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Daniel Jacob "Dan" Radcliffe (born July 23, 1989) is an English actor and producer who rose to fame at the age of 11 as the titular character in the Harry Potter film franchise. He played the role of Potter until 2011.

Early Career (1999-2001)[]

Radcliffe desired to become an actor at the age of 5. In 1999, he landed his first television role of Young David in the BBC's adaptation of David Copperfield, followed by his film debut in 2001 with The Tailor of Panama as Mark Pendel.

Harry Potter stardom (2001-2011)[]

In 2000, Radcliffe met producer David Heyman while at a theatre and asked him to audition for the role of Harry Potter in the first installment of the Potter movies. Chris Columbus, who directed the first two films in the series recalled seeing him in David Copperfield, "This is what I want. This is Harry Potter". Eight months and several auditions later, Radcliffe got the role. However, his parents originally turned it down at first because it would involve the filming of 6 movies in Los Angeles and Warner Bros offered the actor a 2-movie deal filming in the UK and Radcliffe was unsure if he would star in more than 2 Potter films. He starred in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001 and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002, followed by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004 and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005. In his GCSE exams, he obtained seven B's, a couple of A's and an A*and in his AS-level exams, and he obtained A grades in 2006 but decided to take a break from education and did not attend college or university. His reasoning was that he already knew he wanted to act and write, and that it would be difficult to have a typical college experience. Within the following year in 2007, He also appeared in the Australian family drama film December Boys as Maps opposite Teresa Palmer and donned the lightning scar once more for the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix and in 2009, Radcliffe portrayed the character in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. In 2010 and 2011, he appeared for the final time playing the titular character in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Other Work Post Potter (2012-present)[]

West End, Broadway & Off-Broadway (2007-present)[]

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