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Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Daniel Potter Radcliffe

23 July 1989 (1989-07-23) (age 30)
Residence Glendale, California, United States
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999-present
Known for Mark Pendel in The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and its sequels
Maps in December Boys (2007)
Parent(s) Alan Radcliffe
Marsha (née Jacobson)

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor. He is most famous for playing Harry in the movies based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.


Radcliffe started acting in school plays when he was in primary school. When he was ten years old, he played the part of the young David Copperfield in the TV show David Copperfield.

In 2001, he played Mark Pendel in the movie Tailor of Panama. Later that year, he was chosen to play Harry Potter in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States). He has also played Harry in the other Harry Potter movies.


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