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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in New Off Broadway Play ‘Privacy’


Daniel Radcliffe will be the latest big-name screen actor to show up onstage at the Public Theater, the Off Broadway company that has recently hosted Lupita Nyong’o (“Eclipsed”), Claire Danes (“Dry Powder”) and Anne Hathaway (“Grounded”) — and also served as the launchpad for Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton.”

Radcliffe, who regularly returns to the stage on both sides of the Atlantic and has appeared on Broadway in “Equus,” “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” will lead the cast of “Privacy,” a new play written by James Graham, the book writer of “Finding Neverland,” and directed by Josie Rourke. The production marks the first collaboration between the Public and the Donmar Warehouse, the London theater of which Rourke is artistic director.

With both Graham and Rourke credited as co-creators, “Privacy” takes a look at privacy in the digital era through the lens of what is revealed about the life of a lonely guy (Radcliffe) through the digital trail he leaves. It sounds like some audience participation will be involved, too, since, according to reps for the show, theatergoers will be asked to keep their cell phones on throughout the performance.

De’Adre Aziza, Rachel Dratch, Reg Rogers, Raffi Barsounian and Michael Countryman are also among the cast of the show, lined up for a summer run July 5-Aug. 7.


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Daniel Radcliffe to star in Amazon-set thriller Jungle

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in Greg McLean’s upcoming Jungle, a thriller based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s account of spending three weeks lost and trying to survive in the Amazon, Arclight Films confirmed to EW.

Radcliffe also confirmed the news on his Google Plus page, where he wrote that he is “incredibly excited and honoured to have a role in furthering people’s awareness of what happened” to Ghinsberg and his fellow travelers.

“Their story is a truly remarkable one that sheds light on both harrowing and hopeful aspects of human nature,” he said. “It should be a very intense and physical shoot (obviously we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if it wasn’t) and I can’t wait to start work on it.”

Ghinsberg journeyed through the Amazon in 1982 after meeting a man who claimed to know where to find gold in an uncharted section of the expansive rainforest. That man turned out to be lying, and Ghinsberg soon ended up alone for three weeks before being found and rescued.

Ghinsberg went on to write about his experience in a 2005 memoir titled Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival, which Jungle screenwriter Justin Monjo used as source material. His story was also spotlighted in an episode of Discovery Channel’s I Shouldn’t Be Alive.

Radcliffe first became known for playing the title character in the Harry Potter franchise, and has gone on to headline smaller films like 2013’s Horns and 2015’s Victor Frankenstein. More recently, he starred in Swiss Army Man, a comedy-drama that debuted at Sundance in January and features Radcliffe as a corpse that Paul Dano’s character discovers on a beach.

Although Kevin Bacon was previously in talks to also star in Jungle, Radcliffe is currently the only confirmed actor. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.


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Daniel Radcliffe on Alan Rickman: ‘I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life

Daniel Radcliffe has joined J.K. Rowling in paying tribute to Alan Rickman, remembering the man who played Severus Snape to his Boy Who Lived in the eight Harry Potter films.

“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with,” Radcliffe wrote Thursday on his Google Plus page. “He is also one of the [most loyal] and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day.’”

Radcliffe continued, “People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner (or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.”

As a young actor on the Harry Potter set, Radcliffe added that Rickman was one of the first adults to treat him “like a peer rather than a child.”

“Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career,” he wrote. “Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.”

Rickman died Thursday at the age of 69. Head here for a look at his best roles.


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Daniel Radcliffe will receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the films, will be honored with the star on Nov. 12, in advance of the Thanksgiving release of his new movie, “Victor Frankenstein.” “Harry Potter” director Chris Columbus and comedian Chris Hardwick will speak on Radcliffe’s behalf.

“Fans of all ages have been waiting in anticipation of Daniel’s star ceremony,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. “They are constantly asking when it will happen. Finally, we have him here in Hollywood, and we are proud to dedicate his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

The event will be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in person and will begin at 11:30 a.m. PST.

Radcliffe’s star will be the 2,565th on the walk.

