2020 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland


Happy New Year, 2021

Marion 31 December 2020 0
Happy New Year, 2021

This year is coming to an end. You can view a top 5 list of Daniel J Radcliffe Holland's most viewed posts from 2020 on Facebook. It does give an impression of how 2020 has been with the coronavirus pandemic.

Besides the fact that this has been a different, weird and difficult year I still would like to say Happy New Year everyone! Stay safe and healthy. Thanks for visiting and see you in 2021!

Let's hope that it will be a much better year.

(Giphy NYSM2, 2016)

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Merry Christmas: A Throwback video

Marion 25 December 2020 0
Merry Christmas: A Throwback video

Merry Christmas

I decided to share this throwback video of Daniel wishing everyone a Merry Christmas during the press junket for the Kill Your Darlings Cut Up Art exhibition in 2013 (via purebreak.com).

This year is a weird one with the coronavirus pandemic. Still I hope you can enjoy this day and relax. Stay safe and healthy.

Merry Christmas: Escape from Pretoria cast and crew photo

Marion 24 December 2020 0
Merry Christmas: Escape from Pretoria cast and crew photo
A cast and crew photo has been shared with a Christmas greeting on the official Escape from Pretoria Instagram page.

A blesséd and peaceful #ChristmasGreeting to everyone from the cast crew of #EscapeFromPretoria - as the world looks forward to 2021! 🎊
Get ready for the exciting release of #EscapeFromPretoria on @PrimeVideoUK on #AmazonPrimeVideoUK in the #NewYear2021!!

Screen magazine (Japan)

Marion 20 December 2020 0
Screen magazine (Japan)

Daniel, Rupert and Emma are featured on the cover of the new issue of Screen magazine Japan as Harry Ron and Hermione. It's the February 2021 issue. This is a photo in promotion of Harry Potter (ハリーポッター) and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

I assume this is in relation to the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter which will be celebrated next year. Release: 21st December 2020.

source: screenonline.jp

Christmas message from Daniel Radcliffe to everyone at Minchinhampton Primary School

Marion 19 December 2020 0
Christmas message from Daniel Radcliffe to everyone at Minchinhampton Primary School

Minchinhampton Primary School received a Christmas video message from Daniel.
"Hopefully 2021 can be a little bit more normal than 2020 has been"

A special Christmas message to everyone at Minchinhampton Primary School.🤩
Thank you Bethany for letting us share it.

Updated(2): L'Optimum magazine outtakes (Thailand)

Marion 19 December 2020 0
Updated(2): L'Optimum magazine outtakes (Thailand)

Photographer Eric Silverberg shared the following outtakes today on his Instagram Story, from the shoot for Thailand's L'Optimum magazine (2015).

He also has been sharing other outtakes which I have added to this site's Facebook page as a Facebook Story, so make sure you 'like' the page so don't miss anything.

If more appear I'll add them.

Update: 21st December 2020. Another one.
25th December 2020. Another one.

(I have blurred the two accounts who are written on the photo. I assume he added them because he think's it's Daniel's official account. It's not. Daniel has no social media)

Harry Potter Throwback

Marion 15 December 2020 0
Harry Potter Throwback

A Harry Potter Throwback: The official Twitter page shared a photo featuring David Yates and Daniel on the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It's part of their Christmas in the Wizarding World theme.

Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates regroup while filming the final meeting of Dumbledore's Army before the Christmas holiday. #WizardingWorldChristmas

Guns Akimbo Japanese poster

Marion 4 December 2020 0
Guns Akimbo Japanese poster

Below you see the Japanese poster for Guns Akimbo (ガンズ・アキンボ). The Film will be released in Japan on 26th February 2021. The distributor is Pony Canyon. Thanks to Carol from Dan Radcliffe Japan for sharing the news.

Daniel Radcliffe on Hot Ones

Marion 3 December 2020 0
Daniel Radcliffe on Hot Ones

Daniel was a guest on the season finale of First We Feast's Hot Ones. The show has hot questions (subjects include The interactive special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend and Escape from Pretoria, both are out on Netflix now) and even hotter wings.

Watch the video to see
how he is with spicy food and ranks the hot sauce. It's recorded at his home in New York (because yes we sadly still have to deal with the coronavirus pandemic). A special announcement was shared on social media.

Denville Hall: Daniel Radcliffe's message

Marion 3 December 2020 0
Denville Hall: Daniel Radcliffe's message

Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors and other members of the theatrical profession, received support messages from their ambassadors and supporters this week. One of them is Daniel. He thanks everyone working there in this insane year with the coronavirus pandemic.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

Inside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Marion 1 December 2020 0
Inside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

A look back at 2005: On 17th November 2005 Inside Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire aired which is an A&E special. A look behind the scenes including interviews with cast and crew.

