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Updated: Playmobil: The Movie featurette "Daniel Radcliffe is Rex Dasher"

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Updated: Playmobil: The Movie featurette "Daniel Radcliffe is Rex Dasher"
Playmobil: The Movie featurette called "Daniel Radcliffe is Rex Dasher" via ON Entertainment.

Update: 24th September 2019. More voice recording footage via Sony Music Soundtracks

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Stuttgarter Zeitung interview

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Stuttgarter Zeitung interview
Interview in promotion of Playmobil: The Movie (Playmobil: Der Film)'s release in Germany. Looks like it's a press release since it's the same as this one which I shared yesterday.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Mr. Radcliffe, you voice in Playmobil: The Movie in the original version an elegant spy. Surely James Bond served as a role model, right?
Of course.
I'm actually very bad at imitating. But when I applied for this voice role, at least I tried to get Roger Moore as close as possible to the voice samples.

Why Moore?
Well, in terms of smoothness and charm, there was no connection that could hurt him, right?
Besides, I've internalized him more than anyone else. If you turn on the ITV station on Sundays in England, Roger Moore does not really come around as 007. That's always been the case.

Shouldn't you rather be a fan of Pierce Brosnan?

Of course I am.  Pierce is the James Bond of my generation. He was not only elegant, but also gave the impression of taking the lead in every fight. Especially Brosnan has a personal meaning for me as he starred in my very first movie The Tailor of Panama. Looking back, I'm still thrilled with how nice he was to me back then - and that he even signed autographs for my entire class without complaining!

Soon a new bond will be searched. Wouldn't that be something for you?

Oh, I'm afraid I'm too nerdy and neurotic to play James Bond. And I have too many self-doubt. The Playmobil version of 007 suits me much better.

Did you play with your own Playmobil when you were younger?

I had a big boat, the hospital and a helicopter. Everything is packed in a box at my parensts house so I can bring it out later if I have children myself. Fortunately, as I see with my two godsons, today children still play with real toys, not just digital ones. The older one, who is turning 13, also has toys, which makes me really happy. Even if such statements make me sound really old.

Luckily, Harry Potter has been a toy in many variations for many years. What kind of a feeling is this?
Very bizarre and you never get used to it. The character Rex Dasher in Playmobil - The Movie is something else that should not look like me. I could even give Rex to my godsons. It was too weird for all the Harry Potter stuff. I did not want to reveal where my face is on the backpack. But all in all, I've reconciled myself with the thing and hardly remember what it was like before I found it in toy stores and other stores around the world. In the meantime, there are many more weird things.

Such as?
Above all, I mean the Harry Potter area in the theme parks of Universal Studios. There it exists as a hologram, forever preserved in my form as a 19-year-old. I'll almost certainly never get used to that.

Has your godson been there before?
No, but my girlfriend has been there. A friend of hers is a big Harry Potter fan, so I organized this trip for her. All the other visitors must have thought she was completely crazy because she always laughed when she saw my face again. In fact, it sometimes happened that my girlfriend was mistaken for a crazy fan. She likes to talk about how she wanted to send me a parcel and everyone at the post office looked at her pitifully when they noticed that it was addressed to Daniel Radcliffe.

Did you collect all the merchandise and toys that have your face?
For God's sake, no. I'm sure I have one or the other somewhere. Especially action figures. But most of what I got, I gave away to friends with kids. Having a collection inbetween my own four walls would feel a bit outlandish.


AP Archive: On this day: 23 August 2000

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AP Archive: On this day: 23 August 2000
Via AP (Associated Press): On this day video featuring the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone cast announcement in London on 23rd August 2000. 19 years ago today!

Archive video: Harry Potter interview (2001)

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Archive video: Harry Potter interview (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone interview soundbite (2001).

