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Swiss Army Man: featurette "Visual Effects", another clip and interview

30 June 2016 0
Swiss Army Man: featurette "Visual Effects", another clip and interview
A new Swiss Army Man featurette called "Visual Effects" plus a clip called "Masturbation" and interview with Daniel and Paul Dano via Complex UK.

People magazine: Kids interview Daniel Radcliffe

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People magazine: Kids interview Daniel Radcliffe
A new interview from People magazine's Up Close section. Kids interview Daniel (and ofcourse he answers a lot of Harry Potter questions, but he also talks about Swiss Army Man).

Daniel Radcliffe on W Radio Colombia

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Daniel Radcliffe on W Radio Colombia
Daniel talked with W Radio Colombia's Julio Sánchez Cristo about Now You See Me 2 (Los Ilusionistas 2).

Updated(11): Swiss Army Man press junket interviews (US)

29 June 2016 0
Updated(11): Swiss Army Man press junket interviews (US)
The first interviews from the Swiss Army Man press junket in New York have appeared online. For ScreenRant's interview click here. If more appear online I'll add them.

Business Insider interview

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Business Insider interview
Business Insider sat down with Daniel and Paul Dano in New York to talk about Swiss Army Man.

Imperium US poster

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Imperium US poster
The US poster for Imperium has been released by Lionsgate Premiere via Entertainment Weekly and features Daniel as FBI agent Nate Foster with the tagline "Defend your nation. Become your enemy".

Swiss Army Man featurette "Making Manny"

28 June 2016 0
Swiss Army Man featurette "Making Manny"

Daniel Radcliffe attends Swiss Army Man Regal Union Square Q&A

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Daniel Radcliffe attends Swiss Army Man Regal Union Square Q&A

Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe attends Swiss Army Man Apple Store, Soho Q&A

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Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe attends Swiss Army Man Apple Store, Soho Q&A
Daniel and Paul Dano discussed Swiss Army Man during the Soho Apple Store 'Meet the Actor' Q&A in New York yesterday hosted by Josh Horowitz. There are photos below but you can also find two photos (Photo 1 | Photo 2) via Daniel J Radcliffe Holland's Twitter with thanks to Paul Zimmerman for sharing his photos.

Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano on AOL Build

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Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano on AOL Build

Swiss Army Man: Clip and more

27 June 2016 0
Swiss Army Man: Clip and more
Here's an update regarding more news about Swiss Army Man: There are two on set photos via Instagram: Photo 1 | Photo  2. Then second, I have shared a few gifs on Facebook this morning: Gif 1 Deal with it | Gif 2 Kiss | Gif 3 Cork | Gif 4 Boner Jams 2016, and I added a few more below including the Swiss Army Manual gifs you could have missed via Twitter. And this Manny Watch photo taken at the Hollywood Walk of Fame is awesome.

Google+: Swiss Army Man press junket (US)

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Google+: Swiss Army Man press junket (US)
A new photo is posted on Daniel's official Google+ page: A look behind the scenes during the press junket for Swiss Army Man together with Paul Dano in New York.

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon
Daniel talked about Now You See Me 2 with Craig Charles who sits in for Steve Wright's Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 this week.



source: bbc.co.uk

More interviews: Imperium possibly in August, Jungle might be heading to Sundance next year

25 June 2016 0
More interviews: Imperium possibly in August, Jungle might be heading to Sundance next year
Here's an update regarding two more interviews. First there is the interview from Den of Geek in promotion of Swiss Army Man but also info about Imperium and Jungle:

New York magazine interview (US)

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New York magazine interview (US)
A new photo from a photoshoot for New York magazine plus interview in which he talks about Swiss Army Man and Privacy has been released online.

Daniel Radcliffe on Pix 11 News

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Daniel Radcliffe on Pix 11 News
A video plus web extras below from Pix 11 News' interview with Daniel in promotion of Swiss Army Man and Privacy.
Web extra: How would 'Manny' help me get out of a jam in the newsroom


Web extra: Radcliffe gives us his opinion on social media


Web extra: Radcliffe remembers meeting Donald Trump for the first time


Via Tamsen Fadal's Instagram


source: pix11.com

Thrillist interview

24 June 2016 0
Thrillist interview
Thrillist: what are Daniel Radcliffe's happiest memories? My Happiest Freaking Moments Ever: Daniel Radcliffe Edition.

Vulture interview - Daniel Radcliffe: 'Brexit is really scary'

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Vulture interview - Daniel Radcliffe: 'Brexit is really scary'
The results from the EU referendum votes are in today: Brexit, which means that Britain will leave the European Union.

Updated(2): Vogue magazine (US)

23 June 2016 0
Updated(2): Vogue magazine (US)
Daniel is featured in the July edition of Vogue magazine with an interview and photoshoot in promotion of Privacy. Scans via nerd-utopia.tumblr.com.

Esquire magazine interview (US)

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Esquire magazine interview (US)
Daniel talked with Esquire about Swiss Army Man.

