Daniel Radcliffe: I stole Potter’s glasses

Daniel Radcliffe has joked that he “stole” his character’s glasses from the 'Harry Potter' movie.

The British actor plays the lead role and title character in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise about a group of wizard students battling a villain called Voldemort, adapted from the books by author J.K. Rowling.

Harry is famed for his geeky spectacles, and Daniel admits he became so attached to wearing his character’s glasses that he made sure he could cherish them forever as a keepsake.

"I stole the glasses!" he teased, before correcting himself and admitting he received them as more of a gift.

"[Actually], they gave them to me - I asked for them.”

The film franchise is now coming to an end, with the final installments in the series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One and Part Two', due for release this month and in July 2011 respectively.

Daniel has kept his character’s spectacles from the very first 'Harry Potter' movie, although he admits his head has grown somewhat since 2001 when 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' came out. He also had the pair from the final movie, which are a better fit.

“I've got one pair from the first film, which are very, very small now for my head, and the very last ones I wore in [this] film, so yeah. They're in a very safe place - not in my house, because that would just be foolish and I would break them," he laughed.