DANIEL RADCLIFFE stars in three highly anticipated films and makes a return to London’s West End in 2013.
The diverse films include: Kill Your Darlings, which stars Radcliffe, as a young Allen Ginsberg - dramatizing the previously untold story of murder that sparked the Beat Revolution; The F Word, a bright romantic comedy co-starring Zoe Kazan; and Horns, a thriller based on Joe Hill’s supernatural novel, about a man who, while undergoing personal turmoil, experiences a horrific transformation. Back on stage in London’s West End (June 8 - August 31), he stars in the The Cripple of Inishmaan, Martin McDonagh’s coming-of-age comic masterpiece, set off the west coast of Ireland. The play is part of an inaugural new season from the Michael Grandage Company.
Debuting December 6 of this year is Sky Arts four-part mini-series A Young Doctor’s Notebook - a wildly original comedy drama, based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Radcliffe portrays the younger doctor, who has exchanges with his older self, played by co-star Jon Hamm.
Earlier this year, Radcliffe hosted Saturday Night Live and starred in the thriller The Woman in Black. The supernatural story of vengeance was met with both critical acclaim and global box office success.
Entertainment Weekly voted Radcliffe “Entertainer of the Year” - as the ‘most talented and original performer of 2011’. He also won two Teen Choice Awards and a Scream Award, as well as receiving two nominations for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Movie Star Under 25.
Radcliffe is well known in the eponymous role of Harry Potter - the most successful film series of all time. Radcliffe has starred in all eight of the films. The film series was awarded the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema by BAFTA.
His other film credits include the Australian independent feature December Boys and the role of Jack Kipling in the true-life telefilm My Boy Jack, about Rudyard Kipling’s 17-year-old son, Jack and the devastating effect his death in World War I had on his family. The film also starred Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan and David Haig.
Last year Radcliffe starred as J. Pierrepont Finch in Tony Award winner Rob Ashford’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, marking his Broadway musical debut. The show, which opened in March 2011, has garnered great critical acclaim with Radcliffe, receiving a Grammy nomination alongside co-star John Larroquette, as principal soloists. Radcliffe also received performance nominations from the Drama Desk, The Outer Critic Circle, the Drama League and The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards. In addition, Broadway.com honored him with the Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Musical as well as Favorite Onstage Pair (with Larroquette).
Radcliffe is no stranger to the theatre, having starred as Alan Strang, in both the 2007 West End and 2008 Broadway productions of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, winning the award for Best Leading Actor at the Annual Theatre Fan Choice Awards, organized by Broadway World, as well as Best Leading Actor and Breakthrough Performance Awards at the Broadway.com Audience Awards. He also garnered both Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for his performance in the play. Both the London and Broadway productions of Equus were directed by Thea Sharrock and also starred Tony Award winner Richard Griffiths.
A lifelong fan of the hit series The Simpsons, Radcliffe has lent his voice to the character of a brooding vampire named Edmund for the show’s Treehouse of Horror XXI special, entitled Tweenlight, which aired November, 2010. Previously, he made a guest appearance as himself in the award-winning HBO/BBC series Extras starring Ricky Gervais. He first appeared on screen as the young David Copperfield in the BBC/PBS presentation of the classic Charles Dickens novel.