June 2013 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland

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Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe's next guest role: back on The Simpsons

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Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe's next guest role: back on The Simpsons
EW is reporting that Daniel has recorded another role for The Simpsons. Daniel appeared on The Simpsons for the first time in 2010's Treehouse of Horror XXI as Edmund. The upcoming 25th season of The Simpsons will also feature celebrity guests as Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Eva Longoria and Elisabeth Moss.
In an episode airing this coming season, Bart will encounter Diggs (Radcliffe), a strange older boy with a passion for falconry, among other things. “Diggs is a combination of Holden Caulfield, Finny from A Separate Peace and the kids in Lord of the Flies — only a little more screwed up,” executive producer Al Jean tells EW.
Why did the producers bring him back? “I had the pleasure of meeting him after one of his performances in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and he is one of the people who actually listens to Simpsons DVD commentaries,” quips Jean. “Also, he was terrific.”
Update: 8th January 2014. Fox announced that Daniel's second The Simpsons guest voice episode called Diggs is set to air 9th March 2014.
Update: 23rd January 2014. The first still is released featuring Daniel's charater Diggs which was posted on Daniel's Google+ page.

https://plus.google.com/110761574320472980664/posts/2Erv23Ba2uD
Dan's character "Diggs" Airs Sunday March 9th!
The 25th season will begin airing on Fox on September 29, 2013.

The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.


source: Fox (Facebook), EW

The Cripple of Inishmaan - theatrical trailer

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The Cripple of Inishmaan - theatrical trailer
The Michael Grandage Company just uploaded the theatrical trailer for The Cripple of Inishmaan. Tickets still available.





Updated: WhatsOnStage group outing post-show Q&A The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Updated: WhatsOnStage group outing post-show Q&A The Cripple of Inishmaan
Whatsonstage.com tweeted live from their group outing post-show Q&A with cast members of The Cripple of Inishmaan which took place yesterday evening. You could follow the Q&A live via their website or by following #WOSouting. Below you can view the tweets regarding Daniel.

Updated(2): Google+: Flaunt photo taken today/sneak peek photos

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Updated(2): Google+: Flaunt photo taken today/sneak peek photos
An update regarding Daniel's Google + page: first, a new photo from today. It shows Daniel in front of a mirror with Flaunt written on it.

Daniel Radcliffe at The Cripple of Inishmaan press night - after party

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Daniel Radcliffe at The Cripple of Inishmaan press night - after party
Daniel and the rest of the cast, (including Sarah Greene, Pat Short,Gary Lilburn, Ingrid Craigie, Gillian Hanna, Connor MacNeill, Padraic Delaney and June Watson) writer Martin Mcdonagh & director Michael Grandage at The Cripple of Inishmaan Opening (press) night & after party last night at the National Gallery cafe in London.

More Stage photos from The Cripple of Inishmaan + first reviews

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More Stage photos from The Cripple of Inishmaan + first reviews

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on the Xfm Breakfast Show

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on the Xfm Breakfast Show
The promotion for The Cripple of Inishmaan is going great, this morning you could listen to Daniel on the Xfm Breakfast Show with Jon Holmes (104.9 in London) where Daniel also played 'Band or Ghost'.

Update: 20th June 2013. The podcast is released on iTunes.

Interview starts at 13:40


source: xfm.co.uk

Updated: BBC News: Daniel Radcliffe 'pleased with Irish accent' in The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Updated: BBC News: Daniel Radcliffe 'pleased with Irish accent' in The Cripple of Inishmaan

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 4's Front Row Weekly

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 4's Front Row Weekly
You could listen to the interview from Front Row Weekly's Mark Lawson with Daniel on BBC Radio 4 (19:15, for Holland 20:15) today. They talked about The Cripple of Inishmaan, Dr Who and more. If you missed it, don't worry because you can listen back.

- Listen via  iPlayer
- A free download.
- iTunes podcast

source: bbc.co.uk

Updated(2): Matt Crockett photoshoot

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Updated(2): Matt Crockett photoshoot
Two photos from the photoshoot in promotion of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe supports Life and Deaf association's Sign Good Morning campaign

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe supports Life and Deaf association's Sign Good Morning campaign
Daniel supports Life and Deaf association's Sign Good Morning campaign by using the British sign language sign for "Good Morning". Other celebrities who have showed their support include Sir Ian McKellen. The association seeks to increase inclusion of deaf young people within communities. The photos were taken on Friday 14th June 2013.

