Radcliffe, who found fame as the young wizard in the Potter films, plays a troubled stable boy who ritualistically blinds horses in a production that has caused a flurry of excitement among his hordes of teenage fans. Radcliffe confessed afterwards to first night nerves but said he had no qualms about baring all after two weeks of doing the play in previews. You could hear a pin drop in the auditorium when year-old Radcliffe performed his naked scene with actress Joanna Christie, who plays his girlfriend.
Now that footage of Daniel Radcliffe's nude performance in Equus has hit the interwebs, audiences everywhere have discovered that what the young wizard lacks in wand, he certainly makes up for in sheer balls. It's for precisely that reason that while appearing on Inside the Actor's Studio this week, Radcliffe gave James Lipton a surprising answer to the self-posed question, "Are you ever worried about getting an erection onstage? Take heart, Dan — at least that shrinkage brings you ever closer to your long-held dream of playing Hermione!
Let's be honest. Maternal West End theatregoers, in particular, caused an uproar and boycotted the show. While the presence of a nude year-old on stage is a striking image, and understandably so, it is in no way gratuitous.
The former Emmerdale actor plays teenager Alan Strang, who is examined by a psychiatrist after blinding a group of horses. That production made headlines around the world when Radcliffe appeared naked on stage. Kai said he knows the five-minute scene will still be a talking point.
T o turn the heat up a notch, the young star has revealed he gave his year-old co-star Lorenzo Pisonia series of steamy notes on the show's opening night. Daniel said: "We're getting on very well indeed. I've written some really, really deeply sexual things on some of the cards.
Harry Potter is coming to Broadway… nude. Radcliffe, 18, earned rave reviews for his performance in the London production of the Tony Award-winning play. He also received loads of media attention for appearing naked onstage — a departure from his wholesome image as the bespectacled boy wizard in the big-screen adaptations of J.
Daniel Radcliffe did famously, and to critical acclaim, portray the role of Alan Strang, and yes, this requires nudity. But at no point, and I want to make this really clear, does Alan have sex with a horse. Just saying.
DRESSED in a leather jacket and hunched antisocially over his cellphone, Daniel Radcliffe could have been any other disaffected teenager adrift in gadget-world. But suddenly he looked up and leapt to his feet as if prodded by Emily Post herself. Radcliffe explained. It was early in the summer.
So when former Emmerdale regular Ethan Kai discovered he had won the part of disturbed stablehand Alan Strang, which requires full nudity on stage, he was a little apprehensive. I very much wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and go to places I haven't been before, to push myself to develop as an actor and, I guess, as a human being as well. Ethan grew up in Leeds and is best known for playing Kasim Sabet in Emmerdale, who was left unconscious after a car crash and went on to have a relationship with Finn Barton. In Equus, his first major stage role, he plays year-old Alan Strang whose pathological fascination with horses and religious fervour leads him to blind six of them in a stable.