Daniel Radcliffe “exhausted” from West End run

Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan. Photo: Johan Person.
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Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he plans to take a break from theatre following his recent appearance in The Cripple of Inishmaan.

The actor compared being asked about whether he is looking to do more stage work soon with a “woman who has just given birth being asked whether she wants more children”, adding that he could not think of “anything more exhausting” than returning to the theatre immediately.

Radcliffe – who was speaking at a Sky drama event where he was promoting a second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook for Sky Arts – said: “I had an amazing time on Cripple. It was a great show, with a great company. It was slightly exhausting in the last month as I was doing that at the same time as shooting this [Young Doctor’s Notebook].”

He added: “That [theatre] is real work, so I am going to have to give it a little more time before I go back to it, I think.”

At the Sky launch, the broadcaster also announced the first television drama from That Face playwright Polly Stenham.

Called Foxtrot, it will be broadcast as part of Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents season and will star Billie Piper, Ben Whishaw and Lindsay Duncan. It is being made by Stephen Fry’s company Sprout Pictures.