Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Daniel Radcliffe: Another Potter actor will be 'weird'

Daniel Radcliffe: Another Potter actor will be 'weird'

Daniel Radcliffe thinks it will be "weird" seeing another actor playing Harry Potter.

The 26-year-old actor played the boy wizard in all eight films from 2001 to 2011 but has ruled himself out of returning to the role next year when a sequel co-penned by the author of the novels J.K. Rowling opens on London's West End.

He admitted: "I'm getting asked a lot, 'Would you play him?' and I'm like, 'No.' Because I've done it."

Despite not being keen to reprise the role in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', he thinks it will be odd seeing another actor play the part because it has been such a huge part of his life.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on 'Watch What Happens Live', he continued: "But it would be very weird to see someone else play him."

Announcing the two-part play, which Rowling sees as the eighth instalment in the franchise, she revealed it will follow Harry's second son Albus, 19 years after the last book.

She explained: "It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.

"As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."