Updated: Happy New Year! 2011!

The end of the year.. wow the time goes fast.. I want to wish everyone a great 2011 from me and my staff, and I want to thank everyone who has been visiting our site the past year, and our great affiliates. Without you we wouldn't be here (and Daniel himself ofcourse)! It is my B-Day today so that's why I am writing this so soon. (a B-day wish would be awesome if you want to you can comment or mail)

Update: Thanks for all the B-day wishes I got (here and via twitter) Thanks! I loved it!

Daniel: "Harry should keep bees"

Daniel talked in an interview with Music Rooms (skeedy.com) about the fact that Harry deserves some peace after a hectic school life and suggested the following..
And Daniel thinks his character deserves some peace after a tumultuous life at wizard school Hogwarts, where he was often under the threat of violence.

“At one point in Sherlock Holmes, I remember he retired to the country and started keeping bees. So maybe something really nice and sedate for Harry,” he commented, when asked what the icon should do now.

Daniel also suggested another hobby for Harry, mentioning the wizard’s interest in animals. Ultimately though, the star simply wants his alter ego to be safe from harm. “Maybe he could start bird watching – he loves owls. Just some kind of nice pastime that doesn’t involve him getting shot at,” he said

MTV: Seven things with Daniel Radcliffe

Seven things he wants to do before he dies.. 

one of them "get married, have kids and all that" aww..

source: mtv.com

Daniel Radcliffe reads Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone

Daniel reads a part from the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone for the US) including some behind the scenes shots.

Daniel talks with 'Twilight's' Catherine Hardwicke about fame

Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Twilight, has visited the Harry Potter set of Deathly Hallows part 1 during the promotion this year and talked with Daniel about the fame of himself and of his co-star Robert Pattinson.
"We had a really interesting conversation and I was asking, 'How is Rob doing?' And all that and she was saying before Robert had even been cast she went to a reading of the book with Stephanie Meyer," Radcliffe recalls. "And when Meyer said the name, 'Edward Cullen,' the audience went nuts and were screaming and people were so obsessed with that character. So, whoever was going to step into that role was going to have a pretty crazy life for the next few years and I think it's the same with Harry. It doesn't really matter in a way who it is. If you are filling those shoes you are going to get a pretty wild reception." Fans of Pattinson may disagree, but there is some truth to what the 21-year-old Brit believes.  He says screaming fans accost him once or twice a year, but he knows you'd have to "have some mad ego" if you don't realize "this is all a bit weird and crazy."

"I know me and I know I'm not somebody who particularly merits screaming and shouting," Radcliffe says. "There is nothing special about me as opposed to hundreds of thousands of other people out there.  So, the fact that people are shouting and screaming at me, the logical thing is that it must be because of the franchise."

Because Radcliffe has dealt with the attention since he was so young he says "It's just something you get used to."  Still, he knows he's luckier than some other "celebrities."

"It's interesting, me and Rupert [Grint] were at [the Redding Music Festival] one year. We were getting a lot of people coming up to us being really, really nice," Radcliffe says. "And then I saw, like ten rows in front of us, there was a person with a reality show who was not particular well-liked by the audience and was getting a lot of grief from the people around him.  And that's different from being in a pretty globally beloved franchise. It means you have quite a nice place in the minds of most people.  I'm certainly lucky to have gotten so famous for something so well liked."
source: hitfix.com

IGN interview: Daniel, Emma and Rupert about Christmas films

How is everyone's Christmas going? Here's some news from the trio revealing some of their favourite Christmas films during the promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1, including the James Bond series, The Great Escape, The Santa Clause, Love Actually, It's a Wonderful Life, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the original Star Wars movies.

source: uk.ign.com

Christmas present: QI episode Hocus Pocus

QI (Quite Interesting) aired yesterday on BBC 1. Daniel has won from Lee Mack, Graham Norton and Alan Davies.



Paul Kieve gave Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe a crash course in magic history which contributed to his winning appearance on the Christmas edition of Qi.
source: bbc.co.uk, qi.com & stageillusion.com

Le 20 heures (The Woman in Black)

French interview from TF1's Le 20 heures on set of The Woman in Black.

The trio talks about Christmas traditions

Inquirer.net has some new interviews with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel. Where they talked about Christmas traditions.
Daniel Radcliffe has a smaller gathering. “The whole family—it’s only a small group of us, really—get together and that’s it,” said the actor who’s doing musical theater on Broadway next year. “I’m always at home for Christmas. My only holiday wish this time is that England goes to Australia and win The Ashes (a cricket series). I’ll be staying up late quite a lot more to hopefully watch them win.”
via magical-menagerie.com
“We have a proper log wood fire in my living room that really gets me in the Christmas mood,” “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson said in our chat in London. “And we have mince pies. That’s a very English thing. If you’ve never tried one, mince pies are absolutely delicious. You must have a mince pie.”
Emma added: “We always watch really good Christmas-y films by Richard Curtis like ‘Love Actually,’ ‘Bridget Jones’ and ‘Notting Hill’ or old BBC dramas like ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ I always play Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby’s Christmas album which is great … I curl up with my cats. I’m a cat person.”

