Sunday, February 04, 2007

My, that is rounded

A shocked world learns that Daniel Radcliffe is to appear nude on stage in Peter Shaffer's Equus, opening in London in February. (He's 17, for crying out loud - is this legal?) A spokeperson says that he wants "to show he is a rounded actor".

Must - control - urge - to - make - innuendo. (Well, apart from the subject line.)

Anyway, good for him. He knows he won't be Harry Potter forever - and who would want to be - so wants to make his mark in other ways. Though I can't help wondering if a condition for taking the role was that his mum should be barred from coming anywhere within a billion trillion squillion miles of the theatre.

There is precedent. Peter Firth played the same role opposite Richard Burton (whose part will be taken on stage this time by Uncle Vernon, strangely) and he was in the Double Deckers. (He's the one in the orange shirt ...)


  1. I remembered hearing about this a while back and thinking the exact same thing myself. Daniel Radcliffe nude?! Good grief talk about extremes.

  2. i'm going to see that play :)
    i'll never be able to watch harry potter in the same way once i know whats under the cloak....

  3. Eeeeuuuuwwww.

    And let's not start on the wizard's wand jokes.


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