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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Horns

29th August 2014 -

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Following the mysterious death of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple), Ig Perrish (Daniel Redcliffe) wakes up from with a hangover and no recollection of the night before. When horns begin to steadily grow out...

'What If' Stretches Daniel Radcliffe's Range

22nd August 2014 -

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After growing up on-screen in the Harry Potter movies from 2001 to 2011, Daniel Radcliffe became one of the richest actors in the world. But he also quickly set about making sure he wasn't locked...

'What If' Reviews: Smart, Silly and Sweet, If Not Predictable

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...

What If

21st August 2014 -

 Movie Review

With his first romantic-comedy, Daniel Radcliffe proves adept at delivering snappy dialogue and generating strong chemistry with his costars, so it's frustrating that the film is never remotely believable. Director Michael Dowse and writer Elan...

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...

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Why He Doesn't Google Himself

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',...

What If... Daniel Radcliffe Was The Most Honest Actor Out There?

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...

Could Daniel Radcliffe Successfully Play Iggy Pop?

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...

Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Play Iggy Pop

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...

Daniel Radcliffe Isn't Good In 'The Half Blood Prince' And Writes "Terrible Poetry" - Cool.

14th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe’s career as an actor has been both propelled and stunted by lightening ascension to worldwide notoriety. As Harry Potter, the 24-year-old Fulham-born actor was instantly a household name.Daniel Radcliffe at the 'What If'...

Daniel Radcliffe, "Directors Think They're The Only Creatives On-Set"

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...

'What If'?: Daniel Radcliffe Rules Out More Harry Potter

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...

'What If': We Now Know That Daniel Radcliffe Does Indie Rom-Coms, Well

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...

Fifty Shades of Grey, The Maze Runner: 10 Book to Screen Movies We Just Can’t Wait For

1st August 2014 -

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In the coming months many of our favourite books will be making the leap to the big screen as Hollywood seemingly goes adaption crazy. From young adult favourites such as The Maze Runner to the...

Horns

31st July 2014 -

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Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden binge and awakens the next morning with the mother of all hangovers. He also discovers two horn like...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

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...

Daniel Radcliffe Is Unrecognisable With 'Horns' [Trailer + Poster]

29th July 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe’s career has withstood two very distinct phases: being cast a child actor as Harry Potter and trying to shake off his reputation as a child actor in Harry Potter. It looks as though...

Horns

29th July 2014 -

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Ig Perrish wakes up after a particularly drunken night with a very sore head - though, as it turns out, this is no ordinary hangover. He finds that he is somehow growing horns from his...

Why Is Jack Reacher The Most Complained About Film of 2013?

28th July 2014 -

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According to figures released by the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), the Tom Cruise action thriller Jack Reacher was 2013’s most complained about film. Based on a series of novels by British author Jim...

Daniel Radcliffe Recalls Losing Virginity And Squashes Engagement Speculation

28th July 2014 -

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Unfortunately for wizarding fans, Daniel Radcliffe and Harry Potter are constantly moving further and further apart. The British actor achieved global notoriety portraying the popular boy wizard, but as his career constantly changes, so does...

Daniel Radcliffe Touts 'Horns' at Comic-Con 2014

26th July 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe was the star attraction at Comic-Con International 2014 on Friday (July 25, 2014), touting his new dramedy 'Horns' - an adaption of the Joe Hill novel by the supremely talented Alexandre Aja. Radcliffe,...

Happy Birthday, Daniel Radcliffe: What He's Done, And What He's Doing

25th July 2014 -

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Happy Birthday toDaniel Radcliffe!The actor famous for his wizardry and impressive wand skills turned 25 earlier this week - a far cry from those early acting days as a young 11-year-old taking his first Harry...

From ‘What If’ To ‘Victor Frankenstein’: The 4 Daniel Radcliffe Films We Just Can’t Wait For

16th July 2014 -

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As much as some of us might have wanted Daniel Radcliffe to stay being Harry Potter forever, the actor has well and truly moved on from his wizarding past thanks to some critically acclaimed stage...

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Horns’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe

16th July 2014 -

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In an effort to shed his Harry Potter skin once and for all, Daniel Radcliffe appears to have grown some horns, that’s if the trailer for his new movie is anything to go by. Radcliffe...

Daniel Radcliffe's Latest Potter-Shaker: 'Horns'

15th July 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe has been working off his Harry Potter weight with great success over the past few years. The 24-year-old Fulham-born actor’s next non-Potter outing is as Ignatius Perrish, a man who awakes one morning...

A Week In Movies: Gibson's Major Award, Special Screenings In New York, Set Photos From London And Three Big Trailers

11th July 2014 -

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This is a week when most attention was on the sporting world, with the Wimbledon finals, the Formula One British Grand Prix and the Tour de France starting in Britain, and of course the World...

Is JK Rowling's Pottermore Update Hinting That More 'Harry Potter' Stories Are On The Way?

10th July 2014 -

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The buzz over J.K. Rowling’s latest Harry Potter offering is showing no signs of dying down. The 1,500 word story, published on the author’s Pottermore site, was a simple news style piece written in the...

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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

5 years 6 months ago
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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 11 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 2 months 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 11 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 2 months ago
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Hiiiiii D Hw r u? u can email me on rishikagupta08yahoo.in

5 years 2 months ago
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