Daniel Radcliffe Biography
Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor best known for his role as Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. Born on July 23, 1989, in London, England, Radcliffe began his acting career at a young age and quickly rose to fame, becoming a household name after his portrayal of the boy wizard.
Daniel Radcliffe was born in London to Alan Radcliffe, a literary agent, and Marcia Gresham, a casting director. Radcliffe has one younger brother, who is also an actor. Radcliffe’s parents were both involved in the entertainment industry, which likely influenced his interest in acting from a young age.
Radcliffe’s acting career began at the age of ten when he landed a role in the television movie “David Copperfield” in 1999. The following year, he was cast as the lead in the film “The Tailor of Panama,” which also starred Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2001, Radcliffe was cast as Harry Potter in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” The film was a massive success, grossing over $974 million worldwide and making Radcliffe an instant celebrity.
Radcliffe went on to star in all eight Harry Potter films, which were released between 2001 and 2011. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Harry Potter, and the films remain some of the highest-grossing of all time.
Post Harry Potter Career
After the conclusion of the Harry Potter series, Radcliffe continued to act in a variety of films and television shows. He starred in the horror film “The Woman in Black” in 2012, which was a box-office success. Radcliffe also appeared in the romantic comedy “What If” in 2013 and the thriller “Now You See Me 2” in 2016.
In addition to his work in film, Radcliffe has also acted in a number of stage productions, including the play “Equus” in 2007 and the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 2011.
Radcliffe has been open about his struggles with alcoholism, which he developed during the filming of the later Harry Potter films. He has been sober since 2010 and has spoken about the importance of seeking help for addiction.
Radcliffe is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has been vocal about his support for the community. In 2012, he appeared in a public service announcement for the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.