First still for Guns Akimbo

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First still for Guns Akimbo
Below you find the first official still for Guns Akimbo featuring Daniel as Miles. It's released via

picture source: Jen Raoult

Guns Akimbo to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

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Guns Akimbo to premiere at Toronto Film Festival
Announcement of the day: Guns Akimbo will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival runs from 5-15th September 2019.

The full program schedule will be released on 20th August.
According to Maze Pictures the film will premiere on 9th September.

picture source: Jen Raoult (via

Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe on Absolute Radio Breakfast Show

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Updated(2): Daniel Radcliffe on Absolute Radio Breakfast Show
Daniel on Absolute Radio's Breakfast Show with Bush and Richie promoting Playmobil: The Movie. This was one of the interviews recorded back in April and aired this morning. There is also this photo shared by Leona Graham.

Richie Firth and Andy Bush normally have the show Hometime with Bush & Richie, but Andy announced on Facebook that they present the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show for two weeks and that Daniel is their first guest. For a free download and iTunes link, click here.

During the press day Daniel met Burly Bear. Burly belongs to fashion hairdresser Ken O'Rourke Photos: Photo 1 | photo 2.

Update: 18th August 2019. For the full unedited interview (plus extra audio of him talking about his first AOL e-mail address) Download here: iTunes and Android
Update: 6th June 2021. Giphy gifs added below.

Photo via Twitter (Andy Bush):


Giphy - Absolute Radio

picture source: Nicky J Sims

Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 1's Matt and Mollie

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 1's Matt and Mollie
Daniel played AlphabetiCall on BBC Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show with Matt and Mollie. It was already recorded back in April but the video was released this morning. Also available at BBC Sounds.

All he has to do is to make a prank call where each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet.

Playmobil: The Movie is out in cinemas today in the UK.


Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon

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Daniel Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon
Daniel on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon in promotion of Playmobil: The Movie. The interview aired today.

If you missed it you can listen to it at BBC Sounds. You can also download the interview via the  Steve Wright's Big Guests podcast.

Daniel Radcliffe on Capital FM Breakfast Show

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Daniel Radcliffe on Capital FM Breakfast Show
This morning you could listen to Daniel on Capital FM London's Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp.  It was an interview in promotion of Playmobil: The Movie which was already recorded back in April. If you missed it you can watch the video below.

A photo via Twitter:


Het Nieuwsblad interview (BE)

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Het Nieuwsblad interview (BE)
Het Nieuwsblad, dagblad in België, heeft een interview met Daniel gepubliceerd ter promotie van Playmobil: The Movie a.k.a. Playmobil de Film. Reporter Eva sprak hem in Londen. Hieronder enkele nieuwe uitspraken. “Ik James Bond? Daar ben ik te nerdy voor”

Rex Dasher. Een geheim agent, die verdacht veel doet denken aan James Bond.
“De naam van Bond werd zeer vaak genoemd als het ging over Rex. In mijn geval is dat dan een slechte imitatie geworden van Roger Moore als Bond. Rex heeft ook dat gladde en minzame.”

“Dat Rex overloopt van het zelfvertrouwen, is wat het zo plezierig maakt. Ik denk niet dat ik zo ben, maar ik ken wel mensen die op hem lijken. Mensen die er niet aan zouden denken aan zichzelf te twijfelen. Misschien zou ik dat graag ook kunnen. Maar een beetje zelftwijfel is ook goed voor je. (lacht) In de film wordt duidelijk dat Rex trouwens niet zo vlot is als hijzelf denkt. En Marla spreekt hem aan op zijn gedrag. Al valt te betwijfelen hoeveel hij daarvan oppikt.”
Over Playmobil
“Ik had de piratenboot, het ziekenhuis en de helikopter. Ze zitten in een doos op zolder bij mijn ouders, klaar om weer uitgepakt te worden als ik zelf kinderen heb. Ik creëerde mijn eigen verhalen met ze, speelde scènes na. Het is het dichtste dat ik ooit kwam tot echte acteerlessen. Tot mijn elfde speelde ik ermee, daarna kreeg ik het idee dat het niet meer kon. (lacht) Dan komen de games en de meisjes. De tienerhormonen beginnen te werken. En in mijn geval was dat ook de leeftijd waarop ik films begon te maken.”
Animatie liefhebber
“Het meeste van wat ik bekijk, is animatie. Films, maar ook reeksen zoals Bojack Horseman waar ik zelf ook in speelde, Rick & Morty, Big mouths, al is dat niet echt voor het Playmobil-publiek. (lacht) Sommige animatiefilms zijn van de beste films van de afgelopen twintig jaar. Monsters inc vind ik een van de beste aller tijden in dat genre. Mijn liefde voor animatiefilm en het feit dat ik nu toch een keer Bond kon spelen, dat waren mijn twee grote motivaties om hieraan mee te doen.”

