There's more to this actor than Harry Potter. Join us as we track Daniel Radcliffe's career...
There’s more to this actor than Harry Potter. Join us as we track Daniel Radcliffe’s career…
Daniel Radcliffe made his acting debut in TV series David Copperfield alongside acting heavyweights Bob Hoskins and Magge Smith. Radcliffe was just ten-years-old when he took on the role of David Copperfield in the Charles Dickens semi-autobiographical tale.
By the second film adaptation of J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Daniel Radcliffe was growing used to the attention and adoration that came with playing the bespectacled lead character.
Radcliffe made his West End stage debut as the special guest star in The Play
What I Wrote, a celebration of legendary British comedy duo Morecambe
and Wise, which was directed by his Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
co-star Kenneth Branagh.
In 2004, the Harry Potter juggernaut rumbled on with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. At just 14, it was already Radcliffe’s third Hollywood movie.
December Boys was Radcliffe’s second non-Harry Potter film role after The Tailor of Panama. Funnily enough, Radcliffe was second choice for the part of Maps after Freddie Highmore, but was chosen because Freddie couldn’t leave the UK because of his poorly grandmother.
Aside from Harry Potter, Broadway play Equus has probably been Radcliffe’s most talked about project. Largely because the star gets fully naked on-stage. Nothing gets the punters in like a spot of A-list nudity!
Radcliffe swapped the big screen and stage for the small screen for TV movie My Boy Jack. It was a true story about Rudyard Kipling, who used his fame to get his 17-year-old son Jack a post with the Irish Guards in World War One, despite his son?s poor eyesight.
In 2007, Radcliffe had a career highlight when he and his Harry Potter co-stars had their hand and foot printes immortalised outside LA’s famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
He’s even given sports commentary a go in his short career. Is there nothing Radcliffe can’t do?
The sixth wizard-heavy installment came in the form of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princein 2009. Meanwhile…
Filming had already begun on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in London’s Picadilly.
The hugely successful franchise began to draw to an end with the super-glamorous Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part One premiere in London.
It’s no surprise that there were tears aplenty at the premiere for the final installment Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Speaking at the London premiere, Radcliffe said: ‘I don’t think the end of the story happens tonight because each and every person who will see this film will carry this story with them through the rest of their lives.
A huge thank-you to all of you, first of all for giving me a job, and Jo for letting him give me a job. Every opportunity I get from now on all goes down to the fact I got very, very lucky when I was eleven.’
What a rollercoaster it has been for the young actor.
For their final outing as a Harry Potter threesome, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson turned up the glam factor for the New York premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part Two
Since the Harry Potter franchise drew to an end, Radcliffe has starred in Broadway hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
On his future career, Radcliffe has admitted he has high hopes for his success. Speaking in 2011, he said: ‘I just want to keep working with interesting people and hopefully build up as diverse and varied a body of work as I can.’
He’s already a respected member of the acting community, which was proved by being asked to host the 2012 BAFTA nominations event.
With chilling ghost flick The Woman In Black under his belt, it seems it seems Dan’s Harry Potter days could be long behind him.
Not content with a haunting scary flick, Dan’s latest project is different again. Distancing himself from the wizarding hit which propelled him to fame, the actor has swapped his Potter specs for horn rimmed glasses to play gay poet Allen Ginsberg in hotly-tipped Beat movie Kill Your Darlings.
We’ll be watching his progress every step of the way…