The List: Daniel Radcliffe’s Hoffman ambition

dr-thelistNice quote from Dan about how Dustin Hoffman is a role model for his career.

From The List:

Daniel Radcliffe says the success of Dustin Hoffman gives him hope he can be a good leading man, even if he isn’t conventionally good looking.

Daniel Radcliffe wants to be the next Dustin Hoffman.

The former ‘Harry Potter’ star models himself on iconic US actor Dustin, because he is renowned for his method acting and the variety of roles he’s played in his 50 year acting career, but also because they’re both relatively short

He said: “The person I’ve been looking at is Dustin Hoffman. In fact, I passed him the other day and he is absolutely on the shorter side, as am I. But he was in all those great roles, from action thrillers to romantic stuff. So there is a way of doing it unconventionally if you don’t necessarily look like the 6ft romantic lead.”

Daniel, 23, says one of best moves toward proving he is a serious actor has been starring in racy stage play ‘Equus’ in 2007, which helped show off his acting prowess.

He said: “Doing Equus was important. It showed people that I wasn’t just here to capitalise on the ‘Potter’ fame for as long as I could. I think ultimately, I’m ambitious because I want to prove everyone wrong who thinks that it’s impossible to emerge from ‘Harry Potter’ and do well.”




A Young Doctor’s Notebook

aydnontdAfter four weeks of births, amputations, snow and bathtubs, Dan’s series A Young Doctor’s Notebook reached its dramatic and moving conclusion this evening. The series was a ratings winner for Sky Arts, with the first episode pulling in more than double the amount of viewers of the previously highest-rated broadcast.  Dan has mentioned that there has already been discussion about the possibility of a second series, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that happens!

There’s still no word when A Young Doctor’s Notebook will be broadcast outside of the UK, but in the meantime, you can purchase the Region 2 DVD at Amazon, BBC Shop, and Play.

What did you think to the series? Let us know in the comments.



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Dan Hosts Have I Got News For You

hignfyDan was the guest host of the BBC’s satirical panel show “Have I Got News For You” on Friday (Dec 21 – series 44, episode 10, for those of you keeping score at home) and if you’re reading this now… YAY!!  (Watch the show, you’ll see what I mean!)  If you’ve not heard of this show before, Dan’s job was to moderate a less-than-reverent discussion of current UK news topics with series regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, and guests Sara Cox and Andy Hamilton, in a sort of game show format.  Hilarity ensues!

UPDATE: There was a YouTube video link here but it got pulled for copyright reasons.  I’m pretty sure there’s a few clips out there still but I’m not going to link them directly in case the YouTube Police strike again.  Definitely worth seeking out though.

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