Harry Potter star teaches fans 'How to be Daniel Radcliffe' in spoof video
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Want to be more like Daniel Radcliffe? The actor has made a handy “How-to” guide in which he shares tips on staying grounded, dealing with anger and how to get Maggie Smith on speed-dial.
The tongue-in-cheek video is a lo-fi foray into comedy for the global superstar and is one of the first films to appear on Bad Teeth, a new collaboration between Hat Trick, producers of Episodes, Father Ted and countless other television comedies, and YouTube.
Each week, Hat Trick will produce and upload four new videos – including topical sketches, animations, behind-the-scenes features and archive clips - to the online comedy channel, which launched last month. “It’s quick, cheap and a good way to introduce talent to an international audience”, says producer John Pocock. “The model for comedy online here is that you put stuff up and about two people watch it. We want everyone to see everything we make.”
To that end, they have recruited Radcliffe, who made his skit in an hour’s break from filming (Hat Trick’s) Have I Got News For You last year, and Damian Lewis who pops up in a sketch about a stuntman as well as internet favourites like Cassetteboy to provide exclusive content. Given Hat Trick’s distinguished stable of talent, more big names and guest curators are expected to appear as the channel finds its feet.
Also in Alice Jones' Arts Diary:
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Christmas Day TV guide 2014: What to watch from Strictly Come Dancing to the story of Frozen
Best underrated Christmas movies: From Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
The Interview is finally released after Sony hack and terror threats – but reviews of North Korea satire are mixed
Christmas TV guide 2014: The best shows to watch from Doctor Who to Downton Abbey
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food