Daniel Radcliffe meets his historical doppelgängers: 'I look like so many stern old ladies'

'There's a lot of people in the past who I look like, it turns out. I don't know what that means'

Clarisse Loughrey@clarisselou
Thursday 09 June 2016 11:23

One of the more bizarre quirks of international fame is the discovery of your many historical doppelgängers.

We probably all have them, but celebrities are uniquely gifted with the entire internet at their disposal; with the world's collection of antique snaps ready to be sifted through in search of final proof that Nicolas Cage is an immortal vampire, or that Matthew McConaughey's past self was a Victorian doctor.

Sure, plenty of modern lookalikes exist too, with Leonardo DiCaprio boasting both a Swedish model and a Russian technician as doppelgängers; yet, Daniel Radcliffe has learned the hard way that, "there's a lot of people in the past who I look like, it turns out. I don't know what that means."

"What is it about me that I look like so many stern old ladies?" the actor told host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, making an appearance to promote Now You See Me: The Second Act, as the pair looked through a collection of the internet's best lookalike photos of the pair.

Indeed, his favourite photograph is one he describes as, "me as an old lady as a young boy"; though the former Harry Potter was also seen to have a striking resemblance to a young soldier, and a woman he describes as quite, "suggestive and sexy".

The actor's been fairly busy of late, riding an NYC bus with his own corpse in order to promote Swiss Army Man and fielding questions on whether he'll see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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