Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fans Freak Over "Naked" Harry Potter

Actor Daniel Radcliffe was mobbed by fans of Peter Shaffer's "Equus" -- okay, actually he was mobbed by 400+ fans of "Harry Potter" who wouldn't know Peter Shaffer if he came to their homes and offered to perform "Amadeus" as a one-man show. That's not surprising. What IS surprising is the claim that costar Richard Griffiths exited via a window to escape the mob. "Maybe he escaped via a PICTURE window," said biboy. Indeed, even the people involved said it wasn't easy.
For Griffiths, the maneuver proved difficult, according to the show's producer David Pugh. "You try to get Richard Griffiths out of a back window – it was a bit touch and go," Pugh told London's Evening Standard of the substantial-sized actor who also plays Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Potter movies.
The show opens Tuesday night in London. I'll be seeing it Wednesday during the matinee. And yes, I didn't buy the tickets but they are rather close to the stage. (Hey, unless it's a musical you WANT to be as close as possible.)


Ed Sikov said...

I remain complely obsessed with young Daniel's hairy stomach.

Michael in New York said...

Shame on you. In the Harry Potter world, I remain faithful Sean Biggerstaff, who played Oliver Wood (the quidditch player) and had such an enormously funny name it was the highlight of the first film.