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'Harry Potter' star doffs knickers in stage debut

By RealJock Staff

Daniel Radcliffe, a k a Harry Potter from the popular film series based on J.K. Rowling's books, plans to doff his duds to play a disturbed stable boy in Peter Shaffer's controversial "Equus."

The role, debuting on the London stage, requires Radcliffe to ride naked on a horse. He plays Alan Strang, a stable boy who undergoes psychiatric evaluation after blinding six horses with a spike.

He stars alongside Richard Griffiths, who plays his unloving uncle in the "Harry Potter" series.

"This is an extraordinary play and, yes, there is a scene of nudity in it, but that's not what the play is about," said Radcliffe's publicist Vanessa Davies told the Associated Press.

The play opens in March.