Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is desperate to play a gay spy.
The 18-year-old actor is planning to audition for the role of a boy at boarding school in the 30s who falls in love with his best friend and later becomes an undercover agent in a remake of the 1984 movie Another Country.
The film adaptation of Julian Mitchell’s play, which originally starred Rupert Everett in both the stage and screen version, is loosely based on the life of Guy Burgess, who became a double agent working for the Soviet Union, and was famously part of the Cambridge Five spy ring.
Earlier this week, Daniel – who appeared naked on stage in the London play Equus – revealed he was interested in playing characters who are exploring their sexuality.
Speaking at a press conference for his latest movie December Boys, he said: “I’d never play a gay character just for the sake of playing a gay character. If the script was good, and it was a good gay character then, I’m 18, and so the parts I’m going to be getting will be open for around that age range.
“And around that age range is when people are exploring sexuality, so those are the parts I think I will be involved in.”
Daniel has definitely come of age since first appearing as the boy wizard in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001.
December Boys, in which he plays an orphan competing with four other boys to be adopted, sees Daniel in his first ever film sex scene.
He is also set to reprise his nude role in Equus, when the play transfers to Broadway next year.