Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Daniel Radcliffe Is “Not Interested” In The Film

When asked if he would be willing to return to the role of Harry Potter for another movie, Daniel Radcliffe’s reaction was not what fans might have hoped for.

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With talks of an adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in recent news, it has left fans wondering who among the original cast might return to take part in the sequel. Much to the disappointment of fans, in a recent interview with The New York Times Daniel Radcliffe confirmed that he will not be returning for an adaptation even if one is produced, saying:

“This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore, I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of ‘Potter’ okay and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life.”

This shouldn’t be an indicator to fans that it will never happen however, as he went on to say “I’m never going to say never, but the Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”


After the recent 20 year anniversary reunion HBO Max special it seems that is the last time that we’ll be seeing Radcliffe in the Harry Potter setting, though he’s far from low on current projects. With past projects such as the comedy drama indie film Swiss Army Man and the TBS tv series Miracle Workers under his belt and newer films such as the most recently released Lost City and his upcoming biopic about Weird Al Yankovic it’s without a doubt that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and is taking roles in a variety of film and tv genres.

What we can see as a definite is if the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie adaptation does arrive in the coming years, it will not be featuring Daniel Radcliffe in it. Even so, fans can find hope in the possibility of Radcliffe returning to the Wizarding World further down the road, even if it takes a decade or two to get there.

The stage play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still being performed, and more information about the magical show can be found here.