His career began when he was nine years old, when he starred in the BBC/PBC adaptation of Charles’ Dickens’ novel “David Copperfield.” Other film credits include “The Woman in Black,” which has become the most successful British horror film of all time. Last year, he starred in horror-thriller “Horns” and most recently appeared in “The Gamechangers.” His acting work also includes television appearances on “The Simpsons,” “Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman,” and a guest role as himself on British show “Extras.”

Radcliffe is also well-known for his stage work, starting with “Equus” in 2007 in London’s West End and in 2008 on Broadway. He also notably starred in a ten-month sell-out run of the Broadway musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

He has also been previously awarded for his work, having won Entertainment Weekly’s 2011 Entertainer of the Year. He has also won two Teen Choice Awards and a Scream award and has also been nominated for two People’s Choice Awards, and his performance in “Equus” earned him an award for Best Leading Actor at the Annual Theatre Fan Choice Awards.

In addition to acting, Radcliffe is a spokesman for The Trevor Project.


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Daniel Radcliffe reveals how James McAvoy made him suffer

FORMER Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says James McAvoy made him suffer for his art during the filming of their new movie Victor Frankenstein.Daniel, 26, who plays Igor in the remake of the horror classic Frankenstein tale, says he was left black and blue from fight scenes with the 36-year-old actor.

The film tells the story of brilliant scientist Victor Frankenstein, played by James, and his ill-fated attempt to create a life out of death, assisted by his sceptical sidekick Igor.

“James is a very good physical actor and I’m very good at having the c*** beaten out of me so we worked really well together,” says Daniel.

“Sometimes it is hard to get other actors to really go for it but not James.

“He didn’t hold back and I felt it too! But it worked for those scenes and we remain good buddies.”

You can watch Daniel literally take it on the chin when Victor Frankenstein hits cinemas November 25.


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Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy do the monster mash in Victor Frankenstein trailer

After last year’s I, Frankenstein opened to abysmal reviews (The Guardian’s Mike McCahill called it a “barely functioning multiplex-filler”), it seems as if we’re ready for a new reimagining of Mary Shelley’s novel.

Victor Frankenstein stars Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, the assistant to the titular character, a scientist researching immortality. But when Victor goes too far, it’s up to Igor to pull him back from the brink of madness.
The trailer promises lavish effects, bad haircuts and plenty of shouting. It’s from director Paul McGuigan, best known for Lucky Number Slevin and TV’s Sherlock while the script is written by Max Landis, who broke out with Chronicle.

“It’s about their journey and how they spur each other on towards greater and possibly more terrifying things” Radcliffe told Entertainment Weekly.

It’s one of many projects on the horizon for Radcliffe, who will also be seen in BBC drama Game Changer, sequel Now You See Me: the Second Act, drama Swiss Army Man, crime thriller Tokyo Vice, period drama Brooklyn Bridge, fact-based white supremacist thriller Imperium and political comedy Young Americans.

• Victor Frankenstein hits US cinemas on 25 November and is released in the UK on 4 December


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New Photo James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe In ‘Victor Frankenstein’

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Entertainment Weekly has released a new image from Victor Frankenstein, featuring James McAvoy (Victor Frankenstein) and Daniel Radcliffe (Igor) “taking cover.” The movie sets itself apart from other Frankenstein tales in that it is told from the perspective of Igor, Frankenstein’s personal assistant.

While there will be action, Victor Frankenstein will still serve as an exploration of Victor Frankenstein and Igor’s complex relationship.

“It’s about creation, and Victor is not only creating this monster but in a sense Igor, who in the beginning of the movie is living in abject conditions and considered less than human,” Radcliffe told Entertainment Weekly .

McAvoy added that “Victor’s ego means that at times he thinks he’s superior to Igor. Their relationship is close, loving, abusive, manipulative, and it turns on a dime.”

“As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” explained McAvoy on set in Longcross, Surrey in a recent Empire magazine. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way.”

Check out the new pic below.

Directed by Paul McGuigan, from a script by Chronicle‘s Max Landis, McAvoy and Radcliffe will be joined by Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott.

Frankenstein arrives in theaters on October 2, 2015.