Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, in Goblet of Fire.

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born July 23, 1989), from London, is a British actor who is best known for playing Harry Potter, the main character of the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and its sequels.


Early Career

Radcliffe's parents, Alan Radcliffe and Marcia Gresham, discouraged their only child from show business when, at age 5, he said he wanted to perform. However, they must have soon changed their minds, as in December 1999, he made his first on-screen appearance as the young David Copperfield in David Copperfield, the BBC's televised version of the Dickens novel David Copperfield. This was followed in 2001 by his first film appearance, as Mark Pendel in The Tailor of Panama. He has also starred in the movies Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Before the Prisoner of Azkaban, he had a role in the play Play That I Wrote, in which he commented was embarrasing for him because he had to wear a dress and his friends were there . Though he felt that the experience was amazing and it was great to work with such fantastic actors. He finished filming "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the fourth Harry Potter installment in 2005 and went on to star in "December Boys" soon after. He will be starring in the 2007 Harry Potter film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".

Personal life

He is currently being educated at the City of London School in London. He lives with his mother and father in their furnished attic, which is his new bedroom. He has two dogs named Binka and Nugget.

Daniel prefers being called Dan. He plays the bass guitar and once had a bass lesson from Prisoner of Azkaban co-star Gary Oldman. Daniel is a music fan, mostly guitar rock.

Now that the filming of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has finished, Dan is now back at his all-boys private school in central London, England, which is the famous City of London School. He will remain there and finish up the year at the school, and then he will begin to promote the Goblet of Fire when it is released later this year. As this will involve plenty of interviews, parties, and travel, he will most likely not see his school for a long time after this period, and even when all of that is finished, he will begin working on the making of the fifth Harry Potter installment--Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which was just recently declared--previously a rumor--factual.


  • Daniel has encountered many wild fans (mostly girls), which is not too surprising. However, there is one fan who sticks in his mind. He remembers the legendary "towel girl". He speaks of her when asked about a "crazy fan" on the special features of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD. According to him, the girl stood outside of the MTV building during TRL wearing nothing but a Harry Potter towel in freezing cold weather. She held a sign which read, "Nothing comes between me and Harry Potter."
  • Daniel Radcliffe's favourite book from Harry Potter series so far is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • Has made six million pounds so far for portraying Harry Potter , making him the second richest teenager in Britain.
  • He is a big fan of Gary Oldman, his co-star
  • He originally disliked the Harry Potter books when he first read them.
  • He tried to read the Harry Potter books when he was 8 but was unable to finish them.
  • His height is 5'5

See also

External links

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