UPDATED: First Look at Dan Radcliffe in “Kill Your Darlings”


Mar 20, 2012

Posted by Mel

Shooting for Dan Radcliffe’s new movie “Kill Your Darlings” began last week, and we now have a first look at Radcliffe as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg:

Radcliffe was snapped on the streets of Brooklyn [Monday] morning as he began shooting Kill Your Darlings, in which he takes on the role of Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg.

You can see a picture of Radcliffe as Ginsberg here in the article and have pictures of Radcliffe along with co-star Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr here in our galleries.

Many thanks to Max and Dana for the tip! And many thanks to SnitchSeeker as well!

27 Responses to UPDATED: First Look at Dan Radcliffe in “Kill Your Darlings”

Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it when i see my name on leaky :) !!!!!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he looks charmingly handsome. :D Curly hair and wide glasses remind me of Mr. Criss. . . . Anyway, can't wait to watch it!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: @MaP: OMG you've been giving Leaky so many tips. Congrats! :) I saw this last night on E! Dan looks different, yet still has his 'Harry' look. =)Avatar ImageLunaLoonyLovegood says: Omg his hair is like....curly!!!!!! haha and he has different glasses than his "Harry" glasses :)Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: Awesome Dan! He's still got an 'air of Harry' to him all in all awesome!Avatar Imagehorcruxhunter7 says: He looks so much older than when he's Harry! I think it's the glasses...Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Wow he looks so different Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: He looks oddly like Darren Cris....not that I'm complaining :DAvatar ImageMagical Arts says: Wow.. For det first time in my hole potterhead-life, I think Dan looks hot..Avatar ImageAtticus says: Ginsberg was a great poet... this should be interesting.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: The bit that I'm having trouble getting my brain around is how this English boy is going to convey Allen Ginsberg's underlying Jewishness, which always seeped through even when he was an aging Buddhist beatnik. I hope that Dan has utilized his time living in NYC well and soaked up a bit of Yiddishkeit. The fact that in a recent interview, he didn't know that the best place in the City for bagels was H & H does not bode well for him being cast in this role.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @WeenyOwl, Dan himself is half-Jewish (and half-Irish).Avatar ImagesoseLellata says: It's good to see him doing a completely different, more character role than Harry Potter. I also notice that he is, apparently, not allergic to these contact lenses, unlike the ones from Potter, though I suppose that was many years ago, now. Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: YAY! Like many other Potter fans out there, we all support you on your new role, Dan, and we KNOW you'll do GREAT!!! :D (How great it is to see him in glasses again XD!!)Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: @V-J, I never would have guessed that from his speech, mannerisms and so on. I guess 'Jewish from Brooklyn' is a whole different thing from 'Jewish from London.'Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @WeenyOwl, I think it must be!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Wow Dan is Jewish? How didnt I know this? It must be a just one-sided thing that. Yay for him being Irish. =)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Dan's mother is Jewish. Other Jewish members of the distinguished HP cast are Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Miriam Margolyes (Pomona Sprout).Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: I expect that I will be among those toughest to please with Dan's accent in the movie, being a native New Yorker. I doubt that many people in England have a sense that each of the five boroughs has its own peculiar accent (not to mention Long Island and Westchester and further upstate), any more than I could tell which accent is appropriate for which county or city in England. But then, professional actors have to learn these things, don't they?Avatar ImageRavenclawmax says: This looks great. When I saw this, I completely saw harry. He looks great, and very poet like. I love getting my name on Leaky to :) Thanks to @Mel for posting some of the stuff I've sent you :)Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: So apparently, the only person with brown eyes and curly dark hair Harry Potter fans are familiar with is Darren Criss.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @WeenyOwl, I'm sure he will have been working with a dialect coach. There must also be a great deal of Ginsberg's own speech available in recordings.Avatar Imagemoglet says: We can't really comment on whether he will capture the essence of Ginsberg until we see the film, all I know is that he is a hard working and dedicated actor, and I am quite sure he will make every effort to learn what he needs to. Let's face it, he had never done song and dance until he did a musical, so he had to learn that from scratch and did a wonderful job and I'm assuming his accent for this film will be many many times better than Dick Van Dyke's horrendous attempt at a Cockney accent in Mary Poppins! @Weeny, I am aware that there are different accents from the various New York boroughs, I'm unlikely to recognise which is which though!Avatar ImageTarana says: For a very short moment, when I first saw a glance of this photo, I thought it was a fan dressed up as Harry. LOLAvatar ImageEeyore says: I'm glad to see Dan doing other roles that aren't remotely like Harry. That's the only way he will avoid being type cast. But I don't like Ginsberg's poetry so I think this is a movie I will skip. However, I wish him well with it. And it will be really different to hear him with a New York accent. Other Brits have managed to have various American accents - Rickman and Emma Thompson have been quite convincing. In fact, in Something the Lord Made it was sometimes hard to remember that Rickman wasn't really a southerner. But I think that's an easier accent to pick up than any of the New York ones. And no, I wouldn't know one borough's accent from the other but I would notice if he sounded British at all.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: He needs a scar...Avatar ImageMichelle32 says: This movie looks really good!

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