Harry Potter and the Scary Gary Oldman Method Acting Lesson

by | July 10, 2007 | Comments

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" promises to be the darkest of all the Potter films so far. With Harry tormented by dreams of Voldemort and leading a rebellion against Hogwarts teachers, he is truly a tortured soul. To bring out some of the most intense moments, costar Gary Oldman went method on teenage Daniel Radcliffe.

"There was the one bizarre bit," said Radcliffe. "He said, ‘Dan, in this next one, do you mind if I do something a little more physical.’ And I was thinking, ‘Maybe he’s going to give me a hug’ or something like that. And he grabbed me and shook me violently for 30 seconds while screaming at me. And then he sort of backed away slowly and you suddenly regress and I just started to cry. It was this really weird thing but he obviously knew it would work. I don’t know if he’s done it to people in the past but certainly it worked then."

For the dream sequences, director Yates had to hold Radcliffe back. "I was doing a lot of that sort of movie type of ‘Ah!’ Sort of waking up. And David just says, ‘Dan, no one does that. Just open your eyes.’ [He was] absolutely right. You do see it in films a lot of the time when people are lying straight down in bed and they suddenly sit bolt upright. If you try and do that, it’s incredibly difficult to do, let alone when you’re half asleep."

"Order of the Phoenix" opens tomorrow, kids! Keep an eye on that 75 percent Tomatometer…

Tag Cloud

TV venice cinemax halloween tv Interview OWN worst Opinion docudrama ratings pirates of the caribbean Premiere Dates Lionsgate die hard Tubi Ghostbusters rotten movies we love Comedy Central Alien dogs Esquire joker spain PaleyFest Video Games Mystery zombies elevated horror deadpool stoner Vudu TCM game of thrones independent BAFTA crime thriller TCA 2017 Star Trek CNN TruTV Television Critics Association Logo scorecard CBS Disney Reality Competition Valentine's Day YouTube Premium Amazon Oscars nature serial killer Thanksgiving IFC Films richard e. Grant Disney Channel SDCC SundanceTV Disney streaming service football USA Crackle Dark Horse Comics Red Carpet WarnerMedia italian ABC biography twilight Discovery Channel ghosts Women's History Month zero dark thirty Polls and Games TCA Awards YouTube jamie lee curtis natural history Ellie Kemper true crime Binge Guide Reality Nominations zombie Trailer Shudder Election Pixar french History Biopics Paramount Travel Channel boxing spanish Spike documentaries video President what to watch PBS OneApp diversity IFC Holiday DGA Classic Film Trophy Talk canceled strong female leads Epix obituary Western rotten Writers Guild of America 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards The Walking Dead Horror unscripted American Society of Cinematographers Star Wars kids psycho Hear Us Out crime drama Family Winners San Diego Comic-Con japanese spanish language Awards Tour Sneak Peek Baby Yoda BET Awards black latino Rock Netflix Christmas movies 2015 Mary poppins canceled TV shows Emmys crossover BBC America quibi ViacomCBS Cartoon Network Comics on TV Marathons MCU james bond Mudbound LGBT hist Acorn TV nfl Amazon Studios all-time streaming hispanic 2016 news Pop TV First Reviews Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Comic Book justice league Drama Fall TV Mindy Kaling comiccon HBO Go scary movies cancelled Character Guide spider-man 99% DC Universe finale comedies The Purge Martial Arts Turner police drama Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Film Festival cancelled TV shows name the review Avengers supernatural golden globes DC Comics Music El Rey reboot Apple TV Plus parents Spring TV binge National Geographic versus stand-up comedy Summer Extras cults Film social media The Academy Watching Series 20th Century Fox batman a nightmare on elm street BET Arrowverse green book directors movies satire archives Nickelodeon ABC Family mission: impossible breaking bad anime series children's TV Apple TV+ Kids & Family Pet Sematary universal monsters dceu video on demand AMC Awards Pride Month Country Cannes Britbox sequel NYCC documentary disaster thriller TIFF CBS All Access sag awards Paramount Network cooking Disney Plus harry potter screenings Mary Poppins Returns transformers TV Land DirecTV rt archives Walt Disney Pictures cars free movies Emmy Nominations FX Sundance reviews TV One blaxploitation Fantasy Hallmark Christmas movies Holidays 2017 Christmas RT21 australia X-Men superhero 21st Century Fox Mary Tyler Moore First Look Grammys Calendar criterion Black History Month aliens indie Apple Nat Geo hollywood casting Podcast Marvel stop motion doctor who festivals halloween Trivia tv talk BBC ITV films Sundance Now rom-coms TLC Showtime dramedy romantic comedy Pirates psychological thriller 24 frames dark HBO Max comic animated medical drama screen actors guild television based on movie SXSW chucky Musicals Animation war foreign GoT Ovation Song of Ice and Fire 45 Television Academy RT History cartoon GIFs award winner YA sequels FX on Hulu jurassic park cancelled television 2018 New York Comic Con 2020 politics child's play technology TBS movie dragons Tumblr 4/20 WGN The Walt Disney Company classics Year in Review discovery witnail miniseries asian-american FOX fast and furious TCA 007 Amazon Prime sports CW Seed historical drama Pop festival comic books Winter TV Tarantino Masterpiece Fox News Marvel Studios Rocky best CMT Freeform FXX singing competition christmas movies golden globe awards slashers Tomatazos Comedy Columbia Pictures ID Funimation The Arrangement BBC One Paramount Plus travel Certified Fresh Crunchyroll science fiction Toys anthology GLAAD 72 Emmy Awards HBO The Witch Spectrum Originals Super Bowl Brie Larson toy story See It Skip It 71st Emmy Awards A&E teaser YouTube Red fresh book blockbuster Disney+ Disney Plus MTV APB sitcom renewed TV shows Quiz Lifetime PlayStation Best and Worst ESPN cats concert toronto mockumentary cops Marvel Television Sony Pictures Teen vampires E! VICE Stephen King Countdown Box Office Starz adventure Sci-Fi remakes nbcuniversal TCA Winter 2020 period drama worst movies Universal boxoffice Schedule Netflix space Cosplay trailers Amazon Prime Video Black Mirror Infographic Set visit Musical dc spy thriller Elton John emmy awards Bravo NBC Turner Classic Movies Fox Searchlight LGBTQ The CW Superheroes Action critics Rocketman theme song composers facebook talk show political drama crime game show cancelled TV series south america Lifetime Christmas movies ABC Signature Lucasfilm Chernobyl DC streaming service Hallmark Captain marvel mutant TV renewals women Academy Awards Creative Arts Emmys werewolf indiana jones VOD laika romance A24 comics Warner Bros. franchise Photos Adult Swim TNT spinoff Food Network Heroines Sundance TV Rom-Com revenge USA Network 2019 robots Hulu Syfy adaptation Anna Paquin Superheroe E3 Peacock VH1 Shondaland MSNBC Endgame