It's also featured on the Collector's and Ultimate Edition of the Goblet of Fire DVD and Blu-ray (US) and on the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection DVD & Blu-ray box set (US, 2014).

Updated: UWin experience: The Wonderful Wizarding Quiz

Marion 30 November 2020 0
Updated: UWin experience: The Wonderful Wizarding Quiz

Were you one of the winners who joined UWin's The Wonderful Wizarding Quiz yesterday? (Phoebe J, María D, Emily M, Olivia P, Katie M, Joe G) If so, Congrats!

Harry Potter cast members (Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, David Holmes and more) attended the private Zoom quiz (virtual meeting because of the coronavirus pandemic). UWin has shared the following photo on social media which shows that Daniel also joined! (He wasn't announced in advance) Edit: It was a pre-recorded video message.

Update: 8th December 2020. A video below.

You were able to have a chance to win by donating an amount of money. With this experience UWin raised money for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, and Marie Curie.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

Demelza's virtual celebration of Christmas

Marion 24 November 2020 0
Demelza's virtual celebration of Christmas

Demelza is unable to hold their usual Celebration of Christmas at Canterbury Cathedral due to the coronavirus pandemic so they will have a virtual celebration of Christmas this year. The (pre-recorded) event will take place on 15th December. Time: 7 - 8pm. It will include special guests, favourite Christmas carols and readings But.. also a special message from Daniel Radcliffe! Everything to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

You can buy a ticket (£20.00) at demelza.org.uk/virtualchristmas.

Updated: Tom Felton’s Home Party: 19 Years Later

Marion 15 November 2020 0
Updated: Tom Felton’s Home Party: 19 Years Later

He wasn't announced as a guest but what a surprise it was! Daniel attended Tom Felton's Home Party: 19 Years Later on Veeps yesterday. An online event (coronavirus pandemic) celebrating 19 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It also featured appearances by Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, James and Oliver Phelps, Jason Isaacs, Louis Cordice, Alfie Enoch, Joshua Herdman, Chris Rankin, and director Chris Columbus.

Daniel mentioned the upcoming celebration of 20 years next year:

"My first thoughts are that this is but a mere preview of the nostalgia we’ll be immersed in next year when it hits 20 years since the first film was released. ‘I feel like we’ll be doing a lot of reminiscing probably in various forms next year."

"It feels insane that that much time has gone by […] It seems impossible that all that time has passed"

Website The Leaky Cauldron shared a clip on Facebook.There is a video on Weibo.
7th December 2020. Leaky has deleted their video(s).

Screen capture:

If you missed it you can still purchase a ticket at tomfelton.veeps.com because the livestream is available for rewatch until 21st November at 12pm PT. A portion of all sales will be going to The Liv Project.

picture source: screen capture Tom Felton, @t22felton (first photo)

Kijk Guns Akimbo nu gratis bij Pathé Thuis

Marion 15 November 2020 0
Kijk Guns Akimbo nu gratis bij Pathé Thuis

Pathé geeft deze maand gratis films weg via streamingdienst Pathé Thuis. Dit omdat we nog steeds in een gedeeltelijke lockdown zitten door het coronavirus en momenteel alle bioscopen dicht zijn.

Vandaag, 15 november, kun je gratis kijken naar Daniel's recente film de actie comedy Guns Akimbo. Hoe? Je hoeft alleen een account te hebben. Klik op 'kijk vanaf €0,-'. Vervolgens heb je 30 dagen de tijd om de film te starten. Wanneer je eenmaal bent begonnen heb je 48 uur om deze af te kijken. Link naar de film: pathe-thuis.nl.

TNT Latin America interview

Marion 12 November 2020 0
TNT Latin America interview
A Guns Akimbo (Manos a las Armas) video from TNT Latin America.

Updated(2): UWin experience: Daniel Radcliffe festive message

Marion 2 November 2020 0
Updated(2): UWin experience: Daniel Radcliffe festive message

UWin creates online campaigns to help charities in these times during the coronavirus pandemic. A new experience they have added is a Daniel Radcliffe festive message raising money for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK.

Donate an amount of money for a chance to win your very own personalised video message from Daniel. If you win, Daniel can wish your family, friend, or yourself very happy Christmas, Festive Season or a Happy Holidays as you wish! You have one month left to join. Follow UWin on Facebook for notifications of the draw.

Update: 13th November 2020. A video message regarding this sweepstake.
Update: 22nd December 2020. Kamila has won the personalised message. Video below.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

For more information on this sweepstake visit their website uwin.co.uk. You can also win a festive message from Harry Potter co-stars such as Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch and more.

