Biography / trivia
# Daniel Radcliffe’s birth name is Daniel Jacob Radcliffe. He was born on 23rd July 1989 in London, England to Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham. His father served as a literary agent and his mother is a casting agent.
# Radcliffe’s parents are from different religion, his father is Protestant while his mother is a Jewish and hence Radcliffe was raised in a secular way having no religion.
# He attended two schools namely Sussex House School & City of London School. After his Harry Potter release it was difficult for him to attend school due to his hectic schedule and his classmates also gave him hard time out of jealous. Later he tried to continue his education with the help of on-set tutors but finally dropped the idea of higher education as he found it to be useless and hence he didn’t attend any college.
# His Hollywood film debut was with “The Tailor of Panama” in 2001 but he came to lime light after blockbuster series of Harry Potter. Even before his debut in Hollywood film he worked for BBC One TV movie “David Copperfield” in 1999 when he was just 10 years old.
# Radcliffe revealed his health problems for the first time in 2008. He is suffering from a neurological disorder dyspraxia and it sometimes troubles him a lot making him unable to write or tie his shoelaces.
# In 2010 he gave up drinking alcohol, he gave a public statement affirming the same and stated that he was becoming too much reliant alcohol.
# When he was just 16 his portrait was unveiled in Britain’s “National Portrait Gallery” On 13 April 2006. The portrait was drawn by well known artist Stuart Pearson Wright.
# Apart from films he actively involves himself in charity works which includes his contributions to “Demelza House Children’s Hospice” & “The Trevor Project”. His contribution to Trevor Project earned him “Hero Award” in 2011, he worked on the project to create awareness of gay teen suicide prevention, he is advocating for equal rights to gays, lesbians and bisexuals. He worked for NGOs educating the people about AIDS.
# He loves to play cricket and watches crucial series without missing, he is a great fan of Indian cricket legend “Sachin Tendulkar”. Apart from cricket he loves Writing poems and published few poems in 2007 as Jacob Gershon, his pen name.
# In 2010 Forbes named him as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and his wealth was estimated at £28.5 million in 2010. Despite of that he never spends money on expensive fantasies, his major portion of income goes to buying books!!
# Radcliffe started to date Rosie Coker in 2012, she works as production assistant in an interview he said “She’s far too good for me!”.
“I’m not an easy person to love. There are lots of times when I’m a very good boyfriend, but there are times when I’m useless. I mean, I’m a mess around the house. I talk nonstop. I become obsessed with things.”
“I have always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals. Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it.”
“My friends and I were thrilled to meet Sachin and get his autograph. I am a huge fan, he is truly a legend.”
“I was having a hard time at school, in terms of being crap at everything, with no discernible talent.”
“I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation.”
“I want to keep acting. I want to test myself. And I’m sure I’ll cock up a few times, but that’s to be expected. I don’t have any certain plans. For now I just want to try things and see.”
Filmography / all movies list
|2001||The Tailor of Panama||John Boorman||Geoffrey Rush,Pierce Brosnan,Jamie Lee Curtis|
|–||Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone||Chris Columbus||Richard Harris,Rupert Grint,Emma Watson|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Chris Columbus||Emma Watson,Rupert Grint,Richard Harris|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Alfonso Cuarón||Rupert Grint,Emma Watson,Gary Oldman|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Mike Newell||Emma Watson,Rupert Grint,Michael Gambon|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||David Yates||Emma Watson,Rupert Grint,Ralph Fiennes|
|–||December Boys||Rod Hardy||Victoria Hill,Jack Thompson,Teresa Palmer|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||David Yates||Emma Watson,Rupert Grint,Michael Gambon|
|–||Journey||Bronwen Hughes||Andrée Bernard,Roger Lloyd-Pack|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I||David Yates||Helena Bonham Carter,Emma Watson,Alan Rickman|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II||David Yates||Rupert Grint,Emma Watson|
|2012||The Woman in Black||James Watkins||Ciarán Hinds,Janet McTeer,Sophie Stuckey|
|2013||Kill Your Darlings||John Krokidas||Elizabeth Olsen,Dane DeHaan,Michael C. Hall|