November 2010 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


28 November 2010

Deathly Hallows part 1 hits best opening weekend world wide

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Deathly Hallows part 1 hits best opening weekend world wide
With over $125 million in ticket sales at the US box office over the weekend, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 claimed the best opening weekend of the year, as well as the sixth highest grossing opening weekend in history. All over the world Harry Potter is making a record.

Updated: Interview: Dan and Emma talk Deathly Hallows part 1 TU magazine (Mexico)

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Updated: Interview: Dan and Emma talk Deathly Hallows part 1 TU magazine (Mexico)
In a new interview with Tu magazine, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson spoke about filming the kiss scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1, their on-screen relationship, and meeting J.K. Rowling. That can be read below, courtesy of HPLA.

Update: scans! (Dan's interview) thanks @ThomasFeltonUK for letting me know.

Daniel Radcliffe

You looked a little nervous while filming the kissing scene. Why? Every teenager in the world wants to kiss you!

Really? Well, Harry was nervous. He’s shy and quiet. In this scene he’s supposed to be sad because he knows he has to leave, and he has to leave Ginny, it’s probably the last time he sees her. He’s feeling melancholic.

If you don’t mind kissing your co-star, is there something that makes you nervous during filming?
I try to relax myself on set, but I’m always a little worried and at the same time excited because I have to film these important scenes, but I think it’s normal. There must be a level of concern, always, because you feel excited and that makes you want to do your best. So I don’t think it’s a bad thing that I feel nervous before filming certain scenes.

Years before the director had to explain everything to you, now you’ve matured a lot as an actor, you do an amazing job!
Well, thank you very much. I’m very proud of the first HP movies. I’m so lucky to have worked with these amazing actors. I think I learned so much from them. I think that’s the best part about these movies. The amazing people they brought to my life.

Do you remember when you first got involved on this projects? When you met JK Rowling, for example? Did she immediately like you?
She still likes me (laughs). I can’t remember the first day I met her. Oh, yes! I remember! All the actors from the first movie were gathered to be fitted for costumes. All of us kids were playing with her daughter because she was so little, we were sitting in the dining room. That’s the day we met her.

Has your relationship changed with her through the years? Did she come to the set often?
The relationship hasn’t changes one bit, but she’s been involved less in the production of the last movies. She visited the set once or twice maybe, and she’s consulted when the scripts are written. But generally speaking, she’s been very happy with the 6 films she’s seen so far. There’s a level of confidence. She went to see Equus, in which I had a nude scene and she came backstage and told me “That’s it. You’ll be nude in the rest of the movies” (laughs). She’s great. Admirable.

She started everything.
Yes. I guess that when you achieve that level of success, you must have so much confidence because of everything you’ve done. She’s the one who started this adventure. I think she’s very happy with where this whole franchise has gone. She doesn’t like that term, “franchise”. But this is also a business.

And the Pottermania is still on top. We found out a Japanese fan came to visit you recently. What do you think about all these passionate followers like her?
The Japanese fans are some of the most passionate fans I’ve seen. They can reall scream! (laughs). When the girls approach me I have to breathe in, take my time, and try to calm them down.. It’s still scary that effect that I have on people, but it’s not really me, it’s Harry.

There’s everything in this saga; love, action, sadness. What was the most daring thing you did in this movie?
We filmed a scene in the forest. You’ll like it, I promise. We were running and jumping, but I was breathless and tired, in the end we were all the same. One of the actors in the scene dared me “I bet I can catch you immediately” i said, “No, you can’t”. I try to be in good shape, but at the same tim I was exhausted. I’m 20, he’s 40, but I couldn’t do it anymore, so I’m not taking people’s dares ever again.

What’s the first ting you notice when you see a girl for the first time?
Her eyes, I think. I don’t know. I really don’t pay attention to what I notice first. Whatever is her best attribute (laughs).

27 November 2010

Updated: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews

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Updated: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews
You could already watch the Dutch Shownieuws interview here, but below you find more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews including a T4 quiz: Harry Potter and the stolen youth.

Update: 26th April 2017. Cinebox interview.
This video is also shared on Facebook.

thanks to @Rupert_Grint_Us on Twitter.

