Latest appearance: TCA Winter press tour

Miracle Workers presentation, 11th January 2018.

Current project: Miracle Workers

Principal photography. Photo via Casting TaylorMade

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US DVD release 27th March 2018.

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18 February 2018

W magazine interview (US)

W magazine's interview with Daniel in promotion of Beast of Burden which comes out in the US in one week.

Drug smuggling is a pretty bold subject. What drew you to this role?
I guess I didn’t think of it as being a movie about drug smuggling—it kind of seemed incidental to me. It was more this kind of fun, very straight line story, literally about taking a guy from A to B and seeing how much awfulness we can throw at him in between. And I did a bit of research into the interesting way Jesper Ganslandt, the director, works, which seemed like it'd continue with this one, since I’m in the plane for so long, and it did. I had earpieces in and he was directing me live, saying, like, This person’s calling, and now this person’s calling, and now we’re going back to that one… We ended up doing huge chunks of scenes at one time, like half-hour long takes. It was the most like doing a play I’ve ever done on camera, just because you were able to go for so long and cover so much of the story in one hit. I really loved working with him. And I’m definitely an expert in fake-flying a plane now.

Do you have any experience with actually flying a plane? Did you try to study up?
I did—I took two lessons, just so that I had some sense of what it was like and how much you needed to move things to make things happen, so I wasn’t looking like I was trying to race a go-kart when I was trying to fly a plane. So, yes: I flew a plane for 15 minutes. My first lesson, they just gave me the controls, and it was terrifying. It did not feel like a thing that should have happened.

Was it ever terrifying when you were filming, too?
I don’t know, man. I was about to say, I get freaked out when I have to fire guns, which is kind of true. I don’t enjoy particularly doing it on set. Even though it’s obviously just blanks, you can still do some damage with a blank, and I’m always slightly nervous about that stuff, like, How far away are the camera guys? But I'm hopefully about to do an action movie where there’s a lot of shooting, so I probably should not have said that. That’ll come back to haunt me.

It does seem like you’ve been doing a lot of action movies recently.
Does it? I can’t really think of any others, though I dunno what I would define an action movie. There’s some action in Imperium, but it was mostly in the trailer—it was more of a talky thing. I did get used as a sort of jet ski in Swiss Army Man [which stars Radcliffe as a corpse], so that’s action of a kind. But I haven’t done a proper all-out action movie yet, and that’s what I’m probably going to do next—I hope. I just finished filming [the show] Miracle Workers literally in the last few days, and I loved it—it was one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done, so hopefully that’ll be a pleasure for people to watch. There’s also a possibility of doing some theater later this year, but I’m going to wait to see how everything shakes out. I’m very lucky—I’m at a stage in my career where I’m getting really interesting, weird, cool stuff offered a lot. I’m open to all of it, and trying to get all of it made.

Getting into the culture questions, what’s the first thing you normally read in the morning?
Probably either Deadspin or Jezebel, and all the various offshoots of that site, like Splinter. That’s where I get a lot of news.

You like Gawker!
Oh yeah, I was absolutely all over Gawker. That documentary [about Hulk Hogan's privacy lawsuit against the media group, which the billionaire Peter Thiel funded and resulted in the company's bankruptcy is one of the more terrifying documentaries I’ve seen in the last couple of years. What’s it called? I want to say "Don’t Speak," but that’s a No Doubt song.

Nobody Speak?
Yes, you know the one. And then during the football season, it’s probably the NFL website, but that’s over now, so I go straight to the news.

What TV show has been keeping you up at night?
Actually, going back to the morning, the first way I digest anything after waking up is I see what stories the Rachel Maddow Show has posted on YouTube from the night before. When I’m not in America, I miss her.

