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20 February 2017 0
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.

source: musikexpress.de/memovies

Google+: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead poster

19 February 2017 0
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

18 February 2017 0
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.

Updated: Spanish poster for Imperium and more stills

16 February 2017 0
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.

Google+: The Graham Norton Show

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

10 February 2017 0
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.

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

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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.

Updated(7): Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead press junket interviews

07 February 2017 0
Updated(7): Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead press junket interviews
The first interviews with Daniel, David Haig and Joshua McGuire from today's press day for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic Theatre. There's more to come. Good Morning Britain will air tomorrow. There is a photo via Richard Arnold's Instagram.

Update: 8th February 2017. Good Morning Britain, clip about Cursed Child, AP. Reuters and Sky News.
Update: 10th February 2017. Magic Radio clip.
Update: 14th February 2017. Another AP and Sky News clip.
Update: 23rd February 2017. Another Magic Radio clip about Daniel's addiction to quiz shows such as Pointless, plus Joshua interviews Daniel for Vanity Fair UK and vice versa.
Update: 24th February 2017. Another Sky News clip.
Update: 25th February 2017. Questions game video by The Old Vic.
Update: 19th March 2017. Heat Radio clip: Daniel on the Empire Awards.




This video is also shared on Facebook.

quiz shows


Regarding the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film rumour: Daniel "would think about" playing Harry Potter again if it were ever to be made into a film.







WhatsOnStage

This video is also shared on Facebook

ITV London News. Also has a mention of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Vanity Fair




Awful auditions

This video is also shared on Facebook.


This video is also shared on Facebook.

Google+: Press day

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Google+: Press day
There is a new photo shared on Daniel's official Google+ page regarding Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Press day! #RosencrantzandGuildensternaredead #oldvic 
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Updated: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead rehearsal photos

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Updated: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead rehearsal photos
More Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead rehearsal photos have been released by the Old Vic Theatre after they released the first one yesterday. Below you find the photos which feature Daniel as Rosencrantz.

Update:
8th February 2017. More photos.

The first one which was released yesterday

https://www.facebook.com/DanielJRadcliffeHolland/posts/1019842128120136

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picture source: Manuel Harlan

Updated: Google+: BBC Radio 4 Today

01 February 2017 0
Updated: Google+: BBC Radio 4 Today
Via Daniel's official Google+ page. Tune in tomorrow! BBC Radio 4, 6-9am. I'll add the audio to this post once it's available.

Update
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2nd February 2017. Listen and/or download here: What is Radcliffe's next role? (available for 6 days after broadcast) or here around 1:41:59 (available for 29 days after broadcast).

He also talks about why he still hasn't seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
"I just feel it would not be a relaxing evening at the theatre," he said of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
"I assume every night there are 1,000 Harry Potter fans in the audience," he continued, adding it was "fantastic" they were there to see the play.
Via BBC:
Rehearsals have just begun for one of the most anticipated theatrical events of the year. It is the 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Sir Tom Stoppard's first play opened at the Edinburgh Festival before moving to the National Theatre in 1967, where it became a massive success and made his name.

Our BBC arts correspondent, Rebecca Jones, sits in on rehearsals on the upcoming production.
Via Google+:

Today show will be doing a special piece on the 50th anniversary of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead featuring interviews with Sir Tom Stoppard, Josh McGuire and Dan. Tune in tomorrow! Thank you @r4jones
source: bbc.co.uk

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Google+: Swiss Army Man behind the scenes photos

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Google+: Swiss Army Man behind the scenes photos
More Swiss Army Man behind the scenes photos via Daniel's official Google+ page.

BTS - #swissarmyman Happy Wednesday!
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