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Daniel introduces IMAX (Half-Blood Prince)

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Daniel introduces IMAX (Half-Blood Prince)
Daniel has a special message for North American fans regarding the 29th July IMAX release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This message is recorded during a press junket for the film.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews including Sunrise Australia.

Message from Daniel against piracy & interviews CNN

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Message from Daniel against piracy & interviews CNN
"Don't pirate the film! cheapo's! -Dan

That's clear and yeah we all should follow that. Click on the photo above to watch the video. Below also more press junket interviews promoting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from 9th July 2009. 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Japanese poster

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Japanese poster
Japanese poster for Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Half-blood Prince released by Warner Bros.

Skip magazine interview (AT)

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Skip magazine interview (AT)
Austria's film magazine Skip talked with Daniel in London in promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Daniel Radcliffe's shout out to the military

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Daniel Radcliffe's shout out to the military
Daniel has a shout out for the military, which was recorded during the press junket for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This video is courtesy of salutetoyourservice.com, Exchange. You can find their interview at this post.

Scans: Attitude magazine (UK)

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Scans: Attitude magazine (UK)
Scans from the August 2009 issue of Attitude magazine. Features photos by Doug Inglish. Via  danradcliffe.com.

Happy Birthday Daniel

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Happy Birthday Daniel
I'd like to say Happy Birthday Daniel! I hope he will have a great day with loads of presents and being together with family and friends. And don't forget to donate to Demelza.

Omelete interview: about art, music and more

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Omelete interview: about art, music and more
Press junket interview during the promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

David Heyman reveils new photo

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David Heyman reveils new photo
David Heyman, the producer from the Harry Potter movies reveiled a new photo from the first day when Daniel met Rupert in 2000.

Japanese fan meets Daniel

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Japanese fan meets Daniel
A Japanese fan visits the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set. Sanma Akashiya's "Karakuri Terebi" held a contest last month in which 10,000 of Japan's biggest Harry Potter fans competed for a chance to travel to the UK and interview the stars of the new Harry Potter movie.

A great video in which Daniel surprises her, and I love her reaction.

HMV My inspiration campaign

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HMV My inspiration campaign
A new photo of Daniel is being used for HMV's My Inspiration campaign to advertise the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince filmbox release.

Time magazine: 10 questions (Half-Blood Prince)

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Time magazine: 10 questions (Half-Blood Prince)
Daniel answers questions regarding Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from Time magazine.

SBT Repórter's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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SBT Repórter's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
SBT's Beto Marden takes you behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Harry Potter Behind the Magic.

Interfilms cover

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Interfilms cover
Another Dennys Ilic (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince promotion) photo.

MTV Rough cut: The cast about reaching the end of Harry Potter

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MTV Rough cut: The cast about reaching the end of Harry Potter
and ofcourse Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Rheinische Post interview

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Rheinische Post interview
Interview by German Rheinische Post in promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Daniel Radcliffe on Heart FM Showbiz

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Daniel Radcliffe on Heart FM Showbiz
There is a new exclusive interview from Heart Showbiz (106.2 FM) available on iTunes in which Daniel answers fan questions about Harry Potter, going commando, comfort food, doing karaoke, extreme fans, his premiere fear, and the new Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando. Listen to it below or download it via the iTunes podcast link.



source: heart.co.uk

Channel 9's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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Channel 9's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
Australia Channel 9's Richard Wilkins takes you behind the scenes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Behind the Magic.

There's only a video from part 2

Rotten Tomatoes interview

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Rotten Tomatoes interview
Rotten Tomatoes sat down with Daniel on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In the last movie Harry seemed to face psychological and physical challenges, whereas in this movie the problems he faces are more intellectual, as he tries to piece the puzzle together. Does anything change in your approach to the character?
Daniel Radcliffe: I don’t think a huge amount does change in terms of how you approach it. You come to every scene with the same basic tools. You come to it with knowledge of your character and knowledge of what their fundamental wants and needs are and how they would go about getting them. And you would just apply them to whatever situation they’re in. The real challenge of acting for me, I suppose, is just getting to know a character very, very well and just applying what I know about them to every single scene. That’s what it can be broken down to.

