July 2007 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland

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The latest news..

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The latest news..
I'm now back from my holiday and there is some news: below you see Daniel featured in OK magazine with photos by Dennys Ilic in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Ariana Grande meets Daniel Radcliffe

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Ariana Grande meets Daniel Radcliffe
Ariana Grande has uploaded this video on her YouTube Channel after she met Daniel Radcliffe, which you can view below. Edit: she has deleted the video.

MTV Rough Cut: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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MTV Rough Cut: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
MTV Rough Cut interview where Daniel talks about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (Dumbledore's army, Harry's emotional state and more).

Entertainment Weekly interview

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Entertainment Weekly interview
Entertainment Weekly interview in promotion of December Boys.

Shownieuws achter de schermen bij Harry Potter (Order of the Phoenix)

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Shownieuws achter de schermen bij Harry Potter (Order of the Phoenix)
Via SBS 6 Shownieuws: Achter de schermen bij Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix met Viktor Brand. Videos via viktor-brand.nl.

Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe on BBC's Test Match Special

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Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe on BBC's Test Match Special
On his 18th birthday (Happy Birthday Daniel!) Daniel watched the England test match against India at Lord's cricket ground today and did an interview with BBC Radio 5 live's Jonathan Agnew from the Test Match Special during the lunch. You can listen here. And there's also this photo taken by Philip Brown.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix press junket interviews

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix press junket interviews
Another press junket for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Skip magazine interview (AT)

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Skip magazine interview (AT)
Interview by Austria's film magazine Skip in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

SKIP: Naked on the theater stage. Your appearance in Equus made headlines not only in London. The first step to escape Harry Potter?
Daniel Radcliffe: The piece is great. That's why I did it. Of course it suits me that at least part of the audience can see me in a different way. At some point, Harry Potter is over - and then I do not want to be a former child star who only lives in his past.

Are not you afraid that the abrupt change of roles could upset your fans?

Daniel Radcliffe: Oh, nonsense. Nor do people ask Tobey Maguire in The Good German where he left his Spider-Man costume.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix certainly have the most dramatic story of all the previous parts of the series - which has a particular impact on your role.

Daniel Radcliffe: Our director David Yates even put a funeral work expert on the film set so I can understand what Harry Potter is going through in this difficult situation. That was important to me because, personally, such tragic experiences are still foreign to me, thank God. I have not lost any of my family members yet. I am very grateful for that.

What findings did the grief expert help you with?

Daniel Radcliffe: It was a woman. She spoke of the guilt of the survivor. Harry is going through a phase where he can not shake the feeling that it is he who should have died. I now understand what post-traumatic stress is. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it's ultimately about the loss of innocence. For the first time, Harry is confronted with the bad side of humanity.

Everyone's talking about Harry's first kiss. How is a real smack different from a film kiss?

Daniel Radcliffe: Real kisses are much more exciting. When shooting a movie, you only think about technical things like posture, camera angle and just not to cover the face of the partner with your own nose. Nothing against Katie Leung - it was a nice kiss, she can kiss well, and says so about me - but a real kiss is a lot more exciting.

Your partner was supposedly terribly nervous in front of the kiss scene ...

Daniel Radcliffe: We were both terribly nervous! But after a few takes, the nervousness subsides and it becomes a normal working day. It was reported in a London newspaper that we had to shoot 30 different shots because I wanted to kiss Katie as long as possible. All I can say is this: never let a good story ruin the truth !!!

I read somewhere that Gary Oldman personally attacked you during the shoot. Is that right?

Daniel Radcliffe: I had serious problems with a very important scene where Harry sees his friend Sirius Black die. Gary asked if it would be okay if he met me physically. I thought he was going to hug me, but instead he shook me for 30 seconds. Then the cameras started running and I started to cry. Since then, everyone wants to shake me all the time, if I can not handle a scene perfectly at the first attempt.

Since you were ten years old, you are Harry Potter. Sounds like lost childhood ...

Daniel Radcliffe: That's not true. I had a healthy, happy childhood. There is no set standard to measure a normal childhood. I have not missed anything. Of course, I had to grow up faster than other children.

