Daniel Radcliffe is an English actor. He was born in West London, England. He is best known for his role as the wizard, Harry Potter, in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. He first made his acting debut when he was 10 years old playing the character David Copperfield. This was a BBC One miniseries called, “David Copperfield.” In 2001, he played in Tailor of Panama. He then was cast as Harry Potter for the entire Harry Potter series.
Radcliffe’s mother is Jewish and his father is a Protestant. However, Radcliffe said in one of his interviews that, “I wasn’t really brought up in any kind of a religious context at all.” Many websites claim that he is an atheist since he doesn’t talk much about it or tries to avoid the subject of his religion.
Some of his personal hobbies are writing poetry, running, reading, and listening to music. He also likes spending time watching movies, playing PlayStation and playing the bass guitar.
Daniel has been a vocal supporter of Obama in the US. Being from London, he was originally a supporter of the Liberal Democrat party but, when disappointed by their head, switched to the Labour Party. In the US, he is not shy about talking about his love for Obama. He said that Obama is a, “pioneer and a symbol of progress”. He has also accused Hollywood of not being as progressive as they think, saying racism still exists even within their community.
As of 2016, Daniel Radcliffe is still dating his girlfriend, Erin Darke. They became a couple during 2013. Their relationship is reported to be going strong and even rumors of getting married are already circulating the news. The couple started dating while filming in 2012. The British actor said that during the sex scene of the film, he wasn’t acting at all.
To the surprise of many, Daniels’ parents didn’t want him to get the role of Harry Potter.
He suffers from a condition which is called Dyspraxia. This is a condition which makes coordination and balancing more difficult. His favorite Harry Potter book is the third one, Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban.
He wishes that he could play cricket professionally for England’s team.