Are they replacing Daniel Radcliffe?

United States
February 20, 2007 1:01pm CST
One of my close friends told me he heard that Daniel Radcliffe was getting the boot from future Harry Potter movies because of all the drama surrounding his stage appearance in the play he's appearing in. Has anyone heard this? I have searched it and found nothing on here. That would be insane!
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@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
20 Feb 07
What I heard was that he is starting to look too old to play Harry, and a lot of people have a problem with that. Don't know if they will boot him from the series or not, though...
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@kims374 (300)
• United States
20 Feb 07
no, I had not heard this; although if they did it, it would be completely unfair to him. He is older now, and ofcourse will get different types of roles. I am sure he is sick of being typecast as potter; and wants to expand his horizons. I give him praise for showing courage to go "out of the box"
• United States
20 Feb 07
My thoughts, exactly!! No one will appreciate the Harry Potter movies more than the audience that has grown alongside Daniel... and they are getting old enough to appreciate him as MORE than Harry Potter.
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I really don't think they'll replace him. He's the Harry Potter of the movies. People wouldn't watch if he wasn't in it.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I belive this is a rumor, many rumors have been going on for a long time. Considering that the 5th movie is already made, and only two left to film..unless something happens to Daniel I don't think they will replace him. It would also be a terrible thing to do because I know many, myself included, who would not continue watching the series if they decided to change the actor of one on the main characters, let alone the main character. (I had a hard enough time getting over the new Dumbledore..I apparently am not a big fan of change :)
• United States
21 Feb 07
WOW--and I am sure you aren't the only one that would boycott. I was displeased with the Dumbledore transition, but what can ya do... the Daniel thing shouldn't even be questioned. I think it's weird there's even rumors. I view Harry Potter as seperate and abouve rumors circulating just any ole movie, so that's why I was concerned when I heard this.
• India
21 Feb 07
nah! its just a rumour - though if they don't finish the movies soon, they will be forced to do so.......all the three of them are 17+ now, i thinl
@brew2x (3095)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
I hope it's not true! Replacing him would be a bad idea, I think he's a good actor and he's our Harry Potter from the beginning.
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
i do not think so. the new harry potter movie trailer is already being shown! it is just a hype, don't believe what the writers are saying. they do this to hype the movie.
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@abby_abz (155)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
Yeah it's insane. I don't think they should replace him. he's perfect for the role.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I very highly doubt that they will replace Daniel Radcliffe. Contractually it would be a bad idea, as I'm sure they have had him sing on for the full ride. I also think the JK Rowling Has aked that the actors stay the same so the age progression would be more dramatic. Also, he's an actor. Anyone in entertainment should understand that actors will accept other roles (especially an amazing like the one in Equus) In addition to one that may already have appeared in. I would be very dissapointed if Daniel Radcliffe has been cut. I have a lot of doubt about this happening.
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• Philippines
21 Feb 07
yeah, that's insane! they couldn't replace daniel radcliffe as harry potter in the film cause that wouldn't be harry potter at all without him! people are used to him as being harry potter, he grew up with the role so if they replace him, i think it would be sooo much different at all and the movie's earning would definitely drop, believe me.
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@joy358 (491)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Really? I haven't really heard this rumor but if they do it would be completely unfair to Daniel. I don't think there is anyting wrong for him to want to further his career by venturing into more mature roles. He is growing up after all. And I agree with you, it would be insane for them to do these because fans would expect to see his face when they watch later Harry Potter movies. It just wouldn't be the same if they replace him.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I had heard of this, but it seemed like just a rumor with nothing to really back it up. I know WB was somewhat displeased with Daniel's appearance in Equus, though, so that's probably where the rumor came from? I think it would be pretty terrible if they replaced him now, especially when it seems like he's coming into his own as an actor, which will help him to play Harry as the plot grows more intense.
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@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Hmmmm, recasting him so late in the game sounds pretty risky to me. He has quite a devoted fan base and I think there would be an uproar. As for the play he is appearing in, it is quite a famous and critically acclaimed play. I don't think it would be fair if he got punished for expanding his acting experience. It can be very hard to make it after being known as a child actor, so he gets nothing but kudos from me for it. There are always recasting rumors. Especially around the girl who plays Hermione thinking about leaving the films. Hopefully they will just think of ways to make Daniel Radcliff look younger and Emma Watson won't be able to say no to the money. Besides, for those of us who remember 90210, they had people in their 20s playing high school students. I suppose it could be done.
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