Guns Akimbo NZ poster

New Zealand poster for Guns Akimbo released by Madman Entertainment. In cinemas  on 5th March.

This season on Miracle Workers: Dark Ages

New video from TBS: This season on Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2).

Endgame cast plays Samuel Beckett or Eeyore? game

Endgame stars Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming versus Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson in a game of Samuel Beckett or Eeyore?.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages premieres tonight

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2) premieres tonight on TBS! Below you find a few posts you could have missed and more.

TV Insider interview.

Dark Memes on set


Update: 1st April 2020. Dark Memes part 3

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More On set




Miracle Workers: Dark Ages Twitter promotion

You could have missed the folowing promotional tweets for Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The show premieres tonight on TBS.

The tweet from today:
Another one from today:
The one you could have missed earlier:
The reply you receive:
The last tweet I received:

Updated: USA Today interview

Interview by USA Today in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The show premieres tonight on TBS.

Ducks or owls? Daniel Radcliffe picks his favorite

Update:
14th June 2020. Another photo plus one below.


What are some similarities between your characters Craig (in Season 1) and Chauncley (in Season 2)? 

They're both socially inept but come from completely different places. Craig's social ineptitude is caused by him being overly analytical and self-aware, whereas Chauncley has no self-awareness. He starts as someone who's psychotically stupid, and his journey is one of starting to become a good person by the end. It's a very different role for me – I've never done anything this broad before. It's very hard to find a grounded and subtle way of playing someone who dances with ducks.

Given the medieval setting, did you have to learn how to swordfight or ride horses? 
I got out of that, thankfully. When we were first doing the show, I was like, "I'm definitely going to have to ride." I can get on a horse and go from point A to point B, but I don't love it. I also didn't have to do any sort of fighting, because my character's a coward. Really, the only thing I had to do was called "duck training," where I'd stand there for 10 minutes, and the (animal handlers) would be like, "Pick up the duck. Now put it down again. Cool, need anything else from us?"

Aside from the cast, are there any connective threads between the stories in seasons 1 and 2?  
We discovered some as we were going along, but I don’t even know if they’re intentional. It’s really little things, like a scene where me and Geraldine’s character end up spreading a map out on a table and poring over it and working out a plan, which is an echo of something from the first season, (which was) thematically about finding the bravery to be yourself. And the second has a more parental theme: How do we love our parents, and how do we move away from (them)? But done in the craziest, most heightened context. 

You’ve appeared in Broadway shows, independent films and now TV series in the decade since “Harry Potter.” What was the most difficult part of making that transition? 
There’s a lovely thing, which is that I’m open to some weirder stuff. Well, maybe other people say it’s weird, but I just think it’s fun. And weird begets weird, so then you become known for responding to those scripts and get sent (them). What I had to learn is that I’m in a position very few actors are in, which is you have autonomy over your career. And because “Potter” has been very good to me financially, you can pick and choose some (projects) purely because it makes you happy.
There was a stage where I thought I should be doing a certain type of film, and it was a very valuable lesson to learn that, “Oh, I shouldn’t necessarily do something because it’s the right thing to do on paper.” I was very worried at the end of “Potter,” because I didn’t know what the future was going to be or what my life was like without that thing. But if you told me then that in 10 years, I’d have made films like “Horns” and “Kill Your Darlings” and “Guns Akimbo” and “Swiss Army Man,” I’d have bitten your hand off. “Potter” was this amazing start, and then I had to step back and say, “OK, what do you want your career to be?”

I spoke to your Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint, who said he recently re-watched Sorcerer's Stone (released in 2001, when Radcliffe was just 11 years old). Have you seen any of the movies lately? 
Yeah, I was at the gym on Thanksgiving and it was just on on a loop on some channel. I came into the gym and there was a little bit of recognition at the door, but it settled down and I was like, "OK, cool, cool." And then I get on the treadmill and look up, and it's (expletive) me in the third film (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)! It's funny. I don't know if I can watch them, just because I don't know if I'm ready for that opioid-level hit of nostalgia. It would be too much of a mixture of sadness and happiness and embarrassment. But I will watch them again at some point. It's definitely not something I seek out, though.

Photo taken on 5th December 2019 in New York:


source: usatoday.com
picture source: Robert Deutsch

Entertainment Weekly interview

Entertainment Weekly (EW) interview in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). The show premieres tonight on TBS.

When you signed on to the first season of Miracle Workers, there was always the plan to make it an anthology series. How did Simon decide on this Dark Ages setting and story line?

