Harry Potter star to take on role of Lord Coe

Daniel Radcliffe looks set to play London 2012 boss Lord Coe in a film about his track battles with fellow athlete Steve Ovett three decades ago. The Harry Potter actor will star in 'Gold', which looks at the tense rivalry between the middle distance runners.

Daniel Radcliffe Credit: Press Association

The competition between Ovett and Sebastian Coe is seen as one of the greatest sporting rivalries as they dominated middle distance running, setting world records and amassing medals.