What books have you been traveling with, or are on your bedside table right now?
Probably the best book I’ve read this year—well, I was reading it for ages, because I got sidetracked—is Inferior, by a woman named Angela Saini. It’s all about how science has consistently kind of underserved and undermined women—female scientists and the female public at large—through male bias, even though it’s often not deliberate. She’s amazing at explaining how science makes it from a lab somewhere to the media and the public consciousness, and why certain studies get picked up and become influential, even if they were only done once. My friend Jesse, who's a female physicist, told me to read it, and I’d say everyone else should read it, too.

Have you always read so much about women? I love that you start off the day reading Jezebel.
I think it started with Deadspin. I started reading it in 2013 or something like that, and from there found Jezebel and then Gawker, and then when Gawker closed, by that point a lot of my favorite writers and people who I follow went over mostly to Jezebel and Deadspin, and now they’ve spread out again over a lot of the websites under that umbrella. I enjoy it—I have great admiration for newscasters and their ability to be very neutral at all times, but sometimes it's nice to read things by someone who’s going, What the hell is going on! and reacting just like the rest of us, but also doing so in a much more articulate and informative way. I spend a lot of time on those sites.

What’s the last movie you saw in theaters?
Three Billboards. That’s actually like the first time I’ve given even a relatively cool answer to that question. But the last time I tried to see a movie in theaters was in fact Geostorm, when I was filming in Atlanta, and we tried to see it at a drive-in but it was cancelled because of the weather, since fog rolled in in front of the screen. I was quite disappointed in that, because I like a big, crazy, kind of dumb action movie.

What’s the last song that you had on repeat?
I’ve been listening to a lot of an Australian band called Ball Park Music, especially their song “Struggle Street.” There's also a newer Hold Steady song I’ve been listening to a lot called “Entitlement Crew.”

It was quite a few years ago, but I know you were being bombarded with questions about rap for a while after your performance on The Tonight Show. Are they still plaguing you?
Yes. I still am getting those. It’s embarrassing, ‘cause I have a very average knowledge of rap and hip hop. I’m into it, and I like it, but my actual knowledge is very, very—I mean, I grew up listening to punk and all that kind of stuff, so that’s the stuff that I know really well. But doing “Alphabet Aerobics” definitely caused people to think I was way more knowledgeable than I am.

Last thing: What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Listen to some podcast. If it’s not This American Life or Radiolab, it’s probably going to be some grizzly true crime thing. I do a lot of those—more than I should probably admit to, but I’m definitely guilty of getting into one of those. Or 10.

Does that mess with your dreams at all? I've heard that can be a bit unsettling.
You know, I don’t really have dreams. If I do, I don’t remember them. The only thing is I listen to a guy called Dan Carlin a lot, who does Hardcore History. Sometimes I just listen to it, but sometimes I have it on when I’m going to drift off at the end of the day and it sort of fires up the imagination. But the latest episode is literally about all the horrific things human beings have done to each other in the name of entertaining themselves over the years, so that’s been a very hard one to relax to.


17 February 2018

Mistral Gagnant: Elizabeth meets Emma Watson

Elizabeth got to meet her idol Emma Watson thanks to the Mistral Gagnant association in Brussels, Belgium which realizes the dream of sick children. She went to Leavesden studios back in March 2010 where she did also meet more Harry Potter cast members including Daniel. You find screencaps from this video, which was released two days ago, below.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:


16 February 2018

Google+: Beast of Burden clip

A Beast of Burden clip called 20 minutes, released via Daniel's official Google+ page. The film will be out in the US in one week.

Will the job get done in time?! Here's an exclusive clip for Dan's new movie #BeastofBurden. Its out in ONE WEEK! See it in select theaters and on demand February 23.

13 February 2018

A Celebration of Harry Potter

The following (behind the scenes) photos are featured in a video regarding Universal Orlando Resort's 3-day event A Celebration of Harry Potter which took place in January 2018.

Chamber of Secrets

Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone

Goblet of Fire

12 February 2018

Beast of Burden DVD & Blu-ray US release date

Good news for everyone in the US. There is a DVD and Blu-ray release date for Momentum Pictures' Beast of Burden. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will distribute it and it will be available on 3rd April 2018. You can view the artwork below. There are no special features.

