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Daniel Radcliffe vs Harry Potter vs controversy February 1, 2007

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Equus Poster  So what?

Is this the first time that an actor takes off his shirt and shows a bit of a hairy chest? Certainly not.

Why then the fuzz about Equus and Daniel Radcliffe?

Blinded parents, single minded, all kinds of prude morons, they say “No! Not for our childrens’ sake! This is pornography! Will not allow our children to view, watch, see or even touch!”

You silly morons!

You forget when you were young, touching yourselves in the bathroom, viewing a porno movie with your best buddy while your parents were away.

You silly morons!

You forget that censorship equals to dictatorship. You forget that if you say “No! This is not permitted” you lead your own children to sneak into that forbidden fruit! The more no you say the more they want to see, view, watch, touch, play, get it by all means, even if over dead bodies.

Ah! The flesh! The human flesh! It’s so much exciting! Especially when it comes from a hunk, like Daniel Radcliffe, at 17 now, is.

You morons!

Harry Potter was just a movie! You, crazy parents, you allowed your own children to grow up in the wrong dream. In the wrong way. You are the faults! You allowed your children to identify themselves with a movie-role! This is the kind of education you give to your children.

You morons! You are the ones to be sent to hell and to fire!

One of the best comments I have, so far, read on the net is this one >
Harry Potter and the Pornographic Play

Give it a read!

Oh, and by the way > we all grow-up eventually! Dan from an 11-year Potter star has grown-up and turned into an 17-year old (hot and muscled) hunk! Feeling jealous, eh?

Related Links >
http://www.equustheplay.com

http://www.equustheplay.com/pr/index.php

Equus announces full cast February 1, 2007

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Jenny Agutter and Will Kemp join Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe in the forthcoming production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by Thea Sharrock, which opens at the Gielgud on 27 February (previews from 16 February).

Equus tells the disturbing story of 17-year-old stablehand Alan Strang (Radcliffe), who one night inexplicably blinds six horses with a hoof pick. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Griffiths) tries to understand what drove this usually obedient and harmless young man to such a violent and shocking act.

Agutter plays Hesther Saloman, the role occupied by Eileen Atkins in the 1977 film of Equus, in which Agutter also appeared, winning a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA for her role as Jill Mason. Agutter has frequently worked for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, though it is for her screen work that she is more readily recognised. From her early career playing Roberta in The Railway Children, Agutter has accumulated a long string of TV and film credits, most recently in The Alan Clark Diaries and Spooks.

Kemp, who plays the horse Nugget, trained with the Royal Ballet School before joining choreographer Matthew Bourne’s company Adventures In Motion Pictures, starring in the productions Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Car Man and Play Without Words. His film work includes Van Helsing and the forthcoming Miguel And William.

The rest of the cast has been confirmed as Joanna Christie, Jonathan Cullen, Colin Haigh, Karen Meagher, Gabrielle Reidy, Greig Cooke, Joel Corpuz, Temujin Gill and Jami Quarrell.

Equus is currently booking until 9 June. To book tickets click > https://tickets.delfont-mackintosh.com/gateway.aspx?E=N&QL=S160|VGIE|GShowDatesCombo.aspx

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Take That top sexiest men poll February 1, 2007

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Take That have beaten Hollywood competition to top a poll of the world’s sexiest men.

All the members of the reformed boy band were given joint first place in the survey of more than 10,000 women for NW Magazine. They were closely followed by Daniel Craig, who was praised as the star of new James Bond movie Casino Royale.

Significant movers in the list include Brad Pitt, who was top last year but dropped to seventh and Pete Doherty, who fell from 18 to 100 thanks to his continuing controversial antics. The youngest entry was from Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, aged 17, at number 82. Another, more surprising, entry was of Chancellor Gordon Brown at 97, the oldest man in the list at 55!

Editor Helen Johnston commented: “With regards to Gordon Brown sneaking in for the first time at 97th, power is undoubtedly an aphrodisiac, but we’ve seen a softer side to the Iron Chancellor recently and women definitely respond to a more human approach. But 97 is still a long way from No 10.”

