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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in Beijing

Marion 21 December 2002 0
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in Beijing
Daniel Radcliffe promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at a press conference in Beijing, China. Photos here.

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Kid Planet interview

Marion 21 December 2002 0
Kid Planet interview
Kid Planet interviewed Daniel about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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KD : Hi Daniel!
DR: Hi!

KD : Are you at all like the character of Harry Potter?
DR:  In some ways, I think everybody is, because Harry has so many different sides to him.  I think, me personally, we're both very curious and I think sometimes our curiosity gets us into trouble.  Also, like Harry, I'm not afraid to stand up for myself and do what I believe in and I think that's one of Harry's most important traits.

KD : What does your family think about you being Harry? 
DR:   They're really excited.  Especially my mom and my dad, since they're really involved with me.  Some people think that I never see them, which is completely untrue because my dad chaperones me every day.  They're really excited about it.

KD :  What do you like best about playing Harry? 
DR:   I think one of my favorite parts is just basically knowing Chris because he has been a complete inspiration to me over the past few years and has given me a love for film, so I have a lot of respect for him and I think he's one of the coolest guys I've ever met.

KD :  Is there are hard part to being Harry? 
DR:   The more you hear about it and build up the film, you really do start to realize the pressure on you and you really start to feel it a bit more.  So I think the pressure is a huge responsibility.  Chris Columbus has really helped me in that way because he's really taken the weight off my shoulders.

KD :  Do you have a favorite scene from the two movies so far? 
DR:   I love the scenes with loads of people in them.  Those are the greatest scenes to me.  It was really fun.

KD :  If you could play any role in the Harry Potter movies besides Harry, which would you choose? 
DR:   well, in the second film, if I could play any character I think it would be Gilderoy Lockhart.  He has two sides to him.  At first, you only see the side that is very brave, hero-like, but he's a bit of a show-off and he thinks far too highly of himself.  Then he starts taking a very nasty turn towards the end of the film, so I think he'd be the best character to play and Kenneth Branagh does an absolutely wonderful job of portraying him.

KD :  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was an instant success!  What was the most exciting thing about that for you? 
DR:  I was completely amazed at the premiere.  To me, that was probably one of the most exciting...it was completely overwhelming, but it was so exciting.  And I met Ben Stiller!

KD :  Wow!  So what were you thinking when you were walking down the red carpet and there were reporters and photographers everywhere? 
DR:   I was completely overwhelmed.  I didn't know what to think.  I was very surprised that I actually made it without fainting, first of all because all the flashing lights had me blind until about half an hour after!  But mostly I thought, "Is this really for me?"  They were taking photos of me and for a second I forgot I was playing Harry.  I thought, "Why are they taking pictures of me?"  I have a memory of that and it was pretty unbelieveable.

KD :  That's definitely a major moment!  Have you changed since you filmed the first movie? 
DR:  As a person, I don't feel I've changed that much.  I feel I've kind of matured, but I think everybody does when they're about my age.  As an actor, I think I've developed a lot, very much thanks to Chris, because we've developed so much as actors that now he can do much more complicated shots with us and much more dialogue and much less static, so I think we've all developed a lot as actors.

KD :  How about Harry?  Has he changed since the first movie? 
DR:  Harry has changed a lot since the first movie.  I think there's a lot more emotional depth to his character.  The last line in the first film is, "I'm not going home.  Not really" and I think that kind of returns a lot more in the second film, because Harry has discovered that something is wrong with his home at Hogwarts and so he has to protect it.  So basically, to sum it up, I think in the first one Harry is a lot more reactive and in the second one he's a lot more proactive.

KD :  Do you believe in magic? 
DR:   Yes, yes, definitely.  I don't know what I think about it, but I do believe it's out there.

KD :  If you could be a real life transfiguration, what animal would you want to change into? 
DR:   I'd change into a wolf.  It's a magnificent animal and they're really kind of beautiful but kind of dangerous at the same time.  I don't know what that says about me, but ....

KD :  I'm sure it says only good things!  So what magic spell would you use in real life if you could? 
DR:   Probably be invisible, because then you could get into concerts and things.

KD :  Or play some tricks?  I heard that you like to play pranks on people.  What kind of tricks did you pull on the set? 
DR:   well, I don't know if you've heard the story of the first film, when I changed Robbie Coltrane's cell phone language to Turkish.  That was probably the most famous one.  Unfortunately, I really didn't do any on this second film, because I haven't really thought of any.  I think they might get me back for everything I've done now.

KD :  Until they get you back, what's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? 
DR:  Once in a school play -- I've only been in one school play, I think it was Danny the Elephant -- I was dressed up as a monkey.  It was on videotape and somebody has it, and I know that it will show up on TV sometime and I will just be hiding my eyes in shame.

