Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dan Radcliffe Returning to West End&Reads Winning Ghost Story, Kenneth Brannagh Receives Knighthood,CBGB news was one of the first to break the exciting news that Daniel Radcliffe will be returning to the West End again. Finally! Five years after he completed Equus in the Guilgud, Dan will return to the stage in London in Michael MacDonagh's play The Cripple of Inismaan. This has worried me a little as West Irish accents are hard to grasp, but we at Danaholics have every faith in Daniel's abilities.DR.CO.UK posted the small summary from the hosting theatre's website, but we decided to do a little more digging(as many have going by the ease with which what I wanted came up on google) and here is a little summary from Wikipedia:
Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland, c. 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance.

It appears to be a dramatisation of the filming of the 1930's film Man of Aran which was the first of a few films to be filmed on the Idyllc west coast of Ireland.
You can know buy tickets here! When I last looked there was plenty of first row seats left for practically every night of the play, which runs for 2 months at the theatre

In other Dan news, he has recorded the video for the winning entry in the Woman in Black ghost story competition. This can now be viewed below from The Woman in Black official youtube:

In other videos, Kenneth Brannagh was been knighted by the British Queen. Snitchseeker posted a video from the BBC where the Gilderoy Lockhart spoke about the honor and it can now be viewed below:

Finally, RupertGrintUS have posted an interview with the CBGB director, where it sounds quite a bit like Rupert Grint may have a decent sized role!Rupert's other upcoming film, The Drummer, which is to film in Fall/Autumn, has the same director.Read it here. In other CBGB news, Rupert's alter-ego,Chettah Crome, is cameo-ing himself in the film because his daughter is such a big Grint fan!Rread more here.

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