Friends on film: Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire

Daniel Radcliffe

Together, Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire play the parts of a double-act to perfection. Interviewing each other on behalf of Vanity Fair under the watchful gaze of an entire camera crew, the duo indulged in a jovial session of gentle badinage and, at times, practically finished each others sentences. In their personal lives, they are close friends, and as professionals, they are something of a pairing too: both have recently played the lead in the Edward Snowden-inspired drama, Privacy. Now they are about to strengthen their rapport, starring alongside one another as the hapless duo at the heart of Tom Stoppard’s seminal play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, once deemed the most important event since the arrival of Pinter by an enamoured Times critic. Set in the sub-plot of Hamlet, it follows two minor characters who stumble, bemused, in and out of Shakespeare’s quintessential tragedy: a bumbling Vladimir and Estragon if you will.

Intrigued? Want to know more about Radcliffe and Maguire? Then watch the videos below, in which they grill each other on everything from romantic dinners to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK5FXHAP8FY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dJlPUKe2IQ

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (February 25 to April 29); The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB (0844 871 7628); @oldvictheatre

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