VIDEO: 'INISHMAAN's Daniel Radcliffe Reveals 'Irish Accent Took Some Practice'
Daniel Radcliffe stopped by this morning's TODAY to chat about his return to Broadway for the third time in the 'The Cripple of Inishmaan.' The British actor, who speaks with an Irish accent in the dark comedy, admits that learning the intonation took some practice but assured Today host Savannah Guthrie that the play will "make you laugh from your belly!"
Watch the appearance in full below!
The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award winnerMichael Grandage, will open on Broadway during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12.
The production marks the Broadway premiere for Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh's heralded play, and the first Broadway transfer from Michael Grandage Company, a London based Production Company set up by director Michael Grandage and producer James Bierman (both formerly of the Donmar) to produce work across all media. The Cripple of Inishmaan comes to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, where it was part of an award-winning season of five plays produced by Michael Grandage Company.
Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Daniel Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Martin McDonagh's comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances and confirms his position as one of the most original Irish voices to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century.