Updated(3): Daniel Radcliffe is again a guest voice on The Simpsons

Yes, again! Seasons 29 of The Simpsons will kick off tomorrow, 1st October 2017 at 8 pm ET/PT on FOX and this time Daniel has a cameo role playing himself. Talking about this you might remember the photo Hank Azaria shared on Facebook back in June which I have added below.

Entertainment Weekly talked with Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons, and he revealed the following info.
Daniel Radcliffe returns to the show to cameo as himself in an episode about Bart using Sun Tzu's The Art of War to destroy Homer. "They go to a Minecraft-like convention and Daniel is there wearing a costume," explains Jean. "That’s how people like him go to conventions without being seen, and Homer unmasks him, and he gets torn to shreds."
It hasn't been released yet in which episode Daniel will appear.

5th March 2018. I have announced on Facebook that Daniel will appear in the episode called No Good Read Goes Unpunished. Air date will follow.
Update: 12th March 2018. The episode will air on 8th April 2018.
Update: 15th March 2018. Fox's press release.

source: ew.com

Lucia Frühling's Zurich Film Festival Throwback video

Here's a post regarding the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) back in 2016. Lucia Frühling received the following video message from Daniel regarding the red carpet premiere of Imperium which was recorded during the press day at the Festival on 1st October 2016 where he also promoted Swiss Army Man.

Daniel Radcliffe is again a guest voice on Robot Chicken

Season 8 of The Walking Dead opens on 22nd October 2017 in the US and Adult Swim will air a Robot Chicken Walking Dead special called Look Who’s Walking on 8th October 2017 (at midnight).

Several The Walking Dead stars have recorded lines for this episode including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Lennie James, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Rooker, and Josh McDermitt. In this episode they sing 'The Terminus song' but they had to look for replacement for actor Andrew. J. West, who played Gareth in season 5 of The Walking Dead, says director and writer Tom Sheppard [Yahoo!]
“When we were going out to the actors from the show, the agent for the actor who played Gareth [Andrew J. West] from Terminus said he doesn’t sing,” Sheppard says. “So Seth put a call into Daniel Radcliffe…”

“As one does…” Meyer jokes.

“Yes, like you would do,” Sheppard continues, “and basically we had Daniel Radcliffe singing the Terminus song.”
And that means that Daniel has a cameo role in this episode.

Teaser trailer (was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con) which features a part of Daniel singing the Terminus song:

A promotional photo from the episode:


Robot Chicken season 9 will premiere in the winter on Adult Swim.

picture source: Adult Swim

Daniel Radcliffe donates spectacles for Warrington BSL signing choirs' Rock 'n' Roll shades charity auction

Daniel has donated spectacles for Warrington BSL signing choir's Rock 'n' Roll shades charity auction. All the proceeds will be going to the charity 'Warrington BSL choir' for deaf awareness.

The live auction will take place on Saturday 25th November 2017 between 2pm - 4pm at the Manchester Hilton Hotel.  But it's also possible to pre-bid online via Simon Charles Auctioneers online at (online now, lot 28). A note: You have to register.

Thanks to Warrington BSL Choir and Simon Charles Auctioneers for the info.

Daniel wearing the sunglasses:
(Conservatoire International de Lunettes 401 tortoise neon green)

Movie Walker interview (Japan)

And more keeps coming: Another interview in promotion of Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン) in Japan. Movie Walker has just uploaded this interview which also features a message from Daniel to Japanese fans. (looks like a longer version of this interview to me).

source: news.walkerplus.com

Daniel Radcliffe on Oricon News (Japan)

There is another interview with Daniel in promotion of Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン) in Japan. Oricon News, with thanks to Dan Radcliffe Japan for the mention!. Talking about Oricon News, here's their article.

Updated: More photoshoot photos and Daniel Radcliffe on Oha!4 News Live (Japan)

Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン) is released in cinemas today in Japan. More photos have also been released from the photoshoot by Yukitaka Amemiya (via crank-in.net and sankei.com and top.tsite.jp) which you can find below. If more photos appear I'll add them here.

Update: 30th September 2017. Sweet magazine features one new photo, plus interview. Thanks Dan Radcliffe Japan.

Then second there's Oha!4 News Live's interview with Daniel.