Heat magazine: Answering the internet...with Daniel Radcliffe

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Heat magazine: Answering the internet...with Daniel Radcliffe
Heat magazine uploaded this video today called Answering the internet... with Daniel Radcliffe. It was recorded back in April during the press day for Playmobil:The Movie.

We sat down with Daniel Radcliffe and got him to answer the stan tweets you never thought he'd see! From eyebrows, Wolverine to Ru Paul's Drag Race; Daniel has all the answers you've been waiting for.

Updated(7): Playmobil: The Movie press junket interviews (UK)

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Updated(7): Playmobil: The Movie press junket interviews (UK)
Interviews from the Playmobil: The Movie press junket in London recorded back in April. There are also photos: stylist Aimée Croysdill, this one, and Simon Harkness. Radio Nova 100 video.

If more appear I'll add them (also waiting for KidsKnowBest with Omari McQueen)

Update: 6th August 2019. KidsKnowBest interview and It's Gone Viral added.
Update: 7th August 2019. VRT NWS (België), Yahoo Movies UK, Blue Peter clip, Ireland AM.
Update: 8th August 2019. Blue Peter. Second Blue Peter video is added below.
Update: 10th August 2019. First News - kids newspaper.
Update: 15th August 2019. Full Sky FYI video (a clip was shared on Twitter).
Update: 26th August 2019. Scoop with Raya.
Update: 12th December 2019. Studio 10 Australia,

Daniel received a Blue Peter badge.
CBBC Blue Peter - Classic toy challenge
Photo via MEGA! magazine's Twitter. The interview is featured in their latest issue:

MEGA's video

YouTube Kids app - Find your Inner Explorer playlist.
Download the app here: Google PlayApple App Store


National Geographic Kids
It's Gone Viral - Hidden Quotes game

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Deze video is ook gedeeld op Facebook.

Yahoo video 1
Yahoo video 2
First News

Scoop with Raya

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Studio 10

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on Magic Radio

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Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on Magic Radio
Daniel had a press day for Playmobil: The Movie back in April and he also visited Magic Radio. They have published their video today.

Playmobil Arms - Emma B caught up with Daniel Radcliffe to play a spot of Jenga, oh and we wanted to see how they'd do with arms like Playmobil characters. Let's see how they got on!

Update: 7th August 2019. Second video added.

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picture source: Nicky J Sims

20 Minutes interview (Switzerland)

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20 Minutes interview (Switzerland)
A new interview by 20 Minutes in promotion of Playmobil: The Movie (Playmobil Le Film). The film will be released in Switzerland later this week: 7th August.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Did this film revive childhood memories?
Yes, especially by doing press these last days. I wondered with which toys I had fun when I was a kid. I had some Playmobil and I imagined detailed dialogues between all my figurines.

What is the worst memory of your childhood?

I hated school. I was really not good at studying or playing sports. I thought that I had no particular talent and that I had a bad self-esteem. This is one of the reasons that my agent suggested to my parents to send me an audition for the role of Harry Potter. As my classmates did not do that kind of thing, he thought I would feel special.

