The singer's sibling Alfie Allen now bares it all onstage in Equus

By People Staff
Updated February 01, 2008 04:00 PM
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The role formerly in the, ahem, hands of Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe – the young lead in Peter Shaffer”s drama Equus – has now been filled for the U.K. touring production by 21-year-old Alfie Allen, who can also be seen as Keira Knightley‘s butler in the Oscar-nominated Atonement.

Now he’s being seen in the altogether onstage, where for his opening night, a family contingent made up of his sister, singer Lily Allen (though late), their parents, and the actor’s girlfriend of three months, Jaime Winstone, turned up to show support. “Everyone was blown away by him,” said a family pal, who claimed the actor wasn’t the least bit fazed by stripping, even in front of his family. “I think as much he’s a joker when he’s out and about, he’s quite a serious actor, and it s a relevant part.”
Monique Jessen