Harry Potter Film Wizardry: Updated Edition

The first edition of Harry Potter Film Wizardry was released back in 2010 (revised and expanded in 2012) by HarperCollins Publishers. The new upcoming revised and updated edition will include additional pages about the final two film installments. It features interviews with cast members, including: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and Alan Rickman (Severus Snape), as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from the producer on all eight films, David Heyman, director David Yates, and production designer Stuart Craig and much more.

Harry Potter Film Wizardry: Updated edition by Brian Sibley will be released on 13th November 2018 (US, UK and NL) and will contain 172 pages. You can pre-order now.

Harry Potter Page to Screen: Updated Edition: The Complete Filmmaking Journey

The first Harry Potter Page to Screen book was released back in 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers. The new upcoming revised & expanded edition features more pages devoted to the Harry Potter films. In addition to that, the book also explores the theme parks in Florida, California and Japan, the sets and props in Leavesden Studios and the House of MinaLima. It also features reflections from the cast and crew on the end of the film series and much more.

Harry Potter Page to Screen: Updated edition by Bob McCabe will be released on 13th November 2018 (US, UK and NL) and will contain 540 pages. You can pre-order now.

Daniel Radcliffe and his personal narrative from set to set is used as the life line that connects all aspects of this memoir, giving structure to the many voices of the Harry Potter family who orate this tale. All of the movies were filmed at the Leavesden Studio in Hertfordshire, England and these pages describe how the Leavesden family dealt with numerous cast, crew, and production dramas, replacements, technical difficulties and countless narrative and visual decisions (HarperCollins).

A Throwback Thursday photo - Harry Potter

Another Throwback Thursday photo appeared online on the official Harry Potter Film Twitter page. A look behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.

The behind-the-scenes trickery of an Undetectable Extension Charm. #TBT

Updated: Miracle Workers release in France

Warner TV France will air Miracle Workers in 2019 (I did already create a post regarding the US release). This has been announced during Turner France's press conference. They released a video of Daniel presenting the show.

If a better (full) quality video becomes available I'll add it. Here's a bit more. For more info on Warner TV France visit their website: warnertv.fr.

Update: 17th January 2019. The release date is 30th March 2019.

Harry Potter stamps released by Royal Mail

British Royal Mail is releasing a set of 15 special stamps together with Warner Bros to celebrate Harry Potter's Wizarding World. The stamps include hidden details that are only visible under ultraviolet light, and the style of the '1' depicting the value on each of the stamps mirrors Harry's scar.

Philip Parker of Royal Mail:
"The Harry Potter movies continue to thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

"The goal with our stamps is to capture the excitement of the Wizarding World and the heroism of the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

"Letters are delivered by owls in the films, but the new stamps are available in post offices from 16th October."
You can pre-order at royalmail.com.
Below you find the ones featuring Daniel as Harry.

Order of the Phoenix photo:

Deathly Hallows part 1 photo:

picture source: AP

Daniel Radcliffe presents at Audience Rewards' 10th Anniversary Celebration

Daniel attended Audience Rewards' 10th Anniversary Celebration on 24th September 2018 at Sony Hall in New York. He was one of the presenters according to broadwayworld.com. The Lifespan of a Fact co-star Bobby Cannavale was one of the attendees. Photos are online, but sadly there aren't any featuring Daniel.

About Audience Rewards
The Lifespan of a Fact at audiencerewards.com

Audience Rewards® launched 10 years ago and remains the first and only rewards program created to thank dedicated patrons of the performing arts for their loyalty. The program was created by a coalition of Broadway theatre operators and performing arts centers around America as a free benefit to consumers, allowing them to earn and redeem ShowPoints for unique theater experiences and merchandise and gain inside access to performing arts information, special services and member events. Audience Rewards is the product of an unprecedented alliance between Broadway's leading theatre owners and presenters across America.

