There is a question and answer live session with Dan and Juno on Twitter today (Monday 20th October) at 2.30pm. Tweet @Lionsgate and either #AskRadcliffe with a question and you may have your questions answered.
I have added 8 scans from the latest issue of Total Film (November 2014). The magazine previews ‘Horns’ and there is an interview with Dan.
Daniel Radcliffe will play Michael Caine’s son in a sequel to the illusionist heist caper Now You See Me, according to the veteran actor himself. Caine, who played insurance magnate Arthur Tressler in the original movie, revealed the unexpected casting in an interview with film blog Hey You Guys!
“There’s a sequel to Now You See Me and we’re shooting in London,” he said. “I shoot in December, the whole of December in London, and my son is Harry Potter. I thought it’d be funny, me and Daniel Radcliffe as father and son.”
The first Now You See Me, released last year, received mixed reviews from critics but took more than $350m at the global box office to spark a sequel. Louis Leterrier’s film starred Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco as magicians recruited by a mysterious individual to pull off the most dazzling bank raid of all time. It failed to work its magic on Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw, who labelled the movie an “overcooked, overcomplicated and underinteresting” heist caper in July last year.
Now You See Me 2 is due for release in 2016, with Fisher, Harrelson, Franco and Eisenberg all set to return.
Dan is on the front cover of Issue 5 of the magazine and you can order it online at this link. There is 14 pages dedicated to Dan in the magazine, so worth the buy. Its priced at $25.
Issue nº5 features actor, Daniel Radcliffe captured in a series of character- driven photographs shot by photographer, Tatijana Shoan. Radcliffe opens up about his dreams for the future, how he approaches acting, where he would be today if Harry Potter never happened and the challenges he faced getting naked on stage.
As already mentioned in a post below, Dan is attending the London MCM Comic con on Friday 24th October. Here is a small update on how to get an autograph with Dan:
Attendees who want an autograph from Daniel Radcliffe need to attend a ticket draw, winners will receive a wristband granting them an autograph on an item provided by the event. No other items will be signed.
There is no charge for taking part in the draw, for the wristband, for the item provided, or for the autograph.
Time and location for the drawn will be confirmed before the event. Posed photographs may not be possible due to time constraints.
View a clip from Horns below:
Daniel Radcliffe is to attend the Friday of this month’s MCM London Comic Con to promote his latest film, the supernatural, offbeat thriller Horns.
Tickets are priced at £15 for the Friday, which starts at 2pm and finishes at 7pm. I have purchased my tickets as I will be attending to get some pictures of Dan and report on the event.
Added the photos of Dan at the Horns’ Paris Premiere At Gaumont Marignan.
Dan is featured on the cover of the October 2014 Mental Floss magazine. He is interviewed and there is some great photos of Dan. I have added an excerpt below:
Today I learned that “fadoodling” was a 17th century slang term for having sex.What’s a really good fact you learned recently?
I learned the other day that prostitutes in England used to be called “Winchester Geese,” which is so weird to me. Winchester is a nice cathedral town in the south of England and that it was ever a byword for prurience is kind of amazing.
Where did you learn that?
My friend sent me a photo of just a plaque outside an old cemetery saying “This is where prostitutes, or ‘Winchester Geese,’ used to be buried.’” It was my birthday card, which made it weirder. I also learned not long ago that earwigs have two penises, one in case the other one breaks off—which it often does, apparently, during earwig sex.
In Harry Potter, you had a lightning scar on your forehead. For Frankenstein, which is out next year, you wore hair extensions, and for this movie, you wore horns. What’s more annoying to have applied?
One hundred percent hair extensions. The lightning scar, on the first two films, we essentially painted it on, and after that we used Pros-Aide, which was like a glue [to put it on]. It was very simple. The horns were basically on a wire cage, and we hid the metal under the hair and then blended in the front. But the hair extensions took 14 hours to put in across two days and were a nightmare to live with and wash for the five months I had them. They’re supposed to take 4 to 5 hours to take out, but I think we did them in two because I was just ripping them out of my head.
Here is an excerpt from the interview that Dan has done with Parade magazine:
I haven’t seen you since we did the PARADE cover story together in 2012.
“It was fantastic. My parents still have the [Parade] cover in the kitchen. It’s one of their favorite things. Thank you very much.”
That’s very sweet. Let me ask you about your new movie, What/If. This is your first romantic comedy?
“Yes. I’ve wanted to do something contemporary and modern for a long time, something that is unmistakably based in the world we live in.”
“I’ve never really gotten the chance before. So this was exciting. Also, you don’t read many scripts that are this good.”
To read the full interview go here.
Dan does his ice bucket challenge on comedy TV show ‘The Last Leg’.
Here is some information about the disease from the official ALS website:
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralysed.
In the UK ALS is known as Motor Neurone Disease. This information is from the official MND website:
MND and ALS are different descriptions of the same disease. The MND Association, which covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the ALS Association, which operates in the USA, do the same type of work. The only real difference is what we call the disease.
In the UK we use MND – motor neurone disease – and in the USA they use ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Both refer to a fatal, progressive disease that can rob people of the ability to speak, move and breathe. There is no cure. The reason there is a difference is that there are several forms of MND. ALS is the most common type. MND is an umbrella term for all forms of the disease. In the USA, ALS is used as the umbrella term (they also sometimes refer to it as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
The MND Association in the UK and The ALS Association in America work very closely together on numerous projects, especially around global research into a cause of MND / ALS, and we are delighted to be carrying on #IceBucketChallenge in the UK, following the ALS Association’s great work in America.
The MND Association helps people with or affected by MND in several ways. We work to improve care and support, fund research to find a cure and campaign to raise awareness of the needs of people with MND. We also fundraise to pay for this important work.
Text ICED55 £5 to 70070 to donate to MND(UK). You can donate at this website: http://www.alsa.org/ for the US.
Acerbic and maudlin by turns, Douse’s screwball romantic comedy sees Hogwarts old boy Radcliffe venturing successfully into Cary Grant territory.
He plays lovelorn medical school drop-out Wallace, first seen sitting on the roof, pining for the girlfriend who cheated on him 379 days before.
Zoe Kazan plays Chantry, a wisecracking charmer who shares his offbeat view of the world. Their mutual attraction is obvious but she is already in a relationship with the self-righteously obnoxious Ben (Rafe Spall) so both try hard to maintain the illusion that they are only friends.
Some of the dialogue is very witty indeed. The would-be lovers turn out to share a fascination with Elvis Presley’s dietary habits and to have the same facility for puns and morbid jokes.
Kazan, the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan, is delightful as the heroine: wryly humorous one moment and prudishly melancholic the next.
Radcliffe is also funny and affecting as the romantic lead, trying hard to suppress his true feelings.
At times, with its fey animated sequences and self-conscious zaniness, the film becomes just a little too whimsical.
Its plotting is predictable but Kazan and Radcliffe make a thoroughly engaging double act.
Dan is currently on the BBC 1 show ‘The One Show’ RIGHT now!