When you first read the script and saw that you'd be farting a lot, there'd be close-ups of your erection, you'd be in corpse make-up the entire time, and that this would be as unglamorous a role for a leading man as possible... Were you excited? Is that what attracted you to the part?
I guess so. It wasn't like, "Oh great, I get to do animatronic dick shots." I really didn't think of it like, "Oh, I'm going to be really embarrassed," because I wasn't, at any point. The script was really funny and really inventive, and also somehow managed to be profound and hold all that stuff together. It was so unique that I had one of those moments where I went, "OK, imagine you're sitting in a cinema in two years watching Paul Dano ride someone else across the waves at the beginning of this movie. How will that make you feel? Really fucking annoyed, actually." I want to be a part of this. I want to be in that moment. It's one of the most joyous opening sequences of any film, and certainly anything I've ever done.

Did you know you had to be Manny?
Absolutely. Paul was already cast. And Manny changed quite a lot after I came on board. Originally, way before I read it, he was much more of a cynical, naysaying kind of corpse. But I think the Daniels were like, "Actually, if you were a real suicidal man, and this corpse was a real downer as well, you probably wouldn't carry him around with you." I think because my energy is quite up most of the time, the directors said, "Let's just make him the most cheerful, curious corpse in the world." I was a mark for Manny from the start, partially because of my physicality, which I was incredibly flattered by. I like the fact that I got a reputation now for just being willing to fucking throw my body into something.

What first attracted you when you read the script, and did anyone try to talk you out of it because it is such a strange, non-commercial idea?
No, everyone was really on board with it. We all read so many fucking scripts all the time, so when you see something like this, which is genuinely so original, it really stands out. Also, by the time I was involved, it had already been through at least one version of the Sundance lab, and it was sort of vaguely known—at least by my agents. They'd worked with Tarantino in some of those labs, I think. So these guys were a serious hot property. Then I watched their videos, and I said, "OK, these are definitely the guys that can make this movie." [When] reading the script, the physical challenge was really exciting, and the chance to be part of something so funny and fucking weird and different was so exciting. And the only thing [I thought] was: "I can see how this is going to be funny, I can even see how it's going to be moving, but I don't know how quite it's going to be epic."

And that's was when I heard the music for the first time that they were getting from Andy [Hull] and Robert [McDowell] from Manchester Orchestra to write. I thought, "OK, now I get it. This is going to be awesome." Dan Kwan said that music is so important, and sometimes they can make music that is so beautiful you can sneak other ideas and weird visuals past. I think they use it as a weapon for luring you into some of their weirder ideas. There are so many shots in this film that are just like... beautiful shots of someone farting.

Half of the movie is this weird, gross-out film, and half is almost Terrence Malick-like in its beauty and profundity. As an actor, how do you navigate these tones? Because it is on you guys to make this thing hold together.
I think that's the moment where you rely on the directors, hugely. For a lot of the film—bar a few moments, and the existential crisis that Manny has up in the trees and the stuff near the end of the film—Manny is just either curious and asking questions or just really happy about something. We were able to keep it in that place a lot on set. We got lucky that everyone who responded to the film, me and Paul and the crew, was there for the same reasons. Like you just said, it's really crazy and out there and fucking funny, but in the same breath it is beautiful and it is profound and it has a really wonderful message. We all came to it that these things would all be holding together in the same moment. When you're all on the same page about that, it makes it a lot easier. There wasn't a moment where I had read a bit and I was like, "Oh shit, I'm still trying to make this funny," and Paul is doing beautiful acting. I think for the most part, we were all pretty synchronized with that. We all really understood what the Daniels wanted, and it became instinctually very easy to get right.

This is quite a lot of trust to have in first-time directors, even if the script was great and the videos were great. Did it feel like a leap of faith?
Honestly, it didn't, because they give you so much confidence when you talk with them. You can tell you're not just talking with someone who's had the notion that they want to direct a film. They've never done a film…but if you've done as many music videos as these guys have, and you're as ambitious as these guys are, and you've filmed for as little money as these guys have, you're ready to make films. Their technical understanding of it is amazing. Dan Kwan used to be in animation and visual effects, so his understanding of that world is far greater than 99% of directors. I had a huge amount of confidence in them, and I knew that they knew exactly what they wanted from this character. What they wanted him to sound like and look like and all of those things, and when you know that they have that in their heads, it makes you feel free to think, "OK, I'm just going to throw out fucking everything, and you can cut the shit bits." When you realize they both know what they want, and they're keeping an eye on it, as an actor, you relax completely.

I know you did a lovely little romantic comedy with Paul's girlfriend, Zoe Kazan, What If. Yes!

Did you know Paul beforehand? Not hugely. But there is another weird side to that triangle, because my girlfriend Erin [Darke] played Paul's wife on Love & Mercy, and now Paul and I have kissed on screen. It's a very incestuous little love triangle going on between us as couples. I'd met Paul a couple of times, and he always seemed really nice. And because Erin had worked with him the year before, she was like, "He's the best, and not just in terms of his acting." When he did Love & Mercy with Erin, he'd just torn his ACL or something—some kind of really bad injury. He had crutches and he left them off camera, and he just did the film. He's tough, he's not precious, and he's just such a beautiful actor. And I think there's something great in this film, which is showing people how funny he is, because he plays a lot of very, very intense characters, and I feel like that's almost what he's known for. But in this film... there's intensity, and Hank has a depressive side to him, but he's so fucking funny.

