Daniel Radcliffe continues to prove he’s in charge of his career by choosing projects he truly enjoys. A representative for Radcliffe confirmed to Variety Latino that he’s returning to London’s West End as part of a 50th anniversary celebratory production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard in 2017. The show, directed by David Leveaux, will open on March 7 at The Old Vic half a century after its premiere on the same stage.
A release from the legendary theater describes the show as follows:
“Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take center stage. Increasingly out of their depth, the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of this iconic drama. Stoppard’s brilliantly funny, existential labyrinth sees us witness the ultimate identity crisis, in a literary hall of mirrors.”
The former Harry Potter star was in the news this week after he told the Belfast Telegraph that he hasn’t spent the money he earned from starring in the big screen adaptations of the J.K. Rowling novels. Thanks to this interview, Radcliffe is now being referred to as “the boy who saved.”
“I don’t really do anything with my money,” he told the publication. “I’m very grateful for it because having money means you don’t have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom, career-wise … For all the people who’ve followed my career, I want to give them something to be interested in, rather than them just watch me make loads of money on crap films for the rest of my life.”