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Radcliffe's film musical dreams

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he dreams of starring in a "weird" big-screen musical.

The former Harry Potter star, who took Broadway by storm with his performance in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, wants to star in an off-kilter movie musical.

"I would love to do a big film musical. I think when they're done right, they're incredibly exciting and fun and cool," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"Everyone thinks of the ones that come to mind immediately like Grease and things like that, but what was that slightly bizarre but wonderful John Turturro film? Romance & Cigarettes. It's a bizarre musical, and I love weird, interesting, different stuff like that."

Daniel, who returns to Broadway in April with Martin McDonagh's dark comedy The Cripple Of Inishmaan, revealed that completing How To Succeed Without Really Trying after the show's 11-month run was one of his proudest moments.

"I think the performance I'm proudest of that I've ever given was in Kill Your Darlings or in Cripple Of Inishmaan, but in terms of having done a really long run, for some reason I'm proudest of How To Succeed more than anything I've done just because of the exertion for a year and the fact that I was able to keep it up," he said.

"Because at the beginning of the year you do go, 'Oh God, will I be able to do this?'"

The 24-year-old, who has been filming Frankenstein in the UK, added: " That just taught me a lot about stamina on stage and finding ways of keeping a show fresh for 300 performances. It's a real test and a great test, and it's one I really enjoyed."


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