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Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe shares throwback WWF photo with costars

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Before Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Matthew Lewis joined the Order of the Phoenix to take down a dark wizard, they were three ordinary adolescent wrestling fans.

On Friday, Radcliffe took a trip down memory lane on social media, posting a vintage photo of the night he and his Harry Potter costars attended a WWF show a decade and a half ago.

“Found this and thought I’d share it with you all,” he wrote. “Two days before the start of [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone] our producer, David Heyman, took Matthew Lewis, Rupert Grint and me (in my super-cool lime green zip-top!) to WWF Insurrection in Sheffield (this was prior to it becoming WWE). Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the whole group. Judging by the sign behind us I think William Regal was making his entrance! And judging by our faces we weren’t quite brave enough to boo him.”

(For the uninitiated, the WWF changed its name to the WWE in 2002, and Regal is a British wrestler.)

Radcliffe, whose upcoming movies include Now You See Me 2 and Swiss Army Man, also took a moment to plug his pal’s show: Go watch the brilliant Mr. Lewis in season 2 of Happy Valley on Netflix,” he wrote.