March 2016 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


D.repubblica interview

Marion 31 March 2016 0
D.repubblica interview
Interview by Italian website D.repubblica in promotion of Victor Frankenstein (Victor - La storia segreta del Dott. Frankenstein).

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Do the characters in the film have the same characteristics as those in the novel?
"Yes, even if those who think they know everything will be surprised, this is a story of origin in which Igor, who is not even present in the novel, experiences a great emotional and physical transformation: he acts as a" circus maniac "in a he is circus and knows Victor Frankenstein who, besides freeing him, takes care of his malformation: this was an advantage, because I did not have to play all the time with that hump so uncomfortable. "

Was it difficult to work on physicality?
"To be credible I studied with Kathryn Hunter, an extraordinary actress who made me realize for the first time how our body is a formidable narrative tool, I had never realized it up to this point, it was illuminating."

Monsters also populate the world of Harry Potter. Were you scared as a child?

"Yes, but the spiders have always frightened me more, a few days ago I found a huge one on my bed, usually I try to take them out of the house kindly, but this time I did not resist and I started taking in slippers, but I always apologized for him while I was killing him.

How did that start?
"Already at 5 years I had very clear ideas, at school I was not a brilliant student, I could not do simple things like calligraphy exercises (the actor suffers from a slight form of dyspraxia, a disorder that influences the coordination of movements), My parents were convinced that acting would help me become a bit safer than myself, so at 9 I auditioned to play David Copperfield in a BBC movie and I was captured. "

Then the Rowling saga arrived. Is it hard not to get your head repaired when you're a kid?
"I think there is a risk if you are not surrounded by the right people. My family has always been close to me and on the set, where I was always present, I became friends with the company Listening to their opinions on the arrogant and snobby actors, I I understood that it was better to keep my feet on the ground, if I did not want them to say the same things about m.

In the past, however, you experienced problems related to your fame.
"It's true, sometimes I mismanaged the pressure (between 18 and 20 years old he started drinking, coming to present himself on drunk sets. Today he's doesn't anymore, ed). But I can not complain, I was lucky enough to work in a beautiful and much loved series, it will not happen to me any more ".

In the summer, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play will make it's London debut. Will you go see it?
"I can not wait, I am very curious to find out how the story goes, which will be set many years after the end of the novel, with Harry the father of three children, it will be strange to see someone else in one part has been mine for so long time. "

Future projects?
"I wrote the screenplay for a dark comedy, halfway between Kafka and the craziest plane in the world, I like stories set in the real world but with curious elements: my favorite book is The Master and Margarita, I just discovered Murakami and Louis de Bernières: in the future I would like to work behind the camera, it would be an opportunity to really create something ".

An actor does not create enough?
"We are not interpreters, but I love my work: it is the result of a collective effort, in which everyone does his best to create a work of art, sometimes we succeed and sometimes not, but the challenge is exciting".


Daniel signs shirt for Loud Shirt Day

Marion 30 March 2016 0
Daniel signs shirt for Loud Shirt Day
Here's some news I was made aware of via Twitter: Daniel has signed a Karmakula shirt in support of Loud Shirt Day in the UK which will be held on 17th June 2016. This day is set up to raise money for Auditory Verbal UK by wearing your loudest shirt. Auditory Verbal UK teaches deaf children to listen and speak. The shirt is set to be auctioned later this year. For more info:

Gioia magazine interview

Marion 27 March 2016 0
Gioia magazine interview
Interview by Italian Gioia magazine in promotion of Victor Frankenstein (Victor - La storia segreta del Dott. Frankenstein).

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

What happened to your hair?
I have just finished filming Imperium, where I play an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates an American terrorist group to foil an attack. Life without Harry is going well. Great.

Do you ever miss it?
No. But I'll always be grateful. I remember those years only with joy, because they gave me some friends and the possibility of continuing to be an actor.

There are actors who are lost for a lot less.
True. In fact I am just as grateful to the people who believed in me after ten years at Hogwarts. It is not obvious.

Igor, the assistant of Dr. Frankenstein, is a fascinating and very special character.
He is a sensitive and enthusiastic man. The dedication he has towards Dr. Frankenstein is moving. Interpreting was fascinating.

He seemed comfortable with those shoes.

The only clothes that I can not wear, even if I want it, are those of a footballer because I miss too many centimeters (laughs, ed). And anyway Jani Kamine, the costume designer, dresses me since the days of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: he knows all my faults and knows how to hide them. Apart from this, the late nineteenth century fashion was fantastic, the men's clothes were beautiful, comfortable and functional, made with magnificent fabrics. Frankly, I do not think there was a period in history where men dress better.

