Me.Movies interview

Interview by Me.Movies in promotion of Swiss Army Man (DVD and Blu-ray release) and Imperium (theatrical release in Germany).

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Me.Movies: Do you actually read the articles about you?

Daniel Radcliffe: Sometimes.

Can you remember the last one who did not have "Harry Potter"?

(laughs) No, I can not really. To be honest, I do not think that's going to happen at all. But I'm certainly not there.

So you gave up waiting for that?

I have accepted the fact that I will talk about Potter until I turn 90. And I'm glad about that. Otherwise I would not be in the position where I am. It would be annoying if I could not shoot the films that I really want to do. But I'm in a phase of my career where I'm very happy with everything and therefore like to talk about Potter.

Did you ever think about acting?
No way. I always loved being on the set.

But in the past you have often talked about how hard it is to be in the public eye. In addition, you should still have enough money on the ridge. This begs the question why you do not even take a break for five years ...

Many people seem to wonder exactly that. My answer is always: No, I've been playing since I was ten years old. No idea what my life would look like if I did not spend a certain amount of time each year on a film set. I just love the job too much to turn my back on him.

Do you have any role you want?

Hm ... (think for a while) Yeah, actually. But I am also very happy with the things that are offered to me.

Would you ever sign a contract for the duration of eight films?
No! Sometimes I was offered very interesting series roles in the USA. But a contract for seven or more years would make me feel claustrophobic.

You have just made two powerful films, "Swiss Army Man" and "Imperium". However, if you type your name in Google News, it's almost "Harry Potter" - still. Is not it sad that your new work is often overlooked?

Not really.
There are still enough people who see "Swiss Army Man" or talk about "Empire". Both films have received good reviews. They are just indie films. That they get attention is fantastic. You know, there will be no opportunities for me in life that are not due to Harry Potter. Without Potter no "Swiss Army Man", without Potter no "Empire". Just do not think about it too long. What I can control are the films I'm doing right now.

How did you come up with such a crazy project as "Swiss Army Man"?
The directors are complete newcomers.

The two directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have previously made many music videos and short films.
They are incredibly creative, talented people with a great imagination. When I read the script, I already had on page two or three.

You play a corpse there ...

And then I'm found by Hank, that suicidal guy. And then he teaches my body about life: what it means to be alive. In the end, Hank learns how valuable his own existence is.

Is it really a sad or a happy movie? The tone is usually life-affirming, then comes an incredibly depressing finale, crowned by the dirty grin of your corpse.
Of course Hank has to return to the normal world one day.
But you still know he'll get along somehow. I think it has become a happy movie about the joy of life. The depressing scenes are realistic. There is always more than joy and sorrow, in between there is always an area.

In Imperium, you play an FBI agent infiltrating a military-organized Nazi cell in the United States. Right-wing forces are also an issue in Europe - if not necessarily with such militaristic types.
After many demonstrations, we had similar reactions: "These guys do not really exist, right?"
They exist. In the US, we currently see that they are oriented towards the political mainstream. It feels like we made the movie at the right time.

Could the movie have been played in the UK?
Absolute! These nationalist movements are everywhere. At the moment, not only is there an increase in the number but also in the scope of such movements - even within the political systems.

They commute between New York and England. Are you after the nationalist jerk that occurred in the

Brexit culminated, less like in your house?

When I'm in England, I live in London. And that's a bubble in England. Full of people like me who voted against Brexit. I felt a bit stupid after the decision. I was so sure that we would stay in the EU as a country. And suddenly it became clear how far I am from most parts of the country.

They have many young fans who are allowed to vote for the first time. Could you not be a political role model?

It's too late for Brexit. But otherwise I do not want to be too involved. You will not get political advertising with me.

There are actresses who really enjoy doing that.
When an actor talks about politics in interviews, he means that his opinion is valuable. So valuable that others have to listen. That's not how I see it, I have opinions, but I do not know why you should listen to me.

And yet you are doing a political film like Imperium. Because that's the easiest way to expose Nazis?

Because I think that an actor should comment on the policy just like that.


Google+: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead poster

Daniel's official Google+ page was updated yesterday with the poster for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. It was already featured on The Graham Norton Show.

