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Daniel Radcliffe refuses to rule out Harry Potter return

Published 28/06/2016 | 00:06

Daniel Radcliffe has not completely ruled out returning to the role of Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe has not completely ruled out returning to the role of Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe has not completely ruled out returning to the role of Harry Potter on the stage or screen in the future.

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An adult Potter is currently treading the boards in London's West End in JK Rowling's play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but with Jamie Parker in the title role.

However, Radcliffe, 26, is not completely closing the door on a return to the role that made him famous.

He told the Radio Times: "It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there!

"So I am saying 'No' for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future."

The actor is keeping his hand in with magic in his new film role in Now You See Me 2, the sequel to the 2013 hit about a group of illusionists, but told the magazine he did not see any correlation until somebody pointed it out.

He said: " They were like, 'You are going to get loads of questions about magic again', and I went, 'Oh, damn, I guess I am!' "

He added: " If people want to find a correlation, they will. I should probably pay more attention, but for me Now You See Me 2 was a new type of role. I have never played a part like this in a film like this and didn't think about the connection to magic."

Radcliffe joins the original cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson, alongside Lizzy Caplan - who replaces Isla Fisher from the original outing.

The new film features Radcliffe's character Walter out to avenge his father, who was robbed by the group in the first film.

He learnt some card throwing for the role, but said his hours of practice drove his girlfriend Erin Darke mad.

Despite the years that have passed since Radcliffe left Hogwarts, he admits he still finds it hard to walk around places like Japan and Mexico City.

He said: "They are the two places where I thought, 'OK, I can't really walk around here'.

"It is much more now because when I was younger I wasn't going out by myself. Also, the fans of the films were younger and they were indoors with their parents whereas now we are all in our 20s.

"The people who were big fans of Potter I am more likely to meet now, rather than when I was in my teens."

The Radio Times is on sale from June 28.

Now You See Me 2 is in cinemas from July 4.

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