|Estimated value:||€100 million|
|Country of origin:||England|
|Source of Wealth:||actor|
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor best known for playing the wizard student Harry Potter in the films of the same name, based on the JK Rowling novels. At the start 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 a total net worth of around 100 million euros, he is one of the best-earning young actors in Hollywood.
The actor was born on July 23, 1989 in the English capital of London. Daniel is the only son of the Radcliffes, who both also acted as children and are still active in the arts today: 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” there, among other things – which, however, became increasingly difficult when filming began on Harry Potter.
Daniel Radcliffe first expressed his desire to work as an actor at the tender age of five. Five years later he made his debut as David Copperfield Jr. in a two-part BBC TV drama adapting the Charles Dickens novel. And the following year he was cast as the lead in the Harry Potter film series. A role that accompanied him throughout his youth. Despite everything, he finished school in 2006 with good grades.
After impersonating Harry Potter for over ten years, it seemed almost impossible to imagine Daniel Radcliffe in any other role. But the child actor made the leap and while he will always be associated with Harry Potter, he has played a variety of meaningful roles in movies like The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Horns or Imperium. He also played some roles in TV movies and series. Since 2007, Radcliffe has also acted in various plays at theaters in London and on Broadway.
In addition, the actor has been working as a producer for some time. He produced and starred in the American comedy series Miracle Workers. The second season of the series will start in the USA in January 2020.
The big highlight of his career was definitely his time as Harry Potter. The film series not only gave him worldwide fame, but also a role for ten years. In eight films, he portrayed wizard student Harry Potter alongside stars such as Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman and Emma Watson. For this role he won, among others, 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) or the MTV Movie Award for Best Hero (also 2012). He also won the Glamor Award for Man of the Year in 2013.
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 stick in their minds as well.” He also finds the stage to be more intimidating than being in front of the camera: ” Stage is much more intimidating than going in front of the cameras, because you can really screw up, and can’t do a retake.”
There are some curious facts to report about Daniel Radcliffe. For example, he destroyed around 160 reading glasses and 80 wands during the shooting of the Harry Potter films. He used the magic wands as drumsticks during the breaks in filming, which often broke them. The actor was already struggling with an alcohol problem at this time and often appeared 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 sufferers to have difficulty with gross and fine motor movements and learning to act. In the case of the actor, however, the disorder is only weakly pronounced.
Also, the actor is shorter than you might expect at first. He measures only 1.65 m and is therefore probably the embodiment of the saying “small, but powerful!”.
|Estimated value:||€100 million|