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Dan Radcliffe, Tom Felton Talk Cricket and More Live Today on BBC 5 (Updated with Video, Audio)

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Posted by: sue
August 23, 2009, 08:03 AM

Sporting fans and Harry Potter actors Dan Radcliffe and Tom Felton are currently taking in cricket game right now, watching the match between Australia and England. UPDATE: In a very fun and delightful interview now concluded Dan Radcliffe and Tom Felton both spoke at length about their love of cricket, their friendship and working on the set of Harry Potter, noting they are friends despite the animosity between their characters. Dan confirmed they have just finished a week of night shoots, but did not reveal what scenes they had been filming, and said he has been working on Deathly Hallows since February and would likely continue production until the 'middle of next year.'  When asked about the similarities between cricket and Quidditch, Dan said enthusiastically the rules for both are 'needlessly complex' and said his ideal dream job would be to follow his favorite cricket team around the world into obscure places and talk about the sport he loves. Tom Felton spoke eloquently and passionately of his great love of the sport of cricket, and also joked about his hair color several times Finally, in another hilarious turn, they both gave their thoughts should Hagrid take on the sport of cricket. UPDATE 2: You can now see video of them at the match here thanks to TLC reader Katya, and listen to the interview here at this link courtesy of Lauren and our Order partner DanRadcliffe.com UPDATE 3: Photos can be seen on the BBC flickr here (Dan), here of Tom, and here of both young men, as well as this from twitter.

Thanks Karen, Simon, Katya and all who emailed!

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57 Comments

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Hehe, I got this news a short while ago when Matt Lewis tweeted that he’d just seen them on TV. A direct quote would be that they are “lucky gits”. ;) LOL

Posted by Kissa on August 23, 2009, 08:13 AM report to moderator
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Oh cool. I can’t wait to listen!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 23, 2009, 08:20 AM report to moderator
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I thought I saw Dan, when the camera took a shot of the spectators, and I did!

Posted by Hopelaa93 on August 23, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
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It sounds great,more interesting as I LOVE TO PLAY CRICKET ! I can play the whole day if I’m permitted to do so…. :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on August 23, 2009, 08:35 AM report to moderator
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One time I saw a cricket match on television and I just found it kind of confusing lol … I’m kind of relieved to read Dan say that the rules are needlessly complex.
He & Tom Felton seem like real cool guys.

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 23, 2009, 09:49 AM report to moderator
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If australia lose these ashes i may cry…
Come on australia!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on August 23, 2009, 09:52 AM report to moderator
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Not much on cricket but liked the interview :)

Posted by doublecore on August 23, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
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it was great…i hope England win the Ashes…

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:47 AM report to moderator
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and i like cricket too…

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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and i like cricket too…

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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I have never watched cricket as it is not that popular here in the states, but the game certainly does seem to be fascinating.

Posted by Kirk on August 23, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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Enjoyed the interview!!

Posted by The Nerd on August 23, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator
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Frak, please draw Hagrid playing cricket!

Posted by KiwiMcI on August 23, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
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Interesting stuff…

Posted by Won_Two on August 23, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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It was kinda funny seeing Tom and Dan there.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on August 23, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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