January 2014 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Google+: Letters of Note - Nothing good gets away

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Google+: Letters of Note - Nothing good gets away
It's friday and that means another Letter of Note post on Daniel's Google+ page
This week we have a letter from John Steinbeck to his son Thom. Enjoy.
Here's the Link: Nothing good gets away

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

Kill Your Darlings DVD & Blu-ray US release date

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Kill Your Darlings DVD & Blu-ray US release date
Kill Your Darlings will be available on DVD & Blu-ray in the US on 18th March, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


When Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), is accepted at Columbia, he finds stuffy tradition clashing with daringly modern ideas and attitudes—embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). Lucien is an object of fascination for shy, unsophisticated Allen, and soon he is drawn into Lucien’s hard-drinking, jazz-clubbing circle of friends, including William Burroughs (Ben Foster), the dissolute scion of a wealthy family, and David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), an older hanger-on who clearly resents Allen’s position as Lucien’s new sidekick. A true story of friendship, love and murder, Kill Your Darlings recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution.

Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include:
- “On the Red Carpet at the Toronto Film Festival”
- Commentary with Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, John Krokidas and Austin Bunn
- “In Conversation with Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan”
- Q&A with Director/Co-Writer John Krokidas and Co-Writer Austin Bunn
- Deleted Scenes

Kill Your Darlings has a runtime of approximately 103 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence.

"Daniel Radcliffe is full of vitality. Dane DeHaan is hot and dangerous."
- Entertainment Weekly

The cover art:

Stuttgarter Zeitung interview

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Stuttgarter Zeitung interview
Exclusive interview by German Stuttgarter Zeitung in promotion of Kill Your Darlings (Kill Your Darlings - Junge Wilde).

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Mr. Radcliffe, the director of "Kill Your Darlings," John Krokidas, still raves about the audition today. What surprised us a bit because we thought, after Harry Potter, you would never have to do casting again. ,,
That's why I wanted to listen to myself.
Because when you get to know something as big as Harry Potter, you can not be sure if people are interested in it for the right reasons. Many offers do not trade from me as an actor or person. That's why I wanted to do a casting myself and show John what I really can do. He should only give me the role if I can really convince him.

Sounds like you have to search very carefully which offers are justified.
As a matter of fact.
What I definitely want to avoid - both for myself and for my fans - is to play somewhere, just so someone can say he has Harry Potter in his movie. Of course, I am aware that after these successes, I have the opportunity to help a project by my name alone, to attract attention. But with every movie, I want to be sure that's not the only reason why I got involved.

What are you looking for in your roles?
There is no rule of thumb. But, of course, I have a pattern that underlies my decisions: do not repeat yourself and work with people to make you better. It also helps if I feel the passion of a director for his film.

As with Krokidas?

I agree. He has burned for the film, otherwise he would have someday certainly rolled, if once again just before the shooting began financing on the edge. When I asked him what made him persevere at such moments, his answer was: Fury! Anger that in 1944 a gay man could be killed and got away on the grounds that he had risen to a rank. Actually, "Kill Your Darlings" is not a political movie. But if he becomes political, then here. Not least because of everything that has happened in Russia in recent months, unfortunately, the unfair treatment of non-heterosexuals is again a very topical issue.

Where do you hang as a million-dollar celebrated world star, if you play a troubled young intellectuals like Ginsberg?
I honestly found parallels between him and me relatively quickly.
"Kill Your Darlings" tells about Ginsberg and the other Beat authors before they became famous. He still has to find himself as an artist and is in the process of discovering his own creativity. I am also exactly at this point. Apart from that, I found him very curious and compassionate in the script, which - hopefully - are qualities that I share with him.

At least as much as a movie about Ginsberg and his awakening creativity is "Kill Your Darlings", but also the love story of two men, right?

A Love story. It does not need the addition of "two men", that's important to me. As far as I know, there is no difference in how two men fall in love or a man and a woman. Even as an actor, it does not matter if I fall in love with a man or a woman in front of the camera. I focus on what makes my character so attractive to the other person. In that case, it was this incredibly charismatic and sincere audacity that Ginsberg did not necessarily know about himself.

The chemistry between you and Dane DeHaan, who plays your crush Lucien Carr, is indeed great, the kissing scene a highlight of the movie. How do you get the crackling in front of the camera?
What is often referred to as chemistry is simply the result of two people who are interested in each other.
Dane and I knew immediately what we should do. We like the movies and roles we're interested in and the way we work. So we were lucky because we harmonized. But of course, if you want to bring such a special relationship to the screen, you also need to share some experiences and feelings.

In "Kill Your Darlings" you also have your first gay sex scene. Are you nervous when you are filming?
As soon as you're naked on a theater stage, like me in "Equus," everything else is a breeze.
But at least I could not resist a nervous giggle. Maybe not entirely wrong, because the situation is a bit weird when you face a guy you met a few hours ago and then pretend to fuck for half the day. In my next movie, The F Word, I had the same situation with a colleague I did not know - and it was still just as strange. To ease the mood, it just helps to laugh.

source: stuttgarter-zeitung.de

Google+: Letters of Note - Why Explore Space?

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Google+: Letters of Note - Why Explore Space?
Another Letters of Note post from Daniel's Google+ page. I'm a bit late with posting it this time. Sorry for that. It's because Google+ was down for some time yesterday and I assumed that the post would be up sometime later. Well here it is:
This week's Letters of Note pick is Why Explore Space? Enjoy.
Here's the Link: Why Explore Space?

