Harry Potter – Nude!

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

Nice to see actors buck the sterotypes that made them famous:

On stage in London’s West End and stripped of his cinematic magic (and for a while his clothes), Daniel Radcliffe of “Harry Potter” fame proves he’s no-one trick pony. Last night’s much-anticipated revival of Peter Shaffer’s “Equus” showed off a darker, more mature Radcliffe. Gone was the bespectacled schoolboy wizard, replaced by Radcliffe’s portrayal of a disturbed 17-year-old, Alan Strang, who’s committed to a psychiatric hospital for unexplainably blinding six horses with a metal pick. As an estranged and volatile loner, Radcliffe, 17 in real life, deftly reflects the raw passion and erotic energy of Shaffer’s script.

The critics were impressed.