25 November 2010

Interview: Dan about the Woman in Black

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Interview: Dan about the Woman in Black
In a new interview, Daniel talked more about his new movie The Woman in Black, meeting fans and more.

Is The Woman In Black a psychological horror?
“I would call it a character-driven horror, along the lines of The Orphanage or The Others. It’s a slow-burning Victorian drama. And it is very scary, but it’s also about loss and family and fear. An overriding sense of death pervades the entire film.  I’m very excited about it. It’s still very early days. We haven’t finished filming yet. But I saw some cut-together footage the other day. It looks beautiful, first and foremost.”

Is it taken from the book by Susan Hill or the stage play?
“It’s taken mostly from the book. Like the play, which is its own adaptation of it, we are our own adaptation. Not a huge amount has changed. One big difference is that in the book, it’s an older man reminiscing from the very beginning, as it is in the play. We’re taking it more as a first-person thriller, so it’s happening now rather than being reminisced about. But other than that, we’re faithful to the story, pretty much, down to a tee – although we’ve changed details. In the book, his son comes later. But in the film, I have a son from the very beginning, and that just raises the stakes of the drama a lot more. It makes it more cinematic. But the idea and all the characters are as they are in the book.”

“Rather than it being random magic, there are rules within it, which I think people quite like.
“And in terms of what makes it a phenomenon, is that it has embedded itself in the consciousness of about three generations. It’s become a part of everybody’s collective understanding of the world, and that will continue to be passed off.”

What’s it like when little kids meet you in the street?
“It’s like they’re meeting God! I am Harry to them and I am this wizard. My godson, who is only four, was saying to me ‘How do you do the magic in films?’ He’d asked his mum and she said, ‘Dan will explain it to you!’ And I was going, ‘Let’s talk about this another time. There are too many Muggles around!’”


Daniel Radcliffe on Fry and Laurie Reunited

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Daniel Radcliffe on Fry and Laurie Reunited
On Fry and Laurie Reunited Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie took part in a delightful retrospective on their joint and respective careers and Daniel also had a part in it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews
Press junket interviews in promotion of  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. This time with 12 News movie critic Gino Salomonee.

Radio Times cover (UK)

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Radio Times cover (UK)

Thanks to @ThomasFeltonUK for the info. If someone manages to get scans from the November issue, please e-mail me.

24 November 2010

M2 magazine (Malaysia)

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M2 magazine (Malaysia)
Daniel on the cover of Malaysia's M2 magazine in promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.

The November issue. Photo via

picture source: Ethan Hill

Exclusive interview: I am Harry Potter from

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Exclusive interview: I am Harry Potter from
Here's a 'censored interview' (sketch) with Daniel from Funny or Die with the title I am Harry Potter.

Written, Directed & Produced by Judd Apatow.


23 November 2010

ITV's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Deathly Hallows part 1)

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ITV's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Deathly Hallows part 1)
ITV UK's Behind the scenes look at Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 Behind the Magic with Ben Shephard.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press conference in London

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press conference in London
Daniel at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) press conference for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 in London.

22 November 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 featurette "On the run"

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 featurette "On the run"
A new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 featurette called On the run with an introduction from Daniel.

21 November 2010

Channel 9's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Deathly Hallows part 1)

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Channel 9's Harry Potter Behind the Magic (Deathly Hallows part 1)
A look behind the scenes of the new Harry Potter film with Australia Channel 9's Richard Wilkins in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 Behind the Magic.

Scans: Galaxie magazine (Malaysia)

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Scans: Galaxie magazine (Malaysia)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 promotion. Features a new photo. Three covers to choose from.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews
More press junket interviews for Harry Potter.

20 November 2010

Message: Children in Need 2010

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Message: Children in Need 2010
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson recorded segments for BBC's Children in Need special, where they talked with a young fan. Yesterday there was a total raised of £18 million.

19 November 2010

Willow Foundation: Jo meets Daniel Radcliffe

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Willow Foundation: Jo meets Daniel Radcliffe
Jo had told her wish towards the Willow foundation (the only UK charity to provide positive and life-enhancing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.) which is visiting the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 set. And she did.
We got to see all the sets and all the different departments, we watched some filming and we had a chat with Daniel Radcliff (Harry) and David Yates (the director) and it was literally the best day of my life


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 quiz - Glamour magazine (UK)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 quiz - Glamour magazine (UK)
Glamour magazine has updated their site today with a quiz in which you can test your knowledge about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. Thanks to Glamour magazine for the info. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Quiz.

