The former child actor - who brought Harry
Potter to life on screen - was born Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
on July 23, 1989 in a London suburb, the only son of casting agent
Marcia Gresham and literary agent Alan Radcliffe.
age 6, Dan Radcliffe was reported to have seriously caught the
acting bug after playing the part of a monkey in a school play.
parents, reluctant to indulge their son's desire to pursue a career
in show business, had apparently relented by 1999, as the young
actor made his first appearance on the small screen in a BBC production
of a Dicken's classic, David Copperfield.
2001, he made his big screen debut as Mark
Pendel in The Tailor of Panama, a Hollywood
film based on John Le Carre's spy novel and starring James Bond
a movie based on the worldwide publishing phenomenon, Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was about to begin production. Among
hundreds of boys to test for the part, it was Dan Radcliffe who
caught the attention of producer Columbus, and the book's author,
story creator and director were quite impressed by the young actor's
mix of innocence and naturalness during audition tapings, as well
as the chemistry between him and co-stars, fledgling actress Emma
Watson (playing Hermione Granger),
Grint (as Ron Weasley).
(Top to bottom, left to right) Growing up on screen, Daniel Radcliffe first starred in a BBC production of David Copperfield at age 10 before going on to international fame in the Harry Potter franchise in Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (age 11); in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (age 12); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban (age 13); Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (age 15); Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (age 17); Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (age 18); and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pts. 1 and 2 (ages 20-21).
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