Update: Harry Potter: de 50 beste momenten documentaire

De documentaire Harry Potter: de 50 beste momenten was gisteravond te zien op Net 5. Als je de uitzending hebt gemist is er helaas geen mogelijkheid om hem online terug te kijken, maar je kunt altijd de originele Engelse versie van ITV bekijken. Deze verscheen online eerder dit jaar.

Meer Harry Potter is vanaf volgende week maandag te zien op Net5, ik zal meer hierover op Facebook delen, dus vergeet niet te 'liken' -> DanielJRadcliffe.tk.

Update: 26 September 2018: Toch nog goed nieuws. Aanstaande maandag zendt Net 5 de documentaire nogmaals uit. Tijd: 23:50 tot 01:10.

Deze video is ook gedeeld op Facebook.

The New York Times: The Lifespan of a Fact

The New York Times just published a new article regarding The Lifespan of a Fact. It features the first rehearsal photos (well ok there was one published earlier, which I shared on Facebook, but it was removed about a day later) plus photos from a shoot for The New York Times.

They sat down with the cast as they met Mr. D’Agata and Mr. Fingal for the first time.
Mr. Radcliffe, in a black T-shirt and Vans, has been on Broadway twice since his Harry Potter days. He recalled “going from being a person that the papers don’t care about to being a person that the papers do care about” and realizing, “ ‘Oh, you do just make stuff up.’”

He stopped: “You guys don’t. But there are papers in England …”

The three had some fun with the meta-nature of our talk. At one point, as they collectively struggled to remember the name of a book, Mr. Cannavale suggested: “Make it seem like we knew it.” Mr. Radcliffe added: “We’ll just tell the fact-checker that’s how it happened.”
Performances begin tonight (first preview) at Broadway's Studio 54. Break a leg!



source: nytimes.com
picture source: Jesse Dittmar

A Throwback Thursday photo - Harry Potter

A Throwback Thursday photo has been uploaded on the official Harry Potter Film Twitter page. A  look behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.

A light moment on the dark set of 12 Grimmauld Place. #TBT

Broadway Direct interview

Website Broadway Direct caught up with Daniel and Bobby Cannavale when The Lifespan of a Fact was still in rehearsal.
“I was very excited about this play because it is about ideas and it is also very, very funny,” says Radcliffe. “The dialogue is incredibly snappy and fun, and the topic is really challenging and interesting.”

“Some of my favorite memories of going to the theatre growing up are debating the play with my mum and dad while driving home afterward,” he recalls. “We would have a big conversation about what we saw — what it was about, who was right, and whose side we were on. This play should hopefully provoke a really healthy debate. The issue of truth versus fact is not something that comes up in people’s lives consciously every day, but, actually, once you start really examining it, you certainly see that it affects everyone,” he adds. “Everyone has a different relationship to the truth and to memory.”
In much the same way that some facts in the original piece written by D’Agata underwent transformation, the actors became aware that actual details about the writer and the fact-checker had been embellished as well.
“I think when they had the idea to write the book — well, for the book to be interesting — I think they invented a much more antagonistic relationship with each other than was probably true in reality,” says Radcliffe.

Cannavale concurs: “They’d be the first ones to admit that they weren’t really at each other’s throats. They both recognized that they were, in their own words, nerds, and they sort of grooved on each other. They were both good with language. What they created made for better drama.”
The play, of course, ratchets this drama a up notch or two.
“It’s like Being John Malkovich or something! It is this hyperdramatized version of these two guys and the experience that they had.” Says Radcliffe, “The play uses the book’s discussion and a lot of the specific points that Jim raises in fact-checking John’s essay, and reframes them in a very fictional, probably much more dramatic, context than it was in real life.”
On embracing their character
“I’ve fallen in love with my character, Jim, and his point of view,” says Radcliffe. “I do really think there is something noble and essential about fact-checking. I was surprised to learn that in recent years not every book or article is fact-checked. There is something impressive about people who are dedicated to finding a kind of neutral, unbiased, objective truth in something; it seems like an impossible job.”
Referring to Jim’s copious 130 pages of fact-checking notes for a 15-page essay, he adds:
“OK, he surely didn’t need to do all this, but it makes a fine character in the play because he is completely uncompromising. I have a lot of respect for his diligence, his intelligence, and the idea that you don’t have to tell half-truths to write something beautiful, that truth is beautiful in and of itself.”
“I think at first he (Bobby as John) is just very irritated by my character,” says Radcliffe, who takes a more conceding approach toward the conflict.

