Daniel Radcliffe adopts skinhead look for neo-Nazi film role

Former 'Harry Potter' will play an FBI agent posing as a neo-Nazi in 'Imperium'

Daniel Radcliffe has shaved off his hair for his latest role as an FBI agent posing as a neo-Nazi.

The former Harry Potter actor used his Google + page to share a picture of the skinhead look he has adopted for crime thriller Imperium, which he started shooting this week. The picture has since been widely circulated by Radcliffe fan sites.

Imperium is based on the real-life story of Michael German, an FBI agent who went spent several years posing as a neo-Nazi so he could infiltrate and investigate US white supremacist groups. Radcliffe will play an up-and-coming FBI agent called Nate Foster who goes undercover in a bid to prevent white supremacists from building a dirty bomb.

Daniel Ragussis is making his feature film directorial debut with Imperium and also wrote its script based on German’s experiences. Imperium is expected to be released in 2016.

Radcliffe will next be seen starring opposite James McAvoy in Victor Frankenstein, which is being billed as “dynamic and thrilling twist” on Mary Shelley’s classic horror story. The first trailer was released last month and the film opens in UK cinemas on December 4.