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on Capital FM Breakfast Show

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on Capital FM Breakfast Show
Daniel visited the Capital FM London's Breakfast Show last Friday. The interview with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon aired this morning (95.8)


Update: 18th June 2013. Demelza House added this photo to their Facebook (shared by this site). It's their Bartley Bear. Listen to the Capital FM interview.

https://www.facebook.com/DanielJRadcliffeHolland/posts/383216318449390
Bartley Bear has plans to celebrate Demelza's 15th birthday with some special friends.
Daniel Radcliffe popped in to chat about his latest play, The Cripple of Inishmaan , but we couldn't let him leave without facing the world famous Capital Breakfast show interrogation!
Interrogation:


Full interview:

On his way out and greeting fans:


source: capitalfm.com

Daniel Radcliffe on the Andrew Marr Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on the Andrew Marr Show
Daniel talked mainly about The Cripple of Inishmaan with Jeremy Vine during the Andrew Marr Show which aired today on BBC One. It also featured a short recording of the play and some new photos. There is also a photo on Twitter. There's  a clip here.




source: bbc.co.uk
picture source: Jeff Overs

Updated: First stage photo from The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Updated: First stage photo from The Cripple of Inishmaan
The first production photo which features Daniel as "Cripple" Billy Claven with co-star Sarah Greene as Helen from The Cripple of Inishmaan has been released by The Daily Mail.

Update: Another one added below via London Evening Standard


source: standard.co.uk & dailymail.co.uk
picture source: Johan Persson

Daniel Radcliffe chats with Susan Blackwell about The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Daniel Radcliffe chats with Susan Blackwell about The Cripple of Inishmaan
Broadway.com correspondent Susan Blackwell caught up with  Daniel via phone—their first public conversation since she tried to instruct him in the fine art of household cleanliness.
Susan: Hey, Daniel!

Dan: Hey, Susan!

Susan: So, you’re headed back to the West End, rehearsing The Cripple of Inishmaan, preparing for a 12-week limited engagement as part of The Grandage Season. Here’s the question on everybody’s mind: Are you still sorting your own laundry these days?

Dan: [laughing] Yes, that is what the world wants to know!

Susan: I know!

Dan: The truth is, I haven’t gotten much better at that.

Susan: Oh, Daniel.

Dan: I’ve gotten slightly better. But I think that the residual effect of the day we spent together was definitely less than you intended.

Susan: [laughing] Remember that cashmere sweater of yours that you threw into the laundry hamper—the one that got shrunk in the wash by accident?

Dan: I do! I’m wearing a T-shirt today that got shrunk by accident. It’s actually much better now.

Susan: My god, man! When will you learn?

Dan: I know.

Susan: It’s a good thing you’re small, though. You at least have a better shot at fitting into it.

Dan: I fit into everything I shrink, in fact.

Susan: Well, your shrunken sweater ended up at my house, and I didn’t know what to do with it. I felt bad getting rid of it, but who really needs a tiny, boiled sweater. You’ll be pleased to know that I used it for crafts. I stitched up the openings, stuffed it and made a little cashmere Dan pillow out of it. It matches my decor perfectly!

Dan: Really!!?

Susan: Yes! So thank you for being laundry impaired, because I got a pillow out of the deal.

Dan: That’s great!

Susan: Right!? For so long, I was like, ‘What the F am I going to do with this tiny sweater?’

Dan: You could’ve just gone with my option and worn it as a hat, and started a new trend of hats with arms.

Susan: Wait—I’m texting you a picture of it right now.


When we get off the phone, you have to text me back a picture you have on your phone. And no pressure, but it will be the photo that accompanies this article. But no pressure.

Dan: Really?

Susan: Yes! Now, then. Soon, I’m coming to see your play, The Cripple of Inishmaan. What should I expect?

Dan: You should expect to laugh a great deal. It’s incredibly funny. The whole company is fantastic. The show is so bloody funny and so politically incorrect, but also a super-smart comedy. So, you’re going to laugh and laugh and laugh, and then, at the very end, we’re going to rip your heart out.