The interview starts around 15:40

picture source: Yukitaka Amemiya

Horror2 interview (Japan)

Another Japanese interview appeared online today in promotion of Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン). It is the fourth interview regading the Skype session and again it features a new photo by Yukitaka Amemiya.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

- What kind of movie did you think this was when this role offer came?
Radcliffe: I first thought about setting this role, "I want to do it" I thought. I thought that it would be a very unique buddy movie like Samuel Beckett wrote. At first it was such an image, but it was magnificent that I was surprised to see the completed movie. Indeed it is a unique story with a strange story, but I did not imagine it would be a scaled work.

- The first impression that you heard the synopsis and the impression that you saw the main story are greatly changing works. What did you hear about it in your surroundings?
Radcliffe: Some people say "I love you", others say "What's this!"? But as a reaction I think both are good. The most interesting story I've ever heard is that in a male toilet that was quite crowded after the screening of the Sundance Film Festival 'Swiss Army Man', the man in the private room had farted It seems that there were people there and a big burst of laughter happened. It is the best reaction! I am glad when I hear such a reaction in Japan (laughs).

- Manny of this versatile body is an unprecedented role, isn't it? It's the opposite of zombies where there is no heart, but the body moves, the body does not move but there is a heart. Was not it difficult to make this unknown character?
Radcliffe: That was the very first wall to hit. I was worried about how I should play it. But my friend told me "I can not make a mistake as it is a role I have never had before." "If it is consistent and has entertainment that everyone wants to see, it will be established." The process of making roles with the directors also proceeded with thinking about such things. Although it is a corpse but still alive, it isn't a zombie. There is a soul and there is human nature. It was Manny that I could go a long way to see what it is like.

- In a series of harsh survival scenes, didn't you shake your body considerably?

Radcliffe: Since the actor always thinks that he should be able to use his body freely for his role, conditions were always in place. Is it the water scene that was the hardest in shooting? Even if seawater enters the eyes, a corpse doesn't blink. But honestly I was in trouble I think I was more pale than me! After all I had to act with me.

- What is the charm of Hank and Manny's characters?
Radcliffe: Manny is cute. It is feeling that I am so excited after Manny realizes that "I am alive (* is a corpse)". And always as positive as people looking witty. Such a place is an interesting place, is not it? Hank is a troubled man who has experienced various things in his life. However, I met Manny, it was not only good for me but for Manny I like to think about showing the beauty of the world as much as possible. Although it is a strange story, Hank has a real human feeling in particular, I think that it can be a sympathetic character.

- Although there are many scenes of laughter which become vulgar when making a mistake a step, it is said that it does not become a bad taste. Manny is always charming.
Radcliffe: It is already thanks to the coaches. Directors first said, "The audience wants me to laugh in the first half but I want you to cry in the second half." It's a pretty crazy attempt, but let's do it together anyway! I thought. The man named Hank is a bit weak conscious of his body or human body. I feel like I'm not comfortable with my body. The other party he / she does not want to be with is such a corpse which keeps farting! Although I draw it as a laugh at the beginning, in the end, the physiological phenomena of everyone who is possessed by everyone as represented by a fart is drawn in a symbolic form, "everyone is brilliant to connect with the message that "You ought to be comfortable."

- From the perspective of Radcliffe, what do you think the relationship between Hank and Menny was?
Radcliffe: I think that what is between them is a form of pure love. There is a romantic side but not a sexual thing. I think so because, in whatever form, I want each other to be happy. I think that is pure love.

source: horror2.jp
picture source: Yukitaka Amemiya

Cinemas by shochiku interview (Japan)

The third Japanese interview in promotion of Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン) in Japan and also with another photo by Yukitaka Amemiya. This is the interview from the website called 'Cinemas by Shochiku" and I assume this is also from the "Skype press day".

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

I was surprised by the unexpected development and screenplay I haven't seen before. Where were you attracted to it? Please tell me the point where my heart was caught.

Daniel Radcliffe (Daniel): Of course I thought that the unique place is interesting. However, there are many strange things in the screenplay that was sent to me. However, there are few things that are strange but can become masterpieces. This work is not intended to be promoted as "strange" because I want to be "strange". I was attracted to it and wanted to do it instantly.

When you became a corpse, what was the reaction of the people around you?
Daniel: People around me are not surprised at all. My agent understands that my taste has changed, too (laugh). I am recognized for the fact that I like unusual scripts, and it is very pleasing to receive a strange script . As for the role of the corpse, I felt it was a chance because I thought that there never would be an offer to serve as a corpse in my future career. The corpse of this work is not just a corpse but also bright and charming, and it's not a zombie, it's the reason why I thought that I wanted to do it.