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An interview with Daniel Radcliffe February 1, 2007

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In an audio interview that Harry Potter fan web site Harry Latin recorded last July but was not allowed to be aired until 2007, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe talks about filming the fifth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and talks about what he thinks is going to happen in Harry’s future.

Daniel talks about the new angrier and darker Harry, and how that’s more fun to play. He mentions enjoying working with Emmelda Staunton, who plays Dolores Umbridge in the film, and also Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood.

Dan says he knows absolutely nothing about what happens in Book 7, but repeats he thinks that Harry will die, either killed by Voldemort, or dieing in the process of killing Voldemort. He also suggests that of Hermione, Ginny, Luna and Cho Chang, Harry might get along best with Luna.

The entire audio interview can be downloaded here.

[thanks to Harry Latino]

Source > WizardNews

Naked ambition overtakes Potter February 1, 2007

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He started his career playing the shy bespectacled schoolboy wizard sent away at a tender age to learn his trade at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

But now fans of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe have the chance to see him naked in publicity shots to promote his West End debut in Equus. Instead of the traditional school uniform, familiar to millions of fans world-wide, many still anxiously awaiting the next Harry Potter film, Radcliffe, now 17, has taken a distinctly minimalist approach.

In one picture he appears with actress Joanna Christie who plays his girlfriend in the play. In another Radcliffe poses alongside a white horse. The horse, called Capote, also has his own claim to fame, he previously starred in a Guinness advert. However, for reasons best left to the imagination, in the play the horse will be played by actor and dancer Will Kemp.

Radcliffe’s change of image is hardly surprising, and in this instance is strictly necessary for the plot, considering the theme of Peter Schaffer’s controversial play centres round a stable-hand who has an erotic fixation with horses.

David Pugh, the show’s producer, said: “There was no hesitancy about taking off his clothes. He has a confidence in his own appearance. With the performances that I’ve witnessed, when that boy takes his shirt off, Harry Potter has flown out of Hogwarts for good.”

Pugh said that Thea Sharrock, the play’s female director, had been impressed by Radcliffe’s physique when he stripped off. “We had never seen him with clothes off before. We all went, ‘Wow’. Thea went, ‘Oh my God.’ For her, there was a certain relief. When we did the audition we never thought to say, ‘Would you go naked for us?’ We were so overwhelmed with his talent that we set that aside,” he said.

Radcliffe has already begun moving on from his wizard persona. He made a cameo appearance in an episode of Extras, the star-studded Ricky Gervais comedy hit which takes the behind-the-scenes show business hierarchy and turns it on his head with stars such as David Bowie and Germaine Greer at the bottom and extras ruling the roost.

In the episode Radcliffe lampoons his Harry Potter character and tries to shed his good-boy image by playing a hormonally-challenged teenager who smokes and tries to snog women twice his age while wearing a scout uniform.

Harry Potter fans who buy tickets for Equus will also have the chance to see another Potter character on stage. Richard Griffiths who plays the psychiatrist treating Radcliffe’s character was odious Uncle Vernon.

Equus opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 27 February.

CONJURING UP A NEW CAREER
Daniel Radcliffe is not the only child star of the Harry Potter films to move onto pastures new. Rupert Grint, better known as Ron Weasley, Harry’s sidekick, has starred in the dramatic comedy Driving Lessons.

In his first adult film, alongside Julie Walters, he plays Ben, a 17-year-old struggling to break away from his overpowering mother. Rupert has said he is keen to pursue a full-time acting career when the Harry Potter series of movies concludes.

However he has said he is less keen than Daniel to work on stage, adding he would prefer to stick with the big screen if possible, because that is where is acting experience lies.

Emma Watson who plays Hermione has yet to move beyond the Harry Potter stable, although she has been touted to play shark survivor Bethany Hamilton in a Hollywood role. At 15, Emma became the youngest person to appear on the cover of Teen Vogue. She also appeared in The Queen’s Handbag, a special mini-Potter episode to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday.

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