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National Doodle Day, a fundraising event which supports the work of Epilepsy Action, is auctioning several doodles from Harry Potter actors to raise money for the charity. Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood), Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody), John Hurt (Ollivander), Adrian Rawlins (James Potter), Fiona Shaw (Mrs. Dursley), Mark Williams (Mr. Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), and composer Patrick Doyle ("Goblet of Fire" soundtrack) have each donated a doodle and you can see their doodles here.
National Doodle Day, which is supported by Dodo Pad, publishers of the original family ‘doodle’ diary, is now in its tenth year. It aims to get as many people doodling as possible to help support the 600,000 people across the UK with epilepsy. The celebrity doodle eBay auction will begin on National Doodle Day (8 February) and will run for ten days until Sunday 17 February.
Over 1,000 celebrities have taken part in National Doodle Day since it began and members of the public can join them by doing their own doodle. This year, Epilepsy Action is inviting budding artists to ‘do a doodle, donate a pound’ with the chance of a prize for anyone taking part. Prizes for the best doodles will be awarded in three categories – seven years and under, 8-16 years and 17 years and over. The winning doodlers will receive up to £150 worth of arts and crafts vouchers and a 3D stuffed figure, custom-made to look exactly like their doodle courtesy of Lucy Moose. There is an additional competition for schools and colleges.
To find out more about National Doodle Day go here.
The Pottermore Insider has updated the site with a hint for things to come on Pottermore. They posted a picture of tea leaves, asking readers to make predictions based on what they see in the cups. Is this a simple test of your skills at Divination? Or a hint that "Prisoner of Azkaban" will be arriving soon on Pottermore? Or is it both?
We want to hear your predictions and what you think they mean for your future. Share them with us on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll retweet our favourite predictions throughout the week and share a selection here on the Insider too.
Those at the Pottermore team have so far seen and predicted the following:
'I think it looks like a camel. I think that means I'm going to go on holiday somewhere sandy. And ride a camel.'
'A dog's head – Puppy for Christmas!'
'It looks like an egg yolk in the bottom of a cup. No comment.'
'It's a four-legged chicken. Maybe I'm seeing my Sunday roast dinner...'
Just as with during the Halloween season, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour will be adding a bit of holiday flare to the immersive sets and props they showcase from the Harry Potter films:
For the first time, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will undergo a seasonal makeover using the actual decorations and food props seen in the most successful film series of all time. Visitors will see firsthand how the vast Christmas feasts were created and how sets were transformed for festive scenes.
Eight Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, adorned with authentic decorations as they first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™. In the film, these decorations are levitated onto the trees by Professor Flitwick, played by Warwick Davis. The long dining tables will be dressed as they were for the seasonal feasts with turkey, hams, fruit, vegetables, plum puddings and snow cakes. The food featured in the feasts throughout the early films was real; however, the Set Decoration Department later used artificial food created from powder and resin.
The Gryffindor common room, boys’ dormitory and Weasley kitchen will also undergo a seasonal transformation and visitors will see the hand-knitted jumpers that Molly Weasley gave Ron and Harry for Christmas in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone™. Other costumes on display include Harry’s first Christmas present at Hogwarts – his Invisibility Cloak – and the dress Luna Lovegood wore to the Slug Club Christmas party in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince™. It took over two months to make the four versions of the dress needed for filming which were adorned with 50 metres of real tinsel and 1000 individual crystals. Evanna Lynch, who played Luna, created the jewellery she wore with the costume and many of the other accessories she wore while filming.
Visitors will also discover secrets behind the footprints in the snow, which were filmed for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ and appear when Harry sneaks into Hogsmeade under his Invisibility Cloak.
The Studio Tour will showcase its Christmas additions over the festive period, beginning Saturday 1st December and ending Sunday 6th January.
The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling's latest novel, will be made into a miniseries for the BBC, it's been reported today. BBC One and BBC Drama have entered an exclusive adaptation deal; it wil be produced by an independent production company produced by J.K. Rowling's agent, Neil Blair (on behalf of his agency, The Blair Partnership) and Rick Senat.
