Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe says he was 'devastated' by movie bosses' bizarre demand

HARRY Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe says he was "devastated" when movie bosses demanded he keep his character's famous hair cut.

The star was told he couldn't get rid of the "bowl cut" hairstyle during filming – despite being a young teenager starting to date girls.

Due to air on New Year's Day, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will celebrate two whole decades since the first of eight Harry Potter films – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – was released.

Reflecting on his decade-long time working franchise, Daniel said: "We’re like, “No, no, no, no, no. You’re not leaving us like this?

"We’re supposed to be becoming teenagers and dating girls in this film!

"That’s not what it’s going to be, is it?

"So, I think we were pretty devastated as we realised that it was."

He reunites with his co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for an anniversary special for HBO Max and NOW.

Daniel – who started filming when he was 12 years old – continued: "Every part of my life is connected to Potter and to Leavesden.

"My first kiss is connected to someone here, my first girlfriends were here… It all spirals out from the Potter set somewhere."

In another teaser for the much-anticipated reunion Emma – who played Hermione Grainger – wiped away tears as she discussed the enormous impact that being a part of the Harry Potter franchise has had on her life.

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During a sit-down discussion with Rupert, 33, Emma exclaims that: "It feels like no time has passed and loads of time has passed!"

The star could be seen tearing up as she got emotional over the franchise's impact, saying: "When things get really dark, and times are really hard, there’s something about Harry Potter that makes life richer."

Rupert agreed with his pal, replying: "It’s a strong bond that we’ll always have.

"We’re family, we’ll always be part of each other's life."

Additional Harry Potter film alumni joining the memorable tribute include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.

Watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on New Year’s Day, 2021 exclusively on Sky and streaming service NOW.

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