Susan: Martin McDonagh writes some dark, funny shit.

Dan: Yes, he does! We learned early on--there was one scene in the play that features a very drastic act of violence. And in the script, the stage direction says the scene goes to black before we actually see the act. But we turned around to Martin and said, "If we could do that violence effectively, would you prefer to see it?" And he nodded very emphatically! If you present Martin with two options, and one of them involves a good deal more blood and gore, he will go with that one.

Susan: So, are you showing the act?

Dan: We are, yeah!

Susan: Oooh! I’m excited! And nervous!

Dan: The thing is, this is actually one of Martin’s less violent plays. And yet, for two and a half hours, my character gets beaten up on stage, basically.

Susan: The play is set in Inishmaan. Where the F is that? You’re good at geography right?

Dan: Yes...

Susan: Let's play an association game: Inishmaan is to Ireland, as "blank" is the to United States.

Dan: Oooh—that’s a good question! Inishmaan is to Irelend as…hmmm…are there any island systems just off the coast of America that no one really goes to? I mean, it’s in the sea, it’s historically very poor, and the Aran islands are quite a patriarchal society. I suppose maybe you could say that the Aran Islands are to Ireland, as...I don’t know...Hawaii is to America?

Susan: [laughing]

Dan: But trust me...

Both: This is not Hawaii!

Susan: You’re playing the character known as Cripple Billy. How are you preparing for this role physically?

Dan: Well, it’s never actually pinned down in the play what exactly the matter is with Billy. He’s introduced in the first scene: "Billy enters, one arm and leg crippled, shuffling." And then you hear in the play that it was a disability that was visible from birth. But really, you’re not given a huge amount of information.

Susan: So you’re piecing together clues!

Dan: Yes! So I’ve decided, based on what information you do get from the play, that cerebral palsy was a viable option for what Billy could have had. And so I’ve been working with a coach who has very mild cerebral palsy herself. And she was able to explain the mechanics of the condition to me, as well as teaching me how to walk and pick things up and move around, as if I’m heavily disabled on one side. It’s one of the odder skills I’ve had to learn. It has very few practical applications, besides doing a play.

Susan: [laughing]

Dan: There was one moment that was quite funny, actually. One night, I was walking to the shop around the corner from my house to get some food, and I thought, "There’s no one around—I’ll just walk like I’m Billy for a while." So, I put my hood up so no one would notice me, and I started walking down the road in Billy’s walk, and just as I get to the corner, and I’m about to go into the shop, I notice that a woman is behind me. And in my head I’m going, "Well, I can’t just stop and suddenly break into a normal walk as I walk into the shop, so I’m just going to wait for her to pass me before I go in." Otherwise, she’ll think, "Who's that weirdo, pretending to be disabled?" Then she went into the shop that I was headed into, so I had to wait for her to come out so that I could resume my normal walk and go into the shop. Yeah—so—that was my experience preparing for this part!

Susan: We call that "Caught in a Lie." You were caught in a lie, Dan.

Dan: I was caught in a lie!

Susan: When my friends and I were freshman acting majors in college, we used to go to the mall and speak in fake British accents, and occasionally, you would get trapped in a conversation or situation and you’d have to sustain it way longer than you anticipated.

Dan: I had a friend who went on holiday alone once, and she decided to make up a whole story about herself and her life, ‘cause wouldn’t that be fun? And she ended up, as this character, making friends with a group of people who just absolutely loved her. Then one of them was in her city, and they called her and said, "Hey, we have to meet up!" And she ended up saying to them, "I’ve got something to tell you…" She had put on a Southern accent, and in the conversation, as she was telling them, she started off with the Southern accent, and then as soon as she told them the news, she dropped it, like some big reveal!

Susan: That sounds like the climax of Tootsie! She was in way too deep!

Dan: She was in WAY too deep.

Susan: Good for her for coming clean. I would have just maintained it until my death. That’s what you should have done at the store.

Dan: Yeah, just carried on forever.

Susan: So, you were last in the West End with Equus, back in 2007. How is this outing different for you? Besides 100% more pants.

