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.
Many have speculated that Radcliffe has been spending the last five years distancing himself from his role as Harry Potter.
Amid recent rumours that he’s considering one day returning to his iconic role as Harry Potter, actor Daniel Radcliffe says that while doesn’t want people to “forget” about those movies, he isn’t interested in reprising them any time soon.
The 27 year old star, who is starring in two upcoming movies in the shape of Imperium and Swiss Army Man, spoke in a new interview with The Independent about persistent judgments being made on his post-Potter career, which has been primarily focussed on pursuing independent projects.
“I don’t want people to forget about Harry Potter, I’m incredibly proud of those films,” he said about starring in the eight movies that were released between 2001 and 2011.
The 'Harry Potter' star says he’d happily get killed off on the HBO show.
Daniel Radcliffe is up for becoming the next British star to join ‘Game of Thrones’, but he isn't looking to stay on the show for long. The Harry Potter star says he’d happily join the cast of the epic HBO series, even if it was just to get killed off.
Daniel Radcliffe would like to be killed off on 'Game of Thrones'
When asked if he’d do a guest stint on ‘Game of Thrones’ by Digital Spy, Radcliffe said: "I would love to. If they want to just bring me in and f**king kill me, I would be so happy to do that.”
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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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Radcliffe said that the movie industry, despite liking to think of itself as "very, very progressive", was still lacking in diversity.
Daniel Radcliffe has given a frank interview about the state of diversity in the movie industry, saying that it’s “pretty undeniable” that Hollywood is largely still racist.
The 27 year old actor, who made his name as the lead star in the eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire that, although the film industry liked to view itself as being at the forefront of a push for diversity in wider society, it doesn’t live up to its own standards.
Daniel Radcliffe says it's "undeniable" Hollywood is still racist
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The ‘Harry Potter’ star denied endorsing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but appeared uncomfortable when asked about his allegiances.
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’.
Daniel Radcliffe suffered an awkward interview on Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC Two show
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."
If there’s a film version of ‘The Cursed Child’, Radcliffe could be willing to reprise the role.
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.
Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t ruled out playing Harry Potter again
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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A 'well-placed' Hollywood insider claims Warner Bros. is in the process of concluding movie rights for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' - and that it wants Radcliffe to return.
Could Daniel Radcliffe possibly be about to reprise his famous role as Harry Potter? Sources claim it’s possible, with Warner Bros. studios reportedly in talks to acquire movie rights for JK Rowling’s recent play ‘The Cursed Child’ – and there’s only one person they want to play the lead!
On Wednesday (August 31st), the New York Daily News reported that Warners is looking to nail down the rights to a ‘Cursed Child’ movie, which could be ready as soon as 2020. Radcliffe played the boy wizard in eight feature films from 2001 to 2011, with actor Jamie Parker taking on the role of the adult Harry in the current stage show.
Could Daniel Radcliffe return as Harry Potter in a 'Cursed Child' movie?
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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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Date of birth
23rd June, 1989
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