December 2012 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Happy New Year, 2013!

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Happy New Year, 2013!
It's that time of the year again.. the end of one, and the start of a new one. To name a few things we could enjoy in 2012: The Woman in Black, the BAFTA awards, Dan at the White House correspondents dinner, the Met gala and Dan's debute in a music clip + Daniel joining social media with Google+ (finally) For Dan it was a year with quite some work, which also means we have quite some projects to enjoy next year: The F Word, Kill Your Darlings, Horns & The Cripple of Inishmaan, are all coming up.

Then, (like I do every year) I would ofcourse want to thank all of you who have visited this website this year. Without you all I would have no reason to continue updating this website. Then, to all the affiliates/partners of Daniel J Radcliffe Holland: thanks a lot for the support! Let's hope that the partnership will last long. And last but not least: I also like to thank everyone who has provided news/pictures or anything else to the site, thank you.

Don't forget: To stay updated and never miss any news from the site, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (we passed 9.000) The site joined Google+ too (since Dan did ofcourse) but it probably won't be updated a lot. Enjoy this last day of 2012 (I certainly will, it's also my birthday) & Happy New Year!


Daniel Radcliffe hosting Have I Got News for You

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Daniel Radcliffe hosting Have I Got News for You
I did post already that Daniel would guest host BBC One's Have I Got News for You, (series 44, episode 10) which got recorded this past Thursday and aired yesterday 21st December 2012 at 9pm. Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by panellists Sara Cox and Andy Hamilton.

A message and photos via Daniel's official Google+ page
Had a great time hosting "Have I Got News for You" last night. If you live in the UK, you can watch the episode online at

picture source: Richard Kendall/BBC

The completion of Five Harry Potter Places Travel Guidebooks

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The completion of Five Harry Potter Places Travel Guidebooks
To all Potter fans! CD Miller has provided me the news that the collection of the Harry Potter Places Travel Guidebooks is completed (5 books in total). I did already publish a review of book one earlier this year.

Promo photos for episode 4 of A Young Doctor's Notebook

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Promo photos for episode 4 of A Young Doctor's Notebook
A few more promotional stills were released by Sky Arts for the final episode of A Young Doctor's Notebook. A few of them were already posted before and can be found here.

In the fourth and final episode of the captivating comedy drama A Young Doctor’s Notebook, we find the conflicting “old” and “young” doctors immersed in psychological interplay between right and wrong, dreams and reality, past and future.

Now having treated hundreds upon hundreds of patients in the worst of circumstances, the young doctor seems to have hardened up. Abruptly and drily, he informs them of their situation in a manner almost as cold as the weather in blizzard-stricken Muryovo. And just when he prepares to take a break from all the yellowed faces of his daily life, he receives an urgent request to travel to Petrovka and save a severely injured girl.

But as we witness the young doctor – morphene in hand - growing colder and colder, we are propelled into the depth of his inner struggles, as his older self tries to warn him of what is to come.

“You think this is bad, this is nothing”

“Go ahead. Do it. You have as good as killed me already”

Is there a way to save himself? Don’t miss the final episode of the gripping drama
picture source: Colin Hutton

Updated: Daniel featured at El Hormiguero's 'Dark Man' photography exhibition

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Updated: Daniel featured at El Hormiguero's 'Dark Man' photography exhibition
Daniel is featured at El Hormiguero's Tv Show 'Dark Man' photography exhibition which openend at El Corte Ingles Store on December 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. The photos taken by Pablo Ibáñez. Making of video. Daniel visited the show earlier this year in February to promote The Woman in Black.

Daniel visits The Book of Mormon on Broadway

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Daniel visits The Book of Mormon on Broadway

Promo photos for episode 3 of A Young Doctor's Notebook

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Promo photos for episode 3 of A Young Doctor's Notebook
Sky Arts has released stills for episode 3 of A Young Doctor's Notebook.

The black and bloody comedy drama continues, with our young doctor now officially slightly older, yet still not entirely acquainted with the horrifying circumstances of the secluded village. As his counterpart reads out a belated birthday letter from an old classmate, now a member of the Bolsheviks, his sarcasm-brimming younger self mutters to himself…

“Extraordinary times; not for me”

“Revolution is in the air; not here it isn’t”

And as the young doctor enters a new age, he also enters a more “mature” stage in his life.

