage actor who played a role in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film, the Reuters news service reported.

Rob Knox, 18, died after being stabbed five times outside a bar near London in May 2007 as he tried to protect his younger brother, Jamie, 17. Knox had a small part as Marcus Belby in the Potter movie.

Karl Bishop, 22, was found guilty of his murder at London's Old Bailey criminal court. The court heard Bishop had been involved in a dispute with Knox at the bar the previous week. The following week he returned but was refused entry and ended up in another confrontation with Knox and his friends.