He went on to perform on Broadway in plays such as The only child of a literary agent and a casting director, Daniel Radcliffe has achieved international stardom for his work in the Harry Potter films, adaptations of the beloved best-sellers by J. Radcliffe made his acting debut in the 1999 television movie proved to be a box-office smash.Audiences adored Radcliffe as the lead character, an orphaned boy who attends a special school for wizards in training.And Daniel Radcliffe is clearly a very astute young man. He's polite to the photographer, polite to the PR, polite to the various people milling around the hotel suite who are all there, it's clear, because of him.He's polite as the photographer snaps, and asks him to look this way, and that way, and out of the window, and polite as the photographer leaves.And the fever surrounding the series simply seemed to grow with each new film.The eight-film series spanned more than a decade of Radcliffe's life.He is famously known for playing Harry Potter in the feature film series based on the books written by JK Rowling.
That same year, he portrayed American poet Allen Ginsberg in "Kill Your Darlings." He met his current girlfriend, Erin Darke, on the set of the film. Radcliffe has also published poetry under the pen name Jacob Gershon.
Since his days in the blockbuster franchise, Radcliffe has starred on Broadway and in indie movies, earning critical acclaim and shedding his child star image along the way. Radcliffe expressed an interest in acting when he was only five years old. At 10 years old, the young actor made his screen debut in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens's "David Copperfield" (1999), playing the titular character as a young boy. The performance led to getting cast in the "Harry Potter" series. Rowling added, "I don't think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry." 7. Radcliffe ultimately signed up to play Harry Potter, though, after Warner Bros. Before "Harry Potter" kicked off, however, the actor made his film debut in "The Tailor of Panama" (2001). In the six years between "The Tailor of Panama" and "December Boys," Radcliffe starred in five "Harry Potter" movies. After the first "Harry Potter" was released, some of Radcliffe's classmates would make fun of the actor, though Radcliffe never took it personally.
This fall, the (still) young actor stars in the devilish "Horns." From "The Simpsons" to his connection to Charles Dickens, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born July 23, 1989 in West London, England to Marcia Gresham Jacobson and Alan George Radcliffe. His mother is a casting agent born in South Africa and raised in Essex, England. Chris Columbus, the director of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (2001), saw Radcliffe in "David Copperfield" and insisted the actor audition. Radcliffe's parents were reluctant to let him audition because the contract required shooting all seven films in Los Angeles. offered a revised two-movie contract with filming in the UK. After the success of "Harry Potter," Radcliffe became the youngest non-royal to have his portrait displayed in London's prestigious National Portrait Gallery. Eventually, due to his busy schedule, he stopped going to school and was educated on set by tutors. Since his "Harry Potter" days, Radcliffe has worked consistently on screen and on the stage.
Maybe he hasn’t been in official relationships with all the gals on this list, BUT we can state with much confidence that he has definitely kissed at least 5/6 at least once — hey, acting counts!
'I've got to start," says Daniel Radcliffe, "by saying my mum sent me a column you wrote." For a moment, I'm thrown.
Before Ginny, Harry Potter didn’t have much luck with love.