In an interview with The Independent’s Christina Patterson to promote the upcoming A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Dan spoke of his love of the work of the author Mikhail Bulgakov, and about the fact that fear is very much a motivating factor for him.
On his favourite book, The Master and Margarita, having had an impact on a whole culture, just like Harry Potter:”It is,” says Radcliffe, and he doesn’t seem to flinch at the question, “something that has. It’s in the collective consciousness of a generation, and there are words that are now filtering into the language, like Quidditch and Muggle. It’s a shared set of references, I suppose, and it’s quite universal. Potter was so massively wide-ranging, and read by everyone.” I nod. I feel a bit guilty, but I still nod. It was read by pretty much everyone. Just not, unfortunately, by me. “I’m always pleased,” says Radcliffe, and he sounds as though he means it, “to be associated with something that was so important. And it’s not just a franchise. It’s only really in the past few years that that word has been bandied around, and it makes everything seem very cold and business-like. We were always wanting to prove ourselves and get better with every film.”
On fear being a motivating factor:
“Oh, it’s very motivating,” says Radcliffe, with an eagerness that has me smiling again. “I don’t want anyone ever to say ‘you know, maybe somebody could do Dan’s job better than him’. In the past, they could legitimately say that at certain points. I haven’t always been thrilled with my work. But the fear of not proving the people wrong who think you can’t emerge from a franchise and do well, that’s a very strong driving force.”
You can read the entire interview here
On Friday evening, Dan took part in a conversation with George Stroumboulopoulos at Whistler Film Festival, as part of their Spotlight Series. You can read highlights of the event here, courtesy of The Vancouver Sun. The event was filmed, so fingers crossed it will show up online soon.
In an effort to ensure that fans are able to get the latest information on Dan and his career, in the knowledge that it is 100% accurate, Dan now has a Google + Account, with the intent of it being his first and only social media account. If you follow anyone claiming to be Dan on Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media account, they are imposters and you should unfollow them as soon as possible.
Dan spoke to MTV about his reasons for creating his Google + Account:
“This has mainly come about because of the amount of people that I meet who tell me that they have contacted me on Twitter or Facebook when I know that’s impossible — because I don’t belong to either one of those sites. Now that I have this page, there will be an outlet for accurate information and hopefully people will not waste their time giving credence to people pretending to be me.”
Interviews with Dan have been published in three different television guide magazines today. Thanks to Sarah, you can read the scans below. Click on the thumbnails to read the larger versions.
TV & Satellite Weekly:
Total TV Guide:
Dan spoke to the Telegraph’s Sunday magazine, Seven, about his post-Potter career, and how he was quite proud of the fact that The Woman in Black is 2012′s most complained about film. You can read the interview here
Dan also spoke to ETC magazine about A Young Doctor’s Notebook, and mentions that he’s passed his driving theory test. You can read that interview here.
The Radio Times reports that Dan is going to be the guest host of BBC1′s panel show Have I Got News for You on 21st December. It seems like Dan is going to be something of a fixture on British TV screens this December, with A Young Doctor’s Notebook airing on Sky Arts the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of December, and an appearance on BBC1′s Graham Norton show scheduled for the 7th.
Those of you in the UK may want to browse through the TV listing magazines tomorrow, as Dan is likely to be featured in several of them, including The Radio Times, and Saturday’s Independent will feature an interview with Dan.
Thank you to Sarah for the heads up on the interviews and appearances news.
Two more television commercials for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have aired since we posted about the first one back on May 10th. You can watch the second one here and the third…
A nice long video clip from the recent Deathly Hallows on location London film shoot is now available to watch on YouTube by clicking here. Many thanks to Theresa for the heads-up!
Many thanks to RupertGrint.net for the links to an exclusive video clip and a few more photos from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows location filming in London…
You can now watch video clips of Dan, Rupert and Emma filming scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in London yesterday by clicking here, and here. Enjoy!…