Kamila received this video:

Première magazine interview (FR)

Marion 27 October 2020 0
Première magazine interview (FR)

French Première magazine reposted their interview with Daniel from back in 2015. This in promotion of a replay of Victor Frankenstein (Docteur Frankenstein), this Friday on TF1 Séries Films.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Films like Kill Your Darlings or What If had made us bet our shirt that you were done with the fantasy. It looks like we lost a shirt ...
I'm sorry, sometimes I don't quite understand the consequences of my actions.
(Laughter.) But it's true, I kind of dove back and, the strangest thing, I'm still not a horror or fantasy freak. Like the overwhelming majority of people who know Frankenstein, I haven't read the book. I don’t have geek tastes, I prefer to read things more deeply rooted in society. You talk about Kill Your Darlings: you could say I'm more Allen Ginsberg than Mary Shelley, if you will. I like crazy narrative postulates, twisted psychological sub-texts.

But, precisely, a myth like that of Frankenstein is built on a crazy premise and a twisted psychological subtext ...
Absolutely, that's probably why I always end up coming back to ghosts and Gothic castles.
They make it possible to convey breakneck ideas to the general public. Look at Horns: a criminal investigation led by a young horned guy, it would still be a pity to miss it because I refuse the fantastic! This is why, while I apologize for losing your bet, I do not apologize to those who moaned at the announcement of Victor Frankenstein. Yes, this is another Frankenstein movie, but come on! These people should know that we are aiming for something other than cheap thrills. No way to compete with that damn Annabelle or other stuff supposed to knock you off your chair.

It feels like the movie is all about your complicated relationship with James McAvoy. Everything Kill Your Darlings or Horns was already about the ambiguous relationships you had with other stars.
With James, we acted like a devious buddy movie that pits the doctor against Igor, the feverish assistant I play.
It’s true that the experience reminded me of the job with Dane DeHaan in Kill Your Darlings: a charismatic guy confronts his more vulnerable double. Working in pairs does me a lot of good. But when you have played an eponymous hero of the saga, the tragedy is that you are relentlessly building films on your name alone. I love The Lady in Black but, frankly, walking around alone in a mansion has been a rather razor-sharp experience ...

Is sharing the poster also a way to blend Harry into the background once and for all?
No, I don't believe in that idea. It won't take a movie to forget Harry, only time will. It would be an illusion to seek at all costs the miracle counter-use which will suddenly reinvent me. I repeat to my actor friends: if you find yourself in a saga, take it.

But do you still advise them to think twice before making this choice?

On the contrary, I encourage them to sign! There are two types of franchises: first, those that only capitalize on success, without bothering to level up every step of the way. These die the day the audience resumes. Then there are those who engage with the public. When you've planned to string together seven episodes of Harry ..., every movie has to be flawless for the next to exist. From that point of view, Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings were a real game-changer. Previously, suites galore could afford to be crap.

But for you actors, isn't the burden heavy?
You have to be smart. Take Channing Tatum, he got himself two "small" franchises, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike. They have nothing to do with each other and therefore attract two very different audiences, as if to convey a message: "Channing, he's the somewhat clumsy colossus of 21 Jump Street, but he's also his. exact contrary. In the end, these licenses broaden his panel. This is why the public will follow him everywhere and why he can work with producers who agree to lose a handful of millions for his beautiful eyes. (Laughs.)

Would you also like to find yourself in “risky” projects?

Yes, I would love to star in old school musicals, me screaming home alone while listening to Sufjan Stevens! (Laughs.) But I admit it's easier said than done. In the field of franchising, if a project costs less than $ 100 million, producers believe that it is not unifying enough and move on to the next. Finally, thank goodness I found my franchise to be successful a long time ago, so now I can flirt a bit and dabble in horny investigator stories or goth buddy movies. So I don't regret anything.

source: premiere.fr

TNT Latin America interview

Marion 25 October 2020 0
TNT Latin America interview

A new video in promotion of Escape from Pretoria (Fuga de Pretoria). The film will be on TNT Latin America tomorrow, 26th October at 10pm. This interview via Zoom also features Tim Jenkin and director Francis Annan.

Archive video: Kanal D interview (2009)

Marion 24 October 2020 0
Archive video: Kanal D interview (2009)

A Flashback: Below you find Ayşegül Ekinci's press junket interview (Kanal D UK) with Daniel in promotion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). It was already uploaded back in 2011 but I noticed I didn't have it on the website.

Second part (dubbed)

Miracle Workers series 3

Marion 22 October 2020 0
Miracle Workers series 3

We already knew that series 3 is coming for Miracle Workers. And here's more info: This time it takes place in the American Old West and will again have the cast members Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni and ofcourse Daniel.

