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Dan about My Boy Jack

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Dan about My Boy Jack
It was announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that Daniel will star in My Boy Jack. Daniel :
For many people my age, the first world war is just a topic in a history book. But, I've always been fascinated by the subject and think its as relevant today as it ever was with young men all over the world still sacrificing their lives in the name of war."
"I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like in the trenches, living amongst the stench of death and knowing that at any moment it may be your last. But, I think its important we try to imagine the horrors these young men experienced and to never forget them."

"I am extremely proud to be part of the production of My Boy Jack and only hope I can do justice to the memory of the men who fought and those who died."
He also had to say something about the production of the film (a video was shown during the press conference at the Festival):
"I'm Dan Radcliffe, and I'd like to tell you about a film I am making next year for ITV1. In World War I, millions of young men were killed fighting for their country - many were only 17 years old.

It's a period I am particularly fascinated by, which is why I was thrilled to be asked by Ecosse Films to play the title role in a major new drama called My Boy Jack. The film is about Rudyard Kipling and his son. Kipling was one of several high profile figures who took an active role in persuading young men to fight in World War I.

His own son Jack, however, had such poor eyesight that the army refused to accept him. Indeed, it was only through Kipling's personal intervention that Jack eventually gained a commission with the Irish guards.

Written by and starring David Haig as Kipling, My Boy Jack is a moving and powerful story NOT ONLY of duty, sacrifice and bravery, but also the horror of war.

Today nearly a hundred years on YOUNG MEN ARE STILL GOING OFF TO FIGHT IN WAR. MANY WILL NEVER RETURN.

In My Boy Jack next year, we will remember them.

My Boy Jack promotional photoshoot

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My Boy Jack promotional photoshoot
There are new photos released from a photoshoot in promotion of ITV's My Boy Jack with Daniel and Davig Haig.




picture source: Mike Lawn

Fans from Brazil meet Daniel Radcliffe on set of Order of the Phoenix

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Fans from Brazil meet Daniel Radcliffe on set of Order of the Phoenix
A group of lucky fans from Brazil visited the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They are winners of a contest and had the chance to visit the set and meet Imelda Staunton, Natalia Tena, Daniel and more. Below a photo of the group together with Daniel via Oclumencia.

Kaleidoscope for Kids Demelza House fundraiser: Daniel's thank you message

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Kaleidoscope for Kids Demelza House fundraiser: Daniel's thank you message

Daniel e-mailed a thank you to Page and the readers at danradcliffe.co.uk for raising funds for Demelza House in honour of his birthday. They raised a total of £1,721.83 ($3,228.35) for Dan’s 17th Birthday with their fundraiser Kaleidoscope for Kids which ended on 31st July.

Back then this site didn't excist. I decided to add 'archive news' like this as much as possible
. I thought it might be interesting to read for you all.

The message:

Dear Page

Apologies for the delay in sending this but it has been a busy week (as I am sure you know!) A big thank you to you and all my fans who sent me so many kind wishes on my birthday. I had a very quiet day at home and then in the evening traveled to Oxford for a few days filming.

I am once again thrilled that, through your website, so much money has been raised for Demelza House. This is simply fantastic and I thank each and everyone of you for your kindness and generosity. I am delighted that you have decided to make donations to Demelza House rather than sending me
presents. I think the kaleidoscope idea is brilliant and can't wait to see the finished project before it goes to Demelza House.

Thank you once again.

Much love to you all.

DAN