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Who is Daniel Radcliffe?

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989, in London, England. His father, Alan Radcliffe was a literary agent at International Creative Management and his mother, Marcia Gresham was a casting agent.

He studied at Sussex House School and City of London School.

In December 1999, Daniel Radcliffe appeared in a BBC adaptation of David Copperfield, which led to him being spotted for the life-changing role of Harry Potter, initially in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, which was released in November 2001.

Daniel Radcliffe made the role his own and continued to play Harry Potter in all the films based around JK Rowling's books.

In 2007, Daniel Radcliffe played the lead role in Equus in London's West End and he also appeared in the play when it transferred to Broadway.

In 2007, Daniel Radcliffe starred as Jack, the son of Rudyard Kipling in ITV's My Boy Jack. Daniel Radcliffe told the BBC: "The tragedy isn't just about the war, it's about the idea of the parents outliving the children, which is the greatest tragedy imaginable really."

In December 2007, The Guardian reported how Daniel Radcliffe was cast as Dan Eldon in the film Journey. Dan Eldon was a 22-year-old journalist, who was stoned to death in Mogadishu in July 1993.

In July 2007, Daniel Radcliffe became the youngest actor to be a waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London.

Daniel Radcliffe suffers from dyspraxia, which impairs the organisation of movement.

Apart from Equus, Daniel Radcliffe has had other notable stage performances including as a disabled orphan Billy Claven in The Cripple of Inishmaan and as the young window cleaner J Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Apart from the Potter films, his film credits include Kill Your Darlings and Victor Frankenstein.

He met his girlfriend Erin Darke on the set of Kill Your Darlings.

The Sunday Times Rich List in 2016 estimated Daniel Radcliffe's net worth to be £74 million.

In 2016, Daniel Radcliffe was cast in the movie Now You See Me 2 and Swiss Army Man.

Meanwhile it was revealed that Radcliffe would play Rosencrantz opposite Joshua McGuire's Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern at the Old Vic theatre in 2017.

In October 2019, he was named by Heat magazine as the second richest celebrity aged 30 or under.

In March 2020, he appeared on Desert Island Discs.

At the same time, Daniel Radcliffe's new play Endgame became the first major London production to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Mrach 2023, Daniel Radcliffe confirmed he was expecting his first child with long-term partner Erin Darke.

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