Cine Premiere magazine (Mexico)

Daniel is on the cover of the new Cine Premiere magazine in promotion of The Woman in Black (La Dame De Negro) in Mexico.

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picture source: Warwick Saint

Updated(2): The Woman in Black press junket interviews (Canada)

Videos from another press junket in promotion of The Woman in Black. E! News ( What scares Daniel Radcliffe.

Update: 3rd February 2012. interview.
Update: 9th July 2012. Second video Los 40 principales.

Access Hollywood:
1) Daniel Radcliffe talks 'very frightening' turn in The Woman in Black.
2) Daniel Radcliffe's 'immensely flattered' by Sean Connery's praise.

From Latin America, Los 40 principales (La Dame de Negro)

Fans get to ask questions.

FOX 411

Daniel Radcliffe on New York Live

Daniel has stopped by the studio from NBC's New York Live to talk about The Woman in Black.


Daniel Radcliffe on On Air with Ryan Seacrest

On Air with with Ryan Seacrest: Daniel talks about The Woman in Black and more.

Updated(2): Esquire magazine photoshoot (UK)

Daniel Radcliffe is on the cover of the next issue of Esquire magazine and it also features a new photoshoot. You can read the full interview when it's out on Thursday 2nd February.

Update: 1st February 2012. Esquire asked to remove some of the photos because of copyright. Follow the link to below to view more.
Update: 11th January 2018. Via Yu Tsai on Instagram. Also more photos at
For our March issue, we join him on a stroll through Manhattan’s West Village, where Britain’s most unassuming household name reflects on quitting drink, finally finding a woman of his own age, coming to terms with great wealth and why he still rolls his own.

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picture source: Yu Tsai

Exclusive interview with Daniel from

Dread Central talked with Daniel about The Woman in Black.

Heather Buckley: Tell us about The Woman in Black.
Daniel Radcliffe: It’s a film about a young lawyer; his wife has died, he has become more and more disconnected from the world around him, his son, his life and his job, and he’s sent on what sounds like a fairly tedious and quite generic assignment to him. He has to go and collate the papers of a recently deceased woman, and as he goes to this house—he’s essentially tormented by the ghost of the rageful, vengeful woman.

HB: Are you a big fan of Gothic horror? Specifically Hammer?
DR: Yeah, you would think... I mean, I think my knowledge of Hammer didn’t go far beyond Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing’s Dracula. That was kind of the standard end-of-year film that was brought in when I was in school when I was younger. But you know, that’s the thing. If you had said to me at the beginning of the last Potter film that the next thing you will do after this is going to be a horror film, I wouldn’t have believed you because I haven’t ever had an inclination towards that genre before because I’m a coward. Any kind of gore or anything graphic just freaked me out as a kid so I couldn’t watch it.

But that’s not what this film is. You know, nowadays, people are just inundated with Saw and Hostel and Human Centipede and all that stuff that kind of relies on this graphic, shocking, upsetting imagery to scare people; and this film doesn’t rely on any of those crutches. It’s slower burning, creepier, and also it’s... What I liked about the script was that it wasn’t a story set up so that it could facilitate certain scares. It was character-driven, still. It wasn’t about the "horror"; it wasn’t all about ‘We’re going to get the character to this point so that we can have this scary moment.’ It wasn’t about that. It’s a character-driven horror film, and that, to me, always seems like a rarity. But yeah, I suppose those were the kind of things that drew me to it because it was unusual and there was something different about it, and when I met James [Watkins, the director], I immediately knew he had a great vision for the film and that we were on the same page and that we didn’t just want it to be a horror movie. It should be moving because it’s a film about death and how death affects and how grieving affects different people. Everyone in the film has, in some way, been touched by a death. And so, as well as being shit scary, it has a lot of heart in it.

