Dad of the actor - literary agent Alan, and his mother worked in television casting director Marcia Gresham. Parents are strongly patronized today and watch over his only son. And they have played a major role in building the acting career of Daniel. Already in the 5-year-old Daniel she showed interest in the art of acting. Both parents were not thrilled they have chosen for the son of a London private school for boys. Her stage Radcliffe only appearing as a monkey. And later in the interview he admitted that he is afraid if the record with the school setting ever get on television. Daniel Radcliffe begged parents try their hand at the role television plays for Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens novel. Dad and Mom banned because they do not want to dream son collapsed. But out teledebyut still held. In 1999, Daniel played the young David Copperfield in the television version of another Dickens novel. This time the mother herself has sent a photo of his son on the BBC. The audience took a picture of good and Radcliffe, who beat hundreds of boys in the casting for the work praised the film's producer Kate Harwood. She noted that the young man has a certain naturalness and innocence, also easy to work with. In 2001, the young actor got a bit part in the film "The Tailor of Panama." Daniel played the son of Jamie Lee Curtis and Geoffrey Rush. And while Radcliffe was working on the painting in England began the search for talent for the film adaptation of the popular children's books about Harry Potter.
The director of the first two films of the Potter Chris Columbus once stumbled upon a tape, "David Copperfield" and looked and asked the assistant to find a young actor. By then auditioned for the role of Harry were already 9 months and 16 thousand applicants did not fit. We have even begun to joke that you have to shoot the film without the protagonist. However, when Radcliffe was invited to audition, got up on his hind legs, his parents - they re not want to let his son to audition. But then the producer ran into Daniel with his parents in the theater. It turned out that David Heyman familiar with Alan. Hayman carefully examined the boy and realized that it has everything that needs to be Harry. The father of the future celebrities realized that filming can not be avoided, because the son really could not be better suited for the role of Harry. Radcliffe, as a result, approved. "I had two reactions when I learned about the role - said Daniel, - I started to cry because I was so happy! And then, after a few hours in the middle of the night I woke up, I ran to his parents in the bedroom to ask if I did not dream it. " Daniel had to play along with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Author JK Rowling personally endorsed the young actors. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" began filming in September 2000. The picture on the screen released in November 2001. But after only three days after the premiere started shooting the second part - "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." The film was released in 2002.
Great fame after the first premiere literally fell on Daniel Radcliffe. Immediately his face graced the cover of the world's media. By the way, on the set we were all amazed at the physical preparation of Daniel. He performed all the stunts, and only in the most dangerous stunt scenes he duplicated. For example, for a scene in the game Quidditch actor hung in the air on a broomstick at a height of several meters, and it does not scare Daniel. In the next picture, "Harry Potter and the Uznak Azkaban" (2004) and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) became even more complicated tricks. Daniel practiced a lot for underwater filming and he made a vertical drop of 50 feet. "Wire to which I was tied, I fell with great speed, I even thought not keep up with the movements of the body. And the only thing that he manages to come to a head, "Wow, I'm falling ...". In the beginning I was very scared, but after a couple of takes was fun "- says Daniel. Daniel has already signed a contract for the fifth part of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," which came out in 2007. Despite the fact that the actor has clearly outgrown his hero, the picture was taken with a bang. However, as the following parts: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2".
Between the fourth and fifth season of the saga of Harry Potter, Daniel participated in the filming of a dramatic film "The Boy in December." This is a picture of the four friends who become rivals for the sake of family happiness.
Daniel received for participation in the first film in the Harry Potter 150 thousand pounds for "Goblet of Fire" had 5.6 million, and for the next series of no less than 8 million. Now the condition of the actor is estimated at 40 million pounds.
However, in addition to the play-acting Daniel Radcliffe and do not mind to other things, such as writing books or rezhessirovaniem. Seriously engaged actor and music. He almost did not let go iPOD and listen to your favorite songs. By the way, your favorite styles Daniel - from punk to Britpop. And the actor plays the bass guitar and wants to find like-minded people to create a group.
In addition to working in film in 2004, Daniel Radcliffe has played a role in the London version of the musical comedy «The Play What I Wrote». And from 2007 to 2009, the actor played in "Equus" by Peter Shaffer's play, first in the West End and then on Broadway. In the story of the boy-groom goes mad on the basis of the love of horses. After the first photos from the show, with a naked hero, Daniel, have been released, many parents were in favor, to the stage actor to drive, otherwise they forbid their children to watch movies with Daniel Radcliffe.
In 2008, the actor said that suffers from dyspraxia. That is, it can not itself tie shoelaces. In 2010, followed by the recognition that the actor suffers from alcoholism. And there was a terrible dependence, after the incredible success of the pictures of the Harry Potter. Then Daniel decided to devote himself to pleasure. But later the actor tied the habit. Daniel - an atheist. He is proud to be a Jew.
In 2009, Radcliffe said he supported the Liberal Democrats. Daniel is fighting for gay rights and opposes homophobia. In 2009, he even starred in a public service announcement for the project entitled "Trevor." The contracting authority provides educational materials about homosexuality and engaged in suicide prevention LGBT - teenagers. About Daniel learned working in 2008 on the production of "Equus." And he made a major donation to the organization. Later, the actor said that he always hated those who do not tolerate lesbians, gays and bisexuals. He himself believes luck opportunity to really help, "not as" people. In early 2012, the actor said that he met with an assistant director Rosie Coker.
The future of the franchise was put into question when Radcliffe and his co-leads Emma Watson and Rupert Grint hesitated signing on to continue their roles for the final two episodes; however, by March 2007 Radcliffe had signed for the final films, which put an end to weeks of press "speculation that he would be denied the role due to his involvement in Equus", in which he had performed nude on stage. Radcliffe reprised his role for the fourth time in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Radcliffe stated that director David Yates and actress Imelda Staunton made Order of the Phoenix the "most fun" film in the series to work on. His performance earned several award nominations, and he received the 2008 National Movie Award for "Best Male Performance. " As his fame and the series continued, Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson left imprints of their hands, feet, and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. In July 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released, the series' sixth instalment. Radcliffe received nominations for "Best Male Performance" and "Global Superstar" at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.