Daniel Radcliffe: I’d Play Harry Potter’s Father

He says his boy wizard days are over, but that a cameo as Harry's dad would be perfect

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

While insisting his days of playing Harry Potter are over, Daniel Radcliffe hinted he’d be game to play the wizard’s dad in the “unlikely” event that J.K. Rowling writes a sequel.

No more schoolboy stuff,” he told the U.K.’s Time Out magazine. “A cameo as Harry’s dad? That would be perfect!”

Getty ImagesRadcliffe said that real-life fatherhood intrigued him, as well. The 23-year-old star of the Harry Potter films said he is anxious to experience the “wonderful change” enjoyed by his friends who have become parents and that he looked forward to the “sense of purpose” that comes with having children.

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But clearly some of the values instilled by Professor Dumbledore, his Hogwarts headmaster in the Potter films, have had an effect.

Radcliffe added that  he is “definitely” going to be a demanding parent, who “pushes their kids into things.”

Radcliffe was in London preparing for his latest onstage role as Billy, a lame village idiot  who dreams of becoming a film star, in Martin McDonagh‘s "The Cripple of Inishmaan," which is to open next month in London’s Noel Coward Theatre.