JKR will "collaborate closely" with the project. The number and length of episodes has not yet been decided. It is expected to air in 2014.
JKR said of the adaptation:
"I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the prefect home."
This month our contest is challenging you to share your favorite Wizarding Holiday story. To enter the contest write a 750 word (or less) story that answers this question: what holiday stories and beloved characters do wizard children grow up loving and asking to hear over and over again?
Because of the holiday season the deadline is a bit tighter this month and all entries must be received by no later than midnight on December 21st.
The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand (design changes each month) donated by Wizard Wood Wands, as well as 200 MyLeaky points. Second, third, and honorable mention(s) will receive 150, 100, and 50 MyLeaky points respectively.
For more information on this contest, as well as a further explanation of the rules, please go here.
The Guardian has posted an essay by J. K. Rowling regarding UK Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to reject the Leveson proposal to regulate the news media. Rowling and other victims of the press participated in the Leveson Inquiry in 2011 to assess the ethics of the British press, following a phone hacking scandal. You can read Rowling's response here or below.
I am alarmed and dismayed that the prime minister appears to be backing away from assurances he made at the outset of the Leveson inquiry.
I thought long and hard about the possible consequences to my family of giving evidence and finally decided to do so because I have made every possible attempt to protect my children's privacy under the present system – and failed. If I, who can afford the very best lawyers, cannot guarantee the privacy of those dearest to me, what hope did the Dowlers, the McCanns and the Watsons ever have of protecting their own children and their own good names? Those who have suffered the worst, most painful and least justifiable kinds of mistreatment at the hands of the press, people who have become newsworthy because of the press's own errors or through unspeakable private tragedy, are those least likely to be able to defend themselves or to seek proper redress.
My understanding is that Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations would give everybody, whatever their degree of celebrity or their bank balance, a quick, cheap and effective way of holding the press to account. They would also protect the press against frivolous complaints and reduce costly lawsuits. At the moment, only those of us who can afford the immensely expensive, time-consuming and stressful services of the legal system are able to take a stand against serious invasions of privacy, and even this offers little or no protection against the unjustified, insidious and often covert practices highlighted by the Leveson inquiry.
Without statutory underpinning Leveson's recommendations will not work: we will be left with yet another voluntary system from which the press can walk away. If the prime minister did not wish to change the regulatory system, even to the moderate, balanced and proportionate extent proposed by Lord Justice Leveson, I am at a loss to understand why so much public money has been spent and why so many people have been asked to relive extremely painful episodes on the stand in front of millions. Having taken David Cameron's assurances in good faith at the outset of the inquiry he set up, I am merely one among many who feel duped and angry in its wake.
I hope that those who share similar concerns will speak up now and sign the Hacked Off petition. Cameron said that he would implement sensible recommendations: it is time for him to honour that commitment and join the other political leaders by supporting the Leveson recommendations in their entirety."
The Guardian has a new interview up with Daniel Radcliffe, where he talks a bit about his upcoming series, "A Young Doctor's Notebook." Radcliffe discussed the amount of gore that will be present in the series:
Acted with a degree of slapstick and gore, the adaptation includes a tooth extraction from hell, an eruption of pus like a water cannon from an infected eye, and that horrific leg amputation, with a blunt saw.
Radcliffe admitted: "The amputation was rough, you see me hacking away." He added: "I am an obsessive Bulgakov fan, since I read the book when I was 18. It is so compelling and exciting. This is his first book, and he can't help his own crazed imagination coming through. At the first meeting Jon and I had, I said, yes, let's do it."
As for the gore, Radcliffe said: "That had to stay. It is pretty graphic in the book, and you can't do justice to it without that. By episode four we were running out of blood."
Radcliffe also talked about his interaction with Jon Hamm's character:
The conceit of the comedy is that Radcliffe plays the young doctor, while Hamm, 41, is his older self, who tutors him and plays to his deepest insecurities. Hamm's version "voices all the neuroses of the young doctor, he becomes the voice in his head", explained Radcliffe.
