Radcliffe: Harry Potter's Father Closest Actor Will Come To Playing Boy Wizard Again

Elaine Radford

Daniel Radcliffe may play Potter's father, but the 23-year-old Harry Potter star has revealed that he is now too old for his signature role.

"No more schoolboy stuff. A cameo as Harry's dad? That would be perfect!" is what he told London entertainment magazine Time Out.

However, Radcliffe also pointed out that he thought it was highly unlikely that J.K. Rowling would produce any more sequels. And he stressed that he'd really worked hard to distance himself from being type-cast as Harry Potter after a decade spent playing the iconic boy wizard. Therefore, he'd really need some effective persuasion to convince him to appear in another Potter film.

Daniel Radcliffe didn't out-and-out say so, but my guess is that a big ole huge truckload of money would probably do the trick.

Although the early twentysomething film and stage actor seems a bit young to be considering fatherhood in the real world, apparently the thought has already crossed his mind. Radcliffe told Time Out that he believed that fathering a child gives people a sense of purpose that he has only found in his acting career.

Admitting that he doesn't yet have a mother in mind, he added that he still has some time running on his self-imposed biological clock:

"I'd like to get started on it before my thirties. I like the idea of being a youngish parent. So I've got energy to play football even though they'll be better than me by the time they're four."

Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out to publicize his latest role as Billy, a village idiot in The Cripple of Inishmaan, which will open in London in June.

The challenging part is a long way from Radcliffe's role as Harry Potter, much less Potter's father.

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