MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Dan Radcliffe Narrates Short Film for 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day

Radcliffe
Posted by: Edward
October 29, 2009, 09:41 PM

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe has lent his voice as narrator to a short film entitled The Legacy of Hope for the 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.  Our Order Partner DanRadcliffe.com reports that the film focuses on the survivors of the Holocaust during World War II and their stories.  This film can be viewed online via the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website right here.

In a press release, Mr. Radcliffe explains his involvement in the short film by saying:

"When I was approached to narrate this short film, The Legacy of Hope, I felt very privileged. I felt that in a very small way I was contributing to the remembrance of these tragic and horrendous events, whilst also commemorating all those people who refused to let the horrors they had lived through dictate the tone of the rest of their lives.
"The surest shield we have against future atrocities is our knowledge and our emotional understanding of what has happened in the past. The chance to help the vital work done by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust could not be turned down."
The press release goes on to quote Carly Whyborn, Chief Executive Officer of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, who says, "With this year's theme - The Legacy of Hope – it is entirely fitting that Daniel, who is so well known amongst younger audiences, has narrated our film, which will be shown at HMD events across the UK. Through the film, people will have the opportunity to listen to the memories of survivors like Ben, Lily and Iby and think about what action they can take after HMD which will have a positive impact on their community.”

The 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day will mark the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.  With their efforts the HMD Trust aims to offer "an opportunity to listen to the voices from the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, and to make the lessons of hope for a safer, inclusive society where the differences between us are respected a reality today and in the future."  For more information, please click here.

Thanks to our Order Partner, DanRadcliffe.com
Leaky's Harry Potter Twitter list is the most exhaustive collection of news and official Harry Potter information in the world. Be sure to follow it today!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Radcliffe News

56 Comments

Thistletopiary_thumb
738 Points

What a great young man Dan is. I look forward to watching this feature.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 29, 2009, 10:05 PM report to moderator
Thistletopiary_thumb
738 Points

What a great young man Dan is. I look forward to watching this feature.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 29, 2009, 10:06 PM report to moderator
Picture_1_thumb
2333 Points

<3 Dan so much.

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on October 29, 2009, 10:11 PM report to moderator
Wicca_thumb
3560 Points

That is so cool. I love listening to him speak.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on October 29, 2009, 11:08 PM report to moderator
Upclose_of_me_thumb
3271 Points

That’s wondeful that Dan is doing this! He is such a great guy!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on October 30, 2009, 12:43 AM report to moderator
Phelpstwins_thumb
879 Points

If he writes his own copy, he’s quite the linguist. Every time I see an interview with him he’s so eloquent that I’m always floored.

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on October 30, 2009, 01:27 AM report to moderator
98143829_thumb
1910 Points

Great.

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 30, 2009, 05:50 AM report to moderator
Raven_avatar_thumb
80426 Points

Very very nice…

Posted by Won_Two on October 30, 2009, 12:33 PM report to moderator
Trio_poster_thumb
1293 Points

Every honour, Dan.. I’m glad they mention Bosnia, cause my grandparents had to leave their home and jobs because of a war there…They said that their lifes stopped that day…

Posted by Petra on October 30, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
Hpphotoshop_thumb
4138 Points

Its powerful sad stuff. Dan is a great narrater but I’m going to forget him because the holocaust was a horrible event. Seeing those events and hearing the stories was plain sad. They’re families were destroyed. To be honest dying would have been the easy way out to me in those situations.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 30, 2009, 01:22 PM report to moderator
Noavatar-thumb
5550 Points

Brilliant.

Posted by on October 30, 2009, 01:49 PM report to moderator
Closeupoftriohbp_thumb
478 Points

A short film worth watching. Dan did an excellent job in narrating this film.

Posted by beewell on October 30, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
Thistletopiary_thumb
738 Points

What a great young man Dan is. I look forward to watching this feature.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 30, 2009, 02:09 PM report to moderator
Thistletopiary_thumb
738 Points

What a great young man Dan is. I look forward to watching this feature.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 30, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
Myleaky2_c_thumb
442 Points

The 10-minute feature was very well done. And Mr. Radcliffe was an excellent narrator. Makes me proud that he’s “one of the tribe.” From a fellow Jew, thank you.

Posted by Bandersnatch on October 30, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Jul. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

"Find my what?"[br]"-- and take his Wheezy back from the merpeople!"[br]"What's a Wheezy?"[br]"Your Wheezy, sir, your Wheezy -- Wheezy who is giving Dobby his sweater!"

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!