Daniel Radcliffe Touches Down in Australia to Film “Escape from Pretoria”
With the gala premiere of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre scheduled for February 23, the Harry Potter series and its alumni appear to be enjoying an Australian revival.
Telling the story of two white South Africans imprisoned for working on behalf of the African National Conference, a South African political party, as they fight to escape Pretoria Prison, Daniel Radcliffe’s newest film, Escape from Pretoria, will begin production in Adelaide, South Australia, next month. Radcliffe will play Tim Jenkin, the only white man to be sentenced alongside key members, including Nelson Mandela of the anti-apartheid movement. Jenkin received four life terms in 1986 and served 22 years. Fans are excitedly following Radcliffe’s pre-filming travels.
Taking time out for a hard training session at the Next Gen gym near Adelaide Oval, Radcliffe posed happily for photos with two Adelaide United players. Forward player Lachlan Brook and attacking midfielder Nikola Mileusnic quickly took to Instagram with their spellbinding snaps.
“Massive win today on the road to recovery. #theboywholived,” said Mileusnic, while Brook captioned his post with the words “Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it, you’re a wizard Harry.”
Radcliffe is no stranger to Aussie shores. Together with his parents, Alan and Marcia Radcliffe, he purchased an apartment in Toorak, Melbourne, and in 2007, he worked on indie film December Boys, shooting in Adelaide and on Kangaroo Island.
The release date for Escape from Pretoria is not yet known, but audiences can expect an emotive adaptation of Tim Jenkin’s true-life book Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Central Prison.