And the best?

I went to a private English school, the kind of place where everyone comes from the same social background and there is not a lot of diversity. So I'm very grateful to have been taken to a movie set where I worked with people from all over the world.

What is the most difficult thing when you become famous so young around the world?

You must find out what is important to you and who you are. If you define yourself as a famous person and see yourself like this, you will break your mouth because you will not stay forever. The celebrity always ends up disappearing and you have to be comfortable with the person who remains at his departure. Fuck the red carpet, that's what I like the least in my work. I'm just trying to lead a life as normal as possible.

What does a normal day look like for you?

I get up, exercise, and read two or three hours. Then I answer the messages and if I have a job that day, I leave to give interviews or others. When I go home, I order a meal and watch sports on TV. Tonight there is the darts championship.

And you like that?

It is a sport that has a lot of success in England and takes place in front of 5000 spectators. I do not know how to play it but I love to watch it. I can not explain why I'm addicted. It's super fascinating.

How important is work-life balance?

I'm making progress on this. Before, I was happy by doing one shoot after another. Shortly after meeting my girlfriend six or seven years ago, she said, "You should try to leave for a vacation. "I thought I would hate it and that I could not relax, then I started taking a vacation once a year and found it great.


Playmobil: The Movie: Rex Dasher and his electric Porsche Mission E

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Playmobil: The Movie: Rex Dasher and his electric Porsche Mission E
A new clip in promotion of Playmobil: The Movie has been published by Porsche. Rex Dasher and his electric Porsche Mission E on the test track.

Secret agent Rex Dasher tests the limits of his new gadget, the Mission E, on track at Porsche Leipzig. Just how much energy does this electric powerhouse have? Stay tuned for the feature film release, where the real action begins.

Playmobil: The Movie: Daniel Radcliffe as Rex Dasher

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Playmobil: The Movie: Daniel Radcliffe as Rex Dasher
Below you find some press quotes released by StudioCanal, the UK distributor of Playmobil: The Movie.

Daniel Radcliffe about Rex Dasher:
 “I am not a person who thinks of myself as much as Rex Dasher clearly does, so it was just quite fun to inhabit the mind of a person with way too much confidence, far more than is actually earned,” says Radcliffe. “He is sort of Playmobil world’s version of James Bond. He exists to be a toy parody of James Bond, but it’s all sorts of the silliest bits of Bond—more of the Roger Moore-era Bond than the Daniel Craig persona,”
On the world of animation:
 “Frankly, I am much more likely to spend my time watching an animated film or TV show than I am to be watching live-action actors,” he admits. “When I spoke to our director Lino and he pitched me his entire vision for the film, his enthusiasm and joy were infectious. There was something about playing Playmobil James Bond and I found the script to be really funny and sweet. It’s nice to be involved in something that my godchildren can watch now.”
Playing with Playmobil as a kid:
 “I had a Playmobil island with a palm tree on it as well as a Playmobil pirate ship,” he recalls. “I think it's a strange, cool thing to suddenly be part of a Playmobil movie. There is some part of you—the seven-, eightyear-old child still residing inside of you just goes, ‘Yeah, that's the coolest thing in the world, do that right now!’ So, I am so grateful for Playmobil for all those happy hours of my childhood, and thank you also from my parents because the toys took me off their hands for a few hours!”
 Lino DiSalvo:
“It’s a very ambitious movie, because it’s part live-action and part animated, and it’s a musical, comedy and adventure,” he adds. “Lino is putting a huge amount of care and attention into it and coming up with something that pays a lovely homage to the world of imagination and how toys fire up the imagination and make you connect with others. So hopefully the film as a whole will be imbued with that same kind of joy of discovery and the sort of family relationship between Marla and her brother is very sweet, and I know it's a film like all good kid’s films, it's funny and it's silly and it's entertaining, but it's ultimately got a really lovely message and hopefully one that kids will enjoy and take something from.”