In the case of Harry in this film, his want – or his need – is basically to kill Voldemort and he realises that the way in which he’ll do this is to become Dumbledore’s favourite foot soldier. That’s the role you see him gradually moving toward in this film. He’s preparing for the battle to come.
DR: Yeah, absolutely, he’s preparing for the seventh [and eighth] film.

Has anything changed, for you, between the way David Yates has approached Order of the Phoenix and the way he’s approaching Half-Blood Prince?

DR: I think David’s a lot more confident this time around. He was brilliant on Order of the Phoenix, I think he did an amazing job, but the way he is on set now, I think he feels a lot more comfortable here. And that’s understandable because it is quite an intimidating environment to come into when a lot of us have been here for seven years. I think he’s been a lot more confident this time around.

Harry doesn’t really suffer Slughorn too gladly and yet I can imagine working with someone like Jim Broadbent is nothing but a pleasure – how has that been?
DR: Working with Jim is amazing just because he’s such a brilliant actor and he’s so immersed in the character which is always a treat to see. But, in a way, because he is so in character it kind-of makes it easier to act the way Harry does around him.

But I think Harry ultimately does like Slughorn. I think he thinks he’s a very good person and his heart is in the right place but he’s just very opportunistic and totally self-obsessed. I think Harry, in a strange way, finds that endearing and in an even stranger way perhaps actually likes the fact that Slughorn is fascinated by the aura of fame and glory that he sees surrounding Harry. And Harry also finds it, obviously, very useful in the film, because he has to exploit it.

How did you enjoy shooting the cave scenes with Michael Gambon?

DR: The brilliant thing about [that sequence] was that we did it at the end of a three to four month period where Michael and I had been working together almost exclusively. For about the first two or three months of this film we were almost the only two actors in. We did a few scenes with Rupert and a few scenes with Jim but other than that it was few and far between that you’d ever see any other cast members on set. The relationship between me and Michael really built up over that time and got to the point where after three or four months we were absolutely ready to do the cave stuff.

It’s almost like a play to be working so constantly with so few other actors.

DR: Totally. I didn’t think of it that way at the time, but there was that kind of dynamic where you get to know someone very, very well in a short space of time and your relationship becomes based on certain things. I think mine and Michael’s relationship is very much based on our senses of humour. We’ve got very similar senses of humour and I think when you know that you’re both going to have to work together very closely doing very difficult stuff over the next few months you really need to very, very quickly find something that you can sort-of bond over. I’ve worked with Michael a lot over the last few films but more so in this one – by a long, long way – than I ever had before. It was great stuff.

Has it changed the relationship you have with him?
DR: I think so; I think we’ve got a lot closer. I didn’t really know him very well before. And I wouldn’t say I know him well now, but I certainly know him a lot better and I think I now understand the way he works more. I certainly think we’ve become much closer through it.

What was your reaction to hearing that Dumbledore had been outed?

DR: I thought it was hilarious, but what was even funnier about it was the reaction from people who were up in arms about it. I don’t think it really matters. He’s [J.K. Rowling‘s] character and she can do what she likes with him.

I think Michael thought it was really funny. He was really camping it up around set for a couple of weeks after that! I thought it was great.

How would you compare the romantic scenes you have with Ginny to shooting the stuff with Cho on the last movie?
DR: The thing is that when Katie [Leung, who plays Cho] came into the cast we knew she was playing the love interest whereas with Bonnie [Wright, who plays Ginny] was just brought in to play Ginny. It’s very odd because I’ve known Bonnie since she was about nine. It’s quite strange, really.

Did it take you by surprise that they’d hook up when you read Half-Blood Prince?

DR: No, I thought it was quite fitting, really. I was quite glad of it, I suppose. It seems right.

Had you been privy to information from J.K. Rowling about the course the series would take?

DR: Not that much. Only to the extent that I had dinner with her one night almost a year ago and I said to her that I’d love to know what happens to Harry. Or, at least, what he state he ended up in. I think my exact words were probably as tactless and unsubtle as, “Do I die?” She said, “You have a death scene.” So it was very obvious that it didn’t mean, “Yes, you die.”

And you had to keep that to yourself?

DR: Yes I did.

