Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor, voiceover artist, and producer who has gained worldwide acclaim by playing the role of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series and the role has also won him several accolades
Daniel Radcliffe Biography & Wiki
|Daniel Radcliffe Full Name||Daniel Jacob Radcliffe|
|Other Name||Jacob Gershon (pen name)|
|Famous For||role as Harry Potter in the film series of the Harry Potter|
|Debut||TV Show: David Copperfield (1999)|
Film: The Tailor of Panama (2001)
|Height||In Centimetre- 165 cm|
In Metre- 1.65 m
In Feet- 5’5”
|Weight||In Kilogram- 60 kg |
In Pound- 143 lbs
|Body Measurement||Chest- 38 Inches |
Waist- 30 Inches
Biceps- 16 Inches
|Date Of Birth||23 July 1989|
|Daniel Radcliffe Age (2022)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Leo|
|Home town||London, United Kingdom|
|School||Redcliffe Gardens School|
Sussex House School
City of London School.
|Marital Status||In a Relationship|
|Affairs/Girlfriend||Erin Maya Darke|
|Parents||Father- Alam Redchliffe |
Mother- Mercier Gresham
|Favorite Food||Fish, Sushi, Pizza, Chocolate, Diet Coke|
|Favorite Color||Yellow & Blue|
|Favorite TV Shows||The Simpsons (1989-), Family Guy (1999-), Dad’s Army (1968-1977)|
|Favorite Movie||Mystic River (2003), Goodbye Lenin! (2003), The Edukators (2004), 12 Angry Men (1957)|
|Daniel Radcliffe Net Worth (2022)||110 Million USD|
Childhood & Early Life Career
Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London, England to Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham. His father is a literary agent and his mother worked as a casting agent for BBC.
Radcliffe belonged to a working class family; his father is a profuse protestant and his mother belonged to the Jewish faith. Both her parents had acted in small acting projects when they were children.
He was interested in acting professionally from the age of five but it was when he was finally ten years old that he got a role in BBC adaptation of Dickens’ book ‘David Copperfield’.
Radcliffe attended two different private schools in England namely: Sussex House School and City of London School. He suffered from bullying in the school after he started getting famous through his movies.
It became difficult for him to attend school owing to his busy acting schedules and he decided to not pursue college or university as he knew already that he wants to write and act and college education would come in the way.
He met Rossane Coker in 2007 while she was assisting on the sets of ‘Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince’. She is 23 years old and he claims that he is in love with her and they are taking it one step at a time.
In 2008, Radcliffe told the media that he suffers from a neurological disorder development coordination disorder. He said that it gets so bad that he cannot even do day to day activities.
Daniel Radcliffe Career
In 1999, when Radcliffe was 10 years old, he bagged the lead role in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’. He gave quite a few auditions for the role before he was finally signed on the project.
In 2000, Radcliffe got an offer to audition for the role in the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. His parents were insistent on not sending him for the auditions because the contract required him to do all the seven movies in Los Angeles.
The writer of the series J.K. Rowling wanted Radcliffe to play the lead role in the movie. After several auditions he was selected for the movie. Initially, he signed a two-movie contract and was promised that the shooting will take place in the UK.
The movie was finally released in 2001 and Radcliffe got a seven figure salary for it. It was the highest grossing movie of the year. His performance was critically acclaimed. In the same year, he did ‘The Tailor of Panama’.
In 2002, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ was released and Radcliffe received positive critical appreciation for it. The movie was the second highest grossing film of the year worldwide.
In 2004, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ was released and got the highest acclaim out of all the movies from the series till date. It was the lowest-grossing movie out of the whole series.
In 2005, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ came out and it was directed by Mike Newell and produced by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Art Direction.
In 2007, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’. For this movie he got many award nominations and he was awarded the National Movie Award for the category of Best Male Performance. He also made an appearance in ‘December Boys’.
In 2007, Radcliffe did a movie called ‘My Boy Jack’ along with the Hollywood star Carey Mulligan. It was a television movie that was broadcasted on ITV. His acting in the movie got critical acclaim.
In 2009, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price’ was released as the second last movie of the series. He was nominated for the Best Male Performance and Global Superstar at the MTV Movie Awards.
In 2010, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ was released and the movie did well comparatively in the UK. The movie achieved average reviews from the media.
In 2011, the final movie out of the series ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ was released. The movie got the biggest first-day opening and the biggest weekend. It is considered to be the 4th highest grossing movie of all time.
In 2013, Radcliffe starred in ‘Kill Your Darlings’, a thriller drama which was directed by John Krokidas. He also did ‘The F Word’ and ‘Horns’ in the same year. He did ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Radcliffe starred as Igor in a science fiction horror film Victor Frankenstein (2015), directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Max Landis. The film was based on contemporary adaptations of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein.
Radcliffe starred in the action adventure film Now You See Me 2 (2016) alongside Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson. playing a technological prodigy, entrepreneur, criminal mastermind and a main leading antagonist all along with Michael Caine’s character named Arthur Tressler
Radcliffe will star as the villain in the action-adventure comedy film The Lost City, opposite Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.
He is also slated to portray musician “Weird Al” Yankovic in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a biographical film produced for Roku.
Awards and Honors
- 2016- Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantstic de Catalunya- Best Actor- Swiss Army Man
- 2013- Glamor Awards- Man of the Year
- 2013- Empire Awards- Empire Hero Award
- 2012- MTV Movie Awards- Best Hero- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
- 2012- People’s Choice Awards- Favorite Movie Actor- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
- 2007- National Movie Awards- Best Male Performance- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Some Facts About Daniel Radcliffe
- Radcliffe is an atheist and claims that he is very proud of being Jewish.
- He has been ranked as the ‘Most Valuable Young Stars’ by the Forbes magazine.
- Radcliffe is considered to be the richest teenager in England.