Go boldly and honestly through the world. Learn to love the fact that there is nobody else quite like you.
I meet hundreds of people, and I’m not going to remember them. But every single one of them will remember their interaction with me.
Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.
I’m very comfortable discussing my personal life, because it’s so boring.
There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life.
Don’t try too hard to be something you’re not.
There’s never enough time to do nothing!
I used to be self conscious about my height, but then I thought, f*** that, I’m Harry Potter.
Though I am not religious in the least, I am very proud to be Jewish.
If I die on a film set when I’m 80, I’ll be happy with that.
As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time – that doesn’t work for me. I do that very unsuccessfully. I’d just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh.
You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter- you just have to be a human.
To the children who loved Harry Potter, I want to say your enthusiasm was the real magic. I so enjoyed being on the journey with you. And to the adults who bought the Harry Potter books and devoured them, I just want to say, those books were for children.
Well, I think I’m a feminist, just by the virtue of the fact that I believe in equal rights for everyone.
There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and there’s a difference between talking the talk and walking the walk.
I’m an atheist, but I’m very relaxed about it. I don’t preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do.
What I learned is that acting is to a large extent about trying to stave off self-doubt long enough to be natural and real onstage.
I thought I was an actor playing a wizard. But really, I was a wizard playing an actor.
I don’t want anyone to ever say that I don’t belong where I am.
The most wonderful thing I hear is people coming up and saying ‘Thank you for my childhood’, which still blows my mind but is very sweet.
Personally, I prefer the dark side.
I am very critical! I hate watching myself but I know I have to because I’m going to be asked so I need to have some sort of semblance of what the films with me are like. But it’s not an enjoyable experience watching yourself. I hate it less than I used to but I still don’t enjoy it.
Just keep acting is my plan, I just want to keep going for as long as I can. I’ve had a fantastic time on Potter, I will be very sad to leave it because every time I look back on one of these films, every scene I watch will be forever linked to a memory of what happened that day or something that was happening around that time in my life.
There’s no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.
The real challenge of acting for me, I suppose, is just getting to know a character very, very well and just applying what I know about them to every single scene. That’s what it can be broken down to.