December 2016 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Happy New Year, 2017!

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Happy New Year, 2017!
Today is the day to look back at 2016 and forward to 2017. This has been a year full of projects for Daniel.

Releases we had in 2016: Imperium, Now You See Me 2, Swiss Army Man. And there was the play Privacy in New York.
Principal Photography: Jungle and Beast of Burden

What's scheduled to come out in 2017: (and hopefully we can expect the release of Imperium also soon here in Holland) Jungle.
And ofcourse I don't forget that Daniel also will be back on stage in London: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

And like every year I would like to take this moment to thank you as (loyal) visitor, everyone else who has provided info to DJR Holland plus ofcourse all affiliates for the support.

Happy New Year everyone!

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The Wall Street Journal: Daniel Radcliffe's main cultural resolution for 2017

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The Wall Street Journal: Daniel Radcliffe's main cultural resolution for 2017
Now the end of 2016 comes closer The Wall Street Journal asked artists, writers, performers and others what cultural aspirations they have for next year and why.

Daniel Radcliffe
'Last Week Tonight'
The actor plans to follow Dan Carlin’s podcast, “Hardcore History,” which examines the past through an unorthodox lens, mixing historical detail with storytelling. Also in the coming year, Mr. Radcliffe says, “I am renewing my commitment to never missing an episode of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ or ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ as I think they will be more vital than ever to my sanity.”
—Barbara Chai

Google+: A Throwback Thursday photo - shaved head for Imperium

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Google+: A Throwback Thursday photo - shaved head for Imperium
A Throwback Thursday photo appeared today on Daniel's official Google+ page. It's a photo regarding Imperium: It features him seeing his shaved head for the first time.

#tbt The moment that Dan saw his shaven head for the first time!
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page

Kijk Swiss Army Man bij Pathé Thuis

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Kijk Swiss Army Man bij Pathé Thuis
Er was tot op heden totaal geen nieuws in verband met een Nederlandse release voor Swiss Army Man nadat de film te zien was tijden het Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) zoals ik al eeder meldde... maar de film is nu te bekijken (alleen te huur) via Video on Demand (VoD) service Pathé Thuis. Dus online op je Tablet, Xbox, Smart TV of PC/Laptop.

Ik ga ervan uit dat dit dus betekent dat de film niet in de bioscoop zal verschijnen. Er is verder ook niks bekend over een eventuele release op DVD en Blu-ray. Hopelijk is dat nog in aantocht.


Google+: Learning to fly for Beast of Burden

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Google+: Learning to fly for Beast of Burden

Berliner Kurier interview

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Berliner Kurier interview
Interview with Daniel by the Berliner Kurier at the Deauville American Film Festival in promotion of Imperium.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Daniel, what was the most beautiful Harry Potter moment for you?
Daniel Radcliffe: I particularly like to remember my e-bass sessions with Gary Oldman, who often sweetened the grueling wait-and-see on the set, especially the day Gary gave me the famous bass line of the Beatles song "Come Together" has taught. His encounters with Michael Gambon were also beautiful: his true passion is weapons, he is a trained gunsmith, and sometimes in the morning he burst into my caravan in full gear - a coffee in his left hand and an antique Italian pistol in his right hand explained in detail to me. Very bizarre!

Some of your colleagues have said that on set early in the make-up caravan you like to hear very loud aggressive music. Is that correct?
I'm afraid so. I'm fond of Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols or The Libertines. In the make-up caravan, you usually spend extremely early morning hours, and if you do not wake up your damn brains, you're guaranteed to fall asleep and be tired all day. That's why I think it makes sense to get the necessary energy kick for the day. But I realize that not everyone in the morning at six o'clock appreciates a decent portion of pistols. (Laughs.)

