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Radcliffe 'owes everything' to Potter franchise

1 of 1 Daniel Radcliffe 'owes everything' to Harry Potter franchise
Daniel Radcliffe 'owes everything' to Harry Potter franchise

Daniel Radcliffe insists he owes ''everything to Harry Potter'' as it launched his acting career.

The 24-year-old star, who played the wizard boy in the fantasy film franchise, admits that he hasn't forgotten his roots.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper's Telegraph Magazine, Daniel said: ''I owe everything to Potter but playing a character for so long gives you pent up energy and desire to try as many things as possible. The films I made last year and A Young Doctor have been huge leaps forward for me. I think I am getting better at knowing what I am good and not good for.''

Radcliffe said his goal in life is to better his own acting career, adding: ''Primarily, I am trying to test and challenge myself and to get better because that is what excited me the most. But if I can get just one more person to read [Mikhail] Bulgakov, or come to see The Cripple of the Inishmaan that is incredibly cool.''

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