Daniel Radcliffe deemed 'not marketable' without his English accent

The Harry Potter actor was forced to ditch his Canadian accent for a romcom

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Daniel Radcliffe has been told that people don't want to see him in films unless he keeps his London accent.

The actor, from west London, told S magazine, which comes with The Sunday Express, that producers told him to get rid of a Canadian accent he was going to use for a role.

"It was basically: 'You’re not marketable without your English accent,' which is bad news for all the other stuff I’ve done with American accents," Radcliffe said.


"It was one of those ridiculous last-minute panics on their behalf, but I certainly wasn’t going to go: 'Well, screw you guys, I’m going to put 200 people out of work for the sake of an accent.'"

Radcliffe, who now lives in New York, also said he's been offered roles in action movies, but had not been sent one he would consider doing.

"A couple of quite good action films have come my way," he said. "But there's never a fresh character involved in any of those films. It’s just the same people thrown into different cities with different casts.

"I like action movies and I feel there used to be lots of really witty ones, like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon and the Bourne movies, but the good ones are few and far between now."