Date of Birth: July 23, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Parents: Alan George Radcliffe (father) and Marcia Gresham (mother)
The earth rejoiced at the birth of a great and talented actor when Marcia Jeannine plus Alan G. Radcliffe was blessed with the arrival of Daniel J. Radcliffe on the 23rd July, in the year 1989, some 29 years ago.
Daniel is the only son of this beautiful couple, and he is a successful English actor who has featured in many films, famous among all of which is Harry Potter movie series. We believe you’ve all heard Harry Potter before, either as a book series or a film series. We can say it has been a trend for decades. As complicated as the book is, converting it to a movie needs the help of skilled actors.
Radcliffe landed the role of the leading actor, the all-famous Harry Potter. He began his acting career in the year 1999 at the tender age of ten years old. His parents have always supported him. The actor hasn’t sat down to watch any of the full movies he featured.
His highest level of formal education is high school, and Daniel said he found school boring. Besides acting, Daniel has a variety of other interests. He has contributed to various charities and as well supported projects aimed at preventing suicide among the LGBTQ youth.
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His dad is an agent that deals with literature, and his mom is a director of movies casts. He has a special love for cricket, and his favorite player who he admires for his exceptional skills is Paul Collingwood.
He dated the actress, Erin Darke in 2012. He is currently single, and there are no rumors about him being in any relationship. He was named the richest teen in England with a fortune as much as 23 million pounds sterling.
He has an allergy to Nickel, and he has a neurological disorder known as dyspraxia, a disorder with the development of motor skills. This disorder made it difficult for him to dress and do things like lacing his shoes at some point in his life.
Talking about Daniel, also popularly called Dan and his roots or ancestry, let’s take a look at his parents and their background.
Alan George Radcliffe (father)
Daniel’s dad is from Northern Ireland and is also a Protestant and Christian. His parents (Daniel’s grandparents) are Elsie (mother) and Teddy (Father) Radcliffe. He acted in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987).
Marcia Gresham (mother)
Daniel’s mom, was given birth to by a Jewish family who emigrated from Lithuania, Germany, Poland and finally to England. She was given birth to in the beautiful nation of South Africa. Daniel’s mother’s grandparents were Wilfred Jacobson (Father) who was also given birth to in South Africa. Also, Muriel Jean who was given birth to in England; she had a previous name known as Gershon which was later changed to Gresham when her family became Anglican.
Daniel often describes himself as a Jew even though he is not religious. He is also said to be absolutely convinced about magic. It’s expected, after being the main cast of Harry Potter. He would definitely pass if offered a cake. The best moment of his life was when he was taking a shower, and he got news of his casting on Harry Potter. The Harry Potter series ended 2011 and Radcliffe has moved on to acting in other movies.
Actor Radcliffe does not read the reviews that people write about the movies he features in, probably to protect himself from haters that will write bad comments and also not to allow praise of fans enter to his head. He admits stage performance is more tasking and challenging than shooting a movie as a mistake that was made cannot be corrected on stage as opposed to if it were a movie being shot.
Other interesting things that are worthy of note about Daniel is that in addition to acting he also has a love for poetry and this motivates him to write under another name. He has a close relationship with Gary Oldman, and he is also said to be one of his biggest fans, he loves football (favorite club is Fulham). He recently featured in Now You See Me 2 (2016).