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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10th July 2014 -

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17th June 2014 -

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16th June 2014 -

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15th June 2014 -

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3rd June 2014 -

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21st April 2014 -

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3rd April 2014 -

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2nd April 2014 -

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15th March 2014 -

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14th March 2014 -

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25th February 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe said he was “deeply honoured” to pick up the best actor award at the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards in London last night – an evening which saw the Harry Potter actor reunite with his...

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19th February 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe Set for 'College Republicans' With Dane DeHaan

3rd February 2014 -

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Vote: Should The Harry Potter Story Have Ended with a Hermione and Harry Marriage?

2nd February 2014 -

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17th January 2014 -

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hi!! dear what is good in world and who is better person for me?? do you know, i can never know about me. because i am not a famouse person as you. i wanna die soon because there are very hate.cough.. i live in other places.. my heart always says me that come-on pritee,, you can do well.i wanna sing a song with you. lyrics will be written by me. on concert,, there will be darkness, affection, mercy, lovable soul and sweet voice of heart. i can sing good. but i am not talented as you.i am alone in this world. my parents is my life and also god. but i am a girl. who is live in unconfortable life. i wanna meet you dear. because it's true that when i see you,,really i laugh more..GOD BLESS YOU.

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Hi dan how r u, i lurv u very much i wonder will i be ever able to see u with my very own eyes live i hope i could but i pray to God about my wish ok would i be able to kiss u on ur lip u r so sexy and a heart capterer of young women like me

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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 Daniel, i love you very much & i can do any thing for you . , i love you very much . i am very happy that you are very bold & the best actor in the world . you are the best . if you ever get the time so please, please, please send me an e-mail on ocean.pacific24@gmail.com , i love you , very ,much , much more then anyone else .

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hi! dan my name is pritee. i am a indian girl. you are very good actor. i like you. i don't know more english. i belongs from a middle family.so in my life i can not good better for me and other. i can not say you ''i love you'' because i am not a beautiful girl. i am a simple girl. i don't like this world. there are nothing better for girls. i am a unlucky girl. i am surrounded by boundetion. i am not a freedom girl. in my life, i want to die. it's my last goal. i don't share my thought from any body and my parents. i like you. GOD BLESS YOU.. YOUR SMALL FAN- PRITEE

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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.

5 years 9 months ago
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Hej! Everytime I look at DannyBoy on the net, he is wearing less and less -- I luv it! Birthday(suit) coming up soon -- big 18 and legally naked!

7 years 1 week ago
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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

6 years 9 months ago
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just for you dan!!! today,, your birthday special.. may god bless you..Those moments, those words, nobody know themThose nights, those rainsThose drenched memoriesI dont know, neither do you knowWhat is this season?Nobody know about itWhere did this breeze come from?It brought the warmth?Sadness with itWe were saddenedWe were separatedThose moments, those word..Our love is deeper than the depth of the ocean.How will there be spring in this breeze?From where this breeze comes?Why there were empty cloudsWhy were we saddened?We were separatedThose moment, those word.

5 years 20 hours ago
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Hiiiiii D Hw r u? u can email me on rishikagupta08yahoo.in

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