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Daniel Radcliffe (born 23.7.1989)
Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to fame when he was chosen to play the role of Harry Potter in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's books of the same name.

Childhood: Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London, to Alan Radcliffe and Marcia Gresham. His father is a literary agent and his mother is a casting agent.

Daniel attended Sussex House School, an all-male school and later sat his AS levels at the City of London School, where he achieved three A grades in 2006.

Daniel's first televised acting role was playing the young David Copperfield in a BBC adaptation of Dickens' novel.

Acting Career: In August 2000, Daniel Radcliffe was selected to play Harry Potter in the big-budget films that were planned for the adaptation of J.K. Rowling best-selling series. However, his actual film debut was appearing alongside Pierce Brosnan in The Tailor of Panama, which was released in 2001. The first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released the same year. The subsequent Harry Potter releases (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [2002], Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2004], Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005] and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [2007]) were all a huge box office success across the globe. Over the course of filming, Daniel has become close friends with co-stars Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Gary Oldman (who taught him to play the bass guitar).

Daniel Radcliffe appeared in The Play What I Wrote, a West End stage show directed by Kenneth Branagh and played a parody of himself in Ricky Gervais' show Extras. He also appeared in an independent Australian drama, December Boys, having worked for six months with a language coach in order to perfect an Australian accent.

In February 2007, Radcliffe began a string of performances in the stage play Equus, by Peter Shaffer. The role earned Radcliffe a great deal of press attention, as there was one scene in which he appeared nude. Critics were impressed with Radcliffe's performance, especially as the role was such a contrast to the type of character that he was used to playing.

In summer 2007, Radcliffe played the role of Rudyard Kipling's son, Jack Kipling in the ITV drama My Boy Jack.

Financial Affairs: In 2006, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated Daniel Radcliffe's fortune at £14 million. The next year, he was placed at 33rd place in a list of Britain's richest young people. Radcliffe supports a number of charities, including Demelza House Children's Hospice in Kent.



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Are There Plans For A Three-Part 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Movie Series?


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Rumours of a prospective movie series bringing the recent Harry Potter play ‘The Cursed Child’ to the big screen have been reignited, with an entertainment journalist claiming that Warner Bros. is in discussions with the franchise’s original stars to reprise their characters.

The two-part play, co-written by J.K. Rowling, opened at the Palace Theatre in London back in June 2016, and is set 19 years after the events of Rowling’s books. Shows have continued to sell out for months, and rumours of a Broadway production have recently floated.

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Daniel Radcliffe pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd September 2016

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Imperium Review

Very Good

First-time filmmaker Daniel Ragussis takes an unusual approach to this thriller. Since it's based on a true story, he avoids the usual cliches and formulas, which makes it an unusually thoughtful film. On the other hand, this means that it lacks the excitement we expect as events spiral into some extremely stressful situations. Instead, the film relies on underlying tension, strong thematic resonance and another committed performance from Daniel Radcliffe.

Radcliffe plays Nate, an FBI agent who is a bit of a loner, teased by his colleagues for his nerdy lifestyle. But this is what his superior Angela (Toni Collette) notices about him, and she thinks he'd be perfect for an undercover assignment infiltrating a neo-Nazi group that might be planning a horrific terrorist bombing. So Nate shaves his head and studies up on the white supremacist cause, befriending a racist skinhead (Seth Numrich) and his trigger-happy pals, then meeting their leaders Gerry and Andrew (Sam Trammell and Chris Sullivan). Nate's main target is the underground radio broadcaster Dallas (Tracy Letts), who is stirring up his listeners by channelling bigotry into conspiracy theories. Is he the one planning to explode a dirty bomb somewhere in Washington DC?

The film has a dark, gritty tone that remains internalised all the way through, focussing on Nate's perilous job: if he betrays his true feelings about these reprehensible white-power ideals, it's more than likely that these men will kill him. Radcliffe is excellent in the role, quietly convincing these thugs that he's committed to the cause while still maintaining his friendly, helpful personality. Since there are no women in the movement, it's great to have Collette in such a pivotal, powerful role. Angela is a feisty blast of energy in the film. And Letts is also remarkable as a man whose complexity deepens the more we get to know him. In many ways he's the true villain of the piece, encouraging hatred among his vulnerable audience.

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Daniel Radcliffe Pressed For Political Opinions During Awkward BBC Interview


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Politics and celebrities are always a tricky mix, but Daniel Radcliffe had a particularly rough ride when he was a guest on Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC Two show. The actor denied previously endorsing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but further questions about his political affiliations caused viewers to brand the interview ‘awkward’ and ‘uncomfortable’.

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe suffered an awkward interview on Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC Two show

When asked if he'd backed Corbyn, Radcliffe said: "I didn't endorse anyone. It sounds terribly official. It's one of those things that as an actor you get asked. I do have political opinions but when they appear in print I don't like people thinking that I think my opinion is worth listening to."

