Latest appearance: Sundance Film Festival

22nd January 2016. Swiss Army Man premiere

Current project: Jungle

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29 Apr 2016

Imperium still

Another Imperium still featuring Daniel as Nate Foster has appeared online.

picture source: Jacob Coppage

27 Apr 2016

Now You See Me 2 US TV spot

The US TV spot for Summit Entertainment's Now You See Me 2 has been released online, and yes it features Daniel as Walter Mabry.

Daniel Radcliffe's testimonial for Steve Coleman Fitness

A new video appeared online: Daniel provided a testimonial for Steve Coleman Fitness. He mentions the photoshoot for Vanity Fair Italia.
"This is the man who is resposible for me liking exercise and there was a photoshoot that I did earlier in the year, for Vanity Fair, and without him that photoshoot definitely wouldn't have been possible".

25 Apr 2016

Updated: ‘How can this still be happening?’ Daniel Radcliffe about Hollywood's gender inequality

In one of the Australian interviews in promotion of Victor Frankenstein, available on DVD there on 27th April, Daniel talks about Hollywood's gender inequality.

The other interviews I did share on social media: and another one from The Daily Telegraph's RendezView.

Update: Listen to it on soundcloud. Daniel at 31:05.

“It is nuts to me,” he says, sitting on a couch at the hip albeit swanky Soho Hotel in London.“I’m incredibly glad it (gender equality) has come up because I had just f**king naively thought this was not an issue any more because how can this still be happening?

“It’s crazy. It is definitely the time for our industry to step up. Especially if we want to pride ourselves on being a liberal, progressive industry then you can’t be doing that.”

“What I found shocking about the whole American Hustle thing,” he continues, referring to the scandal that broke when the wage details of the David O. Russell film were released. “And please correct me if I’m wrong — but if I have this right, they had all the boys on one deal and all the girls on another deal.

“That, to me, is shocking … stuff like that is crazy and the thing I can’t help but think is ‘Who? Who’s doing that? What guy is sitting in a studio somewhere thinking let’s f**k the girls out of some money’?”
What is important according to Daniel in this interview? airtime.
Talking about it, writing about it, discussing it openly and publicly — even from his position of a white guy in Hollywood — is increasing the visibility of the issues and the need for change.

“The conversations that have been had over the past few years about the type of roles for women in films, the fact that these conversations have all taken place over the last few years and become much more open should mean that you do start to see changes.

“And I feel like I am starting to see changes, particularly in the type of roles for women. “I just did a film with Toni Collette (Imperium) and she’s f**king bad-ass in this film and it’s a f**king awesome role.

“The themes of it are coming up more, you know, Furiosa — all that shit. And you know what was really especially cool about that (Mad Max: Fury Road) was I feel like that was made long before a lot of this stuff was talked about. Its release was very timely, but it was made long before this was a hot topic.

“It’s very cool and I feel like there’s such a wealth of amazing actresses in the world right now and we’ve got to start writing better parts for them and paying them equally.”

20 Apr 2016

Papel magazine interview

Interview from El Mundo's Papel magazine (Spanish) from their London correspondent.

Translation (via Google translate, edited by me).

Igor's character leads us inevitably to Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein. What differentiates you and what is it?
He was also short, but certainly much more fun ... My Igor is, so to speak, more physical, marked by the stigma of the hump, and is certainly a more contentious relationship with Victor Frankenstein. It's not his lapdog, nor his faithful servant. He is a person who is torn between loyalty and fear of this dangerous inventor, who has an ego.

The film is quite different from the novel by Mary Shelley ...
Starting with the character Igor isn't even in the book ... so it's true. I'd say we're not even to a horror movie. There are tributes to all previous Frankenstein films, but this is rather a mix of psychological thriller and adventure film. Everything revolves around the very peculiar relationship between Igor and Victor (James McAvoy). In fact, the monster does not leave almost nothing to the end, I do not know if we should say ...

And since you said that what are your own monsters, if you have them?

 I would say that's insecurity, which is a very common monster in our profession. In the background, the actors and actresses are a bit masochistic: we like to suffer and constantly test ourselves. And the harder the challenge, the more strengthened salts. That is the ultimate gratification that gives this profession, regardless of what the critics say. Personally, I always look for roles out of my comfort zone.

But it is easy to fall into the 'trap' franchise ... Weren't you not afraid of being the eternal Harry Potter?
Not at all. I am conscious that I was working much of my childhood, but the magic was always there: going back to filming was like a big family reunion. I would even say that helped me see life from other angles. And it served to get vaccinated against the franchises. I've already done it once; I do not need it anymore. But it is common knowledge that in the last installment of the series (2011) went through a difficult time.

You have recognized that you had problems with alcohol.
 All transitions are complicated, and that it especially was. But in life we ​​sooner or later have these periods of confusion and uncertainty. They are needed to mature ... and in my 26 years I sometimes get the impression I have not yet matured enough. I prefer not to talk much about that time, I said everything I had to say I drank more of the account, I spent entire days locked up, I became a recluse at 20 years old ... But I was not, I was a shadow of myself. I consider myself an enthusiastic and fun person, I think that part of my childhood is still very much alive.

Harry Potter Igor, to Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings and Ig in Horns, do you intend to constantly mislead or do you like change?
I think what we as actors really like is look in the mirror and not recognize ourselves, (laughs). Portraying a young Allen Ginsberg was also a challenge and a reward; is one of my favorite poets ... I like the variety, it is true, but I have not an idea about where I want to go or not in my career plan.

And the theater? you debuted at 17 years in Equus to critical acclaim an audience.
 That is perhaps the only guide that I follow: stepping on a stage every two or three years. Equus gave me great confidence. I enjoyed Broadway with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more recently I have returned with The Cripple of Inishmaan. It's something we have in common all British actors, and also New York: you have to prove yourself in front of an audience.

And that would not be possible if you lived in Hollywood ...
That is another world. I admit that it may be attractive to players, but not my world. I live between New York and London because you're there more down on the floor.

What is the secret to escape the harassment of the British tabloids?
 I limit myself to work and going out with my friends. Point. For a while I chased and keep asking me all the time for my girlfriend (Erin Darke). But I try not to make a show of my private life.

What is the law of life?
I like to live in the moment and not make too many plans. And when I'm in doubt I always do the test of happiness. I wonder: 'Will this project make me happy or not?'. Sometimes happiness springs from the most unexpected places. For example, in Tokyo Vice (based on the autobiography of American journalist Jake Aldelstein) I had to learn me up to 50 phrases in Japanese. That requires a lot of effort, but in the end gives you great satisfaction.

Regarding the myth of Frankenstein, we are not approaching that point where science has gone too far?
That question we have been doing for more than a century, and is one of the reasons why the myth is still alive. The promise of science is still alive, but fears that something might go wrong are greater. Nuclear technology, cloning, artificial intelligence ... Stephen Hawking himself has recently warned: we have to be very careful with the use of technology. For now here we are, hopefully we live long.


Now You See Me 2 still

Here's a new Now You See Me 2 still released by Lionsgate featuring Daniel as Walter Mabry together with Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Eisenberg.

picture source: Jay Maidment