May 2012 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


The Advocate magazine interview (US)

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The Advocate magazine interview (US)
Interview by The Advocate magazine in which Daniel talks about his return to the supernatural genre in The Woman in Black (DVD and Blu-ray release), what drew him to play Allen Ginsberg (Kill Your Darlings), and why he’s committed to The Trevor Project.

The Advocate: The Woman in Blackis the first film you made since the Potter franchise ended. Did you have any hesitation about making another movie within the horror-fantasy genre? 
Daniel Radcliffe: I said to myself, if I rule out any script that had remotely any fantasy element, I’d be cutting myself off from a huge amount of amazing work. If you’re talking about films made years ago, it would exclude me from films like The Shining or A Matter of Life and Death or who knows what else. There are so many films that could be deemed as having heightened paranormal elements to them, which could just be magical realism or a ghost story, which isn’t really the same feeling as Potter. I decided not to let that impinge on my decision-making.


Daniel Radcliffe Notes: MSN Movies

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Daniel Radcliffe Notes: MSN Movies
Daniel Radcliffe talked to MSN about his favorite quintet of scary movies and also about the chilling The Woman in Black.

Axe to grind
The film: "The Shining" (1980)
The plot: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) brings along his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and telepathic young son Danny to take care of a massive Colorado hotel that is sealed up for the winter. The resident spooks terrorize Danny and take hold of Jack's mind, encouraging him to pull a Lizzy Borden on his family.
Radcliffe's notes: "'The Shining' is one of my favorite movies. It's the best example of absolutely being forced inside the head of somebody going crazy. There's really nothing scarier than feeling like you're inside the mind of a dangerous person. There's something really terrifying and claustrophobic about that."

Stay away from the light
The film: "The Others" (2001)
The plot: Nicole Kidman and her light-sensitive children shutter up with their servants in a big old house as they await her husband's return from war. Then they are besieged by unseen specters.
Radcliffe's notes: "'The Others' was a big film for us when we made this movie. It was something that we all kind of felt tonally and in the atmosphere that we aspired to. It's a beautiful, sad, very scary, atmospheric film. I watched it a couple of years ago before we did 'Woman in Black,' and I loved Nicole Kidman in it.

Spanish spirits
The film: "The Orphanage" (2007)
The plot: After returning to her childhood orphanage home to reopen it as a facility for disabled children, a mother finds that her young adopted son Simon is communicating with the spirit of a dead child named Tomás. Then Simon mysteriously disappears.
Radcliffe's notes: "Like 'The Others,' 'The Orphanage' has a Spanish director. There does seem to be a connection between the Gothic style of horror and Spanish filmmaking. In terms of what we're talking about with 'Woman in Black,' this is linked into themes of loss and family and dealing with a really effective scary story with a huge amount of heart. I think that's why 'The Others' and 'The Orphanage' were both picked out [for viewing] because that's what set them apart. They're what me and James started referring to as character-driven horror films."

Dancing bones
The film: "Jason and the Argonauts" (1963)
The plot: The legendary tale of the Greek hero and his quest for the Golden Fleece is told with the aid of the striking stop-motion effects of cinematic great Ray Harryhausen.
Radcliffe's notes: "One of the scenes that I remember scaring me more than any other scenes growing up as a kid was the scene in 'Jason and the Argonauts' where the skeletons come to life. I know it doesn't really qualify as a horror movie, but I remember that scene absolutely terrified me as a boy. I think skeletons in general [scared me], but particularly the Ray Harryhausen skeletons coming out of the ground were particularly terrifying."

From slithering to Slytherin
The film: "Anaconda" (1997)
The plot: A National Geographic film crew are kidnapped by a crazed hunter, who is obsessed with capturing the world's largest Anaconda in the Amazon Rainforest. Mayhem and death ensue.
Radcliffe's notes: "It's probably not up there with 'The Shining' in terms of the level of horror movie that we're talking about, but for sentimental reasons [I'll pick] 'Anaconda' with Ice Cube, J.Lo and all those guys. That was the first out-and-out creature horror movie I ever saw. It was at my friend's birthday party when we were all 10 or 11 -- way too young to be watching that film -- and I remember we all picked a character that would be our avatar in the film. Then whenever our character died, we would have to leave the room and not see the rest of the film. That was this weird party game that we started playing. I was Ice Cube, so I made it to the end."