Emma observes these traditions at her own place in London which she painted white. “My life is so chaotic and mad, so everything in my apartment is white,” she explained. After the holidays, she goes back to her studies at Brown University and in her dorm where “everything is blue and other calm colors.”

Rupert Grint confessed that he’s a serial shopping procrastinator: “I usually do the shopping at the last minute.” Otherwise, Rupert claims that it’s a pretty conventional Christmas in the Grint household. “We usually have a routine and we’ve stuck to that for the whole of my life,” said the carrot-haired actor who told us they have miniature pet animals at home. “I have a massive family. We just stay at home. It’s good to get everyone together. It’s a good time.”

Dark magazine interview

I mentioned this interview from Dark magazine yesterday on Twitter, but there wasn't a translation. Thanks to snitchseeker.com there is now. Emma and Rupert were also interviewed. This is Dan's part.

If you had the power to change something in you?
Daniel Radcliffe: I'm scared of death! I dread it. I know one day he will come knocking on my door. But if possible ... I want to be conspicuously absent! (laughs). So, I would damn well be invisible. I could escape it better!

If you had to transform into an animal you would be ...
Daniel Radcliffe: A wolf! I love the way the animal moves! It emerges from this beast a sense of power but also a kind of sweetness in her eyes. And as I am rather chilly, the idea of being covered with a thick fur would please me more ...

If you were reborn in the skin of a famous person? It would be ...
Daniel Radcliffe: Bart Simpson! I know it's a cartoon! I am a fan since forever.

Deathly Hallows part 2 poster

Only not sure if it's an official poster.

Poems to inspire 2012 athletes

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion has backed a scheme to bring poetry into the 2012 Games. The public are being invited to nominate inspiring poems to be inscribed on a wall at the centre of the athletes' village. A final selection from among the nominations will be announced in February. Daniel Radcliffe chose Invictus, by William Ernest Henley, which brought succour to Nelson Mandela.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul

For more information go to www.winningwordspoetry.com

source: thisislondon.co.uk

Scans: Kr@sh magazine (NL)

Scans van Kr@sh magazine waarin Tom Felton wordt geinterviewd maar ook praatte over Daniel.

Draco and Harry always fight. What if Daniel and you get in a fight.. who would win? hahaha! I think I can handle him! Unless it’s a discussion, a fight with words:  then he can get me under the table..

Credit Daniel J Radcliffe Holland als je de scans gebruikt.

Fun Fact: Equus in The Simpsons

Equus was featured in one episode of The Simpsons. Here's a screenshot via Twitter.

source: brit-dan.skyrock.com

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 press junket interviews

Press junket interviews for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. Alex Medela (with thanks to Glowing Radcliffe) interview and LoveFilm.com.

Daniel's message to Manny Pacquiao & Emma Watson - TV Patrol Philippines

Updated: Daniel's message to fans: Trevor Project PSA

Daniel Radcliffe calls out to fans to support The Trevor Project by visiting socialvibe.com, which will help fund The Trevor Lifeline, the nation’s only 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth. For more information, please go to socialvibe.com/thetrevorproject.
“Finding innovative ways to reach people in the social networking sphere is paramount to the life-saving work of The Trevor Project. Whether it is through online crisis intervention programs like TrevorChat, or harnessing social media through fundraising partners like SocialVibe, we strive to continually enhance our online engagement with individuals,” said Executive Director, Charles Robbins. “Daniel Radcliffe understands the important role that social media plays in the lives of young people, and we are grateful for his support in this project with SocialVibe.”

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Updated: Scans: OK! magazine (Spain)

OK! magazine Spain in promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. Scans via harrypotterla.com. With photos by Phil Fisk.

Update: Translation.

The new movie seems to be very violent and bloody.
It’s great. I love scenes with lots of blood and dirt. I enjoy those battle moments; they always look so intense and fun.

You’ve played Harry for half of your life. It’s now ending. How do you feel?
It’s hard to describe. Weird and sad at the same time. I’m definitely going to miss it. I’m going to miss these people, working with them everyday, seeing them. I’ll miss the friends I made. At the same time I feel like I’m cutting the cord, so I’ll be free to do whatever I want. I will have more time for myself as well. In the past if I got offered I great script, I had to give it up and say “I’m sorry, I’m unavailable for the next year and a half”. Of course it’s also wodnerful to know you have work anyway, but at the same time I appreciate having the freedom to choose my next project. That’s really exciting.

You’ve worked with Rupert and Emma for 10 years. Is there any difference now?
Rupert has a larger collection of cars than me (laughs). We came to the conclusion that we’ve changed a lot during the filming of the movies. He used to be so loud and talkative, you couldn’t shut him up- Now he’s more quiet and reserved. I’m louder, on the other hand (laughs). Physically we look very different, but Emma looks just the same. Her face is exactly the same. I don’t know what more to add, except we’ve been through the obvious changes of someone who goes from 11 to 21.

