A Brit a Day [#896]

Alan Rickman has graciously stepped into the wings this morning to make way for a nostalgic photo of his HP cast mates, Emma Watson and Dan Radcliffe.  Emma is seen here in ‘The Goblet of Fire’ failing miserably at becoming a wallflower.

A Brit a Day [#651]

This is for Tuesday [yesterday, oops].

Dan and company would have made a great cast for a “Sammy Spade: Junior Detective” kids’ series.  Here they are on the set of the first episode, “The Malted-milk Falcons.”

A Brit a Day [#644]

When winter scenes and Christmas cross paths with thoughts of Dan Radcliffe, my mind runs straight to images from HP & the Goblet of Fire.  It had that fabulous Yule Ball and the scene where Snape catches a couple in a subtly rocking carriage [or was that in the deleted scenes?]  And Dan had all that luscious, warm hair.

A Brit a Day [#623]

My friend Donna and I received a joint-custody gift from a friend who saw Dan Radcliffe in ‘How to Succeed…’ on Broadway–the original cast recording CD.  It’s my turn to have the CD, and I can’t wait to hear it.  I haven’t seen ‘How to Succeed…’ since high school, and it was a high school production.  Donna suggests the next musical outing for Dan should be a ‘Guys and Dolls’ revival with Rupert and Emma!

A Brit a Day [#500]

There can be no more fitting 500th tribute to the beautiful Brits than to choose a Harry Potter star for today’s Editor’s Choice. My daughter and I attended the 12:01 a.m. showing of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2’ late Thursday/early Friday. Having read all the books and seen all the films, the line between what is and is not a spoiler comment blurred a long time ago, so it will be a while before I feel comfortable saying more than “It was great!”

The most obvious choice for today would have been Professor Snape/Alan Rickman, since that particular combination of British actor and character is one of the most amazing things ever seen. Colloquially speaking, Rickman hits the quaffle out of the pitch on this one. But I have to stop there. If I go on too much about that, I’ll have nothing to write about tomorrow.
Equally amazing, then, is the transformation of the films’ leading lady from a little girl who was “still losing baby teeth” as she describes her 9-year-old self to a breathtaking young woman. The honor of #500 goes to the very talented and beautiful Emma Watson.