Collider's interview with Daniel Radcliffe

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Collider's interview with Daniel Radcliffe
Collider had a interview with Daniel by phone in promotion of The Woman in Black. You can download the audio file of the interview via this link. (right click, save as).


Updated:'s The Woman in Black DVD/(signed) poster giveaway - US only

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Updated:'s The Woman in Black DVD/(signed) poster giveaway - US only
Daniel J Radcliffe Holland is giving away a signed The Woman in Black poster (signed by Dan) & a DVD this week, in association with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The Woman in Black is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the US since yesterday, 22nd May 2012.

1st prize: Signed poster (by Daniel Radcliffe)
2nd prize: The Woman in Black DVD

How to participate?

It's simple. Answer this question:

What's the real name of  'The Woman in Black' in the movie/storyline?
*not the actress*

- US only.
- 1 entry per person.
Send your answer via e-mail. Double entries will be deleted.
- Add your name + your answer & use as subject 'WIB poster/DVD giveaway'.
- Winners will be picked & notified after the giveaway has ended.

Run time:
Wednesday 23rd May - Wednesday 30th May 20:00 CEST (NL), 14:00 EDT (U.S).

Please share:

Good luck to all of you who participate! Still got questions? Let me know.

The Woman in Black: | @WomanNBlack | Facebook

The winners have been informed 31st May. They are: Nicole T. (DVD) & Lisa N. (poster).

Update: 25th June 2012. Lisa has send two photos via Twitter of the poster: photo 1 | photo 2

Photos: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Three things that scare Daniel Radcliffe

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Three things that scare Daniel Radcliffe
Maxim magazine had the chance to sit down with Daniel and to ask him a couple of things including what scares him.

The Woman Behind the Woman in Black
I was very lucky in this film because on Potter I would generally have been working with digital effects instead of having somebody there to act with. I would generally have a ball on a stick or something. Not an actor. Whereas on this film, Liz White, who played the woman in black, was there on set in costume and make-up most days, so it was great. It certainly makes it a lot easier when you’re working with an actor who’s actually there to scare you and terrify you and play a scene with.

Jason and the Argonauts
The first movie I remember being terrified by was Jason and the Argonauts, which is one of my favorite films ever anyway. But there is one sequence in it where these skeletons come to life and come out of the ground and start to battle with Jason and the Argonauts and it’s terrifying. And it still is. It’s the old Harryhausen stop motion effects and it’s brilliantly done, brilliantly animated.


The Woman in Black: US DVD & Blu-ray artwork

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The Woman in Black: US DVD & Blu-ray artwork
The US artwork for the The Woman in Black DVD and Blu-ray released by CBS Films.


Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance.

  • Commentary with Director James Watkins and Writer Jane Goldman
  • Inside The Perfect Thriller: Making Woman in Black
  • No Fear: Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps
Photos: CBS Films

The Woman in Black: CA DVD & Blu-ray artwork

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The Woman in Black: CA DVD & Blu-ray artwork
The artwork for the The Woman in Black (La Dame en Noir) DVD and Blu-ray in Canada. Released on 22nd May 2012.

Photos: Alliance Films

Daniel Radcliffe takes over IGN UK's Twitter

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Daniel Radcliffe takes over IGN UK's Twitter
Today there was a press junket in London to promote The Woman in Black's coming release on DVD & Blu-ray.

Dan took over IGN UK's Twitter today for half an hour for a Q&A. For all of you who missed it.. and who want to read it all back, I did my best to collect all the tweet questions and answers for you, so read that below. Tom Butler from IGN UK posted: "Me and new best mate Daniel Radcliffe, or DanRad as I insisted on calling him."

Edit: Please note (and see his answer about Twitter below) that Dan himself is NOT active on Twitter, don't believe fakes! he was only using IGN's Twitter for half an hour to promote TWIB!
What was your fave sceen to film in the Woman in black? Love you Dan
Dan says: All the scenes with my son, he's my real-life god-son!

