Daniel Radcliffe is facing a bit of an uncertain future with the Harry Potter series of movies drawing to a close in a few months time. He’ll then be out there on his own pitching for acting work alongside everyone else, a bit of a change for the 21-year-old who was chosen for the role which made him a household name at the tender age of 11.
Which means this is as good a time as any to talk about the actors and directors he loves, admires, and wants to work with in the future. And I have to say Radcliffe has very good taste. According to Digital Spy he revealed:
“Christopher Nolan is, I think, one of the best, most ambitious directors around… I’ve spoken to people who work with him, who just say he’s great, he knows exactly what he wants. I’ve heard such great things about him… as well as [seeing] the amazing work that he’s done. He would be very, very high up on my list. Edgar Wright is someone that I love – I was a huge fan of Scott Pilgrim. I love some of that stuff.”
“Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow and all those guys I think do fantastic work. James McAvoy’s work is stuff that I just go, ‘Brilliant’. Daniel Craig – there are just so many great actors around that I could learn so much from and would love to [work with].”
Nolan, Wright, Apatow? Yes please. Rogen, McAvoy, Craig? Yes please. Can I see Radcliffe in a film made by or starring any of the above name? Nolan may be tempted to slot him in one of his productions somewhere. And a comedy with Rogen and Radcliffe sounds intriguing, at the very least.
The problem is I think Radcliffe may struggle to shrug of the shackles of being so closely linked to such a huge character. If he’s unlucky he could be the Mark Hamill of this generation. Then again, he has a few million in the bank, so let’s not show too much pity for him, eh.