A lot of it was improvised, and he made my favorite line in the film, where's he carrying me around and imagining his journey home, and at one point he said, "I'm going to be all buff from carrying you around." Those moments were hard, because when Paul would make me laugh, and my only responsibility was to lie completely still in a scene and do fucking nothing. To be the reason things get fucked up is not what you want. There might be occasional moments in the film where you can just see me about to start smirking. The one scene that was impossible not to laugh through—and in fact the take they used is the only one they could have used—is when we're on the bus and Paul is making me sweat and he spits onto his hands and dabs it onto my face. The camera operator and I were making eye contact in that moment as spit was just rubbed all over my face, and he just started fucking laughing, and it was just too much. He asked if someone else could operate the camera because he was having too hard a time from shaking from laughter.

Sometimes acting is just not doing anything.
For the first 20 minutes of the film, that's all it is for me.

Now, you just did the second Now You See Me, but overall, since the end of the Harry Potter movies, you've been making smaller films like this, Horns, What If, Kill Your Darlings. Is that the mode you feel most comfortable in these days?
I just suppose, generally speaking, that's where the most interesting stuff is being made. If people are putting a huge amount of money into something, they want an absolute cast-iron guarantee it's going to make its money back. There's not many things that can make that guarantee, outside the world of Harry Potter or Marvel or Star Wars. Generally speaking, when you look for challenging material, it's going to be for less money. But that's where the interesting work often is. And sometimes, like in the case of The Woman in Black, which was obviously a few years ago, something made for very little can have commercial success. It does happen, but it's not the be all and end all. I've been in the most successful thing I'm ever going to be in, now I just want to do interesting work.

source: esquire.com

Vanity Fair interview

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Vanity Fair interview
Vanity Fair interview with Daniel about Swiss Army Man, but also whether or not he’s been reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (yes they keep asking him about the play) spoilers and more.

VF.com: Post-Harry Potter, a lot of your films have pushed viewers out of their comfort zones—especially Swiss Army Man. Why do you choose roles like these? Is there a certain kind of satisfaction that comes with them?
Daniel Radcliffe: It’s not that I want to have that effect on people, necessarily—although I think that’s good. It’s more just that I pick things based on what I find exciting, which sounds so simplistic as to be almost a lie, but it’s not.

You can never predict what’s going to be successful—and also I’m very naive, in that I do a film like this thinking, “Everyone’s gonna love this!” When I did Kill Your Darlings, I was like, “How isn’t this a film for everyone?” And of course then, you find out, “Alright, well, I guess I’ve got quite niche tastes in some way.”

Basically, it’s about what excites me, and I’m in a position at the moment where I don’t have to do something unless I really love it. And I don’t know if I’ll be in that position forever, so it seems just sensible to get as much weird, cool stuff in as you can.

That makes sense. I thought it was interesting that you’ve done all these smaller, more niche projects, but this summer you’re also in this big blockbuster, Now You See Me 2. It’s a magic movie, but you play the skeptic.
Which I, idiotically, didn’t think about at all. I think people won’t believe me when I say that, but the magic thing didn’t even occur to me. But yeah, the people I admire are always the people that manage to mix it up and do both: do super commercial stuff, and do super weird indies as well. And that’s kind of the career I want for myself.

The huge draw in working on Now You See Me 2 was—as much as the first film is great fun, and it’s fun to be a part of those big bold movies—working with that cast. There are so many people I admire in it for so many different reasons: Dave Franco is one of the best young leading men actors that we have, because he’s also incredibly funny and self-deprecating. And you’ve got Jesse (Eisenberg) as somebody who’s a fantastic actor and is also a prolific writer. Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo are Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo. And then Michael Caine.

As an English person, he was one of those people that I heard talked about growing up—and you’d be like, “Oh, I want people to talk about me that way one day.” That is the Everest of my own personal aspiration. That would be the greatest compliment that I can think of, because he’s kind of universally adored as a person and as a professional.

Just to get to work with him and see that—I don’t know how old he is now, but I think he’s in his 80s, and he’s still . . .

Still going.
Still going, and still loves it. He’s not one of these older actors—and there are a lot of them—that come on like, “O.K., let’s just do it and get it done and I’ll go.” He’s having fun, he’s having a laugh, he’s having a joke, he’s catching up with a friend. It’s really inspirational.

Paul Dano had worked with him on something shortly before we worked together, and Paul was just saying he was everything we want to be when we’re older. He’s proof that you don’t have to become a jaded ass.

So when you read the script for Swiss Army Man, what was your initial reaction? I can’t even imagine.
Everyone sort of thinks, “Oh, you must have been freaking out.” But actually it read really well and easily as a script.

My concern over it was, “O.K., I get how this is going to be funny; I’m not assured of it being epic in the places that it wants to be.” But it is. That’s what amazed me about it. It’s beautiful and epic, and those are the two things that I was like, “They’re there in the script, but how does that translate? How do you do this stuff onscreen?” And that’s where, frankly, these directors are like no others that I’ve worked with.

Every day, they were amazing at—you know, there’d be a scene where Paul punches me in the face, and I swallow his fist and his arm, and then he punches me in the stomach to project his arm back out. I read that and was like, “How are we going to do that?” And then they’d just do it with camera angles and editing. They’re really clever.

You know that thing that people sometimes say—it’s that cutesy bullshit thing that people say about bees, where they’re like, “Bees can only fly because nobody told them they can’t?” That thing? I think that applies to the Daniels.

If you had to take on one of these characters’ roles in real life—and be either the corpse on the beach who has to learn to be human, or the human who has to teach him how to live—which would you prefer?
I would rather be the corpse who has to learn how to be human. Honestly, I don’t know what that says about me.