Was that difficult?
DR: No, it was really great fun! I’d say, “I know something,” and everyone would go, “What, what?!” I’d just go, “I’m not going to tell you!” I quite enjoyed that to be honest. For months and months in interviews before – because we did the press junket for the fifth film just before the seventh book came out – to endless television journalists I was just lying and saying, “No, no, I know nothing…” [laughs] Then when I did the interviews for My Boy Jack, which I did after the book came out, they were saying, “So, did you know anything?” I could say, “Yes, I knew all along, HA HA HA!” I enjoyed that, definitely, but it wasn’t as hard to keep it quiet as people might think.

Did your theory change before that? For the longest time you’d said you thought he was going to die and then you changed your mind and said you thought he wasn’t…

DR: It was partly because suddenly it seemed too obvious that he was going to die. That came before I spoke to her because I was having a conversation with David Heyman [one of the film’s producers] and I was saying I thought he’d die. David actually talked me around and said he thought that it’d be too obvious for Harry to get killed. That’s when I came to the conclusion that I could speculate as much as I liked but in the end she was going to come up with something much cleverer than I could even dream of.

Did anyone know about Dumbledore’s death before the book came out?

DR: Not that I know of. No-one had any knowledge of Sirius’ death either. I, in fact, told Gary Oldman, I believe. No-one had any knowledge of Dumbledore’s I think. The only person who was privy to any amount of information before was Alan Rickman. I don’t know what, exactly, he knew, but I’m sure he knew something.

I’m sure I remember Robbie Coltrane boasting about knowing something before the book for Order of the Phoenix came out.
DR: I’m fairly certain he was just throwing you a red herring; that’d be a very Robbie thing to do!

You’ve mentioned in the past that you want to direct. Did you ever have a desire to direct a Harry Potter film?

DR: Oh God no, not at all. Never, never, never; absolutely not. I don’t want to direct until I’ve learnt a lot more than I know now and if I ever do I think I’d like to start with something less ambitious. Short films rather than this big $280m – or whatever budget these things have – movie. I don’t think that’d be a good place to start!

You’ve worked with four fantastic directors on the Potter films, each of them with their own styles and ways of working, so you must’ve learnt quite a bit over the years.

DR: I’ve learnt a lot about certain things but you also learn through your own experience. I love working with David and I love his style of direction because I love the way he works with actors. There may be actors out there who wouldn’t like that same style. I’d say the thing I’ve learnt most of all from watching these directors is how to direct actors. But at the same time I’ve learnt how I like to be directed and that’s the only thing that can influence how I can direct anyone else. 


In terms of the technical side of things I’m still pretty clueless. I know a certain amount and I can see a certain amount of what’s going on but technically speaking I really don’t know. But then I said that once, and it’d have been either to David or Mike Newell, and he said, “Oh, don’t worry about that, you just need a good D.O.P.!” So I thought that was quite a good piece of advice! But, certainly, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with four amazing directors, so I’ve been very, very lucky.

Well, not just four…
DR: Absolutely, Brian Kirk, Simon Curtis, Thea Sharrock… John Boorman on The Tailor of Panama, who’s a very good director but did then say that my life would be ruined so I hold that against him a little bit!

What are you most looking forward to doing in Deathly Hallows?

DR: I think it has got to be the walk into the forest to find Voldemort. And, also, the King’s Cross chapter. I’m looking forward to doing all of that. It’s weird because those scenes always seem to be the ones you shoot about two weeks into filming. Which is great because you get them over with and you’re not worrying about them, but it’s the difference between getting a book and going straight to the back and going, “OK, fine,” and getting a book, reading it through, and being moved by it. In my dream, idealised world, we’d do that scene on the last day of filming and I’d get very, very emotional and it’d just be great. But that won’t happen. It never happens that way!

Generally, all the on-the-road stuff will be great, because we very, very rarely go on location with these films. It’ll be lovely to get out of the studios.

Very little Hogwarts, too…
DR: Very little, so I’ve no idea what’s going to happen to the sets. They’re going to keep them, but we’re going to have to knock some down…

What do you think Harry’s greatest weaknesses are?

