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UPDATED: First Look at Dan Radcliffe in "Kill Your Darlings"

Posted by: Mel
March 20, 2012, 07:38 PM

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!

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11774 Points

@WeenyOwl, I think it must be!

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on March 21, 2012, 01:25 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

Wow Dan is Jewish? How didnt I know this? It must be a just one-sided thing that. Yay for him being Irish. =)

Posted by LunaLuver on March 21, 2012, 01:32 PM report to moderator
11774 Points

Dan’s mother is Jewish. Other Jewish members of the distinguished HP cast are Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Miriam Margolyes (Pomona Sprout).

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on March 21, 2012, 02:11 PM report to moderator
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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?

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on March 21, 2012, 02:45 PM report to moderator
75 Points

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 :)

Posted by Ravenpuffmax on March 21, 2012, 03:20 PM report to moderator

So apparently, the only person with brown eyes and curly dark hair Harry Potter fans are familiar with is Darren Criss.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on March 21, 2012, 11:06 PM report to moderator
11774 Points

@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.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on March 22, 2012, 02:34 AM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on March 22, 2012, 03:37 AM report to moderator

For a very short moment, when I first saw a glance of this photo, I thought it was a fan dressed up as Harry. LOL

Posted by Tarana on March 24, 2012, 09:38 AM report to moderator
444 Points

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.

Posted by Eeyore on March 24, 2012, 05:03 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

He needs a scar…

Posted by Won_Two on March 25, 2012, 02:38 PM report to moderator
85 Points

This movie looks really good!

Posted by Michelle32 on April 10, 2012, 12:51 AM report to moderator
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