If you could go back in time and change something, would you change the things you’ve accomplished up until now?
I think I’ve done alright, but if I could go back in time I’m sure I wouldn’t change a thing- What has changed has been our attitude towards work. 10 years ago we came on set and it was so much fun. we laughed, it wasn’t work for us. Now we see a bigger responsability because we want to make a career out of this, and we know it’s going to be hard.

Harry has to choose between life and death in this movie.
Yes, and it’s such a noble and brave thing knowing that the more you live, more people are at risk. Harry knows this and has the maturity to see what’s best for him and his friends, and all the people he loves. He needs to put his life aside. In the end, the fact that he took this very decision is what becomes his salvation.

What’s your opinion on the impact this saga has had internationally?
The biggets franchises of the past never came close to Star Wars. Unlike those movies, the culture around Harry is not based in movies but in bokks as well. That created a fan base that is not only obsessed with the movies, but with the books as well. It’s a very rich story. And you don’t have that as a result of box office success. This saga has created a generation of fans that are smart, of different ages, it’s just wonderful.

In the story you turn into a father.
Yeah that was fun. We had make up tests and it looked great. I compared my picture with my father’s picture and it looked amazing.

And you got to choose your own children…
That was fantastic (laughs). It’s something any parent would like.

What do you like to do on your free time?

Writing, reading. I love watching the Discovery Channel and I’ fascinated with archeology. I love cricket and going to pubs. Sometimes people recognize me.

How do you do in the girls department?
Fame doesn’t men you’re automatically attractive for women. People think that you’re famous because you’re cool. But I’m not cool. I don’t want to be around girls who want to be with me because of fame. I’m always dating, just not at the moment. I’m single, so we’ll see what happens.

Ralph Fiennes, Dan Radcliffe & Tom Felton talk Voldemort's portrayal

Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Radcliffe, and Tom Felton recently spoke about the former's performance as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. Dan and Tom reveled in how frighteningly in-character Ralph is when portraying the Dark Lord, and Ralph opened up about how Satan-like his counterpart is.
"He's really sort of the devil," says Fiennes, 47. "He's completely emotionally detached. He has no empathy. You find that in psychopaths."

"It's about power with Voldemort," he says. "It's an aphrodisiac for him. Power makes him feel alive."

"Daniel's very nice, but Harry Potter's a pain," says Fiennes, scowling and hissing.  
"Jo Rowling has always said that the thing that separates Harry from Voldemort is that Harry is not afraid of death," Radcliffe says.

Radcliffe was consistently unsettled by Fiennes. "When Ralph's doing his Voldemort stuff, he just really freaks me out."
"Ralph is mesmerizing," Felton says. "He never did two takes the same. ... I had to keep reminding myself: 'Stay in character. Don't just sit there and watch his performance.' "

Even when the cameras stop, the aura of Voldemort remains.

"He dominates scenes in the film, and it's like that off the set as well," Felton says. "He's quite a charming guy. And when he opens his mouth, people listen. Let's put it this way: No one talks over him."
source: usatoday.com

Deathly Hallows Part 1 First Look ABC Family special

Daniel Radcliffe introduced one of three new on-set featurettes on the making of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which aired on this weekend's ABC Family's Harry Potter marathon. New behind the scenes clips of Dan shooting scenes for the penultimate Harry Potter film, and interview clips, can be seen here.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition touring around

Photos from Harry Potter: The Exhibition which is touring around and is currently at the Pacific Science Center Seattle, WA from Oct 23, 2010 - Jan 30, 2011. You can buy tickets on the site harrypotterexhibition.com.

The photos are not taken by me. Contact me if you know who did so I can add the source.

Access Hollywood on set of The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe talks with Access Hollywood's correspondent Tim Vincent on the set of The Woman in Black about the box office success of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 & more.

source: accesshollywood.com

The Woman in Black production is completed

Hammer Films has just revealed via their official Twitter that production on The Woman in Black, starring Dan has completed today!, Saturday, December 4, 2010.
The release date is set in October 2011.

Harry Potter interview

Interview soundbite in promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. Released by Warner Bros. Video via Premiere France.

Dan about being youngest actor to play Finch

Daniel spoke to USA Today about his character J. Pierrepont Finch, in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Dan starts rehearsals in January 2010 for a March opening on Broadway.
"I'm the first person to play the role this young," he says. "I think it adds a dimension when someone who's playing it is actually as young as the character," says Radcliffe, who has put in hours of singing and dance training.
The actor relishes playing someone as "manipulative and conniving and almost Falstaffian" as the ambitious Finch, a character who is light-years away from the idealistic and heroic Harry Potter.
"Everything Finch does is morally reprehensible," he says. "But you kind of back him. How to Succeed in Business is about somebody who never lets his morals get in the way of his ambition."
source: usatoday.com

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