Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born Daniel Jacob Radcliffe) is a British stage and film actor.
His career began with the TV movie "David Copperfield", but he is best known for playing the role of Harry Potter in a long-term series of films of the same name, based on the works of the writer JK Rowling. In 2009, Daniel Radcliffe 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.
Place of Birth. Education. Daniel Radcliffe was born on 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, was born in Banbridge (Northern Ireland). 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 the 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.
Film career. For the first time the young actor appeared on the screen in 1999 in the BBC TV movie "David Copperfield". In the same year, he auditioned for the role of Harry James Potter in the film directed by Chris Columbus "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". Filming began in 2000 and was released in 2001. The film was a huge success, grossing over $970 million worldwide. Before that, Radcliffe appeared in a small role in The Tailor from 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 Deaths: Part 1" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2", which made no less impressive fees.
Daniel's fee for participation in the first Harry Potter film was £150,000, for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - £5.6 million, and for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" was at least $8 million. Daniel is currently worth valued at over £23m.
On February 3, 2012, a new film featuring Daniel, The Woman in Black, was released worldwide.
In 2017, Daniel Radcliffe played the role of Amazon survivor Yossi Ginsberg in the psychological thriller The Jungle, directed by Greg McLean.
Theatrical career. In 2004, in addition to working in films, he played a role in the London version of the production of the musical comedy "The Play What I Wrote".
From February 2007 to February 2009, he played in another theatrical production - Equus, based on the famous play by Peter Schaeffer, directed by Thea Sherrock: first in the West End (Gilgud Theater, February 27 - June 9), and then on Broadway ( Broadhurst Theatre), September 5, 2008 - February 9, 2009).
According to the plot of the play, Alan Strang, a stable boy, because of his love for horses, blinds them and goes crazy (the role of Dyzert's psychiatrist was played by Richard Griffiths, Uncle Vernon in Harry Potter). After the first photos of the Radcliffe nude performance were released, many parents demanded that Daniel Radcliffe be banned from the event, threatening to ban their children from watching his films otherwise.
In 2011, he played Jay Pierpont Finch, a window cleaner from New York, in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Doing Nothing.
From February 25 to May 6, 2017, he played Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at the Old Vic Theater (Joshua Maguire as Guildenstern). The production received four-star reviews from The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph, and Radcliffe's presence ensured that the theaters were sold out for the duration of the run, resulting in an extension of the show (original closing date of 29 April). On April 20, 2017, the performance was broadcast to cinemas in the UK and around the world as part of the National Theater Live project.
Social activity. Daniel Radcliffe makes a contribution to the fight for gay rights. Speaking out against homophobia, in 2009 Radcliffe began appearing in public service announcements for The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to providing educational materials about homosexuality and suicide prevention for LGBT teenagers. The actor first learned about the project while working on the play Equus in 2008. He made a significant financial donation to this organization
In 2011, the Trevor Project awarded the actor the Hero Award.
Personal life. In January 2012, Radcliffe announced that he was in a relationship with director's assistant Rosie Cocker. But already in October of the same year it became known about their break.
Since 2012, he has been dating American actress Erin Dark, whom he met on the set of Kill Your Darlings.