Last Updated on January 21, 2021
Who Is Daniel Radcliffe?
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor, film producer, poet, and singer who’s most famous for playing Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film franchise during his early childhood years.
Besides playing Harry Potter, Radcliffe has also starred in several other movies and television series.
Radcliffe is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including:
• The 2001 Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Breakout Movie Actor,
• The 2007 National Movie Award in the category Best Male Performance,
• The 2009 Broadway.com Audience Awards in the categories Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play and Favorite Breakthrough Performance,
• The 2011 Broadway.com Audience Awards in the categories Favorite Actor in a Musical and Favorite Onstage Pair (which he shared with John Larroquette), and
• The 2012 MTV Movie Awards in the categories Best Cast (which he shared with Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton) and Best Hero
|Full Name:||Daniel Jacob Radcliffe|
|Popular Name:||Daniel Radcliffe|
|Birth Date:||July 23, 1989|
|Parents:||Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham Jacobson|
|Birth Place:||London, England|
|Ethnicity:||White and Jewish|
|Education:||Sussex House School, Redcliffe School, and City of London School|
|Net Worth:||USD 112 million (as of December 1, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Acting, Film Production, Poetry, Singing, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 5″ (1.65 m)|
|Weight:||59 kg; In pounds: 130 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Daniel Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989, in London, England, to Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham Jacobson. His father is a literary agent, whereas his mother is a casting agent who has contributed immensely to numerous films by the BBC, such as Walk Away and I Stumble and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
Radcliffe discovered his passions for acting at the age of five years. He kicked off his acting career in 1999 by appearing in BBC One’s television adaptation of the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
In 2001, Radcliffe made his cinematic debut in the movie The Tailor of Panama. The same year, he starred in the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Following the success of the first Harry Potter film, Radcliffe went on to play lead roles in the series’ seven installments, culminating in the 2011 film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
During the ten years he played Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe was considered one of the most popular and highest-paid actors in the world.
Shortly after the Harry Potter film series came to an end, Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In 2012, Radcliffe landed his first post-Harry Potter movie project by appearing in the horror movie The Woman in Black. He has since appeared in numerous other films, including Kill Your Darlings (2013), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Swiss Army Man (2016), Now You See Me 2 (2016), and Imperium (2016).
Since 2018, Radcliffe has starred in the television series Miracle Workers aired on Turner Broadcasting System (TBS).
In addition to his decorated acting career, Daniel Radcliffe also dabbles in poetry and singing.
Daniel Radcliffe’s Net Worth
As of December 1, 2020, Daniel Radcliffe had a net worth of 112 million. He has earned a huge chunk of his wealth from his acting career, much of which came from his role in the Harry Potter film franchise.
During the peak of his career, Radcliffe could comfortably earn $15 million annually from movie salary alone.
The following are Radcliffe’s earnings from his role in the Harry Potter film series:
• Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) – He earned $1 million
• Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – He earned $3 million
• Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – He earned $6 million
• Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – He earned $11 million
• Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) – He earned $14 million
• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) – He earned $24 million
Now, there were two film adaptations from the last book of the Harry Potter series. The first film was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, which was released in 2010. Then Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 followed a year later. Radcliffe reportedly earned at least $50 million for his role in the two films.
After factoring in base salaries, ongoing royalties, profit participation, and taxes, Radcliffe is believed to have earned over $100 million from the Harry Potter film franchise alone.
Lessons from Daniel Radcliffe
1. Follow your dreams
Daniel Radcliffe was an academically-gifted student. In 2006, he scored straight As in all the three AS-level tests that he took. However, he chose not to proceed to college or university in favor of pursuing his acting ambitions.
2. Invest more than you spend
Radcliffe has often claimed that he doesn’t live a lavish lifestyle. Instead, he chooses to invest his earnings in sustainable ventures. For instance, he acquired a home in 2008 for $4.8 million and spent a whopping $17 million for two other properties.
3. Give back
Radcliffe has supported numerous charities over the course of his career. Some of the organizations he has supported include Demelza House Children’s Hospice located in Sittingbourne, Kent, and the London-based free helpline for troubled youth, Get Connected UK.
Famous Quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
“Don’t try too hard to be something you’re not. “
“I think I’m a tiny bit like Harry ‘cos I’d like to have an owl. Yeah, that’s the tiny bit, actually.”
“I’m very interested in religion as something to study, but I’m not a religious person in the slightest.”
“There is something inherently valuable about being a misfit.”
“There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me.”
During the peak of his career, Daniel Radcliffe was considered one of the most talented child actors in the world. Thanks to his role in the Harry Potter film series as well as other commercially-successful movies, Radcliffe was able to amass a net worth of $112 million in 2020.