Update: Scans: Privé magazine interview (NL)

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Update: Scans: Privé magazine interview (NL)
Scans van Privé magazine (november) waarin Daniel praat over verschillende dingen als het einden van Potter, wat hij ervan heeft geleerd, en het hebben van zijn eigen apartement nu hij 21 is.

Credit Daniel J Radcliffe Holland als je de scans gebruikt. Niet alles is even duidelijk, de pagina's waren groter dan mijn scanner, helaas..

Because I was asked for the english translation, here it is.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Privé magazine november 2010

I was more than half of my life Harry Potter” Daniel Radcliffe explains during this exclusive interview. “The cast and crew feel like a second family, I have no idea how it would be to be without them” Our last shooting day was horrible, everyone was sad. It is hard to imagine how  it is to say goodbye to the people in which you have known for so long. Even I can hardly realize what had happened to me in all those years” And still he can’t wait for the future, even when he doesn’t know exactly how it will look like, but with the 42 million dollar he has earned, he can last a bit longer.  “Sometimes I ask myself if I maybe have missed something into my childhood, because I hadn’t got a normal childhood, but at the other hand I can retire, when other from around my age now start at their first job, and that feeling is just amazing’

Deathly Hallows had been cut into two parts. After part two Harry Potter will end. How weird is that?
Dan: “it’s odd yeah, but because I have been playing harry for half of my life. It a bit of w two side feeling, I also really want to show the other side of me.. but when I think of the cast and crew.. which I see as a second family, I can’t think of a life without them. Potter has opened so many doors for me, I get offered roles from which I couldn’t dream of years ago”

What have you learned from Harry Potter?

Dan:” Harry is honest. You can depend on him. I am the same on that I can say that myself..

And Harry made you popular with woman?
Dan: *laughing* Believe me, the real Daniel is not really attracting to woman. I am the shy type, I don’t  approach woman. It is something on which I need to work on.  I think that it all has come form the fact of being a celebrity, because that’s really not something that fits me”

Are you still down to earth, now you got that much money?

Dan:”of course. I don’t buy really expensive cars, and I also don’t spend thousand pounds in some sort of restaurant. I like the simple things, like art and paintings. When I am with friends, we play rather chess then going to parties. I just don’t like it. I guess that there are people from my age who think that it’s really boring, but it’s how I am”

Do you think you will ever separate from your Harry Potter image?
Dan:”It will be hard. Children on the street will always wanting me to do some tricks, but then they would be disappointed because I can’t do something” *laughs*

Which magical powers from Harry would you want to have?

Dan:”I would want to fly or being invisible: then I could  go shopping or go to the cinema without someone noticing me. I don’t want to complain, because being famous also has some some good things, but it would be great to have a normal life, which I didn’t had, because I have been into the spotlights since I was really young”

What sort of problems has a 21 year old millionaire?

“not much.. I have since some  time my own apartment, but it’s not really going like I had planned. I never really thought about which things you need to think about when you have your own apartment.. washing the dishes.. ironing.. I still visiting my mum regularly” *laughs*

How is your relation with your co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint?

Dan:’” During the years we became really good friends. We have been together for so long: when there were no shooting days, we were doing a promotion tour or there was a photo shoot. There wasn’t a month that we wouldn’t see each other , we became really close.  We can laugh together, but we can also talk about our problems. I am sure that we will keep contact, now that Harry Potter has come to an end”

Can you tell us something about the big finale from ”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”?

Dan: “You have never seen something like this:  A huge battlefield from about twenty minutes.  Believe it or not, but we have filmed six months for it, with hundreds of people, but it’s real entertainment”

What are your plans for the future?
Dan: “ I am on Broadway soon in a play, and maybe in about thirty years, there will maybe be a Harry Potter reunion, and we will be playing the teachers into a remake *laughs*

What if there will be coming an 8th Potter book in about three years, would you consider to play Harry one more time?
Dan: “ No, with this finale, it all has come to an end. I would think it would be hard to.. god! I would be much to old!  How hard it will be to not see the cast and crew again, it is real: Goodbye Harry Potter, time to move one”

Dan thanks for joining Harry Potter France premiere competition

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Dan thanks for joining Harry Potter France premiere competition
A video has been released by Warner Bros France in which Daniel thanks participants for joining the French premiere competition. It has been taped during the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket. The French premiere will take place on 22nd November in Tours, France but Daniel won't be in attendance.

