The Woman in Black
Feb. 03, 2012 | 3:44 p.m.
Daniel Radcliffe says he didn’t develop a drinking problem because he was Harry Potter, even though he knows that’s what most people assume. “What ‘Potter’ did do was put me around people who were older than me, and I heard all of their amazing stories about their drunk nights. I just started thinking, ‘That’s what I want,’” said the actor, 22. “I don’t think I ever had one, great drunk night, but I had heard about them, and that was what I was desperately trying to pursue.” On an early morning this week, Radcliffe looked bleary-eyed at his hotel, having just flown to Los Angeles to promote his new film, “The Woman in Black.” The movie, released Friday, marks one of the few times in more than a decade that audiences worldwide will see the actor play someone other than […]
Jan. 09, 2012 | 7:05 p.m.
The “Harry Potter” series is now just a magical memory for moviegoers and, for the young stars from the mega-franchise, the new challenge is to prove themselves beyond the stone walls of Hogwarts. Tom Felton made a nice turn in well-regarded sci-fi hit “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and Emma Watson will be seen this year in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (with Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev and Logan Lerman), but the focus now is on Daniel Radcliffe, who returns to theaters on Feb.3 with the very different supernatural fare of “The Woman in Black.” The haunted film looks to have a very different spirit than “Potter,” according to Radcliffe, but it’s more than a spook show. “While it is a horror story and it is very frightening, it’s also about loss and grief,” the actor told Hero Complex much earlier in the […]
Aug. 17, 2011 | 10:20 a.m.
Fresh from the wizarding world, “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe is trying his hand at horror in the upcoming film “The Woman in Black.” A new trailer shows Radcliffe in a creepy mansion, playing a young attorney sent to settle the affairs of a deceased client. There, he discovers the ghost of a scorned woman, the mysterious “woman in black.” The film also stars Ciarán Hinds, another “Harry Potter” actor, who played Aberforth Dumbledore in the franchise’s final film. The Potter story got darker with each new film, so the horror role seems like a natural (and smart) move for 22-year-old Radcliffe. The film is based on Susan Hill’s 1983 novel. A stage adaptation by Stephen Mallatratt, which was first produced in 1989, is still performed in London’s West End. The story has received several TV movie treatments, but the 2012 film, […]