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Update: Interview: Radcliffe On His New Broadway Play

Posted by Lilysowl On March - 27 - 2014

Daniel Radcliffe as "Billy" - The Cripple of InishmaanLivestream has informed us that they will be doing an online broadcast of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) on TimesTalk through NYT (New York Times) this coming Monday, March 31 at 6:30pm EST.  This will be a free, ad-free live video which includes real-time DVR, photos, video and text highlights featuring Radcliffe about his upcoming Broadway play The Cripple of Innishmaan by Martin McDonagh which will open Sunday, April 20, for a 14 week engagement.

Click here to view the interview on Monday, March 31 at 6:30pm EST.

The play already had a “smash hit” run in London.  Rave reviews about Radcliffe’s performance can be viewed on The Cripple of Innishmaan’s official site.  Click here.

Here is the site’s summary about the play:

When a Hollywood director visits a remote Irish island to cast his latest film, the locals clamor for their once-in-a-lifetime chance at movie stardom. But it’s Billy, a frail young man with the odds stacked against him, who has the biggest Hollywood dream of them all.

Click here for ticket information to see The Cripple of Innishmaan by Martin McDonagh and directed by Michael Grandage.

UPDATE: As mentioned, the TimesTalk interview with Radcliffe took place last evening.  Click here to view it.

 

Thanks to Livestream for the tip and access to the interview!

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Video: Radcliffe With Long Hair on Graham Norton Show

Posted by Lilysowl On December - 13 - 2013

Dan Radcliffe - Empire MagazineWe previously reported that one of Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter projects was the possibility of portraying “Igor” in a new film version of Frankenstein.  Well, it appears that he has been quite busy with the role, for he will appear on The Graham Norton Show (which will be televised on BBC America tomorrow (Saturday) night at 10:00pm EST) with long hair for the part.  According to this video clip, he “claims” the long strands may have come from a dead person.  But I suppose Radcliffe fans will have to watch the entire show to learn how accurate that truth is.

Warning: The show contains adult language and material.

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Emma Shares Prisoner of Azkaban Photo

Posted by Lilysowl On July - 15 - 2013

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban London Photocall On her official Facebook Page, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) shared this photo taken at the London photocall for the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. From left to right, there is Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Gary Oldman (Sirius), Emma Watson, herself, (Hermione), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), and Rupert Grint (Ron).

Click here to see a slightly larger copy of the image in the photo gallery.

Click here to view Emma Watson’s Official Facebook Page.

Her cover photo is a cute promotional photo for her film The Bling Ring.  She is sitting on a chair, applying lip gloss to her lips.

I think it’s great that Emma is willing to share her memories of the Harry Potter films with us fans.

Thanks for sharing, Emma!

 

 

 

 

 

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Video: Dan Radcliffe on The Graham Norton Show

Posted by Lilysowl On May - 20 - 2013

Dan RadcliffeAccording to a post on the BBC America website, this Thursday’s (May 23) new episode of The Graham Norton Show will feature Daniel Radcliffe as one of his guests.  In this sneak peek video, Radcliffe mentions how he was propositioned on stage during a performance of Equus; and was sent one in a note from “a certain red scarfed lady in seat 6, row C in town for the weekend…” which was received by his father since Radcliffe was still living with his parents at the time.

His defensive stance was cute when one of the guests joked about how great it would be if Radcliffe’s father had gone to see the woman at the hotel instead of Radcliffe himself.

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC America on Thursday nights at 10:00pm EST.  Warning:  The program does contain adult content.

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Update Potter Bolt: Frankenstein, Apes, Cinderella, More!

Posted by Dijares On February - 28 - 2013

Potter BoltWell, it’s been a little while since I’ve done a Potter Bolt, but I think the news coming out today about some of our favorite Harry Potter stars deems a Bolt necessary.

First off, Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is in final negotiations for the role of Igor in a new rendition of Frankenstein, says Variety. The film is expected to start filming this fall, after his run on the West End in London with the play Cripple of Irishmaan.

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) will have the lead role in the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  The film, where Oldman will be the leader of the human colony, is set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) starred in.

Speaking of Felton… he’s signed on for the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con. This con takes place March 22-24. Get more info here.

UPDATE: It is being reported that Emma Watson is looking at signing on for the title  role in Dinsey’s live action film of Cinderella!  Cate Blanchett is already signed on to play the role of the evil step-mother. Production is set to start this fall in London.

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Video & Photos of Dan Radcliffe at Oscars

Posted by Dijares On February - 25 - 2013

Dan Radcliffe at the OscarsLast night Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) attended the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.  He performed with Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  He also presented with Kristen Stewart.  Below I have a few photos and videos from the night.

Dan Radcliffe at the Oscars
Dan Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Backstage at the Oscars

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Radcliffe: The Woman in Black Nominated for Saturn

Posted by Lilysowl On February - 20 - 2013

Dan Radcliffe in the Woman in Black According to an article posted on the MSN Entertainment site, The Woman in Black, which starred Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), has been nominated for the Saturn award in the category of “Best Horror/Thriller Film”.  Unfortunately, Radcliffe was not nominated this year.

The Saturn awards are presented by The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films.  The winners for this year’s 39th Annual Saturn Awards will be announced in June.

Click here for more information on The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films and a list of all nominees and the categories such as “Best Science Fiction Film” and “Best Fantasy Film”.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the film with the most nominations this year.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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Dan Radcliffe to Perform at the Oscars!

Posted by Dijares On February - 7 - 2013

Dan RadcliffeIn a first (and hopefully not the last!) for Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), it was announced that he will perform at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.  The Oscars are scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 24th, on ABC at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.

His performance is part of a special segment of the ceremony.  He’ll be joined by Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Channing Tatum.

