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Friday, July 28, 2006

Harry Potter and the Miscast Play

Hot off the press from

"Harry Potter"' actor Daniel Radcliffe is to take on his first leading role in the West End next year in a revival of Peter Shaffer’s Equus. No venue for the Thea Sharrock-directed production has been confirmed, but previews are reportedly due to start Feb. 16, 2007. opening Feb. 27. Joining Radcliffe in the production will be the Tony-winning star of The History Boys, Richard Griffiths, who also appeared with Radcliffe in one of the "Harry Potter" movies.

A marketer's dream? Perhaps. But how will those little Harry-ites react to their hero masturbating while blinding cute horsies?

Or as Playbill more diplomatically puts it: "Shaffer’s play will make new demands of the 17-year-old actor. As Strang, Radcliffe will perform a sexual act while riding naked on a horse."

Griffiths seems wrong for the part, too, come to think of it. As good as he is.

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