Many celebrities complain that they can’t go anywhere without being recognised, however, when it comes to the young “Harry Potter” fans, they no longer recognise their hero as he approaches his 30th birthday. Daniel Radcliffe spoke about this on Morning Joe, an MSNBC talk show, recently.

Radcliffe told his interviewers that while children’s parents might recognise him, the kids don’t believe he was ever the young wizard. Meanwhile, a story from Glasgow seems to reveal that some muggles may have been misbehaving.

Daniel Radcliffe no longer recognised by kids

Daniel Radcliffe first starred as Harry Potter in 2001 when the first Film, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was screened in cinemas in the UK. This ended up being an eight-part movie series covering the original books and ending with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” in 2011. The film franchise did very well at the box office and is estimated to have brought in £6 billion worldwide.

Yet, despite the films’ popularity with youngsters, they don’t recognise Radcliffe as he is about to enter his 3rd decade. Adults would immediately recognise him from later films in which he has starred, including the rather strange “Swiss Army Man” where he plays a dead man on a desert island.

However, children are disbelieving if anyone says he played the famous wizard role. Radcliffe said he sometimes does a “thing” where parents will bring their children up to him and say “this is Harry Potter.” The children immediate speak up to say “No, it’s not.”

The first book was released in the US 20 years ago, 15 months after it hit British bookshelves.

Radcliffe was 11 when he got the role of Potter in the first movie, which instantly led to his fame worldwide.

Radcliffe doesn’t exactly complain when kids don’t recognise him, however, he says it's “genuinely lovely” when a person comes up to him and tells him he was a huge part of their childhood.

He feels “incredibly lucky” to have achieved fame with the Harry Potter character, as he believes it to be a “beloved thing.”

The Telegraph reports that these days Radcliffe is on Broadway, performing in the comedy play “The Lifespan of a Fact.” The play is based on the book of the same name, published in 2012 and covers the story of a suicide in Las Vegas of a 16-year-old boy.

Someone keeps stealing the 'w' from 'wizard'

In other related news, Glasgow Live is reporting on a strange theft that keeps occurring at a Glasgow Harry Potter store. Someone keeps stealing the letter “W” from their sign, leaving it reading “The boy izard.”

The owners joked that dark magic could be the cause of the theft, which has occurred twice. They quoted potential suspects as being one of “Voldemort’s Death Eaters” or maybe it’s just a prank by a couple of muggles.