The story of Frankenstein does not age.
It is a parable about the use of science that is still incredibly current. The most important scientific discoveries of our time can become a danger to humanity if put in the wrong hands. Think of nuclear or more trivially to social media.

In any case, it's a very different role from what Harry Potter fans are used to.

Not so much: it is not a horror and there is a strong psychological component, but overall it is an adventure film. I am convinced that those who have loved Harry will find it too pleasant.

What effect did you have the first time you saw it in the hall?

In reality the first time we were three: me, my girlfriend Erin and a friend of ours. We really liked it; now that I think about it, they could have put our review on the poster. "Really exceptional - he signed Daniel Radcliffe, the girl and a friend". It would have been fun, right?


Google+: WWF Insurrection

Marion 25 March 2016 0
Google+: WWF Insurrection
News from Daniel's official Google+ page. A photo taken during the WWF Insurrection in 2000.

Found this and thought I'd share it with you all. Two days before the start of HP1 our producer, David Heyman, took Matthew Lewis, Rupert Grint and me (in my super-cool lime green zip-top!) to WWF INSURRECTION in Sheffield (this was prior to it becoming WWE). Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the whole group. Judging by the sign behind us I think William Regal was making his entrance! And judging by our faces we weren't quite brave enough to boo him.
It was very good night! Go watch the brilliant Mr. Lewis in season 2 of Happy Valley on Netflix!  Happy Friday everyone! - Dan
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

Scans: Gentlemen's Watch magazine (NL)

Marion 25 March 2016 0
Scans: Gentlemen's Watch magazine (NL)
Ik had het al gemeld op Facebook. Er staat een exclusief interview in de voorjaar 2016 nummer van Gentleman's Watch magazine ter promotie van Victor Frankenstein (met foto's van Sarah Dunn) ook al komt de film alleen op DVD en Blu-ray in Nederland zoals ik al eerder vermeldde. Verder ook een tabel over Daniel's carrière. Wat wel raar is is dat What If, Kill Your Darlings en Horns er niet in staan na A Young Doctor's Notebook uit 2012. Trainwreck dan weer wel.

Credit Daniel J Radcliffe Holland als je de scans gebruikt.

Translation (only from the interview part) by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Credit the website if you use the translation and/or scans.

These kind of press days, do you see it as something you have to do or do you also really like it?

This is actually still a relaxed day. It's almost 4pm and I still answer in full sentences and correct English. It's a thing that needs to be done.Look, it's not the favorite thing of my work, but definitely not the worst either. And you can't complain about this? These are rick people's problems. We are in a hotel where the rooms don't go for under a thousand pounds, the tea I just got is probably worth a month of my pocket money and I get to talk about something I am proud of.

And it's a part of your pay check.
Definitely, it's something I have signed on for. I see it this way. I have worked with hundreds of people on this films for months, everybody wants people to see the film from the set builders to the girl who does the hair and make-up. But nobody comes to talk to you so I am the ambassador to make sure that as many people as possible come to see it.

There have to be moments you are thinking Oh there we go again?

Oh yes definitely, but that's mainly the case when people want to talk about me. I am not that interesting guys. I'm only a 26 year old guy with a lot of luck, and sometimes secretly smokes a cigarette.

This version of Frankenstein is different than the original. What's the reason that you said yes to this film?
When the film was announced the first comments where: "Ah you see there is no originality in Hollywood anymore. There is again another Frankenstein film coming" But it's actually another view on the original story. You see the story from Igor's (Radcliffe's) perspective. Then it's a big studio film with a lot of action, but it talks -as film- also about technology, ethics, and how we can continue in technology? Not preachy, because it's a rollercoaster ride.  but the deeper layer is thereif you choose to join on those discussions.

Is that something that interests you, the link between  technology and ethics?

Absolutely, in school I was always chosing for ethics and filosophy, expecially the ethics of cloning and artificial intelligence. Those are questions we need to get answers to in our lives, because it will be real. Science has a little bit of fear in itself for me, but I think that's only healthy. The story of Frankenstein was the first which worked with those questions and we still aren't finished with them.

What are you the most scared of yourself?

Artificial intelligence. If we don't deal with that the right way, we can get a lot of trouble with it. I don't say it will be like Skynet in the Terminator films *laughs* But a lot of stuff yes. But then I feel good with the following thought. Thirty years ago we all thought that we would drive around in flying cars. That didn't happen. The same with jetpacks sixty years ago. So it hope it will go the same with artificial intelligence. But a jetpack would be cool, right?

