Radcliffe's serious acting plans
Published 18/05/2010 | 16:11
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he plans to work hard to become a serious actor.
The 20-year-old actor - who has been starring as the boy wizard in the Harry Potter movies since he was 11 - told The Radio Times he feels his fame currently outshines his acting.
Daniel said: "It's bizarre. Most working actors want to become stars - I sort of am a star because of Harry Potter, and I would love to become a working actor. I love auditioning."
He went on: "But to be honest, I'm happy to ride this as long as it goes. If it goes for two months after Potter, I'm happy. If it goes for six years, I'm happy. It's a tough, tough industry, and I've got a lot of friends in it. And I truly believe that if I don't make it as an actor, I will make it another way - I don't have doubts about myself.
"I've been through all the stuff. I've been busy growing up along the years. And I believe I have other skills."
Daniel is proud of his cameo in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's sitcom Extras in 2005, which he hopes showed people he can be more than just Harry Potter.
He said: "Ricky and Stephen are known for writing really very edgy, sophisticated humour.
"For me to be working with them, I hope it made everybody think again about what kinds of things I want to do, and start to think, 'he's serious about this'."