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Radcliffe returns in Hammer horror after completing final Potter movie

Daniel Radcliffe is to appear in a movie version of Susan Hill's best-selling Gothic horror novel The Woman In Black, made by the famed Hammer studios. It will be his first major role since completing work on the seventh and final Harry Potter film.

Radcliffe, 20, will play Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer sent to a remote village which is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance. The book has been adapted for cinema by the screenwriter Jane Goldman. Filming begins in October.