HB: How much of the special effects are practical as opposed to digital?
DR: Mostly practical on this film, which is great for me. It was very different. There was almost no green screen or nothing animated put in afterwards. I mean, the Woman in Black, whenever we were doing scenes with her, we were doing scenes with her, which made it a lot easier. You know, the thing people don’t think of about visual effects doing is it’s mainly for backgrounds and stuff. For instance, the shots in the exterior of the house, there was this huge blue screen so we could then project a background of rural England instead of the motorway, or whatever was there. That’s kind of the run-of-the-mill use of special effects that people don’t necessarily think of because there’s nothing eye-catching about it. So the special effects we used were all kind of practical and scene setting in terms of making the landscape feel real, which was mainly what we used them for.

Now I’m sure I haven’t seen the finished, finished film so there could be little bits in there that I don’t really know about, but generally speaking, there were a lot less effects than anything I’d done before, but then, the budget was $19 million, which is a lot less than I’d done before… But actually, everyone was saying and was concerned with me going on a smaller budget film, like I was suddenly going to go, ‘Oh, what the hell is this? I don’t recognize any of it!’ It’s the same thing; it doesn’t matter if the film you’re on is five million or four hundred million, it’s essentially that you’re all working towards the same thing. And frankly, the more time and money you have, the more time and money you’ll waste. So I didn’t find anything different in the process of working on a smaller budget movie. Not that that was the question you even asked, but I answered it.

HB: It almost sounds like you’d want to direct someday, produce maybe, or do your own thing.
DR: I do, I do. I really do want to direct. I feel like having to make a creative decision every minute of every day would just be so exciting. The phrase that I hate is when actors describe themselves as “artists.” That really bugs me. Because I go, ‘No, you’re not, you’re the paint.’ We’re what directors and writers use to color their material. Good actors elevate it to somewhere else, but ultimately you can only be creative in certain parameters; whereas, as the director, you just have free reign in a way—and also I feel that I know while I still have a huge amount to learn about the technical side of filmmaking, I think I know how to lead a set. I know that’s one of the most important attributes a director can have, and I think I’d be good at that. So, yeah, a little more down the road, I’d love to, it’s definitely something that’s in my ambitions.

HB: What are some of the techniques you used to help you emote this darkness?
DR: The darkness is something that Harry [Potter] has as well, and it’s something that I always have enjoyed playing in and trying to connect to. People had seen me in a schoolboy outfit for ten years, and so to see me playing a dad, and a widower, I thought that would be a bit of a leap for people to have to make, but I don’t think when people see the film, they’ll be thinking about it so I wanted to make sure that I had it.
I also have a lot of hyper energy, and Rob [my character] is someone who has been robbed of any sort of youthful energy by the circumstances of his life so to just try and suppress that and to give him a kind of depression is exhausting. That’s the thing. People you’ve talked to who’ve really suffered from depression, it’s just that moving out of bed in the morning is painful because you’re just so tired mentally, and there’s just nothing to look forward to about the world. So to try and capture some of that was one of the harder challenges. But I think I’ve done it. You’ll be the judge.

HB: Did you engage in any research on depression for your role?
DR: I researched in terms of that I spoke to a bereavement counselor about what particularly young people who lose a wife go through because it’s not the same as losing someone after being together forty years. You’re just together and have the whole life panning out in front of you and suddenly to have that snatched away... The sense of injustice and rage while simultaneously being completely powerless to effect change is, I think, where a lot of the unhappiness and anger comes from.

So I guess that was the extent of my research, and my method, which I don’t have, is that I try to get myself as worked up as I possibly can, but beyond that, I’ve never really been one for... I don’t know, I’ve seen many people with many different techniques over the years that I think I’ve just cherry-picked different bits of what they all do so I have some weird Frankenstein method which seems to work for me.

HB: How appropriate for this film!
DR: Absolutely!

picture source: Jennifer Lau

The Woman in Black press junket interviews (US)

US press junket interviews from and, promoting The Woman in Black. I expect more to come online. If they do I'll add them below.

