I do love an alone lunch or dinner once in a while. Bring a book, you don’t have to worry about talking to anyone, take your time with your food. order whatever you want, as much as you want, even if you’re only one person. Get indignant when the server raises his eyebrows – you can’t possibly eat that much. Goddamn it yes I can, please bring me the three appetisers and an 8 ounce steak.

Anyway, this is Daniel Radcliffe in New York having a quiet meal alone at a place called Extra Virgin. As in olive oil?

Dan has been living in New York performing in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Sometimes sheer enthusiasm is all you need. Though critics may not be impressed with his talent, they have been won over by how hard he tries. And that’s just how he is. Every time I have interviewed Daniel Radcliffe, he has been present, appreciative, willing, and engaging. You can’t help but enjoy him.

Photos from Mr. Carter/Splashnewsonline.com