DR: I think he’s quite reluctant to listen to other people sometimes. Some might say he’s overly opinionated. I think he can make a martyr of himself sometimes; I think he likes the suffering, lonely hero mystique. Sometimes I think he revels in that. Not always by any stretch of the imagination; I think 90% of the time he’s absolutely genuine, but I think 10% of the time he slightly revels in it a bit too much.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve had during filming?

DR: I was talking to someone recently, funnily enough, and they said an interesting thing about acting. Acting is really instinctual and I think you can overanalyse what you’re doing. A lot of it has to be based on instinct. Someone said something really interesting which is that you should never move or feel you have to change your expression just because you haven’t changed your face for a while. Wait for that just to happen and almost try not to be in control of it because then you’ll be in control of it in the moment. I’m explaining it really badly but basically it’s about waiting for the impulse to come to you rather than forcing it to come.

You’ve been on these films for a long time now. Is there still a sense of excitement or does it dull?
DR: I’m here doing a job that I love and I get to see some of my best friends every day at work. I’m incredibly lucky and I do still get excited to come to work and I still do get wowed by some of the sets that I see. When I walked onto the cave set, obviously some of it is green screen but of what’s actually there, it’s amazing. You’re still very wide-eyed and overawed by it, definitely.

source: rottentomatoes.com

One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe by Tim Hailand

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One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe by Tim Hailand
Photographer Tim Hailand has released the first in an ongoing series of "One Day in the Life of" books. Each book will give an intimate glimpse into the day to day lives of well known figures from the arts and entertainment industry, as well as public figures.

First in the series details One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe, captured on January 13th 2009 during the actor's Broadway run of EQUUS. Comprised of 50 images, captured during Radcliffe's first experience of working in New York and on Broadway.

USA Today interview

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USA Today interview
The trio talked with USA Today about Harry Potter and more, and here is Daniel's part.

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 1's The Chris Moyles Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 1's The Chris Moyles Show
The Audio from BBC Radio 1 The Chris Moyles Show interview with Daniel where they mainly talked about Harry Potter.



BBC Radio 1 on the Deathly Hallows set

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BBC Radio 1 on the Deathly Hallows set
Edith Bowman from BBC Radio 1 could walk around on the Harry Potter set today. They did meet Daniel but he did hide on the photo below because he was wearing the "swollen face" prosthetics.

For audio visit bbc.co.uk.

IGN interview

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IGN interview
IGN interview in promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In the last movie Harry seemed to face psychological and physical challenges, whereas in this movie the problems he faces are more intellectual, as he tries to piece the puzzle together. Does anything change in your approach to the character?
Daniel Radcliffe: I don't think a huge amount does change in terms of how you approach it. You come to every scene with the same basic tools. You come to it with knowledge of your character and knowledge of what their fundamental wants and needs are and how they would go about getting them. And you would just apply them to whatever situation they're in. The real challenge of acting for me, I suppose, is just getting to know a character very, very well and just applying what I know about them to every single scene. That's what it can be broken down to.

In the case of Harry in this film, his want - or his need - is basically to kill Voldemort and he realises that the way in which he'll do this is to become Dumbledore's favourite foot soldier. That's the role you see him gradually moving toward in this film.

He's preparing for the battle to come.
DR: Yeah, absolutely, he's preparing for the seventh [and eighth] film.

Has anything changed, for you, between the way David Yates has approached Order of the Phoenix and the way he's approaching Half-Blood Prince?
DR: I think David's a lot more confident this time around. He was brilliant on Order of the Phoenix, I think he did an amazing job, but the way he is on set now, I think he feels a lot more comfortable here. And that's understandable because it is quite an intimidating environment to come into when a lot of us have been here for seven years. I think he's been a lot more confident this time around.

Harry doesn't really suffer Slughorn too gladly and yet I can imagine working with someone like Jim Broadbent is nothing but a pleasure - how has that been?
DR: Working with Jim is amazing just because he's such a brilliant actor and he's so immersed in the character which is always a treat to see. But, in a way, because he is so in character it kind-of makes it easier to act the way Harry does around him.

But I think Harry ultimately does like Slughorn. I think he thinks he's a very good person and his heart is in the right place but he's just very opportunistic and totally self-obsessed. I think Harry, in a strange way, finds that endearing and in an even stranger way perhaps actually likes the fact that Slughorn is fascinated by the aura of fame and glory that he sees surrounding Harry. And Harry also finds it, obviously, very useful in the film, because he has to exploit it.