Dan: [laughing] I mean, Equus had some funny moments in it, but it was not a comedy. This absolutely is a comedy, so it’s nice making people laugh. And frankly, to be able to perform one of Martin’s scripts--we’re all in the rehearsal room looking at each other, saying, "How lucky are we?" There are so many people who would cut off their left arm to do The Cripple of Inishmaan—no pun intended.

Susan Is there any chance the show might come to Broadway?

Dan: It’s completely out of my hands, really. I obviously love working on Broadway, so it would be a thrill to take it there, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Susan: So, if people want to see it, they need to get over to London and see it this summer!

Dan: Yes!

Susan: You know, Billy’s an orphan. You play a lot of orphans. And you're a shortie. Any chance if you can’t come back in Cripple, that you'd come back to Broadway to star in Annie?

Dan: [laughing]

Susan: Great! It’s settled then! Thank you, Dan Radcliffe. I’ll be seeing you in a few weeks in The Cripple of Inishmaan! Don’t be nervous!

Dan: And I’ll send you that photo!

Susan: Yes!

By now we know that Susan did see The Cripple of Inishmaan recently via her Twitter where she announced that there will be a video from her and Daniel backstage coming soon to Daniel's Google+. We wait..

source: broadway.com

Birthday Project 2013 in partnership with Glowing Radcliffe, Portal Radcliffe & danielradcliffe.de

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Birthday Project 2013 in partnership with Glowing Radcliffe, Portal Radcliffe & danielradcliffe.de
Daniel's 24th birthday is coming up (23rd July 2013) and this year Daniel J Radcliffe Holland joins the birthday project set up by Glowing Radcliffe together with Portal Radcliffe  & danielradcliffe.de to show Dan support from all over the world. And you, as our site visitor, can join! Read all about the project and how  below. (And please do spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc)

What is it about?
Words. We will collect the fans' favorite words and then transcribe them in a book, then send it to Dan.

How can I join?
You just have to fill in the form, like it is posted below, including name, age, country, the word you've chosen and its meaning. This sounds really easy, can I send the amount of words I want/whatever word I want? We will only choose 1 word per fan, if you want to send another word and want to send you have to let us know in the “more info” box in the form. We won't be accentis nasty words, words that don't exist in any kind of language (we accept them if the do in different dialects). Words like “love” “cute” “beauty” and such won't be considered into the project because we're looking for originality (we all have one weird word we love!)

Will I receive a confirmation e-mail once I'm in the project?
We will only answer these that have to change the word because they don't follow the rules, so if you didn't get an answer it's because your word is in. If you're not sure we received your submission you can e-mail the site (see below) or message/post via Facebook.

Does the word have to be related to Daniel?
No. It's your favorite word we're talking about, it doesn't have to be related to Daniel. If it is, that's awesome!

What if the word I chose has already been chosen by somebody else?

It's cool, if that happens the fans that chose that word will be listed under the meaning of it.

How will you sort them into the book?

On a first-come.

Do I have to pay for something?

No, joining the project is free.

Can I spread the word about the project?

Sure! The more, the merrier.

When's the deadline?
July 21st, Time: 0:00

Will we get an answer from Dan?
We don't know, in the last two projects his agency answered us. We hope so!

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FORM:
Name:
E-mail:
Age:
Word:
Meaning:
Country:
Language of your chosen word (in case it is in another language that's not your native language):
More Info:
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Send an E-mail (please use as subject: "Birthday Project 2013" or use "question Birthday Project 2013" if you have a question)

Whatsonstage.com's interview with Daniel Radcliffe

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Whatsonstage.com's interview with Daniel Radcliffe
Whatsonstage.com had an interview with Daniel about The Cripple of Inishmaan which is currently in previews at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. He talks about getting to grips with cerebral palsy, learning to love Harry Potter but also his memories of Richard Griffiths.

How have rehearsals been going?
Well today is our first day of our fourth week. Which is ultimately a good sign because we just had a three day weekend which must mean we're doing something right. It's been a really nice day today because we ran the second act for the first time and it's all coming together. I think it's in a good place.

