The former boy wizard won’t be watching the stage sequel of the Harry Potter films that made him famous

Daniel Radcliffe has turned his back on Harry Potter as he admits he won’t be in the audience of the new stage sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The actor, who starred as the boy wizard in all eight of the big screen adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s books, confessed he’s worried about overshadowing the production, which has already won rave reviews following a preview performance on Tuesday.

‘It would be a weird one. I could be completely wrong in this, but I feel like if I went to see it that night, there’s going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there in the audience obviously and would that then become a thing?’ he told E! News.

‘Would it be more about them watching me watch the show or would it take away from the show?’

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Daniel’s revelation comes shortly after author J.K. Rowling urged fans not to spoil the new show for future theatregoers.

‘You’ve been amazing for years at keeping Harry Potter’s secrets so you didn’t spoil the books for readers who came after you,’ said the 50-year-old in a short video.

‘So I’m asking you one more time to keep the secrets and let audiences enjoy Cursed Child with all the surprises that we’ve built into the story.’

Alongside the video, the author added: ‘Potter fans have always had each other’s backs. Today I’m asking you to #KeepTheSecrets of #CursedChild’.