How did you enjoy shooting the cave scenes with Michael Gambon?
DR: The brilliant thing about [that sequence] was that we did it at the end of a three to four month period where Michael and I had been working together almost exclusively. For about the first two or three months of this film we were almost the only two actors in. We did a few scenes with Rupert and a few scenes with Jim but other than that it was few and far between that you'd ever see any other cast members on set. The relationship between me and Michael really built up over that time and got to the point where after three or four months we were absolutely ready to do the cave stuff.
It's almost like a play to be working so constantly with so few other actors.
DR: Totally. I didn't think of it that way at the time, but there was that kind of dynamic where you get to know someone very, very well in a short space of time and your relationship becomes based on certain things. I think mine and Michael's relationship is very much based on our senses of humour. We've got very similar senses of humour and I think when you know that you're both going to have to work together very closely doing very difficult stuff over the next few months you really need to very, very quickly find something that you can sort-of bond over. I've worked with Michael a lot over the last few films but more so in this one - by a long, long way - than I ever had before. It was great stuff.

Has it changed the relationship you have with him?
DR: I think so; I think we've got a lot closer. I didn't really know him very well before. And I wouldn't say I know him well now, but I certainly know him a lot better and I think I now understand the way he works more. I certainly think we've become much closer through it.

What was your reaction to hearing that Dumbledore had been outed?
DR: I thought it was hilarious, but what was even funnier about it was the reaction from people who were up in arms about it. I don't think it really matters. He's [J.K. Rowling's] character and she can do what she likes with him.
I think Michael thought it was really funny. He was really camping it up around set for a couple of weeks after that! I thought it was great.

How would you compare the romantic scenes you have with Ginny to shooting the stuff with Cho on the last movie?
DR: The thing is that when Katie [Leung, who plays Cho] came into the cast we knew she was playing the love interest whereas with Bonnie [Wright, who plays Ginny] was just brought in to play Ginny. It's very odd because I've known Bonnie since she was about nine. It's quite strange, really.

Did it take you by surprise that they'd hook up when you read Half-Blood Prince?
DR: No, I thought it was quite fitting, really. I was quite glad of it, I suppose. It seems right.

Had you been privy to information from J.K. Rowling about the course the series would take?
DR: Not that much. Only to the extent that I had dinner with her one night almost a year ago and I said to her that I'd love to know what happens to Harry. Or, at least, what he state he ended up in. I think my exact words were probably as tactless and unsubtle as, "Do I die?" She said, "You have a death scene." So it was very obvious that it didn't mean, "Yes, you die."

And you had to keep that to yourself? DR: Yes I did.
Was that difficult?
DR: No, it was really great fun! I'd say, "I know something," and everyone would go, "What, what?!" I'd just go, "I'm not going to tell you!" I quite enjoyed that to be honest. For months and months in interviews before - because we did the press junket for the fifth film just before the seventh book came out - to endless television journalists I was just lying and saying, "No, no, I know nothing..." [laughs] Then when I did the interviews for My Boy Jack, which I did after the book came out, they were saying, "So, did you know anything?" I could say, "Yes, I knew all along, HA HA HA!" I enjoyed that, definitely, but it wasn't as hard to keep it quiet as people might think.

Did your theory change before that? For the longest time you'd said you thought he was going to die and then you changed your mind and said you thought he wasn't...
DR: It was partly because suddenly it seemed too obvious that he was going to die. That came before I spoke to her because I was having a conversation with David Heyman [one of the film's producers] and I was saying I thought he'd die. David actually talked me around and said he thought that it'd be too obvious for Harry to get killed. That's when I came to the conclusion that I could speculate as much as I liked but in the end she was going to come up with something much cleverer than I could even dream of.

Did anyone know about Dumbledore's death before the book came out?
DR: Not that I know of. No-one had any knowledge of Sirius' death either. I, in fact, told Gary Oldman, I believe. No-one had any knowledge of Dumbledore's I think. The only person who was privy to any amount of information before was Alan Rickman. I don't know what, exactly, he knew, but I'm sure he knew something.

