Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter will stick to me'

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter is heading back to the big screen for his penultimate cinematic outing tomorrow, and Daniel Radcliffe is already sounding a little bit wistful.

With Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 signalling the final death knells of the hugely profitable (and loved) franchise, he’s coming to terms with having to bid farewell to the character that made him a household name.

“I think to a certain extent it's true that Harry will stick to me,” he tells Parade magazine. “I think in a lot of people's minds I will always be him. It's rather like the mafia, I guess. Once you're in, you never get out.”

He’s not afraid that he’ll be typecast forever, though:

“I don't think I'm being typecast so far. But I would never be anything but proud to be associated with this film series forever.”

Radcliffe’s not hanging around to prove he’s more than just Harry Potter, though – he’s already shot new Hammer film The Woman In Black. And he’ll never regard his Potter experience as anything but positive.

“It's changed me,” he admits, “but I don't think necessarily negatively. It's all been good.”

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 opens this Friday 19 December.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.