Daily Archives: May 19, 2012
While I’m no actor (though I did play a brilliant Puck in an arts camp production of A Midsummers Night Dream when I was seven years old), I would imagine that the biggest fear for an actor is the idea of getting typecast. For instance, it was that fear that stopped Josh Hartnett from signing a multi-picture deal to star as Superman a little less than a decade ago. If you’re reading this and asking who is Josh Hartnett, we’re probably in agreement that it wasn’t the smartest move.
Then there’s the case of Daniel Radcliffe, known to us all as Harry Potter. Through eight films we watched Radcliffe grow into manhood, but how easy would it be for fans of the Boy Who Lived to see him as anybody else than Harry? How easy would it be for the actor to get cast in roles that wouldn’t simply try and mirror his most famous character?
With The Woman In Black, Daniel Radcliffe plays a part far removed from the wizarding world, and pulls it off fantastically well.