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.

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

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

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.

27th June 2013. Photos from the Q&A via WhatsOnStage's Facebook.

10:15 @WhatsOnStage: Now joined by cast members - Daniel Radcliffe, Padraic Delaney & Sarah Greene.

10:17 @WhatsOnStage: Radcliffe talks about his visceral response to the play on a first reading & how important challenging himself is #wosouting

10:22 @WhatsOnStage: Radcliffe on how he plays the disability, given it's not exactly defined in the script. He'd prepared in advance of rehearsals. #wosouting

10:29 @WhatsOnStage: Radcliffe slips into accent talking about the play. #wosouting

10:32 @WhatsOnStage: Thanks to everyone for joining us for the #WOSOuting + q&a

10:42 @MichaelGrandage: Great audience tonight and enjoyable q&a with the #wosouting afterwards. Thanks guys!

source: whatsonstage
picture source: GibbonsPeter (Instagram), Manuil Yamalyan/W.E.N.N.

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.

Update: 22nd June 2013. The picture posted on Dan's Google+ is from a photoshoot for Flaunt magazine (September issue). Today this behind the scenes photo appeared online via Seona Taylor-Bell's Tumblr. (shared via this site's Facebook page)

Then second, two more you might have missed from 2nd April 2013: sneak peek photos from a photoshoot. And did you also check his new profile and cover photo? (since 14th June 2013)

Update: 31st May 2015. The profile and the photoshoot photos below are from a shoot by Tyler Udall.

Sneak peek - at today's shoot
Okay! Just one more....
The Google+ links at this page are Dan's posts shared via this site's Google+ page

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.

picture source: Dan Wooller

More Stage photos from The Cripple of Inishmaan + first reviews

I did post already two first stage (production) photos from The Cripple of Inishmaan. Below you can view more. And the first reviews from yesterdays opening night are in:  What's On Stage, The Guardian, Independent.co.uk.

picture source: Johan Persson

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

Daniel talks with BBC News about his Irish accent in The Cripple of Inishmaan during this interview taken at the Noël Coward theatre in London.

Update: 11th May 2017. A photo shared by digital video producer Claudia Redmond.

click here if the video doesn't work.

source: bbc.co.uk

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

Two photos from the photoshoot in promotion of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

10th September 2015. Another photo is added.
Update: 24th July 2018. Another photo right here.

picture source: Matt Crockett

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.

You can also join their campaign by sending in your four photos or a video.
(click to enlarge)

Photo 1: Right hand (thumbs up) on your right shoulder.
Photo 2: Right hand flat palm over the left side of your chest.
Photo 3: Right hand flat palm in the center of your chest.
Photo 4: Right hand (thumbs up) over the right side of your chest.

Update: 8th July 2013. The Life and Deaf association's UK tour has started.

source: lifeanddeaf.co.uk
picture source: Jon Furniss

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.

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!

Full interview:

On his way out and greeting fans:

source: capitalfm.com

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

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

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

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