I'm sure I remember Robbie Coltrane boasting about knowing something before the book for Order of the Phoenix came out.
DR: I'm fairly certain he was just throwing you a red herring; that'd be a very Robbie thing to do!

You've mentioned in the past that you want to direct. Did you ever have a desire to direct a Harry Potter film?
DR: Oh God no, not at all. Never, never, never; absolutely not. I don't want to direct until I've learnt a lot more than I know now and if I ever do I think I'd like to start with something less ambitious. Short films rather than this big $280m - or whatever budget these things have - movie. I don't think that'd be a good place to start!

You've worked with four fantastic directors on the Potter films, each of them with their own styles and ways of working, so you must've learnt quite a bit over the years.
DR: I've learnt a lot about certain things but you also learn through your own experience. I love working with David and I love his style of direction because I love the way he works with actors. There may be actors out there who wouldn't like that same style. I'd say the thing I've learnt most of all from watching these directors is how to direct actors. But at the same time I've learnt how I like to be directed and that's the only thing that can influence how I can direct anyone else.

In terms of the technical side of things I'm still pretty clueless. I know a certain amount and I can see a certain amount of what's going on but technically speaking I really don't know. But then I said that once, and it'd have been either to David or Mike Newell, and he said, "Oh, don't worry about that, you just need a good D.O.P.!" So I thought that was quite a good piece of advice!
But, certainly, I've been fortunate enough to work with four amazing directors, so I've been very, very lucky.

Well, not just four...
DR: Absolutely, Brian Kirk, Simon Curtis, Thea Sharrock... John Boorman on The Tailor of Panama, who's a very good director but did then say that my life would be ruined so I hold that against him a little bit!
What are you most looking forward to doing in Deathly Hallows?
DR: I think it has got to be the walk into the forest to find Voldemort. And, also, the King's Cross chapter. I'm looking forward to doing all of that. It's weird because those scenes always seem to be the ones you shoot about two weeks into filming. Which is great because you get them over with and you're not worrying about them, but it's the difference between getting a book and going straight to the back and going, "OK, fine," and getting a book, reading it through, and being moved by it. In my dream, idealised world, we'd do that scene on the last day of filming and I'd get very, very emotional and it'd just be great. But that won't happen. It never happens that way!
Generally, all the on-the-road stuff will be great, because we very, very rarely go on location with these films. It'll be lovely to get out of the studios.

Very little Hogwarts, too...
DR: Very little, so I've no idea what's going to happen to the sets. They're going to keep them, but we're going to have to knock some down...

What do you think Harry's greatest weaknesses are?
DR: I think he's quite reluctant to listen to other people sometimes. Some might say he's overly opinionated. I think he can make a martyr of himself sometimes; I think he likes the suffering, lonely hero mystique. Sometimes I think he revels in that. Not always by any stretch of the imagination; I think 90% of the time he's absolutely genuine, but I think 10% of the time he slightly revels in it a bit too much.

What's the best bit of advice you've had during filming?
DR: I was talking to someone recently, funnily enough, and they said an interesting thing about acting. Acting is really instinctual and I think you can overanalyse what you're doing. A lot of it has to be based on instinct. Someone said something really interesting which is that you should never move or feel you have to change your expression just because you haven't changed your face for a while. Wait for that just to happen and almost try not to be in control of it because then you'll be in control of it in the moment. I'm explaining it really badly but basically it's about waiting for the impulse to come to you rather than forcing it to come.

You've been on these films for a long time now. Is there still a sense of excitement or does it dull?
DR: I'm here doing a job that I love and I get to see some of my best friends every day at work. I'm incredibly lucky and I do still get excited to come to work and I still do get wowed by some of the sets that I see. When I walked onto the cave set, obviously some of it is green screen but of what's actually there, it's amazing. You're still very wide-eyed and overawed by it, definitely.

source: ign.com

Updated: Time Out magazine photoshoot (US)

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Updated: Time Out magazine photoshoot (US)
Photos from the photoshoot for Time Out magazine.

SBS 6's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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SBS 6's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
Een kijkje achter de schermen bij de nieuwste Harry Potter film in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Behind the Magic van SBS 6 met Viktor Brand.