You are more then 15 years working in film now, are you now where you want to be in your carreer?

Pff.. well I think it's going okay. If you had told me in 2011, after the past Harry Potter film, that I would have done three plays, seven films, and a handful TV movie's: I wouldn't have believed you. I really thought I had the best already *laughs*.

That wasn't what you were hoping I hope?
No, definitely not! But I never had thought that so many people from Hollywood would have given me so many chances. And that I could take them too.

Were you able to surprise yourself enough in the last years?

*is in doubt* hmmm yes well. Ehm yes, I think so. I make unusual choices. I did choose independent films, while I could have went for something with a 100 million plus budget. It always could have been more and bigger. But take the next film I am going to shoot: Swiss Army Man. About a man who befriends a dead body. I wouldn't show it to your seven year old cousin who just started watching Harry Potter. So I hope to surprise as much as possible and hope to impress my colleagues.

Do you think you are a good actor?
*laughs* How do I answer this without sounding like a huge d*ck? During Harry Potter I was really awful at times. I can't watch the last films without feeling bad about it. I did discover drinking, and that was a huge thing in the press for years, it was too much. When I said goodby too that I was starting to focus, that got better. I still have acting classes so it stays a "work in progress".

It's now 4 years after Potter, but you still didn't lost him. You work on a serious drama an the press is writing "Harry Potter is going serious"
Yes and I am not naive in that. I do not think that will change in a few years. It's even bizar that there is now a second Harry Potter generation coming who will see Harry Potter. I will never get anything more bigger than Harry Potter was and that's fine with me. I was still thinking about that directly after Harry Potter. I was then really focussing on creating another Daniel Radcliffe . Now I have something like "I will see how it will go".

You never have the uge to say, 'Hello,  I am now way more then the glasses and the wand'

No, it may look like I'm just moving it away, but I am not irritated by it because film studios and colleagues do not see me like that. I will always carry Harry Potter with me and I am proud of it. I will sign wands until I am 80 years old *laughs* People have to get used to it. And cmon I still look like Harry with my babyface. Without the beard. When I am gray and have wrinkles and kids look at me in horror and their parent say 'Look that's Harry Potter' then it's over.

You didn't became a spoiled child star, how hard was that?
When I was filming my first not Harry Potter film in 2007, December Boys, the crew thought I would be an asshole. That's the image people have of child stars. And still people think I must be a real asshole. So I really have to be a bit normal, like everyone else really, and I am already a gift from heaven. Hilarious.

Did you find it hard to stay 'normal'?
I really did enjoy the work. Being on set with a group of people creating something beautiful and doing the most bizarre things everyday. Acting - how worse I even was at the beginning- was the focus for me. There wasn't a chance that I would risk that in any way. And strict parents that was also very handy.

Do you think you are too nice?
Look, I am no Saint. Ofcourse I do not want to do anything at times. But I think that I have to just do it. And I am that type of Englishman who doesn't dare to say no because I don't want to look like a jerk.  But...the inventor of the cellphone camera, I can shoot him *laughs*

You are living in New York for a while now, was that a choice to have a more quiet life?

There you also have a lot of paparazzi., but it's better than Los Angeles and London. But yes it's a very easy city for me to be in, expecially because New Yorkers are proud for the fact that they don't care if they meet you on the street. Very down to earth even while they will sometimes still look when I move into the metro. I don't really need to try that in London.

What's the question, where you think oh no there it is again
Would you like to play Harry Potter again? I can't answer that question. Every answer is wrong. If I say 'yes' it would be something huge. If I say 'no', like I feel I would answer to be honest, then I'm that unthankful prick. So please don't ask.. *laughs"

Scans: OK! magazine (Australia)

Marion 24 March 2016 0
Scans: OK! magazine (Australia)
Scans from OK! magazine Australia's Spotlight section are going around on internet. The issue from 21st March 2016, number 1613 features "7 reasons why we love Daniel Radcliffe". Scans via

Victor Frankenstein: UK DVD & Blu-ray artwork

Marion 22 March 2016 0
Victor Frankenstein: UK DVD & Blu-ray artwork
20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein will come out on DVD & Blu-ray on 11th April in the UK and is now available to pre-order. Below the artwork and list of  the special features.

