Monday, August 28, 2006

Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack

Since Harry Potter news is a little bit slow right now, I thought I'd post a news item about everyone's favorite boy wizard star, Daniel Radcliffe. An announcement was made this weekend at the Edinburgh International Film Festival that Daniel is slated to star in an upcoming ITV production of My Boy Jack.

My Boy Jack is about the true story of Rudyard Kipling and his son Jack, who was tragically killed during the First World War. The filming of the drama will take place next summer and be screened next autumn on the British television station ITV. The drama was written by and will also star actor/writer David Haig.

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Dan had this to say about his new project:

"For many people my age, the First World War is just a topic in a history book. But, I've always been fascinated by the subject and think its as relevant today as it ever was with young men all over the world still sacrificing their lives in the name of war.

I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like in the trenches, living amongst the stench of death and knowing that at any moment it may be your last. But, I think its important we try to imagine the horrors these young men experienced and to never forget them.

I am extremely proud to be part of the production of My Boy Jack and only hope I can do justice to the memory of the men who fought and those who died."

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You can see some wonderful pictures of Dan and David Haig here courtesy of DanRadcliffe.co.uk. For additional information on the project, please click here.

Source: Times Online, DanRadcliffe.com and Danradcliffe.co.uk

1 comment:

superclosetnerd said...

Interesting stuff... I'm going to have to bookmark this and come back later to check it out. Off to work for now. I know, I work late, but there's no traffic!
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