Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989)[4] is an English[5] actor who rose to prominence playing the titular character in the Harry Potter film series adapted from the book series of the same name. Radcliffe has also made appearances in stage productions and a number of TV shows and films, including the ITV film My Boy Jack and the stage show Equus, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.[6]


Early life

Radcliffe was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Hammersmith, West London, England,[4] the only child of Alan George Radcliffe, a literary agent, and Marcia Jeannine Gresham (née Marcia Gresham Jacobson), a casting agent who was involved in several films for the BBC, including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and, most recently, Walk Away And I Stumble.[7][8] Radcliffe's mother is Jewish and a native of Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex (her family's surname was anglicised from "Gershon");[8][9][10] his father, originally from Northern Ireland, is Protestant.[11][12]

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