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Daniel Radcliffe ponders Bond villain role, dazzles theater critics

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM   |   Comments

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June 19 (UPI) -- As glowing reviews pour in from Daniel Radcliffe's stage turn as an orphan in "The Cripple of Inishmaan," the 23-year-old "Harry Potter" star shrugged off suggestions he could be an action star.

“I am never going to be cast to play a Bruce Willis character in 'Die Hard,'” Radcliffe told the Sun.

“I would make a much better villain than [James] Bond -- I am not nearly strapping enough to play Bond,” he added.

But what about Britain's most cerebral hero -- Doctor Who?

“I’ve done one iconic character, that might be enough," Radcliffe said.

Meanwhile, Radcliffe has received rave reviews of his performance in "The Cripple of Inishman," which recently debuted on London's West End.

The Guardian gave the play four stars, noting that Radcliffe "has the precious gift, vital in a play full of narrative surprises, of seeming artful and vulnerable at the same time."

"Radcliffe comes across as the genuine article in the midst of all these deliberate authenticities," the Independent said.

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