Watch: Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter Audition

Despite a now varied film career, Daniel Radcliffe will always be known for Harry Potter. He’ll never escape it, but then neither would he want to. Radcliffe still talks very fondly of his time playing the boy wizard, and his fellow stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are also very open about what a fantastic start it gave them and how much they enjoyed making the movies.

However, rumor has it that Radcliffe was rather embarrassed recently, when some tapes of his Harry Potter auditions surfaced online. In the two clips, Radcliffe can be seen screentesting with Watson and Grint as well as by himself. Both clips are adorable, and serve as a stark reminder of how far these three have come since. They really are just kids here, but even so, their talent is evident.

It’s great to watch Radcliffe getting to grips with Harry’s glasses; something he most definitely got used to over time. Something else that’s great to watch is the burgeoning friendship between the trio; the first take at their library scene from “The Sorcerer’s Stone” is sweet, but the second take much better, and full of shared looks and intonations that come as actors get more used to working with one another.

Of course, as the films themselves show, though they grew up, these three nailed their characters very well indeed, and provided us with a whole franchise of films to love and enjoy for many years to come.

Leave a Reply
‘Call Me By Your Name’ Star Timothée Chalamet: “What scares me is being boring”
"At a certain point I was able to come to grips with the idea to just 'be.'" - Timothée Chalamet
‘Phantom Thread’ Star Lesley Manville: “It’s so easy to make someone bad look good on film. In theatre, there’s no hiding place”
"Filming is different. You’re getting a moment right. You can go in and create something very good, very quickly. That’s a different challenge to having five, six weeks to rehearse a play.” - Lesley Manville
Chadwick Boseman on ‘Black Panther’ and How He Refocused His Career
"As soon as I came to L.A., things immediately shifted for me." - Chadwick Boseman
Bernadette Peters on Returning to Broadway and Why She is Still Trying to Improve Her Craft
"You have to do your best to fulfill the role, not fulfill yourself" - Bernadette Peters
Ellen Pompeo: “Acting, to me, is boring”
"Anybody can be good on a show season one and two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that's a f*ckin' skill." - Ellen Pompeo