But drama knocks on the door once more, this time in the face of a beautiful, young girl and thereafter as a little boy who is desperately looking for someone to help his labour-stricken mother.

Meanwhile, illness is now becoming personal to the doctor as he suffers from a nasty pain in his appendix. As it becomes more and more unbearable, he resorts to the power of morphine, but only to be intercepted by his worried, older self, who probably knows, first-hand, the effect it will end up having on the rest of his life.

“You only think you can [handle it] because you’ve never taken it”

by Stefani Thrasyvoulou

Daniel Radcliffe executive producer of Now. Here. This. cast recording

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Daniel Radcliffe executive producer of Now. Here. This. cast recording
Daniel is one of the 3 people who who has pledged $5000 to finance the Now. Here. This cast recording, so they received an executive producer credit in the Now. Here. This. CD Booklet. They fundraised via earlier this year and their cast recording will be released 18th December in NY. Daniel is invited to join the launch party so we maybe will hear more about this later.

NOW. HERE. THIS. delves into life's big questions with inimitable humor and humanity. The show explores birds, bees, reptiles, early man, ancient civilizations and outer space. Also, loneliness, friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living and dying. And middle school. And dinosaurs.
NOW. HERE. THIS. marks the return to the stage of the ultra-talented team behind the Obie Award-winning musical [title of show] which premiered at The Vineyard in 2006, and went on to an acclaimed, Tony-nominated Broadway run in 2008. The album was fully funded by fans in a recent Kickstarter campaign.
Album Credits:

Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell & Susan Blackwell
Based on a Collaboration by Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen & Larry Pressgrove
Produced for Records by Joel Moss, Jeff Bowen & Kurt Deutsch
Album Executive Producers: David Colley, Daniel Radcliffe & Hollis Stern
Recorded by Joel Moss
Edited and Mixed by Joel Moss & Jeff Bowen
Musical Direction by Larry Pressgrove
Directed and Choreographed by Michael Berresse
Recorded September 17, 2012 at Sear Sound, NYC
Featuring Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff & Jeff Bowen

Track list:

1. What Are the Odds?
2. More Life
3. Dazzle Camouflage
4. Give Me Your Attention
5. Archer
6. I Rarely Schedule Nothing / Cacophony
7. Members Only
8. That'll Never Be Me
9. Kick Me
10. Then Comes You
11. The Amazing Adventures of the "Doc" Wilbert S. Pound
12. That Makes Me Hot
13. Golden Palace
14. Get Into It
15. This Time
16. Finale: Now. Here. This.
17. That'll Never Be Me (Composer Demo)

More info:

Kill Your Darlings to screen in Brooklyn, NY as a part of Sundance Film Festival USA

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Kill Your Darlings to screen in Brooklyn, NY as a part of Sundance Film Festival USA
Sundance Institute has announced the films from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in 10 independent theaters in cities in the USA on January 31 as part of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative. Audiences in 10 cities will have the opportunity to share in the excitement of discovery of a film fresh from the  2013 Festival as well as hear directly from the filmmaker about their work.

Kill Your Darlings will screen in Brooklyn, NY

Tickets for each screening will be available through the theatre’s box office.

Brooklyn, NY – BAM
Kill Your Darlings / USA (Director: John Krokidas, Screenwriters: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas) — An untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that led to the birth of an entire generation – their Beat revolution. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen.


Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on The Graham Norton Show

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on The Graham Norton Show
Daniel was a guest on The Graham Norton Show this past wednesday. The episode (Series 12, episode 7) aired yesterday night on BBC One. Daniel promoted A Young Doctor's Notebook and they also discussed the Fan fiction website from affiliate It had a traffic overload but is working again.

Update: 16th February 2017. Not sure why I didn't add it here back in 2012, but there is a photo shared by Jessica Ennis on Facebook.

Full show

The BBC clip

picture source: Jonathan Brady/PA Images:

From Daniel's Google+:

Great show with Graham Norton. It airs Friday night in the UK.
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

Promo photos & a preview for episode 2 of A Young Doctor's Notebook

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Promo photos & a preview for episode 2 of A Young Doctor's Notebook
If you missed last night's episode of A Young Doctor's Notebook, below you find a clip called "labour" from the first episode. Then, Sky Arts already released some promotional stills for episode 2 and a preview clip.
"Look lively, what are we waiting for!" The doctor, played by Daniel Radcliffe, prepares to deliver a baby. But did he actually learn this in medical school?
episode 1- Labour

Daniel Radcliffe's young doctor is intrigued by a patient coming to his surgery having consumed an entire bottle of Belladonna drops. Does his career hit a new high, perhaps lecturing in top universities beckons?
episode 2- Belladonna

Butcher or doctor? As things get bloodier in episode 2, the young doctor is in need of some therapy himself.


