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Daniel Radcliffe Quotes Louis XIV to Put End of 'Harry Potter' in Perspective (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 20th 2011 1:30PM
Daniel Radcliffe talks about 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' on 'The Early Show'In between balancing an unrelenting media junket for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' and his eight shows a week on Broadway for 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,' Daniel Radcliffe has shown himself to be a thoughtful, engaging young man. His intellectual prowess was on full display Wednesday on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS), when he used a historical quotation from Louis XIV to put the end of the Potter series into perspective.

Radcliffe offered a paraphrased version of King Louis XIV's dying words to explain his feelings on the end of the franchise: "Why are you crying? Did you imagine I was immortal?"

"It's that same thing of, it had to end sometime," he said. "And we may as well just celebrate it rather than getting too sad."

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Daniel Radcliffe Never Stopped Being Excited About Harry Potter (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 19th 2011 3:48AM
Daniel Radcliffe, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'It may have come as something of a shock to Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), but hardcore fans of the 'Harry Potter' film franchise could tell that Daniel Radcliffe and his acting cohorts remained enthusiastic about the wonder they were creating every step of the way for the past decade.

If nothing else, the huge piles of cash and the fame had to have helped, but we give a lot of the credit to the sheer fun that must have gone into even the hardest days of shooting. It's just such a magical world to be able to play in.

Stewart was more impressed that they were able to navigate their teen years without becoming jaded by the whole experience, "because as a 14-year old, being jaded is in many ways your job."

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Daniel Radcliffe Calls New 'Harry Potter' the Best One Yet (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 14th 2011 2:50PM
Daniel Radcliffe of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' on 'Today''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' is selling out midnight screenings and has had Potter fans buzzing for well over a year. As if it needed even more hype, Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter himself, said Thursday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that this is the best film yet in the series.

Radcliffe called the movie a "fantastic piece of filmmaking," the best in the series "by such a long way." And he's happy the franchise is going out on such a high note. "I'm so proud of it, and I haven't been pleased with all the films," he said. "Like number six, I was very open about the fact that I particularly hated my own performance in it. This film is so far ahead of anything else we've done."

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Emma Watson Discusses Her Post-'Potter' Acting Future With Regis and Kelly (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 12th 2011 3:15PM
Emma Watson talks about her post 'Harry Potter' career on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'The last installment of the 'Harry Potter' series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2,' opens Friday, which means Emma Watson is officially finished with her duties as Hermione. Watson said Tuesday on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) that she once thought she might not end up in the entertainment industry after 'Potter,' but now feels like she just graduated from "the most incredible film school," and is excited about continuing her career as an actress.

Watson was reassured acting was the path she wants to continue on after shooting the just-completed film 'The Perks of Being A Wallflower.' "I just had the best time," she said. "And, you know, having an experience outside of 'Potter' that was just as great kind of solidified for me that acting is really what I wanted to do and really focus on."

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Emma Watson Won't Talk About Daniel Radcliffe's Drinking, But Will About Her Own (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 12th 2011 3:57AM
Emma Watson, 'Late Show with David Letterman'David Letterman was a man on a mission when Emma Watson appeared on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). Here was a young lady who'd worked with Daniel Radcliffe since they were both children. Surely she would know all about Radcliffe's admitted past drinking problems.

"To be honest, it's really not something I genuinely know much about," Watson said. "He is the one to talk about it."

That seems reasonable, so Letterman decided that if Watson wouldn't spill about Radcliffe drinking, perhaps she would open up about herself. By golly, someone's going to talk about someone drinking on this show!

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Rupert Grint Previews Dark 'Harry Potter' Finale (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 11th 2011 3:45PM
Rupert Grint talks about 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' on 'TodayIf you've already read the 'Harry Potter' books, you know there are some surprises in store for the final installment of the film version, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2,' which opens Friday. Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, was on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) Monday to talk about how the franchise ends, and what the cast's future might hold.

Hoda Kotb
pointed out that 'Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' has more action and is darker than previous films. "This is kind of the war now," said Grint. "This is a war film. We become soldiers, and characters naturally don't make it to the end." While he confirmd that Ron makes it, he wouldn't say if Hermione lives, and couldn't hold back a wry smirk when asked, much to Kathie Lee and Hoda's dismay. We're guessing the gals haven't read the books.

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'Harry Potter' Cast Says Goodbye at London World Premiere (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 8th 2011 3:00PM
Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe at the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' premiere on 'The Early Show'With Thursday's premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' in London, the cast that has been together for a decade said goodbye to a franchise that made them stars and brought to life J.K. Rowling's novels. 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS) showed us madness from the red carpet as thousands of fans clogged Trafalgar Square and the stars of the series marveled at the experience.

"This is a fitting send off," said Daniel Radcliffe, also known as Harry Potter. "It feels right. It feels like we're doing justice to what is not just a fantastic film but a fantastic series." Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, said she felt like she was having an "out-of-body experience," that it was overwhelming but a "beautiful moment."

Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, said it had been an important part of his life. "To have it just suddenly end is quite a weird feeling," he said. A weird feeling for him, for the thousands of people trying to get a glimpse of the stars in London, and for the millions of fans worldwide. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' opens in the U.S. on Friday, July 15.

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Daniel Radcliffe Has Quit Drinking After Partying 'Unsuccessfully' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 5th 2011 3:30PM
Lara Spencer talks about Daniel Radcliffe on 'Good Morning America'Daniel Radcliffe has already filmed the last installment of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,' which hits theaters July 15. Lara Spencer reported Tuesday on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) that Radcliffe has also quit drinking, according to an interview in GQ magazine.

