His future as a serious leading man seems rich, though the question remains whether he’ll return to mainstream studio movies, particularly considering that so many of them rely on actors playing only minor variations on their most familiar roles. As an actor, she hasn’t faced the same problem Radcliffe did: While she’s recognizable to much of the world as Hermione, she isn’t as fundamentally identifiable as the character, and has grown only further apart from her as she’s gotten older.Where the Hermione of the novels is a frizzy-haired bookworm, Watson was the face of Burberry; hell, she just played a character the film’s title literally called a “Beauty.” While an actress like Watson will always face more bias and judgment regarding her looks than her male co-stars ever will, she never had the dilemma of looking too much like one character, and not enough like the accepted standard of beauty.Unlike the vast majority of young actors, Watson and Radcliffe have no financial reason to ever act again in their lives; they have the freedom to take jobs only because they want them, not because they need to pay the rent.It’s interesting, then, to see the different motivations behind their choices.And they provided him with the opportunity to work with many distinguished actors, including Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter.Radcliffe finds Oldman's and Rickman's careers particularly inspiring, telling that "They never, ever stop trying to get better and working with people they think are going to bring something new out of them." While some may wonder whether he lost a part of his youth to the fame and success of Harry Potter, Radcliffe seems to have no regrets about the nearly all-consuming project. For the most part I've been happy every single day.As a result, the roles she’s chosen show a bit less willful difficulty, and a bit more interest in reaching, if not the widest possible audience, then a significant portion of it.
I'm not the natural frame and stature of an action hero, so I may not get to play one again." He has also lamented that the film series did not receive more critical recognition, especially in terms of Academy Award nominations., he plays the title character who is shadowed throughout each episode by an older version of himself portrayed by Jon Hamm.The eight-film series spanned more than a decade of Radcliffe's life.These movies actually show him growing up from a tween to a young man.Audiences adored Radcliffe as the lead character, an orphaned boy who attends a special school for wizards in training.And the fever surrounding the series simply seemed to grow with each new film.