Daniel Radcliffe's buff and nude is lighting up the internet. The publicity still are from his new London stage play "Equus" in which the Potter star is required to be naked in many scenes. In the racy photos, he's seen being hugged by co-star Joanne Christie and posing in front of a white horse.
His acceptance of the role and the nudity has angered parents in England, and Harry Potter fan sites have received emails from concerned parents.
The London Daily Mail quoted from letters written to Radcliffe's fan sites. "We as parents feel Daniel should not appear nude. Our nine-year-old son looks up to him as a role model. We are very disappointed and will avoid the future movies he makes," one parent wrote.
Daniel's younger fans expressed opposite opinions.
A spokeswoman for Radcliffe said, "Daniel does not want to step away from Harry Potter but he does want to show he is a rounded actor capable of very different and diverse roles."
Radcliffe, 17, plays a troubled stablehand who one night blinds six horses with a hoofpick.