Special features:
Deleted Scenes
The Making of Victor Frankenstein
Galleries – Production Design, Production Photography and Behind-The-Scenes
Theatrical trailer

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe interviews Paul Dano for So It Goes magazine (UK)

Marion 18 March 2016 0
Updated: Daniel Radcliffe interviews Paul Dano for So It Goes magazine (UK)
The cover of So It Goes magazine number seven (well it's one of four different covers) has been revealed plus the news that Daniel has been interviewing his Swiss Army Man co-star Paul Dano for this issue. The magazine is now available for pre-order at

11th May 2016. A part of the interview is added below.
The talk of the Sundance Film Festival, Radcliffe shares, “I think there are going to be times when we are encouraged to talk about it as a headline ‘Farting Boner Corpse Movie’ and it’s so much more than that. But I’m also really proud that it is that–and that I was in a film that could inspire those insane headlines.”

Dano adds, “Yeah, totally! There are enough people who are going to read what you just said and go, ‘Well OK, I want to see that.'” The 31 year-old actor continues, “So I think that it’s all good, and I feel like the movie’s not about the reaction either. So talking about the love and the joy and the playfulness and the singularity of what we made–that’s what I’m excited to share and talk about with people.”

picture source: Lauren Dukoff

Now You See Me 2 international trailer

Marion 16 March 2016 0
Now You See Me 2 international trailer
Summit Entertainment has released the international trailer for Now You See Me 2. Below is the UK version via distributor Entertainment One.

A Throwback Thursday photo - Horns

Marion 11 March 2016 1
A Throwback Thursday photo - Horns
A Horns on set Throwback Thursday photo via Mitchell Kummen's Instagram page featuring Juno Temple, Daniel, Mitchell and Sabrina Carpenter.

#tbt to horns
Follow Mitchell on Instagram: @mitchellkummen

Get Connected launches as The Mix

Marion 11 March 2016 0
Get Connected launches as The Mix
Get Connected, the UK charity which Daniel supports since 2009, has merged together with YouthNet and will continue as The Mix. It combines YouthNet’s extensive digital reach and Get Connected’s telephone helpline and counselling service.

It offers multi-issue support with a particular focus on mental wellbeing and creating opportunities through volunteering. The Mix aims to reach over 2 million young people by 2018, a quarter of the UK’s population of 16-25 year olds (currently reaching 1.7million). The new brand will be fully rolled out across all services by summer 2016.


Victor Frankenstein: Victor's Victorian Facts

Marion 11 March 2016 0
Victor Frankenstein: Victor's Victorian Facts
There were already two episodes available from Victor Frankenstein's Victor's Victorian Facts via the official US Facebook page which are lightning and reanimate the dead. Below you find two more: about Xenotransplantation and Ice. Both feature clips with Daniel as Igor. When more become available I'll add them here.

Updated: More Victor Frankenstein photos

Marion 9 March 2016 0
Updated: More Victor Frankenstein photos
More Victor Frankenstein news: more stills and on set photos.

Update: 4th April 2016. More stills are added.


Victor Frankenstein is out on DVD & Blu-ray in the US

Marion 8 March 2016 0
Victor Frankenstein is out on DVD & Blu-ray in the US
20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein is out on DVD & Blu-ray today in the US. To celebrate you can watch a behind the scenes clip below.

Geen bioscoop maar wel DVD & Blu-ray release voor Victor Frankenstein

Marion 5 March 2016 0
Geen bioscoop maar wel DVD & Blu-ray release voor Victor Frankenstein
Ik voelde het al aankomen, maar het is inmiddels aan mij bevestigd door 20th Century Fox Nederland: Helaas komt er geen bioscoop release voor Victor Frankenstein. De release in NL stond gepland op donderdag 17 maart 2016.

20th Century Fox heeft aangegeven de film wel uit te brengen op DVD en Blu-ray. Datum: 13 juli 2016. Dus dat is dus nog wel even wachten.

Now You See Me 2 NL karakter poster

Marion 4 March 2016 0
Now You See Me 2 NL karakter poster
Hier is dan de Nederlandse (en ook Belgische) versie van de Summit Entertainment Now You See Me 2 karakter poster met Daniel Radcliffe als Walter Mabry. De poster is vrijgegeven door distributeur Independent Films en heeft ook de hashtag #NYSM2, net als de Amerikaanse versie. De film is vanaf 9 juni in de bioscoop. In België op 27 juli 2016.

Sarah Dunn photoshoot (Victor Frankenstein)

Marion 4 March 2016 0
Sarah Dunn photoshoot (Victor Frankenstein)
Photos from the promotional photoshoot for Victor Frankenstein which took place in 2015. We have seen a few before in magazines. Watch the behind the scenes videos here. One photo via, and two via Sarah Dunn's Instagram.