Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born 23 July 1989 and he is an English actor, best known for playing Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series during his teens and early adulthood.

  • Full name: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
  • Age/How old?: 30
  • Date of birth: July 23, 1989
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Education: City of London School
  • Birthday: July 23
  • Nationality: British
  • Father’s Name: Alan George Redcliffe
  • Mother’s Name: Marcia Jeannine Gresham
  • Siblings: None
  • Married?: yes
  • Children / Kids: Not available
  • Height/How tall?: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 117 pounds
  • Profession : Actor
  • Net worth : $110 million

Daniel Radcliffe Biography

He was born on 23 July 1989 at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in the Hammersmith district of London, the only child of Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham (born Jacobson). 

His mother is Jewish and she  was born in South Africa and raised in Westcliff-on-Sea , Essex . 

His father grew up in Banbridge , County Down , Northern Ireland, in a “very working class” Protestant family. Radcliffe’s maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Germany, Poland, and Russia. 

In 2019, Radcliffe explored both sides of her family history in the BBC’s sixteenth series Who Do You Think You Are? Radcliffe’s parents had acted like children. 

His dad is a literary agent and his mom is a casting agent who has been involved in several films for the BBC, including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Walk Away and I Stumble . 

He was educated at three independent boys’ schools: Redcliffe School, a day school in Chelsea’s Redcliffe Square; Sussex House School,  a day school in Chelsea’s Cadogan Square;  and the City of London School, a day school on the north bank of the River Thames in London’s financial district (known as the City of London).

After the release of the first Harry Potter film , going to school proved difficult for Radcliffe as some classmates became hostile, although he states that they were just trying to “have a chance with the kid who plays Harry Potter” instead of acting bad of jealousy.

Daniel Radcliffe Net Worth

Radcliffe’s was reported to have made £1 million for the first Harry Potter film  and around £15 million for the sixth. 

Radcliffe appeared in the Sunday Times Rich List in 2006, which estimated his personal fortune at £14 million, making him one of the wealthiest young people in the UK. 

In March 2009, he was ranked number one on Forbes ‘ “Most Valuable Young Stars” list,  and in April The Daily Telegraph measured his net worth at £30 million, making him the 12th youngest richest in the UK.

He was considered the richest teenager in England later that year. 

In February 2010, he was named the sixth highest-paid male Hollywood star  and ranked number five on Forbes ‘ December list of highest-grossing Hollywood actors with a motion picture income of 780 million dollars mainly due to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that year. 

The Sunday Times Rich List for 2020, estimated his net worth at £94 million.

Daniel Radcliffe Height

Daniel stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Daniel Radcliffe Career

He first expressed a desire to act at age five,  and, aged ten, made his acting debut in BBC One’s televised two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield (1999), which portrays the title character as a young boy.

He made his film debut in The Tailor of Panama (2001), an American film based on John le Carré’s 1996 spy novel, and a moderate commercial success. 

Daniel Radcliffe And Harry Potter
He at the July 2009 premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In 2000, he was asked by producer David Heyman 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 J. K. Rowling. 

Rowling had been looking for an unknown British actor to play the character, and the film’s director, Chris Columbus, recalled thinking, “This is what I want. This is Harry Potter” after seeing a video of the young actor in David Copperfield . 

Eight months later, after several auditions, he was selected to play the part. Rowling supported the selection, saying, “I don’t think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry.” 

His parents originally turned down the offer, having been told it would involve six films shot in Los Angeles.  Warner Bros. instead offered him a two-picture deal with shooting in the UK.  He was unsure at the time if he would act in more than two Harry Potter films . 

The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone took place in 2001 he received a seven-figure salary for the lead role, but stated that the fee was “not that important” to him;  his parents decided to invest the money for him. 

The film was very popular and received positive reviews, with critics taking note of him:  “He is the embodiment of every reader’s imagination.

It’s wonderful to see a young hero who looks so scholarly and is filled with curiosity and connecting with very real emotions, from solemn intelligence and delight of discovery to deep family longing,” wrote Bob Graham of the San Francisco Chronicle

A year later, he starred in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , the second installment in the series. Critics were positive about the lead actors performances, but had polarized opinions about the film as a whole. 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) was the third film in the series. Radcliffe’s performance was criticized by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, who felt that his co-star Emma Watson had to take it up with her performance.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) was the second highest-grossing Harry Potter film at the time, and Radcliffe singled out humor as one of the reasons for the film’s creative success. 

The future of the franchise was thrown into question when him, Watson and co-star Rupert Grint hesitated to sign on to continue their roles. 

By March 2007, however, hehad signed on for the final Harry Potter films ; his casting ended weeks of “press speculation that he would be denied the part because of his involvement in Equus “, in which he had performed nude on stage. 

He reprise the role of Harry for the fourth time in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

He 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. His performance earned him several award nominations and he received the 2008 National Film Award for “Best Male Performance“.

Radcliffe, Grint, and Emma Watson left their handprints, footprints, and wand prints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , the sixth installment in the series, premiered in July 2009.

He received nominations for “Best Male Performance” and “Global Superstar” at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.

Daniel Radcliffe Movies

He made his acting debut at age ten in the BBC One television movie David Copperfield (1999), followed by his film debut in The Tailor of Panama (2001). The same year he starred in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone . 

Over the next ten years, he played the title role in seven sequels , culminating in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). During this period, he became one of the highest-paid actors in the world, gaining worldwide fame, popularity, and critical acclaim, receiving much praise for his performances in the series.

Following the success of Harry Potter, Radcliffe Ginsberg in the film Kill Your Darlings (2013); the main character’s assistant Igor in the sci-fi fantasy Victor Frankenstein (2015); Manny, a sentient corpse in the comedy-drama Swiss Army Man (2016); tech prodigy Walter Mabry in the heist-thriller Now You See Me 2 (2016); and FBI agent Nate Foster in the critically acclaimed thriller Imperium (2016). 

He began branching out into stage acting in 2007, starring in the West End and Broadway productions of Equus and in the 2011 Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying . Since 2019, Radcliffe has starred in the TBS anthology television series Miracle Workers.

Daniel Radcliffe Weird Al

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is American biographical parody film from year 2021 that is directed by Eric Appel from a screenplay he was co-written with Al Yankovic. The movie, a satire of biopics and loosely that it is based on Yankovic’s life and career, stars Daniel Radcliffe as Yankovic,  with Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss, Julianne Nicholson, and Quinta Brunson in supporting roles.

Daniel Radcliffe Girlfriend

He is in a relationship with his long time girlfriend Erin Darke. The two met in 2012 and are still together until now. 

Erin, who is 35, is also an actress and has starred in Still Alice, Don’t Think Twice and one of Miriam’s co-workers in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She also starred in the television show Good Girls Revolt as Cindy.

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