Radcliffe's character is straight out of a top Moscow medical school and assigned to a remote hospital, where he is the only doctor for miles. He is often on the edge of panic, inexperienced in the realities of medicine.
"He has learned his medicine in books; he is confronted with the reality," said Radcliffe. Or, as his character observes by episode two, being a doctor is a mix of "butcher and seamstress".
Hamm dispenses sardonic advice, for example, on how hard it is to amputate a crushed leg, but also starts to display the drug addiction that undermined the real life career of Bulgakov. The writer became addicted to morphine to dull the pain of a wound sustained around 1917.
You can read the rest of the article here. "A Young Doctor's Notebook" will premiere on Sky on December 6th.
The New York Times has a very interesting interview up with J. K. Rowling where she answers a lot of book related questions. She names her favorite literary heroine (Jo March from Little Women) as well as what literary character she would most like the be (Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice). Rowling also discusses what writers she would like to meet and what books she would take with her to a desert island:
If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you want to know?
I took this question so seriously I lost hours to it. I went through all of my favorite writers, discarding them for various reasons: P. G. Wodehouse, for instance, was so shy that it might be a very awkward meeting. Judging by his letters, his main interests were Pekingese dogs and writing methodology. As I don’t own a Peke I’ve got a feeling we’d just discuss laptops rather than exploring the secrets of his genius.
I finally narrowed the field to two: Colette and Dickens. If Colette were prepared to talk freely, it would be the meeting of a lifetime because she led such an incredible life (her biography, “Secrets of the Flesh,” by Judith Thurman, is one of my all-time favorites). By the narrowest of margins, though, I think I’d meet Dickens. What would I want to know? Everything.
If you could bring only three books to a desert island, which would you pack?
Collected works of Shakespeare (not cheating — I’ve got a single volume of them); collected works of P. G. Wodehouse (two volumes, but I’m sure I could find one); collected works of Colette.
Rowling also discusses what book she would most compare The Casual Vacancy to:
So many children’s books today try to compare themselves to Harry Potter. If your new book, “The Casual Vacancy,” were to be compared to another book, author or series in your dream book review, what would it be?
“The Casual Vacancy” consciously harked back to the 19th-century traditions of Trollope, Dickens and Gaskell; an analysis of a small, literally parochial society. Any review that made reference to any of those writers would delight me.
Rowling answers quite a few more questions about her reading habits, including the most recent book she's enjoyed reading, so you can read and enjoy the rest of the article here.
The Ultimate Editions for "Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2" will be available for purchase on November 13th. The two movies will be sold in a single package. You can buy this Ultimate Edition now at Target, but it is available in store only.
During a speech at the Frankfurt Book Festival, Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne revealed that the final chapters of "Chamber of Secrets" will open on Pottermore sometime this month. You can see slides from his presentation, where he discusses further aspects of Pottermore, here or below. Furthermore, Redmayne has discussed how Pottermore aims to expand the world of Harry Potter:
“When she was writing the books, [J.K.] created an immense imaginable world and the books are really narrow passageway through that world,” said Redmayne. Pottermore expands on what readers already know from the books with more details about the characters (How did the Weasleys meet? What historical event were the Malfoys involved in?), interactive games (see where the Sorting Hat places you), and details for each book. As new items are launched, there are spikes in traffic. Currently, they are building more interactive opportunities on the site to maintain that traffic between content releases.
The Pottermore Insider also made an announcement reminding everyone that tomorrow Scholastic will be hosting a live web chat with J. K. Rowling:
Tomorrow, Thursday the 11th October, from 5:00pm BST (12:00pm ET/ 9:00 am PT), J.K. Rowling will be answering questions about Harry Potter (including Pottermore) from children around the world in a live webcast.
You can view the webcast on the Scholastic website (for the US version of the site) or on the Bloomsbury website (for the UK version of the site) and watch it live, as it happens.
