Daniel Radcliffe unsure about attending Harry Potter play


Daniel Radcliffe has admitted he isn't sure he will attend previews of the Harry Potter play because he doesn't want to distract fans.

Stage production Harry Potter And The Cursed Child opens at the Palace Theatre London in July, and previews are already under way.

But Daniel, who found fame as the boy wizard in the movie adaptations of JK Rowling's books, told E! News he doesn't want his presence in the audience to take anything away from the show.

Daniel Radcliffe played Harry Potter in the movies
Daniel Radcliffe played Harry Potter in the movies (WarnerBros Pictures/PA)

Speaking in New York, he said: "It would be a weird one. I could be completely wrong in this, but I feel like if I went to see it that night, there's going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there in the audience obviously and would that then become a thing?

"Would it be more about them watching me watch the show or would it take away from the show. I would never want to do anything that would distract or take away from the show."

"I'm busy doing a play here at the moment, but I'm not sure," added the star.

Based on an original story by JK, the play is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

It focuses on Harry - now an "overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children" - and his middle child, Albus Severus.

Jamie Parker will play an adult Harry Potter, while Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni stars as Hermione.