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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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JK Rowling's Chamber Of Secrets Opens With New 'Harry Potter' Bibliography


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Harry Potter fans are set to discover some fascinating secrets about the franchise, thanks to a new book titled Jk Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013. Compiled by Philip Errington, the book chronicles all of Rowling’s writing during the 16 year period, as well as giving fans some priceless insider details.

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For example, Errington reveals that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was very nearly titled 'Harry Potter and the Death Eaters', 'Harry Potter and the Fire Goblet' or 'Harry Potter and the Three Champions'.

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Video - 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' Seen Filming In London


Filming for the upcoming sequel 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' was seen taking place in London. In the scene that was filmed, one member of the cast was seen performing street magic in the rain, with one of his final tricks being to stop the rain entirely.

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JK Rowling Reveals Christmas Treat For 'Harry Potter' Fans, With 12 New Stories On The Way


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When Harry Potter die-hards were compiling their Christmas lists, new material from J.K.Rowling was probably more than most fans dared to wish for. But a Christmas miracle has occurred, as the author has promised 12 new Potter stories to help fans countdown to the 25th of December.

J.k. RowlingMerry Christmas Potterheads, J.K. Rowling has 12 new stories for you

An email sent out to subscribers of Rowling’s Pottermore site revealed that beginning on Friday, December 12th, they’ll be releasing a new surprise story every day at 1pm (UK time). Fans were also promised “even a new potion or two”, as part of the daily festive treats.

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Daniel Radcliffe Recalls Accidentally Poisoning Himself By Drinking Antifreeze On The Set Of 'Horns'


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Daniel Radcliffe isn't the first actor to suffer a severe injury when shooting a film, but he may be the only person who has accidentally poisoned himself while on set, and is rather lucky to have not caused any serious damage.

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Radcliffe drank antifreeze while filming in Canada

The "Harry Potter" star appeared on 'Conan' on Thursday (Nov 6th) to discuss his new movie 'Horns,' which was filmed in Canada, and revealed he became "horrendously ill" after having a drink of "non-potable" water.

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Could 'Horns' Inspire Next Year's Halloween Costumes?


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Following the Halloween release of 'Horns', it seems like the film might have arrived a little too late to inspire elaborate trick-or-treat costume ideas, although star Daniel Radcliffe has his hopes set on next year, and with good reason. "I loved them. I had a great time" he explained, "they were very very quick to put on, they were like twenty minutes".

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Daniel Radcliffe stars as 'Ignatius "Ig" Perrish' in 'Horns'. 

In an age when special effects can take days to set up, Daniel Radcliffe was amazed at how fast the fake horns were applied. In a recent interview promoting the movie, Radcliffe explained that two hours is no time at all where prosthetics are concerned. "The big stuff at the end where I had even bigger make-up still only took two hours which is crazy for the amount of stuff they did."

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A Week In Movies: Interstellar Premieres In L.A. And London, Radcliffe Talks Horns, Film Crews Hit The Streets In London And New York, Longer Trailers For Into The Woods, Paddington And Avengers 2


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Christopher Nolan's hotly anticipated sci-fi epic Interstellar held its world premiere in Los Angeles this week, followed by a European premiere in London. The blue carpet events brought out Nolan and his cast, including Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and David Oyelowo. The film opens next week everywhere, and early buzz has been strong.

Photos - Interstellar Los Angeles premiere - Arrivals

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Alexandre Aja's Horns Sends Daniel Radcliffe In A New Direction


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As Daniel Radcliffe continues to experiment with movie genres, he has frequently mentioned that he is happiest about his role in the new thriller 'Horns', directed by maverick filmmaker Alexandre Aja. The 36-year-old writer-director has been playing with the horror genre since his 1999 feature debut 'Furia', a post-apocalyptic romp starring a little-known Marion Cotillard.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple are star-crossed lovers in 'Horns'

After the vicious 'High Tension' (2003) and a pair of remakes ('The Hills Have Eyes' and 'Mirrors'), Aja took a sharp left turn into comedy with the hit 'Piranha 3D'. And now he's combined humour with terror for 'Horns', in which Daniel Radcliffe plays a hapless guy who is suspected of killing his girlfriend (Juno Temple), but discovers that the horns growing out of his head might help him find the real murderer. 