There’s a sweetness to Manny, an innocence. And I feel like that’s always the way you should come into the world, and he’s very lucky to have Hank. Whereas, I think if I were Hank and I was a suicidal man, I would be . . . peaks and troughs would be how I’d feel about dragging around this annoying, cheerful corpse.

It’s been five years since the last Potter movie wrapped. Coming out of those movies, did you have a specific goal or career path in mind for yourself? Has it changed?
I think the goal I had was to just keep working, and do as much interesting stuff as possible.

If you want to drive yourself crazy in this industry, the quickest way to do it is to make a plan. So there was never like a, “I want to do this, and this, and this, and this by this point.” And actually, the thing that has become even clearer to me over the last couple of years really has been that—without going into specifics—any time I’ve done something or taken a job because I thought, “This is the right career move; this is, career-wise, what I should be doing,” it’s never turned out as well as the things that I want to do because I love them.

O.K., last question: I know you’re understandably not going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child any time soon. But have you been reading any of the spoilers?
No I haven’t—but you can tell me! Does he die? Does Harry die?

I actually don’t know, either! The only ones I’ve read had to do with Voldemort and Bellatrix.
Did they, like, couple up? O.K., I’m gonna . . . Yeah. I was the person that told Gary Oldman that Sirius died.

Wait, were you really?!
I came in one morning, and he was like, “I haven’t got time to read it at the moment; will you just tell me, is it me?” Because we’d all heard that someone died.

I was like, “Yeah, it’s you.” I spoiled it for him.

source: vanityfair.com

Updated(2): The Jess Cagle interview

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Updated(2): The Jess Cagle interview
Below the video from Entertainment Weekly and People's The Jess Cagle interview in which Daniel talks about kissing Paul Dano in Swiss Army Man scenes. I added more clips below about why he won't see the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.

Salon interview

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Salon interview
 Daniel talked with Salon about Swiss Army Man.

Swiss Army Man featurette "Actors"

22 June 2016 0
Swiss Army Man featurette "Actors"
Check out a new Swiss Army Man featurette called "Actors" about Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.

Updated: The New York Times: Daniel Radcliffe about Privacy

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Updated: The New York Times: Daniel Radcliffe about Privacy
The New York Times talked with Daniel, director Josie Rourke and the playwright James Graham about Privacy.

Swiss Army Man New York premiere

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Swiss Army Man New York premiere
The New York premiere for Swiss Army Man took place yesterday at Metrograph. Below photos of Daniel with Paul Dano and directors the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert).

Swiss Army Man clip

21 June 2016 0
Swiss Army Man clip
Another Swiss Army Man clip has been released, this time exclusively via Rotten Tomatoes. It has the title "Help me get home".

Edit: Added the Facebook video which is just released.

Daniel Radcliffe on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Daniel Radcliffe on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Daniel was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers yesterday where he promoted Swiss Army Man, but also talked about Privacy.

Euronews interview

20 June 2016 0
Euronews interview
Euronews interviewed the cast of Now You See Me 2.


Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman also return, but making a villainous entry to the would-be-franchise is Daniel Radcliffe.

“It’s like an action adventure thriller, maybe, yeah, I’d go with that. That’s the thing, it’s not like – we’re not like a shoot-em-up. But there are some amazing action sequences,” says Radcliffe.
source: euronews.com

Swiss Army Man US TV Spot

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Swiss Army Man US TV Spot
US distributor A24 has released another new TV spot for Swiss Army Man. This one has the title "A Refreshing Treat".

DJR Holland is 10 years online!

18 June 2016 0
DJR Holland is 10 years online!
Wow, danieljradcliffe.tk a.k.a. Daniel J Radcliffe Holland is 10 years online today! Since 18th June 2006 this is your source for news about Daniel. A lot has happened and changed through the years.

Ofcourse I would like to thank all the visitors, affiliates plus everyone else who has contributed to the website. So, Thank you! :) Also still amazed at how fast the 'likes' and follows on Social Media are coming in. On Twitter the site has over 200.000 followers! Please do "like" the Facebook page too.

Also a note I want to add here: You can't contact him via this website, I also can't forward your message to him (I still receive messages to Daniel quite frequently). 

Up to the next ten years hopefully... ;) Hope you all have a great day!

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Walter reveals his plan in new Now You See Me 2 clip

16 June 2016 0
Walter reveals his plan in new Now You See Me 2 clip
A new clip has been released for Now You See Me 2 (Truque de Mestre 2) via Brazilian website CinePop. In this clip Walter Mabry reveals his plan plus it features commentary from the cast.



And via Facebook you could have missed this promo featuring Daniel and Michael Caine:

https://www.facebook.com/DanielJRadcliffeHolland/posts/840057406098610

First clip for Swiss Army Man

15 June 2016 0
First clip for Swiss Army Man
A Swiss Army Man clip has been released by US distributor A24. The clip has the title "You don't fart" and in this clip Manny movingly describes his farts.

Daniel Radcliffe on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Daniel Radcliffe on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Daniel was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert yesterday. I have shared three preview clips on Twitter with thanks to Whipclip for sending over the links: 1) Privacy 2) Swiss Army Man 3) The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Then there is also this video. He came straight from rehearsal at the Public Theater for Privacy. Videos and photos of him entering and leaving are below.