Even if you are a corpse, you can do something for someone. I felt that it was the first message of this work. What do you think?
Daniel: You can make a lot of interpretations, no matter how wonderful works of art. I am pleased that this work is received in various forms as well. The message that I feel is is how we can accept that we are changing and if we can accept the changes of others, the world will be more happy.

Only scenes that are absolutely corpses and dead bodies are foreshadowed ahead of us, but it expresses the uncomfortable part that I feel in my body. It is a universal part that everyone feels, such as dislikes of themselves, places they do not like. How you feel that it is embarrassing how you are keeping love away, if you can unleash your feelings of being embarrassed, you should make it closer to love. I think that this is the message of this work.

How was the role of the corpse made? 
Daniel: It was a role in which I had to use a lot of imagination. Speaking of role creating so far, I will do my research and then I will create the role, but I wasn't able to do research this time, because there is no example. Actually I was a bit worried, but my friend told me that "There is no correct answer for the corpse and that I can't make a mistake," so it got relaxed. From then on, I decided to play while thinking what kind of sound it would make when the corpse came back to life.

 Everything appearing after Harry Potter is eccentric, but how do you think about your future career?
Daniel: After the Harry Potter series, I wasn't planning to make it a career like the present. However, I realized that I was in a position to choose the work that I really wanted to do. From that point I just chose to be led by my taste. The most important is originality, I would like to appear in something if there are fresh voices of screenwriters and directors when I read the script.

Although the protagonists are lacking in living, I think that there are not many people who suffer similarly in reality as well as movies. May I have a message for those people?
Daniel: Because everyone can not live alone, I think you can depend on someone other than yourself. As human beings are social living creatures, I believe that interaction with people and finding friendship will lead to the meaning of life. Because of that, sometimes you have to expose your fragile parts, some people might find it scary, but it should develop into friendship and open relationship.

source: cinema.ne.jp
picture source: Yukitaka Amemiya

Jungle UK trailer

The UK trailer for Jungle has been released by Signature Entertainment. The film will be released in cinemas and on demand on 20th October 2017.

Updated: 60 minutes Australia: Harry Potter 20th anniversary

Because of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter this year 60 minutes Australia has shared Charles Wooley's press junket interviews with Daniel, Emma and Rupert in promotion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (2011).

Update: 26th June 2019.
Today marks 22 years since J.K. Rowling published the first novel in the Harry Potter series. And 60 Minutes Australia has now published their full video.


Chil Chil net interview (Japan)

I assume this is the second interview published with the questions and answers from the Skype interview he did back in August with Japanese journalists. The other one in promotion of Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン) was Cinema Today which also features photos by Yukitaka Amemiya just like this one, you can check the new photos below. Thanks Dan Radcliffe Japan for the mention!

A quote from the interview (there are only a few quotes in there as far as I could tell by translating, this is the one we haven't heard before):

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

"There is a romantic side (to their relationship). I think that it's not love, especially after having a party in the forest, it looks like they are going to kiss, but Hank will kiss Manny later, when Manny saves Hank's life in the water, I kissed Hank, and until now Manny hasn't experienced kissing so Hank gave him that experience."

source: chil-chil.net
picture source: Yukitaka Amemiya

Daniel Radcliffe on ABC Radio Triple J's Drive

ABC Radio Australia's Triple J aired an interview with Daniel in promotion of Swiss Army Man. It was featured in their program called Drive with Veronica & Lewis back in 2016. It aired on 22nd July.

Daniel at 0:51:40

source: abc.net.au/triplej/

Cinema Today interview (Japan)

A new interview appeared online: Japanese website Cinema Today released their exclusive interview with Daniel in promotion of Swiss Army Man (スイス・アーミー・マン) .

Photo via Yahoo! Japan

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Q: It was a surprisingly beautiful and deep movie. After seeing the movie, I am convinced why you wanted to do this work, but it is still a corpse. Did you not hesitate at all?
I really did not hesitate. I read the script and it is very strange but wonderful, I thought it was very beautiful like you said. So, "Oh, if I play the corpse, what do you guys think?" I never thought that, I just thought "I must be part of this movie". And they (The Daniels) made a really beautiful movie. I knew that there was that potential, but when I saw the film when it was actually completed, they felt that they had used the body's joke and very beautiful and deepest stories.

