Sunday 19 January 2020

Radcliffe: I want to direct a film

Daniel Radcliffe wants to try his hand at directing
Daniel Radcliffe wants to try his hand at directing

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he would like to try his hand at directing.

The former Harry Potter star said he is keen to sit in the director's chair in the future.

"I would love to direct. I do it in my head when I'm watching other directors direct. 'No, don't say that to them!'" he told Variety.

"I think I'm quite good with people. Part of being a director is knowing how different actors work in different ways. I'd enjoy it."

Daniel, who next stars in romantic comedy What If, said he has picked up some tips, having worked with directors such as Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates.

"The mistake I see even the really good directors make is they assume they are the only creative person on that set," the 25-year-old actor continued.

"And actually, make-up artists are not just girls with brushes who put foundation on, and costume guys are not just there to stitch up accidents. They are all immensely creative people."

Daniel, best known for playing boy wizard Harry Potter in the films based on JK Rowling's books, said his directorial debut won't be for a few more years and would probably be an indie movie.

"The last film to blow my f*****g mind was this film by Charlie McDowell called The One I Love. When I watched that film, I was like, 'Yes, that's exactly the type of film I'm interested in making.' It's totally funny and creepy in a way that so few films manage to be," he said.

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