Daniel Radcliffe’s Favorite Movies Are About As Different As They Come

In the world of film franchises, few are bigger or more popular than Harry Potter. The worldwide success of the series transformed Daniel Radcliffe into an international superstar, along with its own set of side effects. He always wanted to be an actor, and apart from a few previous roles, the Potter The series brought Radcliffe childhood fame that lasted well into adulthood. Playing Potter changed his life, but the eight films in the series do not make Radcliffe’s shortlist of favorite films.

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‘Harry Potter’ Movies Not On Radcliffe’s List Of Favorite Movies

The role of Harry Potter brought instant fame to Radcliffe. He is honored to have played the role, but at the same time he has no interest in playing Potter again. He even hesitates to see Potter– linked tariff.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play that began its run before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is slowly returning to the stage. Yet the idea of ​​the original Harry Potter Watch a Potter the adaptation is weird to him, which is why he doesn’t plan to see her.

The cursed child could potentially become a movie. Radcliffe said his request to reprise the role was that JK Rowling was not involved. Conversely, he also stated that he had no interest in reprising the role in cursed child.

Radcliffe loved the direction prisoner of azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron took on the series, and he has fond memories of Chamber of Secrets. But Radcliffe’s favorite movies don’t include Room or any other Potter movies.

Radcliffe’s favorite films include a British Golden Age film and a teen romantic comedy

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We know the Potter the films are not among Radcliffe’s favorite films. So what does it do?

In a chat with Wired (via YouTube), Radcliffe mentioned a movie that was released decades before he was born as well as a teen rom-com that was released around the same time as Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone.

“There’s a movie called A matter of life or death. It was made by, like, [Michael] Powell and [Emeric] Pressburger in 1952, for example,” Radcliffe said. “It’s this magical, realistic story of a fighter pilot shot down over the [English] Channel, but then he misses the Angels in the chaos of war. So he must go to heaven to argue that he should be allowed to continue living. It’s so imaginative and fun.

A matter of life or deathwhich, according to IMDb, is more commonly referred to as stairway to Heavenwas released in 1946. It stars David Niven and Kim Hunter, with Sir Richard Attenborough also appearing.

Fast forward 55 years, and you have another of Radcliffe’s favorite movies, one that features some of his contemporaries among a strong ensemble cast.

“In terms of movies I’ve watched the most, it’s probably the Ben Foster-directed teen movie. Move on“, Radcliffe said. “It was one of the first movies that my girlfriend and I bonded over. It’s an amazing cast. Ben Foster, Kirsten Dunst, Mila Kunis, Colin Hanks, like, so many people are in there. Martin Short is amazing there. Great movie.”

Zoe Saldana, Swoosie Kurtz and Ed Begley Jr. are also part of the cast.

Radcliffe has appeared in almost 30 films since his first role

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Radcliffe has nearly 30 films on his resume, not counting his turn as Weird Al Yankovic in Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovicwhich began filming in early 2022. But his passion for acting extends beyond the big screen.

Radcliffe’s first role was as Young David in a BBC production of David Copperfield. Her first film role came The Panama Tailorreleased a few months ago Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Still, film work is only part of Radcliffe’s acting repertoire.

He’s done stage work multiple times, according to his IMDb profile. Including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Tryingwhich ran for nearly a year on Broadway.

Radcliffe lent his voice to The simpsons, BoJack Riderand Playmobil: the movieand he has multiple TV credits since his turn as Harry Potter finished.

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