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Welcome to Simply Daniel Radcliffe, your fan source for Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel has been in movies such as the Harry Potter Series, The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings and soon to be What If (The F Word). He is a brilliantly talented actor as well as making stage performances in Equus, How to Succeed in Business without really trying and the latest The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway. Our site is in no way affiliated with the actor, we are only fans providing information on his latest projects and this dedication to Trevor as well as other charities. In December of 2012, our fan fiction section was shown to him on the Graham Norton show. We invite you to browse the site and if you want to you can submit anything you wish full credit will be given to you for your submission.
Posted On April 23, 2014No CommentsFiled Under: Stage, The Cripple of Inishmaan

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After last year’s release of the film Kill Your Darlings, and his current role as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, it’s safe to say that Dan’s acting career has managed to avoid the pitfalls associated with early fame and child stardom. Leaving the more “mainstream” parts for his contemporaries, he has actively sought roles that challenge his acting abilities as well as the public’s perception of him. Dan’s understated charm and perseverance has aided in transporting him from the wizarding world of Hogwarts to the Broadway stages of NYC, with barely a pause between.

In 2008, while still involved with the Potter franchise, Dan stepped out from underneath Harry’s shadow to play the lead role in Equus- our first opportunity to see him as a serious thespian (and without his wizard robes). Three years later, he sought the limelight on stage again, this time in New York City. Again, he was trying something very new, and this time it was testing his song-and-dance skills in the lead role of the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Last year, in an interview with the Denver Post, Dan said, “”In my experience the fans of Potter are an incredibly smart bunch. If you offer them challenging material — because the Potter books are challenging— if you treat an audience and fanbase with respect for their intelligence they will reward you with interest in what you’re doing.”

By taking his Potter fans with him as he explores the farther reaches of cinema and the stage, Dan has made a unique name for himself among other young actors. Dan has given his audience the opportunity to watch him take on more mature roles, diverse and unpredictable as they may be. His recent roles have undoubtedly led a new generation of young people to discover the pleasures of live theater (no surprise, since a guarantee of having Dan Radcliffe in the room may lead some to do almost anything).

In his newest role, Billy, in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Dan fleshes out the existence of a crippled youth living on the desolate Aran Islands of western Ireland. A “tragi-comedy,” the play follows Billy as he tries to change the course of his life by becoming involved in a Hollywood film set on the island. Here Dan has once again taken his fan base to previously uncharted territories, by showing American audiences his ability to display the cruelty, darkness, and very tender emotions that reside within his character. The playwright, Martin McDonagh, is an Irishman famous for capturing the dark side of life on the Emerald Isle, and while the juxtaposition between his work and that of the former boy wizard may seem striking, audiences have thus far responded very positively to Dan’s portrayal.

Departing from the stage for now, up next for Dan is a role in Frankenstein, another big-screen version of the infamous Victorian-era monster thriller, for which Dan will sport a shoulder-length hair-do. While he has admitted to having interest in eventually committing to a big film musical, talks of a Potter reunion, unfortunately, seem to still be rooted in fantasy.

Spencer Blohm is a freelance entertainment, pop culture, and lifestyle blogger for DirectTelevisionSpecials.org. In his free time he is busy attempting to train his owl to deliver packages for him. His efforts have, so far, yielded no results. Spencer lives and works in Chicago, IL.



Posted On April 22, 2014No CommentsFiled Under: Stage, The Cripple of Inishmaan

New stuff for today:

Cripple of Inishmaan up for two awards Nominations for the Outer Critic Circle Awards: Outstanding Revival of a Play and Outstanding Director of a Play (Michael Grandage)

A New article from New York magazine featuring Dan in his dressing room and what he has laying around:

What’s here: “I have a pillow my mom’s friend had made which has GOOD LUCK DAN in Gaelic and the island of Inishmaan on it. Plus Ricola, Listerine, and foam massage rollers. On How to Succeed, I learned when you’re doing a show eight times a week you’ve got to take care of your body.”

Plus some gifts: “My character talks quite a bit about cows—there’s a running joke—so I’ll probably end up with a lot of stuffed cows and bells. When I did Equus, I got horses, which I don’t understand because my character had a pretty weird relationship with horses. And the artwork you get at stage door is sometimes amazing and sometimes scary. People draw my eyes massive—sometimes I think, Jesus Christ, I look like anime.”

And The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is opening at Universal Studios Japan on July 15, 2014.

Gallery Link:
Theatre > The Cripple of Inishmaan (2013) > Behind the Scenes


Posted On April 21, 2014No CommentsFiled Under: Stage, The Cripple of Inishmaan

More reviews are pouring in from the Cripple of Inishmaan as well as pictures. Thanks to Lou Harry for sending us his review from IBJ.com/arts

Follow your muse through the door and you can bring a lot of people with you—including people who might not otherwise have know that the rooms you entered or created even existed.

All this is to say that I have enormous admiration for Daniel Radcliffe, who could have coasted in Hollywood. Instead, though, he’s parlayed Harry Potter popularity into a string of challenging roles on Broadway and in London. Now he’s back on Broadway, lending his considerable talents—and leading his considerable fan base— to a nearly impeccable production of Martin McDonagh’s tragicomedy “The Cripple of Inishmaan.”

And, at least as far as I could tell, even those who bought tickets just to be in the room with their favorite wizard, left the theater as breathlessly blissful as I—who never saw an entire Potter film—did.

You can read more of Harry’s Review at the following link

Here’s also another review with an audio feed from NPR: Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Crippled’ Role Reaches Out To The Remote



Posted On April 21, 2014No CommentsFiled Under: Stage, The Cripple of Inishmaan

More stuff out for the opening of Cripple of Inishmaan,

A full video interview can be seen here and there’s also more photos on BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway.com



Posted On April 20, 2014No CommentsFiled Under: Gallery Update

New pictures have been added to the Cripple of Inishmaan section for Opening Night, After Party and New Production stills



Posted On April 20, 2014No CommentsFiled Under: Stage, The Cripple of Inishmaan

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The best gossip on Broadway these days is nothing you can read in the tabloids. You’ll have to hear it in person, and believe me, you’ll want to. This is very deep dish — layered with malice and kindness, truth and conjecture, and all the mixed motives that make human beings such endlessly intriguing subjects of speculation.

The forum for this fascinating tittle-tattle is the Cort Theater, where Michael Grandage’s splendid production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” opened on Sunday night. By the way — and wouldn’t you know? — there’s a movie star involved, as there often is when a Broadway show generates much talk.

But the star in question, Daniel Radcliffe, isn’t here just to flex his charisma for fans. In the title role of this glimmeringly dark comedy from 1996, Mr. Radcliffe — the boy wizard in the immensely successful “Harry Potter” movie franchise — is entirely convincing as the boy who is regarded as least likely to succeed at pretty much anything in his God-forsaken rural Irish town.

Source: NYT