But fans were left disappointed when Radcliffe, 21, and his co-stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson did not turn up. Radcliffe said he understands why fans, who took to the Internet to complain about his no-show, are unhappy but he insists he was never billed to appear at Comic-Con. “I apologise to all the wishful thinkers for my disappointing non-presence," the Daily Express quoted him as telling the Los Angeles Times.
“I suppose it"s like when I"m at (a music festival), and I hear that suddenly some amazing band is going to play a surprise gig and then it turns out to be total fiction. I was in St. Petersburg (Russia) 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," he added.