At the age of 17 you took the plunge on the London theater stage and played a mentally confused stable boy in Peter Shafer's drama "Equus" ...
... and I was really scared! When I came to the rehearsal for the first time, I got the feeling that everyone else in the room was thinking: "This child star has no business here!" In the theater world there is a tremendous snobbery towards movie actors. In fact, there was a nasty article in an English newspaper during our rehearsals with the headline: "What's this? The sound of a career that comes to an abrupt halt! "

Instead, your appearance became a triumph. And since then you have made about 30 films and TV series, but mostly small independent productions. Why?

Because after ten years of sitting around the Harry Potter sets, I finally wanted to work efficiently and creatively. That many of my films are pretty weird is because I love magical realism, both in literature and in the movies. It's wonderful that everything is possible on screen - even the bizarre idea of ​​"Swiss Army Man" that you can jet ski with a flatulierenden corpse!

In the thriller "Imperium", which has now been released on DVD, you play an undercover agent who infiltrates a neo-Nazi gang. How was it for you to walk around being bald?

It was nerve-wracking to shave the skull bald in front of the camera. Because first of all, I had only one try, and secondly, I did not know whether under my hair might perhaps a strange head shape or an ugly birthmark hid. But I was lucky, and I found the bald spot so convenient that I would have kept it if it did not have that political dimension. When we shot a neo-Nazi demo for "Imperium" in Virginia, some African-American passers-by took us for true racists. They were so horrified that we had to calm them down.

Which of your movie characters is most similar to your own personality?
The mentioned body in "Swiss Army Man": Originally it should be sad, grumpy and cynical, but when the directors met me, they made it a happy, cheerful and curious corpse. So much of me in this figure, but also in the undercover agent in "Imperium" - he's a similarly ambitious, quirky bookworm like me. And I loved that the script does not give him a weapon; that he has to use his brain to bring down the right-wing extremist organization. I think it is time for us to correct our idea of ​​masculinity.

What do you mean?

Kurt Vonnegut gave me this idea. Vonnegut was a tough bastard who fought in the Second World War and survived as a prisoner of war. But while our society traditionally defines masculinity through harshness or aggression, Vonnegut sees other virtues that make a real man: decency, intelligence, determination, and friendliness.

Can you still move freely in public without being disturbed? Do you use the subway?

No, subway is no longer possible. Otherwise, I try to lead a reasonably normal life. I also go shopping myself. Of course, many people come to me who want to have an autograph or a selfie, but most of the time I like to fulfill such desires. Actually, I only get nervous when I am with friends and realize that my friends are getting nervous and wondering if I feel uncomfortable doing so. That stresses me then.

Where do you live today?

Besides my apartment in London, I also have one in New York, where people on the street leave you alone - probably because they want to show you that you do not care about them at all. But I always travel around the world. I always thought it would be silly to hear that someone has a personal assistant. But now I am glad that I have been accompanied on my journey for years by my assistant and my bodyguard. Without them there would be no constant in my life. They are my replacement family.

Have you ever thought of starting your own family?

Yes, every now and then. I wondered what my potential children would look like if I was still so famous in ten years - maybe they'd better wear my wife's last name. (Laughs.)

What about your announced director ambitions?

I hope to be able to present my first directorial work in a few years. It should be based on a self-written script if possible - then I do not have to feel so guilty if I mess it up. What I have written so far, unfortunately, is not yet ready. But I think my directorial debut could be pretty good. Anyway, I can promise you one thing: It's going to be great!


Updated(3): GQ Style magazine photoshoot (Brazil)

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Updated(3): GQ Style magazine photoshoot (Brazil)
The new GQ Style magazine is out now in Brazil, the *Summer 2017, issue has Daniel on the cover. Below you find photos from the photoshoot via Anissa Payne. There is a behind the scenes photo via Dan Gregory.

2nd January 2017. Outtake.
Update: 8th January 2017. Three more photos via
Update: 23rd October 2017. Behind the scenes photo.

*Summer in Brazil consists of the months of December, January and February.

picture source: Robert Wunsch