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Tuesday 16 September 2014

No more nudity, pleads Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe didn't strip off for his latest TV role

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said he put his foot down when he was asked to strip off for his latest TV role - because he has shown too much already.

The 24-year-old actor stars opposite Mad Men's Jon Hamm in A Young Doctor's Notebook And Other Stories, about a medic working in a small village during the Russian Revolution.

He shed his clothes for three films, Horns, The F Word and Kill Your Darlings, which were shown recently at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Asked about filming the second series of the Sky Arts comedy drama A Young Doctor's Notebook, he said: "I think there was a discussion about possible nudity for one scene and I think my comment was, 'I got naked in three films last year, please can I not?'."

He added: "At some point everyone's going to start assuming I'm an exhibitionist."

Daniel, who appeared in a bath with Hamm in the first series of A Young Doctor's Notebook, joked: "We don't (get naked) in this series, much to everyone's disappointment."

The actor, who also stripped off for the play Equus, said of his post-Potter career: "People have given me the opportunity to work on really interesting things and get better. Getting to work on this material was hugely freeing."

It was recently announced that Potter author JK Rowling was making her screenwriting debut with a spin-off film based on a minor character in her stories about the teenage wizard.

Daniel said of the film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: "I'm sure they're going to have a great time. I'm sure a lot of people will be really excited."

But he added: "I, needless to say, won't be involved. I don't know if any of us (the original Potter cast) will be. I know nothing about it."

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