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Daniel Radcliffe at Whistler Film Festival: Canada is ‘impressive’

Radcliffe at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. (Phillip Chin/WireImage)

Canada may not be as magical as Hogwarts, but Daniel Radcliffe still finds it "impressive."

The 23-year-old "Harry Potter" star was in British Columbia on Thursday for a "Spotlight on Daniel Radcliffe" event at the the 12th Annual Whistler Film Festival. The young actor also took the time to tell ET Canada that he enjoys filming in Canada because Canucks are less likely to imitate him than Americans are.

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"What's very impressive about Canada is people don't generally do English accents as much around me as they do in America," the actor said. "I could film in Canada again anytime, any day of the week, very, very happily."

So where has he filmed in North America so far?

Radcliffe in Toronto in August 2012. (Splash Images)

In August, Radcliffe was caught in the (fake) rain on Queen Street in Toronto while filming his new comedy, "The F Word," with actress Zoe Kazan. The British actor was reportedly in town (where he was also caught on set with a black eye -- the result of special effects makeup) for Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse's project about two people who meet at a party but can only be friends because the girl has a long-term boyfriend.

While in Toronto, Radcliffe attended the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where he reportedly schmoozed to promote "The F Word." His former co-star Emma Watson was also there, for  "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but the duo had no time to catch up.

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After a brief trip to Dublin to complete filming (and to party with a local football team), Radcliffe was back in North America in October. According to IMDB, he made stops in the B.C. cities of Vancouver, Squamish, and Mission while shooting his next film, "Horns," about a man who grows horns after his girlfriend is murdered. The film is based on a book by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son) and co-stars British starlet Juno Temple.

"To play somebody who, in the midst of a time in his life of great turmoil anyway, undergoes this horrific transformation into a devil character — it was very, very exciting," Radcliffe told Entertainment Weekly of the role in October.

Despite his own transformation into more adult roles, Radcliffe hasn't entirely left the past behind. At the Whistler fest, he couldn't resist posing for photos with Harry Potter fans and signing books for them.