News articles tagged 'Dan Radcliffe'

Cast and crew look back at Harry's relationship with Dumbledore Cast and crew look back at Harry's relationship with Dumbledore

David Heyman, Emma Watson, Dan Radcliffe and Michael Gambon look at Harry's relationship with Dumbledore in this new video from "Harry Potter: the Quest".

There are also some great new behind-the-scenes shots in the clip. Watch it below.

Dan Radcliffe on book seven, growing up on set and 'Harry Potter' coming to an end Dan Radcliffe on book seven, growing up on set and 'Harry Potter' coming to an end

Now that you've had the chance to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 we have for you the full interview with Dan Radcliffe from the set of Deathly Hallows earlier this year. If you missed Harry Potter Fan Zone's report from the set, you can read that too by clicking here.

Question: You're coming to the end of the journey now and we've basically watched you and some of the other actors grow up on-screen. And they've become kind of like a family to you I'm sure. How do you feel about it? Has it sunk in or do you not think about it yet?

Radcliffe: I'm not thinking about it that much at the moment. It's very occasionally. My memories [are] kind of jogged and I'm suddenly thinking, "oh God I am only here for another three months". Three or four months. And so that's very odd and it will be very upsetting when it does come to an end because I've spent so much time here and made some fantastic friends who I hope will stay with me for the rest of my life. And so yeah, it'll be very sad but equally it is an exciting time. I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition or in a way it's a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life. I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don't know what's going to happen.

Question: Could you talk about when you got the seventh book? Your experience of reading it for the first time and just your emotions. Also, the epilogue.

Radcliffe: Yeah, I obviously loved the seventh book kind of as much as everybody else did. I was reading actually at a cricket match because it came out two days before my eighteenth birthday. And I was going to a match for my birthday. So I was going 'round for two days without having read it where everybody else was reading it. And so it was a two day long struggle to beg not get told the ending. And I did actually manage to do that and then yeah, I remember finishing it on the plane and just becoming very emotional. I found it's a very moving book. The epilogue was something that I liked. I know not everybody did at all, but it was actually something I didn't have a problem with. And it's tying together all those loose ends. Because the thing is, what people don't realise about the epilogue, is I think that if Jo Rowling hadn't written that epilogue can you imagine being her for the rest of her life and having to cope with questions about what did Harry go on to do? She has to give something to I think to shut people up aside from everything else, you know, to give some conclusion.

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Photos from the New York City 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' premiere Photos from the New York City 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' premiere

Check out Harry Potter Fan Zone's photos from the New York City premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below.

Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson on reshooting the 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' epilogue at Leavesden Studios Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson on reshooting the 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' epilogue at Leavesden Studios

At last week's London press junket Dan Radcliffe revealed that the epilogue, featured at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be reshot at Leavesden Studios at Christmas.

The original shoot took place at King's Cross station in London earlier this year, though both Radcliffe and Emma Watson agreed that the two-day shoot was rushed.

Says Radcliffe, "I think we made it very hard on ourselves because we shot it at King's Cross for real. This time we'll be shooting it in Leavesden [Studios] on a set. To have to rush that sequence, and it's such an important sequence, is not something that any of us want to do. I think when we revisit certain moments we'll be trying to keep it paced slowly".

Dan also added that, "We just pushed ourselves too far too quickly to get that all done at King's Cross when time constraints are so massive. It's a train station and people actually need to use that platform. We made it very hard on ourselves so I think we're going to revisit it and have a slightly slower, more measured pace next time".

Emma Watson, commenting on the original shoot, noted, "[it] was stressful. You can imagine we stopped trains literally so we could do the scene. We only had two days to shoot it and we needed so much more time than that".

"We have reshoots at Christmas, so it's not over yet. It's not over yet guys!"

'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' preview in Entertainment Weekly magazine 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' preview in Entertainment Weekly magazine

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is the subject of this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, with Dan Radcliffe featuring on the cover.

Radcliffe has always been pretty fearless. At 11, when most boys are afraid of being vulnerable, he talked about how he found out that he’d been cast as the boy wizard, after months of auditions. “I was in the bath at the time,” he said then. “My dad came running in and said, ‘Guess who they want to play Harry Potter?’ and I started to cry. It was probably the best moment of my life.” In the years since, Radcliffe has proved he isn’t afraid to reveal himself. He famously appeared naked on stage in Equus, both in London’s West End and on Broadway. (There’s even a reference to it in Hallows-Part 1.

In one scene, Ron, Hermione and Harry, on the run in London, enter a café. On the wall in one corner is a poster for Equus.) Radcliffe is still taking risks. He’s currently rehearsing to star in a stage musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and trying to not think about saying goodbye to Harry after all these years. “It’s key for me to keep working,” he says. “Focusing on other things rather than moping around the house.”

Read more by clicking here. The magazine is also in stores now.

Dan Radcliffe on physical and emotional challenges in 'Deathly Hallows' Dan Radcliffe on physical and emotional challenges in 'Deathly Hallows'

Harry Potter Fan Zone, along with a number of other fan sites, recently had the chance to speak with Dan Radcliffe. I asked Dan about the most physically and emotionally challenging scenes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Harry Potter Fan Zone: What would you say [was] the most challenging scene to film physically and then the most challenging emotionally in this film?

Dan Radcliffe: Physically? The underwater stuff is always pretty tricky and in this case it was particularly tricky. I'm going under into the frozen lake to get the Sword of Gryffindor and the Horcrux is fighting for its existence and is trying to kill me. We do what will hopefully be a pretty terrifying almost semi-homage to The Omen where I get dragged up against the surface of the ice and torn around by the locket. That was pretty challenging.

