Daniel Radcliffe

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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.

Daniel Radcliffe: 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.

Daniel Radcliffe: 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.

Daniel Radcliffe: 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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30th October 2014 -

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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...

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

27th October 2014 -

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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...

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22nd August 2014 -

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In ‘What If’, Daniel Radcliffe plays a downtrodden medical school dropout, and one with a dizzyingly poor record with love at that. In attempt to rid himself of the pain of the chase, our protagonist...

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21st August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe Speaks About His Feelings Towards Harry Potter

20th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe has spoken about his relationship with Harry Potter, the character that propelled him to stardom. The 25 year old spoke at a Q&A session at the Apple Store in London ahead of his...

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18th August 2014 -

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Google's auto complete feature has been well documented for it's hilarious suggestions. Whether you're trying to find out 'how to raise your self-esteem' but are offered 'how to raise your IQ by eating gifted children',...

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18th August 2014 -

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Whenever Daniel Radcliffe promotes a new film, a slew of new headlines are born; the 24-year-old actor, still learning his trade on stage, on camera and on the other side of an interview, seemingly can’t...

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15th August 2014 -

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Following Daniel Radcliffe's recent announcement that he wouldn't mind playing the unpredictable and irrational Iggy Pop in a film, it's interesting to wonder whether Radcliffe could actually pull off the part of the drug-addled rock...

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15th August 2014 -

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Earlier this week he mentioned his desire to play a superhero, but Daniel Radcliffe is keeping his options open. In an interview with U.S. radio host Eric J Lawrence, Radcliffe remarked on the physical similarities...

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14th August 2014 -

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13th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe has spoken of his desire to get into directing and says that he often see even "really good" directors assuming they are the only creative person on the set. The English actor, 25,...

Daniel Radcliffe on Harry Potter, "I'm Not Very Good In It. I Hate It"

12th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe has risked irking the Harry Potter community by suggesting he "wasn't very good" in the multi-billion dollar franchise. The 25-year-old, currently starring in indie rom-com What If, admitted that it was a drag...

Daniel Radcliffe Critical Of Own 'Harry Potter' Acting: "I'm Just Not Very Good In It"

12th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe rose to global notoriety by portraying 'Harry Potter' in all eight of the successful franchise's films, which were based on J.K. Rowling's book series, and even though many fans will always associate him...

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9th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe says playing Harry Potter in new movies is "not on the cards" though has spoken about how the boy wizard has influenced his own character. Radcliffe, who is currently starring in the indie...

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8th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe is eliciting another couple of thousand words this week, on whether he can safely navigate a "post-Harry Potter" movie career. The reason for this is What If - a new indie romantic-comedy starring...

Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Be A Director

6th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe, star of upcoming independent comedy What If, has revealed his ambition to one day become a director.In a feature interview for Variety, Radcliffe spoke about his willingness to get involved with the wider...

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1st August 2014 -

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30th July 2014 -

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The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just beginning. Showing teasers left, right and centre, the convention has set the scene for an exciting year of film.Here...

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hi Daniel im sending this message from Bangladesh.That no one ever ask u how r u.only they tell that they like u love u.etc.but im not telling that i dont like u.i realy like u im one of best fan.my name is Sima.i dont know that i will ever meet u because i dont luck to meet u.so,how r u? if u ever get chance send me an email sima.kalam@yahoo.com.bye

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hi dan,its me again.i didnt wanna say bad things abt u but u have done such things that i cannot control myself.neways,i m from india where values r really important.u appeared so good in harry potter.y did u change urself this much?changes r good if they are constructive.i hope u get my point,sorry for writing bad abt u.bye.

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hey daniel my names jessica i live in australia and my aunt lives in londen wats it like to be able to be a big celeb i love the movies u probably hear that alot i'm a big believer in magic i have books on it and everything i do candle magic my friends and i are in a pack we all believe in magic my msns i_luv_boys0@hotmail.com hope we can talk to each other

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Hiiiiii D Hw r u? u can email me on rishikagupta08yahoo.in

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Back off , DAniels mine k huns , hey Daniel i love u cant wait till i move to London i'll try to see every chance i can call me email shyprettyblue@yahoo.com to get my number can't wait for your new movie and book . bye honey

7 years 11 months ago
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hi daniel.i am an indian.and i have great respect on you.stop that nude film in which you are acting.and have you visited india atleast once?

7 years 8 months ago
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Hey Dan, Ive always really idolised you to be honest, your a hero, i hope one day to meet you or perhaps get an autograph :), i am yes quite young but i real idolised you. For harry potter and you together are the most amazing people ive ever seen. :D I think your absolutely amazing

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HI!! Dear Dan..... Merry Christmasi miss u to much....this is just for you-If you sat beneath the Christmas tree, You'd sure add to the décor, But even if you were gift wrapped, I couldn't love you more. You have to know that if I had you, I'd have the gift I'd most adore, Better than any expensive giftI could purchase in a store. If you hug me tight, you wonderful thing, And be my Christmas gift, You'll brighten my days forevermoreAnd give my heart a lift. your Indian fan Pritee

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hi Danhappy valentine dayThere was a time.When I thought you were for me.I saw no flaws in my choice;I guess I didn't see.You didn't treat me nicely.Despite how I treated you.I cared for you, I loved you.And that you even knew.I kept telling myself.That you could change your ways.But you proved me wrong.Every single day.

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hi Dan im rony from egypt i luv u i do luv u & my dreem to see u what about inviting u to visit egypt u`ll really like this think about & email me on sweet.rony@hotmail.com

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