That would be shocking considering his fan base. He certainly is capable of the role -- he is a damn good actor, and his run in Harry Potter will be over when the seventh film is shot -- but don't you have to be 18 for the nudity required? Nothing precious, plain to see, don't make a fuss over me.
Saturday 17 August UK News feed. Audio: Charles Spencer says Daniel Radcliffe justifies all the hype In pictures: Harry Potter star is opening night sensation Video: Stars give their thoughts on the first night of Equus. Regular readers may recall that I am no great fan of the playwright Peter Schaffer, and Equus seems to me to contain every bit as much phoney baloney and pseudo-profundity as such other of his hits as Amadeus and the Royal Hunt of the Sun.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is to shed his wizarding robes to take the lead role in a stage production of Equusan erotic part that will require the young British actor literally to bare all. The year-old confirmed on a website dedicated to him a number of newspaper reports yesterday that he would appear in the drama at a theatre in London's West End early next year.
Not actually Harry Potter, of course, since he is fictional, but the next best thing: Daniel Radcliffewho plays him in the movies. Now 17, Mr. Tobin, 20, said after a recent performance.
It is a triumph of style over substance. The play feels terribly dated. Perhaps in the early s it was shocking to be told that passion, however misguided, must be swamped by conformity.
As Daniel Radcliffe appears in the chilling film The Woman in Blackhe admits that he was far more afraid of his nude scenes on stage in Equus. That was worrying. What has Daniel Radcliffe got that Russell Crowe hasn't?
Oh, the meetings they must have had! All that earnest, soul-searching talk about what was right for Daniel's image and Daniel's future now that he was 17 and not just some child wizard anymore. There would have been agents in those meetings and producers and personal managers and press people and Daniel's parents, of course, one of whom is a literary agent and the other a casting agent.
Let's be honest. Maternal West End theatregoers, in particular, caused an uproar and boycotted the show. While the presence of a nude year-old on stage is a striking image, and understandably so, it is in no way gratuitous. Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.
Daniel Radcliffe is getting naked again - but you won't guess what the director is making him do 'down there' We remember him when he was all diddy and squeaky in Harry Potter partly because we were all diddy and squeaky ourselvesbut we're about to get our second eyeful of Daniel Radcliffe's naked form, because the actor has just revealed he's stripping off for yet another role. But not only has the posh actor announced that his bits will be on show for a new project - he's quite happily told the world that is privates will be extra, um, hairy argh!
Daniel Radcliffe did famously, and to critical acclaim, portray the role of Alan Strang, and yes, this requires nudity. But at no point, and I want to make this really clear, does Alan have sex with a horse. Just saying. It was shockingly controversial when first performed indue in no small part to its graphic descriptions of a confused sexuality and its paganistic rejection of modern society, not to mention its famously disturbing and violent finale.