Daniel Radcliffe skips Comic-Con for birthday

13 June 2010 - New York, NY - Daniel Radcliffe. The 64th Annual TONY AWARDS held at Radio City Music Hall. The American Theatre Wing's 2010 TONY AWARDS Red Carpet Arrivals. Photo Credit: Paul Zimmerman/AdMediaDaniel Radcliffe gave Comic-Con a miss – because it was his birthday.

He may have disappointed Harry Potter fans who had camped out to see him on the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows panel at the fan convention, but you only turn 21 once.

‘I apologise to all the wishful thinkers for my disappointing non-presence,’ he said.

‘I was in Saint Petersburg for my birthday, which is probably the most beautiful, the most incredible, wonderful place I’ve ever been in my life. It really is absolutely amazing. I went with two friends and it was brilliant.’