Q: How did you create the role? Since it is a corpse, you should not blink, you can not stand up on your own, and you can not use facial muscles when you are speaking.
For most of the role I was thinking, what would it be like if this happened in real life? And to use the imagination. Also I sent a lot of videos to the Daniels in which I had a strange face and a strange voice. And when I went to the set and saw the dummy being made (to use as corpses), I felt "I already know what to do". Because I was not able to prepare and research much, I just switched off my power and trusted myself to the movie world.

Q: Since the camera can not move when the camera begins to rotate, did you have to think about the orientation and position of your body as well?
is that so. I tried to take a posture that is as uncomfortable as possible. It seems strange that it is such a posture. If a member of the crew came here and said "Are you OK?" I feel like I'm doing a good job. Also, the place to rely on Paul Dano (Hank) was great. He had to learn not only his own lines, but also where I would move my body and head. It was one of the fun challenges in this movie and we worked together in a very special way that we never did with other actors.

Functions of Manny who were actually played by Daniel

Q: What percentage is it really you amongst the many 'Manny's' on screen?
At least 80% is me. One scene in which Manny falls down a hill is a stuntman, but there are not many of those scenes, so 80% is probably me. The remaining
20% is the man sitting behind you (laughs).

Q: Hey! (Looks back, the Manny dol is sitting there)

 Q: Did you actually play the scene in which Manny is a jet ski?
Everyone will think that I am actually not playing that, but I am. I am very proud. It was one of the most exciting scenes I've done. Because in this project we made the movie music first, which is not ordinary, so when we took that scene, we could actually play the music with a huge speaker. So  the audience sees
the exact same thing in the movie. It really happened that day on set. I went in the raft, grabbed the end with my hands, I think Paul was sitting on my back and singing, shouting, pushing up the fist. Manny was very happy at that time, by serving him and letting him escape from the island. It was hard to keep smiling and not to blink.

Q: What kind of thoughts did you came across while shooting that scene?
I do not know ... I heard that (lol).
It was a really wonderful day. Water was a bit cold but exciting. Well, I guess I thought that I was happy because I could do this now.

Q: Did you give a lot of water out of your mouth?

Yeah, I also did it myself.
It's one of my favorites. It's handmade. I took the water to my the mouth through a tube under the jacket. So, I was able to spit out water tremendously. It was a moment when I thought that someone would not be able to believe that it would work out in this way (laughs).

Q: You were dragged around in the forest too.
Paul put me on a blanket and dragged me. At first I was dragging myself only, but knowing that it is very hard to do that. Also, Paul is carrying me most of the time, and not a dummy. He really did it because it is a good thing to feel the actual weight. Paul said that as he finished shooting he had become stronger than before. Everyday he was carrying 125 pounds (about 57 kilograms) of me.

Q: That was a physical challenge for each other.

But if you do more challenging things, you will get more fun. I enjoyed acting with my body. I grew up while doing lots of stunts with the Harry Potter movies, but I was not doing much in the movies back then. That's why I had fun.

The rest of the interview

Q: Was it a new challenge in terms of expressing emotions in a way that movement was quite restricted?

First of all, I was worried about how to show emotional stories without moving my face, eyes and mouth.
However, it may be better to say that it was the job of directors. We trust them, we just do it. I knew that when an emotional moment should come and not when I should not visit, I was just a man. They will come and tell you if you overdo it with an emotional scene. Then you need to keep your expression down. It was a very interesting process.

Q: The scene with the bus was really wonderful. How did you create that scene? 

That is one of the things we filmed at the beginning, I think that was the scene that decided the tone of this movie. If you could pick up one scene from this movie and show it, I will choose the bus scene. Because that scene is funny and strange, from a little vulgar place to a place that is beautifully romantic and strikes you in the chest. Even though the location does not change in about 6 minutes. Screenplay, directing, lighting and production design are also wonderful. That did not bring what I made to a studio in Los Angeles to the forest. As far as I know, while we are rehearsing, the crew found trees and branches in the woods. And I shot it in one and a half hour. It is my favorite scene.

Q: Paul was very beautiful in that scene.
Really so! he looked like a very beautiful woman. We weren't very surprised at that. I think Paul himself even wasn't surprised (laughs).

Swiss Army Man will be released nationwide in TOHO Cinemas on 22nd September 2017.

source: cinematoday.jp
picture source: Yukitaka Amemiya

Jungle stills

More stills from Jungle have been released. I already did share some of the photos via Facebook and Twitter. Other photos via Bloody Disgusting and Cinesky Pictures (distributes to airlines and ships worldwide). Edit September 2017: Also one here via JIFF.

picture source: Hector Alvarez

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