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Daniel Radcliffe at Sundance. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Among the stars commenting on the “whiteness” of this year’s Oscars race is Daniel Radcliffe, who was a big attraction on Friday afternoon (January 22) at the Sundance Film Festival.

Radcliffe believes it’s the film industry that’s to blame for the under-representation of African Americans as opposed to the Academy. He says: “The problem isn’t in people not being nominated, it’s films not being made or actors not being cast or roles not being written.”

The actor was at Sundance to promote his film Swiss Army Man in which he plays a corpse on a desert island who is “befriended” by another character portrayed by Paul Dano.

On the challenge of playing a corpse, Daniel Radcliffe said: “It’s still like a weirdly emotional part even though he’s dead so it’s trying to work out how to communicate that while being dead.”

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By Tom Brook