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.
Fans of Kit Harington have shared pictures of the actor’s nude behind online.
The former Game of Thrones actor stars as the lead character in Doctor Faustus at London's The Duke of York’s theatre.
In the avantgarde staging of the play, Kit, 29, shows plenty of his muscular body as he spends most of the play in his underwear, and also strips off for a shower scene that exposes his naked bottom.
However some audience members have captured his semi-nude scenes on their camera phones and shared them on social media.
Continue reading: Fan Photos Of Kit Harington's Nude Bottom Leak Online
Daniel Radcliffe was "naive" in thinking that gender inequality was no longer an issue in Hollywood.
The debate surrounding differing pay for actors and actresses hit headlines following the leak of Sony emails back in 2014 which revealed the female stars of American Hustle were on a 7 per cent pay deal, while their male co-stars were on a 9 per cent deal.
Jennifer Lawrence, who appeared in the film, and pal Lena Dunham have since spoken out about the lack of equality in Hollywood, but former Harry Potter star Daniel admits he had been unaware of the issue until the email leak.
"It is nuts to me," Daniel told Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper. "I’m incredibly glad it (gender equality) has come up because I had just f**king naively thought this was not an issue any more because how can this still be happening?
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe: 'Hollywood's Gender Inequality Is Nuts'
The 'Harry Potter' star returns to Broadway.
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.
Daniel Radcliffe is back on the stage
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.
Daniel Radcliffe is returning to the New York stage for Off Broadway play Privacy.
The Harry Potter actor will play a writer in the stageshow, which will centre on government surveillance techniques uncovered after famous 'whistlebower' Edward Snowden leaked documents while working for the National Security Agency (NSA).
Privacy will be directed by Josie Rourke from a play written by James Graham, who will serve as inspiration for Daniel's character. The show is scheduled to begin in July (16) and will also star Rachel Dratch, Michael Countryman, Reg Rogers, De’Adre Aziza and Raffi Barsoumian.
Daniel bared all on the New York stage in Equus; he has also appeared in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the play The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Check out the unusual trailer for the upcoming film.
Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano star in one of the more eccentric independent flicks of the year, the Sundance-selected 'Swiss Army Man'. It follows the adventures of a stranded wanderer and his discovery of an apparently dead man with extraordinary abilities.
Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe star in Swiss Army Man
It's like an increasingly bizarre take on 'Cast Away', though instead of a volleyball named Wilson, our marooned man finds a friend in the washed up cadaver of a young man. Hank (Dano) believes that he's going to starve to death on this isolated island he finds himself stranded on, and makes plans to end it the easy way. But when he meets Manny (Radcliffe), his whole perspective changes.
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe's Flatulence Saves Paul Dano In 'Swiss Army Man'
Hank is a man who's been pushed to the edge, he's stranded on an island with no company and limited supplies. Feeling that there's little hope of being saved, Hank decides that death is his only option. As he ties the noose around his neck and is about to take his final step the islander sees a shape on the beach in the distance that looks like a human body.
Hank accidentally trips but luckily his attempt at death is fumbled by a faulty rope. Hank discovers that the shape is a body which still has small signs of life. Manny isn't able to do anything but Hank pulls his new accomplice to his shelter and after opening up to his new quiet friend he gets a mumbled response from the almost catatonic Manny.
As their worlds collide, fantasy becomes reality in an adventure the pair must endure to survive.
Continue: Swiss Army Man Trailer
The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was so spectacular that no one saw it coming - especially Arthur Tressler, a very wealthy businessman who owns multiple businesses including an insurance firm.
It's been a year since The Four Horsemen performed their spectacular stunt which saw them send Thaddeus Bradley to prison and Tressler almost bankrupt. Now the team are back with another target in their sights - this time they plan on targeting a crooked tech magnate but before they get chance to fulfil their new illusion, they group find themselves in unknown surroundings with little knowledge of how they arrived.
With their reputations on the line, the four magicians must pull off their biggest trick of all in order to save their name whilst also exposing the puppet master pulling all the strings from above.
Sir Ian McKellen, Daniel Radcliffe, and Dame Judi Dench are among the stars who have declared their love for the BBC in a new campaign video to protect the corporation from cuts.
The actors are among a group of celebrities who are backing The Great BBC Campaign to lobby on behalf of the public-funded organisation, which is facing a raft of cost-cutting measures from the U.K. government.
They have all filmed segments for a campaign video in which they share their fondness for the BBC. Fellow actors including Bond star Naomie Harris, Steve Coogan, and David Oyelowo, and directors Richard Curtis, Tom Hooper, and Danny Boyle also took part.
In the film, MCKellen credits the BBC with introducing him to acting via Saturday night radio dramas, adding, "My early education... on world drama came from Saturday night theatre... Sitting around the radio with the family... I might get a bit teary because those are some of the best moments of my childhood."
Continue reading: Ian Mckellen And Daniel Radcliffe Defend Bbc
Record-breaking Movie The Birth Of A Nation Has Been Awarded Top Honours At The Sundance Film Festival In Utah.
Actor/director Nate Parker's feature film directorial debut, which picked up the biggest deal ever at the annual independent film showcase when Fox Searchlight executives bought the rights for $17.5 million (GBP12.3 million) last week (26Jan16), picked up the U.S. Grand Jury Prize on Saturday (30Jan16).
The film, which received a standing ovation throughout the closing credits following the festival premiere, chronicles the story of former slave Nat Turner, who led a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia.
Other winning films at actor/director Robert Redford's annual event in Park City have included political documentary Weiner, Morris From America and Swiss Army Man, in which Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe plays a corpse, while Sonita, director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami's stirring documentary about a young Afghan woman who is sold to an unknown husband by her parents, picked up three prizes. Sandstorm and Between Sea and Land were also multiple winners with Vicky Hernandez and Manolo Cruz, the stars of the latter, claiming the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting.
Continue reading: Birth Of A Nation Wins Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize
Farting corpses aren't for everyone.
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).
Some 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
Date of birth
23rd June, 1989
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