Daniel Radcliffe answered a number of questions from young ‘Harry Potter’ fans, and has revealed which actor used to scare him most while he was filming.

The British actor, currently starring in Swiss Army Man, fielded questions submitted to People magazine by young readers aged 4-11 and answered them for the latest episode of ‘The Jess Cagle Interview’.

Fiennes’ portrayal of Lord Voldemort is one of the most memorable villains in recent movie history, and Radcliffe said that even Fiennes’ presence on set was “genuinely intimidating” – even more so than Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), whom he found friendly after a short time.

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“I remember when I was 15 doing scenes with Ralph for the first time. He was even scarier than Alan was at first,” he recalled. “Alan was super intimidating to start off with as well, but then you get into it, but Ralph genuinely scared me for a few years.”

26 year old Radcliffe was cast as the boy wizard at the age of 11, and held down the role for eight blockbuster movies over more than a decade.

He was also asked: “What’s the special effect that turns you invisible?” by a seven year old boy, to which Radcliffe replied that he couldn’t tell him the answer. “I think that’s like state secrets.”

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A girl of the same age asked him: “How do you make broomsticks fly?” to which he gave a similar answer. “Again, that is just done with magic and I can’t tell you anything more,” the actor answered regretfully. “I’m very sorry.”

In a more serious line of questioning, Radcliffe was asked what it was like growing up in the spotlight. He insisted, despite being one of the most recognisable people in the world at such a tender age, he had a normal childhood.

“I think people always imagined that I didn't have a childhood or I missed out on some stuff, and I'm sure I had a very different childhood, but all those first dates and first kisses, those rites of passage, I still had them, and they were actually generally really private. I don't feel like I have to share them with the world, and I felt like they were really my own, which is nice.”

However, he did admit that his fame led him to wear a cap to his first ever date so that he wouldn’t be recognised. “I just went out with a cap on, and you have to hope that the person you're dating is understanding and not made to feel awkward by someone coming up or anything like that, but you just do it. That was always the weird thing.”

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