Daniel Radcliffe would love to play David Bowie in a biopic

Daniel Radcliffe dreams of playing David Bowie in a biopic – but is convinced he’d “screw up” if the opportunity ever arose.

The Harry Potter actor was asked during a recent interview with U.S. network Fox News if he’d ever consider starring in a rock biopic.

And although he revealed his dream role would be Bowie, who will be played by musician/actor Johnny Flynn in an unofficial new film later this year, Daniel isn’t sure he’d be the right man for the job.

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“If you’re talking like dream thing, who would it be fun to play and which songs it would be great to sing, then I suppose it’d be David Bowie,” he explained. “But I’m not actually submitting myself for that. I don’t think I’d be good, and I certainly think there are people that’d be better. And also, we don’t need to make a film about everyone’s life.”

However, Daniel wouldn’t rule out appearing in a different music-based project as he would also like to star in a project about “something punk or something from the ’70s that would require less singing ability on my part”.

The 30-year-old is also wary of any film about a rock star he really loves.

“If it was a musician that I loved as well, there would also be this sort of twin pressure of I don’t want to screw up a movie about my favourite musician,” he added.

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