Updated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews

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Updated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews
Press junket interviews for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Another one: comingsoon.it.

Update:
18th May 2020. Gino's interview.

ITV's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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ITV's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
ITV UK's Ben Shephard takes you behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Harry Potter Behind the Magic.

Sky Movies Half-Blood Prince special + clip

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Sky Movies Half-Blood Prince special + clip
Sky Movies has released a special and more clips about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Updated: Entertainment Weekly photoshoot

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Updated: Entertainment Weekly photoshoot
Daniel, Emma, Rupert, and Bonnie are featured on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly magazine (out July 17, 2009). Below photos from the photoshoot in promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Outtakes via oclumencia.com.br and danielradcliffe.fr.

Daniel Radcliffe on The Early Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on The Early Show
Daniel on The Early show where promoted Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.



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Entertainment Tonight

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Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight (ET Online) interview in promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Pro Sieben's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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Pro Sieben's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
Pro Sieben Germany's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Behind the Magic special. Steven Gätjen takes you behind the scenes.

Daniel wins Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play and Favorite Breakthrough Performance at Broadway.com's Audience Choice Awards

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Daniel wins Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play and Favorite Breakthrough Performance at Broadway.com's Audience Choice Awards
On 11th July, Daniel won the Awards Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play and Favorite Breakthrough Performance for Equus at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards.

VT4's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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VT4's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
De Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Behind the Magic special van zender VT4 (België) is uitgezonden op 10 en 11 juli. In deze special neemt Ann Van Elsen je mee achter de schermen. Momenteel is er geen video van de uitzending online maar wel een foto.

Updated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews

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Updated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews
Press junket interviews with the cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince including T4's quiz with Daniel, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton. If more videos appear I'll add them.

Sunday Herald magazine

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Sunday Herald magazine
Australia's new Sunday Herald magazine features an interview with Daniel, plus he is on the cover. Photo by Dennys Ilic.

Coming Soon Television's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)

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Coming Soon Television's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Half-Blood Prince)
A look behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by Italy's Coming Soon Television in Harry Potter Behind the Magic. Videos via diagonalley.it.




Hitkrant magazine (NL)

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Hitkrant magazine (NL)

Scans van Hitkrant magazine, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince promotie. Niet echt nieuwe informatie naast het feit van een nieuw foto van Dennys Ilic.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews
Press junket interviews for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Daniel Radcliffe has published poems under the pen name of Jacob Gershon.

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Daniel Radcliffe has published poems under the pen name of Jacob Gershon.
In a recent interview with The Guardian revealed that he has published poems under the pen name of Jacob Gershon which is a combination of his middle name and the Jewish version of his mother's maiden name, Gresham.
"I didn't want to publish it under my name. It's the kind of thing I look back on and just think, 'Ahhh!'
"As an actor, there is room for a certain amount of creativity, but you're always ultimately going to be saying somebody else's words
"I don't think I'd have the stamina, skill or ability to write a novel, but I'd love to write short stories and poetry, because those are my two passions. There is an art to a short story.
"I love Raymond Carver, and Chekhov – without making myself sound more highbrow than I am! When I don't write in form and metre, I become unbearably self-indulgent. It's what Robert Frost said: free verse is like playing tennis with the net down."
The poems were printed in November 2007 in Rubbish magazine. Introducing Daniel's verses, it says it is "proudly debuting the work of Jacob Gershon, 17, a very exciting and dynamic young poet".

A spokesman for the magazine said:
"Poetry is a key aspect to Rubbish, so it was fantastic to be able to provide the platform for 'Jacob' and his debut work."
The subjects approached include; infidelity, Pop Idol and Kate Moss's former boyfriend, the singer Pete Doherty. One of the four, Away Days, details the narrator's affairs with prostitutes, conducted while his unsuspecting wife and son believe he is away on business.