The New York Times: Tips from Daniel Radcliffe on how to play dead

14 June 2016 0
The New York Times: Tips from Daniel Radcliffe on how to play dead
Daniel explained to The New York Times how to play a dead guy in promotion of Swiss Army Man. Below the edited excerpts plus a US TV spot for the film.


Find your voice. I started out wheezy, like if a bellows had a voice box. Then I had to imagine that rigor mortis has set in, so his jaw is kind of stiff but starts loosening up as he comes more to life.

Work on your dead guy stare. Maybe have one eye really big, like an owl, and the other one nearly closed. I came up with [that] when I was playing around with stupid facial expressions in the mirror. I thought it was [something] everybody could do, but when I showed it to the directors, they were like, do that!

Keep your face really still.
There’s really no trick. You just do it. There was also an element of not wanting to [mess up] the take and ruin Paul’s beautiful performance.

Know when to go to the stunt corpse.
We used a dummy when the raccoon was attacking Manny. The moment they set [the raccoon] free, it would just jump on the dummy’s face and start scratching at his eyes. Raccoons are vicious.

Embrace your postlife superpowers.
Paul uses my teeth to shave. That one was actually my idea. I ended up with a load of fake beard in my mouth.


This video is also shared on Facebook

source: nytimes.com
picture source: Joyce Kim

Balance magazine interview (UK)

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Balance magazine interview (UK)
Daniel is featured in (and on the flip cover of) London's Balance magazine in promotion of Now You See Me 2. All of you in the UK can get a free copy at London Underground stations & retail outlets. The new issue is out today.

About meeting Michael Caine:
’Jesus! I was in awe the whole time,’ he says of meeting his acting hero during a rendezvous in director Jon Chu’s office. ‘He could not be more “everything you want him to be”.’

Read more from the interview at balance.media.


source: balance.media
picture source: Sarah Dunn

German poster for Now You See Me 2

12 June 2016 0
German poster for Now You See Me 2
The German poster for Summit Entertainment's Now You See Me 2 (Die Unfassbaren 2) has been released by Concorde Filmverleih. Now You See Me 2 will be released in Germany on 4th 25th August 2016.

Daniel Radcliffe on Planeta Gente

10 June 2016 0
Daniel Radcliffe on Planeta Gente
Daniel talked exclusively with Latin America's NTN24's Planeta Gente while he was filming Jungle in Bogota, Colombia earlier this year. Ofcourse about Jungle but also about Swiss Army Man. The interview is dubbed in Spanish.

Updated: Now You See Me 2 featurette "Learning magic"

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Updated: Now You See Me 2 featurette "Learning magic"
Another new Now You See Me 2 featurette has been released. This one has the title "Learning magic".

Now You See Me 2 opens today in the US. There is a message plus photo via Daniel's official Google+:
Update: 17th July 2017. Talking about "learning magic". Illusionist Jared Manley worked with Daniel on NYSM 2 and shared this photo regarding the US release.

Swiss Army Man: Behind the scenes

09 June 2016 0
Swiss Army Man: Behind the scenes
I did already share this video on Facebook. Meet Daniels and take a look behind the scenes of Swiss Army Man. The featurette is also shared via Daniel's official Google+ page.

USA Today interview

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USA Today interview
USA Today asked Daniel a 'Swiss Army Man question': What he would take to a desert island. He also talked with them about Now You See Me 2.

Updated(3): Now You See Me 2 interviews plus Japanese trailer & posters

08 June 2016 0
Updated(3): Now You See Me 2 interviews plus Japanese trailer & posters
Here's a post regarding some Now You See Me 2 news you could have missed via Twitter and Facebook.

Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

07 June 2016 0
Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
Then also from yesterday: Daniel promoted Now You See Me 2 and Swiss Army Man on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also discussed the 'Time-Travelling lookalike photos' which poppped up on Reddit and dressed up as the real-life lookalikes.

Updated(3): Now You See Me 2 New York premiere

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Updated(3): Now You See Me 2 New York premiere
Daniel attended the Now You See Me 2 New York premiere yesterday at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater. There are photos via the official Now You See Me 2 Facebook page and more below. Then there is a shout out from Daniel shared with Daniel J Radcliffe Holland by Cinemas on Twitter.

Playwright Peter Shaffer has died aged 90

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Playwright Peter Shaffer has died aged 90
Playwright Peter Shaffer who wrote Equus has died Monday at the age of 90. He had won a Tony Award for Equus before it was revived with Daniel in the West End in 2007.

Daniel Radcliffe takes over Now You See Me 2's US Twitter

06 June 2016 0
Daniel Radcliffe takes over Now You See Me 2's US Twitter
Daniel Radcliffe took over Now You See Me 2's US Twitter for IMDb's Q&A in promotion of Now You See Me 2. You could send in your questions with the hashtag #IMDbAskDaniel. Below the videos.

Updated: Swiss Army Man press bus tour

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Updated: Swiss Army Man press bus tour
Daniel (and the Manny doll) during a press bus tour in promotion of Swiss Army Man in New York today. Videos (video 1, video 2, video 3) and photos below by Spencer Soloman, A24 and others via Twitter and Instagram.

GQ magazine interview (US)

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GQ magazine interview (US)
GQ magazine has interviewed Daniel about his upcoming projects (Now You See Me 2, Swiss Army Man) while he was on the set of Jungle in Colombia. The article is featured in GQ's June issue.