Simon is somebody who is a bit of a history nerd, and Simon’s brain looked at a lot of the potential situations in that world and just saw something he could make very, very funny. There is some stuff in the show that is really obviously heightened, that is very crazy, but it’s not that far off from the kind of stuff that was going on in medieval Europe. We have a goat on trial, and that is actually something that is completely true and something that happened with semi-regularity in medieval Europe. There really were animals put on trial for things, so it’s quite rich pickings for comedy.

The first season played with our common perceptions of the afterlife and God, and this is certainly a different take on the Middle Ages than we’re used to seeing — less Game of Thrones, more medieval sitcom. What do you most enjoy about the expectations or world this is subverting?
As you say, it complicates people’s notions of what these archetypes of certain characters would be, and Simon finds the means to subvert them. My character, for instance, is essentially a stupid prince in the way you might expect one to exist, but then we gradually watch him become more human as the series goes on. With how beautiful the sets are and how well lit it is, it has the look of Game of Thrones, but the jokes and the format of The Simpsons.

It’s so fun to see this repertory company of actors shaking things up, taking on very different roles from season 1. Did you draw straws for them? How did that all shake out?
No, not at all. My one request, or the thing I was most excited about, was that we would actually all be on set together for this series, because certain structural things in the first [season] — I never had scenes with Jon Bass, for example, because he was on earth and I was in heaven. I was very excited to actually have the cast all combined for this series this time around, and get to do stuff with them. It was me, Steve, and Geraldine’s characters that I remember Simon talking about first. The joy of working with somebody like Simon is that I don’t know if there’s anybody else that I know well enough that I could just trust and be like, “Whatever you write for the next few years, I will be happy to perform.” I am in such awe of his ability. I’ve been in the writers’ room with him and watched him be forensic and amazing about a story in a way that I have admiration for. I feel very safe in his hands. I would pretty much do whatever he writes — I have to be careful saying that.

Your character has… I guess we could call it an affinity for ducks. What is one surprising thing you learned from working with live ducks?
[Laughs] It’s unfortunate to say that the one thing I learned about them is that they smell worse than you’d expect, but there was a lot of duck s— happening when you’ve got multiple ducks on set, and it is a very distinctive smell. Karan Soni will confirm that once you’ve smelt it, it’s a smell you can identify anywhere, and as soon as they’re around you’re like, “Oh, the ducks are here.” They’re quite hard to train. Originally it was going to be geese, and they were like, “No, geese are a nightmare. That’s not going to happen.” We had three ducks that were the main ducks — they were called in British film terminology the hero ducks — and they would be brought to set. They were very good. You would set them in a certain spot and they would kind of do what they were told, and then you would get the other ducks on set and it’d be like, “Okay, let’s see what happens.”

It sounds like a bit of a clusterduck.
[Laughs] Yes, you could say that. I can’t believe I never thought of that in 10 weeks of filming!

How would you describe Chauncley, and in particular his relationship with his father? What journey can we expect this season?
At the beginning, Chauncley is intensely lonely and psychotically stupid. He’s an individual who has no empathy or self-awareness whatsoever, and the journey throughout — he meets Alexandra, Geraldine’s character, and she begins to open him up to a new world and between her and Karan, he gradually learns he does not have to follow in his tyrannical father’s footsteps. [She] helps him become more human and nice toward the end.

You and Geraldine have an easy rapport and natural chemistry. Is that story one of friendship or her making you more politically aware?
That friendship grows and maybe blossoms into something else, but Chauncley’s obviously not very good at that. He doesn’t really know what to do with these new feelings. But it is also about her just making him realize that there is life outside of the castle, and there is life outside of the line of murderous tyrants that he comes from. He does not necessarily have to follow in their footsteps. I would say that she learns stuff from me, but I don’t think she does — I think I just kind of help out at key moments, but it’s very rare that I’m speaking out as a character. Chauncley does not have a lot of speeches, bless him.

This is the first project you’ve done since Harry Potter where you got to have that experience of coming back together as a group to tell a story with deepened relationships and familiarity with one other — but now with the added element of taking on a new set of characters. If you had the luxury of doing that on Potter, which character would you have wanted to jump into?
Oh God, I guess Lupin and Sirius Black are both incredibly cool characters. Though I have to say, it’s also [because] I probably am biased a little because I love both the actors [David Thewlis and Gary Oldman] that played them. But yeah, I’d probably have to say one of those two.