TBS has announced the following today (press release):

“Set in the year 1844, the new season of ‘Miracle Workers’ will follow an idealistic small-town preacher (Radcliffe) who teams up with a wanted outlaw (Buscemi) and a liberated prairie wife (Viswanathan) to lead a wagon train west on the Oregon Trail across an American landscape which, much like today, is fraught with both promise and peril.”

“‘Miracle Workers’ is a perfect example of the fun, escapist humor that we take pride in delivering to our viewers,” said Sam Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. “We can’t wait to see how this incredibly dynamic cast and talented group of storytellers hilariously rewrite 19th century history.”

“Getting to tell an entirely new story with this ludicrously talented cast each season is a dream come true,” said Mirk and Padnick. “We could not be happier that TBS has given us the reins on this unique and special show.”

This video is also shared on Facebook.

La Nación interview (Argentina)

Marion 18 October 2020 0
La Nación interview (Argentina)

Newspaper La Nación from Argentina interviewed Daniel on the phone exclusively in promotion of Escape from Pretoria (Fuga de Pretoria) which airs 26th October on TNT.

"If Tim had not been happy with my work, I would have been devastated"

Not much new info but below an excerpt of the interview, translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland. For more visit their website lanacion.com.ar.

Going back to the South African accent, did you have a coach on set?
Yes, Jenny, it was fantastic.
I also prepared a lot beforehand because in reality what I was avoiding was getting to the set and, at the time of filming, being too careful to say my phrases correctly and only on that. So having someone there to detect any errors was very helpful.

I read that before filming a scene you like to put music to tune yourself, what did you do in this case? I guess it varies from movie to movie.
Yes, you're right, I'm changing all the time. I'm not going to lie to you: sometimes you don't need to prepare for all the scenes you're going to do in a movie. That is, you memorize your parts, but it doesn't always require arduous preparation. Different is the case of sequences that carry wear, such as the scene of a panic attack or a state of frenzy, something that requires immersion in a certain experience. In general, I like to listen to songs that are related to the characters that I play or that make me feel something connected to the project I'm working on.

Escape from Pretoria is a film that relies heavily on gestures, how was that type of preparation, to communicate only with the face?
Our director, Francis Annan, made us see a French film called A Condemned To Death Has Escaped [Robert Bresson's 1956 film] before we started shooting. It was a great lesson that I learned because much of what is narrated there is based on close-ups or close-ups, and Francis took it as a reference. I enjoyed working that way, with those guidelines. If there was a reason I chose this project, it was because of Francis in the first place. His enthusiasm is contagious, he has a lot of energy, he was always passionate about history, which he knew very well. It was very clear that he already had the entire movie shot in his head before filming began.

If we leave aside the tough true story that is based on it, would you say that Petroria's Escape is also an effective film within the subgenre of prison breaks?
Yes absolutely. In fact, when I read the script I was surprised that it had not been filmed before, because as a prison thriller, it is also fantastic. I hope the audience takes it the same way.

How difficult is it to drop a character?
It depends a lot on experience. I think the hardest to let go of was Manny in Swiss Army Man. I missed him so much when filming ended, I had such a good time playing him, it was such a rare but sweet role. It was a fantastic role.

source: lanacion.com.ar

Harry Potter statue unveiled in Leicester Square

Marion 30 September 2020 0
Harry Potter statue unveiled in Leicester Square

I already shared the news about the upcoming Harry Potter statue reveal earlier this month. And today is the day: The statue, Daniel as Harry during the Quidditch scene from Philosopher's Stone, has been unveiled in London's Leicester Square.

It is situated on the north side of the square, not far away from where the first film premiered in 2001. It's part of Scenes in the Square which is an interactive statue trail. The statue will remain with the other statues until at least July 2023. Find more info at the official website.

Here are some photos:

source: PA Media
picture source: PinPep, Ian Gavan, Joel C Ryan

Harry Potter Throwback

Marion 28 September 2020 1
Harry Potter Throwback
Tom Felton shared the following Harry Potter Throwback photo on Instagram. It's taken on set of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Caption contest ...winner gets signed hero mask *villain , time starts NOW! 📷 credit @josh_herdman_official

Second, here's the coronavirus face mask photo:

Follow Tom Felton on Instagram: @t22felton

Cinépolis trailer for Escape from Pretoria with introduction from Daniel

Marion 26 September 2020 0
Cinépolis trailer for Escape from Pretoria with introduction from Daniel
Below you see the Cinépolis trailer for Escape from Pretoria (Fuga de Pretoria) with an introduction from Daniel. The film will be released at Cinépolis Costa Rica on 1st October. It's already playing at Cinépolis cinemas in Mexico and Brasil.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

n-tv interview (DE)

Marion 24 September 2020 0
n-tv interview (DE)

German n-tv channel's Anna Meinecke interviewed Daniel in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The series is available on TNT Comedy in Germany.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Mr. Radcliffe, you clearly have a lot of fun with Miracle Workers. Why is that?
The show is hilarious. Sounds banal, doesn't it? But I'm really just amazed at how she can be so goofy and daft, but at the same time incredibly clever and clever. Maintaining balance is an immense challenge for comedy writers. I could not do it. And then everything looks great too. Have you seen the sets?