Two more Potter films, then it's over with hocus-pocus. Are you sad for the foreseeable future?
Daniel Radcliffe: The last Potter movie will hit theaters in 2010, then I'll be working in the Hogwarts universe for 10 years. Of course it is sad, but it is also a nice memory.

Joanne K. Rowling has promised a prominent death for the closing band. Will that be Harry Potter? What do you think?
Daniel Radcliffe: To be honest, I have not the slightest idea. The secrecy is perfect, they tell me nothing. But with us in England you can get quite good odds in the betting shops if you count on the death of Harry Potter. Personally, I do not mind. It would be great if there could be a significant and heroic death at the end of Harry Potter.

source: skip.at

December Boys US trailer

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December Boys US trailer
Warner Bros has released the US trailer for December Boys.

The Wall Street Journal interview

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The Wall Street Journal interview
The Wall Street Journal Online interview in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
"Am I talking too fast?” It’s a kindness in Daniel Radcliffe to ask, and the answer is no"
"Mr. Radcliffe has long been going out of his way to assert his identity as distinct from Harry Potter’s. Yet this speech, delivered at this moment in his career, with the particular sparkle in his eyes, feels like the actor’s personal pledge never to stop striving to perfect his craft."
To read more, click here. or here.

source: wsj.com

Birthday project is on it's way to Dan & holiday

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Birthday project is on it's way to Dan & holiday
I did send the Birthday Project to Daniel. Here some photos. Now it's hoping for a reply. To all of you who joined: thank you.

Rotten Tomatoes UK interview

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Rotten Tomatoes UK interview
Rotten Tomatoes UK talked with Daniel, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

RT-UK: Daniel; Harry gets angry in this film, did it make him more challenging to play without alienating the audience and making him unsympathetic?
Daniel Radcliffe: Very good question; that was the overwhelming response to this book, a lot of people said that they didn’t like Harry because they disliked how angry he was. I talked to Jo Rowling about that and she just said, well, frankly, if people say they don’t understand why Harry is angry in the book then they don’t understand what he’s been through in the past five years; he has a right to be angry.

But I think you’re right, for me it was possibly just as interesting to play the more reflective side of the anger and where it comes from; the loneliness, and feeling misunderstood by everyone, rather than the out-and-out shouting that people might have interpreted was what was in the book.

RT-UK: How did working with David Yates inform the experience?

DR: I think what David managed to do, which is fantastic, is that he took the charm of the films that Chris [Columbus] made and the visual flair of everything that Alfonso [Cuaron] did, and the thoroughly bombastic, British nature of Mike Newell’s fourth film, and he’s added his own sense of grit and realism to it that perhaps wasn’t there before. It’s the film, certainly, that I’m most proud of, and I think we all had a wonderful time working with David.

Emma Watson: The thing about David that I feel is that this is the most genuine of all the films. This is the one that has a great sense of realism to it. The word that I connect most with David Yates is truth. He always wanted to find the truth in all the characters, and in every single performance. He had high standards, but I think Dan, Rupert and I really relished that because it stopped us from getting complacent the fifth time around. I think we all really learnt something from him.

RT-UK: You get to fight alongside Gary Oldman in this film, Dan, and you seem to have developed a friendship with him.
DR: In this film, more than any of the others, Gary and I got to do some really hardcore emotional scenes together and so I loved it. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time and I think anyone would be hard-pushed to name another actor whose body of work covers so many different areas. I think he’s incredible and if I was to emulate somebody’s career I would try – and probably fail – to emulate Gary’s because I think he’s just a remarkable actor. We get on really, really well and in spite of the fact we won’t be working together again on Potter, we’re keeping in touch and that’s great, he’s a fantastic guy.

RT-UK: Imagine yourself a few years on, a new set of young actors, 11 or 12, are about to start acting in a long series of films; given your experience what advice would you give them?
EW: That’s very hard to answer. I think if someone had said to me, you know, this is what it’s going to be like, a) I wouldn’t believe them and b) you just can’t–

DR: You just can’t handle it until you’re there, to be honest, it’s very hard.

EW: Yeah.

