Daniel Radcliffe talks about Harry Potter without Dumbledore

Exclusive: The boy wizard on his mentor

Total Film recently sat down with Daniel Radcliffe to talk all things Harry Potter.

As the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 fast approaches, Radcliffe told us what it was like shooting the final installments without Michael Gambon (AKA Dumbledore).

When we asked if he missed Gambon’s presence, Radcliffe responded: “Yes – those scenes with the two of us [in The Half-Blood Prince] were the most fun scenes.

“We shot them all in a period of about two months right at the beginning of the film. We were working together almost every day and it was great.

“But it was tough because there’s so much information to get across, and those scenes go on for the whole book. We had it all condensed into two scenes, pretty much.

“But The Half-Blood Prince wasn’t my favourite installment overall…”

Why is that? “I just hated my performance,” Radcliffe told us.

“The film was good, but it’s a huge amount of exposition. I think it’s the most beautiful of all the chapters… but [it’s] basically about setting up number seven.

"I just wasn't very happy with number six in terms of my own performance."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released 15 July 2011.

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Did you miss Dumbledore’s presence in Deathly Hallows: Part 1? Agree with Radcliffe about Half-Blood Prince? Let us know!


    • Indianabones

      May 11th 2011, 18:14

      How much I admire Mr Gambon as an actor, such a bad choice for Dumbledore! the only miscast person in this enitire series.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      May 12th 2011, 3:11

      I thought Gambon was an excellent Dumbledore, Poor Richard Harris, God bless him, looked like he'd snap in two if he moved too fast

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    • Nashnash

      May 22nd 2011, 16:42

      I'd say that Daniel Radcliffe was a pretty glaring miscast considering he can't act.

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