Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs on why he won't be sticking the knife into the ...

Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs on why he won't be sticking the knife into the ...
Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs on why he won't be sticking the knife into the ...

Jason Isaacs has said he has not joined his Harry Potter co-stars in criticising its author JK Rowling over her views on trans issues because 'she has poured an enormous amount of her fortune into making the world a much better place'.

The actor, best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Potter series, described Rowling's charity work as 'unequivocally good', having worked with her organisation Lumos himself and so he would not 'jump to stab her in the back'.

The franchise's younger stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, have spoken out against Ms Rowling when she voiced concerns last year that biological women were being put at risk in favour of trans rights.

But Isaacs said he would prefer to have a conversation with the children's author before sharing his views on the trans row that frequently dominates Twitter threads. 

Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: 'There's a bunch of stuff about Jo.

'You know, I play complicated people, I'm interested in complicated people. I don't want to get drawn into the trans issues, talking about them, because it's such an extraordinary minefield.

Jason Isaacs (pictured as Lucius Malfoy in the fourth film) has said he has not joined his Harry Potter co-stars in criticising its author JK Rowling over her views on trans issues because 'she has poured an enormous amount of her fortune into making the world a much better place'

Jason Isaacs (pictured as Lucius Malfoy in the fourth film) has said he has not joined his Harry Potter co-stars in criticising its author JK Rowling over her views on trans issues because 'she has poured an enormous amount of her fortune into making the world a much better place'

Rowling voiced concerns that biological women were being put at risk in favour of trans rights

Rowling voiced concerns that biological women were being put at risk in favour of trans rights 

'She has her opinions, I have mine. They differ in many different areas.

'But one of the things that people should know about her too – not as a counter-argument – is that she has poured an enormous amount of her fortune into making the world a much better place, for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children, through her charity Lumos. And that is unequivocally good.

'Many of us Harry Potter actors have worked for it, and seen on the ground the work that they do.

'So for all that she has said some very controversial things, I was not going to be jumping to stab her in the front – or back – without a conversation with her, which I've not managed to have yet.' 

The 58-year-old has frequently taken to Twitter to comment on other controversial subjects including refugees, Brexit and Trump, but has since stepped back having grown exhausted of its divisive nature, he

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