Daniel Radcliffe on playing an anti-apartheid activist: 'It lights a fire in you'

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Daniel Radcliffe and Tim Jenkin on the set of 'Escape from Pretoria.'
Daniel Radcliffe and Tim Jenkin on the set of 'Escape from Pretoria.'
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In 1979 anti-apartheid activists Tim Jenkin, Stephen Lee and Alex Moumbaris broke out of Pretoria Central Prison using a set of handmade keys.

It's the perfect plot for a prison break movie, and after numerous attempts to bring this remarkable true story - of what is considered to be one of the greatest jailbreaks to the screen - Tim's dream has finally materialised.

Daniel Radcliffe plays Tim in the thriller Escape from Pretoria co-written and directed by Francis Annan which is based on Tim's 2003 book Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison.

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