Daniel Radcliffe has blasted American theatregoers, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

The 19-year-old actor — who is currently appearing in the Broadway play Equus — says American audiences are noisy and rude and have no respect for the arts.

The Harry Potter star said: “I would like to initiate an initiative, the Broadway Annoying Audience Member Relocation Programme, so we can lose the people whose phones ring more than three times, that have the kind of throat condition which causes them to cough like they have consumption, those who take more than 10 seconds to find whatever is in their plastic bag.”

Daniel also complained audience members in New York try to talk to him while he is onstage.

He said: “One night, I hear ‘Dan, Dan, look up’ for the entire first act of the play. It was these four girls trying to talk to me.”

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