Dan Radcliffe attended NY screening of The Woman in Black

Yesterday I already posted about Daniel talking about attending a screening. Nothing was officially confirmed, but he did attend a screening of The Woman in Black yesterday at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater in New York.

Reuters - Daniel Radcliffe is out to scare

picture source: Michael Loccisano

Updated(3): Daniel Radcliffe featured in Heat magazine (UK)

Daniel is featured in the new issue of UK's Heat magazine (on sale starting today) with an exclusive interview and a new photoshoot in promotion of The Woman in Black. Here is another bit from Heat magazine about Kill Your Darlings [note: mature content] click (via The Guardian)

Update: 1st February 2012. Daniel drew Stephen Merchant for Heat magazine.

5th May 2018. Another photo taken on the day of the photoshoot.
8th May 2018.  Photo from Matthew Smith's portfolio.
You’re only 22. Don’t most people in their early twenties drink too much? 
Unfortunately it’s not that simple. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.

Really? There were never any stories of you going on wild benders…
People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don’t want to go into details but I drank a lot and it was daily - I mean nightly. I can honestly say I never drank at work on Harry Potter. I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work.

You mean Harry Potter had a hangover?! 
I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes.

You were only 11 when you started on the films. Do you think growing up in the spotlight contributed to your drinking?
 I think it would have happened anyway. I think it’s just in me. I loved the fact I suddenly could talk to people and feel so entertaining and so interesting. But after a while, you’re living under such a cloud of shame about what you’ve done and the dread of who you might see, what you might have said to them, what you might have done with them. You either have to change something or give into that shame and I wasn’t prepared to do that at 21.

Did you sleep with loads of groupies?
 Not at all. I was always very nervous about the groupie thing. I like to like somebody before I sleep with them, I really do. You know you’re going to have to talk to them afterwards, even if it is a one-night stand. I have… I mean that has happened, but generally speaking I’ve known the person. Someone once said to me, “You can go outside and pick from the girls at the stage door.” And I said, “No, that’s not me.” [Stops.] Because, to do that, you kind of have to be a dick.

picture source: Nicky Johnston

MTV's 10 on Top and Dan about Journey

First, Daniel made a comment about Journey during the press rounds for The Woman in Black (source: Huffington Post)
....I was attached to that for a while. We felt that script changes were needed. was a great script. And then I read a little more about his life and the script was fantastic, but it wasn't entirely - reading about Dan, as well as being an inspirational and amazing person, he was also abrasive. And he annoyed a lot of people. He had a knack of pissing people off. And that wasn't in the script. And I felt that it needed that. So, yeah, that was the reason for that.
So he isn't attached to that project anymore. Then second, a video from past Saturdays' 10 on Top (MTV) for all of you who missed it, below.

Kidzworld interview with Daniel Radcliffe

Kidzworld had an interview with Daniel by phone (since he is busy with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) in promotion of The Woman in Black.

Kidzworld: How did you decide to star in The Woman in Black and was it the script that hooked you?

Dan: It was the script. That was my first contact with it. I read it I think in a grand total of four hours after I did my last shot on the last Potter film. It was a quick turnaround. I read it and loved it because it was a compelling story and a really beautifully-written script. Normally, when you’ve got a script with a lot of stage direction, because there are parts of the film that have almost no dialogue, it can be quite tough to read but it read like a novel. I was excited and scared, which indicated that the ultimate film would be scary. That was what drew me originally.

Kidzworld: And you liked the director?

Dan: Yeah. Then, after I met James [Watkins, director], I absolutely knew that this was a film I wanted to do because he and I were on the same page exactly in terms of how to do the film, as being something different, not just a horror movie but a character-driven thriller. All the scary parts of the film only have value if you care about the characters in the situation. We’ve made a very, very scary film.

Kidzworld: Can’t wait! The trailers are really scary with a face in the window behind you!

Dan: That’s one of my favorite moments in the film but there are about twenty other moments like it.

