Daniel Radcliffe forbidden from ditching English accent

Daniel Radcliffe was told he can never lose his English accent in films because he is "not marketable" without his British twang.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe was told he can never lose his English accent.

The 'Harry Potter' actor revealed he was once planning on using a Canadian accent for a film but was told he is "not marketable" unless he keeps his trademark British twang.

He recalled: "It was basically: 'You're not marketable without your English accent,' which is bad news for all the other stuff I've done with American accents."

Despite feeling slightly offended, the 25-year-old film star who hails from Fulham in west London admitted he obeyed the producers because he didn't want the film to be a flop.

He continued: "It was one of those ridiculous last-minute panics on their behalf, but I certainly wasn't going to go: 'Well, screw you guys, I'm going to put 200 people out of work for the sake of an accent.'"

Having starred in thrillers 'The Woman in Black' and 'Horns' since completing the eight films in the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel said he has no plans to make an action movie in the near-future as the scripts he has received are not ones he would consider.

He told the Sunday Express' S magazine: "A couple of quite good action films have come my way.

"But there's never a fresh character involved in any of those films. It's just the same people thrown into different cities with different casts.

"I like action movies and I feel there used to be lots of really witty ones, like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon and the Bourne movies, but the good ones are few and far between now."

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