18 November 2010

Reuters Q&A

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Reuters Q&A
Reuters has published a Q&A with Daniel online just before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

A minute with: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe

Q: So, to get this one out of the way, you were quoted as saying recently that (co-star) Emma Watson was "a bit of an animal" in your kissing scene together. What did she have to say about that?
A: "When you're in this period of time when you do an interview and it's aired the next day, your quotes come back at you so quickly. On (TV show) Daybreak the other day ... Kate Garraway was interviewing me ... and she said 'Oh the kiss with Emma in this film, she's a bit of an animal, isn't she?' and I said 'yes', and then it was like I'd said it. Emma hit me on the arm as soon as we came off the red carpet (at the film premiere) and said 'What have you been saying to people about me?'."

Q: Some people found the sixth Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) a little confusing, and Harry Potter 7 (Deathly Hallows Part 1) more straightforward. Would you agree?
A: "I loved five, but six is a hard film to make. Even though I think it's the most beautiful of all the films so far, it's also a really hard film to make because it is basically just a colossal amount of exposition that sets up number seven.

"It is a tougher one to make accessible to everybody who hasn't read the books, because you are just cramming in a huge amount of information."

Q: Deathly Hallows Part 1 also seems slower-paced than some other Potter movies.
"In (Harry Potter) seven ... people keep talking about 'Oh it's an action movie' (but) ... this is so sedate compared to what the next one is going to be like. The next film, because you've had all the plot set up already, you can just kind of enjoy the insanity of all the action."

Q: Rupert Grint (who plays Harry's friend Ron in the films) just described the final Potter film (to be released in July, 2011) as a war movie. Would you go that far?
A: "They've all stolen my line! My pitch (for Deathly Hallows 1 and 2) was that it's a road movie that turns into a heist movie that turns into a war film. I was saying it to Rupert and Emma (Watson) the other day. Damn it!

"The last movie is going to be really, really fast-paced and a load of action in it and it is like a war film. If we had done this book in one film, the stuff that would have got cut is most of this film.
"For me that is the most interesting part of the story, because it's where the characters develop and change.

"This film, despite the silence and slower pacing ... was the most chaotic to work on by quite a long way. It was mad. We all felt the pressure on this film to make it the best, because it's the last.

"Suddenly somebody might wake up one morning and go 'Oh I'm not sure about how my character is in this scene' or the writer would have an idea so we'd be getting re-writes for some scenes the day before they were shot. It was constantly moving and had a less settled feel than the other ones had had."

Q: After 10 years living with the Potter phenomenon, how did it feel at the end of the final scene of shooting?
A: "There was just some very primal reaction. When you've spent 10 years in a certain place with a group of people, suddenly that goes ... you do sort of go 'What am I going to do now?' It was bizarre, because I knew I was doing a musical next year but that was all done, I knew that was going to happen, and I knew there was a definite option of one of about three films ... but at that moment I was really thinking ... 'What am I going to without all of you?' because it was those people I had learned so much from.

"That was, I think, the main feeling of slight bereavement, but then four hours later I was on a plane going to New York where I was doing the Tony Awards the next day, presenting, and I was reading the script for 'The Woman in Black' and five months down the line I'm half way through shooting it, so we move on."

Q: Do you ever envisage a day when you may not have writers and directors falling over themselves to cast you?
A: "As my dad always says, whenever I'm looking at other scripts and not knowing which one's going to work out, 'Oh happy problem!'. At the moment ... it's an embarrassment of riches and it comes back to a quote that you often hear people in sports talk about which is: 'form is temporary, class is permanent.'

"That's what I want to use the next few years to develop myself as -- into somebody who everybody knows wants to be around for a long time and I'm going to do that hopefully through choosing very classy projects like The Woman in Black."


Updated: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews

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Updated: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews
Press junket interviews for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. There's also and Ynet (Israel), scroll down.

Update: 5th October 2016. Shownieuws.