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Daniel Radcliffe's on-set brush with lions

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Daniel Radcliffe's on-set brush with lions

Daniel Radcliffe had a brush with lions on the set of his latest movie.

The 26-year-old actor stars alongside fellow Brit James McAvoy in 'Victor Frankenstein', and he's recalled a close encounter he had with the terrifying animals while filming one particular scene.

Daniel - who appears in the role of Igor - explained he was making his way around a circus during the shoot and "as soon as I got into my crouched hunchback position [two lions on set] started tracking me".

He told the New York Post newspaper: "They went down to the ground. I talked to the [trainers] and they said, 'Yeah, they think you're like a hurt animal, they're honing in on you.' I was like, 'Man, lions are b**tards.'"

Meanwhile, Daniel recently confessed that people who meet him for the first time are surprised to learn he's not "an absolute a**hole".

The actor, who landed the lead role in the 'Harry Potter' franchise when he was 11, said he's more down-to-earth than the majority of child stars.

He said: "When I did my first non-Potter film, 'December Boys' [in 2007], I became good friends with one of the make-up and hair teams. After a few weeks, I said, 'So, honestly, what did you expect when you were going to get me?'

"And they said, 'We thought you were going to be a d**k.' Because that's the notion people have in their heads of child stars. People expect me to be an absolute a**hole. And when I'm not, that always plays in my favour."