is an English actor best known for his role as Harry Potter in the film series of the same name.
Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple and James Remar - Photographs of the stars on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Horns' starring Danierl Radcliffe at Arc Light Hollywood.
Some of the stars turned up in Halloween fancy dress in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014Following Daniel Radcliffe's recent announcement that he wouldn't mind playing the unpredictable and irrational Iggy Pop in a film, it's interesting to wonder whether Radcliffe could actually pull off the part of the drug-addled rock star.
He is the only child of Alan George Radcliffe, a literary agent, and Marcia Jeannine Gresham (nÃ©e Marcia Gresham Jacobson), a casting agent who was involved in several films for the BBC, including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Walk Away and I Stumble.
His father is from "a very working-class" Protestant background in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Continue reading: Could Daniel Radcliffe Successfully Play Iggy Pop? radio host Eric J Lawrence, Radcliffe remarked on the physical similarities between the two, commenting "We've got a similar, gnarly sort of, slightly strange skinny bodies." Pop was portrayed on screen by Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins last year in the film In the subject of music, Daniel spoke of his love for the British indie band, The Libertines, particularly their troubled frontman, Pete Doherty, in an interview with The Daily Mail. As Harry Potter, the 24-year-old Fulham-born actor was instantly a household name.
Earlier this week he mentioned his desire to play a superhero, but Daniel Radcliffe is keeping his options open. "I was obsessed with Pete when I was growing up, absolutely obsessed with The Libertines. And while this instant fame would bring riches, he would always be known as the kid who played Harry Potter, much like his character is known as the boy who escapes Voldermort.
Now is not the time." He added: "On stage, weirdly, I think I'm a lot less self-conscious than when I'm filming.
When you're on film you've got more time to doubt yourself in between takes and more time to analyse.
His mother is Jewish, and was born in South Africa and raised in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.
Speaking exclusively to the Standard after the opening night of the corporate satire How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Radcliffe said he could never make it as a company director. Radcliffe, 21, plays the unscrupulous J Pierrepont Finch, a window-washer who climbs his way up the corporate ladder and winds up chairman of the board in the revival of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning show.
As his acting career began to consume his schedule, Radcliffe continued his education through on-set tutors.