Monday 22 January 2018

Radcliffe: I could be Potter's dad

Actor Daniel Radcliffe
Actor Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he's done with Harry Potter - but wouldn't mind a cameo in any future films.

The 23-year-old - who returns to the West End stage in Martin McDonagh's play The Cripple Of Inishmaan - admitted he has no plans to reprise his role as the boy wizard, but could see himself playing a parent should author JK Rowling write any more sequels.

"Even if Jo wrote a sequel, which is unlikely, I'd take a LOT of talking round. I've done so much work to establish myself as something outside that series I'd be really hesitant to go back. Even if they were set later in time," he told Time Out London.

"I'm 23, which is too old to be running round in a school boy's cape. Because the theme parks are expanding there was an enquiry whether I'd do more filming from them and I was like: No, I can't get away with that any more, I'd just look foolish."

The actor added: "I'd never totally close the door for the reason that Jo's a great writer. But no more school boy stuff. A cameo as Harry's dad? That would be perfect!"

Daniel revealed he'd be up for a part in the new Star Wars films, saying: "I'd love to be part of a franchise again. Maybe not leading it: a nice supporting role. In Star Wars? Yeah, that'd be awesome. That'd be crazy cool."

He also admitted he likes doing physical scenes, where he's being slapped around.

"I love getting beaten up. All of that getting beaten up stuff is brilliant. I encourage people to just hit me harder," he said.

The Cripple Of Inishmaan opens at the Noel Coward theatre on June 8.

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