GQ: Why are you in Colombia right now?
Radcliffe: I'm filming uh, a film, which is based on a true story about a guy who got lost in the Amazon. It's sort of like The Revenant, but humid.

As a famous person, you're choosing lots of parts these days that involve solitude and getting away from civilization.
The group of people I'm out with is fucking awesome, so I'm having a really good time. This is an incredibly fun job, and it's very rare as an actor that you feel like you're earning your money, where you actually go home feeling physically like you've worked a really good day. We were filming by a river last week, and the river rose ten meters overnight, so three of our sets got washed away. It's not normal making a movie like we are, out in a fucking jungle.

Do you have lots of bugs and shit eating you out there?

There are bugs eating us, yes. But we were making this film about this guy who went into the jungle and struggled desperately to survive for three weeks. I'm not in any way a method actor, but if I'm playing a guy who's starving and I'm going home at night and tucking into a fucking pizza, I'm making it much harder for myself to do my job.

But you’re at a place where you don’t really have to take on rough shit like making movies in jungles if you don’t want to. So why do it?
I get a lot of credit that I don't deserve—people notice that I pick very different things more than they do with other actors, because I played one part for so long. Paul Dano (Radcliffe’s co-star in Swiss Army Man)…his career is fucking amazingly varied, and everybody I know wants the same thing, which is they want as diverse a career as possible. Like, it's my total ambition at some point in my life to be in some massive shitty big disaster movie. But I'm in an amazing position, which is that I have a certain amount of financial security and that allows me to do things that make me happy, and things that will fulfill me and challenge me, with people I'll have a good time with. You hear horror stories about actors all the time, and I've worked with so few of them compared to the amount of stories I've heard. I've been incredibly lucky, and I do believe life is too short to work with arseholes.

What was the worst story you heard?
I'm not obviously gonna say who the actor is, but I'll tell the story. I heard about an actor once who was filming on location somewhere, and they were playing a local cricket match, between the crew and the local team. And there was this little boy there who had made a balsa-wood cricket bat himself, and he was taking it round to everyone to sign. And then he went up to the lead of the film and said, “Can I have your autograph?” And he took this bat and broke it over his leg.

No!
But I feel bad telling that story because most actors are not like that. I also don't believe that the film industry turns people into that. I think people just have that in them, and then the film industry tolerates and rewards that behavior more than most industries.

Are you amazed that you were such a huge star at such an early age and haven’t turned out to be a bastard?

I have that said to me a lot! People say to me, “I was so expecting you to be a dick.” It's incredible when the expectations are so low. In a way it's great, because pretty much everyone I've met in the last 10 years has expected me to be a complete twat. So it's easy to exceed that. It's not amazing to me I didn't grow up to be a twat, because I had great people around me.

I just saw Now You See Me 2 (in theaters June 10), and in it you're a rich young tech guru who's a spoiled dick. I think you do derive extra joy in playing a dick on screen specifically because you aren’t one.
Totally. You're absolutely right. Ricky Gervais talked to me about doing Extras for the first time. I was like, yes, please—finally, a chance to show that I have a fucking sense of humor about all this. Because you are confronted very regularly with the expectation that A) you're gonna be a dick, B) you're gonna fail, and C) “Do you really deserve this?”

How's fame been treating you? Has your fame settled down since Potter?
I think so. It took me a few years to work out my priorities. Now I pick things that I think will make me the most happy, and not try to think, “What's gonna be the most successful thing I can do?” You can be despondent about the fact that you're never gonna be in something that big again, but that's fucking idiotic. I've been in the most successful thing I ever will be in, and to me it's a huge relief. Because you just go, “Okay, that's literally never gonna happen again.”

Unless you're in, like, Star Wars: Rogue 12 or something.

Yeah, exactly. On the whole, nobody gets to be in films like that. It's such a tiny percentage of people who get to be in those films.

Would you do a Star Wars movie if you were asked?
I'd love to. I would jump at the chance. I have absolutely no tolerance for people who are not fucking delighted to be on set every day, because you should be.

I saw Swiss Army Man (in theaters nationwide July 1) last night and I was thinking that, because of the success you've had, that allows you the freedom to take on a real long shot like that movie if you want.
I think so. I've got friends who are all, “I just want to get a franchise. Then that allows me the freedom to do what the hell else I like the rest of the time.” If my girlfriend gets an audition, it doesn't matter what she thinks of the project. She's going to the audition, you know? And same with 99 percent of actors, so I'm in a very rare position of being able to go, No, I'm not into that so I'm not gonna do it

What made you want to play a farting corpse?
The farting didn't even enter my head as being a weird thing. I was really quite taken aback when we sound mastered it and it caused such a weird reaction in some people. [Many people at Sundance walked out of the initial screening, possibly because one of the opening scenes involves Paul Dano riding Radcliffe’s dead body like a jet ski, only powered by farts.] I can understand it being not for everyone, but controversial? It's not like we're making a massive racist remark. It was very strange to me but also kind of entertaining.

Were you upset by the negative reaction?

I remember there was one tweet—I'm not on Twitter. I don't get involved. But I did get sucked in over that period, and there was one tweet that did get under my skin, because it was a guy that was all pissed off. He hashtagged one of his tweets #makebettermovies, which I was just like, fucking—it's from a man who's never made a movie! The shittiest film you've ever seen has had such fucking hard work put into it! You can't say shit like that.