Away Days:

Beside these verdurous and wind-blown fronds
I lie with two long-legged, glistening blondes.
The wisps of comb-over that I call hair
Are slowly bleaching in the sunlight air
That’s also turning orange the skin I wear.
The wife thinks I’m on some dull business trip!
‘Poor bitch,’ I think and take another sip
Of sweet champagne with no hint of remorse.
I mean why would you bother with divorce?
It’s so much easier to slip away
And put a week aside so you can play
Without the chance of ever getting caught
And leaving her and Robert so distraught
That they would never speak to me again.
What is the point in causing all that pain?
It’s better to protect your son and wife
And casually build up a secret life…
Soon they will want their money and I’ll pay,
Oh, but who cares? I make five grand a day!
My buzzing phone reminds me
of this trick,
I tell her I’m busy, my God she’s thick.
She always just accepts, never inquires.
Which is just what I want with my desires,
To sweep off suddenly Overseas
And fuck whoever
I bloody well please.
In every port a new exotic squeeze
And I mean it when I say exotic,
My carnal exploits have been quixotic!…
No doubt I’d be incapable of saying it,
But I don’t mind if there’s no trouble paying it.
Too soon I’ll go back to my family
And enter through the door and there will see
The trusting faces of my wife and child
Whom, without their knowledge, I have defiled
With hookers and lies and sordid relationships
On various and frequent business trips.
My wife sweetly smiles and her eyes seem glad
My son gives me a hug and says: ‘I’ve missed you, dad.’

Half-Blood Prince First Look ABC Family special

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Half-Blood Prince First Look ABC Family special
ABC Family's first look at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.





Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press junket interviews
Press junket interviews with the cast for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince. Including T4 premiere special. BBC Radio 1 is not online anymore.

AP photoshoot

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AP photoshoot
Daniel poses for a portrait session for AP (Associated Press) in New York.

Le Figaro interview

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Le Figaro interview
Interview by French website Le Figaro taken at a hotel in London in promotion of the cinema release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé) on 15th July 2009.

Only a dozen journalists had the privilege to talk with him for ten minutes at a press junket. The others had to settle for a joined interview. There's a clip below, it's dubbed.



source: lefigaro.fr

Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show
Daniel was a guest on the Today Show today (Rupert Grint also) where he promoted Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Updated(5): World Premiere Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, NY

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Updated(5): World Premiere Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, NY
Yesterday was the day of the The New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Daniel Radcliffe on It's On with Alexa Chung

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Daniel Radcliffe on It's On with Alexa Chung
Daniel on MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung, promoting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A very funny interview.

Daniel Radcliffe on Late Show with David Letterman

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Daniel Radcliffe on Late Show with David Letterman
Daniel on Late Show with David Letterman where he talked about Harry Potter and Equus.

Updated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press conference in New York

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Updated: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press conference in New York
Daniel attended the New York press conference to promote Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince together with co-stars Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright and more.

Harry Potter theatrical clip podcast and app now available on iTunes

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Harry Potter theatrical clip podcast and app now available on iTunes
Warner Bros has released the following info regarding a Harry Potter theatrical clip podcast and app which are now available on iTunes.

From the press release:

Harry Potter fans can download for free and enjoy never before seen footage from the highly anticipated film “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince” and a Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince App. Making its worldwide debut today is an exclusive podcast titled “Being Me Has Its Privileges,” from the upcoming theatrical release, hosted by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). In their continuing search for the retrieval and destruction of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, Dumbledore takes Harry on a dangerous venture into an unknown cave where he believes they will find one of the dark objects. Because of the perilous nature of the journey, Dumbledore makes Harry promise that he will do whatever it takes to save himself – no matter what.

The app is available via itunes.com/appstore.

Half-Blood Prince on set interview

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Half-Blood Prince on set interview
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince interview released by Warner Bros.

Soundbite:

RTÉ Ireland interview

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RTÉ Ireland interview

Daniel Radcliffe on Live! with Regis and Kelly

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Daniel Radcliffe on Live! with Regis and Kelly
Daniel talked about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Equus and more on Live! with Regis and Kelly.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press conference in London

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press conference in London
Videos from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince press conference in London. Below you find only the videos featuring Daniel.

GMTV interview (Half-Blood Prince)

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GMTV interview (Half-Blood Prince)
Daniel Radcliffe is interviewed by GMTV ahead of the premiere for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He talks about being part of such a successful franchise and growing up with the other actors. The clip also contains footage from the red carpet and a new scene from the film with the trio at the Burrow.