Daniel Radcliffe never wants to be ''separated'' from Harry Potter.

The 25-year-old actor shot to fame aged 11 playing the boy wizard in the hit film series and though he has taken on a number of different roles since, he knows he will always be associated with his breakthrough part.

Speaking at a Q and A for his new film 'What If' at a London Apple Store, he said: ''I don't think there's ever going to be one film in people's minds that finally separates me from Harry and I don't think I ever will be separated from Harry and I don't want to be.

''It was an incredibly important part of my life and something I still love and I'm very proud of, but I think this film, like 'Kill Your Darlings' was and like 'The Woman in Black' was, is just another step in showing people that I am interested in doing other things and that I'm just going to be sort of popping up as an actor now, doing jobs away from the world you might have seen me in in the past.''

Daniel also admitted he enjoyed working on his new movie because it was so much lighter than his recent material.

He explained: ''I'd never done comedy really on screen before, he explained. 'To be able to do a whole film where your job every day was to turn up and make the person in the scene with you laugh rather than to have some sort of emotional breakdown or save a dying child from a train, or whatever it is I've done in other films.

''It was nice to be able to turn up and be myself every day. I mean, it is the most like myself of any character I've ever played I think.''

The 'Horns' star naturally gravitiates towards ''very dark'' material.

He added: ''I've made a lot of very dark films since Potter and it's not necessarily that that's a choice it's just that's the kind of stuff I gravitate towards so it was nice to find something that was light and you felt would make people happy.''