Isn't that amazing that one tweet can ruin your day just like that?
That's why I am not on Twitter. Part of me knows I would be someone who'd get in fights. If I had been on Twitter while that was going on, I would’ve gone, Fuck it, I'm tweeting him.

Are you ever tempted to be on Twitter anyway?
Not anymore. I do increasingly get asked on every job, “Can you set up a Twitter? Can you please promote off your Twitter?” I'm hoping that I have the fucking balls to stick to this, but I'm of the belief that that's not something I should have in my life. I don't think it's good for me. I think that I stay more sane the less I interact with the Internet. Are you gonna include the story sort of how I just randomly e-mailed you not realizing my entire name was on my e-mail account?

†Author's note: Radcliffe once cold e-mailed me a football question for my job over at Deadspin, and when I asked if it was REALLY him, he replied, “Um...yeah...kind of forgot my name was included in the e-mail. I'm really shit with technology and will probably change that now.”

††Author's note: I was SUPER cool about it. If you’re famous, you should e-mail me.

Well, I am now.†

I had no idea that when you sign up to Gmail, if you type in your name into your account, that's how it comes up when you e-mail everybody. And I was like, Oh, shit—now he's gonna think I'm trying to garner attention. I was very worried, so thank you for being so cool about it.††

In Swiss Army Man, you're struggling to talk because you're a corpse and you have to hang your head at a certain angle for long periods of time. How much did it hurt when you were playing it?
You get into this perverse state of enjoying the discomfort. And most of the time, I was actually probably much more comfortable than it looks on screen. Fucking Paul Dano was carrying me around! I'm not a big, heavy person, but I'm more weight than a backpack. The main challenge was making my character something that's not a zombie and more just like a magical dead guy, without making it just like something out of The Walking Dead or something. I don't watch The Walking Dead, so that may be a terrible reference.

Well, also, there's a sequence in the beginning where he has to ride you, so he's sitting on top of you but you're also in the water. How do they do that? Did they have to put a jet motor near your crotch to simulate the farting?
I'm conflicted to how much to reveal about this, but Jason Haima, who's our makeup chief…he made a prosthetic, uh, butt that had a pipe in it that you could blow air through. So that's how that worked. I don't wear the prosthetic butt. The prosthetic butt is cast and modeled on my butt, and then they film on that one really close in.

So you had to make a mold?

Yes, I did. Did you have to strip down and sit in a tub of jelly?
Yeah, you have to get your dick and balls out of the way.

Oh, man.
It involved covering me in a sort of liquid that then turns to a solid. It's actually not too bad on the hairs, but you do want to keep your junk out of the way.

That's dedication.

Oh, yeah, but it's also funny. I've been having molds done of various parts of my body since I was really young, so it was almost inevitable. Like, “Yeah, I guess this day was coming.”

They had to do your face and body for Harry Potter action figures and stuff?
They did our faces for Potter. They did my arm for Potter. They did a couple of full bodies for Potter over the years. They did a lot of teeth as well, because in the early years we were losing teeth constantly, so they did a mold of each in our mouths at the beginning of each film so that they could, in case we lost a tooth, they could suddenly make a new one and have that put in for a take.

Now that you've had the butt done, you have something in common with all the top porn stars.

Probably. For Swiss Army Man, did they also make you fart and groan on cue? Or did they add all the farts in post-production?
I definitely can't fart on cue. That is beyond me. They were all done later. The directors basically announced if anyone wanted to just go over to the sound recordist, Steve, and fart, he would record it and they would try and put it in the movie.

That's great.

I think they only ended up with, like, two, one from Paul Dano and then I believe our editor has a good one in there as well.

Could you see yourself not acting at some point? Taking a permanent break?

Not really. I don't think I could ever enjoy that if I wasn't in some way going back to contributing to a film in some way.

††† Author's note: We had this chat prior to Trump clinching the nomination. We should probably all panic a bit.

Since you're English and I'm American and you're abroad in Colombia right now, I just want you to know that everything going over here is fine. I just wanna reassure you about the Trump thing. It’s okay. Don't panic.

I do think it's gonna be fine. I love watching American politics. I don't think he's gonna be president. There are some crazy people who have led European countries. Like, I mean, Berlusconi. The stuff that guy did was mad! I do have to stop and remember every so often: How does it happen that the richest guy, who's famous for and glories in and loves his own snobbery about things and how much better he is…has managed to sell himself as a man of the people? It’s amazing, and so at the moment I'm still watching at a point of, “This is crazy and weird, but I don't think it's gonna amount to anything,” which is a fun place to watch it from. If it does start amounting to something, then I will be slightly scared. Let's just really hope that doesn't happen.†††

My daughter wanted me to ask you why you wanted to be an actor.
Because it was so much better than being at school!

source: gq.com

Now You See Me 2 stills

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Now You See Me 2 stills
More Now You See Me 2 stills featuring Daniel as Walter Mabry.

Daniel Radcliffe guest editor at IMDb's website

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Daniel Radcliffe guest editor at IMDb's website
Daniel was a guest editor at IMDb's website to promote Now You See Me 2 which will be in US cinemas 10th June. You can find an article and videos (he answered fan questions and introduced an exclusive Now You See Me 2 clip) below. And don't forget you can still send in questions for IMDb's Twitter Q&A on Monday.

Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show
Daniel was a guest on the Today Show today promoting Now You See Me 2 but he also talked a bit about about Swiss Army Man. Photos by Spencer Soloman and Tanya Pacht, both via Instagram, and from the show's Facebook page (photo by Nathan Congleton for Today) are added below. There is also a photo by Sam Spector.

Updated: Google+: Your very own Swiss Army Man

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Updated: Google+: Your very own Swiss Army Man
An article from the website Birth. Movies. Death. about Swiss Army Man's online marketing game has been shared via Daniel's official Google + page. The game is created by A24 and features a digital Manny doll which you can move and drag around your screen. It is fun to do, you can make him fart too.

Update: 6th June 2016.  A video is added below which tells you what to type.

If you type something Manny replies. For example if you type 'fart', he farts and replies with "My gas is Magic". Or type 'dance' and he says "Stayin' alive". To 'lol' his answer is "I'm laughing on the inside". More of his powers will be revealed if you text 'Buddy' to 25827. You can try it yourself at swissarmyman.com. Oh and you can text Manny also ;)



Here's a screenshot I took:

Your Very Own SWISS ARMY MAN...

Inquirer interview

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Inquirer interview
Daniel talked with Inquirer for Now You See Me 2 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. They also asked him about the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play which will open in July in London.

The play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” opens in July in London. Will you see it?
I don’t know if I would. Because I feel like me going to see that show, it might become more about the fact that I was there seeing that show that night than anything else.

Sneak in. Are you following the play’s progress?
Do you really think that’s possible (for me to sneak in) (laughs)? No, I haven’t been keeping tabs. But I know Jamie Parker is playing me (Harry), which I’m very happy about, because he’s a great actor.

You see Emma Watson often, but do you get to see Rupert Grint?
Not for a while. I saw him I guess at the beginning of the year, or the end of last year.

One of the concepts of magic is tricking a person into believing that they’re seeing something that wasn’t done. In real life, have you ever felt duped in that sense?
I don’t think anyone has ever tried to scam me. There’s been a couple of weird instances in my life of somebody saying they were going to do something and then not doing it. But nothing sort of dramatic where it was a betrayal.

One interesting aspect of your character is the father. Was there something that your own dad did that still resonates with you?
Obviously, my relationship with my dad is much better than my characters’ relationships with their dads. My dad has been incredibly influential to me in countless ways. I remember one piece of advice that he gave me when I was very young, which I have always stuck to. I remember him just saying, “When you meet people, make sure you always get your hand out first to shake their hand.”

It’s just a matter of showing enthusiasm that you are meeting them. It’s manners.
In working with the great Michael Caine, what surprised you about him? What’s your earliest memory of watching him?
Growing up in England… he is someone that you grow up being aware of as an institution. He’s everything that I want to be when I grow up as an actor. When I first started working on “Potter,” there were crew members who have known Michael and had worked with him on various projects. To listen to them talk about Michael and the respect that they have for him, it made me, as a young actor, go, “God, I want to do that.”

When you work with him, he is utterly professional and also really good fun. He enjoys his job so much. I do love my job and I am thinking, if you aren’t having fun at work, you shouldn’t be there. But watching Michael—I guess he is in his 80s by now—act at four o’clock in the morning in cold and dark England and still be there…

So many other actors would have been complaining and moaning. Michael is unflappable, and he’s still having a good time, telling stories, joking and laughing. He knows everyone’s name. It was a pleasure to be around him, to watch him work and to work with him. It was extraordinary. Whenever I need a bit of a boost, I just go on Michael Caine’s IMDb page. Your costars in this movie are impressed that you nailed six pages of lines in one take. I don’t think I should get that much credit for learning my lines. They marvel at your concentration.

I get really annoyed with actors who talk about eyeline stuff. Like, I saw an actor once single out a crew member. They stopped the scene. He went like, “You just moved—and it ruined the take.” The whole time, I was thinking, this guy is an actor who works onstage like most of us do. If a phone goes off or something happens, you carry on, concentrate and act around it.

You made an interesting project choice in “Swiss Army Man.”
I chose it because I was like, this is such an insane, fun and ambitious script that I wanted to be a part of it. I don’t find the film shocking. It’s grossly funny sometimes, but not in a way that hasn’t been covered before. The film’s individual elements are such that you can pull them out and make fantastic, crazy and amazing headlines.

Are you avoiding romantic-comedy roles?
I am not staying away from those roles. I think it’s more that it’s actually a lot harder to write something happy than it is to write something dark. There’s a lot of different versions of darkness that are very interesting. It’s harder to make happiness interesting onscreen for whatever reason. “Swiss Army Man” sounds like a dark character because I’m playing a dead guy. The film does have its dark moments, but it’s got a lot of levity and joy. For me, that film is about joy. It isn’t a traditional rom-com, but it’s definitely got some lightness to it.

So, it has nothing to do with shying away from a sex symbol tag?
No, I am totally ready to have that thrust upon me, that’s fine (laughs). But yeah, I do what I am interested in and what I like.

What do you enjoy in your summer vacations? What are your guilty pleasures that you spend your money on?
To be honest, when I have time off, I go home. That’s my favorite thing. So my favorite summer vacations are in London or New York. Just because if I get time off, that is where I am going to spend it.

I don’t spend money frivolously. My guilty pleasures are ice cream and cookies and stuff like that.

source: inquirer.net
picture source: Ruben V. Nepales