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The Cripple of Inishmaan: how magic is Daniel Radcliffe’s performance?

Posted at 3:00 pm, June 19, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
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Last time the boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe hit the London stage, in 2007, he traded his wizard’s wand for, er, a horse-blinder’s spike as he played a troubled, occasionally stark naked teenager called Alan in Peter Schaffer’s ‘Equus’. Now he’s back, and more determined than ever to shed his Harry Potter image by playing the role of Cripple Billy, a young disabled man living in a shithole Irish village in a black comedy from Martin ‘In Bruges’ McDonagh.

But how does the square-jawed Hollywood star fare amongst an all-Irish cast? Read our review of The Cripple of Inishmaan now.

Watch an interview with director Michael Grandage below:

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