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 , Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ) 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.
The film takes an unusual approach to the classic monster story, combining the original Mary Shelley novel with the cultural iconography of decades of movies and comics.
Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy as the doctor and Daniel Radcliffe as his assistant Igor, and the two actors developed a close friendship on-set, despite their 10-year age difference and the challenges of making the movie. This is reflected in the film's plot. As McAvoy notes, "Igor has something that Frankenstein needs, so he harnesses him. Frankenstein is very selfish and personally driven, so he's always using, but something of Igor gets through to him and they do form a loving relationship."
But Radcliffe says that the friendship he forged with McAvoy backstage is very different from what's on-screen. "Victor and Igor's relationship is quite an abusive one," he says. "I think James and I are fairly similar in terms of our work ethic. But we're lucky that we get to work in an industry where we can have a lot of fun while doing our jobs." Intriguingly, the character of Igor isn't even in Shelley's novel, but he's been important in the movies. "Victor and the monster have had plenty of time to get acquainted," says Radcliffe. "Now it's time for Victor and Igor! Something I found very interesting is that [screenwriter] Max Landis says one of his big inspirations for writing this film was The Social Network - this idea of two young guys on the tip of the spear of technology who are forging their ways forward and being told no and really overcoming it all with youthful rebellion and a complete lack of self-doubt. I find that rather exciting."
Continue reading: Victor Frankenstein Was A Bonding Experience For Mcavoy And Radcliffe
Radcliffe admitted to being jealous of his wizarding successor Eddie Redmayne in the 'Harry Potter' universe - but why?
Radcliffe admitted to NME that he had a severe case of “costume envy” when he saw the first on-set shots of Redmayne’s character Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them last month, and couldn’t believe that his English colleague had such a great outfit already.
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in 'Fantastic Beasts...'
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Here's eight December movies we're really looking forward to.
Once Christmas Day is over and done with, there's always that disappointing anti-climax. You can no longer fake enthusiasm for the unwanted gifts, and the kids have already broken all their new toys. What's more, the same films as last year plague the TV set until you want to gouge your eyes out at the sight of 'Gremlins'. So what better way to enjoy the post Yuletide season than with a trip to the movies?
Star Wars returns this December
We're not saying you need to stay in the Christmas spirit by catching up on the latest seasonal movie, but there's some pretty exciting new releases coming this winter to round off the year with a thrill.
Radcliffe's varied 15-year career was honoured with the 2,565th star on the iconic sidewalk in Hollywood.
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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The 'Victor Frankenstein' star also made the late night host recreate the 'Gangnam Style' dance.
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 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.
Fans of the Harry Potter films have been warned of the dangers of trespassing on railway tracks after a number of sightings of tourists on the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
Harry Potter fans have been warned not to trespass over the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands. The local police have issued a warning about the dangers of trespassing on to railway lines. Their warning comes after a number of tourists were spotted taking pictures from the viaduct over the summer.
Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in the film adaptation, at the L.A. premiere of Horns in October 2014.
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But you might need to check your Gringotts vault before buying a ticket.
Harry Potter fans are in for a magical treat this Christmas as Hogwarts opens its doors to host an unforgettable festive feast. Lucky fans will be able to enjoy a meal in the iconic Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio in London and feel just like Harry, Ron and Hermione.
Dine like Harry, Hermione and Ron at Hogwarts this Christmas.
The event will take place on Thursday 3rd December, but tickets don't come cheap and are priced at £230. The event is also only opened to fans aged 18 years and over.
Daniel Radcliffe looks almost unrecognisable in the latest picture he shared with fans on Google +.
Daniel Radcliffe has shaved his head for his latest film role. The 26-year-old British actor looks remarkably different from his Harry Potter days and is almost unrecognisable without his usual dark, scruffy locks.
Daniel Radcliffe at the L.A. premiere of Horns in October 2014.
Igor Strausman is the less thought about assistant of the insane but brilliant Victor Frankenstein. He's as genius as the passionate medical student he aids in experiments, but more rational when it comes to ethics. He does, however, share Frankenstein's obsession with eternal life and becomes equally as excited when they manage to bring a dead animal back to life. This in itself marks a unique scientific advancement, but Frankenstein's morbid curiosity fails to stop there. He wants to be able to create human life, but doing this involves sourcing body parts from mortuaries - and any other place they can find. Igor's timid nature, though deeply involved passion for the project, keeps him from doing his best to dissuade Frankenstein from completing their 'monster', until it's too late. Now they have a rogue beast on their hands, not to mention the police who are out for blood.
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Amy Schumer makes her big screen debut with a script that feels like a much-extended sketch from her TV series. It's hilariously observant and refreshingly grown-up about sex, but the plot falls back on the usual cliches. Even with some clever twists and turns, the structure is oddly predictable. But the biggest surprise is that Schumer and director Judd Apatow ultimately cave in and take a traditional approach to romance.
As she does on her show, Schumer plays a sexually frank woman called Amy. Taught by her father (Colin Quinn) to distrust monogamy, she has indulged in a commitment-free life, rarely seeing a man more than once. And her one repeat male partner (John Cena) is a rather too self-obsessed bodybuilder. Then her boss, blithely demanding magazine editor Diana (Tilda Swinton), assigns her to interview Aaron (Bill Hader), a doctor who specialises in sports injuries. Amy can't help but seduce him; it's what she does! But in the process she realises that she actually quite likes him. This idea so rattles her that she sabotages her close relationship with her sister Kim (Brie Larson), who is expecting a child with husband Tom (Mike Birbiglia).
Schumer has impeccable comic timing, and she's hilarious all the way through this film, playing on her character's riotous way of being shockingly honest at all the wrong times. In other words, the character is entertaining but never very likeable because of the thoughtless things she does and says. So our sympathies lie with Hader, who gives an unusually layered turn as a smart, sensitive and very funny guy who just might be too good for Amy. Other characters are either here to provide emotion (Larson and Quinn) or to shamelessly steal scenes (Swinton). And Apatow brings in a usual stream of big-name cameos, including Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei in a clever pastiche of a New York indie movie.
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Daniel Radcliffe was filmed performing Eminem’s ‘The Real Slim Shady’ at a karaoke bar in California – take a look!
Daniel Radcliffe was recently filmed at a karaoke bar and his performance is actually pretty incredible. Whilst most people may turn to Dolly Parton or any 80s power ballad they can find, the Harry Potter actor went in an entirely different direction: rap.
Daniel Radcliffe at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Daniel Radcliffe completed an hour-long shift as a receptionist at a magazine’s head office and proved himself to be an absolutely incompetent in the role. Check out the funny video!
If Daniel Radcliffe’s acting career was suddenly over and he happened to find himself penniless, there’s one job he certainly shouldn’t apply for. The Harry Potter tried his hand at being a receptionist for a magazine and the experiment failed, quite miserably.
Daniel Radcliffe (centre) with Victor Frankenstein director Paul McGuigan (left) and actor James McAvoy (right).
Date of birth
23rd June, 1989