61 Facts About Daniel Radcliffe


Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on 23 July 1989 and is an English actor.


Daniel Radcliffe rose to fame at age twelve, when he began portraying Harry Potter in the film series of the same name.


Over his career, Radcliffe has received various awards and nominations.


Daniel Radcliffe made his acting debut at age 10 in the BBC One television film David Copperfield, followed by his feature film debut in The Tailor of Panama.


Daniel Radcliffe portrayed Allen Ginsberg in the drama film Kill Your Darlings, FBI agent Nate Foster in the crime drama Imperium, and Weird Al Yankovic in the musical film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.


Daniel Radcliffe branched out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the West End and Broadway productions of Equus.


Daniel Radcliffe returned to Broadway in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, earning a Grammy Award nomination, and Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, the satirical play The Lifespan of a Fact, and Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.


Daniel Radcliffe returned to the West End in revivals of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Samuel Becket's Endgame.


Daniel Radcliffe has contributed to many charities, including Demelza Hospice Care for Children and the Trevor Project; the latter awarded him its Hero Award in 2011 for his advocacy with LGBTQ youth.


Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, London, England on 23 July 1989, the only child of Marcia Jeannine Gresham and literary agent Alan George Radcliffe.


Daniel Radcliffe's Jewish mother was born in South Africa, traces her ancestry to Jewish immigrants from Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia, and was raised in the English town of Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex.


Daniel Radcliffe was educated at three private schools for boys in London: Redcliffe School, Sussex House School, and the City of London School.


Daniel Radcliffe has admitted to not being a very good student, considering school useless and finding the work "really difficult".


Daniel Radcliffe achieved A grades in the three AS level exams that he took in 2006, but decided to take a break from education and did not attend university.


Daniel Radcliffe first expressed a desire to act at age five.


Daniel Radcliffe made his film debut in The Tailor of Panama, an American film based on John le Carre's 1996 spy novel, which was a moderate commercial success.


Daniel Radcliffe asked him 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 JK Rowling.


Eight months later, following several auditions, Daniel Radcliffe was selected to play the part.


Daniel Radcliffe received a seven-figure salary for the lead role, but asserted that the fee was "not that important" to him; his parents chose to invest the money for him.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the second-highest grossing Harry Potter film at that point, and Daniel Radcliffe singled out the humour as a reason for the film's creative success.


Daniel Radcliffe reprised the role of Harry for the fifth time in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


Daniel Radcliffe stated that director David Yates and co-star Imelda Staunton made Order of the Phoenix the "most fun" film to work on in the series.


Daniel Radcliffe's performance earned him several award nominations, and he received the 2008 National Movie Award for "Best Male Performance".


Daniel Radcliffe received nominations for "Best Male Performance" and "Global Superstar" at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.


Daniel Radcliffe appeared in the film December Boys, an Australian family drama about four orphans that was shot in 2005 and released to theaters in mid-September 2007.


In 2007, Daniel Radcliffe co-starred with Carey Mulligan in My Boy Jack, a television drama film shown on ITV.


At age seventeen, in a bid to demonstrate people that he was prepared for adult roles, Daniel Radcliffe starred in a West End revival of Peter Shaffer's play Equus at the Gielgud Theatre.


Daniel Radcliffe took on the lead role of Alan Strang, a stable boy who has an obsession with horses.


Daniel Radcliffe's performance was acclaimed, as critics were impressed by the nuance and depth of his against-type role.


Daniel Radcliffe continued in the lead role, starring alongside Kate Mulgrew, Anna Camp, and his Harry Potter co-star Richard Griffiths.


Daniel Radcliffe was nervous about reprising the role on Broadway as he considered American audiences to be more discerning than those in London.


Daniel Radcliffe portrays a man sent to deal with the legal matters of a mysterious woman who has just died, and soon after he begins to experience strange events and hauntings from the ghost of a woman dressed in black.


Daniel Radcliffe has said he was "incredibly excited" to be part of the film and described the script as "beautifully written".


Daniel Radcliffe starred in an Irish-Canadian romantic comedy film The F Word directed by Michael Dowseand written by Elan Mastai, based on TJ Dawe and Michael Rinaldi's play Toothpaste and Cigars and then he starred in an American dark fantasy horror film directed by Alexandre Aja Horns.


Also in 2013, Daniel Radcliffe performed at the Noel Coward Theatre in the stage play revival of Martin McDonagh's dark comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan as the lead, Billy Claven, for which he won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play.


Daniel Radcliffe starred as Igor in a science fiction horror film Victor Frankenstein, directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Max Landis.


Daniel Radcliffe starred as Sam Houser, one of the founders of Rockstar Games, in the biographical drama film The Gamechangers.


Daniel Radcliffe starred in the action adventure film Now You See Me 2 alongside Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson.


In 2016, Daniel Radcliffe portrayed Manny, a talkative corpse, in the indie film Swiss Army Man with Paul Dano.


Daniel Radcliffe played Nate Foster, an idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy group.


Daniel Radcliffe starred off-Broadway at The Public Theater in a documentary theatre piece titled Privacy, playing the role of The Writer.


In 2018, Daniel Radcliffe portrayed a pilot smuggling drugs across borders in the independent action-thriller Beast of Burden directed by Jesper Ganslandt.


Daniel Radcliffe returned to Broadway in the ninety-minute comedy play The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 54 Theatre with Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones.


In 2019, Daniel Radcliffe starred as Craig in the TBS comedy limited series Miracle Workers based on the book by Simon Rich.


In 2020, Daniel Radcliffe starred as Miles in the action comedy film Guns Akimbo directed by Jason Lei Howden and co-starring Samara Weaving and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.


Daniel Radcliffe starred as Tim Jenkin in the thriller film Escape from Pretoria, based on the real-life prison escape by three young political prisoners from jail in South Africa in 1979.


Daniel Radcliffe played the role of Prince Frederick in the Netflix special Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt opposite Ellie Kemper.


Daniel Radcliffe reunited with multiple cast members of the Harry Potter film series for an HBO Max special titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which was released on 1 January 2022.


Daniel Radcliffe portrayed musician "Weird Al" Yankovic in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a biographical parody film produced for The Roku Channel.


In early 2022, Daniel Radcliffe returned to the stage acting in the New York Theatre Workshop revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along playing Charley Kringas.


Daniel Radcliffe designed the Cu-Bed for Habitat's VIP Kids range with all the royalties from the sale of the bed going directly to his favourite charity, Demelza House Children's Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent.


Daniel Radcliffe has urged fans to make donations to the charity's Candle for Care programme in lieu of giving him Christmas presents.


Daniel Radcliffe has made donations in support of Get Connected UK, a London-based free confidential national helpline for troubled youth.


Daniel Radcliffe previously supported the Liberal Democrats, and endorsed then-Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in the 2010 general election.


Daniel Radcliffe first learnt of the organisation while performing Equus on Broadway in 2008 and has contributed financially to it.


Daniel Radcliffe received The Trevor Project's Hero Award in 2011 for his contributions.


Daniel Radcliffe has been in a relationship with American actress Erin Darke since 2012, after having met on the set of Kill Your Darlings.


In 2008, Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he has a mild form of the neurological disorder dyspraxia, which sometimes prevents him from doing simple activities such as writing or tying his shoelaces.


Daniel Radcliffe has expressed his fondness for rap music and admitted to having "an obsession with memorising complicated, lyrically intricate and fast songs".


Daniel Radcliffe is close to his family, whom he credits for keeping him grounded.


Daniel Radcliffe was considered to be the richest teenager in England later that year.