This also marks the first time that one of the main Harry Potter stars have performed during the Oscars.

“We were bewildered,” says [producer Craig] Zadan. “How can you have the biggest franchise in motion-picture history, Harry Potter, and yet no one has ever been on the Oscars? (It) was strange to us.”

The big question is, just what will his performance entail?  Well, according to Zadan, you’re going to have to guess.

“We want people to guess what are they going to be doing. We’re just not saying,” he says. “But it will be a substantial bite. It’s a big deal.”

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Radcliffe: No On-screen Reunion Plans With Emma Watson

Posted by Lilysowl On January - 23 - 2013

Dan Radcliffe Recently, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was seen at the Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah, promoting his film Kill Your Darlings.  According to an article posted by Eonline, Radcliffe was quoted to have said there are no plans for an on-screen reunion with his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), though they have managed to continue their movie careers after 10 years together on the Harry Potter films based on the books by J.K. Rowling.

“We need some time apart for a while,” Radcliffe told me at the Sundance Film Festival, where he’s been promoting the much buzzed-about Kill Your Darlings. “We had 10 years together and it was wonderful. But now we have to find success in our own realms.”

And Radcliffe found that one of his realms is independent films:

“It’s a sign that that’s where really interesting films get made,” he said. “Something could start as an indie film, but it doesn’t have to stay that because you can still make something into a commercial success. For me a moment of pride was when some list that came out about the top grossing movies in England last year and [The Woman in Black] was the only one in the top 15 that wasn’t a studio film. That felt really good.”

The article also includes his hopes that everything is “healthy” and “happy” for William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in their upcoming parenthood.

Click here to read the complete article.  Warning: Article Contains Adult Content

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Radcliffe on Potter, Passions, Poetry, & More

Posted by Dijares On December - 2 - 2012

Dan Radcliffe - A Young Doctor's NotebookOn a build up to his newest project, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Dan Radcliffe spoke with The Independent.  In the interview, he discussed some of the downs and the ups of being a celebrity, some of his past problems with drinking, his love of author Mikhail Bulgakov, his own poetry writing, and more.

Here are a few excerpts:

He’s asked about his favorite book, The Master and Margarita, which is also written by Bulgakov.

“I read it,” says Radcliffe, and his clear, blue eyes look even bluer as he says it, “and immediately loved it, and read it again immediately afterwards, and then, for my 21st birthday I went to Russia to visit his apartment, as my present to myself.”

“The first time,” says Radcliffe, “I went there alone. And then, when I did The Woman in Black press, they took me around, and I kind of seemed more knowledgeable about it than the interviewer. But my friends have always called me Mr Thorough, in that when I get into something I become obsessed with it.” From the way he’s talking, you can see he might. From the way he’s talking, you can see he might do quite a lot of things with the kind of energy that has other people running to catch up. After reading the book, he saw The White Guard at the National Theatre, and then read A Country Doctor’s Notebook. Two years later, he was approached to play the young doctor in the TV adaptation. “They had no idea,” he says, “that I was this obsessive fan.”

He spoke of how he enjoyed being part of such a huge phenomenon like Harry Potter.

“I’m always pleased,” says Radcliffe, and he sounds as though he means it, “to be associated with something that was so important. And it’s not just a franchise. It’s only really in the past few years that that word has been bandied around, and it makes everything seem very cold and business-like. We were always wanting to prove ourselves and get better with every film.”

He discusses his poetry that he wrote under a pseudonym.

“I used to write a lot of poetry, I would always use form and metre and rhyme. I love all that stuff.” He wrote his poetry, for fairly obvious reasons, under a pseudonym. He sent it off to Stephen Fry, and Tony Harrison, and got “great responses” from both.

He also talked a bit about his insecurities when he was young, what he feels are his weaknesses, and whether he felt he has grown into a man now.

Radcliffe smiles his sweet, polite smile. “I said to my mum, when I was seven or eight, I was in the bath, ‘I’m not good at anything, I’m not good at sports, I’m not good at school, and I remember my mum saying ‘but you’ve got social skills’, and I remember turning round to her and saying ‘that doesn’t count’. When I say I wasn’t good at school, I do mean that.” I fight an urge to hug him. He’s so clever, and eager, and polite, and nice, and he wants to tell me how bad he was at school.

He didn’t, he explains, do well in class, because he couldn’t shut up. “I’ve always,” he says, “loved talking to people. I’ve always been very curious about everything. I think it’s the most important quality anyone can have.” So do I, but he still hasn’t exactly answered the question. “I am getting an impression,” he says, when I remind him what it was, “that I’m starting to be seen as a young man, which is lovely. I thought that would take longer, to be honest, but it hasn’t.”

He spoke a bit about how the pressure of being a celebrity caused him to drink excessively and if he felt this caused him to have a misspent youth. He also talked about the upside to being a celebrity.

For a moment, Radcliffe’s smile fades. This, it’s clear, isn’t his favourite subject. “There are,” he says, “other ways of having youthful excesses! I don’t want to give the impression I’m a boring bastard that never goes out. I still have a really good time. It’s about going ‘if I continue like this, I will jeopardise my career, and the thing I love’. I’ve been working every day since I was 11. I don’t know how to not work, it’s what I love doing. In fact my identity is so wrapped up in who I am when I’m on set that I kind of need to work on that.”

“There is,” he says carefully, “an upside to fame, in that hopefully next year a shitload of people are going to be introduced to Allen Ginsburg. A lot of people would not have gone to see Equus, and have been introduced to that play. They can come in for the wrong reasons, I don’t care. As long as they stay for the right reasons, because the material is good.”

A Young Doctor’s Notebook will being on Sky on December 6th at 9pm.

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