Daniel Radcliffe

British actor Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series. Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in BBC One's 1999 television movie David Copperfield, followed by his film debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age eleven he was cast as the title character in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for ten years until the release of the in July 2011.
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Birthday
23 July 1989
home town
Fulham
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Daniel Radcliffe undergoes gruesome transformation in 'Jungle'
ABC News - 4 months
The "Harry Potter" star plays a man who gets lost in the Amazon rain forest.
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Not My Job: Actor Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets
NPR - 6 months
We've invited Radcliffe to play a game called "Sure, you're Harry Potter, but what do you know about hairy pottery?" Originally broadcast Nov. 1, 2014.
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Hero IRL Daniel Radcliffe Comes To The Rescue Of Mugging Victim
Huffington Post - 7 months
The actor learned a thing or two from his alter ego.
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194 Thoughts I Had While Watching The 'Harry Potter' Franchise For The First Time
Huffington Post - 8 months
When I was 13, I went to see “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” with my best friend, her mom and her brother. It was 2001, and from what I can vaguely remember, it was a good time. But for some reason, I never went back to the theater to see the rest of the “Harry Potter” movies, nor did I watch them from the comfort of my couch.Why is that, you say? Well, I don’t know. I tried listening to a bit of J.K. Rowling’s book series on tape, but I eventually gave up on story time in order to save more minutes for karaoke and collecting Spice Girls lollipops.  Now, at 29 years old, I finally watched the franchise from start to finish, over the course of four days ― and it was freakin’ magical. WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG?? I similarly watched the original “Star Wars” trilogy for the first time back in 2015. Then, like now, I was chastised for being an entertainment journalist who’s never seen one of the most popular film series of all time. (To be honest, I’ve been too busy rewatc...
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24 'Harry Potter' Superfans Share The Stories Behind Their Magical Ink
Huffington Post - 9 months
For some, curling up with J.K. Rowling’s legendary Harry Potter series is a blissful childhood memory. Who didn’t dream of receiving their very own Hogwarts acceptance letter when they were a kid? But for the true devotees, the magic never died. Harry Potter remains a powerful force in their imaginations and identities. Their love of all things H.P. is not just written on their hearts ― it’s right there on their flesh.  In honor of the 20th anniversary of the very first Harry Potter book ― Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S.), published on June 26, 1997 ― we asked 24 superfans to share the stories behind their enchanted ink. For some, the epic tale and its themes of courage, hope and magic proved invaluable during the more difficult hurdles life throws your way. For others, well, they just really love Snape.  1. Holly Schwartz’s Stars Please describe your tattoo and its significance to the books: My tattoo is of the stars at the to...
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Brantley in Britain: Stoppard Reborn, for an Age of Uncertainty
NYTimes - 10 months
Bright revivals in London find the prescience in a young playwright’s tomfoolery. All that, and Daniel Radcliffe.
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Emma Watson Reveals The Cast Of 'Harry Potter' Has A Group Chat
Huffington Post - 12 months
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Daniel Radcliffe talks comedy, nerves in return to London stage
Reuters.com - about 1 year
LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has plenty of stage experience - even famously appearing nude in "Equus" - but the British actor still gets nervous before each performance.
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Daniel Radcliffe returns to London stage
Reuters.com - about 1 year
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe talks about doing comedy and handling nerves as he returns to the London stage. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Why Does The 'Unfortunate Events' Kid Look Exactly Like Harry Potter?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In the early 2000s, when I was in fourth grade, a classmate claimed to have found a book that was ripping off Harry Potter. He showed me the first book in the “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series, titled, The Bad Beginning. He pointed at the young character, Klaus Baudelaire, on the cover and claimed that he looked exactly like the similarly young Potter. I agreed. Neither of us had read “A Series of Unfortunate Events” at that time and, admittedly, I still haven’t. On top of this, I also remember being a huge Harry Potter fan and my loose recollection is that this classmate was one, too. Especially given our age, we likely had a comically large personal stake in believing the likeness of our favorite wizard was getting unfairly copied. But still ― despite my clear bias from childhood ― don’t these two characters objectively look way, way, way too similar for debuting just years apart? A few brief points: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s S...
