Dennys Ilic Speaks About Working With Daniel Radcliffe
During an interview for Galactica.TV that took place last month, photographer Dennys Ilic spoke in glowing terms about what he does best and working with Daniel Radcliffe:
In the end I have to say that probably the greatest experience for me overall — because I’ve been involved with it for a good four or five years now — has been photographing Daniel Radcliffe for the Harry Potter films. Partly because I shot him for the first time when he was fifteen years old and I now just finished shooting him when he’s 20, Just seeing him change and grow from a young child to this amazing young man. He’s so grounded and so intelligent and so focused on his work. Obviously he makes a good deal of money for someone his age, but he hasn’t suffered any of trappings that come with that. He’s a normal young man who probably works a hundred times harder than any of us can conceive or would do ourselves. He’s just all about his craft. It’s just amazing seeing a Harry Potter film being made and seeing how much he does — how hard he worked on Equus, reading scripts for other projects while at the same time he was preparing for my photoshoot.
When I shot him two years ago, he’d just come off filming — literally the day before — Harry Potter V. He jumped on a plane and came to Australia and was reading for Equus. After that he went straight into making another Harry Potter film. I just have this incredible respect and admiration for him and his focus. That’s probably the most pleasurable experience I had in the film industry, because just dealing with him and his family has been nothing but a positive experience. It just shows how wonderful and normal people work at that level of the film industry — the biggest film franchise in the world.