Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t ruled out playing character again
Daniel Radcliffe spent a decade playing The Boy Who Lived across eight films, from 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to 2011’s Harry Potter and the Dealthly Hallows: Part 2. Now, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playing on the London stage and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opening in theaters this fall, there’s plenty more of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world for Potter fans to enjoy — and Radcliffe won’t rule out coming back for more.
During an interview with Britain’s Radio Times, the actor was asked about ever playing Harry Potter again. “It would depend on the script,” he said. “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,” he added, “but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”
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Radcliffe’s post-Potter career has included stage roles in productions of Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and films like The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Now You See Me 2, and Swiss Army Man, in which he plays a flatulent corpse befriended by a shipwrecked man (played by Paul Dano).
And while he won’t rule out returning to Potter at some point, Radcliffe does plan to hold out on seeing the Cursed Child play — at least for the time being.
“I want to see the show, I am genuinely intrigued and I hear it’s fantastic,” he said recently. “I just feel like sitting in an audience that will, for the most part of the near future, be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might not be a… relaxing way to see a show. So, I guess, not for the time being.”