You’ve been in rehearsals for Endgame on the West End, and I saw Alan Cumming’s photo with your director’s notes saying, “Actors fried.” You’ve done classic musical theater, Martin McDonagh, Peter Shaffer. Where does Beckett rank in difficulty level for you, in terms of language and approach?
Right up there at the very top. It’s tough, and I’m so glad I’m subjected to it with Alan and with [director] Richard Jones. It’s an amazing team that I’m getting to work with. It’s really tricky material, and it requires a lot of precision. Hopefully, it will come out right. But you’re definitely talking to me at a period of rehearsals where I’m like, “Oh my God.” It really is the hardest thing I’ve done.

Prince Chauncley is a bit more song-and-dance than warmonger. Do you want to do another musical, and if so do you have one in particular you want to do?
I would love to do another musical, but you have to genuinely commit for a long time. That’s not the case with plays, normally. You generally have to commit for a lot longer, and then you have to really love it. You have to absolutely know going in. You have to love doing that show, and be able to love it for a year. So I definitely want to do a musical again, but I’m not going to do it until I’m sure of that.

source: ew.com

Updated: Miracle Workers: Dark Ages premieres on Stan

News for all of you in Australia: Series 2 of Miracle Workers, Miracle Workers: Dark Ages premieres soon on Stan. Watch a video message from Daniel below.

Update:
28th January 2020. Another video.


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This video is also shared on Facebook.

Total Film magazine interview (UK)

Total Film magazine interview.

What are you afraid of
Lots of things. But the biggest fear for me other than, obviously, something dreadful happening to my loved ones, or to my physical health, steps from a fear of: '"What if I don't get to be on film sets in some capacity for the rest of my life?" If something were to happen that took that away from me, that would be the worst.

Whats your favourite scary movie
I'm a real wimp. The Shining scared the s**t out of me. What was I when I watched that? 14? I remember all these other kids in my class were like, "Watch 'The Exorcist'. It's really funny now, it's not scary at all." And I watched it and was like, "I am permanently scarred by this."

Do you feel lucky?
I feel incredibly lucky. It is a cliché to say that acting is an amazing job but to have a career where you have some say over what you want to do, it puts you in a very small percentage within the acting world. So I am ridiculously lucky and try not to forget this."

The full interview is featured in the new issue.

Escape from Pretoria international poster

International poster for Escape from Pretoria.


Dutch FilmWorks brengt de film uit in Nederland.

Escape from Pretoria NL trailer

De Nederlandse trailer voor Escape from Pretoria via Dutch FilmWorks. Vanaf 19 maart te zien in de bioscoop.

More Endgame rehearsal photos

More Endgame rehearsal photos released by The Old Vic Theatre. Below you find the photos featuring Daniel as Clov.




picture source: Manuel Harlan

Inside Miracle Workers: Dark Ages

A look behind the scenes of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2). Watch the full video at tbs.com.

via Warner TV France

Escape from Pretoria US trailer

The US trailer for Escape from Pretoria released by Momentum Pictures.

Radio Times interview (UK)

In a new interview with magazine Radio Times Daniel talks about getting bored easily, that he prefers to watch documentaries, cartoons and cooking programmes such as US show Top Chef and more.

Do you watch many dramas?

I’m really bad about watching drama or anything worthy. There have been loads of amazing series that I haven’t seen yet, including Breaking Bad. I haven’t seen Mad Men all the way through. When it comes to drama, I get bored easily and I don’t like to commit myself to a show I’m not enjoying. And when I do enjoy a drama, I usually sit there feeling jealous and wishing I was in it. That’s why I stick to documentaries, cartoons and cooking shows.

What's your guilty TV pleasure?
I’m obsessed with Top Chef in the States. The other week, we watched six episodes in a day.

Are you a super nerd?

I grew up doing lots of things where I thought, 'This is super nerdy. I'll never be able to do this around a girl.' But that's the wonderful thing about the moment you find the relationship you're meant to be in. It's like, 'Oh, I can do all of that stuff and you don't mind. And you actually think it's fun, too. This is fantastic!

Favorite thing to do after turning off the TV
She comes from a big family of card players, so she’s introduced me to a lot of card games. We play a lot of board games, too. I feel lucky I’ve found somebody I can turn to and say, “Do you want to play Scrabble?” And for her to say, “Sure”. It’s super nerdy.

