SPOILER: Dan wins!
DANIEL RADCLIFFE stars in Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein, a clever retelling of the classic told from the perspective of Igor, portrayed by Radcliffe. Co-starring as Frankenstein is James McAvoy. From screenwriter Max Landis, the film will be released globally by Twentieth Century Fox in October. Radcliffe is currently filming Now You See Me: The Second Act, which is the sequel to the successful heist film Now You See Me. Lizzie Caplan also joins the cast, which includes Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson. The film will be released in 2016. Radcliffe can recently be seen starring in the horror-thriller Horns, and the romantic comedy What If, opposite Zoe Kazan. Prior to this, he starred in Sony Pictures Classics’ Kill Your Darlings, which, having premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, opened to rave reviews. Last Summer, he starred as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Martin McDonagh’s comic masterpiece, set off the west coast of Ireland. The play made it’s way to Broadway from London’s West End, where it debuted the summer of 2013 to critical acclaim and box office success, winning Radcliffe the Whatsonstage Award for Best Actor.
Since completing the final installment in the series of eight Harry Potter films in 2010, Radcliffe has continued to prove himself a diverse and acclaimed talent. In 2011 he starred in a ten month sell-out run of the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Tryingand in 2012 Radcliffe starred in The Woman in Black, which has since become the most successful British horror film of all time, in addition to box office success in the US. In October of 2013, Ovation aired Radcliffe's four-part TV 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. He portrayed the younger doctor, who has exchanges with his older self, played by co-star Jon Hamm. Season two has already aired in both the UK and the US.
In 2012 Radcliffe hosted Saturday Night Live and was voted “Entertainer of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly - 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.
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.
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 twice to the show. First, to the character of a brooding vampire named Edmund for the show’s Treehouse of Horror XXI special, entitled Tweenlight, which aired November 2010. For the second time, he voiced the character “Diggs,” a new transfer student who Bart befriends. 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.