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Dan Radcliffe to Star in New ITV Drama "My Boy Jack"

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Posted by: sue
August 27, 2006, 07:05 PM

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in a new drama for ITV called "My Boy Jack." According to DanRadcliffe.co.uk and DanRadcliffe.com, Dan will play the part of Jack in this film "about the son of Rudyard Kipling, one of Britain's most prolific writers and whose legendary storytelling continues to delight millions today. The drama is based on the true story of Rudyard Kipling and his son Jack who was tragically killed during the First World War." Production on this new film is set for Summer, 2007,and The Times reports the film will be screened "next fall." Dan is quoted as saying of his new role:

"For many people my age, the first world war is just a topic in a history book. But, I've always been fascinated by the subject and think its as relevant today as it ever was with young men all over the world still sacrificing their lives in the name of war."

"I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like in the trenches, living amongst the stench of death and knowing that at any moment it may be your last. But, I think its important we try to imagine the horrors these young men experienced and to never forget them."

"I am extremely proud to be part of the production of My Boy Jack and only hope I can do justice to the memory of the men who fought and those who died."

Dan also made a videotaped appearance to announce this at the Edinburgh Film Festival during a press conference, and you can read a transcript of what he had to say, here. To learn more about this production, and see photos of Dan with My Boy Jack screenwriter David Haig, follow these links to DanRadcliffe.co.uk, and DanRadcliffe.com. Thanks very much to Page and Jenna!

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