Dan wins Empire Hero Award
Dan attended the 2013 Jameson Empire Awards, where he was presented with the Hero award, which was presented to him by The Woman in Black director James Watkins. The Woman in Black won the award for Best Horror.
Empire’s online report of Dan accepting the Hero award is below.
James Watkins, who we saw just a while ago accepting his own award for The Woman In Black, is back onstage to present the Empire Hero award, which recognises someone who we just think is generally pretty ace. Watkins says, “He deserves it for being utterly fearless” for taking the most scrutinised piece of casting of our time in Harry Potter and then delivering over a decade and ten films; tackling the West End stage, “balls out, literally” at 17 in Equus, and doing 345 straight performances on Broadway singing and dancing. “This desire to take risks is why I cast him in Woman In Black,” explains Watkins.
Yes, this year’s recipient is DANIEL RADCLIFFE, who left the Boy Who Lived behind and has already shown some serious range to his work, inbetween bouncing with that insane energy he has. “It’s always embarrassing to see myself, and thanks for the awws at the beginning. Empire’s always been unpatronising of Potter and myself, so thanks for that.” He thanks the directors who are willing to take a chance on him and see him as something other than Potter, and is generally, as ever, charming and friendly. Some day he’s going to kick a puppy, and we’re going to be there to see it, dagnabbit.
A video of Dan accepting his award is available here.
After walking the red carpet, Dan spoke to Empire about his upcoming films and his casting in Frankenstein, discussing what drew him to the role.