In the webcast, J.K. Rowling will also be answering a Pottermore-related question that you, our Pottermore fans, voted for at the start of September - 'Which Pottermore house are you in?'.
Find out what J.K. Rowling has to say about her house and more.
We're pleased to announce the winners of our September contest, which was to write an entry as a King's Cross station guard. First place went to Winnie Weasley! Second place went to ZonkoLtd, third place to KATANDCON, and our honorable mentions are Chris B. and H. T. You can see all our winning entries here. Congratulations everyone!
The newest Harry Potter related video game, Harry Potter for Kinect, is now available for purchase! Earlier this summer a contest was held inviting all musically inclined Harry Potter fans to submit their own track for the Harry Potter for Kinect trailer. Sam Dillard of Texas was chosen as the winner and you can hear Sam's music in the trailer below.
The game is priced at $49.99 and more information on Harry Potter for Kinect is as follows:
Today, Harry Potter for Kinect is now available exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360®. For the first time, using the facial scanning feature made possible by Kinect, players will not only be able to play as their favorite characters from the series, they will also be able to create a wizard or witch in their likeness that puts them right in the game. And with controller-free and voice recognition capabilities, they will be able to cast spells, interact with professors and students, play Quidditch™, and more! The game has been rated E10+ (suitable for ages 10 and older).
After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts™ with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter™ films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor™ common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider.
Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.
This morning began bright and early for Daniel Radcliffe — ironic, considering he’s tackling his darkest role yet. In Horns, Radcliffe’s character Ignatius “Ig” Perrish is a less-than-angelic young man who wakes up to find the titular appendages growing from his forehead. “It’s a very, very different type of part than anything I’ve done before,” teases Radcliffe. Today marked the first time the actor settled into a Vancouver makeup chair for several hours of prosthetics application...
Radcliffe describes his new role as “deeply emotional and also incredibly outrageous in some ways.” How outrageous? Well, let’s just say the 11-year-old Daniel Radcliffe we met in Harry Potter is nowhere to be found. In his place, we have Ig, who is accused of the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend before waking up and to find horns that come with a wildly tempting power trip — he can induce people to tell the truth or compel them to give into their ugliest inner urges. Says Radcliffe, “To play somebody who, in the midst of a time in his life of great turmoil anyway, undergoes this horrific transformation into a devil character — it was very, very exciting.”
Our contest for the month of October is inspired by approaching chill in the air that can only mean a frightful Halloween is approaching. We’d like to take a closer look at some character fears and their origins. Your task is to exercise your reporter skills by interviewing any character from the Harry Potter Series, past or present, and find out what they fear, and learn the story behind how that fear began.
For example, we all know that Ron fears spiders because his devilish twin brothers Fred and George once transformed his teddy bear into one. But what, pray tell, does McGonagall fear, or perhaps even little Professor Flitwick, and surely the likes of Bellatrix Lestrange are not beyond such primal weaknesses.
Once you’ve learned the truth please pass the story along to us in 500 words or less. Your submission must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm (EDT) on October 31st, with "Fear" in the subject line of the e-mail. Please copy-paste your Entry into the body of the e-mail and include a name to be used for authorship. You may use your real name or your Leaky Lounge name. You can find out more information here.
The first place winner will receive a handcrafted wand (design changes each month) donated by Wizard Wood Wands, as well as 200 MyLeaky points. Second, third, and honorable mention(s) will receive 150, 100, and 50 MyLeaky points respectively.
The Independent has a new interview up with Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis, where they both discuss their memories of meeting each other on the set of Harry Potter as well as other memories associated with their time of filming the series.
Lewis recalls meeting Grint:
Dan [Radcliffe], Rupert and Emma [Watson] were already splashed over the newspapers by the time I came to my first Harry Potter [script] readthrough, when I was about 11. It was daunting at that age, like having your first day at school.
He was quite an enigma, as he didn't talk much about himself – he still doesn't – but he liked to have fun. In our spare time we hung out a lot in his room, where he had a pool table and a dartboard with a picture of Saddam Hussein stuck on. Then we'd spend hours exchanging endless obscure Alan Partridge quotes.
