Wednesday 20 November 2019

Oldman: Radcliffe has acting chops

Gary Oldman admires how Daniel Radcliffe has chosen challenging roles
Gary Oldman admires how Daniel Radcliffe has chosen challenging roles

Daniel Radcliffe has acting "chops", Gary Oldman has said.

The British actors first appeared in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban together, where Daniel portrayed the boy wizard and Gary played his godfather Sirius Black.

"As the books have got darker and as the books have got more complex, he's in a different league - who would have known that Emma [Watson], Rupert [Grint] and Daniel, at 11, would have had the chops to take it through to the end?" Gary told

Gary's respect for Daniel, who is starring in Broadway musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, extends beyond the Harry Potter universe though.

"I don't know many 17, 18-year-olds that would have done Equus. And he's now singing and dancing on Broadway," he continued.

"He pops up out of these holes. And he's got money, so he can do what he wants. And [he's] dedicated, takes it very seriously and works very hard."

Gary - who will reunite with his co-star in the final instalment of the wizarding films, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two this summer - added: "He (Daniel) said, 'Look, I am not going to rest on my laurels and come out and think I'm going to get stuff because I was Harry Potter. Once Harry Potter finishes, I'm in the arena with all those other actors who are going up for the job, who can dance and who can sing, and I have to compete with them'."

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