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.
He's a good sport when it comes to internet memes from his childhood career.
Even if you're not a fan of the 'Harry Potter' film series, you can't not like Daniel Radcliffe. It's got to be annoying hearing about the same movie franchise for the rest of your life, but you'd never know it from him. He was an excellent sport when Jimmy Fallon decided to introduce him to the world of Harry Potter memes.
Daniel Radcliffe signing autographs
You just can't get away from Hogwarts-themed memes and gifs on social media, though the 29-year-old insists that he rarely comes across them. On the other hand, he's always been thoroughly up for being the butt of whatever joke the internet comes up with.
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Armie Hammer signed a peach... But it only gets stranger.
The one thing you can guarantee if you're a celebrity is that people will ask you to sign your autograph. And while that usually means your own products or merch, photos and notebooks, sometimes a chest or two, occasionally you'll be asked to scribble on something just plain weird.
Armie Hammer signs autographs on his Vespa (2013)
And here are seven of the weirdest things celebs have been asked to sign:
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The former 'Harry Potter' star is to return to Broadway after two years in 'The Lifespan of a Fact'.
Daniel Radcliffe is to make a return to Broadway later this year, in a new play inspired by the creation and publication of a disputed magazine article.
The 28 year old former Harry Potter actor will portray a fact-checker who must authenticate an essay about a 2002 suicide in Las Vegas. He’ll be starring alongside Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones, in a production of ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ that will begin previews on September 20th and is scheduled to run until January 13th.
It will be the first time that Radcliffe has acted on a New York stage since 2016, when he starred in James Graham’s play ‘Privacy’. Since then, he’s been involved with the Old Vic’s newest production of ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’.
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe To Star As Fact-Checker In New Broadway Play
The actor says he understands where the protestors are coming from.
Best known for being the boy, now man, who brought J.K. Rowling's iconic Harry Potter character to life in the eight-part movie series, Daniel Radcliffe is somebody whose voice (you would imagine) holds a lot of weight when it comes to the franchise. Though his journey within the 'Harry Potter' universe has been brought to an end, the story is one that lives on, partly in thanks to the new series of 'Fantastic Beasts' films.
Daniel Radcliffe says he can understand those protesting Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' casting
Eddie Redmayne leads those films as Newt Scamander, but actor Johnny Depp could be about to steal the show, taking titular credit in the series' next instalment, 'The Crimes of Grindelwald'. Though there are plenty of Depp fans who can't wait to see how his character Gellert Grindelwald factors into the overarching narrative of the film, there are also a very vocal portion of the 'Fantastic Beasts' fan base who have complained about his recasting.
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe Discusses Controversy Surrounding Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting
The star came to the aid of a targeted London tourist.
It was either the worst day or the best day ever for one mugging victim in London last week, who was robbed and attacked with a knife in the street, only for Daniel Radcliffe to show up on the scene and offer some words of comfort.
Daniel Radcliffe at BBC Radio 2 studios
The 27-year-old 'Harry Potter' star was seen sitting with the shaken victim, who was a tourist in London for a few days, following the vicious attack which took place off King's Road in Chelsea on Friday night (July 14th 2017). A representative for the actor confirmed his actions, though declined to comment further.
Continue reading: Daniel Radcliffe Helps Terrified Mugging Victim After Knife Attack
Daniel Radcliffe was asked about JK Rowling's tweet last year in which she said Trump was worse than He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has backed up Jk Rowling's belief that presidential candidate Donald Trump is worse than Voldemort.
The 27 year old English actor, who played the Boy Wizard in eight Harry Potter movies between 2001 and 2011, was attending the Empire Live Film Festival this week when he was asked for his take on JK Rowling’s recent tweet that Voldemort is “nowhere near as bad” as the Republican candidate.
Daniel Radcliffe in September 2016
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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.
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Daniel Radcliffe pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd September 2016
Nate Foster is a young FBI agent who's selected to go undercover and infiltrate a group of neo-nazi thugs. The right-wing terrorist group is constantly planning and scheming to cause chaos and hurt anyone who doesn't fall into their supremacist society.
Nate's never been the most outgoing agent, mainly working on desk duty but when his superior agent asks him to begin field duty he doesn't quite understand just how deep he'll have to go to make a case against the terrorists. As he becomes a more embedded in the group, Nathan realises just how dedicated to their cause these people are.
Nate must remember who he truly is whilst trying to trick his new allies into thinking that he's one of them. As ideas evolve and plots begin to emerge, Nate realises the extent of their next mission and possible destruction it will cause.
As always with ‘Harry Potter’ this one might bring tears to your eyes.
A Harry Potter fan has a sad but very plausible theory about one of the book series’ most confusing aspects, why was Harry’s Hogwarts class size so small? The theory, posted by Tumblr user marauders4evr is definitely very believable based on what we know about the wizarding world, but it might also bring a tear to your eye.
A fan has a depressing theory as to why Harry’s Hogwarts class was so small.
For those who don’t know, Jk Rowling once stated that there were around 1,000 students at Hogwarts during Harry’s time. Now here comes the math. We also know there were seven years, which means there should be about 143 students per year.
Continue reading: Ever Wondered Why Harry Potter's Hogwarts Class Was So Small? This Fan Has A Theory
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.
Daniel Radcliffe - Daniel Radcliffe shooting scenes for the film remake of 'Frankenstein' - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th February 2014
Dane DeHaan, Daniel Radcliffe, John Krokidas and Jack Huston - BFI London Film Festival: 'Kill Your Darlings' premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th October 2013
Daniel Radcliffe - Daniel Radcliffe leaving the Noel Coward Theatre after appearing in the The Cripple of Inishmaan - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st August 2013
Kristen Stewart, Rick Carter and Daniel Radcliffe - The 85th Annual Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center - Press Room - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013
Date of birth
23rd June, 1989
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