Synopsis (as featured on the DVD/Blu-ray):

The skies over the border of the United States and Mexico can be as dangerous and unforgiving as the desert below. Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) has flown a route between the two countries many times with a secret cargo of heroin for a Mexican cartel. But tonight Sean isn't just a drug mule - he's a DEA informant. One more flight and the DEA gets what they want - a roadmap to take down the biggest cartel in Mexico. One more flight and Sean gets what he wants - witness protection and lifesaving surgery for his ailing wife. His plan is sound... until it isn't. Sean's wife, Jen, (Grace Gummer), is kidnapped by the cartel and the only way she makes it through the night is if Sean ditches his deal with the DEA. He's forced to fight for his life, and Jen's, all from the cockpit of his plane.

Daniel Radcliffe on This American Life

With Valentine's Day approaching Radio program This American Life aired stories about surviving the mishaps of love. In episode nr 638, Rom-Com, Daniel reads a short piece of fiction called The Present from Simon Rich’s book The Last Girlfriend on Earth. And just in case you missed the news, he is also the creator of Miracle Workers. You can download the podcast on iTunes.

Act One - Meet Cute (10 minutes). Daniel starts reading at 07:28.


10 February 2018

Actor Daniel Radcliffe on the honour of being chosen to play Harry Potter.

A new post via the official Harry Potter Instagram account.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe on the honour of being chosen to play Harry Potter.

09 February 2018

Google+: Beast of Burden behind the scenes photo

More Beast of Burden promotional photos have been released via Daniel's official Google+ page. I have added a bts photo (the only one featuring Daniel) below. You can view the rest here.

A few more publicity shots! #BeastofBurden

07 February 2018

Google+: Beast of Burden stills

More Beast of Burden stills have been released via Daniel's official Google+ page.

More key images #BeastofBurden
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page

05 February 2018

Daniel Radcliffe pays tribute to all the care staff working at St Michael's Hospice

St Michael's Hospice in Herefordshire, UK has uploaded the following video to their Facebook page.
When Daniel Radcliffe heard about the exceptional care the Herefordshire Hospice at Home team gave to his close friend's grandmother, Rachel Smith, he was so inspired that he paid this tribute to all the care staff working at St Michael's Hospice.
Thank you, Daniel, for your kind words.

This video is also shared by on Facebook.

Google+: Beast of Burden stills

A set of Beast of Burden stills have been released via Daniel's official Google+ page.

Check out the key set images for #BeastofBurden #solo #flight #smuggler
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page

02 February 2018

Updated(2): Esquire Middle East magazine photoshoot

You might remember the post on Daniel's Google+ page regarding a photoshoot for Esquire Middle East magazine back in 2017. Since Wednesday we know that Daniel is on the cover of their February 2018 issue.

The magazine is out now and the cover has been revealed (also shared via Daniel's Google+ page, interview coming soon). I have added photos from the shoot below. Oh and there's this behind the scenes photo, I don't know the original source, plus this one by Dan Gregory which I did share on Facebook in 2017.

Update: 5th February 2018. Another photo. And the interview is online. I also added a few new photos below.
Update: 7th February 2018. BTS video.

 “I was incredibly lucky to fall into a career, and a role, where I got paid very well. I’m almost embarrassed by it, I don’t drive really so the flash car thing never happened for me. The real thing money does for me is let me not have to worry about it, which is such a massive thing for people in their lives.”

picture source: Robert Wunsch

Google+: A Throwback Thursday photo - Karl Simone

A 'Throwback Thursday' photo was shared on Daniel's official Google+ page yesterday. It's a photo from the photoshoot by Karl Simone for August Man Malaysia magazine back in 2016.

Exclusive! A great shot from a previous shoot with the amazing karl_simone #tbt
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page