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Sunday
Jan202013

Daniel Radcliffe Says He’s Not Trying to Shock Anyone With His Sundance Film

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(PARK CITY, Utah) -- Daniel Radcliffe’s latest movie, “Kill Your Darlings,” finds him playing Allen Ginsberg, the Beat area poet who falls in love with fellow writer Lucien Carr and helps him commit murder. You can’t get much further from Hogwarts than that.

“It’s not ‘Harry Potter,” he told ABC News Now’s “Popcorn With Peter Travers” Saturday. “And there’s this tendency to think that I want to shock people, but this is not a shocking film. It’s a beautiful film and a powerful film and an emotionally fraught one, but I don’t think it’s shocking.”

Radcliffe’s projects outside the ‘Potter’ franchise have been varied. Highlights include the play “Equus,” in which he appeared nude, the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and the horror flick “The Women in Black.” Evolution and experimentation is normal for any actor, so he doesn’t really get why people are surprised when he veers from the role of the bespectacled boy wizard.

He said he hears this a lot: “‘You’ve picked weird things!’ And clearly the fact that it’s in competition at Sundance means that it was a good choice.”

That said, there’s a part of him that misses playing Potter. But he’s glad he started branching out early.

“The early steps I took away from ‘Potter,’ there was always that safety net of going back to ‘Potter’ afterwards. I would always have another job,” he said. “For a while [after ‘Potter’ ended, there was a bit of the sense of the oddness of knowing that I will never be doing another ‘Harry Potter’ film. That was a little bit sad.”

But, “I made three films and a TV miniseries last year and worked with a ton of different actors and different crews,” he said. “It was really just great.”

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May032012

Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm to Star in UK TV Drama Together?

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm are rumored to have signed on to star as doctors for a new drama to be shown on U.K. television’s Sky Arts channel, reports The Sun.

The two actors will play the same character, with the Harry Potter star playing the younger version of the medic and the Mad Men heartthrob playing the character as an older man. Hamm will also act as the story’s narrator and will interact with Radcliffe in some scenes. The action takes place in Russia after the First World War.

A source tells The Sun that Radcliffe is a “big Mad Men fan,” and is “pretty excited about the prospect of working with Jon.” It’s not yet known if the mini-series will air in the U.S.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Feb062012

Daniel Radcliffe Opens Up About Drinking Problem

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Although his admission he'd given up alcohol was already widely known, in a new interview in UK Glamour, Harry Potter series star Daniel Radcliffe explains for the first time how bad his drinking problem really was. Starting at age 18, Radcliffe admits he became too fond of the bottle, saying, "[I]n the last three years of drinking I blacked out nearly every time. Blacking out was my thing ... I was living in constant fear of who I’d meet, what I might have said to them, what I might have done with them, so I’d stay in my apartment for days and drink alone. I was a recluse at 20. It was pathetic -- it wasn’t me," the actor says. "I’m a fun, polite person and it turned me into a rude bore."

Before he decided to quit, the 21-year-old star of the new thriller The Woman in Black says he found inspiration in Gary Oldman. The actor who played Sirius Black -- ironically the protector of Harry Potter in two of the Potter films -- had bested his alcohol problem years ago. Oldman warned the young actor not to make the same mistakes he did.

"I did talk to him about it once," Radcliffe says. "He just said, 'You can’t keep doing this. You’ve got too much to lose.' And that really went in. But not even he could have stopped me alone -- I had to stop myself," Radcliffe admitted.

"And stopping has shown me a world of happiness that I didn’t think was possible," says the actor, who's now happily involved with production assistant girlfriend Rosanne Coker.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov292011

Daniel Radcliffe Tops List of Richest UK Entertainers Under 30

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is the richest entertainer under the age of 30 in the UK, according to Heat magazine. The publication estimates the 22-year-old Radcliffe has earned $80 million dollars over his career, putting him solidly in first place, ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean actress Keira Knightley, whose career earnings totaled $47.8 million.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson is ranked third with $38.5 million in earnings, while Radcliffe’s Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint round out the top five with estimated fortunes of $37 million and $32.5 million, respectively. The singer Adele made the list for the first time. She’s ranked 16th with an estimated fortune of nearly $12 million.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Daniel Radcliffe Was Allergic to ‘Harry Potter’

2011 Warner Bros. Ent./ Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.(LONDON) -- Daniel Radcliffe was once allergic to Harry Potter.

