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Daniel Radcliffe Considered Quitting Harry Potter After Prisoner Of Azkaban

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11/25/2013 11:02 pm
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Daniel Radcliffe Considered Quitting Harry Potter After Prisoner Of Azkaban
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Hannah Daglish

Staff Writer

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe admitted he considered leaving the film franchise after the third installment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Whilst he admitted he would have missed working alongside his fellow Potter cast, Radcliffe considered leaving after fearing he would not be able to move onto other projects if he saw the full film series through. He believed that leaving after the third film would leave an opportunity for another actor to take over and establish himself as the lead character. He decided to stay when he realised that there were few roles around for teenage boys, and certainly “none as good as Harry Potter”. Despite this period of uncertainty however, Radcliffe does not want to distance himself from the franchise that made his name. He compared his career to that of Paul McCartney and his life after The Beatles. He said: “Paul McCartney might have gone on to do a lot of other things, but people are always going to want to talk about the Beatles." Radcliffe continued, “You have to embrace the fact that you were involved in this incredibly cool thing that did wonders for the British film industry and though you might not always be happy with the work you did on it, the opportunity it has given you to forge a career for yourself is amazing”. Whilst fans may be shocked by Radcliffe’s latest revelation, the fact that Radcliffe remained in the main role gave a credibility and continuity to the franchise that were important in its success. Though Radcliffe’s fears were perhaps sensible in such a competitive industry, they seem not to have materialised. Radcliffe has enjoyed a great deal of success in work after Potter, starring in films and on stage on both sides of the Atlantic, and whilst he gains new fans and followers with every new project, Potter fans continue to follow his progress. His latest project is playing poet Allen Ginsberg, in the film Kill Your Darlings, which opens in the UK on December 6th.


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