Dan Radcliffe Speaks About Returning to the Stage
I am sure you all know that The Misanthrope is about to open in the West End, starring Damian Lewis and marking the stage debut of Keira Knightley.
Gosh, I love living in London.
Anyway, the production is directed by our very favourite stage director, one Thea Sharrock (who has some lovely things to say about ms Knightley in The Times), one of whose previous leading actors has some nice things to say about her, in her turn…
Radcliffe, currently filming the last instalment of the Harry Potter films, is godfather to one of Sharrock’s children. When I catch him by phone on set, he says that he “can’t speak highly enough of her. She is amazing. She’s this 21st-century woman who can direct four things at once and brilliantly mother two children at the same time. I don’t know that anybody else could have got me to the place she did with Equus, because it was nerve-racking. But if what you’re doing is crap, Thea will absolutely tell you, so when she gives you a compliment it feels amazing because you know it’s true. She’s got an incredible way about her in rehearsals. If Keira Knightley’s terrified, she’s right to be. But the experience has totally changed me as an actor, and I can’t wait to get back to the stage.”