Daniel Radcliffe open to Harry Potter spin-off role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 October 2013
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he is open to reprising his most famous role as Harry Potter in spin-off movie, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Daniel Radcliffe would be open to a cameo in the new 'Harry Potter' spin-off movie.

Author J.K. Rowling is set to pen a script based on her book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' - which is one of the textbooks Harry and his pals studied at Hogwarts school of wizardry in the films - and the actor thinks it would be fun to have the movie take place in the same timeline as the 'Harry Potter' movies so the two could overlap in an indiscreet way.

Quizzed if he would be interested in cameo in the film, Radcliffe explained he'd be open to the idea if the protagonist of the new film - a magical explorer - had a chance encounter with his famous wizard.

He told to Collider.com: "That's the version of it that I would be most interested in. By the time that comes into filming, I will have put quite a few years of work into putting that character away, so to put the costume on for any length of time would not necessarily be something I'm seeking. But I like the idea of an intertwining storyline, like him passing in the night. That's kind of fun. I don't know if that would be the case, but I could maybe be talked into that."

Rowling will write the script herself for Warner Bros., while 'Harry Potter' producer David Heyman is on board to produce.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

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