That Daniel Radcliffe will always be remembered as Harry Potter is a testament to how well the young actor embodied the role of the boy wizard in eight films over a decade-long period. Born in England in 1989, Daniel made his acting debut at age 10 in a television production of David Copperfield. Following that role, he was cast as Harry Potter in the highly anticipated movies based on the immensely popular book series. Radcliffe not only became a household name almost immediately, he was a millionaire while still in his teens, repeatedly being named one of the richest young people in the U.K. Forgoing college to pursue his chosen craft of acting, Daniel has continued to appear in a succession of stage productions and independent films.
Selected filmography: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Kill Your Darlings (2013), Horns (2014)
Related stars: Emma Watson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jimmy Fallon
Further reading: Daniel Radcliffe Doesn’t Think He Will Be Harry Potter Again, Daniel Radcliffe’s Celebrity Look-Alike, Daniel Radcliffe Talks Losing His Virginity