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Dan Radcliffe Confirmed for A Young Doctor’s Notebook

by LaurenMay 17, 2012

Despite having my ankle in plaster, following Achilles tendon surgery, I had to drag myself across the room to my laptop, with the news that the rumours about A Young Doctor’s Notebook have been confirmed in Variety.

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe have been confirmed as the stars of a new U.K. comedy drama miniseries based on a Russian novel in which they both play the same character.

The pair feature in “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” a four-part skein inspired by a collection of short stories by Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov set during the Russian Revolution.

Hamm takes the role of the older doctor, who has a series of bleakly comic exchanges with his younger self, portrayed by Radcliffe.

As we know, Mikhail Bulgakov wrote The Master and Margarita, Dan’s favourite book, and he is quoted as saying :

“I have been an obsessive Bulgakov reader for a couple of years now so when the opportunity to become involved in this project came up, I could barely contain my excitement.

“The book is funny, grotesque and heartfelt in equal measure and I look forward to working with a great group of people to help bring it to life.”

We will keep you up to date on recording and broadcast dates.

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Lauren has been contributing to since 2004, when we asked her to be our girl on the ground at the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere in London, and gradually worked her way up the ranks to news editor. She posts from the UK.
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