I’m endlessly fascinated by the career of Daniel Radcliffe. Many actors coming off a childhood franchise as ubiquitous as the Harry Potter films would take a few years to reframe themselves as a dramatic actor or, at least, a major Hollywood sex symbol. Not so with Radcliffe. Radcliffe has chosen to fire off a rapid succession of utterly unique choices, from his demonic leading role in Horns to his supporting turns in Victor Frankenstein and Swiss Army Man (aka the farting corpse movie). I guess this is what Harry Potter money looks like; Radcliffe can spend the rest of his career making whatever bizarre choices he wants without anyone ever telling him no.
Even as Game of Thrones has already featured a number of famous faces from the Harry Potter cast over the years, the HBO fantasy-drama remains shy of casting anyone too distractingly recognizable. Daniel Radcliffe himself might even be a step too far, but the erstwhile Boy Who Lived is just as happy to get a brutal death in the world of Westeros.