Dan Radcliffe Talks “The Woman in Black”


Aug 17, 2011

Posted by Mel

Yahoo has a new interview up with Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) where he discusses why he decided to make “The Woman in Black” his first post-Harry Potter film:

Radcliffe said, “It was certainly not a part that people can really
compare to Harry¦ But [the] main attraction, to be honest, was simply
the story, and how compelling it was, and being a part of a really,
really good horror film.”

In “The Woman in Black,” Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps, a lawyer whose
wife has died leaving him with a young son. He is sent to a small
village to sort out the affairs of a deceased client, but as he delves
into local secrets he encounters a ghostly presence that foretells a
deadly curse. Radcliffe called the film’s script “a character-driven,
well-written horror film that had the capability of being just as scary
as any Paranormal Activity,’ or any of those films that have recently come out, while also having a depth of character that you don’t often find there.”

Radcliffe also discusses how Adrian Rawlins (James Potter) played Arthur Kipps in the 1989 television movie of “The Woman in Black”:

Radcliffe recalled that he had finished work on the final film, “Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and was preparing for this when he
learned this fact. He said, “I went online and, saw, suddenly, yes,
Adrian Rawlins’s name came up who was one of loveliest actors we’ve ever
had on ‘Potter,’ and he played my dad.” Radcliffe said the link was
entirely coincidental, but that “it was another bit of kinship we had

You can read the rest of the article here. The teaser trailer for “The Woman in Black” was released yesterday. “The Woman in Black” will be released February 3, 2012.

35 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Talks “The Woman in Black”

Avatar ImageSauvium says: First!Avatar ImageSauvium says: First!Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: thats so cool how they guy who played james was in the firsst one !!! Looks soooo creepy !Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: first comment :)Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: :) MY AVATAR WORKS!!!!!!!!! see?!?! it is me and tom felton (draco malfoy) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How very nice...Avatar Imagebeewell says: Can;t wait for this movie. Seems to be a great scary one. Gotta read the book now...guess a trip to the library is in order And congrats on the pic Mudblood,....nice!Avatar ImageTanderule says: Nice. Father and Son sharing connections. lol. Anyways, I can't wait to see more pics. I probably can't see the movie for a while, but I'll see more info on it! Avatar Imageprofessor_potter says: @beewell I can't wait for this movie either, and now I'd love to read the book! The trailer gave me chills, but it looks so interesting! @Mudblood_and_proud I love your picture!! I wish that was me so much!Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: I hope this doesn't disappoint.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: The more I hear, and see, about this movie, the more I cant wait to see it!. I know Dan will be amazing! :DAvatar Imagejyassa says: i am looking forward to watching it but i need to know the ratingAvatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Sounds like a great film... tried to get the book for Kindle but not available. Really want to read it tho!!! Daniel looks awesome! And how Twilight-Zone-ish that his film dad also played that part!!! Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: ...and I just looked up Adrian Rawlins on IMDB.com and it noted that he was "Born on the same day as James Potter, the character he plays in the "Harry Potter" films." Oooooohhhh.....!!! Avatar Imagejuhuudi says: soooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: wanna see it , definetelyAvatar ImageStixvix says: OK...that trailer gave me chills...big bad creepy chills because of the movie itself, and some good chills to see Dan lookin' fiiiiine. Yes, the movie will probably get a good turn out because of HP fans, however I really hope it does well on it's own. Dan is working so hard to be accepted as Dan the actor and not just the guy who played Harry Potter, he deserves a good movie and a good script to win over the masses. I hope this is good!!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I love how the the actor that plays James actually played his chracter that he has in The Woman in Black! Amazing connection! :D I would like to watch this movie, but I'm a wuss when it comes to scary movies! B-but I might puck up the courageand just watch it just to see Daniel :)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: How very nice…Avatar Imagetom legolas says: it looks soo good i wanna see it even though i dont like scary movies but this is different!!!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cant wait for thisAvatar Imagetom legolas says: how come the tralior hasnt come on tv yet??? i wanna see it on big screen ~.~Avatar Imagemencia says: aww that's so awesome that they shared that as well. I'm not a big fan of horror movies but I'm tempted to watch this one because of DanAvatar Imagemencia says: just watching the trailer gives me the chills...Avatar ImageNundu says: That trailer alone gave me chills! *headed to Amazon to load the book onto my Kindle*Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I really want to see it :DAvatar ImageThetaSigma says: Trust me... if it's as good as the stage version, it'll be awesome. I've seen the stage version three times and scared me each time. And I'm a 39 year old bloke.Avatar Imagetrip_le_threat says: Ohhh very cool link there. i had no idea!Avatar ImageCocoaPuffs1580 says: Creepy.........not something I'd watch...................but Dan's in it! Avatar Imagepurpleleafgirl says: Seems interesting!Avatar Imageharrypotter12345677 says: i cant wait to see this movieAvatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: that's interesting that harry potters father actor is playing in the movie! now i'm more excited to see it! i love creepy stuff :3, i mean i watch ghost adventures and paranormal activity :D. i want it to come out now!Avatar ImageHerminee says: I am glad Dan is able to move on from Harry Potter and find other roles.Avatar Imagephoenix.505 says: Looks like a great film...Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats so cool about Mr. Rawlin!

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