Kidzworld: Yikes! What scares you?

Dan: I have insect phobias. There are some insects that I’m just not cool with. [Unlike Ron Weasley] Spiders I don’t mind as long as I can see them. The moment I don’t like a spider is when it’s walking across your room and you see it and you’ll turn away and a second later it’s gone! That’s what I don’t like. “Where are you, spider?”

Kidzworld: Yeah. Is it on my head now?

Dan: Exactly!

Kidzworld: Is the film basically a one-man show for you, once your character gets to the isolated, spooky old house?

Dan: Once we get to the second visit to the house, I think there is about 25 minutes of just me around the house.

Kidzworld: Are you a research guy? For example, when you signed on to play a young lawyer from a past century, did you look up what law was like then or what single dads were like then?

Dan: There’s a bit in terms of trying to get a sense of what kind of a man this guy was; to be a single father in the late 19th century was a very different proposition. It had a lot of different meanings and implications as to your place in society. He was somebody who was going to have to work very, very hard to escape from that situation. I did a little research into how the death of a wife affected a young man then.

Kidzworld: How do you most relate to him? His life situation is so different from yours.

Dan: A feeling of detachment, I can relate to. Like your life is happening to you without you being the main cause of things happening. That’s something I can certainly relate to.

Kidzworld: What music are you into lately?

Dan: Just recently I got into a band called Yellow Ostrich. It’s kind of weird. It reminds me of indie bands like The Drums or Vampire Weekend or a band called The Thermals. It’s like low fi, very melodic. I haven’t heard an album like it for quite a while. Also, an English band I’ve just come to like is Wild Beasts. I think it’s an English equivalent to Arcade Fire. They’re very eccentric-sounding but they do really interesting music.

Kidzworld: Very cool choices. This seems a very serious film. Were there any laughs on set? Any pranks? Tell us an example.

Dan: Our director isn’t going to be happy me telling you this. First, I have to say it was a really fun set and fun film to work on. Lovely first A.D. and Director of Photography as well. When those three people are nice, chances are you’ll have a good time. We had a really good laugh.

Kidzworld: Okay, I have a feeling this laugh is at their expense.. Do tell.

Dan: [laughs] [At one point in the film] three young girls jump out a window and it was actually a drop of three feet onto a big crash mat. Easiest thing in the world. But the director asked them if they wanted someone to show them how to do it and he let them pick out anyone on set. So they asked for the director, the first A.D. and the Director of Photography to do it. So you’ve got three middle-aged men jumping onto crash mats meant for three 8-year-old girls. It did not go well. The director broke through but got off scott free. The D.P. cut the back of his head open and our A.D. broke his arm! So these girls are going “You want us to do THAT?”

Kidzworld: Hilarious! Wrapping up, why will your fans really enjoy seeing The Woman in Black?

Dan: I think a lot of the proper fans are very, very literate and enjoy good stories and interesting stories being told. That’s what brought them to “Potter” in the first place so I think, if they respond to good story-telling, as they have for the last ten years, they’ll respond to this film.

source: interview + The Woman in Black TV spot (US) spoke with Daniel on the telephone about The Woman in Black. To see the video click on the photo below.

US TV spot


Daniel Radcliffe on CBC Radio's q

More promotion for The Woman in Black. This time on CBC Radio's q.


Daniel Radcliffe on Good Morning America

To continue with the promotion of The Woman in Black. Daniel on ABC's Good Morning America.

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Daniel Radcliffe on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show

Below you can listen to Daniel who visited the Radio studio of Elvis Duran today for another Radio interview. He ofcourse talked about The Woman in Black. (4 days to go until the release in the US) possibly taking part in a screening for the supernatural thriller tonight at a New York City theatre, (but nothing is official about that) but also How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying & Harry Potter.

picture source: Stephen Lovekin

Telegraph magazine UK photoshoot

Below you can find the new photoshoot for UK's Telegraph magazine & some more photos made back in september 2011.

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