Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe stars in Pretoria prison break film

Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe stars in Pretoria prison break film

British superstar, Daniel Radcliffe, swapped his wand and glasses for handcuffs and a beard in a new film based on a daring Pretoria prison break by a political prisoner. The film is called Escape from Pretoria and is based on a book.

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Since he finished working on Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has tried to take on roles that aren't stereotypical, and his latest is definitely a surprising choice.

In an upcoming film, Escape from Pretoria, Daniel plays the role of Tim Jenkin, a South African activist who was imprisoned for supporting the ANC and other banned organisations.

Jenkin was sentenced to 12 years in Pretoria Central Prison in the 1970s but pulled off a daring escape with two fellow inmates.

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Daniel was photographed while filming part of the movie and it caused quite a stir on social media.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the film is based on the book Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison by Tim Jenkin.

A report by IOL News indicates that the movie is filmed in Australia because there were administrative problems when trying to film in South Africa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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