KD :  We'll be on the lookout for that!  Now that you are a celebrity, are there any other celebrities who you'd like to meet or who you have  a  crush on? 
DR:  Do you want the whole list?  I am in love with mainly two people -- Kirsten Dunst and Cameron Diaz.  I would love to meet Tobey Maguire.

KD :  That's interesting!  Is there anything else that people would be surprised to know about you? 
DR:   I don't know if this would surprise you, it surprises most people.  I'm really into kind of bold punk rock music, like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop and stuff like that and that seems to surprise people.  But that's not the only kind of music I like.  That's one of the things that really surprises people about me.

KD :   Nice choices!  What Cds are in your CD players right now?
DR:  The Dandy Warhols, I love them, and I think Iggy Pop is in there as well.

KD :  Besides listening to music, what do you do in your spare time? 
DR:    Films.  I love films.  I like music and I like reading.  Those are my three things, I think.  I want to take in the new Austin Powers film.  I love the cinema and the Simpsons.  I can quote scenes from The Simpsons.  When it comes to the Simpsons, I'm probably a bit sad.

KD :   What three movies would you recommend?
DR:   The Royal Tennenbaums.  I just saw that one, it was unbelievable!  One of my favorite films is What's Eating Gilbert Grape?.  I love that movie.  And Spider-Man.  When it comes out, rent it!  It was wonderful.

KD :  We'll check those out!  Since you like reading, you must have read the Harry Potter books.  Which one is your favorite? 
DR:  It used to be the second one, but I just reread the third book, so now the third book is my favorite because I think the second one has lots of action, but the third one I think is better written, actually.  It's very, very emotional for Harry.  I think it's where Harry really learns a lot about his father.  It has time travel in it and just so much stuff which is pretty amazing to me.

KD :  You have a lot of interests!  If you weren't an actor, what do you think you'd be? 
DR:  Well, I think maybe a director.  I'm really interested in directing as it is.  Writing as well.

KD :  What do you plan to do when the Harry Potter movie is finished? 
DR:   I am going to wait for them to finish and then I'm going to see what's happening.....

KD :  Sounds good!  Thank you so much, Daniel, and good luck! 
DR:   Thank you!

Premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Japan

Marion 17 December 2002 0
Premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Japan
Daniel attended the Japanese premiere of Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Chamber of Secrets in Tokyo together with producer David Heyman. Photos here.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in Hong Kong

Marion 17 December 2002 0
 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in Hong Kong
Daniel at the press conference in Hong Kong, China promoting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. No video for now, if someone has it, or can get it, let me know. Edit: The date of this press conference is also unsure, so it may or may not have been 17th December.

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picture source: ImagineChina

Updated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in Tokyo

Marion 16 December 2002 0
 Updated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in Tokyo
Daniel attended the press conference together with producer David Heyman to promote Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Chamber of Secrets at Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.

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Update: 9th September 2021. I uploaded the video. It was broadcasted on Warner Bros. Japan's website back in 2002.


Dan greeted the audience and introduced himself in Japanese ("I've been practising that for quite a long time!", he told the cheering crowd) and said
It's absolutely fantastic to be here in Japan while at the same time promoting a film that we're all very proud of.  There's not really much more to say than that I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.
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picture source: Getty Images

Reception at Tokyo's Narita airport, Japan

Marion 16 December 2002 0
Reception at Tokyo's Narita airport, Japan
Daniel descriped his reception at Tokyo's Narita Airport in Japan during the press conference for Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Chamber of Secrets (16th December) as "unbelievable and really exciting" and expressed a desire to make a guest voice appearance in an episode of the Simpsons - "any part, just a word, anything!" (via danradcliffe.com)

Arrival at Tokyo's Narita airport, Japan

Marion 15 December 2002 0
Arrival at Tokyo's Narita airport, Japan
Daniel arrived in Tokyo, Japan to promote Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Chamber of Secrets and ofcourse there were a lot of fans to welcome him.

The Play What I Wrote (surprise guest)

Marion 23 November 2002 0
The Play What I Wrote (surprise guest)
Daniel was one of the many surprise guests during the run of The Play What I Wrote at the Wyndham's Theatre, London, UK on 23rd November 2002. Some production photos featuring his performance as Harry Daughter are below.

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The Play What I Wrote is a musical farce written by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben, starring Foley and McColl, and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Entertainment Weekly photoshoot

Marion 22 November 2002 0
Entertainment Weekly photoshoot
Photoshoot for Entertainment Weekly magazine in promotion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. With Kenneth Branagh, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Below the cover.

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source: ew.com
picture source: Andrew Macpherson

Updated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press junket interviews

Marion 21 November 2002 0
Updated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press junket interviews
Another press junket for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. tribute.ca.

Update: 29th September 2017. La Cosa Cine Central video.

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Updated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press junket interviews

Marion 20 November 2002 0
Updated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press junket interviews
Press junket interviews in promotion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. For CBBC Newsround click here.

Update: 13th February 2019. SM:TV interview.

