Monday, 30 April 2012


Now on this blog, I don't attest to the politics of envy.  I think if someone is a brilliant brain surgeon, engineer or entrepreneur they deserve all they get.

But browsing through the Murdoch rag that my wife likes to get on a Sunday, I noticed that amongst their 'rich list' was a certain Daniel Radcliffe, an actor I believe of the mature age of 22.

Now, I understand that he was some sort of principal character in a number of films about some supposed boy wizard.  Never having seen any of them, I can't make a comment about his talent, I think there has been about 6.  But, can anyone tell me how the fuck he is  now worth £56 MILLION!    Yes, I did say MILLION.   It's fucking obscene!  Now you could say that footballers are overpaid and I wouldn't disagree with you. But at least they have relatively short careers.  Radcliffe could be acting well into his 70s!

So what are his particular talents?  He does what the director tells him.  His agent obviously makes a pile.  He looks, I believe gawky and half witted at least in the early films.  What risk does he take if his talents are no longer viable?  What happens if he breaks a leg and hobbles for the rest of his life?

My answer would be fuck all.  And the sad part?  Struggling families will pay to see his  films and idolise him because he was chosen to appear in a number of films.  Oh, and her that wrote it?  Only ten times more on £540 Million.


banned said...

You are meant to say "hard working families", do keep up.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Baanned, you're right. It's not like me to be negative!

Anonymous said...

Is being "of the Levant" on his Mother's side, anything to do with him being overpaid? I wonder what the Ron Weasley star is worth by comparison?


Dark Lochnagar said...

Stephen, I wasn't wanting to comment on that small fact as I have been accused of being anti-Jewish/Zionist. But, IMO, I think it may have something to do with it. My wife is a sheeple who is fed up with me pointing it out on the few TV progs we watch together, but even she is starting to get the message.

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