“Over the course of the play John probably comes to have a grudging respect for Jim’s intelligence and drive and relentlessness, but I don’t think he ever comes around to really liking him,” says the actor. “It is an adversarial relationship, but I actually think that Jim can see the side of John’s writing that is art and where art sometimes has to diverge from being completely factually accurate.”
source: broadwaydirect.com

Updated(2): Broadway.com: Fall Theater preview

You can watch broadway.com's Fall Theater preview below, including a short interview with the cast of The Lifespan of a Fact. It was recorded during the press event on 6th September 2018.

Update: 17th September 2018. Photos taken by Caitlin McNaney.
Update: 21st September. Another photo.

Paul Wontorek's photo.


Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show

Daniel promoted The Lifespan of a Fact on the Today Show today. There were two segments featuring Daniel: one of him alone, and the other together with Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale. Jose A. Perez shared a few photos on Instagram.

Today Show: Kathie Lee and Hoda - Fact or Fiction game.
(there's a little Spider-Man spideradcliffe moment :) )

Photos via the show's Instagram (photos by Nathan Congleton)

source: today.com

Miracle Workers: release in 2019

It was initially announced that Miracle Workers would release this Summer, but the TV series is now set for a 2019 release on TBS. There's no exact date yet as far as I know.

ICYMI: Last month they were doing re-shoots.

Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Daniel promoted The Lifespan of a Fact on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. He also reacted to Harry Potter memes and revealed how he's going to manage Fantasy Football leagues while doing Sunday performances on Broadway. Oh and he also talked about Guns Akimbo.

picture source: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Korean poster for Beast of Burden and more stills

Korean poster for Beast of Burden (작전명 비스트) and more stills (including one behind the scenes photo) via Storm Pictures Korea. The film is already playing, since 6th September 2018.



Behind the scenes:

Updated(7): The Lifespan of a Fact press junket interviews

Yesterday there was a press day for The Lifespan of a Fact and the press junket videos are now arriving online. There's also broadwayworld.com via Facebook, plus a photo) More photos: Pix 11 and broadway.com.

Todaytix.com asked the cast to share the rumours they’ve heard reported about themselves (photo). See also their video below.

Update: 11th September 2018. Theatermania.com and todaytix.com.
Update: 25th September 2018. Video via the play's Facebook page.
Update: 28th September 2018. Broadway.com video.
Update: 4th October 2018. Pix 11 video.
Update: 23rd October 2018. New York Live video.
Update: 22nd November 2018. Theatermania.com's Theater gone wrong.
Update: 27th November 2018.  Another TodayTix video.

New York Live

Pix 11

This video is also shared on Facebook.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

Associated Press (AP)



Theatermania.com - Theater Gone Wrong

Can The Lifespan of a Fact star Daniel Radcliffe convince you to see his show in 15 seconds?

Video 2 - Why Theater matters
This video is also shared on Facebook.


This video is also shared on Facebook.

The Lifespan of a Fact photocall

Daniel attended a 'meet & greet' press event today for The Lifespan of a Fact. (ICYMI, there was one for the cast back in August, photo 1, photo 2). You can find a selection of photos from the cast photocall (with Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Daniel and Director Leigh Silverman) at The New 42nd Street Studio in New York below. More photos: Aron Ranen, Playbill's Roberto Araujo, playbill.com, theatermania.com, justjared.com. Performances will begin on 20th September.

We can also expect interviews online soon.

A photos via Daniel's official Google+ page:

Press event! #Thelifespanofafact #BobbyCannavale #CherryJones

picture source: Walter McBride, John Lamparski, Bruce Glikas

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