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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.

Daniel Radcliffe outside Radio 2Daniel Radcliffe has always been asked whether he'll reprise his Harry Potter role

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

Adele Named Richest British Celebrity Under 30


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2016 just seems to keep delivering more great news for Adele, as it’s been revealed that she’s more than doubled her net worth to be named as the richest British celebrity under the age of 30, knocking One Direction’s band members from the top of the list.

The 28 year old singer, currently nearing the end of her extensive Adele Live 2016 tour, was ranked top of Heat magazine’s annual list with an estimated wealth of £92 million – a figure that is easily over twice as much as she was worth last year (£38 million).

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Daniel Radcliffe To Return To The Stage In Tom Stoppard Play


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Daniel Radcliffe is set to return to the stage in a 50th anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s play ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ in London next year.

The 27 year old former Harry Potter actor is set to play Rosencrantz, and will star alongside Joshua McGuire’s Guildenstern at the Old Vic Theatre, in a production directed by David Leveaux that will be starting on February 25th 2017 and ending on April 29th.

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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’.

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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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NBC Buys Rights To Air 'Harry Potter' And 'Fantastic Beasts' Movies


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NBCUniversal has acquired the rights to air the Harry Potter movies in the US, as well as the upcoming Fantastic Beasts series from owners Warner Bros. The television rights were previously held by Disney in a seven-year deal, but NBC will take them over from July 2018.

Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find ThemNBCUniversal will be airing the Fantastic Beasts movies from 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal, although exact terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, it's speculated that it could be valued as high as $250 million, making it one of the largest for a movie franchise and the biggest acquisition in NBC Universal's history.

Continue reading: NBC Buys Rights To Air 'Harry Potter' And 'Fantastic Beasts' Movies

Daniel Radcliffe Goes Undercover In Harrowing Crime Thriller 'Imperium'


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The shaven head that Daniel Radcliffe has been sporting in recent months finally makes sense as the trailer for his new crime thriller 'Imperium' arrives, portraying the actor as an undercover FBI agent amid a violent gang of neo-Nazi thugs. The movie is set to hit theaters this summer.

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In what could be described as one of his most intense roles yet, Daniel Radcliffe plays Nate Foster, an FBI agent tasked with a dangerous mission to bring down a terrorist group of racist neo-Nazis. Directed by the award-winning Daniel Ragussis in his full-length feature directorial and screenwriting debut, it is loosely based on the career of former FBI agent and whistleblower Michael German.

Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe Goes Undercover In Harrowing Crime Thriller 'Imperium'

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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'Swiss Army Man' Saw Revolted Viewers Walk Out At Sundance 2016 Premiere


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The biggest WTF moment of Sundance Film Festival 2016 goes to - drum roll please - 'Swiss Army Man'. Obviously. Because it was so weird that even Daniel Radcliffe's fans walked out on his latest flick where he played a gassy corpse in this weirdly homoerotic comedy drama on Friday (January 22nd 2016).

Daniel RadcliffeSome may not have liked it, but Daniel Radcliffe had a ball on 'Swiss Army Man'

A lot of people were excited about the premiere of this unique indie film starring Radcliffe and 'Love & Mercy' star Paul Dano, perhaps thinking that it would be an unusual take on 'Cast Away'. However, it was so much more bizarre than that. Billed as a film about a man stranded on a desert island who finds an unlikely companion in a washed up corpse, it was exactly that but with a supernatural - and slightly immature - twist. 

Continue reading: 'Swiss Army Man' Saw Revolted Viewers Walk Out At Sundance 2016 Premiere

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 - Daniel Radcliffe shooting scenes for the film remake of 'Frankenstein' - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Daniel Radcliffe - Daniel Radcliffe leaving the Noel Coward Theatre after appearing in the The Cripple of Inishmaan - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st August 2013

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Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe present during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood

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Daniel Radcliffe

Date of birth

23rd June, 1989

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.65


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