DR: Particularly with something like “Potter”, which is so huge and really is a global phenomenon. It’s very hard, even for us now, to see the extent to which it reaches, but I suppose just helping them to make sure that when they’re starting out to tell the people around them to be completely honest with them, so that there’s no room for sycophants to trickle in. I think that’s what makes the difference, growing up in front of media, is that if you have people around who are honest with you and don’t just say what you want to hear then you’ll be well adjusted.

EW: I think the first thing my parents did for me was just, as far as possible, and in a way I think it’s quite extreme; I’ve managed to live exactly the same life that I did before I got the role. It’s really kept me sane and it can be so easy given how busy I am doing this to lose touch with the friends I had before. My mum said, “No, always ensure that you stay in touch.” Just making sure you have an identity outside it and in the gaps in between is important. Valuing your friends and the people around you, trying hard to have time for everyone you knew before, is the key.

Rupert Grint: Definitely, yeah. I’ve got a really big family and it really helps; when you’ve got sisters it really helps to bring it back down to earth! That’s really helped me.

RT-UK: How would you like the Harry Potter saga to end?

DR: None of us know how the story’s going to end and I honestly don’t have any specific theories because I know that anything I could sit here and talk about, Jo’s going to come up with something far more interesting and exciting that anything we could hope to imagine. But if you were after theories, then I would say that Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna, is certainly the person to talk to.

EW: There’s this theory that Hermione is going to die and I really didn’t have that in my plans for what she would achieve! I really want to see her putting her intellect and her naturally very caring nature to some worthy cause. I want to see her in another country protesting for the rights of house elves! Continuing S.P.E.W. or just generally making the world a better place and hopefully settling down with Ron and having some babies!

RG: [laughs] I don’t know about Ron, I think it’s really hard to say. Everyone’s got his or her own little idea and I’m just not sure. If Ron had to die it wouldn’t be so bad because it’s the last one anyway! RT-UK: Wouldn’t you like to see him play Quidditch professionally somewhere? RG: That’d be quite good, yeah!

DR: No, trust me, Quidditch is a painful experience; you don’t want to go through that!

RT-UK: Where will you all be when Book 7 is released?
DR: Mine is already pre-ordered from Amazon. And I’m hoping I get some free vouchers for mentioning that!

RT-UK: Will you skip right to the back to find out what happens to Harry and the gang?

DR: I’ll read it all the way through. My grandmother does that and it’s a terrible habit!

RG: I’d be very tempted to have a little flick at the back to see if Ron’s still there!

EW: It’s really hard; I can say now I’ll read it page-to-page and be really good and everything but it’s hard to say. When it’s late at night, you’ve just got your copy… I’ll do my best, I’ll definitely do my best.

RT-UK: Emma, Hermione has a scene trying to explain to the boys why Cho was crying while she was kissing Harry; is that something you’ve found is true of boys in real life, that they just don’t get it?
EW: [laughs] I’ll have to be slightly careful in this company! I love that scene, though, I really love that scene – probably most of all – because I think it kind-of reflects a genuine relationship that Rupert, Dan and I have in real life. I think it is funny, I can’t put it totally on the guys but I have to say that sometimes I think, what on Earth is this guy thinking?! I think both sexes at this age are just slightly bemused by what’s going on. I think it is very true to life – I have a lot of brothers and I’m friends with a lot of guys and I do think, how do you not get this? How do you not understand what she must be feeling? It really made me laugh, that scene. It plays brilliantly on the differences between boys and girls.

DR: That’s not true at all! I don’t know what she’s talking about! [laughs] I think, in very general terms, I think both sexes have trouble understanding each other, and will probably until the end of time remain a mystery to one another. But I have to say I don’t think it’s all on one side…

RT-UK: Kissing Katie Leung (Cho)… Was it awesome?
DR: [laughs] We were both a bit nervous because we did know everyone was talking about it, and there was a knowledge that this was a highly-anticipated scene. Everyone has been waiting for this scene in some ways… I don’t know why I said that last bit because that is what highly anticipated means! [laughs] Erm, so we were a bit nervous but I think after the first few takes it was fine… We suddenly realised we were enjoying ourselves!

RT-UK: And how many takes were there, Dan?

