IT reads like a Hollywood film script. Famous rich boy sees not-so-famous girl across a room, their gaze lovingly locks but the girl is suddenly whisked away and that's the last time he sees her.
A little corny, but for 18-year-old film star boy-wizard Daniel Radcliffe this was his real-life experience on his recent Australia visit. And now he wants help to find his mystery girl.
Radcliffe, famous for his role as Harry Potter, has spoken for the first time about love lost at an Australian film function.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph he said he had many adventures during a recent trip Down Under - from getting lost while taking a cab ride in Melbourne and climbing the Harbour Bridge, to meeting the locals on a not-so-gridlocked island off the South Australian coast.
But the actor, who has often spoken about not being able to find a girlfriend, has revealed his love of "brilliant" Australian women - and one in particular that he met backstage during an AFI awards ceremony.
"There was one girl there, oh my god, she had eyes that just looked at me like she wanted to pounce on me," Radcliffe said yesterday.
"She stared at me the whole night and I was going to get her number and then I couldn't find her.
"I must have walked around that party for an hour trying to look for this girl, like some sad pathetic dweeb but it would have been so worth it."
When asked if The Daily Telegraph could help find her, Radcliffe blushed and regretfully shook his head.
"I don't know, I don't know her name, I can't remember her name.
"It was one of those things but she was stunning," he said.
Radcliffe, worth an estimated $50 million, has in the past lamented how "gold diggers" were always a worry and so many girls he met only liked him for his fame and money.
He said one day he hoped to meet the right woman - and she could well be an Australian.
Radcliffe said that he would visit Australia again, a country and people that he loved.
"Kangaroo Island, off Adelaide, was a great place, a beautiful amazing place," he said.
Radcliffe said his dream would be to return to Australia with a bunch of his mates for an Ashes series, spend two months in the country and go to all five Tests.