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Netflix’s new number one film starring Daniel Radcliffe has everyone saying the same thing

Netflix’s new number one film starring Daniel Radcliffe has everyone saying the same thing

The Harry Potter star was labelled as a 'genius' in his role

Netflix's current number one film features a Daniel Radcliffe performance that's a million miles away from The Boy Who Lived, and fans are all saying the same thing.

More than a decade on from the last Harry Potter film, Radcliffe has certainly been mixing it up and picking some outrageous roles.

Remember the movie where he had pistols bolted to his hands? How about the one where he played a farting corpse, or his memorable turn in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

The actor has never been afraid to let things get strange, and that's definitely true of this latest Netflix role.

Daniel Radcliffe in the Harry Potter film series.
Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al Yankovic.
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Hitting Netflix this week, The Lost City sees the former Harry Potter actor star alongside Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt - and everyone's saying the same thing about Radcliffe's performance.

The Lost City - which has gone straight to the top of Netflix's chart - was released in 2022 and follows a reclusive romance novelist (Bullock) on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum), only for both of them to get swept up in a kidnapping attempt landing them in a dangerous jungle adventure.

At nearly two hours long, it's a solid watch and scores favourably on Rotten Tomatoes, bringing home a 79 percent critics' score and an 83 percent audience score.

Radcliffe stars as Abigail Fairfax. He's an egotistical and eccentric billionaire who seeks to find the treasure of a lost city on a remote Atlantic island.

After seeing him in The Lost City, fans think he'd be perfect in another role.

Abigail Fairfax is a million miles away from Potter, with fans enjoying how much fun Radcliffe is having playing the unhinged antagonist.

Several fans said Radcliffe could make a great future Bond villain - joining the ranks of Mads Mikkelsen, Javier Bardem and Christoph Waltz.

One fan said: "Using Daniel Radcliffe as the small guy with the Hitler complex is genius and he plays this role really well."

A second wrote: "Daniel Radcliffe was fantastic... he and Brad Pitt give fantastic performances."

Daniel Radcliffe in The Lost City.

A third added: "Daniel Radcliffe grows through the movie and is actually better the nastier he gets... I sense a Bond villain in him one day."

A fourth said: "Daniel Radcliffe is having WAY too much fun NOT being Harry Potter!"

Another said: "After seeing Daniel Radcliffe's villain roles in Now You See Me 2 and The Lost City, I am sure that he can do a badass Bond Villain in future."

You can check out The Lost City yourself and stream it on Netflix now.

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Topics: Daniel Radcliffe, Cannes Film Festival, Netflix, Channing Tatum, TV and Film, Celebrity, Harry Potter