Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke are expecting their first child together.
The couple has been together for the past decade since meeting on the set of Kill Your Darlings, and a spokesperson for the pair confirmed to Digital Spy that they will become parents later this year.
Radcliffe, who played the wizard in all eight Harry Potter films, recalled how he met Darke whilst filming a sex scene in the biopic of the Beat Generation, Kill Your Darlings.
“It’ll be a hell of a story to tell our kids one day because of what our characters do with each other,” he joked. “Our characters are meeting and flirting with each other, so there is this kind of sweet record of us just meeting for the first time and flirting.”
The actor recently spoke about the prospect of a biopic being made about his life, and he had one star in mind for the role.
“This is a super easy one for me. I feel bad that I’ve given this answer so much because I imagine he probably gets asked about it then as well. But Elijah Wood — it’s just the obvious choice. We are of a type,” he said.“This guy the other day was driving past and just shouted out the car window, ‘Hey Frodo, I love your work.’ And I was just like, ‘Great, thank you’. There’s no point ruining it. He’s had a good day because he’s met Elijah Wood, so why would I screw that up for him?” he continued.
Radcliffe wouldn’t be the first Harry Potter alumnus to have a child, as Rupert Grint and partner Georgia Groome welcomed a daughter, Wednesday, in 2020.