The 22-year-old actor takes on the role of Arthur Kipps in the Victorian horror thriller, which centers a young lawyer traveling to a remote village where he discovers the ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
“I think we were all just blown away by [Daniel's] performance. I think that’s going to be pretty exciting for his fans,” screenwriter Jane Goldman told MTV News.
“In a sense, with the last few years of Potter, he was playing younger than he is.
He is a young man, but he also threw himself totally into this [Woman in Black] role, and the fact that he’s so believable as a widower and as a father [is impressive]. I found it incredibly exciting seeing Dan playing such a mature role,” she added.