WIRED hosted Daniel Radcliffe for an eventful Q&A session in which the Harry Potter icon finally revealed his favorite film of the franchise: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
“I love the last one, but I also really love the fifth, which is not a lot of people’s favorite, I kind of realize,” Radcliffe explained. “I love it because of the relationship between Harry and Sirius, and you get a lot of Gary Oldman in that movie.”
While Order of the Phoenix was not as epic as its predecessor, The Goblet of Fire, or as nerve-racking as The Half-Blood Prince (You remember why), it is hard to argue with the fact that extra screen time with the legendary Gary Oldman has to be an actor’s dream come true. Also, the Harry and Sirius relationship really was the saving grace of the franchise’s filler-like chapter.
“That was my favorite one,” He added. “Probably to film as well. We had a really, really good time making that one.”
Going back to The Half-Blood Prince, you can grab tickets to a limited New York City screening of the film here.
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Thank you for answering one of the internet’s biggest mysteries, Daniel Radcliffe.
The Boy Who Lived is not a boy anymore, and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffeis now approaching his 30th birthday. Though the magic lives on through the movies, the star reveals that children no longer recognize him as the iconic boy wizard. The generation who were once wrapped in the magic, spells and potions are now adults and the new generation no longer connects the name to the face.
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In 2001, Daniel Radcliffe first graced our screens with an oversized sweater and big smile, ready to take on the wizarding world. The eight-part film series followed the fictional boy and the actor on their journey through adolescent, unraveling the mysteries of Hogwarts and combating the infamous Voldemort. However, despite the world success of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise, children are having a hard time recognized the actor who played the boy who lived. Radcliffe said:
I do have a thing sometimes where I meet kids now and their parents will bring them up to me and they’ll be like ‘this is Harry Potter’ and the kids will be like ‘no it’s not’.
However Daniel Radcliffe is still in good spirits and is grateful for the opportunity that he was given and will cherish his time as the boy wizard. Daniel Radcliffe has shed his wizarding cloak and is now playing more adult roles. Based in New York, he performs in a new Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, based on a 2012 book the same name.
Daniel Radcliffe appeared on The Tonight Show this week to promote his upcoming play, The Lifespan of a Fact and, unsurprisingly, the conversation shifted to the actor’s popular role as Harry Potter. To Radcliffe’s surprise, and audiences delight, Jimmy Fallon educated the British actor on the hilarious Harry Potter-themed memes circulating social media and Radcliffe’s reaction was magical.
While the Harry Potter star admitted that he doesn’t seek out Harry Potter memes on the internet, he has encountered a few over the years that made him laugh. Though the actor admitted that he didn’t initially feel “cool” playing the character, seeing the affection audiences had, and continue to have, for his character has shown him that he was indeed a cool character to play. He admitted:
As a kid you’re just insecure at the age [and] I never felt cool at any point playing that character, [but] sort of these things go like no, people thought that was pretty cool and it’s nice.
Daniel Radcliffe will be gracing us with his presence on Broadway yet again. He will star in The Lifespan of a Fact, a play based on the 2012 bookof the same name written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.
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How negotiable is a fact in nonfiction? In 2003, an essay by John D’Agata was rejected by the magazine that commissioned it due to factual inaccuracies. That essay―which eventually became the foundation of D’Agata’s critically acclaimed About a Mountain―was accepted by another magazine, The Believer, but not before they handed it to their own fact-checker, Jim Fingal. What resulted from that assignment was seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions as D’Agata and Fingal struggled to navigate the boundaries of literary nonfiction. (Via Amazon)
D’Agata’s original 2003 essay, What Happens There, discusses suicide in Las Vegas in the wake of sixteen-year-old Levi Presley’s suicide in 2002. The Broadway adaptation will follow the story of D’Agata and Fingal’s seven year troubles surrounding the fact checking and rewriting of the essay.
As we all know, this is not Radcliffe’s first rodeo on Broadway. Equus, anybody? He has also starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Off-Broadway show Privacy. I think it is pretty exciting that he’s coming back.
Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones will co-star in the show which will run for sixteen weeks at Studio 54, previews beginning September 20th.
Daniel Radcliffe has opened up about what he had going for him as a child actor, and he’s not laboring under the illusion that it was pure talent. “The thing that I will always say about myself is I was not the most gifted child actor,” he told HuffPost. “When I look at other young actors, like when I look at the kids on Stranger Things or shows like that, I’m just like, ‘Holy! My god! How are you doing that?’ It’s amazing.”
Okay, he doesn’t think he compares well to the Stranger Things kids. So what was it then?
The thing I think I really was good at, and the thing I had, which was a huge advantage for me, was I just loved it. I loved being on set. I was good at being on set. I loved learning how to be helpful. The greatest thing about being on set is you get to be part of a team. That’s the most special thing about it, and you get to feel like with everyone else you are making this thing together, and I loved that feeling straight away. I think that was definitely what made me a great fit for those films.
Bless his cotton socks, he was a team player! Having grown up on the Harry Potter sets since being cast at aged eleven, Radcliffe has gone on to play an assortment of hugely diverse roles such as a horned man in Horns, a dead body in Swiss Army Man, and a neo-nazi in Imperium. His latest project is Beast of Burden, in which he plays a drug runner and pilot.