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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 22, has made a dramatic U-turn on his support for UK political party the Liberal Democrats, saying voting for them has become "unviable" since leader Nick Clegg formed a coalition government with the Conservatives and was handed the job of Deputy Prime Minister.
In an interview with Attitude Magazine, the actor reflected on the past year in UK politics, which has seen Clegg and the Liberals accused of cosying up to Tory Prime Minister David Cameron and failing to uphold their promises to voters. Radcliffe said, "Nick Clegg has become a whipping boy.He has been totally used by the Tories. Anything they don't want badly reflected on them, they reflect on to him.It's very unfortunate when you think how impressive he was in those pre-election debates. But he has made so many concessions". Before the election, Radcliffe was recognized as one of the party's foremost celebrity supporters, along with Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and fashion designer Bella Freud. Turning attention to the 2015 election, Radcliffe said he is now backing Labour leader Ed Miliband, saying, "I really like him. He speaks for what I believe in. I think he's genuinely left-wing, and will act as such if he gets in". Following the huge success of the Harry Potter franchise, the actor has an estimated fortune of $30 million, but still supports the idea of redistribution of wealth, saying, "I think, if you make a lot more money than most people - like I do - you should pay more tax and subsidise people who work just as hard as you, but don't earn as much".
Continuing his post-Potter career, Radcliffe stars in the horror flick 'The Woman in Black', which hit cinemas in the U.S. on February 3, 2012. The movie has gained mainly positive reviews, with Empire Magazine commenting, "Check behind the doors. Switch on all the lights. You won't be sleeping soundly for a while".


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