Daniel Radcliffe's Spielberg denial

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 February 2008

Daniel Radcliffe's Spielberg denial

Daniel Radcliffe insists rumours Steven Spielberg is to direct the seventh 'Harry Potter' film are "absolute rubbish".

The 18-year-old star, who plays the boy wizard in the franchise, says as far as he knows the legendary filmmaker is not involved in the final instalment of the series.

Speaking on the red carpet at yesterday's (10.02.08) BAFTA awards ceremony in London, he said: "It's absolute rubbish that Spielberg is directing the final film. It's not true. There's absolutely no foundation in that at all.

"I have no idea how that rumour started or where it came from. It's not true. How's that for a definitive answer?"

Daniel also revealed filming on the sixth movie 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' is going well.

He told British radio station Heart: "We're getting through it alright. I'm really enjoying it. We're about six months in and we've only got four more to go."

Daniel is currently on diet in preparation for the Broadway run of hit play 'Equus', in which he appears fully naked.

He said: "I need to diet more. I started over Christmas and lost seven pounds."

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