Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said he put his foot down when he was asked to strip off for his latest role - because he has shown too much already. Asked about filming the second series of the Sky Arts comedy drama A Young Doctor's Notebook , he said: "I think there was a discussion about possible nudity for one scene and I think my comment was, 'I got naked in three films last year, please can I not? Radcliffe, who appeared in a bath with Hamm in the first series of A Young Doctor's Notebook , joked: "We don't get naked in this series, much to everyone's disappointment. The actor, who also stripped off for the play Equus, said of his post-Potter career: "People have given me the opportunity to work on really interesting things and get better. Getting to work on this material was hugely freeing. It was recently announced that Potter author JK Rowling was making her screenwriting debut with a spin-off film based on a minor character in her stories about the teenage wizard.
Lots of people are getting confused, thinking it's about Harry Potter , but it isn't. It's a really, really, sinister, dark piece. There will be full frontal nudity, but I'm not sure if there's simulated sex. It's probably up to parents to use their discretion, but it's really not recommended for anyone under eight. We aren't actually giving a recommended age. There may be scenes that are unsuitable for children, but there shouldn't be any problem with 16 year olds. There is nudity but I'm sure they've seen worse.
Richard Griffiths will co-star in the revival of Peter Shaffer's play Equus, to open in the capital in March. Radcliffe and Griffiths are currently shooting the fifth Harry Potter film. The role will require Radcliffe, 17, to appear naked and symbolically blind six horses. Richard Burton and Peter Firth starred in the film version. Firth played disturbed stable boy Alan Strang in the original London stage production and later on Broadway.
The former Emmerdale actor plays teenager Alan Strang, who is examined by a psychiatrist after blinding a group of horses. That production made headlines around the world when Radcliffe appeared naked on stage. Kai said he knows the five-minute scene will still be a talking point.