New Harry Potter Story Doesn't Mean Daniel Radcliffe's Back

Posted 11:11 AM July 8th, 2014 by Fred Topel
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J.K. Rowling made big Harry Potter news when she posted a new story featuring Harry on the Pottermore website. The story is in the form of a Daily Prophet article by Rita Skeeter, but it mentions an adult Harry attending a Quidditch event. Her timing was perfect for the Television Critics Association, as Radcliffe appeared before the TV press group via satellite from Broadway to promote his British series A Young Doctor’s Notebook airing on Ovation.

Don’t get too excited for a new cinematic Harry Potter adventure. Radcliffe was asked whether he would consider playing Harry again should the opportunity arise. “I mean, my inclination is to say no because it’s not even hypothetical at the moment really,” Radcliffe said. “What she’s written, I haven’t read it yet, I’m going to read it, but is as I understand it a very, very short piece. I’m not sure it’s of itself worthy of adaptation to film.”

Perhaps Radcliffe is not thinking big picture. There are more films in the Harry Potter universe planned, and if a grown-up Harry were to show up, we’d all hope it’s still Daniel Radcliffe. “He’s at least 12 years older in it than I am now so I don’t think I’ll have to worry about that for a long time,” Radcliffe said.

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