Is it true that you turned up on the first day having learnt your lines?
It is. That comes from when I did Equus and [director] Thea Sharrock told me to have learned it before I got into rehearsal. So that's what I‘ve done on every job since. Plus, Michael [Grandage] asked us all to be as off book as possible come the first day of rehearsal. I find it means that you don't worry about learning it over the next four weeks, which means you have much more time to be in the character rather than learning the script. But there was still a huge journey to go on to discover our characters, and the fact that Martin's writing is very precise and pacey. I've just come from watching a scene with Pat Shortt, whose a fantastic comic actor, and it's just an absolute joy to watch, despite the dark subject matter.

Would you say the production generally is quite light in tone?
We had Martin in the first week of rehearsal and we were asking him about points in the script where you can play it one of two ways. We could make it warmer, almost sentimental, or play it flat and brutal; and that is generally how Martin likes us to do it. So I'd say we're actually focusing on the darker aspects but I think the humour comes out more strongly this way; a lot of it is pretty cruel humour. It will be interesting who the audience go away liking or disliking, because they are all very complicated characters.

Was the play familiar to you before you got involved?
Not at all, though I'd heard of it because my Dad was a literary agent in the 90s and knew the play very well. So I knew its reputation from him but I didn't know much else. Michael [Grandage] sent me three or four plays to read and said, "Read them, come back and tell me what you think." And the one that stood out was The Cripple of Inishmaan. It was so funny and smart; I don't think it's an overstatement to call it a modern masterpiece. As soon as I read it, I just knew I wanted to do it.

And, considering your Dad's Northern Irish heritage, was its setting an added appeal?

I don't know if it was an added appeal but it made the material feel less alien. All those conversations between [characters] Kate and Eileen - I've seen relatives talk to each other in that same, rhythmic way. There was something familiar about characters that spoke to me. Even though it's a different vernacular and accent from where my Dad is from, my Irish connections made the idea of doing an Irish play less intimidating. My main concern was that Martin, when I came to the project, was all about the accents, and nobody is more paranoid about accents than me. But I do have a very good ear for them and I just kept thinking, ‘Well, even if you don't have it now, that accent is somewhere inside of you. It's going back a while but it's in there somewhere.'

Then there's the factor of your character's disability. How specific is the script regarding what it constitutes?
It's not very specific. I mean, it's specific about the fact that it's there but it's not particular about what it is. An early stage direction reads that [Billy] ‘comes in shuffling, with one arm and one leg.' So we know about his arm and leg and then other details are revealed in the play, such as that it was noticed at Billy's birth that something was wrong with him, so whatever he had it had to be something quite extreme. It was a case of piecing together the clues and finding a condition that could potentially be what Billy has.

So what did you decide?
After a lot of research I landed on cerebral palsy as being a viable option because there is a specific kind of cerebral palsy called Hemiplegia, which affects one side of the body and not the other. It's also a condition that can be apparent at birth. So then I had to learn about the mechanics of cerebral palsy and what that involves, why it affects the body the way that it does, and how people learn to live with it - they usually become incredibly skilful with their ‘good' side. I felt it was important to make his condition specific, rather than attempting some generalised ‘cripple' thing. To me, that is kind of offensive, to say, "Oh well I'll just do something a bit weird, without looking into at all." That's not doing justice to people who are disabled or to the character that Martin wrote.

What did Martin make of your research?
[laughs] He pretty much said "fine, you've done more work on it than me". Martin's very self-effacing about stuff like that. I don't think I'm speaking out of turn when I say that I have done more research into his potential disability than Martin has. But that's the thing, he doesn't need to, because he's written so much else and given me so much more information about Billy that I can go off and do a little bit of the work myself.

Does the fact that Billy seeks escape through film resonate with you?
It does, in that Billy is ambitious. He refuses to accept that his life is going to be what it is now, and I think that is why I respond to the character so much. Though any parallels are superficial because mine and Billy's experience with the film industry is very different. He gets chewed up and spat out by it and I just love it. But in terms of finding an escape and doing something that people think you can't do, or people think you're unconventional for, I can certainly relate to that. I'm fully aware there is not an abundant number five foot five leading men! I'm also the only celebrity of my height that I know of that gives his actual height when asked, and doesn't wear Cuban heels…

Do you ever think about what path you would've taken if it wasn't for Harry Potter?
If I hadn't played Harry Potter I find it hard to believe I would have become an actor. David Copperfield was my first job but I never really viewed it as something serious - it was more something to get me out of school. I think I would have ended up in the film industry in some aspect because of my parents both being in the industry and because I certainly wouldn't have achieved anything in the world of academia. We all accepted that. It is a big thing to ponder; in fact I was just thinking the other day about what would've happened had I not been in Harry Potter. In a way that's a theme in The Cripple of Inishmaan because it's about opportunities and missed opportunities. It's a game I play sometimes; imagining where I would be now. But I generally end up going ‘thank god I'm not there' [laughs].