Yes I have.
Aren't they incredible? I haven't seen such an elaborate design since Harry Potter. Miracle Workers is not a glossy drama, but a half-hour comedy format. We have sets like Game of Thrones and jokes like The Simpsons. I really enjoy coming to work right now.

Would you have thought that you would get so excited about a series engagement?
In fact, I'll hold onto this job for as long as I can. I love my job, but there is often a lot of stress associated with it. Working with new people is a crucial factor. As an actor you are best when you are maximally relaxed. If you worry about how you will get on with colleagues you have just met, it is a terrible distraction. Miracle Workers is a fantastic project, it is well written, but above all I work with people I love, with whom I also enjoy spending time privately and in whose presence I enjoy working well. Isn't that nice?

In every group there is always the funny one, the one with the good advice and so on. What role do you play among your cast members?
I would like to be who people come to when there is a problem. I'm definitely not the funniest. This is John Bass. And when it comes to any logistical question, Karan Soni is the contact. He reads every contract from cover to cover before he signs it - no other actor does that! Therefore, he always knows when we can say no, because we are not contractually obliged to do so. (laughs)

The second season of Miracle Workers could hardly be more different from the first. And you also play a completely different role. Is there still a connection between the angel Craig and Prince Chauncley?
Both characters are driven by fear for very different reasons. Both are afraid of the forces in their lives that they cannot control. I feel close to Craig in a way. He's not without flaws, but at heart he's a very decent, hard-working guy. Chauncley, on the other hand, grew up in a privileged bubble and is accordingly lazy. But he will learn as the series progresses that not everyone has it as well as he does. And who knows, maybe he will question his previous life. First of all, he's terribly stupid - and that, in turn, I enjoy playing.

Is it easier to play a smart character or a less clever character?

A smart one, I suppose. As an actor, when a role is well written, all I have to do is learn the sentences in the script and I immediately sound intelligent. Playing stupid requires more acting. But wait, that sounds like I'm a little too pleased with myself right now ... (laughs)

Explain it to me!
Think of typical stupid characters like Joey from the sitcom Friends. Matt LeBlanc plays the role in a brilliantly nuanced and incredibly precise manner. Or think of Woody from the series Cheers played by Woody Harrelson. I don't know Matt LeBlanc personally, but I know Woody Harrelson is insanely intelligent. I think you can't play someone very stupid if you don't understand the character's wit.

What makes the Middle Ages such a suitable setting for Miracle Workers today?

We like to forget that people in the past did not see themselves as characters from the past. You always understand the world in which you live as the most complete, best world so far. It was no different in the Middle Ages. People have always believed that their problems are unique and so are they. We have always had to deal with chaos. We have always thought: now we are delivered. And then it went on. I think there is something liberating about that. If the series has one message at its core, it is: We are nothing special.

Is it more important for you than for others to remember it because somehow you've been special since childhood?
In any case, I learned early on that it was important. I grew up on the set. I was there the entire time I was shooting, ten or eleven months a year. All of my friends were part of the film crew - and I heard them talk about actors. Let's put it this way: You didn't want to be among those who thought they were special. Actors who think their job is more complicated or difficult than that of their colleagues on the set, I find ridiculous. Because I was aware of the fact that people might treat me differently from others, I always tried to actively counteract this. I find it very uncomfortable to get special treatment.

But surely there are also advantages to being Daniel Radcliffe?
Oh definitely. There are tremendous benefits to being famous as well. For example, it's easier to get a table in a trendy restaurant. If that's what you want, a well-known actor can live in a bubble. You can gather people around you and tell you all day long how great you are. But what kind of person does that make you? I don't want to lose myself, so I keep reminding myself: You are nothing special.

source: n-tv.de

Archive video: Scoop with Raya interview (2001)

Marion 21 September 2020 0
Archive video: Scoop with Raya interview (2001)

A throwback! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone press junket video (2001) shared on Scoop with Raya's YouTube channel.

Then & Now:

Fokus magazine interview

Marion 20 September 2020 0
Fokus magazine interview

A new interview is published by Fokus magazine (part of the Tages Anzeiger) in Switzerland.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Daniel Radcliffe, you live in New York. How do you experience staying at home since the outbreak of the pandemic?
I'm in a very happy position: I'm not alone, I'm with my girlfriend and we don't have any children that we have to teach at home and maintain non-stop. We are all healthy. So with us everything is so far, so good. I knock on wood to keep it that way.

