DANIEL RADCLIFFE BIOGRAPHY
Full Name: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Birthday: July 23, 1989
Height: 5' 5.5"
City of Birth: Fulham, West London, England
Biography: Daniel was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London England. He has wanted to act since the age of five, but his parents were not keen on letting him act. He never gave up, though, and eventually landed his first major role in the 1999 movie "David Copperfield" as young David. Dan also had a role in the 2001 "The Tailor of Panama". It was a spy thriller that was released in the spring of 2001. Daniel really hit it off when he won the role of Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Over 16,000 kids auditioned for the part of Harry Potter. Daniel's favorite book of the Harry Potter series is "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". His favorite character is Hagrid.
Parents: Marcia Gresham and Alan Radcliffe.
Pets: Two border terriers named Binka and Nugget
Movies: Apollo 13, Twelve Angry Men, Moulin Rouge, and Whats Eating Gilbert Grape.
Football team: Fulham football club
Sport: formula one racing
Music Groups: Stereophonics, U2, and REM
Game: Medal of Honour
TV Show: The Simpsons, WWF
Harry Potter Book: The Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter Characters: Hagrid and the Weasleys
HP Word: "Voldemort"
Actresses: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger
Actors: Ed Harris, Jude Law, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro
Book: "Holes" by Louis Sachar and the Harry Potter series
Candy: Mar Bars
Drink: Diet Coke
Fast Food: McDonald's
Colors: Green, Red and Gold
In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, playing his playstation, working out, and writting stories. In the future, if he does not continue to act he would like to write or become a director.
He attempted to read the first Harry Potter book when he was eight, but he could not finish it. He finally read the whole book when he was cast as the lead role of the film.
Has never actually seen the film The Tailor of Panama, in which he appeared.
He goes to an all-boys private school.
Pranks he's pulled:
"I played a trick on the make-up department where I put a fake blood capsule im my mouth, pretended to trip on the stairs and let the blood come out of my mouth. They really fell for it, then they chased after me with a water pistol."
"Everyone on the set has a mobile phone, and I found by pushing a few buttons, they could be programmed into different languages. I fixed Robbie's to speak in Turkish."
"I was in the bath when I found out that I got the roll of Harry Potter. I heard the phone ring downstairs,and later my dad came up to me and said,'Guess who they want to play Harry Potter?' And I cried."
"I'm not clumsy, I'm accident-prone!"
"I cried when I saw my name in the end credits!"
"But I don't think it's going to happen. I don't think I'll do all of them - I'll probably get too spotty or too tall or I'll shrink or something."
Does he believe in magic? "Absolutely. 100 percent."
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - Harry Potter
The Tailor of Panama (2001) - Mark Pendel
David Copperfield (1999) - young David
The Regis and Kelly Show (2003)
The Caroline Rhea Show (2002)
The Early Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Today Show
c/o Harry Potter Productions
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