There must be times when you crave anonymity
Yes there are times when anonymity would be nice but that is pretty much the only thing that I miss out on. It can be testing at times but generally speaking I would much rather have my life the way it is now.

Does being back in the West End prompt memories of working with Richard Griffiths on Equus?

It does. He was extraordinary man, as everyone said when he passed. My experience of him was that he was encyclopedic in his knowledge of the world. And he was generous, both as an actor and a person. He delighted in passing his immense knowledge to you, but it was never done in a pretentious way, or to prove how much knowledge he had. It was always done in a way that was interesting. He wanted to share it with you. It's odd thinking of the world without Richard in it because I learned so much from him; sometimes I wonder what else I'm going to learn now that he is gone. It's very sad but one thing that stood out in his funeral when everyone spoke about him was just how happy he was. He could be "Eeyore-ish", but he was also one of the most contented people I have ever met. If I can have that said about me at my funeral I think I will have lived a very worthwhile life.

Equus took you to Broadway, where you subsequently starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. How was that experience?
Doing a musical on Broadway is an experience I recommend to anybody who gets the opportunity to do it. It's very hard to define what makes it so brilliant but I think it has to do with it being the spiritual home of the musical. And there is also something especially satisfying about succeeding in New York as we did. People may have said "They succeeded because they had Dan Radcliffe and John Larroquette," but there are shows opening and closing all the time with famous actors and a name is not enough to keep a show on. It has to be good. It was a hard show and a new experience. I had never done comedy particularly and I certainly had never done comedy that broad. I had never done anything where you were encouraged to break the fourth wall and smile at the audience occasionally, which is scripted in How to Succeed. And I think that brought something out of me, having to find an inner confidence that I didn't necessarily have before. It was really life changing because you learn so much about yourself, especially when you do a run of eleven months, eight nights a week. I know there will be people reading this thinking, ‘a year is not a long time, people do shows for years and years', but when you do eight shows a week on a show that physical it takes its toll – my body was in rough shape by the end.

Would you do a musical in the West End?
Absolutely, if it was the right one I would love to do it. There was talk about How to Succeed coming to the West End after Broadway but at that point I had done it a year and my heart wouldn't have been in it at the time. But also I felt it was a very American-oriented show that might not have worked quite as well over here.

And in terms of other theatre roles, what else in on your wish list? Would you play Hamlet for example?
Yes I would. It's something any actor would want to do and it's very intimidating thinking about all those who have done it before you and all those I have seen do it. It's hard to imagine at the moment but it is also one of the greatest parts in all of literature so yes, I would jump at the chance. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard is one of my favourite plays, and another Irish play that I absolutely love is Translations by Brian Friel. I'd also love to do Waiting for Godot, but I'll have to wait til I'm an old man.

source: whatsonstage.om

US release date for Frankenstein adaption

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US release date for Frankenstein adaption
The Frankenstein adaption I reported about some time before (production will start late summer in the UK), in which Daniel is set to play Igor, is given a US release date by Twentieth Century Fox which is 17th October 2014. No other dates have been confirmed yet (like the UK or NL)

Then sfx.co.uk posted an interview online with screenwriter Max Landis and also talked with him about Frankenstein.
I’m finding it difficult to imagine a Frankenstein movie with Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, what kind of tone does Frankenstein have?
Yeah, good. That’s a good thing. It’s not a comedy. My version to Frankenstein is a tribute to a few different things, the themes are about friendship and the idea that by working together and combining our resources and personalities we end up doing a form of soft science where we can create things we would never have been able to do on our own. But when you do this chemistry, this chemistry between people, you end up with a lot of volatile reactions that can spin you out and send you in different directions, to forgive a hackneyed term, it can start fires between people, and a lot of fires get started in this script.

