Welcome Message

Welcome to Simply Daniel Radcliffe, your ultimate fan source for all things Daniel Radcliffe. Here you will find the latest news, images, videos, and much more on Dan. We are home to the largest gallery in the whole worldwide web with over 144,000 pictures including Events, Photoshoots, stage appearances and much more. We hope you enjoy the site and come back soon.
Gold Derby Interview

I recently added this on our twitter but forgot to add it here. So here’s the new interview of Dan talking about his impersonation of Weird Al.

“It’s always so rewarding when you make something and you love it,” declares Daniel Radcliffe about portraying the larger-than-life satirist Weird Al Yankovic. For our recent webchat he adds, “The whole experience of shooting this movie was so special and fun, and then to put that out into the world and for it to inspire the same feeling in the people who watch it; you can’t really ask for anything more than that as an actor or a performer. So yeah, the reactions that the film’s gotten have been amazing.” 

Radcliffe stars in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” as a fictionalized version of the singer and accordionist, who co-wrote the screenplay with director Eric Appel. The comedy is loosely based on Yankovic’s life, parodying the biopic formula with tongue firmly planted in cheek, much like the musical parodies that Yankovic is famous for. Radcliffe plays the musical satirist during his heyday of the 1980s, with Yankovic also co-starring in a supporting role as real-life record executive Tony Scotti. The movie boasts some impressive supporting performances from Evan Rachel Wood as MadonnaRainn Wilson as Dr. Demento and Toby Huss and Julianne Nicholson as his estranged parents, with cameos from A-listers like Quinta Brunson as Oprah WinfreyLin-Manuel Miranda as a doctor, Patton Oswald as a heckler, Michael McKean as a sleazy MC, Will Forte as Ben ScottiConan O’Brien as Andy WarholNina West as Divine and Jack Black as Wolfman Jack.

While the idea of producing a Weird Al biopic began as a joke (it started out in 2010 as a mock-dramatic three-minute “Funny or Die” trailer that played during costume changes at Yankovic concerts over the years), the film took on a life of its own and was eventually greenlit by upstart VOD streamer Roku and filmed over a madcap eighteen days in early 2022. While it’s somewhat of an unconventional awards contender (as it hilariously satirizes awards-bait musical biopics), the film has been a hit with various industry awards groups this year, with Radcliffe recently winning the Critics Choice Award for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor.

“My initial reaction on hearing that they were asking me to play Al, I was a fan of Al but at that point I was like, that’s very cool, but I am not physically the first person that I think of to play him! Then I started reading the script and I saw what the joke was and what they were doing in parodying the whole genre. It’s so well executed and thoroughly explored,” Radcliffe explains about taking on the role. “There are enough kernels of truth in things early on, so the first half of the movie can sort of loosely function as a biopic. And then at a certain point, things take a hard turn and go into something truly insane,” he says. “There is permission in the version of Al that we’re doing for it to be a loose interpretation and a capturing of his spirit rather than a completely accurate impersonation,” the actor reveals about his approach. “It was much more just like absorbing as much of his music and watching old recordings of him, or his show back in the nineties and trying to channel what you could through the through the version of Al that was in the script. I did also learn to play the accordion, because, you know, you’re playing with it all in the way out movie and I can report, it’s really, really hard!”

Source: GoldDerby

Posted by Marcie on May 23rd, 2023
Dan News , Movies , WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story

Comments are closed.
Site Advertisement
Shop with Amazon

We are an Amazon Affiliate. Please view our Amazon Store Page and buy something for that special friend. Check out the featured product below.


Elite Affiliates

Carbonell CentralDaily Victoria JusticeEddie RedmayneEmma Watson PortugalFlorian SilbereisenHarry Potter QuizzesJessica Brown FindlayJuno Temple NetworkLily James FranceMackenyuMaisie Williams FanOnly AvrilSassy! Dress Like EmmaTeresa Palmer

Dan’s Official Site

Welcome to Dan’s Official Site. Since moving out from Google Plus and its services ended Dan’s management team made a website on Square Space. This is now his official site for news updates and much more. Click the link below to visit his site.


Latest Projects
Latest Projects

Dan as Charley Kringas
News Photos IBDB
The turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends — writer Mary and lyricist & playwright Charley.

Dan as King Jeremy
News Photos IMDb
Mulligan focuses on what’s left after humanity after Earth is invaded and attacked by aliens. Those left standing believe it’ll be an opportunity to do things right the second time around — but they lack the fundamentals of how to take care of themselves.

Dan as Sebastian
News Photos IMDb
It tells the story of a world in which archaeologists are massive celebrities and the coolest people on the planet.

Dan as Dean Caldwell
News Photos Official

Latest Magazine
Film Stories [Scans]
November 2022   |   English
Register for the Gallery

Want to view our gallery if so just send the info to me after you send your info you will be sent a confirmation email and that’s it. Please allow 2 days for receipt of your info.

Desired Password:

Latest Albums
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Watch What Happens Live
Nov 03
Join us on Facebook

SDR on Graham Norton

Video Vault
Help us expand Simply Daniel Radcliffe and make it the top fan resource for Daniel Radcliffe fans by donating content! What can you donate?
  • Fan Photos you took with Dan
  • Photos or videos from fan conventions
  • Event pics
  • Screen captures of projects we don’t have
  • Magazine scans
  • Photoshoots we haven’t traced yet
  • FanArt: drawings, wallpaper, icons, ect.
Send the content you wish to donate to me with the subject ‘Contribution’. All donations will be 100% credited!
Join us on VK
If you like this site and visit it regularly, we would appreciate if you donate anything you can to help this site continue. Your donation will be used to help with hosting bills, domain name fees, magazines, dvd's and whatever else we need to make this site run the best for you. So please donate we need your help or buy me a coffee.
Donate via Paypal.
Site Stats
Simply Daniel Radcliffe
Maintained by Marcie
Launched on January 23, 2006
Contact the owner via mail
Hits Free counters!
Link Us

Put your name on the list for your pairing or movie.

Dan & Dane DeHaan
Kill Your Darlings
What if

Go to the Fanlisting Collective for more