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 deal is reported to be worth a much as $250 million and is the largest movie acquisition in the company’s history.
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.
NBCUniversal 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.
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The author says the play will be the last story to focus on Harry’s generation.
Jk Rowling has revealed that West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be the last story to focus on Harry and his generation of wizards. Speaking at the play’s gala opening in London, the author said she feels Harry’s story is now "complete" and it’s time to focus on the new generation.
JK Rowling has said Harry Potter’s story is now “done.”
"He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done," she told reporters at the opening. "This is the next generation, you know. So, I'm thrilled to see it realised so beautifully. But, no, Harry is done now.”
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While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly scream out for a follow-up. But here we are, with go-to sequel man Jon M. Chu at the helm (he also directed the second Step Up and G.I. Joe movies). Most of the high-octane cast is back for more trickery, but the plot is even murkier this time.
Since their last whiz-bang stunt, the Four Horsemen have been laying low. Their leader Dylan (Mark Ruffalo) continues to work in the FBI, helping Daniel, Merrit and Jack (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco) plot their next caper, now joined by quirky illusionist Lula (Lizzy Caplan). Their latest project is to expose corruption at a New York conglomerate, but the stunt is ambushed, and the quartet mysteriously finds themselves in Macau, coerced by a tech genius (Daniel Radcliffe) into staging an elaborate heist. Meanwhile, Dylan's cover is blown, so he teams up with veteran Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman) and heads to Macau himself, chased by his FBI boss (Sanaa Latham). And it all goes down in London.
The round-the-world plot gives the movie some very cool locations, and the plot races so quickly that most audiences won't notice that it makes virtually no logical sense at all. There are flashy distractions at every turn, from sleight of hand to vanishing acts to gross-out gags to enormous double-bluffs, and all of this is thoroughly entertaining even if the script itself feels strangely incomplete. Most sequences tend to end before they get to the point, while action scenes are choppy and incoherent. The only set-piece that works is the kinetic central heist, which hinges on a rapidly flung playing card. But even though it's uneven and clunky, the film remains entertaining simply because of the magical shenanigans and snarky dialogue.
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The new trailer arrives ahead of the film's summer release.
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.
Daniel Radcliffe stars in 'Imperium'
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.
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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.
Radcliffe said that shooting scenes with Fiennes, who played Lord Voldemort to such memorable effect, to be incredibly daunting "for a few years".
The British actor, currently starring in Swiss Army Man, fielded questions submitted to People magazine by young readers aged 4-11 and answered them for the latest episode of ‘The Jess Cagle Interview’.
Fiennes’ portrayal of Lord Voldemort is one of the most memorable villains in recent movie history, and Radcliffe said that even Fiennes’ presence on set was “genuinely intimidating” – even more so than Alan Rickman (Professor Snape), whom he found friendly after a short time.
Radcliffe has not ruled out returning to the role that first made him famous.
Daniel Radcliffe is not ruling out playing Harry Potter again, but he would need some “pretty extraordinary” circumstances. The 26-year-old actor is currently starring in another film with ‘magical’ leanings, Now You See Me 2, which centers on a group of illusionists.
Daniel Radcliffe isn't saying never to a Harry Potter return.
When asked by the Radio Times if he’d play Potter again Radcliffe said: "It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there!”
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe Would Play Harry Potter Again If Script Was Right
Radcliffe says sitting in a theatre with ‘enthusiastic’ fans would not be the most ‘relaxing’ way to see the show.
Daniel Radcliffe has confirmed he’s not yet seen play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but he would like to in the future. The only problem is, the actor will have to wait until fan hysteria over the play dies down, so he can view it in a more relaxed setting.
Daniel Radcliffe hasn't seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet.
Speaking on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', Radcliffe said: “I feel like I want to see the show. I am genuinely intrigued and I've heard it's fantastic. But I just feel sitting in an audience of what will for the most of the near future be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might be like not a relaxing way to see a show.”
Radcliffe doesn't want his presence in a theatre audience to detract from the experience for 'Harry Potter' fans.
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll ever see the new play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ – because he doesn’t want to “distract or take away” from the production by being seen in the audience.
The 26 year old, who of course made his name by starring in the eight blockbuster Harry Potter movies, was asked the question that pretty much everybody’s going to badger him with for the rest of the year – will he be seeing J.K. Rowling’s new play? Probably not, he told E! News.
Daniel Radcliffe at the premiere of 'Now You See Me 2'
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe "Not Sure" If He'll Ever See 'Harry Potter' Play
The playwright died aged 90 yesterday.
Daniel Radcliffe has left a touching tribute to his friend Sir Peter Shaffer, after it's announced that the talented playwright has passed away at the age of 90 during a trip to Ireland. The actor made his West End debut in a revival of one of Shaffer's most acclaimed plays, 'Equus'.
Daniel Radcliffe will miss friend Peter Shaffer
The playwright died just weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday, according to a statement issued by his agent Rupert Lord. He passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning (June 6th 2016) while staying at a hospice in County Cork. 'He was simply at the end of his life but delighted to have been able to celebrate his 90th birthday with friends and then, I think, decided it was time', said Lord in his statement obtained by the Guardian.
Date of birth
23rd June, 1989
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