What is your favourite go to computer game of all time?
Dan says: Either Madden, or back in the day Sonic on the Megadrive!

What made you decide doing a horror film just after HP?
Dan says: It was the best script that I'd read & the chance to work with director James Watkins.

What is your biggest fear?
Dan says: Being buried alive, and yellowstone volcano gives me nightmares!

What would your dream movie role be?
Dan says: I'd love to direct, but I'd love to do more comedy

What is your favourite ghost story?
Dan says: I'd have to say either 12 Angry Men (any part!) and A Matter of Life and Death (the Niven part)

Do you believe a little bit in more ghosts than you did before?
Dan says: No, this film was made entirely by cynics, all non-believers!

Dan, I love your taste in music! What are you listening to on your ipod these days?
Dan says: Slow Club, Florence and the Machine's latest album and... The Shivers

Sorry to ask such an immature question, but if you had to choose, would you pick Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Dan says: Team Edward - as I've worked with Rob

Hi Dan :) what was it about 'Kill Your Darlings' that made you want to be a part of it?
Dan says: The material resonated with me & it's a brilliantly written script, and to work with an amazing cast

Will you ever get twitter yourself Dan?
Dan says: No, probably not, I could never be concise enough!

Would you like to do a musical in the west end?
Dan says: Absolutely, H2S didn't come to the UK as I didn't think it would have same appeal here. But in the future..

Hi Dan, what is your best gadget?:D
Dan says: Slingbox, it lets me watch UK TV in America. Cricket mainly!

Hi Dan, what is your favourite novel ever? Congrats with everything by the way :) X
Dan says: The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. So much imagination in one book!

Which superpower would you choose, invisibility or flight? Why?
Dan says: Neither, super-speed like Wally West the Scarlet Speedster!

Hi Dan, what movie are you most looking forward to coming out this year?
Dan says: Ted the Seth McFarlane film, looks hilarious!

Is there someone you really want to work with?
Directors, the Coen Bros. & Chris Nolan. Actors - Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

Were you a fan of the play before seeing the movie script? (WIB)
Dan says: I hadn't seen the play, we never did that school trip! But I've vowed to see it now!

what was it like to film the scenes within the house itself? x #WomanInBlack
Dan says: Kave Quinn's set was amazing and made it easy to act scared!

Dan, I'm on itunes right now. What songs should I buy? #WomanInBlack
Dan says: But An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer, you'll laugh A LOT

What was it like working with Ciaran Hinds in the Woman in Black compared to the last HP? Any different or the same? :) #WomanInBlack
Dan says: Ciaran is a complete gentlemen, I've never seen an actor make it look so easy!

Who is your favourite James Bond and why?
Dan says: I love Daniel Craig, but Pierce is the Bond of my youth!

What was your fave sceen to film in the Woman in black? Love you Dan
Dan says: All the scenes with my son, he's my real-life god-son!

Hi Dan, Whats your fave TV show? If you could star in any tv show, which one would it be?
Dan says: South Park, 30 Rock or Parks and Recreation. I'd love to be in 30 Rock!

Are you looking forward to Prometheus?
Dan says: Absolutely, I'm very excited for Prometheus!

What's your earliest childhood memory? #WomanInBlack
Dan says: Thinking it would funny to call 999 when I was 5. I learnt that was wrong very quickly!

Photo: Twitter/IGN UK

New project: Miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook

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New project: Miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook
Variety is reporting that Daniel has been confirmed for the UK comedy drama miniseries A Young Doctor's Notebook a four-part skein inspired by a collection of short stories by Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov set during the Russian Revolution. (the rumour was already going around for some time)

According to their article, Jon Hamm will take the role of the older doctor, Daniel will play the younger version. The show has been green lit by Sky Arts, owned by UK pay box BSkyB, and will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide. The producer is Big Talk Productions in association with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt's Point West Pictures.

