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Video Now Online from Dan Radcliffe, Richard Griffith Interview on "Charlie Rose" Show

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 03:13 PM

Last night actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) were guests on the acclaimed Charlie Rose show which is broadcast on PBS. Video of this fascinating interview where they discuss their play Equus and more is now online here. Enjoy!

Please note: The bulk of this interview focuses in depth on Equus, with some lovely, reflective, and thought-provoking conversation, especially from Richard Griffiths who is also very complimentary about Dan, his young career, and how he has worked with some of the greats in the Harry Potter films, notably Gary Oldman, Michael Gambon, Richard Harris and Dame Maggie Smith. At the end of the interview Richard and Dan say they will begin filming on the two part Deathly Hallows, with Dan noting he has 14 months of shooting to do for the films

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First rate interview between intelligent people, very interesting and informative. So different from the usual inane, shallow clips.

Posted by Graymayne on November 20, 2008, 04:36 AM report to moderator
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Posted by Professor Potter on November 20, 2008, 05:53 AM report to moderator

yes, it’s great that people can interview actors intelligently and not always resort to formulaic questions that require monosyllabic responses. dan’s always been an intelligent young man, so i’m not surprised he can articulate himself so well in the interview, plus if you’re passionate and proud of something then you can often speak well about it. i’m not one of those fans that likes to group the trio together, because they’re actors and individuals and not just the “hp trio”. However, it would be nice for once to see Emma and Rupert give similar interviews and not just giggle and say “yeah” all the time.

Posted by miriam on November 20, 2008, 05:56 AM report to moderator

Thanks for the video to this great interview!

miriam, the thing is I’m not sure they would be able to give an interview like this, maybe Emma, but of course not Rupert… Many times they are asked interesting questions and all he can answer is “yeah” and “cool”. Emma gives longer answers but I don’t think she knows much about theater, she has said so herself.
The thing is Daniel and Richard are very well read people, and that’s something many other actors completely lack of.

Posted by Albus on November 20, 2008, 06:19 AM report to moderator

albus – i didn’t necessarily mean i’d like Emma and Rupert do an interview with Rose, I meant an interview that was more in depth – and required more in depth answers. Even in magazine interviews and other TV interviews i’ve seen of the three of them, Dan seems to be the only one that comes across as articulate and by effect, more interesting. Poor Rupert seems to run out of words and then repeat himself. I can honestly say I have never read an interesting interview with him. Emma seems a bright girl, but i think she’s falling into a weird ditzy blonde trap. I’m not insulting the intelligence of either of the three, but isn’t Emma meant to a a top student? She must be fairly well read to achieve that. Also, i don’t think it’s to do with shyness either, because all three come across as a little shy sometimes, but i’m sure they’ve had interviews with on a smaller scale that they wouldn’t feel quite so intimidated by. i’m beginnign to think that neither Rupert nor Emma have anything interesting to say.

Posted by miriam on November 20, 2008, 08:31 AM report to moderator

I’m also puzzled by the interviews Emma has given… she might be bright, but she doesn’t usually say bright things… IMHO.
I like all of Dan’s interviews: he generally manages to come up with something new and funny to say, even when he looks quite nervous.
I think the way you speak in front of a camera depends on many different things… perhaps Emma can’t say what she’d say if she had more time to think.. maybe she can’t stay calm enough to organize her thoughts properly!

Posted by Despina on November 20, 2008, 11:49 AM report to moderator

despina – but Emma doesn’t do much different when it’s a mag article (not infront of cameras)… soemtimes she’s quite funny, but not often. I don’t even bother with Rupert’s interviews usually. there’re so similar and repetitive. i actually think he’s been repeating the same phrases for the past 7 years. and then you hear from the people that work with him that he’s “funny” etc – and yet he still can never manage to string a decent sentence together. even if he was a little nervous doing an interview, he could still come out with something original.

Posted by miriam on November 20, 2008, 12:35 PM report to moderator

Ditto on Dan’s being very articulate in this interview. such mature, intelligent answers. He’s really grown up now – and in such a njice way. very liitle sign of his hyperactivity when he was younger.

As for Emma – I’ve often wondered about that too. she’s supposed to be the most intelligent of the trio but it doesn’t come off when she’s interviewed. Maybe it’s just a case of bland questions so she also gives bland, showbizy(is there such a word? lol) answers. But then Dan also is asked inane questions most of the time and yet he still manages to come off as articulate and intelligent. As for Rupert, maybe it’s just because he is not asked many questions during interviews. He certainly is staying true to form to his supposedly “shy” image. Good way to shy away form inane questions. His “cool” and “yeah” answers are beginning to sound alright to me. Lol. Or maybe it’s just because I have high expectations of Dan and emma and low expectations of rupert?

Posted by jasmine on November 20, 2008, 11:20 PM report to moderator

Jasmine, it’s not really expectations, i think the reason rupert gets fewer interviews may be because reporters find he gives boring answers. Whereas quotes by dan can be reported worldwide the same isnt true for rupert. He should be careful not to play journos properly, it will reflect badly on him.

Posted by Miriam on November 21, 2008, 11:07 AM report to moderator

Jasmine, it’s not really expectations, i think the reason rupert gets fewer interviews may be because reporters find he gives boring answers. Whereas quotes by dan can be reported worldwide the same isnt true for rupert. He should be careful not to play journos properly, it will reflect badly on him.

Posted by Miriam on November 21, 2008, 11:08 AM report to moderator

I just wish Mr. Rose had talked to Dan more. Dan looked really good and spoke with such poise and intelligence. The comment that Richard Griffiths made about Dan having more time in front of the camera than he has had in his own career was priceless.

Posted by Rhiannon on November 21, 2008, 02:01 PM report to moderator

I agree that Dan’s interviewes in general are more interesting than Emma’s or Ruperts. But besides the very obvious difference in personalities between the three actors, proper coaching on how to handle interviews and how to present yourself are also a factor in this. Maybe Dan has better coaching and has more of an acting and PR interest than the other two. Maybe he has a better manager. If the other two have a problem with interviewers asking them simple questions because maybe they haven’t given interesting answers in the past beside a Yeah and Cool, Emma and Rupert could very easity do something about it such as set up an anterview themselves or when asked for an interview, they could prepare better, ask what the questions will be. It’s like a job interview really…most questions come up at each interview with a slight variation depending on the company’s particular needs. If they really wanted to, they could sell themselves better during an interview.

Posted by Stixvix on November 24, 2008, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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