Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe
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Born Daniel Jacob Radcliffe on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, United Kingdom

Daniel Radcliffe began his acting career at the age of 10 in the 1999 TV miniseries "David Copperfield," followed by his cinematic debut in "The Tailor of Panama" in 2001. But of course he's best known for playing the famous boy wizard at the center of J.K. Rowling's blockbuster "Harry Potter" series.

Fans of the series first saw Radcliffe play the leading role in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2001. He grew with the main character over 10 year and eight films. His boyish features and appealing personality made him an audience favorite, but Radcliffe also aimed to establish his career separate from the iconic role.

In 2007, Radcliffe drew worldwide press coverage for his leading role in a West End Production of "Equus", which required the actor to appear nude. He also starred in the Australian drama "December Boys."

After the Harry Potter series, Radcliffe went on to play a range of film roles from a stately widowed lawyer in "The Woman in Black" to beatnick poet Allen Ginsberg in "Kill Your Darlings."

He has also drew acclaim for his performance in several other stage productions including the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" – where he proved to be an adept singer and dancer — and "The Cripple of Inishmaan."

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