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Daniel Radcliffe Hasn't Closed The Door On Playing Harry Potter Again


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Daniel Radcliffe has not ruled out playing Harry Potter one more time, if stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is adapted for the big screen. However the actor did say he would feel strange about returning to the part and he wouldn’t mind if another actor was to take on the role.

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When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he’d consider playing Potter again, Radcliffe said: “I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do. But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it."

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Nate Foster is a young FBI agent who's selected to go undercover and infiltrate a group of neo-nazi thugs. The right-wing terrorist group is constantly planning and scheming to cause chaos and hurt anyone who doesn't fall into their supremacist society. 

Nate's never been the most outgoing agent, mainly working on desk duty but when his superior agent asks him to begin field duty he doesn't quite understand just how deep he'll have to go to make a case against the terrorists. As he becomes a more embedded in the group, Nathan realises just how dedicated to their cause these people are. 

Nate must remember who he truly is whilst trying to trick his new allies into thinking that he's one of them. As ideas evolve and plots begin to emerge, Nate realises the extent of their next mission and possible destruction it will cause. 

Ever Wondered Why Harry Potter's Hogwarts Class Was So Small? This Fan Has A Theory


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A Harry Potter fan has a sad but very plausible theory about one of the book series’ most confusing aspects, why was Harry’s Hogwarts class size so small? The theory, posted by Tumblr user marauders4evr is definitely very believable based on what we know about the wizarding world, but it might also bring a tear to your eye.

Harry PotterA fan has a depressing theory as to why Harry’s Hogwarts class was so small.

For those who don’t know, Jk Rowling once stated that there were around 1,000 students at Hogwarts during Harry’s time. Now here comes the math. We also know there were seven years, which means there should be about 143 students per year.

Continue reading: Ever Wondered Why Harry Potter's Hogwarts Class Was So Small? This Fan Has A Theory

Please Keep Your Phone Switched On: Daniel Radcliffe Stars In Unique New Play 'Privacy'


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Daniel Radcliffe is making a return to Broadway theatre with another unique play entitled 'Privacy'. It explores the relationship people have with the digital world and sharing personal data, and follows his last theatrical appearance which was 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' back in 2014.

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Radcliffe will play the part of The Writer in this seven-person play about how the digital footprint we leave via social media can be used by the government, and potentially compromise our identities and security. It's nspired by the controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden, who will also be depicted in an upcoming movie entitled 'Snowden' starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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2016 Sundance Film Festival: The First Half Of The Line-Up Revealed


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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is really hotting up now with yet more films added to the 120 strong line-up which already includes the previously announced nine horrors from the Midnight Category. Introducing: the films for the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, as well as the 2016 Next showcase.

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65 films have just been unveiled for the newly announced category line-ups as we reflect on this year's top Sundance gems like 'Dope', 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and 'Tangerine'. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks though for the US' biggest indie film festival founded Robert Redford.

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Daniel Radcliffe Honoured With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and attended a short unveiling ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday.

The British star began his acting career 15 years ago when he appeared at the age of 11 in the first Potter movie The Philosopher’s Stone, and proceeded to feature in all of the seven sequels alongside co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Now 26 years old, and having branched out in his screen and stage career with a number of very different projects since the end of the movie series that made him internationally famous, such as The Woman In Black, Kill Your Darlings, Trainwreck and What If, Radcliffe turned out in a smart checked suit at the ceremony outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Thursday (November 12th).

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Daniel Radcliffe Shows Off New Haircut On 'The Tonight Show' With Jimmy Fallon, Before Getting Soaked


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Daniel Radcliffe stopped by 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Tuesday, but he probably wishes he’d packed some spare underwear. The Harry Potter star faced off with the talk show host in a game of ‘Water War’, which left him completely soaked, just minutes before he had to go to a premiere.

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe faced off with Jimmy Fallon for a game of 'Water War' on Tuesday.

The rules of ‘Water War’ are simple, each contestant takes a card from the deck and whoever draws the highest number gets to pour a pint of water over their opponent. The first to five wins. As the game began, things looked pretty good for Radcliffe as he took an early lead.

Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe Shows Off New Haircut On 'The Tonight Show' With Jimmy Fallon, Before Getting Soaked

Daniel Radcliffe - San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Celebrity Sightings - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 11th July 2015

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Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple - Photographs of the stars on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Horns' starring Daniel Radcliffe at ArcLight Hollywood. Some of the stars turned up in Halloween fancy dress in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014

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Daniel Radcliffe and Sarah Greene - Opening night after party for The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Edison Ballroom - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 20th April 2014

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Daniel Radcliffe

Date of birth

23rd June, 1989

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.65


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Ig Perrish wakes up after a particularly drunken night with a very sore head -...

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