Daniel Radcliffe used his latest acting job to rekindle his love of video games.

The 26-year-old actor has been cast in the new TV show 'The Gamechangers' - which tells the intriguing story behind the iconic video game 'Grand Theft Auto' - and Daniel's revealed his role has given him an excuse to revive his interest in computer consoles.

Asked whether he was a big gamer as a child, Daniel said: ''Yes, although I was never very good at games. I still play 'Call of Duty' and 'Grand Theft Auto'. I got back into it when I was preparing for this role; it was a good excuse.''

Daniel confessed that computer games, and 'Grand Theft Auto' in particular, played a ''huge part'' in his childhood.

Reflecting on the plotline of his latest show, Daniel told Radio Times: ''It's the story of the computer game 'Grand Theft Auto', which was a huge part of my life growing up.

''I play Sam Houser, one of the guys who invented it. But I never had any idea about the detail of the trouble of the guys got into, or event that it was such a British story.''