Radcliffe Promotes Drama

by | 07 November 2007

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has urged his fans to watch his new ITV first world war drama My Boy Jack.

ITV are expecting a raft of complaints from distressed viewers following the broadcast of the Sunday night show, in which Radcliffe plays the ill-fated son of author Rudyard Kipling, who went missing in action in northern France.

But Radcliffe - whose move to Broadway for the New York run of his hit play Equus was confirmed yesterday - believes the £10 million programme carries a valuable Remembrance message for viewers.

"I just hope that they're moved and that it sticks with them," he said, "because I think the most dangerous thing you can do is - I think the thought of forgetting all the people that fought is terrible."

The 18-year-old added: "It's quite upsetting because you know, one day it will happen to all of us and so I just feel that we just need to make the effort to remember them and realise how lucky we are to not ever have to endure those conditions again."

"It is hard not to feel the parallels with what is happening now in Iraq and Afghanistan," the young actor continued.

"Parents outliving their children is the greatest tragedy imaginable."

Lieutenant John 'Jack' Kipling was posted to France on his 18th birthday and reported missing in action during his first action at Loos, in September 1915.

07/11/2007 11:35:09


Tags: Harry Potter - Daniel Radcliffe - Equus


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