Daniel Radcliffe is apparently having some difficulties mastering an accent for his latest role. The Harry Potter star is currently starring in Martin McDonagh’s play “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and the Irish accent required for the role is apparently a little lame.
As reported by Irish Central, “Radcliffe, whose father is from Northern Ireland, said, ‘Learning an accent is an on-going thing. I’m pleased with it to be honest and most of the cast, many of whom are Irish, seem pretty happy with it. So it’s definitely going to get better and better the more I do it.’”
Daniel’s accent may be a work in progress, but at least he’s finding humor in the accent of the Emerald Isle, “It’s a fun accent to talk in and the stuff that wouldn’t necessarily be funny in an English accent for some reason is just funnier in an Irish accent.”
With “Equus” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” under his belt, his third major theatrical appearance in The Cripple is proving another success for the star. The Huffington Post reported, “Daniel Radcliffe has won magical reviews for his latest stage role as a disabled Irish dreamer in Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan.”
While Daniel enjoys more success on stage this summer, we can only hope he continues that same success on screen with this fall’s Kill Your Darlings alongside Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kyra Sedgwick.
Oh, and Daniel, luck maith (good luck)!