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

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe to star in Brooklyn Bridge

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe to star in Brooklyn Bridge
Another new project! Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Brooklyn Bridge, to be directed by Douglas McGrath. Daniel will play inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling.

Update: 6th May 2015. Shooting is set to start in June this year in New York.
Inspired by true events, it details the story of a brilliant but inexperienced engineer, Washington Roebling, who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, his obsession to get the job done threatens his health and his family until he discovers an improbable ally in his charming and shrewd wife.
Goldcrest Films will finance, distribute and sell international rights to the project, which will be produced by Christine Vachon (also produced Kill Your Darlings) for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza. Executive producers are Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove together with Jill Samuels. Goldcrest Post will provide picture and sound post production services.

Goldcrest Films managing director Degove said:
"Having Daniel’s involvement is a massive coup for the film, not only is he perfect for the role, but he’s consistently proved himself to be one of the very few actors who is genuinely a massive draw for audiences of all ages."
Vachon said:
"We love Doug’s extraordinary script and working with Daniel is one of the rare treats in the business …this is thrilling for everyone at Killer."
The film is set to start filming in August.

source: screendaily.com via Goldcrest Films

More The Cripple of Inishmaan rehearsal photos

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More The Cripple of Inishmaan rehearsal photos
Michael Grandage has released some The Cripple of Inishmaan rehearsal photos via his Michael Grandage Company Futures website which we had not seen before. Taken in 2013 when it was playing in The West End, London.

Daniel is a patron of MGCfutures. The charitable organization reaches out to people of different ages and backgrounds, providing information, guidance and support through mentorship, the Bursary scheme, online resources, workshops and participatory activities. It is also committed to enabling young people to visit the theatre who might otherwise not be able to do so. For more info visit mgcfutures.com.

View the other photos from back in 2013

source: mgcfutures.com
picture source: Marc Brenner

Google+: Letters of Note - There is no money in answering letters

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Google+: Letters of Note - There is no money in answering letters
It's Friday again and that means another post on Daniel's Google+ page regarding Letters of Note (read the first post here if you missed it)  Then there is a little more news from his page. Fans are asked to help choose the new profile picture for his official Google+ page. Read more about that below, starts Monday. I will post the news on the website once the picture has been chosen (but keep you all updated via Twitter/Facebook/Google+)

The Google + profile picture post from yesterday:
Hey Google+ fans! Please help choose Dan's new official profile pic.  Starting Monday one new image will appear every week for three weeks. The photo that receives the most plus 1's will be the winner.  Be sure to continue checking out the page for updates.  Thank you!
The Letters of Love post from today:
It's Friday time for another Letters of Note pick. This week Dan suggests - There is no money in answering letters - a letter from Groucho Marx to Woody Allen. Enjoy.
Here's the link: There is no money in answering letters

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

Daniel Radcliffe to return to Broadway in The Cripple of Inishmaan this April

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Daniel Radcliffe to return to Broadway in The Cripple of Inishmaan this April
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Daniel will return to Broadway in the hit London production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan. It begins previews 12th April at the Cort Theatre, with opening night set for 20th April and will end 20th July.

This means that production on the earlier anounced Gold and Tokyo Vice has been pushed back. When I have more news on that, I'll let you know.

Tickets are on sale.
Official website: crippleofinishmaan.com
Part of the inaugural season of the newly formed Michael Grandage Company, the revival garnered raves in the West End last year. Ben Brantley in The New York Times wrote: "Daniel Radcliffe delivers his finest performance to date. He is remarkable."
The Broadway transfer of The Cripple of Inishmaan is being produced by Michael Grandage Company, Arielle Tepper Madover, LTD Productions, Martin McCallum, Stephanie P. McClelland, Stacey Mindich, Starry Night Entertainment and The Shubert Organization.
Alongside Radcliffe as Cripple Billy, the ensemble cast also features Ingrid Craigie, Padraic Delaney, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Conor MacNeill, Pat Shortt and June Watson.
source: hollywoodreporter.com

Daniel Radcliffe on The Kumars

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Daniel Radcliffe on The Kumars
Daniel made a guest appearance on chat show The Kumars which aired last night. You could view the promo and a preview clip via the site's Facebook page, and I already did post Sky 1's promotional photos on the website.

Daniel talked about his projects including Kill Your Darlings & Equus, but also did advertize for The Kumars. See that below.  Other guests in this episode are Chevy Chase and Olivia Colman.

Google+: Letters of Note - I like words

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Google+: Letters of Note - I like words
Daniel's Google+ page was updated again yesterday with a message in which he talks about a book he received for Christmas which is Letters of Note ("correspondence deserving of a wider audience") a compilation of letters, postcards, memos, etc.) and, like you can read below, he will share a link from the Letters of Note website every Friday. So below you find the first one.
"Hi everyone on Google Plus! I want to share with you a brilliant book I received for Christmas. It's called LETTERS OF NOTE and is a compilation of letters, postcards, memos, etc.  I'll provide a link each Friday to one of my favourites, but you can dig in now and read all you want online!"

"My first pick is I LIKE WORDS from Robert Pirosh."
Here's the link:  I Like Words - Robert Pirosh

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

Cinema magazine interview (DE)

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Cinema magazine interview (DE)
Interview by Germany's Cinema magazine recorded at the press day for Kill Your Darlings during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel back in September 2013.

source: cinema.de