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

23 July 1989 (1989-07-23) (age 31)
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 and producer. He is best known for playing the titular protagonist in the Harry Potter film series during his adolescence and early adulthood.

Born and raised in London, Radcliffe made his acting debut at age 10 in BBC One's 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. The same year, he starred in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Over the next 10 years, he played the lead role in seven sequels, culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). During this period, Radcliffe became one of the highest-paid actors in the world, earned worldwide fame, popularity, and critical acclaim, and received many accolades for his performances in the series.

Following the success of the Harry Potter films, Radcliffe has been in many other movies. Since 2018, Radcliffe has starred in the TBS anthology television series Miracle Workers.

Radcliffe has contributed to many charities, including Demelza Hospice Care for Children and The Trevor Project; the latter charity gave him its Hero Award in 2011.

Career

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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