Daniel Radcliffe may have left his hugely famous role as Harry Potter behind a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel envious of his wizarding successor Eddie Redmayne.

Radcliffe admitted to NME that he had a severe case of “costume envy” when he saw the first on-set shots of Redmayne’s character Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them last month, and couldn’t believe that his English colleague had such a great outfit already.

Newt ScamanderEddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in 'Fantastic Beasts...'

“Oh f*** you, Eddie, in your brilliant costume,” he joked when he recalled seeing the shots of Scamander’s three-quarter length coat covering a wool suit. “I got jeans and a zip top for 10 years and you've got a great coat already?”

Fantastic Beasts is currently shooting scenes in the UK. Designated by author J.K. Rowling as the prequel to what happens in the Potter universe, it is set in New York and 70 years beforehand. It will follow the travails of magizoologist Scamander, who wrote the textbook that Harry and his friends use at Hogwarts.

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Radcliffe finally finished with the Harry Potter films that made him internationally famous in 2011, with the wrapping of The Deathly Hallows Part 2, the eighth instalment. Since then, he’s enjoyed a variety of small and large roles in films ranging from biopics and dramas to comedies, but he fully admits that he’ll never do anything that’ll make him as well-recognised again.

“I'm sure I'll never hit that kind of commercial peak again but very, very few people will.” Currently sporting a shaved head for his current role in Imperium, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent attempting to gain access to a neo-Nazi group, he also spoke about how his post-Potter roles had been received.

“People do ask me, 'Why do you choose such weird movies?' but I don't think they're weird,” he revealed, adding “isn't having weird tastes good, though? I think that's better than always wanting to play the handsome hero.”

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