Ah, Harry, How You've Grown!
A series of publicity photos for the revival of the play Equus showing 17-year-old Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe nude has angered parents in England, where the play is to be performed. In several of the photos, Radcliffe is seen with co-star Joanna Christie, who also appears topless. They also appear nude in several scenes in the play. The London Daily Mail quoted from letters written to Radcliffe's fan sites. "We as parents feel Daniel should not appear nude. Our nine-year-old son looks up to him as a role model. We are very disappointed and will avoid the future movies he makes," one parent wrote. (His younger fans generally expressed opposite opinions.) A spokeswoman for Radcliffe said, "Daniel does not want to step away from Harry Potter but he does want to show he is a rounded actor capable of very different and diverse roles."