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The Hilarious Reason Daniel Radcliffe Was Cast As Harry Potter
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By the time the first “Harry Potter” film was entering production, the character was already known by millions as The Boy Who Lived; but casting director Janet Hirshenson was just hoping he was The Boy Who Lived Somewhere ... Anywhere ... It’s been 15 years since we saw Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint bring Harry, Hermione and Ron to life in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” but apparently the road there wasn’t as smooth as the Hogwarts Express ― unless you’re thinking about that time Dementors attacked it. Hirshenson told The Huffington Post that another casting director had been working on the project for a year by the time she joined it. Because of that, some of the parts ― such as Ron and Hermione ― were already narrowed down to a few options. Harry, however, remained elusive. One of the hurdles was that Harry, like all the main actors, had to be British. The casting director said the only American tested for Potter was Liam Aiken...
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Daniel Radcliffe 'had no issue' filming graphic sex scene says director
Fox News - about 1 year
Actors always talk about how awkward it is to get naked and film sex scenes in movies.
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10 Eyebrows As Famous As The Men Who Own Them
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Adam Hurly for GQ. Good eyebrows are mostly genetic — plucking will clean things up, but it can only do so much. And no two pairs are alike for the same reason: Drake’s bushy brows might look good on him, but they’d seem funny on John Boyega’s face; Boyega’s magnificently arched, ultra-friendly brows would detract from Drake’s bad-boy cred, and so on. We hope you have two reactions to brows-ing this gallery: a newfound appreciation for geometry, and gratitude that we included exactly zero unibrows. DRAKE Drake must “Take Care” of his thick brows; they look like a painter’s perfectly graduated brushstroke, and strongly complement his dark beard and mustache. RELATED: The Lazy Man’s Guide to Eyebrow Grooming ROBERT PATTINSON Pattinson has tried some oddball hairstyles, but his eyebrows remain unchanged. They’re his most distinct feature, though we won’t discredit any other part of that made-for-Hollywood mug. DANIEL RADCLIFFE Radcliffe’s brows fan inwa...
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Aisle View: <em>Liaisons</em>, What's Happened to Them?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses Photo: Joan Marcus Christopher Hampton's 1985 stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses last appeared locally in a middling 2008 production starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels at the Roundabout that was, despite the dazzling dialogue and amorous action, pretty much dull as ditchwater. Compared to which, this new production at the Booth--which originated at the Donmar Warehouse in London starring Janet McTeer, and with Liev Schreiber added to the mix for New York--rehabilitates the play's reputation. This new Liaisons, directed by the Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke, is intelligent, colorful, and lively (mostly). Call it a solid B+. It is questionable--or perhaps dangereus?--to compare an all-new production with the original; one has to assume that the majority of the potential audience is coming to the play innocent. (In this particular case, it is a...
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Chelsea Handler Destroys Trump's Racism Defense In One Sobering Tweet
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Here’s a fun game! If Donald Trump is the least racist person you’ve ever met, then you’ve: A) Learned to live in complete solitude since birth. B) Infiltrated an undercover white supremacist group à la Daniel Radcliffe. C) Recently awoken from a “Sleeping Beauty”-like slumber and missed this entire 2016 election campaign. D) Delete your account immediately.  The Republican presidential nominee has pledged to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and frequently used racially charged language about immigrants and inner-city residents. Yet Trump told a reporter in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday that he’s “the least racist person you’ve ever met,” without the slightest hint of irony.  Thankfully, comedian Chelsea Handler is here to break down Trump’s claim for all those who need some clarification about what his statement really means.  “If Donald Trump is the “least racist person you’ve ever met,” then I’m the most sober person you’ve ever met,” the author o...