It’s also about science and the idea that science is good and genius is good and important and we shouldn’t hide from the future, which is a new message for Frankentstein, because generally Frankenstein is a much more “don’t tamper in the realm of God”. This has almost the opposite message. It’s all about human achievement. It’s tremendously action-packed. It’s very dialogue-heavy. I think it has some of the best dialogue I’ve ever written. It’s very hearfelt. I would compare it most directly to the movie The Social Network, in terms of tone, in terms of look, if you added action and romance to The Social Network. Also, before you shun Radcliffe as Igor, what you don’t know Igor’s role in this script and Igor might not be who you think he is.
source: horrorcultfilms.co.uk, sfx.co.uk

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 1's The Matt Edmondson Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 1's The Matt Edmondson Show
Daniel played some pie tennis during todays broadcast of the BBC Radio 1's The Matt Edmondson Show (which was recorded back in May). If you missed it this morning, you can listen back to the episode on BBC's iPlayer (until 7 days after the broadcast and get a free download). And watch the video below.

Whoever wins the Pie Tennis can tweet whatever they want via the Twitter page from the other - and well since Dan hasn't got Twitter - Matt can text to someone from Dan's phone, well if he wins. You want to know who won? Scroll down. A photo via BBC Radio 1 and Daniel's Google+.



https://www.facebook.com/DanielJRadcliffeHolland/photos/a.116787531758938.15975.116756098428748/373344726103216/?type=3&theater


source: bbc.co.uk

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman
Yesterday was the day of the broadcast from the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman like I announced before via Facebook. Daniel talked about Michael Grandage's The Cripple of Inishmaan.

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Daniel Radcliffe plays the title role in the first major London revival since 1996. Martin McDonagh's comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances, confirming his position as one of the most original Irish voices to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century.
The Cripple of Inishmaan has it's first preview today at the Noël Coward Theatre in London. To Daniel and the rest the cast: Break a leg!

source: bbc.co.uk

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe wins Man Of The Year award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe wins Man Of The Year award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards
Daniel attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Berkeley Square Gardens in London yesterday where he won the Man Of The Year Award which was presented by Horns co-star Juno Temple. Congrats Dan! Dan's Google+ picture

Update:
8th June 2013. Daniel's full acceptance speech is added below.





Juno Temple:

"For the past decade, we have known and loved him as a boy wizard, but in the last few years we've come to realise just how talented he is"
Daniel Radcliffe:
"Thank you very much, I did feel for Ronnie Corbett earlier. Thank you GLAMOUR, this is very, very surreal. And thank you to GLAMOUR to being very, very supportive of my career… I'd also like to say thank you as Kanye West was a previous recipient of this award, so I now have something in common with Kanye West, which I would never have predicted."





source: glamourmagazine.co.uk
picture source: Dave M. Benett

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The Cripple of Inishmaan rehearsal photos

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The Cripple of Inishmaan rehearsal photos
We had seen only a few by now, but more rehearsal photos for The Cripple of Inishmaan have been released online and can be viewed below.



picture source: Marc Brenner

Daniel Radcliffe: ''My drive is to prove I'm not a one-trick pony''

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Daniel Radcliffe: ''My drive is to prove I'm not a one-trick pony''
Here's a new interview from The Guardian's The Observer which got published online today. He talks about various topics such as The Cripple of Inishmaan (and some earlier projects), music, tattoos etc. The photo above is from Daniel in rehearsals for The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Another interview:
- Irish Times
Your latest role is in Martin McDonagh's play The Cripple of Inishmaan. What made you want to play Billy, the "cripple" of the title?
Michael Grandage, the director, presented me with three or four plays, and as soon as I read Cripple there was no contest. I'm very much the tragic relief of this play: Billy has a few funny lines but a lot of the comedy comes out of people being incredibly cruel to my character. Which I'm very, very happy with. I've learned that I really enjoy stage violence. I was lucky enough to spend a lot of my lunchtimes as a child choreographing fight scenes on Potter. So I'm quite good at it: the stunt department always said that I bounce.