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Amaury Jr. Show (Brazil)






SM:TV

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on The View

Marion 18 November 2002 0
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on The View
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on The View.

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Daniel Radcliffe on the Caroline Rhea Show

Marion 18 November 2002 0
Daniel Radcliffe on the Caroline Rhea Show
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on The Caroline Rhea Show.

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Daniel wins Silver Bravo Otto award

Marion 18 November 2002 0
Daniel wins Silver Bravo Otto award
Daniel has won the 2001 Silver Bravo Otto award for Best Male Actor from Bravo magazine (German). He received the award during a press junket for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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E! Channel behind the scenes of Harry Potter

Marion 15 November 2002 0
E! Channel behind the scenes of Harry Potter
E! Channel behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Daniel Radcliffe on Live! with Regis and Kelly

Marion 13 November 2002 0
Daniel Radcliffe on Live! with Regis and Kelly
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Live! with Regis and Kelly.

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Daniel Radcliffe on The Early Show

Marion 12 November 2002 0
Daniel Radcliffe on The Early Show
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on The Early Show.

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Premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, NY

Marion 10 November 2002 0
Premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, NY
Daniel attended the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint at the Ziegfeld Theater.

Updated(2): World premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, London

Marion 3 November 2002 0
Updated(2): World premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, London

Daniel with co-stars at the London World premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Odeon cinema.

Nickelodeon magazine (US)

Marion 1 November 2002 0
Nickelodeon magazine (US)
Daniel and Tom Felton on the cover of Nickelodeon magazine as Harry and Draco in promotion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. November 2002 issue. See photos from the photoshoot here.

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picture source: Greg Williams

BBC Movies interview

Marion 29 October 2002 0
BBC Movies interview
BBC Movies interview with Daniel in promotion of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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How did you like the action scenes in "Chamber of Secrets"?
The action scenes for me were so much fun. In the scene when I'm hanging out of the car window, that was actually me, I was hanging 25-30ft up in the air, and it was just really cool. I do as many of the stunts as possible, although obviously there are some I can't do.
Which scenes did you like filming most?
I loved filming the duelling scene, I thought that was really brilliant, because you've got the confrontation between Snape and Gilderoy Lockhart - who are totally different characters. I also loved the scenes were there were loads of people around, I love the crowd scenes.

What were the most challenging scenes for you?
Probably one of the most challenging scenes was the Parseltongue scene, because it was a completely different language [Harry speaks to snakes in their own language] and it was hard to get a hold on at first. I got used to it in the end.

What was it like working with Kenneth Branagh?
It's intimidating when you're first about to meet him, because he's this unbelievable Shakespearean actor. But then you actually meet him and he's one of the nicest guys I've ever met. It's an honour to work with him.

Is it true you've been working out because the owls are so heavy?
Kind of. I have been exercising a lot more, but not just for the owls. I've had to do more physical training for the film to do the climbing and the sword-fighting sequences.

What was it like working with Dobby?
It was kind of hard knowing what kind of facial expression an orange ball is making. There were digital effects on the first film, but none were as animated as Dobby is, so it was quite hard work. But I think most of the credit goes to Chris [Columbus] and everybody who worked on the film, for making it so easy for me.

Did you have nightmares after watching the film?
I was fine with it, I liked it, I liked the fact it was a darker, more edgy film. If you take away the darkness that's in the book, then you haven't done it justice when you've adapted it.

source: bbc.co.uk

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Marion 29 October 2002 0
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on The Oprah Winfrey Show
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on The Oprah Winfrey Show together with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

Message from Daniel, Rupert and Emma to Japanese fans

Marion 26 October 2002 0
Message from Daniel, Rupert and Emma to Japanese fans
Daniel, Emma and Rupert recorded a message to Japanese fans regarding Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Chamber of Secrets. Daniel also talks about planning a visit to Japan in December.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference & photocall in London

Marion 25 October 2002 0
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference & photocall in London
Daniel attended the press conference & photocall for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Guildhall in London together with Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and David Heyman, Jason Isaacs and more.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference & photocall in Chicago

Marion 23 October 2002 0
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference & photocall in Chicago
Daniel attended, together with Emman Watson and Rupert Grint, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) press conference and photocall at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago to promote Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They also attended a press junket.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in New York

Marion 22 October 2002 0
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets press conference in New York
Daniel attended a press conference to promote Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, together with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. As it seems now I only can provide some photos.

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first picture source: AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on TRL USA

Marion 22 October 2002 0
Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on TRL USA
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on MTV's TRL USA (Total Request Live). There isn't a video available.

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Update: 10th June 2017. A video.


Girls' Life magazine photoshoot (US)

Marion 18 October 2002 0
Girls' Life magazine photoshoot (US)
Daniel's photoshoot for Girls' Life magazine to promote Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Photos at universharrypotter.com.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets stills

Marion 10 October 2002 0
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets stills
Some stills from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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picture source: Peter Mountain/Warner Bros.