Daniel Radcliffe wanted to quit `Harry Potter` after third film

PTI| Updated: Nov 25, 2013, 17:50 PM IST

London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rose to fame by playing boy wizard `Harry Potter` in the movies based on J K Rowling`s books, says after the third film he thought of quitting the franchise.

The 24-year-old actor was convinced that another young actor could take over the part from him after 2004`s `Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban`, reported Contactmusic.

"By the third film, I thought, if there`s a time to get out, it`s now; there`s still enough time for another actor to come in and establish himself," Radcliffe said.

"For a while, I thought, if I do all of them, will I be able to move on to other stuff or should I start doing other stuff now?," he added.

However, Radcliffe decided to stay back because he realised the value of his role.

"But in the end I decided I was having way too much fun. And actually there aren`t many great parts out there for teenage boys, certainly not as good as Harry Potter."