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Radcliffe: JK Rowling's Stance 'Makes Me Really Sad'

Actor talks the rift, why he felt compelled to speak out in defense of transgender people

(Newser) - Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe hasn't spoken with author JK Rowling since she expressed her view that transgender women are not women, the actor reveals in a new interview with the Atlantic , while disputing the idea of him as an "ungrateful brat." "Obviously Harry Potter would...

Rowling's Rift With Harry Potter Stars Might Be Irreparable

Author hits out at celebs who backed movement 'intent on eroding' women's rights

(Newser) - The rift between JK Rowling and actors she watched grow up might be a lasting one as the Harry Potter author has indicated she won't be quick to forgive those who opposed her much-publicized views on the transgender community. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were among those to defend...

Daniel Radcliffe Making Film About His Harry Potter Stunt Double

David Holmes was paralyzed while filming penultimate movie in series

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double in the Harry Potter films was tragically paralyzed from the chest down while filming the penultimate movie of the series in 2009 . Now, Radcliffe is helping to tell his story in a documentary coming out in November on HBO. David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived ...

Daniel Radcliffe Is a Dad
Daniel Radcliffe Is a Dad

Daniel Radcliffe Is a Dad

Actor, girlfriend Erin Darke are seen pushing stroller in NYC after confirming pregnancy in March

(Newser) - The world watched Daniel Radcliffe grow up on screen as Harry Potter, and Radcliffe apparently has a new little one to watch grow up. A Radcliffe rep confirmed that longtime girlfriend Erin Darke was pregnant in March, though no one from Team Radcliffe or Darke has confirmed the birth; Radcliffe,...

Daniel Radcliffe, Longtime Partner Are Having a Baby

'Harry Potter' star and Erin Darke are expecting

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe and his partner of a decade are becoming parents for the first time. A representative for the Harry Potter star confirms to outlets including CNN that Radcliffe and Erin Darke are "expecting their first child." BuzzFeed notes that photographers had spotted Darke with an apparent baby...

Radcliffe's 'Zeal for Role' of Weird Al Is Hard to Resist
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Has '2 Aces Up Its Sleeve'

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Has '2 Aces Up Its Sleeve'

Or so praises one critic

(Newser) - Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a bit wacky. But what else would you expect from the parodist, who co-produced and co-wrote the film along with the director, Eric Appel, who produced a 2010 short that inspired it. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, and...

Radcliffe on Rowling: 'I Needed to Say Something When I Did'

'Harry Potter' actor comments on 'hurt' fans after author's remarks; Tom Felton weighs in, too

(Newser) - In June 2020, Harry Potter author JK Rowling posted a series of transphobic comments on Twitter—remarks she's only doubled down on since, per Variety . Her remarks led Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who played Harry Potter himself in the hit movie franchise, to publish an open letter on gender...

Daniel Radcliffe Gets Weird
Actor in Weird Al Biopic
'Almost Unrecognizable'

Actor in Weird Al Biopic 'Almost Unrecognizable'

You've probably never seen Daniel Radcliffe quite like this before

(Newser) - You may never see Daniel Radcliffe the same way again. The actor transforms into Weird Al Yankovic in a trailer for the upcoming Roku Channel biopic of the singer, released Monday. Radcliffe—sporting a "curly brown mop of hair, wire-rim glasses and bushy mustache—is almost unrecognizable," per...

Daniel Radcliffe Says What Everyone's Thinking About the Slap

'I'm just so already dramatically bored of hearing people's opinions about it'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe appeared on a British morning show Thursday and, like every celebrity who shows up anywhere these days, he was asked about Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock. The Harry Potter actor, however, just wasn't going there. "I saw it," he said on Good Morning ...

What Critics Are Saying About The Lost City
Bullock, Tatum, Pitt:
It's Forgettable Fun

Bullock, Tatum, Pitt: It's Forgettable Fun

Critics are mostly amused by 'The Lost City'

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt join up for The Lost City , a rework of the 1984 adventure Romancing the Stone, in theaters Friday. From directors Aaron and Adam Nee, the film follows a novelist (Bullock) kidnapped by a billionaire (Radcliffe) who thinks she can lead him...

From Harry Potter to Weird Al Yankovic

Daniel Radcliffe will play parody musician in Roku's first biopic

(Newser) - Weird Al Yankovic is getting his very own biopic, and none other than Daniel Radcliffe will portray him, reports Deadline . The movie, called Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, is the first-ever biopic commissioned by the Roku Channel and will be streamed there exclusively, per Variety . The 62-year-old Yankovic, famous for...

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Rowling Uproar

'Transgender women are women,' says 'Potter' actor

(Newser) - Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out against JK Rowling's recent comments on sex , which he hopes won't "taint" the series for fans. "Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice...

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Harry Potter's Impact on His Drinking

'It was panic, a little bit not knowing what to do next'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe has been sober since 2010 —and the actor says his work in the Harry Potter film franchise may have had a lot to do with his drinking problem. "A lot of drinking that happened towards the end of Potter and for a little bit after it...

Family Suicide Note Leaves Daniel Radcliffe Emotional
Actor Learns
Painful Family
History on
TV Show
in case you missed it

Actor Learns Painful Family History on TV Show

Letters explain a suicide and a death in war

(Newser) - The suicide note left by his great-grandfather had an emotional effect on Daniel Radcliffe. “You want to just reach into the past and just go, ‘Whatever you’re going through, you have so much to offer the people who are around you still … you have so much...

Harry Potter Actor Aids Victim of Muggle Muggers

Daniel Radcliffe consoled victim hurt in Friday robbery

(Newser) - Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London, reports the AP . Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard that two moped riders attacked a man just off the upmarket King's Road in west London, slashing him...

Snowden Gets an Acting Gig Alongside Daniel Radcliffe

Well, kind of

(Newser) - Edward Snowden: whistleblower, fugitive ... thespian? He can add that last descriptor to his résumé after Saturday, when the documentary-style play Privacy is set to kick off at NYC's Public Theater, the New York Times reports. Snowden will have a one-minute-long cameo appearance (a pre-recorded tape transmitted from Moscow),...

7 Stars Who Pilfered Props From Film Sets

Who wouldn't want a pair of prosthetic testicles for dinner parties?

(Newser) - Who hasn't been tempted to pilfer a pen or a handful of paperclips from the office (or maybe steal a little time browsing the Web)? Well, it's not just common folk who may commit acts of on-the-job theft. Here's a sampling of the 18 actors who, according...

Daniel Radcliffe: Here's the Worst Thing About Being Short

'Harry Potter' star talks to 'Playboy'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe talks Harry Potter, being short, and some slightly less-SFW topics in an endlessly entertaining Playboy interview. Our favorite quotes:
  • On whether being short limits his roles: "'Can you play a really f---ing tall person?' No, obviously not. Can I play a black guy? For similar reasons,

31 Celebrity Atheists
 31 Celebrity 

31 Celebrity Atheists

Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, and other stars who don't believe in God

(Newser) - Not all celebrities are thanking God when they practice their Oscar acceptance speeches. CNN rounds up 31 famous atheists:
  • Daniel Radcliffe: "I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like

Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon Dead at 65

Richard Griffiths won Tony for 'The History Boys '

(Newser) - Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies, died yesterday of complications following heart surgery in central England, his agent says. He was 65. Griffiths appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, but will be most widely...

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