Which sides does your girlfriend, the actress Erin Darke, get now that the outside world hardly sees you?

I do not know. Probably my fears and neuroses. She probably gets more from them than anyone else.

What are your fears?

The usual insecurities that affect life and work. Like any actor. I haven't met anyone, no matter how successful, that isn't somehow insecure. I don't think you can ever get rid of these doubts.

Did you develop new talent during the lockdown?
No, I'm definitely not one of those people who learned a new profession during this time. I have great respect for those who sew or bake now.

How do you spend the time otherwise?
I do a lot of things with Lego: Time flies by, it's meditative and in the end you have put together something great. I've already worked my way through the Jurassic Park and Stranger Things sets. We also look at all of the seasons of Schitt's Creek and a list of films that we have never seen.

For example?
Pan's Labyrinth, Barefoot in the Park, It happened one night; Films that we both think are must-see films. But I also read a lot and yesterday I finally started writing.

What are you writing?
I am trying to write scripts. I think every day: Today is the day when I put something productive on paper, but nothing happened for weeks. All actors want to write something and I am one of them. One day I want to write a script and also direct it.

What is your script about?
I don't want to give too much away, but it's more black comedy.

You've been doing some weird comedies lately, like the cult movie Swiss Army Man in which you play a corpse. Where does it come from?
Yes, I have a reputation for preferring films that are a little bit crazy, but I also do naturalistic films like the thriller Escape from Pretoria. It also had historical elements. With Swiss Army Man I didn't know how to play the corpse. Every role I play is a challenge. sometimes the role itself is challenging, sometimes the shooting situation. For example, that you only have 16 days of shooting and have to learn fifteen to twenty pages of dialogue every day. I like that pressure. And in between I mix something that is just fun.

For example the interactive Netflix film Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend . The audience has the opportunity to make decisions about which direction to turn the story. Do you need special concentration to play different variants and to tell them apart?

We actors just had to learn the different versions of the scenes. But it's like a Rubik's Cube: I don't know how everything was cobbled together for scripting and editing. Or what the director has to consider. All respect for the performance! I would recommend going through everything and choosing the options that a morally sincere person would choose. And then again from the perspective of a bitch who only wants to see evil. What is more fun?

Netflix is everywhere right now. As an actor, what do you think of the transition from film and television productions to streaming providers?
People talk about Netflix very differently today than they did five years ago. There are worlds in between. One in eight Americans is said to have seen Bird Box on Netflix. Not me because I don't watch films that instill fear (laughs). You have to imagine such a statistic! It's an incredible platform. More shows are produced and people watch a lot too. That is ultimately positive for us. With indie films, however, there is good news and bad news.

What do you think?
I once had a meeting with a producer in a large film studio. He said if one day I want to make a movie that costs less than a million dollars or over 100 million dollars, I should come to him. Everything else in between doesn't make sense. I have never forgotten that. Netflix made the space for movies that fall between those two numbers. It's an interesting time. The industry is on the move.

What do you prefer to stream yourself?
Cartoons and documentaries. The animated series Bojack Horseman is one of my favorite shows of the past few years, and I'm not just saying this because I had a role in it. And I watch pretty much every documentary Netflix makes.

In addition to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend there is also the anthology series Miracle Workers in which you play a helper of God, played by Steve Buscemi. If you could have a conversation with God in human form, who would you want?

You know what? I would probably choose Michael Gambon - he played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films. He has a certain aura. And it looks a bit like you're imagining God I guess. On the other hand, he's also a prankster. So if I go to heaven and Michael Gambon waits there as God, I would be pretty happy.

Another Potter Throwback: Rupert Grint, who played the redhead Ron Weasley, recently became a father. Are you still in contact with him?
Yes, I wrote to him as soon as I heard about it. I'm incredibly happy for him. He and Georgia have been together for a while and I'm sure he's a great dad. Actually crazy: in my head we are 16 years old and we have only just met.

You are now 31 years old. You have gone from being a blockbuster hero to being a character actor. How did you experience the transition?
The fact that I made the big boxes early in my career was liberating in a way. I have a lot of friends who would love to play in big blockbusters. And I understand that too. You're great, but I also know: you're not the beginning and the end of filmmaking and acting. I want to be a character actor in the lead role. Like James McAvoy.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I just want to keep working. As an actor and as I said, hopefully one day as an author and director. I know that's a simple and boring answer. But that's my goal.

You also act in theater and have appeared in several productions on Broadway. What do you find fascinating about stage acting?

Broadway is a great place to work. The acting community is fantastic and so is the audience! I hope theater is part of my career as long as I have one.

