First Look: Daniel Radcliffe in Ghost Film 'The Woman In Black'
by Alex Billington
November 9, 2010
Source: Hammer Films
Yes, Deathly Hallows is almost here, but believe or not, Daniel Radcliffe is trying his hardest to make a name for himself outside of Harry Potter. He's currently shooting a movie called The Woman In Black for the recently revived Hammer Films. It's based on a 1983 horror novel by Susan Hill about a menacing spectre that haunts a small English town. Eden Lake's James Watkins is directing from a script by Stardust and Kick-Ass writer Jane Goldman. Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village to organize a recently deceased client's papers. Hammer (via Bloody-Disgusting) debuted two photos.
Continuing the story: As Kipps (Radcliffe) works alone in the client's isolated house, he begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent. These are early shots, so try to ignore the blue screen in the background of the foggy one. I'm curious to see how Radcliffe fares outside of Hogwarts, especially in a period thriller. The Woman In Black is filming now, so expect to see more in 2011.
wow i honestly didn't notice it was Daniel until you said...i think i would watch this movie anyways....
Jericho on Nov 9, 2010
fem!anon on Nov 9, 2010
Reminds me of a Young Sherlock Holmes 🙂
Chrisa on Nov 9, 2010
good to see him moving from Potter quickly, any news on his role in Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse?
Xerxex on Nov 9, 2010
I hope this is going to be good as it is a great book and excellent on stage. Could be the break out role Radcliffe needs to get away from Potter. Incidentally these images have been on the web since the beginning of October http://www.liveforfilms.com/2010/10/08/the-woman-in-black-new-photos-of-daniel-radcliffe/
Josh Mc on Nov 10, 2010
He did good in the Potter movies; but if the new roles don't work out he can always retire right now.
muggle on Nov 10, 2010
More power to him for trying to evolve after the HP movies! He worked with the best like Fiennes and Gambon for a long time , so he should be fine! No retiring haters!
I am... on Nov 10, 2010
This will be a must see movie. Hopefully people will not see him as Harry in this and other films he makes because he is an actor and a great one at that. Even when he did the play Equus you didn't see him as Harry but as the Character Alan.
Terri on Nov 10, 2010
Sounds cool, I hope Radcliffe can pull this off.
Robbie on Nov 10, 2010
Wow! I didn't even recognize him. Movie looks great. So does he! I see big opportunities coming his way.
paddlepaws on Nov 10, 2010
Well, one thing about Radcliffe, unlike Mark Hamil, his looks won't typecast him. I got to say, after seeing his picture here and reading this article, I'm rooting for him.
Hattori Hanzo on Nov 10, 2010
He's a real deal.Always humble and sincere.
dex on Nov 10, 2010
So glad Hammer Films is coming back... looks great.
Kevin on Nov 10, 2010
Very handsome, definately not just sticking to 'Potter' looks here. I really liked him in December Boys as well and this movie sounds much more interesting than that. Still, looking forward to 12:01 midnight 11/19. 🙂
Stef on Nov 10, 2010
The Woman in Black was made for the BBC in the 80's. Scared the crap out of me when I watched it as a child and the bedroom scene gave me nightmares! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1hun4jaY5g
JohnJ on Nov 13, 2010
i remember his first shirtless pic in the People magazine...his toned body and happy trail....damn, and he was naked in Equus....i think the movie looks good, just hope hes shirtless/naked again, anyone agree??
hasthehots on Nov 15, 2010
Wow, this film will have high expectations from me as I've been to see Woman In Black in the west end. It was amazing!! Does anybody know when this will be coming out?
Paige on Nov 23, 2010
Extremely handsome, attractive and very mature looking this part is the farthest from Harry Potter I think he has come.
Jean on Dec 6, 2010
an inspired casting--he looks the role perfectly. great book, and the 1st film try succeeded in its way. i hope this one surpasses.
sedateme on Apr 15, 2011
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