Emotionally? All the stuff early on in the film with Rupert. It's very, very hard to hate Rupert Grint, even in performance terms. That was a challenge but hopefully some really, really good scenes will come out of it. Also all the scenes in Godric's Hollow where Harry sees his parents' tombstone. They were obviously big emotional moments.

Harry being such a battle-hardened, almost desensitised person at this stage, is dealing with emotions which he doesn't know how to show because he's buried emotions for so long. That's how he's managed to survive and keep his sanity: by ignoring, a lot of the time, his tragic past and how he feels about it. So to combine the natural grief one would feel at that moment with the kind of stoicism that Harry has developed over the last year, that was a challenge, but one I thoroughly enjoyed.

Second image from 'Deathly Hallows' Second image from 'Deathly Hallows'

Warner Bros. has released the second image from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check it out below:

Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released on 19 November 2010.

First photo from 'Deathly Hallows' First photo from 'Deathly Hallows'

Warner Bros. has sent over the first promotional still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. The picture shows Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking through London. Check it out below:

Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released on 19 November 2010.

Dan Radcliffe, David Yates to participate in HBP screening Dan Radcliffe, David Yates to participate in HBP screening

Half-Blood PrinceDaniel Radcliffe and director David Yates will participate in a live screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on December 12. Fans who purchase the Blu-ray edition of Half-Blood Prince will be able to participate in the "Live Community Screening" at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST) on December 12.

Fans will be able to, "watch the movie together with Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates and hear an interactive Q&A where fans can ask questions about the blockbuster film directly to Daniel and David, directly from their home".

David Yates says of the event:

"It’s a tremendous honor to be invited to host the first worldwide Live Community Screening and to have the opportunity to talk directly to fans across the globe.  I’m looking forward to engaging with the thoughts and opinions of the fans who have supported us so loyally and passionately over the years – without them the films wouldn’t be the success they are."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 8.

Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint appear on 'Rove' Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint appear on 'Rove'

Harry Potter stars Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint yesterday appeared on Australian talk show 'Rove'.  A video can be seen below.

'Harry Potter' stars seen filming 'Deathly Hallows' in London 'Harry Potter' stars seen filming 'Deathly Hallows' in London

dan-rupert-filmingDan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were today filming scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Whitehall in London. The trio were filming the Ministry of Magic entrance scene.

Photos of the filming can be seen here, and a video can be seen below.

Dan Radcliffe on HBP's tone, comedy and more Dan Radcliffe on HBP's tone, comedy and more

radcliffe2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince "strike[s] a balance" between darkness and comedy, according to a new interview with Dan Radcliffe in Melbourne's Herald Sun. The actor notes a conscious decision to tone down the darkness of the film in comparison with its predecessors.

"I mean, the one thing when I read the script I could always yearn for was more darkness and more of that real intense stuff, because I enjoy doing that more, but hopefully this time we have struck a balance between that darkness and a certain comedy in this film."

Radcliffe also comments on the style of comedy ("it's much more subtle"), and cites director David Yates as a key player in helping the franchise earn cinematic respect.

"And I think actually through making the films darker we've gained a lot. And also through people like (director) David Yates directing them, a certain amount of respect has been gained for the films as cinema." 

New HBP photos show Weasley joke shop and more New HBP photos show Weasley joke shop and more

Two new behind-the-scenes photographs from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today. Both pictures originally appeared in Empire Magazine and show director David Yates and cast on set.

Dan Radcliffe discusses 'Half-Blood Prince' scenes Dan Radcliffe discusses 'Half-Blood Prince' scenes

Dan Radcliffe has provided some commentary on two scenes in a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince preview piece by Entertainment Weekly.

"danbonniekissHarry's got a real thing for her [Ginny], and that is slightly odd, because when we met, I was 11 and she was 9, and she was only ever Ron's little sister," says Radcliffe, now 19. "But that all changed, and here we are snogging."

Shooting Dumbledore's funeral was another tough scene for Radcliffe, as it took on the personality of an Irish wake thanks to some not-so-mournful extras: "Because there's a lot of people there, it's one of those things that takes on a party atmosphere."

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' film to be in two parts 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' film to be in two parts

It's now official – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split into two separate films.

David Heyman (Producer):

Over ten years ago, we made a commitment to Jo Rowling that, above all else, we would be faithful and true to the spirit of her books, and ever since we have endeavored never to compromise on the creative ambitions of the films. The Deathly Hallows is so rich, the story so dense and there is so much that is resolved that after discussing it with Jo, we came to the conclusion that two parts were needed to do it justice. I am thrilled that David Yates is returning to direct ‘The Deathly Hallows.’ He is both inspired and inspiring and is a passionate fan of the remarkable world and characters Jo has created. I know he will lead our incomparable cast and crew—most of whom have been with us since the very beginning—in bringing the series to the unforgettable conclusion it deserves.

David Yates (Director):

I've had great pleasure working with a tremendous cast and crew thus far, on both ‘the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘the Half-Blood Prince.’ It’s a wonderful world to work in and be part of and to create within, and I consider it a great privilege to continue to bring Jo’s extraordinary world to the screen, and to be the director to complete this epic and exhilarating journey.

Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter):

I think it's the only way you can do it, without cutting out a huge portion of the book. There have been compartmentalized subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut — although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans — but the seventh book doesn't really have any subplots. It's one driving, pounding story from the word go.