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January 23, 2012

Daniel Radcliffe defends his casting as gay poet Allen Ginsberg.

Daniel Radcliffe says he's a good match to play gay beat poet Allen Ginsberg, depsite his clean-cut looks.

The 22 year old Harry Potter actor will play the US writer who rose to prominence in the 1950s in the forthcoming thriller Kill Your Darlings.

Ginsberg, who was famous for his bushy beard and unkempt looks, was most recently played by James Franco in Howl.

But Radcliffe has defended his casting, claiming he is a better match for the role.