DR: Well, no, OK, hold on a second! [laughs] This is the thing; a while ago I said it took thirty takes. Now, what I meant was that thirty takes was spanning over about six different camera set-ups over a significant period of time. But that has been misconstrued as meaning that I requested I do thirty takes on the kissing scene. Which is a lie!

RT-UK: Did you allow Emma and Rupert to come and see you in “Equus”?

DR: I didn’t ban anybody from coming to see me! Being on stage and doing “Equus” was fantastic, a great experience, and once you’ve been on stage naked in front of a thousand people you really do feel like you can do anything; there are no more inhibitions. It was an amazing experience for me and it was something I’ll be very, very proud of doing for the rest of my life, I think.

RT-UK: How weird is it playing the videogame?

DR: Very strange, I think.

RT-UK: Have you played yourself in the game?

DR: Very good choice of words! Very sensible, too! [laughs] Yeah, I’ve played all the “Potter” games and I have to say I got really competitive with my eight year-old god-brother over the “Quidditch World Cup” game; it was slightly ridiculous! I’ve played them, I’ve enjoyed them, but the stakes aren’t quite so high as when you’re making the film, obviously.

RG: It’s really weird; I think all the merchandise is quite strange. And it’s all getting more realistic; especially the game. I’ve even got my voice on that.

EW: There’s a classic bit of merchandise for me. I was in Waitrose the other day and I was flicking across the shelves and there was something like “Hermione’s Magic Muffins” with my head on those little sticky things you put on top of cupcakes. That was a new one! Honestly, every time around there’s something new…

source: rottentomatoes.com

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on Moviefone's Unscripted

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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint on Moviefone's Unscripted
Moviefone's Unscripted with Daniel, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Scans: Hitkrant magazine (NL)

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Scans: Hitkrant magazine (NL)
Scans en interview van Hitkrant magazine in promotie van Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Entertainment Weekly photoshoot

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Entertainment Weekly photoshoot
Entertainment Weekly magazine has Daniel as Harry on the cover of their new issue, they posted a set report online (see below) and there is also a new photoshoot featuring Daniel, Emma and Rupert in a Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix setting.

Fan photos Hand, Foot, Wand ceremony

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Fan photos Hand, Foot, Wand ceremony
Below some photos from the Hand, Foot Wand ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre which were provided to Daniel J Radcliffe Holland with thanks to WhiteDove

Daniel Radcliffe on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

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Daniel Radcliffe on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. You can view the video and download it (Quicktime) via hpana.com: part 1 | part 2.

The Observer photoshoot

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The Observer photoshoot
Photoshoot from The Observer in promotion of Equus. Some photos via Oclumencia.

Daniel Radcliffe on Live! with Regis and Kelly

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Daniel Radcliffe on Live! with Regis and Kelly
Daniel on Live! with Regis and Kelly in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Entertainment Weekly interview

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Entertainment Weekly interview
Entertainment Weekly interview in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. but he also talks about Equus.

Daniel Radcliffe on the Today show

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Daniel Radcliffe on the Today show
Daniel attended the Today Show where he ofcourse promoted Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix.

Daniel Radcliffe on Larry King Live

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Daniel Radcliffe on Larry King Live
Daniel on Larry King Live (CNN) where he promoted Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. You can watch the show via these Quicktime links via hpana.com: part 1 | part 2 | part 3

Daniel Radcliffe on The Sauce

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Daniel Radcliffe on The Sauce
Daniel promoted Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Fuse's The Sauce. Some photos via harrypottertrio.com.













picture source: Theo Wargo

ITV's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Order of the Phoenix)

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ITV's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Order of the Phoenix)
ITV UK's Ben Shephard takes you behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Harry Potter Behind the Magic.

Femina magazine interview (India)

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Femina magazine interview (India)
Femina magazine interview in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

How does Harry Potter evolve in this 5th part?
He becomes an adult. Harry is like all teenagers, he doubts it and needs to know himself better. However, during this 5th year of study at Hogwarts, he will have to wage a real war against the forces of evil.

In this film, Harry and his group have big problems with one of the teachers. In life, has this happened to you?
Of course. I will not list them, but one of them in particular told me something very hurtful and I lost a lot of confidence because of him. But working on the Harry Potter has done me the greatest good. It helped me build and trust me.