In a never-before-seen conversation with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling featured in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Blu-ray and DVD, on sale Friday, Radcliffe reveals that he had an allergic reaction to his first pair of Potter glasses.

“It was brilliant because we put the glasses on and eventually we realized that I was allergic to them,” he said. “I was actually allergic to the Harry Potter glasses. Because I had these two rings of whiteheads and spots that had come up around my eyes and it took us a week to realize that it was actually the glasses.”

“It’s lucky neither of us believe in signs isn’t it?,” Rowling laughed. “You were meant to be.”

Radcliffe and Rowling’s 53-minute long conversation is one of more than a dozen extras featured on the disc. Their sit-down, filmed in London in 2010, chronicles how the iconic film franchise changed both their lives (after Radcliffe got a new pair of glasses, of course).

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Sep212011

'Harry Potter' Star Daniel Radcliffe Has Never Seen 'Star Wars'

ABC/Lou Rocco(LONDON) -- He may have been born 12 years after the movie was in theaters, but one would figure at some point in his young life, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe would have caught up with the original Star Wars movies. Not so, he tells Moviefone.

Because the Potter series is often compared to the Star Wars saga -- and the fact that both series share millions of fans -- Radcliffe seemed reluctant to admit it. "I know. Yeah, I know. It's really bad," he says, before adding: "I saw The Phantom Menace, and everyone's like, "You saw that one! You didn't see the originals?!" I know! I was ten! I didn't know any better!"

Radcliffe explains he will probably catch up to George Lucas' films on Blu-ray. "And I know that I would love them because I'm a geek -- so I would definitely get into them." The actor continued, "...any kind of a franchise where a world is created will then engender a generation of nerds. Fantastic! Nerds are the best things in the world. I think of myself as a nerd. What was the Bill Gates thing? 'Be nice to nerds, you'll probably be working for them one day.' But I think the difference is because Potter started out as a book, it's created a generation of literary nerds in a way that Star Wars perhaps didn't. But, basically...I do think of Potter as being this generation's Star Wars. It's something that an entire generation has lost themselves in and it's a meticulously created, detailed world."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Aug012011

'Glee' Actor to Replace Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Glee actor Darren Criss will replace Harry Potter series star Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway, in a three-week run in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Criss will make his Broadway debut Jan. 3, when Radcliffe's run ends, and continue until Jan. 22, according to Playbill.com.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jul222011

'Glee' Actor Replacing Daniel Radcliffe?

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Glee actor Darren Criss could have a three-week run on Broadway as a replacement for Daniel Radcliffe in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Deadline.com reports.

He would make his Broadway debut in January.

Criss' involvement in the musical would cause him to miss what Deadline refers to as an "episode and a half" of Glee.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jul082011

Final 'Harry Potter' Film Has Red Carpet Premiere in London

Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) -- A throng of die-hard Harry Potter fans from all over the globe gathered in London on Thursday to help celebrate the last Potter movie premiere ever with the cast they’ve grown to love.

Mirror.co.uk reports that the stars of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, spent three hours traveling down the red carpet that stretched from Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square, where the film was being screened at a lavish theater.  Joining them were nearly 4,000 screaming, cheering, and crying fans.

Actress Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the film series, was moved to tears and thanked fans for their “loyalty and understanding.”

And even though Harry Potter is no more, Daniel Radcliffe reminded fans of what they will always have, saying, “Each and every person, not just in this square but around the world, will carry the films with them for the rest of their lives.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will hit U.S. theaters on July 15.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jul072011

'Harry Potter' Cast Kicks Off Promotion for 'The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2'

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) -- Most of the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 attended a press conference in London Wednesday to kick off a promotional tour for the final film in the Harry Potter franchise.

The film actually wrapped production about a year ago, and Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, says since then, the reality that there are no more Harry Potter movies to make has been difficult to accept.

Co-star Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, agreed, telling reporters he feels "a bit lost" without them.  Grint says the films have been a constant part of his life and it’s "quite sad" knowing the project is ending.

Star Daniel Radcliffe, who appeared at the press conference via a video link from New York, where he's starring on Broadway, said he will miss the cast, the crew and all the stunts his character Harry got to do.

There was also rather discouraging news for fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows producer David Heyman, who said author J.K. Rowling "has no plans" to write another Harry Potter book.

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premieres in London Thursday.  The U.S. premiere is set for July 11 in New York City, with the nationwide opening set for July 15.

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