First performance next week! #rosencrantzandguildensternaredead
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page

Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire on The Graham Norton Show

Daniel was a guest on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show together with Joshua McGuire to promote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. It aired yesterday. If you missed it you can watch it below or via iPlayer (available until 28 days after broadcast). Other guests were Tom Hiddleston, Ricky Gervais, Ruth Wilson and music from Tinie Tempah.

Graham also talked with Ricky and Daniel about Extras (2006).

The BBC clip

Full episode (Daniel and Joshua at 26:30)

Via Tinie Tempah's Twitter:

More photos:

picture source: Isabel Infantes/PA Images

Updated: Spanish poster for Imperium and more stills

A poster and several stills are released for Imperium via Vercine, the Spanish distributor. Below you find the ones which feature Daniel as FBI agent Nate Foster. Imperium will be released in Spain on 17th March 2017.

Update: 17th February 2017. A few more stills and another poster.



picture source: Jacob Coppage

Google+: The Graham Norton Show

Daniel was filming The Graham Norton Show yesterday and his official Google+ page is updated with a photo. He was there with Joshua McGuire to promote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Other guests are Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson and music from Tinie Tempah.

The show airs tomorrow on BBC One, 10:35pm (that's 23:35 for Holland).

Graham Norton Show
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page

Harry Potter: The Exhibition NL: Interview with James and Oliver Phelps and more

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is after places like Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Brussel etc. finally in Holland. James and Oliver Phelps (the twins Fred and George Weasley in the films) are here for a few days to promote the exhibition but also for the opening. I sat down with them at the press opening yesterday, but also talked with exhibition makers Eddie Newquist, Frank A. Torres and Julie Jentzen about the films and exhibition at the CineMec in Utrecht Leidsche Rijn.

Below you find the audio from the interviews, which took place together with other sites including, and some photos of the exhibition.

The exhibition is open from tomorrow 11th February to 30th June 2017 2nd September 2017. (extended on 14th June 2017). Tickets are available via

The twins

A part out of the interview: How would you describe the exhibition?
Oliver: "A trip down memory lane"

The makers

Some photos I took:

Official photos:

I conducted the interviews and took photos for Daniel J Radcliffe Holland and Univers Harry Potter. I have chosen to only publish the Daniel as Harry related photos here. If you want to see more check UHP.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

© Daniel J Radcliffe Holland 2017

Harry Potter: The Exhibition in NL: Interview met James en Oliver Phelps en meer

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is na o.a. Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Brussel etc. eindelijk te zien in Nederland. James en Oliver Phelps (de tweeling Fred en George Wemel in de films) zijn hier ter promotie en voor de opening. Ik zat gisteren tijdens de pers opening in de CineMec in Utrecht Leidsche Rijn met ze aan tafel maar praatte ook met de makers Eddie Newquist, Frank A. Torres en Julie Jentzen over de exhibitie en de films.

Hieronder vind je de audio van de interviews, dat tegelijk plaatsvond met andere sites waaronder, en ook een aantal foto's van de exhibitie.

Vanaf morgen 11 februari tot en met 30 juni 2017 2 september 2017 (verlengd op 14 juni 2017) kun je de expo bezoeken. Tickets zijn verkrijgbaar via

De tweeling

Een stuk uit het interview: Kent de tweeling ook Nederlandse Harry Potter woorden?
James en Oliver: "Nee, niet echt veel dingen zijn heel erg verschillend in het Nederlands"
James: "We hebben geleerd dat Zweinstein is "vime"
Mijn reactie: "Hogwarts" in het Nederlands? Zweinstein"
James: "Zweinstein, ja dat is het. Dat is heel verschillend"

(Heb je behoefte aan een volle Nederlandse vertaling van het interview? Laat het weten via een comment. Bij veel belangstelling zal ik eraan beginnen)

De makers

Door mij:

  Officiële photos:

De de door mij gevoerde interviews en foto's zijn voor Daniel J Radcliffe Holland en de Franse website Univers Harry Potter. Ik heb gekozen om hier alleen de foto's i.v.m. Daniel als Harry te publiceren. Als je meer wil zien check dan UHP.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

© Daniel J Radcliffe Holland 2017

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