Actor to audition to play homosexual spy

Daniel Radcliffe is determined to shed his cute boy wizard image once and for all.

Not content with appearing on stage starkers as a troubled stableboy in Equus, he’s now auditioning to play a homosexual spy.

The actor, who is currently filming the latest Harry Potter movie, wants to play Cambridge scholar Guy Burgess, who as a 1930s boarding school boy fell in love with his friend.

The remake of the 1980s movie Another Country is expected to include scenes of nudity, caning and naked homo-erotic romps – but Daniel says he’s well up for the challenge.

‘I’d never play a gay character just for the sake of it,’ the 18-year-old tells the Daily Star.

‘But if the script was good and it was a good character, it wouldn’t bother me. Playing characters exploring their sexuality is a challenge.’

See clip of original film Another Country…

Alison Adey