Daniel Radcliffe sparks concern with his gaunt and exhausted appearance

What happened to Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe sparks concern with his gaunt and exhausted appearance

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Daily Mail Reporter

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13:38 GMT, 26 April 2013

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He was once the fresh-faced young actor who hit the big time when he was cast as teenage wizard Harry Potter.

But Daniel Radcliffe has certainly come a long way from Hogwarts, judging by his exhausted and gaunt appearance as he stepped out in London on Friday morning.

The 23-year-old actor looked ghostly pale with dark circles around his eyes as he arrived at the BBC Radio 2 studios for an interview with Chris Evans at just after 8am.

Exhausted: Daniel Radcliffe sparked concern with his gaunt and tired appearance as he arrived at the BBC Radio 2 studios in London early on Friday morning

Exhausted: Daniel Radcliffe sparked concern with his gaunt and tired appearance as he arrived at the BBC Radio 2 studios in London early on Friday morning

Transformation: Daniel has come a long way from Hogwarts - with dark circles around his eyes and an incredibly pale complexion

Transformation: Daniel has come a long way from Hogwarts - with dark circles around his eyes and an incredibly pale complexion

Transformation: Daniel has come a long way from Hogwarts – with dark circles around his eyes and an incredibly pale complexion

Wearing an open-neck checked shirt,
with a grey blazer and cord trousers, Daniel took time to sign
autographs for fans outside the studios before heading inside.

But fans could be forgiven for
getting concerned about the way Daniel looked, with the actor looking unshaven and dishevelled for the outing.

The British actor revealed previously how he had to give up drinking after becoming too reliant on alcohol, but is regularly photographed smoking cigarettes.

Since starring in the Harry Potter
franchise, Daniel has been concentrating more on his theatre career, and
can soon be seen in upcoming play The Cripple Of Inishmaan.

Dishevelled: Daniel wore an open-neck checked shirt and went unshaven for the outing

Dishevelled: Daniel wore an open-neck checked shirt and went unshaven for the outing

Meeting the fans: Daniel took the time to meet fans and sign autographs ahead of going in for the interview

Meeting the fans: Daniel took the time to meet fans and sign autographs ahead of going in for the interview

Speaking about starting rehearsals for the production on Monday, Daniel told Evans: 'It's
quite nerve wracking – meeting everybody for the first time. Apart from
me and a couple of other people, most of the cast is Irish.

'So for the non-Irish members of the
cast, we will be thinking about the accent a lot. But I'm looking
forward to meeting everybody and getting started.'

And asked if he has prepared ahead of
the first day of rehearsals, Daniel said: 'I've learnt my lines. Some
actors like to go in and learn it as they go but if I don't do that I
will stress about it. I'm not that kind of a laidback guy, I have to do
the work beforehand.

'It's just about repetition – I just read them over and over again to learn them, and also read them out loud.'

As well as his stage career, Daniel
also had several films coming out over the next few months, including
Kill Your Darlings, in which he stars a poet Allen Ginsberg, and fantasy
drama Horns.