Who wins at Scrabble
Erin wins — I haven’t won a game in weeks. She plays [the app] Words With Friends all the time, so I feel like she’s getting practice all day long and I’m way behind. We watch a lot of TV. We go and see movies. We hang out and eat. We read. And in my spare time, I generally go to the gym, which is a boring answer, but I go to the gym a lot.

What's the view from your sofa?

We don’t have a huge TV. It’s not tiny but I go to friends’ houses and think, “Whoa, the TV is like a cinema screen”. That’s crazy to me. People come to my house and say, “Wait, really? This is your TV? This is it?.

The full interview is featured in the new issue.

Guns Akimbo NL trailer

Hieronder vind je de Nederlandse trailer voor Guns Akimbo via Gusto Entertainment. De film is vanaf 5 maart te zien in de bioscoop.

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Daniel on Live with Kelly and Ryan in promotion of Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2), but also talked about Endgame, Harry Potter and more. This episode was taped back in November 2019 and aired today. You can view a photo via Facebook.

Update: 21st January 2020. Miracle Workers clip.

Miracle Workers clip

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Clips




Guns Akimbo stills

Guns Akimbo (Безумный Майлз) stills released via Russian distributor Cascade Film. Below you find the photos featuring Daniel as Miles. The release in Russia is set for 27th February.






picture source: Jen Raoult/Tom Hollow

Guns Akimbo international trailer

The international trailer for Guns Akimbo.

Guns Akimbo UK poster

Below you find the UK poster for Guns Akimbo released online via Digital Spy. It features the tagline "The world's deadliest game just found its next player". A UK release date has yet to be confirmed.

TIFF 2019: Day 1, People/Entertainment Weekly interview

This was shared online yesterday: Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019 People/Entertainment Weekly interview in promotion of Guns Akimbo.

Guns Akimbo trailer and US poster

The US trailer and poster for Guns Akimbo released by Saban Films. The film will be in select theaters and on VOD and Digital beginning 28th February.


(This is the Canada trailer which was deleted shortly after uploading earlier this week. Saban Films has the North American rights)

The poster with the tagline "Get loaded".


The official synopsis

Miles’ (Daniel Radcliffe) nerdy existence as a video game developer takes a dramatic turn when he inadvertently gets caught up as the next contestant with SKIZM, an underground gang live-streaming real-life death matches. While Miles excels at running away from everything, that won’t help him outlast Nix (Samara Weaving), a killer at the top of her game.

Updated: TCA Winter press tour: Daniel Radcliffe via satellite (Miracle Workers series 2)

Geraldine Viswanathan, Simon Rich, Karan Soni and Steve Buscemi presented Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2) at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour yesterday in Pasadena, California.

Daniel promoted the TBS show via satellite because of his current rehearsals for Endgame. He talked about the difficulties that come with using ducks during scenes and more (quotes below via cinemablend.com).

Update: 30th January 2020. CTV Comedy Channel's The Ledge.

Photos from the presentation:

DANIEL RADCLIFFE: The thing I learned most of all, and Karan really tested this in this series, is filming with ducks. That was the biggest learning curve for me in all of this season, I think.
KARAN SONI: Yeah. What he’s not saying is, they shit a lot, all the time, and once in your eye.
GERALDINE VISWANATHAN: That happened.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: And once in my eye, yes.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: Basically, the duck was on the ground and I just all I saw was that it sort of ruffled its feathers, and then like a millisecond later I felt something hit my eye, and I was like, 'Ah, that’s definitely what that is.'
STEVE BUSCEMI: Wow.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE: But we plowed on. (Laughs.)
picture source: Emma McIntyre

Updated(3): Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming on BBC Radio 6's Lauren Laverne

Daniel and Alan Cumming promoted Endgame on BBC Radio 6 today. You can listen to them chatting to Lauren Laverne via BBC Sounds (available for 29 days) or iTunes. Daniel also talked about Guns Akimbo. The next podcast from the show will be out tomorrow, be sure to check back then.

Update: 20th January 2020. Another photo.
Update: 8th February 2020. Portrait photo by James Watkins.
Update: 21st February. A clip.



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Photos via Alan Cumming on Instagram

Today before rehearsal Dan Radcliffe and I went on @laurenlaverne’s show on @bbc6music and she brought dolls of us both to sign for her son! Showbiz!

source: bbc.co.uk

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages sneak peek

A Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (series 2) sneak peek released by TBS. It features two different clips.

Endgame rehearsal photos

More Endgame rehearsal photos released by the Old Vic Theatre on social media. Below you find the photos featuring Daniel as Clov.




picture source: Manuel Harlan

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