Born: July 23, 1989 London, England, UK
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Daniel Radcliffe was thrust into the public spotlight when he landed the role of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosoper’s Stone, depending on where you live).
The acting bug had bit the young Brit early and he tried to convince his parents to let him audition for a TV version of Oliver Twist. The literary world of Dicken’s knocked again, and this time Daniel was able to convice his aprents to let him audition for the BBC’s 1999 version of David Copperfield. He received the role after making it through five callbacks.
When the search was on for someone to play Harry Potter, he was able to beat out many other hopefuls and received the blessing of the book’s author, J.K. Rowling.
Daniel appeared in the second Potter flick, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in 2002. The third Potter flick, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was released in June 2004. Daniel’s next Potter film will be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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