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Radcliffe Talks Missing Dobby, Black Family Tree and More in Empire Magazine

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Posted by: sue
June 29, 2009, 11:26 PM

The August issue of Empire magazine contains a lengthy new interview with actor Dan Radcliffe on his role as Harry Potter. In a wide ranging interview, Dan discusses topics such as the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and notes the problem of having to reintroduce Dobby again ("Maybe I should have a line when he pops up: 'Dobby! I haven't seen you since 2003!' "), the Black Family Tree by which he bought at a charity auction ("I've got a family tree from Jo Rowling which says when everyone was born. Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy were both born in 1980, so it's all set in the early '90s. By now we'd be about in the middle of the Oasis/Blur debacle!") as well as the directors he has worked with over the years including Chris Columbus ("I genuinely don't think anyone could have done a better job starting the series. If you'd gone straight in with Alfonso Cuaron, people would have freaked out and I don't think kids would have been able to take it.")

Dan Radcliffe also speaks to a topic that has been a source of debate amoung fans, the loss of those important to Harry. Given there are those who are trying to avoid spoilers, this editor recommends if you would like, you read this page of the interview in particular where the actor speaks about these scenes, as well as those upcoming in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. You can see the entire set of scans here courtesy of our Order partner DanRadcliffe.com!

Thanks DR.com!

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49 Comments

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Isn’t that how we’ve been saying to introduce Dobby back in for ages?? [:

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on June 30, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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I thought the last comment about Rupert was amusing. Rupert does seem like a mild mannered guy. Sweet.

Posted by Fereverto on June 30, 2009, 01:41 PM report to moderator
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omg ! i miss dobby too , Dan :( .

Posted by TasyaWeasley on June 30, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
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And I just have to add…his short attention span and comments about the hotel room decorating is so freakin’ funny! Love him!

Posted by cghambright on June 30, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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Maybe Emma acts a little like Hermoine. That’s the only thing i can think of.

Posted by CandyCane2304 on June 30, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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356 Points

That was such a wonderful interview. It was great to read more Potter stuff and more about his interests outside of that world.

Posted by Harry's Horntail on June 30, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
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Where was Dobby when he needed that gillyweed :D

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 30, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
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I love dobby he is soo cute!!

Posted by The Nerd on June 30, 2009, 03:27 PM report to moderator
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Great interview, it is nice to hear that they might be giving dobby a little more of an intro in the 7th film. Dobby’s death is a big moment, and they should do it right. Also, I thought it was cool when Dan said that he would like a template of his scar, because it has been with him every day. That is really cool.

Posted by HPHealer on June 30, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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I like Dobby, but he was annoying sometimes

Posted by Lloyd on June 30, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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I WAS Dobby for Halloween….. This was a great interview! I just hope they make Dobby’s death super touching and memorable.

Posted by Thestral (WBM) on June 30, 2009, 04:57 PM report to moderator
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Loved the last comment about Rupert being so laid-back! Its always such a joy to read about Dan

Posted by WickedLoz on June 30, 2009, 05:22 PM report to moderator
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Not a bad piece, thanx…

Posted by Won_Two on June 30, 2009, 05:51 PM report to moderator
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I freakin LOVE Dan! This interview was really great, as always he’s witty and charming and just brilliant! I love the line about Dobby and where he talks about his ’’dying’’ in DH. I also agree with him that Sirius’ death would have been harder for Harry…All in all loved the interview and Love Dan ♥

Posted by Miss_Mimz on June 30, 2009, 05:56 PM report to moderator
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haha poor Dobby will die in this one! it’ll be so sad :(

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on June 30, 2009, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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