Daniel Radcliffe is transforming into an anti-apartheid activist for his latest film role

March 13, 2019 11:03 PM

Daniel Radcliffe is undergoing a radical transformation for his new thriller Escape from Pretoria.

The 29-year-old actor was photographed on the set of the film on Wednesday wearing a blue button-down shirt, gray slacks and sporting long hair and a beard, as well as glasses.

Radcliffe plays Tim Jenkin, the real-life white South African activist who was imprisoned on the brutal Pretoria Prison for working with the African National Congress, an organization intent on ending apartheid.

The film is directed by Francis Annan and also stars Nathan Page and Mark Leonard Winter.

Radcliffe is currently starring on TBS’ Miracle Workers in which he portrays an angel who must convince God to allow the Earth to survive.

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The star rose to fame with the Harry Potter series. He opened up about the possibility of a reboot during an interview with IGN in February.

“I’m sure there will be some other version of it; I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime,” he said, while referencing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child actors Jamie Parker and Gareth Reeves, who have both played the famous wizard.

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He continued, “It will be interesting to see how long those films stay — it feels like there’s a sacredness around them at the moment, but that’ll go, the shine will wear off at some point.”

“It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series; I’m fascinated to watch,” he added.

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