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Daniel Radcliffe on being youngest actor to play Finch in How to Succeed musical
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Written by Red   
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 23:06

Daniel Radcliffe, while promoting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, spoke to USA Today about his character J. Pierrepont Finch, in How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying). Dan starts rehearsals in January 2010 for a March opening on Broadway.

"I'm the first person to play the role this young," he says. "I think it adds a dimension when someone who's playing it is actually as young as the character," says Radcliffe, who has put in hours of singing and dance training.

The actor relishes playing someone as "manipulative and conniving and almost Falstaffian" as the ambitious Finch, a character who is light-years away from the idealistic and heroic Harry Potter.

"Everything Finch does is morally reprehensible," he says. "But you kind of back him. How to Succeed in Business is about somebody who never lets his morals get in the way of his ambition."

 

 

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