Radcliffe, Daniel


August 11, 2022

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (eng. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe; born July 23, 1989, London, England, UK) is a British theater, film and television actor, producer. Known as the performer of the role of Harry Potter in a long-term series of films of the same name, based on the works of the writer J.K. Rowling. In 2009, he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest paid actor of the decade. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California for his contributions to motion pictures.


Childhood and youth

Born July 23, 1989 in Fulham, West London. The only child in the family. Mother - Marcia Janine Gresham Jacobson, a casting agent, a native of South Africa of Jewish origin, father - Alan George Radcliffe, a literary agent, a Protestant, was born in Banbridge (Northern Ireland). Raised outside of religion. Radcliffe's maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Russia. In 2019, he took part in the TV show "Family Pedigree", where he learned a lot about his family ties. Already at the age of 5, he began to show interest in the acting profession, when he appeared in a school production as a monkey. Radcliffe was educated at two private boys' schools, Sussex House School and City of London School. However, later it became very difficult for him to visit them, because because of his role in the first part of the Harry Potter film, classmates began to be hostile towards him. As a result, I had to leave school.


The young actor first appeared on screen in 1999 in the BBC TV movie David Copperfield. In the same year, he auditioned for the role of Harry James Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone directed by Chris Columbus. Filming began in 2000, and the release of the tape took place in 2001. The film was a huge success, with worldwide box office receipts exceeding $970 million. Prior to that, Radcliffe appeared in a small role in The Tailor of Panama (starring Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush). This was followed by sequels - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", "Harry Potter and the Gifts Death: H