by Ashleigh Schmitz
Happy birthday, Daniel Radcliffe! The “Harry Potter” star turns 23 today. Rather than float into muggle oblivion, the most-recognized wizard in the world has been keeping busy. Since wrapping the "Harry Potter" films, Radcliffe has starred on Broadway in last year’s successful revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and in the 2012 horror hit “The Woman in Black.”
Today we toast Radcliffe’s 23rd year by looking ahead to his future projects.
Starring alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Dane DeHaan, Radcliffe will portray poet Allen Ginsberg in this thriller-biopic focusing on the Beat Generation of the 1930s. Most importantly, Radcliffe will don a new pair of glasses for the role. Here’s hoping he can make the on-screen move to contacts in a future film.
For this four-part British miniseries Radcliffe will share the role of Dr. Vladimir Bomgard with Jon Hamm, at different ages. So far this miniseries only looks to be released in the UK - cue the petition by Radcliffe fangirls for a stateside release.
According to a plot synopsis, “This rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people, and what the loss of true love can do to a man.” Shooting begins this fall, and will mark Radcliffe’s third thriller since “Harry Potter.” Do we sense a theme?
No, not that f-word. Radcliffe’s first rom-com, starring alongside “Ruby Sparks” star and writer Zoe Kazan as friends, is set to be released next year.
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