Dan has been celebrating his birthday today. He turned 25! So from Just Dan and all the fans ‘Happy Birthday’. Leave your birthday wishes in the comments and I’ll approve them.
Dan has attended the Toronto film premiere of ‘What If’ and you can view the photos in the gallery here.
The poster for Horns has just been released with the teaser trailer. View a slightly bigger version in the gallery.
Dan attended the New York Film Critics Series Screening Of What If on 8th July. I have added the photos to the gallery here.
Check out the photos of Dan attending the logo TV Trailblazers show in New York.
On set photos of Dan filming ‘Trainwreck’ have surfaced online and you can see them here. Not much information is out about the film, but he really is walking a dozen dogs!
Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he thinks he could have done with acting lessons when filming the early Harry Potter films.
The 24-year-old, who played the boy wizard in all eight of the films, tells Melvyn Bragg that he finds the early films “hard to watch” in an edition of the South Bank Show airing this Thursday.
He says that he and co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were not given acting coaching on the set of the blockbuster films.
“If we had a singing scene we had a singing teacher come in. If we had a dance scene a dance coach would come in. We never had an acting coach in all the time we were there and there were times we could have done with one. I know I could have.
“There wasn’t a lot of nuance to my performance when we were young and I find those early films very hard to watch personally. There were certain things I just didn’t know. There were certain things like how to break down a script, or even certain questions like what does a certain character want out of a certain scene.”
Radcliffe appears to be thinking of his first two films, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
He tells Bragg that he is glad to have developed his acting talents and credits the appearance of Gary Oldman as wizard Sirius Black in the third Potter film, the 2004 movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, for helping his professional development.
The two became close friends and Radcliffe reveals that he also sought out relationship advice from his onscreen godfather.
“I was going on my first date and I was doing a scene with Gary Oldman that day so I ended up being anxious about my first date… with Gary Oldman and asking advice and all that stuff,” he says.
Radcliffe also reveals that he harboured an early ambition to be a professional wrestler.
“I definitely drifted into acting to start with…I saw an interview with myself, they asked me what do you want to do when you grow up and I completely, sincerely and earnestly answer ‘I want to be a professional wrestler’, because I was very very into WWF at the time.”
He adds that despite being embarrassed by his early performances as Potter he still owes a great debt to to the Potter producers.
“I never wanted to be one of those people that turned round and had to be disparaging about what they had done in the past in order to make a career for themselves in the future.”
Source: Radio Times
Daniel Radcliffe, Melissa McCarthy and Pharrell Williams are among the 30 new honourees announced to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
A dedicated selection committee from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce chose the individuals from hundreds of nominations in a meeting earlier this week.
Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz, World Cup rapper Pitbull, actress Jennifer Garner,Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane andThe Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will also be included in the historic street monument, which comprises more than 2,500 stars embedded into the pavements.
There are also two posthumous stars for 2015 – one for screenwriter and novelist Raymond Chandler and another for Batman creator Bob Kane.
Cartoon character Snoopy will be awarded a star too, for his classic appearances in the Peanuts specials.
“The new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fans from around the world who visit Hollywood every year,” said Maureen Schultz, chair of the committee.
Recipients have five years to schedule their ‘star ceremonies’ from the date of selection before they expire. Each year, around 24 of these events are broadcast around the world.
Director Stanley Kramer was awarded the first permanent star back in March 1960.
Dan’s Frankenstein has a new title ‘Victor Frankenstein’. The synopsis is:
James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.
Frankenstein and his monster were originally creations of novelist Mary Shelley, but Igor wasn’t conceived until Universal adapted Shelley’s book into a film series in the ’30s. He’s cropped up in many other forms and in many other places since then, but the Max Landis-scripted Victor Frankenstein is the rare retelling to put Igor front and center.
Victor Frankenstein has been in the works for a few years already. Shawn Levy was set to direct at one point, but at some point that job shifted over to McGuigan. The film was originally supposed to open in fall 2014, then early 2015, and now it’s scheduled for October 2, 2015. Jessica Brown Findlay, Mark Gatiss, and Andrew Scott also star.