Daniel Radcliffe

What is one thing that someone thinks when they hear the name Daniel Radcliffe….Harry Potter of course. But the Harry Potter series is not the only time he has been on the big and small screen.Though he is most known for being “the boy who lived” he has been in  numerous projects that just increase his fame. Mr. Radcliffe has been in at least 23 movies and has appeared many times in various TV series.

He was born July 23 of 1989 in Fulham, England to literary agent Alan Radcliffe and casting agent Marcia Gresham. During his early life, Daniel Radcliffe was very cultural with his mother being born in South Africa to a Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, German Jewish family and his father being born with a Northern Ireland background. As a young child, he started performing in some small school productions. He soon had his debut as an actor in David Copperfield (1999) and played the lead role. A few short years later he acted in The Tailor of Panama as Mark Pendel. One of his co-stars Jamie Lee Curtis (played a parent role along with Geoffrey Rush) informed Radcliffe’s  mother that he could be the real life Harry Potter. Soon afterwards he became Harry Potter appearing in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001. He then appeared in the next movies in the series that followed. With his role in Harry Potter he became famous gaining fans everywhere.

Radcliffe’s trademark is his blue eyes, which almost did not appear in the Harry Potter movies because in the books Harry’s eyes are green. A major reason why his eyes are his natural blue instead of the green is when he put the contacts into his eyes he had a severe allergic reaction and the idea of him wearing contacts were scraped.

As the Harry Potter series grew and all too soon came an end, Radcliffe grew as an actor and matured. Sometimes with child actors, even though they are adorable, they sometimes end up holding on to the past or becoming bad actors (not to offend anyone), but in Radcliffe’s case when Harry Potter ended he moved on to many different projects and improving his acting even more.  

One thing that many people do not know about Radcliffe is that he loves to play pranks. He played a prank on one of his co-stars (Robbie Coltrane) by stealing his phone and changing it so that the messages that were received were in Turkish . One time, he gave the makeup department a scare by coming into the studio with his face bloodied and saying that he had gotten into a fight. To find out more on what Radcliffe has been in or just wanting to look at interesting fact about him go to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0705356/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm.

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Emily Keller
Emily is a 11th grader. She loves to listen to music in her free time.