Daniel Radcliffe speaks with Tom Felton and shares his opinion on obsessing over books and films for Tom Felton’s BBC 3 documentary.
The Harry Potter star is getting ready to film a role in Now You See Me: The Second Act, a sequel to 2013 magical heist movie Now You See Me, and he turned to fellow Brit Dynamo for lessons.
The magician, real name Steven Frayne, tells Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper, “I was chilling with Daniel Radcliffe and I showed him all sorts of tricks and skills with cards. Cool things that he can learn and put into the movie.”
The sequel is due for release next year (16).
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to bring a spot of magic (sorry) to the set of Have I Got News for You.
The star, who has recently appeared in rom-com What If and horror film Horns, is poised to present the first episode of the show’s 49th series on Friday 10th April.
It will be Radcliffe’s second stint in the hot seat. The 25-year-old actor presented the topical news quiz back in December 2012.
Only Connect quiz-master Victoria Coren will host the second episode in the series, while controversial Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson, who is currently being investigated by the BBC for allegedly punching a producer, is set to present an episode in May.
“As far as I’m concerned he is hosting Have I Got News for You, the BBC has not told me what to do yet and it will be an interesting conversation,” said Jimmy Mulville, the head of independent producers Hat Trick, at a Broadcasting Press Guild breakfast earlier this week. “He is due to present the third episode which I think is in early May.”
Have I Got News For You returns for a 9-week run on BBC1.
Dan makes a cameo as a Dog Walker in Trainwreck and the trailer for the comedy was released yesterday. He doesn’t make an appearance in the trailer, but you can watch it below so you can get a feel for what the film will be like.
When it comes to their CVs, few actors can boast that they’ve gone from child stardom to appearing naked on the West End stage (Equus), starring in a gothic horror film (The Woman in Black) and a comedy musical (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), and performing the “full Igor” in Frankenstein. Now Daniel Radcliffe has another genre to add to his credits with What If?, his first foray into romcoms.
Nothing seems to faze the 25-year-old star. In fact it seems he’s hardly even noticed his own versatility. “With actors, the only time we talk about one genre versus another is when we’re promoting a film and discussing it with journalists,” smiles Daniel.
“It certainly doesn’t factor in my thought process when I’m picking a role. You’re not thinking, ‘I want to do a romantic comedy, so only show me romcoms from now on.’ You’re just looking for a good script and when What If? came along, I’d already read a few romcoms and it just stood out to me. I wanted to be part of it.”
He might have had cause to regret his decision. Two days before filming started on location in Canada, the producers decided they wanted Daniel to do it in his native west London accent, even though the Fulham-born actor had been rehearsing with a Canadian twang.
He shrugs. “It was basically, ‘You’re not marketable without your English accent,’ which is bad news for all the other stuff I’ve done with American accents. It was one of those ridiculous last-minute panics on their behalf, but I certainly wasn’t going to go, ‘Well, screw you guys, I’m going to put 200 people out of work for the sake of an accent.’”
That’s Daniel all over – eager to please and happy to be working, with not a trace of the ego that could come with being the star of the biggest movie franchise of all time.
He has an estimated personal wealth of more than £60 million, which continues to climb. Harry Potter made him a superstar at the age of 11 but he’s a jobbing actor, not a spoilt brat.
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