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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 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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69 Points

cool! cricket is great, i love it!

Posted by emmabonkers on August 24, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

Very cool! :) I love seeing those two hanging out together.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on August 24, 2009, 01:58 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Mugglejeff on August 24, 2009, 02:04 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on August 24, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

i luv it how Dan always goes to cricket :)
and YES!!!!!!!!!!! ENGLAND WON THE ASHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

524 Points

It is great to see Tom and Dan together i have never seen a live game only on the TV i would like to know how fast they bowl. Does anyone know?

Posted by HGROSS44 on August 25, 2009, 01:34 AM report to moderator
39 Points

Ha! I think Dan may be single-handedly making America aware of cricket! As a South Africa, any win over Australia makes me happy!

Posted by longliveRemus on August 25, 2009, 05:46 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

Interesting …. you know I quite like cricket as well. :D

56 Points

i have no idea what crircket is, but if Tom likes it so do I!!!

Posted by GinnyWeasley1 on August 27, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

Nice — I liked how it was more conversational than a regular movie-promotion interview.

6690 Points

the video is cute! tom looks like he needs sunglasses XD listening to the audio now…l heart dan

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on September 09, 2009, 07:41 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

p.s. tom has such a distinct voice haha DRACOOOOO love it

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on September 09, 2009, 07:42 PM report to moderator
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