What do you think of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
I did not see it. It wouldn't be a relaxed affair for me. I can sneak my way into other performances relatively well without anyone recognizing me. With this piece I doubt that no one will notice that I'm there. I know Emma Watson left. I know many who have seen the play. But I would just sit there and feel watched all the time. That wouldn't be a nice evening for me.

If you had a wand now, what would you do with it?

At the moment the answer is very obvious: I would rid the world of the coronavirus.

source: fokus.swiss

La Gazette du Sorcier: 20th anniversary

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La Gazette du Sorcier: 20th anniversary
French Harry Potter website La Gazette du Sorcier celebrates 20 years online. They shared the following video today featuring Wizarding World actors and actresses wishing them a very happy 20th anniversary including Daniel. His message was recorded earlier this year during the run of Endgame at The Old Vic Theatre in London.

Daniel Radcliffe reads the worst tweets of 2020

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Daniel Radcliffe reads the worst tweets of 2020
Daniel reads the worst sports tweets of 2020 for the new sports and culture website Defector. An ex–Deadspin writer started this website with old colleagues.

2020 has been an unbearable year for so many reasons. The tweets have not helped. But we can’t just ignore them. To help chronicle the year in bad online outbursts, Defector correspondent Daniel Radcliffe joins us to read some of the worst tweets of 2020 so far.
source: defector.com

Updated: Reforma article

Marion 27 August 2020 0
Updated: Reforma article

Mexican newspaper Reforma published an exclusive interview with Daniel (plus Jason Lei Howden and Samara Weaving) in promotion of Guns Akimbo (Manos a las Armas). It can only be read if you are a subscriber. You can find the link via this site's Facebook page.

Guns Akimbo is now playing in Mexico. It's an extended interview by Juan Carlos García who spoke to him at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2019.

Update: Just found the full article via eldiariodeparral.mx. A translation from his quotes:

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

“We live in a time when everything is polarization, fights, hatred. It is not very far from reality and in this macabre, sinister and very well told game, there is a purpose: to kill the one who knows the most. I think Skizm is very significant today - it's a network that runs in the nether worlds and in these struggles, between criminals and psychotics who fight to the death, there is a lot of symbolism, especially in the digital age"

For Radcliffe this was an opportunity to prove himself on another acting record:

“I have always wanted to make characters diametrically opposed to those of a magician. In the case of this film, I approached her because of the treatment, the visual proposal and the narrative that Jason gave me, ”

source: reforma.com

On set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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On set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
 A look behind the scenes: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone set photos in promotion of the release in China (哈利·波特).

picture source: Warner Bros

Le Parisien interview

Marion 18 August 2020 0
Le Parisien interview

French interview in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The series premières on Warner TV in France today.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

After heaven in season 1, Miracle Workers takes place this time in a medieval village. What makes this season 2?
The jokes are really successful. I'm delighted that a show can exist being silly and ridiculous while being smart with a lot of emotion. It is a real tour de force of the authors. And the sets are crazy. The exterior already existed, but the interiors were created for Miracle Workers. It's crazy to think that this is the setting for a small comic series! It's a bit like having the Game of Thrones sets and the Simpsons jokes. A combination as cool as it is weird.

What was your impression the first time you entered these settings?

This is the biggest film set I have known since Harry Potter. Every time I opened a door, I thought there would be nothing behind it, but what if: another room, a hallway, a courtyard… it never ends!

You play an incredibly stupid prince. What is easier to interpret as an actor: intelligence or stupidity?
Intelligence, I think. Because if it's well written, you just have to say your text correctly and you look smart. I hope I pretend more when I play stupid (laughs). When you think of famous silly characters like Joey in Friends, for example, it's a brilliant, incredibly nuanced performance by Matt LeBlanc. Either way, it's the most fun to play.

As in season 1, Miracle Workers remains a satire of the world today, taking place even in the Middle Ages ...
Yes, the series is a reminder of how much humanity has always faced difficulties. We are not special today.

Yet you are special yourself because of your popularity. Difficult to keep your feet on the ground?

No, I am not special. Believe me, I live with myself every day (laughs)! I grew up on movie sets and that taught me a lot. When I was 10-11 years old, the teams around me talked all the time about two types of actors: those who work normally by treating everyone the same and those who think they are above others. The choice was quickly made on the kind of person I wanted to be. I have always been aware that I was treated differently from the average person, but I try to do the opposite. I am not comfortable with preferential treatment.

What did the series bring you?

The chance to meet high quality comedy writers and see how they work. I got to spend time in the writing room in season 1 and even more time in season 2. They don't just write jokes, they build the whole structure of the narrative, the relationship between the different stories is fascinating. .

Steve Buscemi, your onscreen partner, directs an episode. Are you also planning to go behind the camera?
Yes, this is a direction I would like to take. Without giving up comedy, but I would like to do both in the next few years. I've been talking about it for a long time now, I would have to get started!