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Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple and James Remar - Photographs of the stars on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Horns' starring Danierl 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 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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Horns Review


With his most stylish film yet, horror specialist Alexandre Aja takes a wildly irreverent approach, packing the screen with rude humour, visual flourishes and spiky characters. But it's assembled in such a rapid-fire way that it's difficult to get a handle on anything, which makes the movie feel like a series of outrageous set-pieces without a coherent plot to hold them together. The likeable actors help bring their characters to life, but the film is too hyperactive to let us engage with any of them.

It's set in a small town near Seattle, where Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) is in shock after his childhood sweetheart Merrin (Juno Temple) was violently murdered. Then he becomes the prime suspect, and the media have a field day. So he hires his lifelong pal Lee (Max Minghella) as his lawyer, partly because he's the only person in town who believes he's innocent. This includes Ig's parents (James Remar and Kathleen Quinlan) and brother (Joe Anderson). As the situation continues to deteriorate, Ig suddenly discovers that horns are growing on his head and no one seems very shocked by this. They also seem unable to lie in his presence, so he decides to use this to find out who really killed Merrin. Along the way he gets a shocking glimpse into what everyone in town really thinks about each other.

The film is an assault on the senses, as Aja packs every moment with outrageous sights and sounds, encouraging the actors to sometimes drift over the line into broad slapstick. He also fills the screen with religious imagery, including churches, crosses, pitchforks and snakes, all hinting that Ig's transformation is connected with his loss of faith. Or maybe it's just part of the film's jokey attitude. But as pieces of the central mystery slowly fall into place, the movie seems to become looser and less coherent. Even when the real villain is identified, there's still at least half an hour of flashbacks and revelations, confrontations and conclusions, none of which are particularly surprising or satisfying.

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Video - Daniel Radcliffe And Juno Temple Talk Sex Scenes And Snakes In An Interview For New Movie 'Horns'


Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple are interviewed at a press junket for their forthcoming fantasy thriller 'Horns'. They spoke about the horns make-up, the sex scenes between them and working with the real life snakes on set.

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Daniel Radcliffe Wows ‘The Tonight Show’ With His Rap Skills On ‘Alphabet Aerobics’


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Ever since we first saw him as Harry Potter 13 years ago, we’ve known Daniel Radcliffe was one pretty talented guy. But it turns out that Radcliffe’s talents actually stretch even further than we first thought. Appearing on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Tuesday (October 28th), the 25 year old showed off an unexpected hidden talent, yes it turns out Radcliffe can rap too!

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Radcliffe was appearing on Fallon’s sofa to promote his new movie ‘Horns’, in which he plays Ig, an outcast who one day wakes up to find a pair of horns growing from his forehead, giving him special powers.

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Daniel Radcliffe, "What About Me Is Unconventional, Exactly?"


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Daniel Radcliffe has discussed his post-Harry Potter career, hitting back at claims that he's an "unconventional" lead for romantic comedies, in particular. The actor said he was frustrated at being typecast as an alternative romantic hero, arguing that the male population "had no problem sexualising Emma Watson immediately".

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In an interview with the Associated Press, Radcliffe said: "Around the time of rom com What If coming out, a lot of people were saying: 'You're really an unconventional romantic lead.' And so eventually I got bored of hearing that and kind of picked someone up on it, so I was like 'What about me is unconventional, exactly? Like, tell me."

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Daniel Radcliffe - MCM London Comic Con - Day 1 - 'Horns' - Press Conference at excel centre - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th October 2014

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