Grint recalls meeting Lewis:
When we started filming the Potter films, we had all left school and were with one another for long periods of time. Friendships tend to emerge in that environment in an intense way.
Matt had done a few things before, such as Heartbeat, so he was already a star. When he was younger he was like a little Peter Kay, with a real Yorkshire sense of humour. He'd eat chocolate mousse and purposefully get it all over his face to make me laugh – and then I couldn't finish a scene.
Going to a WWF [wrestling] match up in Newcastle was one of our first bonding sessions – afterwards we went to McDonald's with Dan [Radcliffe] and went crazy with fries, sticking them in our ears. I'm not sure me, Matt and Dan could go there together like that now.
Emma Watson is featured on the cover of Nylon magazine's October issue along with fellow "Perks of Being a Wallflower" co-stars Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman. She participated in both a photoshoot and interview with Nylon. Images from the photoshoot can be found here, while excerpts from the interview can be seen below:
Emma Watson on taking on a cult classic:
"Whatever people might think about it, whatever criticisms they have, all three of us were so vulnerable--all three of us really gave it everything we could and everything we had, and all three of us went into the movie terrified and very much aware of what this book means to people. "
Emma Watson on growing up in the spotlight:
"I've done my life backwards; it's really bizarre[…] Most of my friends are just about to start working, and I've had a job for the past 10 years. It's strange, because most people spend that decade figuring themselves out and figuring out what they like and what they don't like--just making mistakes in the privacy of their own teenage bedrooms. And I am kind of doing everything in a different way, so sometimes it's a bit isolating."
Emma Watson on becoming a multi-hyphenate:
"I think the line between what being an actor is and what being a celebrity is has gotten so fuzzy that people don't even know what we do anymore. Models are actresses and actresses are models and actresses are designing sofas and it's crazy. I don't know if it will change, but I'm going to try to do this the right way."
With just a day between us and the publication of The Casual Vacancy, USA Today has published another interview with J. K. Rowling about her very soon to be released novel. In the interview, a few plot details from The Casual Vacancy are discussed so please be wary of spoilers. In the interview Rowling talks a little bit about Harry Potter, in particular she talks about the strangeness of seeing a massive Voldemort at the Olympics:
One of her public appearances this year included her participation in the tribute to children's literature during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London. While watching a rehearsal, she recalled that "when that section arrived and the huge Voldemort grew up out of the middle of the stage, I had one of these moments that I have every so often when my entire body goes cold and I think, 'How the hell did this happen?' And I'm staring at this 18-meter high Voldemort or whatever he was and I was thinking, 'That was once an idea in my head that no one knew about.' It was a few scribbled lines on the back of an envelope, and now it's represented on arguably the biggest stage in the world."
It was, she says, "the most humbling moment. I felt awed by it. Sometimes the Harry Potter stuff becomes white noise. It's part of the culture which is amazing, but every now and again you do have one of the those moments of 'Oh my God, how did this happen?' And that's definitely one of them."
Rowling also hints at what kind of book she might be publishing next:
Rowling won't set in stone when she'll next publish. "I don't want to commit. I was simultaneously devastated and liberated actually by finishing the Potter books. I truly was devastated -- 'My God, it's over. I will never again write Harry, Ron and Hermione,' but at the same time there was a massive sense of liberation so, selfishly, I don't wish to promise I will produce a book a year from here on in. I feel free now. Maybe that sense of freedom will mean I produce books more frequently. It could be. I just don't know."
And Potter fans will have to live with the fact that she's not writing anything for young adults. "No. Nothing nothing, nothing," she says emphatically, "and it would be challenging because of what I did with Harry. I have no plans to go there at the moment but never say never. If I had an amazing idea I probably would do it."
Very near completion, she says, is a book for children. The ideal reader would be 7 or 8. "I think the next thing I publish will be for children, but I don't really want to be held to that because I also know what my next book for adults will be and I really like that too so it depends. I've always had more than one thing going."
