ENTERTAINMENT — 18 August 2014
Shortt and Radcliffe on the New York stage

Shortt and Radcliffe on the New York stage

By Shelley Marsden

Radcliffe lavished actor/comedian Pat Shortt with praise during a quick visit to Dublin

The actor called Shortt his “favourite Irish actor of all time” adding that he would love to cast the Tipperary man in his directorial debut.

The two men acted together on the Broadway run of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.

“I have worked with so many fantastic Irish actors,” Radcliffe told the Irish Independent. “Domhnall and Brendan Gleeson and Richard Harris but I would love to direct Pat. Being on stage with him was a joy. He is a wonderful man and a fantastic actor but please don’t tell him I said that.”

Radcliffe was in town to promote his new rom-com What If, an Irish-Canadian production.

Directed by Michael Dowse, it’s about a med school drop-out, Wallace, who falls head over heels with Chantry – except his beloved is already seeing someone else.

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