Art to Film: The Prisoner of Azkaban
A mass of filthy, matted hair hung to his elbows. If eyes hadn’t been shining out of the deep, dark sockets, he might have been a corpse. The waxy skin was stretched so tightly over the bones of his face, it looked like a skull. His yellow teeth were bared in a grin. It was Sirius Black.
What he really wanted (and it felt almost shameful to admit it to himself) was someone like - someone like a parent: an adult wizard whose advice he could ask without feeling stupid, someone who cared about him, who had had experience with Dark Magic….
And then the solution came to him. It was so simple, and so obvious, that he couldn’t believe it had taken so long - Sirius.
Day 1 - Favourite character: Sirius Black
THE MAGIC BEGINS - A Harry Potter Challenge » 6. Most powerful quote/favourite lines.
Day 125 - Molly and Sirius having a conversation
“I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You’re not a bad person. You’re a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”
Sirius Black - requested by onediedforlostlove
I first met Dan when he was 13 going on 14 — or 13 going on 50, really. He was a brilliant boy, way beyond his years. He was focused, committed, and hardworking, and he had an absolutely killer sense of humor. He wasn’t just some little kid who got a lucky break and was messing about. Dan dares to get up on the high wire. There’s risk involved in the work that he’s choosing. I can’t think of many 17-year-olds who would expose themselves — and I don’t mean just in the physical sense — and risk everything by going on stage and doing Equus, as Dan did a while back. What I admire most about him is that he doesn’t rest on his laurels. He doesn’t think the world owes him because he’s played Harry Potter. He took lessons and learned to dance and sing, because he knew that once Potter was over, he would be swimming in the stream with all the other salmon. I was sad to see Potter go, but happy, too. It was not goodbye. Dan is going to continue to work and mature and develop his skills. And, I think, continue to dazzle. —Gary Oldman
In this film, [Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix], probably more than any of the others, Gary and I got to do some really great, emotional, heartfelt scenes together. I loved it. As you say, I’ve been a fan of his for a long time. I think anybody would be hard pushed to name another actor whose body of work covers so many different areas. So yeah, I think he’s incredible and if I was to emulate someone’s career, if I could I would try, and probably fail, to emulate Gary’s. We get on really, really well and despite the fact that we probably won’t be working together again, certainly not on Potter, we’re keeping in touch, which is great because he’s a fantastic guy.—Daniel Radcliffe
I just watch him and I learn so much when he’s around that I think I raise my game. Even without knowing it I raise the stakes of what I’m doing, which is because I know he’s involved—Daniel Radcliffe
Dan adores Gary, he really respects him and his craft. And it’s a great privilege to see the way he’ll take Dan aside and talk to him —David Yates