Capital: € 100 million
Age: 30th
Born: 07/23/1989
Country of origin: England
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is a British actor who became known worldwide for the role of Harry Potter, the magician, in the films of the same name, based on JK Rowling’s novels. At the beginning of the films, Radcliffe was only 11 years old. Today he also works as a producer – he produced a comedy series for the American broadcaster TBS – and occasionally plays roles on Broadway. According to the American Forbes Magazine, with his total assets of around 100 million euros, he is one of the best-earning young actors in Hollywood.

Early life

The actor was born on July 23, 1989 in the English capital London. Daniel is the only son of the Radcliffes, both of whom also acted as children and are still active in the artistic field: his father Alan is a literary agent and his mother Marcia works as a casting agent for the BBC, among others. Radcliffe grew up in London and attended the City of London School, among other things – which, however, became increasingly difficult with the start of filming Harry Potter.

Daniel Radcliffe first expressed his desire to work as an actor at the tender age of five. Just five years later, he made his debut as David Copperfield jr. in a two-part TV drama by the BBC in which the novel was adapted by Charles Dickens. And the following year he was cast as the lead actor for the Harry Potter film series. A role that accompanied him throughout his youth. Despite everything, he finished school in 2006 with good grades.


After playing the role of Harry Potter for over ten years, it seemed almost impossible to imagine Daniel Radcliffe in a different role. But the child actor made the leap and even if he will always be associated with Harry Potter, he has played various important roles in films such as The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Horns or Imperium. He also played some roles in TV films and series. Since 2007, Radcliffe has also played in various plays at theaters in London and Broadway.

In addition, the actor has been working as a producer for some time. He produced the American comedy series Miracle Workers, in which he also plays the main role. In January 2022, the second season of the series starts in the United States.

Career highlights

The big highlight of his career was definitely his time as Harry Potter. The film series not only earned him worldwide fame, but also a role over ten years. In eight films, he portrayed magician Harry Potter alongside stars like Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman and Emma Watson. For this role, he won the Teen Choice Award in 2001 (Breakout Movie Actor), the National Movie Award 2007 (Best Male Performance), the People’s Choice Award 2012 (Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast) and the MTV Movie Award as Best Hero (also 2012). In 2013 he also won the Glamor Award as Man of the Year.

Famous quotes

None of Danil Radcliffe’s quotes are really famous, but some of them are interesting. For example, he said that “people will always remember him as Harry, but if I work hard enough, other characters will stay in my head.” He also finds that the stage is more intimidating than standing in front of the camera: “Stage is much more intimidating than going before the cameras, because you can really screw up, and can’t do a retake.”

Amazing facts

There are some curious facts to report about Daniel Radcliffe. He destroyed around 160 reading glasses and 80 wands during the entire filming of the Harry Potter films. He turned the wands into drumsticks during the breaks, often breaking them. The actor was already struggling with an alcohol problem at this time and appeared more often drunk on the set. However, the actor has been clean since 2013 and instead does excessive sports.

Radcliffe suffers from a nerve disorder called dyspraxia, which causes those affected to have difficulty with gross and fine motor movements and learning to act. However, the disorder is only weak in the actor.

In addition, the actor is smaller than you would initially expect. It measures only 1.65 m and is probably the embodiment of the saying “small, but powerful!”.


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