Billy dreams of escaping Inishmaan for the neighbouring island of Inishmore, where they are making a film – the real-life, 1934 Man of Aran. Did you feel any personal connection to the role?
Billy's ambition to get away from the island is definitely one of the things I find really attractive. Somebody who's been so beaten down all his life can still say: "No, you're all wrong. I believe I can make something of myself." I absolutely don't relate to being beaten down my whole life – I had amazing opportunities at a young age – but there is still in many, many people's minds the notion that I'll never be able to escape Harry Potter. So my drive is to prove to people that I'm not a one-trick pony, basically. Drive is not something I'm lacking in.

You're a fan of the band British Sea Power and in 2009 they did a soundtrack for Man of Aran. Did you see that version?
Yeah, that's the only thing I knew about it: I'd watched maybe the first 10 minutes along with the album. I mentioned it to Michael in the hope that I might get to meet British Sea Power, bring them in to soundtrack it.

Is it true that you want to have a tattoo of a British Sea Power lyric?
Yes: "Bravery Already Exists". I want to get a tattoo on my forearm, something on my chest and maybe something on my back. There's various quotes I love. It sounds pretentious but there's something about the Beckett quote: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."

But you don't have any tattoos yet?
No, I've got to get a sustained series of jobs where I don't have to get naked. But I haven't hit one of them yet, for some reason. There was that first few years of my career when I was just doing Potter where there wasn't a huge amount of nudity. But since then it's been almost every job. Recently I had my gay sex scene in Kill Your Darlings, a skinny-dipping scene in The F Word and a straight sex scene in Horns. It's just been a year of it.

From Equus onwards, you've picked some intrepid jobs. Do you need to be scared by a new project?
In a way it's just bad luck. Everything that's really interesting to me happens to involve some massive, scary thing, like getting my dick out or learning to dance [How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway]. Perhaps it's having spent 10 years in what could be described as a comfort zone. Not to just throw these slightly cliched phrases at you, but there's a Henry Ford quote: "If you always do what you've always done, you will get what you've always got."

What is it you like about the Beckett quote on failure? The Harry Potter films made billions and both the Woman in Black film and TV drama A Young Doctor's Notebook were hits…
I know it wouldn't seem like I've had a lot of failure in my career but there are things that I regard as failures, when I look at certain performances and go, "That's not good enough."

Are you going to say what those are?
The sixth Harry Potter film – I don't like my performance in that film at all. There's stuff in The Woman in Black: I'm really glad it did well but I look at that film and there were probably six weeks between finishing Potter and starting that, so I hear the same voice and I see a very similar style of acting.

Many people are surprised that you, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have turned out OK. Why is that?
It does seem to amaze everyone: "Why aren't you fucked up?" It's great when you come in at that place of very low expectations because you'll always be a pleasant surprise. But it's so hard to pin down why we all turned out all right. You know, with my mum be a casting director and my dad a literary agent, I've heard a lot of round-the-dinner-table complaining about certain actors and their behaviour. So when you come to a film set with that in your head, you go, "Oh God, I don't want anyone to ever talk about me that way."

You once said you watched a lot of parliament on TV. Do you still?
Parliament less so nowadays but I watch tons of quiz shows and I'm a little bit of a Come Dine With Me obsessive. I'm always amazed because I'm a very unadventurous eater but why would you go on that show and seemingly eat nothing? They just go round to people's houses for a week going, "Ooh, I can't eat that."

In what ways are you an unadventurous eater?
This is one of the things I could never admit to while I was on Harry Potter but I'm very bad at fruit and vegetables. I basically have the diet of a 19th-century Irish navvy, apart from the litre of stout a day. It's meat and potatoes and bread and cheese: those are my four food groups. But at the moment I'm doing enough exercise, so it's fine.

In your next film to be released, Kill Your Darlings, you're playing Allen Ginsberg. Where was that on the scale of terrifying?
That was pretty fucking terrifying, I've got to say.

Because of the gay sex scenes?
No, no, no, just because of playing Ginsberg in a film about the Beats. Allen Ginsberg: American, Jewish, working class. Daniel Radcliffe: English, Jewish by the way but not really, upper class, and definitely looks a million miles away from Allen Ginsberg. When you start from that you think: "I can't just be good in this film. I have to be better than good for people to even actually give me the chance." But I think a lot of people are going to see it and see me in a very different way afterwards. Which is a good thing.

source: The Observer