There’s afterlife after Potter
is a very far cry from his energetic self.
‘‘The main challenge of playing a character like Arthur for me is that I’m quite an energetic kind of hyperactive sort of person, and Arthur is somebody who has had the zest for life and energy and youth drained from him,’’ he says.
‘‘So it was really about deadening my own natural energy and just portraying a man with nothing left . . . barely able to get through the day.’’
While there’s no violence in The Woman In Black, Radcliffe thinks the film is genuinely frightening.
‘‘There’s no gore or blood, and it’s not got that element to it, but I think what our director James Watkins has managed to do is keep the audience in a state of slight tension for the whole time,’’ Radcliffe says. ‘‘It is more about the psychological aspect.’’
Radcliffe’s next film project takes him to the US for the making of Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays a 19-year-old Allen Ginsberg.
Daniel Radcliffe in a scene from