First-Look Images Released As Daniel Radcliffe Prepares for London Stage Return

Daniel Radcliffe’s return to the London stage is swiftly approaching, and a few first-look photos of the actor in rehearsals for Endgame were released this week.

Radcliffe will be joining theater mainstay Alan Cumming in the play, which is the primary production in a Samuel Beckett twin bill that also includes the lesser-known short Rough for Theatre II.

Radcliffe portrays Clov in Endgame, servant to elderly, blind, and wheelchair-bound Hamm (Cumming). Clov has an affliction that puts him at odds with his master: He is unable to sit. The play is hailed as one of Beckett’s best works and is the follow-up to his most famous, Waiting for Godot. Radcliffe will be making his first stage appearance since 2018’s The Lifespan of a Fact and his first trip back to the London boards since 2017’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Tickets for Endgame are selling fast and can be purchased on the Old Vic’s website. Previews are scheduled for February 1 and 3, with the official run beginning February 4 and culminating March 28.

You can check out the shots of Radcliffe in rehearsal below.


Daniel Radcliffe participates in a rehearsal for his upcoming production of "Endgame".


Daniel Radcliffe speaks with castmates and crew during rehearsals for "Endgame".


Radcliffe stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan recently to discuss the production, garnering high praise for his theater chops from Kelly Ripa. He also issued a clarification to prospective theatergoers, stating that Endgame has “nothing to do with the ‘Avengers’ film. Some people are going to be very disappointed when they turn up.”


The Old Vic also engaged Radcliffe and Cumming in a game of “Samuel Beckett or Eeyore?” against fellow actors Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson, in which the teams were charged with identifying whether Beckett or Eeyore was the source of various quotations. Here’s a tip if you’re interested in playing along: Winnie the Pooh was way more existentially angsty than you remember.