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Meet The Catholic Herald people of 2013

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The Christmas that Pope Francis held a nation together

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Wishing all my readers a very happy Christmas. Remember that it's a feast - enjoy it to the full!

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It's true what they say about Daniel Radcliffe...

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Just recently, friends of mine introduced me to Daniel Radcliffe. Yes, the very man, of stage (Equus) and screen (The Woman in Black) fame. "Hi, I'm Dan, Mary" is the first thing that he said to me.

I met him after the filming of The Kumars for Sky. My friend and colleague Tom Leopold was a writer on the show.

Dan has a firm handshake and his sapphire-blue eyes are even more striking in real life, than they are on film. His current long-locks hairstyle is not his idea and not even his hair! He has had hair extensions for the part of Igor, the assistant to Dr. Frankenstein.  During the episode of The Kumars, Dan joked that his skin is naturally pale enough of the role of Igor, and that the make-up artists use a foundation on him called, 'rice-paper'.


The re-make of Mary Shelley's greatest work is being filmed in London at the moment. But Mary Shelley never created the character of Igor. The hunchback helper of Dr Frankenstein makes no appearance in he…