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This Harry Potter Boudoir Shoot Gives Us Feelings That Shall Not Be Named
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It was unnerving for some Harry Potter fans when the boy who played the boy who lived grew up.  Daniel Radcliffe went completely nude for a Broadway show in 2008, and it was tough for many folks to wrap their minds around the fact that “Harry” wasn’t a boy anymore at all.  If you’re one of them, you might want to click away now. Photographer/model Zach Howell stars as a very grown-up Harry Potter for a new, seriously sexy boudoir shoot by Oklahoma City-based photographer Sarah Hester.  Howell is (just barely) dressed as everyone’s favorite wizard, complete with a forehead scar, those iconic spectacles, a wand and well, very little else.  Hester told The Huffington PostHowell was “all for it.” “We met and I couldn’t remember his name. I started calling him ‘Harry’ and joked about a boudoir shoot,” she said, adding, “We did the shoot a week later.” A perusal of the Hester’s website shows some beautiful maternity and wedding shots, but we’re going to go ahead and...
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    He starred in the 2016 release Imperium playing Nate Foster, an idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy group.
    In 2016, Radcliffe portrayed Manny, a talkative corpse, in the indie film Swiss Army Man.
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  • 2015
    Age 25
    He is set to star as American reporter Jake Adelstein in Tokyo Vice. In November 2015 he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Tom Holland, Chloë Grace Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Jeff Goldblum and Abraham Attah.
    In September 2015, he endorsed Jeremy Corbyn in the 2015 leadership contest to succeed Miliband.
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    In 2015, Radcliffe starred as Igor in a science fiction horror film Victor Frankenstein directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Max Landis, which was based on contemporary adaptations of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein.
  • 2013
    Age 23
    In 2013, he portrayed American poet Allen Ginsberg in the thriller drama Kill Your Darlings, directed by John Krokidas.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    In 2012, however, Radcliffe switched his allegiance to Labour, citing disappointment with the performance of Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems in government, and approving of the Labour leader, Ed Miliband.
    Radcliffe is a supporter of the Labour Party. Until 2012 Radcliffe had publicly supported the Liberal Democrats, and before the 2010 general election Radcliffe endorsed Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem leader.
    Radcliffe maintains a home in the West Village of Lower Manhattan in New York City. As of October 2012, Radcliffe has been dating American Erin Darke, whom he met on the set of Kill Your Darlings. There were rumours and stories of a possible engagement in mid-2014, but Darke's father Ian Darke denied there were any such plans in December 2014.
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  • 2011
    Age 21
    He has contributed to many charities, including Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and The Trevor Project for suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, which gave him its Hero Award in 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 20
    In February 2010 he was named the sixth highest paid Hollywood male star and placed at number five on Forbess December list of Hollywood's highest-grossing actors with a film revenue of US$780 million, mainly due to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being released that year.
    After voicing a character in an episode of the animated television series The Simpsons in late 2010, Radcliffe debuted as J. Pierrepont Finch in the 2011 Broadway revival How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role previously held by Broadway veterans Robert Morse and Matthew Broderick.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    Speaking out against homophobia, Radcliffe began filming public service announcements in 2009 for The Trevor Project, promoting awareness of gay teen suicide prevention.
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    In March 2009 he was ranked number one on the Forbes "Most Valuable Young Stars" list, and by April The Daily Telegraph measured his net worth at £30m, making him the 12th richest young person in the UK.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    In 2008, Radcliffe revealed that he has a mild form of the neurological disorder developmental coordination disorder.
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    The production then transferred to Broadway in September 2008, with Radcliffe still in the lead role.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    Also in 2007, Radcliffe co-starred with Carey Mulligan in My Boy Jack, a television drama film shown on ITV on Remembrance Day.
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    In 2007 he appeared in the film December Boys, an Australian family drama about four orphans that was shot in 2005 and released to theatres in mid-September 2007.
  • 2002
    Age 12
    In 2002 he made his stage debut as a celebrity guest in a West End theatre production of The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branaghwho also appeared with him in the second Harry Potter film.
  • 2001
    Age 11
    Radcliffe made his film debut in The Tailor of Panama, an American 2001 film based on John le Carré's 1996 spy novel, and a moderate commercial success.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 10
    In 2000, producer David Heyman asked Radcliffe to audition for the role of Harry Potter for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the best-selling book by British author J. K. Rowling.
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  • 1999
    Age 9
    Radcliffe first expressed a desire to act at the age of five, and in December 1999, aged 10, he made his acting debut in BBC One's televised two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield, portraying the title character as a young boy.
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    He made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One's 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama.
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  • 1989
    Born
    Born on July 23, 1989.
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