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DANIEL RADCLIFFE

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Full Name: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe

Description: Actor, UK

Known For: Daniel shot to fame in the “Harry Potter” movies

Location: London, United Kingdom

Date Born: 23rd July 1989

Location Born: Fulham, United Kingdom

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series. 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. At age 11, he was cast as Harry Potter in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for 10 years until the release of the eighth and final film in 2011.

Radcliffe began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of Equus, and in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He starred in the 2012 horror film The Woman in Black, and played beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the 2013 independent film Kill Your Darlings. He has contributed to many charities, including Demelza House Children’s Hospice and The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. He also made public service announcements for the latter. In 2011, he was awarded the Trevor Project’s “Hero Award.”

He is best known for playing Harry Potter in each of the first five films based on the best-selling Harry Potter book series, and will also appear in the final three films of the series.

Radcliffe was asked to audition for the role of Harry Potter in 2000 by producer David Heyman, while in attendance at a play named Stones in His Pockets in London.

Radcliffe has also starred in the four subsequent Harry Potter film adaptations.

In 2006, he began to make the transition from child to adult actor, appearing in the television series Extras as a parody of himself, as well as filming the independent Australian drama December Boys.

He has won Best Newcomer at the Variety Club, and Outstanding New Talent.

Personal life

In 2008, Radcliffe revealed that he suffers from a mild form of the neurological disorder developmental coordination disorder. The motor skill disorder sometimes gets so bad that he has trouble doing simple activities, such as writing or tying his own shoelaces. “I was having a hard time at school, in terms of being crap at everything, with no discernible talent,” Radcliffe commented.[104] In August 2010, he stopped drinking alcohol after finding himself becoming too reliant on it.

In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked Radcliffe Number 10 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world.” He has also said, “I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation”, and in a separate interview, he stated; “I’m very relaxed about it [being an atheist]. I don’t preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do. Anything he does on television, I will watch”.

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. 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. He is a supporter of a British republic. At the age of sixteen, Radcliffe became the youngest non-royal ever to have an individual portrait in Britain’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG). On 13 April 2006 his portrait, drawn by Stuart Pearson Wright, was unveiled as part of a new exhibition opening at the Royal National Theatre; it was then moved to the NPG where it resides.

In November 2007 Radcliffe published several poems under the pen name Jacob Gershon – a combination of his middle name and the Jewish version of his mother’s maiden name Gresham – in Rubbish, an underground fashion magazine. He has a close friendship with his Harry Potter co-stars Tom Felton and Emma Watson, and is tight-knit with his family, whom he credits for keeping him grounded.

He was also voted Person Of The Year 2002.

Films include.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows (2010)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2008)
December Boys (2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
David Copperfield (1999)

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