July 7, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has its world premiere in London. Watch the events, streaming live from Trafalgar Square. ( Los Angeles Times ) Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker top the list of highest-paid actresses. ( Los Angeles Times ) Harry Potter comes of age, one Daniel Radcliffe portrait at a time. ( Wall Street Journal ) Taylor Swift postpones her tour, citing bronchitis.
July 6, 2011 |
With the final installment in the Harry Potter film franchise soon to hit theaters, star Daniel Radcliffe sat down with GQ U.K. for an interview, revealing his recent struggles with alcohol. "I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff,” he told the magazine, later adding, "As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time — that doesn’t work for me. I do that very unsuccessfully. " At least in Britain, he doesn't seem to be alone.
November 7, 2010 |
On a sticky June night just outside London, the magic finally came to an end for the cast and crew of the " Harry Potter" movies. After a decade together, the small army that has been the busiest in British filmmaking wrapped the final shoot of the last "Potter" production. The green-screen scene featuring the now world-famous main characters ? a trio of young fugitive wizards named Harry, Ron and Hermione ? required actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson to hurl themselves onto some off-camera mats to escape danger at the Ministry of Magic.
August 19, 2009 |
Who will star as Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit"? You can cross one name off the list: Daniel Radcliffe, of "Harry Potter" fame, says he has no interest in the project. "I'd have to say, 'Thanks but no thanks,' not that anyone has asked me," the 20-year-old actor said during an interview last week in England. "Honestly, I don't think they would want me anyway; it's just too close. Whatever I do next, I don't think there will be any wizards in it!" Radcliffe is now at work on the seventh and eighth films in the "Potter" franchise, and by the 2011 release of the last film in the series, he will have spent more than a decade inhabiting the role of the orphaned boy wizard.
July 21, 2009 |
Like a proud father, David Heyman, the producer of the "Harry Potter" films, reached for a box of photographs when a visitor asked him about the young stars of the history-making franchise. "They are not my own children, obviously, but they are like nephews and nieces or perhaps godchildren, and I feel really protective of them," Heyman said as he sat in his office at the converted aviation factory here that serves as the movie set for the "Potter" series. "Here, look at this one -- this is a photo taken the day the boys met. No one's really seen this before.
July 5, 2009
While working on the series' sixth film, the actors talk to Times writer Geoff Boucher about 'The Half-Blood Prince,' music, friendship and getting older. -- 'Potter' trio looks beyond graduation There were so many faces. "Thousands. It felt like every kid in England wanted to be in the first 'Harry Potter' film."
April 10, 2008 |
Harry Potter is headed to the Great White Way. Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the "Harry Potter" movies, will make his Broadway debut on Sept. 5, playing the disturbed stable boy in a revival of Peter Shaffer's play "Equus." Radcliffe, 18, earned rave reviews for his performance in the London production of the play. Richard Griffiths, who portrays Harry's mean Uncle Vernon in the "Potter" movies, reprises his London role as the psychiatrist who treats the stable boy, who has blinded six horses.