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Illusionist Paul Kieve Talks Dan
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Sunday, 08 February 2009 16:09

Paul Kieve, an illusionist who worked on Prisoner of Azkaban, spoke to The Argus about working on the film as well as giving Dan Radcliffe private lessons.



“We’d done all this filming with the Weasley twins (Ron’s older brothers) and Daniel Radcliffe came up to me at the end and said: ‘I can’t believe you’ve taught everybody else how to do magic apart from me’.”

“He had a classroom where we’d do an hour and a half here and there. It was quite funny, because the first thing he wanted to learn was [notorious confidence game] the three-card trick.”

“I taught him some stuff with cards and things like the linking rings, but I’d usually take along a book or some kind of story to give him some kind of sense of the history of it all – he really responded to it, and I even ended up giving him his first ever magic wand.”


“He doesn’t seem to be very different from when we were working on Prisoner Of Azkaban,” Paul says. “But he was never spoilt, which might be because his parents were already in the industry.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2009 16:35