Daniel added:
"I have been an obsessive Bulgakov reader for a couple of years now so when the opportunity to become involved in this project came up, I could barely contain my excitement. The book is funny, grotesque and heartfelt in equal measure and I look forward to working with a great group of people to help bring it to life."
If more news comes available, you will hear it here.


Patrick Swirc photoshoot

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Patrick Swirc photoshoot
Photoshoot by Patrick Swirc in promotion of The Woman in Black.

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Daniel Radcliffe's favorite books and characters

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Daniel Radcliffe's favorite books and characters
The Daily Fig/Figment asked Daniel a few questions about his favorite books and characters. They also shared with Daniel J Radcliffe Holland on Twitter that they are giving away signed DVD's of The Woman in Black.

Are you reading anything right now?
Foe by J.M. Coetzee

What book have you re-read the most?
Bart Simpson’s Guide To Life by Matt Groening

What is your favorite kids’ book?
Holes by Louis Sachar

What’s a book you really want to read soon?
House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
Deathly Hallows Part 2, obviously!

Which character would you most like to play in a movie or TV show?
Behemoth from The Master and Margarita

Have you ever had a crush on a literary character? If so, who?
Mary Jane Watson. That counts as literary, right?


Richard Crouse Interview (The Woman in Black)

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Richard Crouse Interview (The Woman in Black)
Richard Crouse interviews Daniel Radcliffe the day after The Woman in Black's Canadian premiere

Warwick Saint photoshoot

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Warwick Saint photoshoot

Kill Your Darlings, 10th May: Filming in the middle of the Hudson

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Kill Your Darlings, 10th May: Filming in the middle of the Hudson
Kill Your Darlings was having a (last) day of reshoots yesterday at 81st and Riverside Dr in NYC & Riverside Drive & 79th or like Dane DeHaan tweeted the following. Photos at
On a boat in the middle of the Hudson with #danradcliffe and #jackhuston. It's good to be back. #killyourdarlings #lasthurrah #Luciencarr

Updated(8): The Woman in Black Q&A with Daniel Radcliffe

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Updated(8): The Woman in Black Q&A with Daniel Radcliffe
Do you remember my post about the promotion for the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Woman in Black in the US. (22nd May) where you could send in questions to Daniel? yes? Did you send in your video message and you are now hoping that Daniel will answer your question...?

Good news: The official WIB Facebook page has been updated with the first video. Congrats if your question got answered.

Update: 10th May 2012. 2nd video added below.
Update: 11th May 1012. 3rd video added.
Update: 12th May 1012. 4th video added. (another will come Monday)
Update: 15th May 1012. 5th video added.
Update: 16th May 1012. 6th video added.
Update: 17th May 1012. 7th video added.
Update: 18th May 1012.8th video added.
Update: 19th May 1012.9th video added.

1st Were there any moments during filming that terrified you?









Photo: Facebook/TWIB

Daniel Radcliffe attended 2012 Met Gala

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Daniel Radcliffe attended 2012 Met Gala
Yesterday evening, Daniel attended the Met Gala (Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, which debuted the opening of the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations fashion exhibit ) just as co-stars gary Oldman & walked the red carpet next to Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) Also Joe Jonas & Darren Criss were there. And there's also Entertainment Tonight (ET Online) in which Daniel explains why he admires Tim Tebow.

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Daniel Radcliffe interviews Helena Bonham Carter for Interview magazine (US)

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Daniel Radcliffe interviews Helena Bonham Carter for Interview magazine (US)
Daniel has been interviewing his co-star Helena Bonham Carter for the May issue of Interview magazine.

The first part can be found below, follow this link to read more.
Her Harry Potter costar, Daniel Radcliffe, well knows. Radcliffe visited with the 45-year-old Bonham Carter at one of the two homes she shares with Burton and their two children in London.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: You have quite an overachieving family.

HELENA BONHAM CARTER: Do you think so?

RADCLIFFE: Well, you're descended from a prime minister, several politicians, and a very influential director. And your maternal granddad was a Spanish diplomat who was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations a few years ago, which is amazing. And your mother is a psychotherapist. BONHAM CARTER: Wow. You know more than I do.

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