"He has just told GQ magazine that he is no longer drinking alcohol after partying quote 'unsuccessfully,'" she said. "He said he began drinking in 2009 while shooting 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' and realized he was relying on alcohol too much."

Spencer also marveled that the paparazzi never managed to catch Radcliffe with a drink in his hand. It helps if you have a cloak of invisibility to hide your hooch.

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'Harry Potter' Cast and Larry King Team Up for CNN Special

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 29th 2011 8:12AM
Larry King and Daniel Radcliffe'When Harry Met Larry' at CNN ... A number of 'Harry Potter' stars will sit down with Larry King for a TV special celebrating the premiere of the latest -- and last -- 'Harry Potter' movie next month.

CNN announced that the one-hour special will feature interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane.

It will also include never-before-seen footage from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' days before its worldwide premiere.

Additionally, James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins, take viewers on a tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and interact with fans.

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Daniel Radcliffe Reflects on Appearing Nude Onstage (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 20th 2011 3:30PM
Daniel Radcliffe on 'The View''Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe is no strange to theater. However, he's not quite used to appearing on stage fully clothed.

Radcliffe stopped by 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to promote 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' and of course 'Equus,' the play that required him to appear nude in front of a live audience, came up.

'How to Succeed' is a bit less revealing, Radcliffe told Joy Behar when she asked if he felt overdressed in the role.

Radcliffe said he feels much more relaxed in 'Business,' and that it's "fantastic" to no have to appear nude. "I'm sick of hearing actors say 'Oh, it's so liberating, it's so wonderful,'" said Radcliffe. No it's not, it's terrifying."

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Daniel Radcliffe and Cast Perform From Their Broadway Play on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 20th 2011 2:09AM
Daniel Radcliffe, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Even though Daniel Radcliffe is leaving behind the friends he made at Hogwart's through a decade as Harry Potter, as revealed on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he's found a new brotherhood, and he gets to sing with them.

Radcliffe has been cast in the Broadway revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.' And to whet our appetites, he brought along some members of the cast and performed one of the production pieces for David Letterman's audience.

One thing we couldn't help noticing was that Radcliffe was noticeably smaller than all of the other guys in the 'Brotherhood of Man.' In a way, though, that height differential worked in his favor, as it made him stand out even more than his crazy suit. He looked like a boy addressing the men around him.

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Daniel Radcliffe Tries His Hand at Stand-Up Comedy on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 26th 2011 5:00AM
Daniel Radcliffe, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Daniel Radcliffe has been playing Harry Potter for half of his life. Now that the film franchise is finally coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about what's next. He's tried his hand at stage productions and other movies and television work, but 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC) afforded him a whole new opportunity.

While Radcliffe admitted he's always been impressed with stand-up comedians, he also thinks they have to be insane to get on stage like that. He's never done it, but admitted to doing "loads of horrendous jokes."

That was enough to get Jimmy Fallon on board. "You wanna do one tonight?" he asked. "I do it every night. It's fun."

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Regis Tells Daniel Radcliffe to Avoid Vampire Roles (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 17th 2011 11:45AM
Regis Tells Daniel Radcliffe to Avoid Vampire RolesOn 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated), Daniel Radcliffe of 'Harry Potter' fame announced an upcoming gothic horror flick called 'The Woman in Black,' causing Regis Philbin to worry that Radcliffe might join the ever-growing ranks of actors who play vampires.

"You don't play a vampire, do you? Please don't! I'm so sick and tired of vampires!" Philbin shouted.

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'Harry Potter's' Daniel Radcliffe on the Weirdest Gift He's Ever Gotten (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 22nd 2010 4:20AM
'Harry Potter's' Daniel Radcliffe on the Weirdest Gift He's Ever GottenAs the star of the 'Harry Potter' film series, Daniel Radcliffe has no doubt received a bunch of odd presents from fans. ... Flowers, love letters, marriage proposals, and so forth. But on 'The Graham Norton Show' (Sat., 10PM ET on BBC America), the young actor discussed the weirdest gift he's ever gotten -- which came all the way from Japan.

While talking with Graham Norton, Daniel mentioned the gift of an enormous plastic novelty ear -- he got it randomly in the mail, sent courtesy of an adoring Japanese fan. Unfortunately, Radcliffe didn't know what to do with it. At first he thought the present might be an odd insult, considering the fact that he has "quite small ears." But it wasn't an insult -- and the actor eventually got to the bottom of it.

After bringing up the "plastic novelty ear" in interviews, Daniel talked about it during a Japanese press conference. Here's what happened next: "The whole place just cracked up! It was just some great Japanese joke that I hadn't been let in on!" So what was the joke?

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Daniel Radcliffe Says He's Been Lying About His Dating Life for Ten Years (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Nov 18th 2010 1:30PM
Daniel Radcliffe on 'The Early Show'Daniel Radcliffe has spent the past ten years of his life involved in the immensely popular 'Harry Potter' franchise, playing a wizard, fighting a bevy of classy English actors also playing wizards, riding mythical creatures, and becoming the biggest hero of a made up sport. It has made him a famous actor and a tabloid target.

Now don't be too shocked, but apparently the mythical boy wizard has been lying to us for ten years about his personal life. At least, that's what he told Harry Smith of 'The Early Show' (Weekdays, 7AM on CBS) in a sit-down interview today. A clearly amused Radcliffe, offered Smith a mock apology when asked if he is seeing someone now. "I could say yes and be happily single, but I'm going to say no. Because I'm not."

No big secret was revealed -- he didn't admit that he owns a Segue or that he has spent the past ten years leading a debauched life frequenting underground Buck Whaley clubs and hallucinating on whiskey cut with rancid butter. He's just not telling us if he is seeing someone, and we're all entitled to our privacy, aren't we?

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