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Daniel Radcliffe is sorry for his 'Harry Potter' no-show at Comic-Con

July 27, 2010 | 11:21 am


For those sorely disappointed fans of the "Harry Potter" franchise who were expecting to see the film's three stars at Comic-Con 2010, missing wizard Daniel Radcliffe says he's sorry.

"I apologize to all the wishful thinkers for my disappointing non-presence," Radcliffe told our brother blog Hero Complex on Monday.

The actor was abroad in Russia celebrating his 21st birthday -- and in fact he, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were never confirmed to attend the San Diego event.

"I suppose it's like when I'm at [a music festival], and I hear that suddenly some amazing band is going to play a surprise gig and then it turns out to be total fiction."

Clearly it's the truth that hurt Comic-Con attendees. Know this -- the young man deserved a celebration. Principal photography has wrapped on the final two "Potter" films, "Deathly Hallows" parts 1 and 2. He's half-done with post-production voice work as Harry, and took some time to kick back.

"I was in St. Petersburg for my birthday, which is probably the most beautiful, the most incredible, wonderful place I've ever been in my life. It really is absolutely amazing. I went with two friends and it was brilliant," he said.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Rupert Grint, left, and Daniel Radcliffe at Universal Studios Orlando. Credit: Reuters

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