Do you draw a parallel between Harry today and you?

Yes, in the sense that I try to understand who I am and understand the problems that all teens face.

What do you particularly worry about?

Without a doubt, girls! They represent my biggest source of concern. I never know what to say to them. No, it's wrong ... I know what to say to them, but as soon as I really like it, it's not so simple.

What path have you traveled since the first film?

At age 10, I was a child who loved the experience of the 1st Harry Potter without realizing the seriousness of this work. Today, I'm going to be 18 and I know that I want to be an actor. It makes all the difference, believe me! At the time, even though I was focused on the set, I had fun and laughed. I have since learned that the most important thing during a shoot is to know how to concentrate to be ready when the director launches the famous "Engine".

So, no more jokes?

No no! Sadly. We were so busy, with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, that there was no question of dissipating us. And working with top actors like Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) is a great opportunity. So, we were all very serious.

When did you understand that you wanted to be an actor?

It came gradually. I was on the set and I loved it more and more. So the idea of ​​doing my job gradually germinated in my head.

What attracts you?

Becoming another passionate me. But the realization interests me too. Working with Cris Colombus (director of the 1st and 2nd Harry Potter films), Alfonso Cuaron (director of the third Harry Potter movie) and Mike Newell (director of the 4th Harry Potter movie) inspired me a lot. I also talked a lot with David Yates, the director of the 5th part. I can not have better teachers!

How did Harry Potter change your life?

People come to me on the street, but it does not really bother me. They even make a lot of compliments on the movies. Listen: "We loved it!" after 11 months of shooting, it's pretty good, right? That said, many people do not believe it, but my daily life has not changed dramatically. I feel famous 2 days a year, during the first. That's all.

What are you doing to lead a normal life?

I do not change my way of being. In my opinion, as soon as one begins to behave differently, it is because one does not lead a normal existence. As far as I'm concerned, if I want to go see a movie or go out with friends, I do not hesitate. Cinema is part of my life.

If you could have asked J.K. Rowling to write something for you in the last book of the saga, what would you have chosen?
I wish Harry fell in love with Scarlett Johansson! But hey, it seems unlikely. [laughs] I wish Harry was more often with Sirius Black. Although I think he will not come back, I find it really interesting.

The end of the saga is it agonizing?
Not at all. The great thing about J.K. Rowling is that she knows what will happen. In addition, she sees movies differently from books: it saves us too much pressure. Imagine that she considers both in the same way ... The richness of the books would give 5 hour movies! That she trust us is fantastic.

SBT Repórter's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Order of the Phoenix)

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SBT Repórter's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Order of the Phoenix)
SBT's Marcelo Torres takes you behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Harry Potter Behind the Magic.

HBO's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Order of the Phoenix)

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HBO's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Order of the Phoenix)
HBO's look behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Harry Potter Behind the Magic.









Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Daniel promoting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There isn't a video available rigth now.

Updated: Hand, Foot, Wand ceremony at Grauman's Chinese theatre

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Updated: Hand, Foot, Wand ceremony at Grauman's Chinese theatre

Daniel Radcliffe on Vivo TV

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Daniel Radcliffe on Vivo TV
Daniel on Vivo TV where he talked about Equus.

Ain't It Cool News interview

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Ain't It Cool News interview
Ain't It Cool News' Quint/Eric Vespe talked with Daniel during a Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix press day.

Updated(4): World premiere Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Los Angeles

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Updated(4): World premiere Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Los Angeles
Today was the LA premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the Grauman Chinese Theatre. After party photos via simplydanielradcliffe.com.

Daniel makes fans happy with help from Kids Wish Network

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Daniel makes fans happy with help from Kids Wish Network
Kids Wish Network has made some fans happy by making their wish come true through the years while they could visit the stars at the HP premieres. To start with the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere in NY, where Alexandra (suffering from spina bifida and hydrocephalus.) got to meet Daniel.

Daniel Radcliffe on E! News

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Daniel Radcliffe on E! News
E! News interview I told you earlier about. With some new photos of Daniel.
E! News interview

Daniel Radcliffe on Newsround

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Daniel Radcliffe on Newsround
Daniel talked with CBBC Newround's Lizo Mzimba about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.