Daniel Radcliffe on aping the career of a fellow actor "I’ve been looking at Dustin Hoffman"

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Daniel Radcliffe on aping the career of a fellow actor "I’ve been looking at Dustin Hoffman"
ShortList magazine posted a new article in which Daniel talks about punching Jon Hamm for A Young Doctor's Notebook (starts tonight at 9pm, Sky Arts), getting kicked out of Columbia University while filming Kill Your Darlings and more.
Daniel Radcliffe is leaving a certain boy wizard behind. By Lucy Foster.

The first thing that strikes you when meeting Daniel Radcliffe is just how small he is. And in some ways, this is very comforting. After all, he is Harry Potter – a growing lad, no less. He could wear a gorilla suit for the rest of his life and most people would still see a pair of glasses and a wand. But it’s quite confusing when you realise that this famous schoolboy, who when ShortList meets him is rather pale after a long-haul flight earlier that morning, is actually a man.

A real grown-up man – now 23 – who is interesting, eloquent, passionate about his work and good, unguarded company. This all sounds horribly patronising, but that’s not the intention. You just don’t expect child stars to turn into well-adjusted, sensible adults who make diverse acting choices.

“I don’t think there’s any reason that I should have to do any crap,” he says, frankly. “There was a period where, because I wasn’t doing anything controversial, the British papers were trying to screw me up by implying that I was going to be in a remake of All Creatures Great And Small.”

So, if crap work and tweedy veterinarians are off the menu, what’s on it? Well, there’s blood, bleak humour and the grim business of primitive amputation for starters.

Blood and addiction

We’re meeting Radcliffe to discuss A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a four-part Sky Arts series based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (of The Master And Margarita fame). Radcliffe plays a young physician who’s gone from university into the ravages of revolutionary Russia. Jon Hamm plays an older version of Radcliffe, who visits his younger self to try to keep him from succumbing to drug addiction. “It’s hard to explain this show,” says Radcliffe. “You start saying it’s about a Russian doctor in 1917 operating on people for the first time and then he eventually gets addicted to morphine. But I promise it’s a comedy. What’s unique about it is this combination of gruesome blood and a heart-breaking journey into addiction.”

That’s not the only unique thing: you’ve probably never seen Don Draper and Harry Potter sharing a bath before or two such eminent actors – of such different sizes – having a full-scale fight. “I’m surprisingly robust,” says Radcliffe. “I’ve been training with the stunt department since I was 12 – I love all that. And I’m pleased because I gave Jon a good punch. I came out of it quite well.”

Amputations, tracheostomies and tooth extractions also feature as Radcliffe’s graduate doctor struggles to deal with his lack of experience amid spraying blood. Viewers aren’t spared any of the more lurid aspects of early-20th-century medicine. There was a medical consultant on set, but the surgery in 1917 rural Russia was so rudimentary, an odd-job man with a hacksaw would have been as good an advisor as any. There are no jitters from Radcliffe about how Hogwarts devotees will view the flying viscera and filthy humour. “It’s not about shocking people for shock’s sake, it’s about doing good work and things that interest and excite me,” he reasons.

“I mean, I played a guy who simulated sex on the back of a horse [in Equus] when I was 17, and [Harry Potter fans] were fine with that.” Radcliffe clearly lapped up the darker elements of this latest job. And if nothing else, he came away from it with a new appreciation of the intricacies of sawing through someone’s leg: “You assume once you’re through the bone, the bulk of your work is done, but actually there’s a huge chunk of muscle and fat as well,” he kindly shares. If you’re eating lunch, we can only apologise.

Acting hero

The London-born actor has always been a wise head on young shoulders and A Young Doctor’s Notebook is the latest shrewd attempt to ape the career of a fellow diminutive actor. “The person I’ve been looking at is Dustin Hoffman,” he admits. “In fact, I passed him the other day and he is absolutely on the shorter side, as am I. But he was in all those great roles, from action thrillers to romantic stuff. So there is a way of doing it unconventionally if you don’t necessarily look like the 6ft romantic lead.”