What kind of project would you like to do?
Something I would have written. Probably a black comedy. I would take all my friends there, I would use my connections from the last twenty years to convince everyone I have played with in the past (laughs).

Have you been writing for a long time?

For five or six years. It's something that has always attracted me, but I find it difficult to complete a script. I have finished one which does not seem very nice to me. There I am working on another one that could give something better. The more I meet authors, the more I take the opportunity to observe them. I'm still learning on this side.

What other comedy series would you recommend?
The first episode of season 2 is one of the best written things I have seen in my entire life. The entire series is masterful in its combination of sad emotions and laughter.

source: leparisien.fr

Télécâble Sat Hebdo interview

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Télécâble Sat Hebdo interview

An interview with Daniel is featured in French TV magazine Télécâble Sat Hebdo in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The series premières 18th August on Warner TV in France.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

Why did you choose the Middle Ages to stage season 2 of Miracle Workers?

A context that has nothing to do with that of season 1 ... When Simon (Rich, creator of the series) wondered where and especially when the next season of Miracle Workers could take place, he said to himself that the period of the Middle Ages had the greatest comic potential.

To what extent?
You should know that Simon is passionate about history and that some things, very funny or even completely crazy in season 2, are based on historical facts. This is the case, for example, with animal tests that actually existed. We tried to exploit some of these practices that were common in the Middle Ages in a comical and wacky way in Season 2 of the series.

Isn't it something troubling for you to change things so drastically from season to season?

Not at all. I knew that with Simon I was in good hands. He is an intelligent, intelligent and cultured person. I think it takes all of these qualities to pull off a show as absurd and wacky as Miracle Workers. Changing the context completely was no problem for him and his team. You know, Simon is one of the few people in the business that I can say, "Whatever you write for the next few years, I'll be happy to be a part of it."

How would you describe Prince Chauncley that you play in this new season?

Initially, Chauncley is a particularly stupid lone prince. He has no sympathy for anyone. But over the course of history and certain encounters, he will become more and more human and realize that he doesn't have to be like his tyrannical father.

It seems that initially, the idea of ​​having to play a character from the medieval period did not enchant you more than that. Rumor or truth?

I have to admit that before discussing this with Simon, I was very worried. I was afraid I would have to ride a horse and use a sword. So let's be honest, since the character I'm playing is a huge coward, I - thank goodness! - escaped thunderous cavalcades and fratricidal sword fights.

On the other hand, you have not escaped the ducks with which your character seems to have a great affinity. Is it complicated to play with this type of animal?
(He bursts out laughing.) It's not easy. With time and patience, you can get your ten ducks to stay in roughly one place. Otherwise, it's very, very complicated. There was a disconnect between what the writers had imagined and what we actually got from them on set during filming. The first day of filming with the ducks was intimidating.

Other than the ducks, how did the ten week shoot in Prague, Czech Republic go?

I hadn’t seen such huge sets since Harry Potter. It was gigantic. Every time you walked through a door and thought it was the end of the film set, it opened up to something even bigger. It was truly breathtaking.

How was the atmosphere?

I know it sounds cliché to say this, but it's true, filming season 2 was like summer camp with a good group of friends. It was really just happiness.

Would you be ready for a season 3?

Yes of course ! But at the moment, it's unclear whether the series will be renewed. (It is recently  announced that there will be a season 3).

What are your immediate plans?
Nothing specific yet, apart from the fact that I'm dying to go back on stage in London or Broadway. Sooner or later I know it will happen eventually.

source: telecablesat.fr

Cinépolis interview

Marion 14 August 2020 0
Cinépolis interview
Escape from Pretoria (Fuga de Pretoria) is now playing in cinemas in Mexico. Below you find a video released by Cinépolis Mexico.

A conversation with Daniel Radcliffe - Latin America interview.

This video is also shared on Facebook.

El Sol de México interview

Marion 13 August 2020 0
El Sol de México interview
El Sol de México interview with Daniel on the phone in promotion of Escape from Pretoria (Fuga de Pretoria)'s release in Mexico.

Translation by Daniel J Radcliffe Holland.

An excerpt:
“We are living in a time when it is important to tell the stories of people who have heroic qualities that should be celebrated, of people with enormous courage, but who at the same time have great principles and sacrifice so much for their ideals. That is always something important as an actor ”
Daniel talking about Tim Jenkin

“We talk a lot about what it meant to grow up in South Africa and what the social awakening to apartheid was like. He told me the day to day of the protests, what it was like to get to prison and the step-by-step plan of the escape; that helped me to have practical details of how and where he hid the tools to sand the wood or the technique to do it, among many other things. It was very strange to hear all these stories coming directly from him ”
There's more at elsoldemexico.com