If you’re a fan of Harry Potter or Mad Men (and especially if you’re both), then this promotional still for the upcoming British miniseries A Young Doctor’s Notebook probably did its job by catching your eye immediately. If you also happen to have a crush on Daniel Radcliffe and/or Jon Hamm, then may still be catching your eye–in fact, you probably aren’t even reading this. Hey! Down here!
A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the upcoming Sky Arts four-part miniseries set to launch on December 6, is based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov–and no, it’s not about a romance between a young wizard and a handsome ad man. The show tells the story of a middle-aged doctor reflecting on the time he spent working as a young medic during World War I. Radcliffe plays the younger doctor, and Hamm the elder.
While the two actors may not be close enough to share a romantic bath, they’ve certainly been singing each other’s praises as their project’s launch date nears. “He’s one of the best”, Radcliffe said of Hamm. “He is really funny and incredibly personable. The thing I haven’t heard people say is he is also one of the best technical actors”. Meanwhile, Hamm called Radcliffe his “comrade in arms.”
Radcliffe also addressed the bath scene depicted above, saying, “It was great, because you know you are the envy of every woman ever”. While that may be true, we hate to see Radcliffe selling himself short — we’re pretty sure there are plenty of Harry Potter fans who wouldn’t mind helping him wash behind his ears.
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