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Radcliffe: I want to be new Oldman

Published 25/12/2011 | 11:52

Daniel Radcliffe admires Gary Oldman's body of work
Daniel Radcliffe admires Gary Oldman's body of work

Daniel Radcliffe has said he believes he could be the next Gary Oldman.

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The Harry Potter star told Empire magazine how impressive he found the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy star's acting career and revealed he hoped to build up a similar body of work.

Daniel said: "When I look at Gary Oldman's career, that's what I look at and go, 'Oh my God! That's amazing!' The versatility and range shown there... And, you know, I believe I'm capable of that.

"I just want to keep working with interesting people and hopefully build up as diverse and varied a body of work as I can."

The 22-year-old actor revealed he felt spurred on by criticism of his acting to prove his critics wrong.

He said: "I'm very motivated by the doubt of others. Whenever I hear people talk about the Potter kids as if we're not going to be able to make it out of the series... That really lights a fire under me."

Daniel admitted he felt he had made mistakes in his acting, but that he had learned from them.

He said: "You know, I'm at the age most actors would be when they've learned from their mistakes in private and done drama school for three years. It's a double-edged sword - I had the amazing privilege of working with these fantastic actors for 10 years and learning from them, but I also had - we all did - the slight curse of somebody seeing, basically, our acting exercises!"

He added: "Sometimes I really feel like I'm getting the hang of it, because I never really had a process. I'm working on that."

The February issue of Empire magazine is on sale now.

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