Radcliffe’s first major dalliance with unconventionality was, of course, the aforementioned, um, horseplay in Equus. Then last year, he completed an 11-month stint on Broadway in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He notched several awards – but not a Tony. “I wasn’t nominated and everyone kept asking if I was OK,” laughs Radcliffe. “It was like I’d lost a f*cking relative. In America, people are more openly [in pursuit of] awards. As lovely as awards are, I don’t get caught up in it.”

And why would he? A month after he wrapped up his run on Broadway, the Radcliffe-starring Edwardian chiller The Woman In Black became the most successful British horror film in 20 years. Inevitably, he’s been linked to a part in a similarly gothic reimagining of Frankenstein, this time as the doctor’s humpbacked assistant, a role he’s being frustratingly coy about. “It’s something I’d be interested in,” is the most he’ll give us, but it’s clear he has a work ethic you might not expect in an outrageously wealthy twenty-something. “Doing Equus was important,” he explains. “It showed people that I wasn’t just here to capitalise on the Potter fame for as long as I could. I think ultimately, I’m ambitious because I want to prove everyone wrong who thinks that it’s impossible to emerge from Harry Potter and do well.”

For his next move, he’s dusted down his US accent for an indie ode to the Beatnik poets, called Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays Allen Ginsberg. So, to research the part, they obviously sat around in cafés doing speed, right? “We weren’t hopped-up all the time,” he laughs. “But what was great was that Dane (DeHaan – who plays Lucien Carr), Ben (Foster – William Burroughs) and Jack (Huston – Jack Kerouac) went for a gang mentality. We sat around, had a laugh, and got to know each other in 25 days.

“The script was one of the best I’ve read. There was a sense that if we could just film this, then we’d have to go a long way to f*ck it up. And we’ve improved it by virtue of the way it was filmed – in a guerrilla style.”

This brand of filmmaking provided an opportunity for a well-adjusted boy millionaire to engage in the sort of theatrics you’d expect from students rather than A-list stars. “We were kicked out of Columbia University at 4am in the morning,” Radcliffe laughs. “We were running through the campus trying to knock off one last shot before we got expelled from the premises. These drunk college kids were just like, ‘What the f*ck?’ And I was in Ginsberg gear with a perm.”

There’s hope for him yet.

Updated: ET Canada interviews Daniel Radcliffe at the Whistler Film Festival

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Updated: ET Canada interviews Daniel Radcliffe at the Whistler Film Festival
Entertainment Tonight Canada's Erin Cebula interviewed Daniel at the Whistler Film Festival. Below you find ET Online's video (1:50) where Daniel talks about why he prefers to film in Canada and talks about his personal life. I assume this is a preview video and I will add the full interview when it is online.

Update: 15th July 2019. A photo via this site's Facebook page.
"What is very impressive about Canada is that people don't generally do English accents as much around me as they do in America,". "I could film in Canada again anytime, any day of the week very, very happily."


Official first look at Kill Your Darlings

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Official first look at Kill Your Darlings
Here the first official first photo of Daniel in Kill Your Darlings.

picture source: Clay Enos

Updated(4): Daniel Radcliffe attended Whistler Film Festival

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Updated(4): Daniel Radcliffe attended Whistler Film Festival
Like I posted before, Daniel attended the Whistler Film Festival, yesterday 30th november, to have a conversation about his career with talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos. Below you find some pictures from Daniel arriving at Millenium Place in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. When I find more news regarding Whistler I will update this post (I think we all hope for a video to show up online)

Then also, Dan confirmed that filming for Horns is finished via his Google+ page (I shared the news via our Google+ page)

Update 3rd December 2012. You find some quotes from the Q&A here courtesy to the Vancouver Sun, a few more photos released by the festival on this site's Facebook. And below a video uploaded by the Whistler Film Festival with a short part from the Q&A (thanks Lisa for the news, Daniel is featured at 0:42).
Update: 4th December 2012. George
Stroumboulopoulos: A photo on Facebook and two short videos from the Q&A.
22nd January 2013. CTV eTalk interview.
Update: 12th July 2017. Photo shared by Janet Hutzul on Facebook.

picture source:
Heinz Ruckemann/UPI/Newscom & Philip Chin