Radcliffe Potter’s Father? Actor Says He’d Do It
Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the enormously successful film adaptations of the books, says that although he’s ruled out ever playing Harry again, he’d definitely play Harry’s father, James.
““No more schoolboy stuff. A cameo as Harry’s dad? That would be perfect!” he said.
Of course, Harry famously looks just like his father, so it wouldn’t exactly be a stretch. It would also fit in with Radcliffe’s desire to move away from the role that made him famous while revisiting the characters at the same time. The 23-year old actor has made a conscious effort to distance himself from Harry, taking roles on stage–such as the controversial Broadway production of Equus which required him to be nude–and in films like “The Woman In Black” and “Kill Your Darlings”, a biopic about Allen Ginsberg.
The young actor recently spoke about being a dad, which he hopes is in the cards for him in the near future.
“I definitely want to have kids,” he said. “I’ve grown up around lots of people who were having kids when I knew them, because a lot of them were a lot older than me. And I saw the wonderful change in them. I see that it gives you a sense of purpose that up till now I only really get from work. I want that. I don’t know when or [with whom] but I want it. And I’d like to get started on it before my thirties. I like the idea of being a youngish parent. So I’ve got energy to play football even though they’ll be better than me by the time they’re four.”