Born: 23 July 1989
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: The actor who plays Harry Potter in the movies
Daniel Radcliffe is the actor who starred as boy wizard Harry Potter
in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
and its sequels: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(2005, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
(2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
(2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(2011). The films were based on the popular series of novels by British author J.K. Rowling
. Radcliffe's first big film appearance was in the title role of the BBC TV adaptation of David Copperfield
(1999). He has also appeared in the films The Tailor of Panama
(2001, starring Pierce Brosnan
), December Boys
(2006) and My Boy Jack
(2007). Radcliffe starred in a major London revival of the play Equus
in 2007, appearing nude in one much-discussed scene.
In the United States, the first Harry Potter film was titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone… Harry Potter’s friends Hermione and Ron are played in the movies by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, and his young nemesis Draco Malfoy is played by Tom Felton.
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