Finally, concerning The Casual Vacancy itself Rowling talks about the fact that it is a "very English book":
This is a very British novel, but Rowling isn't concerned about how it will be received outside the U.K. "I think there's a possibility that some people will not enjoy the book. It is a very English book, and it needs to be a very English book, because I'm talking very specifically about a society I know very well.
"I do think the themes in the book do translate across any national border because ultimately we're talking about our human responsibility, whether you think we should all be entirely self-reliant and people sink or swim, or you think we should be extending a helping hand and whether that should come from government and so on. And these are very contemporary themes in a lot of countries, particularly in the financial mess in which we find ourselves."
Warner Bros Home Video Brasil has released a new Harry Potter Wizard's Collection clip to our friends at Potterish, who were kind enough to share it with us. This clip takes a look at the filming of "Prisoner of Azkaban" and how Daniel Radcliffe started taking acting more seriously. It features both Radcliffe and director Alfonso Cuaron discussing Radcliffe's acting during the third film. You can watch the clip here or below.
The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection is currently available for purchase in both the US and the UK.
We now have a few videos from two of J. K. Rowling's new interviews about The Casual Vacancy, which will be published tomorrow! All the videos have spoilers to some degree, so please be aware of that.
The first interview is from the BBC and in it Rowling not only discusses the process of finding the right editor for The Casual Vacancy, but she talks about she might one day write a "director's cut" of the Harry Potter books, and how she isn't ruling out the possibility of another Harry Potter related book. You can watch that interview here or below. For those who don't wish to watch the interview this Entertainment Weekly article deals exclusively with the Harry Potter related information.
We also have two videos from Rowling's interview with ABC. In the first video Rowling discusses the "dark center" to The Casual Vacancy, while in the second video Rowling talks about Fifty Shades of Grey (which has outstripped Harry Potter's record as the fastest selling paperback of all time) and how she hasn't and probably won't read it. You can watch the first part here, the second part here, or both below.
Many thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip! The Casual Vacancy will be released tomorrow! And if you've already received and started reading your copy please be courteous in the comments and keep them spoiler free for now, thank you!
We have quite a few video interviews with J. K. Rowling today. We have a few more clips from Rowling's interview with ABC which can be seen here and here or below. We also have an interview from Australia's ABC1 where Rowling discusses the impact her mother's death had on her and you can watch that here or below.
We also have a nearly half hour video special called "Writing for Grown-Ups: A Culture Show Special." In it Rowling reads several excerpts from The Casual Vacancy and strong language is used so please be aware of that. You can watch this video here or below.
The Hollywood Reporter has a new interview with Dan Radcliffe in which he discusses his upcoming four part series, "A Young Doctor's Notebook." Most notably, Radcliffe discusses his co-star, Jon Hamm, who will be playing the older version of Radcliffe's character:
"He's one of the best," Radcliffe said about working with Hamm. "He is really funny and incredibly personable. The thing I haven't heard people say is he is also one of the best technical actors." For example, Hamm at one point suggested a camera set-up that would save the production team time since A Young Doctor’s Notebook had to be shot in 20 days in Middlesex, England.
And, Radcliffe recalled, it took Hamm only 30 seconds to coreograph an on-screen fight between the two stars.
Asked about a scene, in which the two stars share a bath, Radcliffe said: "It was great, because you know you are the envy of every woman ever." But he said he had thought the bath scene would be fun, because everyone likes baths. "But you forget water gets cold," he quipped.
Hamm asked Radcliffe to record all his lines once, so the American actor could get a better feel for the British accent. "I don't know if my tapes helped, but he was pretty flawless," Radcliffe said.
Radcliffe was also asked if he had read The Casual Vacancy:
Asked if he had read the Rowling novel that hit book stores this week, Radcliffe said: "I have not, and I plan to."
You can read the rest of the article here. "A Young Doctor's Notebook" will premiere on BSkyB's Sky Arts 1 on December 6th.