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Dan Radcliffe talks role models & Harry Potter in LA Times
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Written by Red   
Saturday, 04 July 2009 19:09

The LA Times' Hero Complex section has released their interview with Daniel Radcliffe, who spoke from the Leavesden set about his influences and role models in acting, and how much he and Harry truly have in common.

On the advice Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) gave him on acting, and the respect he has for co-stars Gary Oldman (Sirius) and Imelda Staunton (Umbridge), Dan said:

Griffiths also once advised Radcliffe to never let the camera catch him when he wasn’t thinking because the void would be read in his eyes; the veteran prefaced that counsel by saying it was told to him by Lee Marvin, who heard it from Spencer Tracy.

“Just think,” Radcliffe said, “how many young people get access to that sort of advice and that sort of history?”

But it’s Gary Oldman and Imelda Staunton who have left the biggest impression on Radcliffe. “To me those are the two that are just in the firmament,” Radcliffe said as he relaxed between takes. “All of them, everyone, has been brilliant, but those are the two that mean something special to me.”