Daniel Radcliffe continues widening his acting roles, from successfully playing the titular “Harry Potter” to singing in the Broadway revival of musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.
During the 2011 Tony Awards, the 1989-born English actor performed “Brotherhood of Men” from the musical and also presented awards.
The versatile actor is best known for his role in “Harry Potter” film series that earned him worldwide popularity, several awards and more than £60 million wealth. At the age of seven, he started starring in the seven Harry Potter movies.
In 2007, Radcliffe joined the cast of Peter Shaffer’s play “Equus” for London and New York productions. He will be seen next in “The Woman in Black” this 2012.
Radcliffe started his acting debut in BBC One’s television movie David Copperfield last 1999 and succeeded working for “The Tailor of Panama”.
Reports have it that the actor is a supporter of the Liberal Democrats in the UK. He is also a fan of underground and punk rock music. He once spoke against homophobia and filmed public service announcements to promote awareness of gay teen suicide prevention.
He attended independent schools for boys, including Sussex House School in London.
“I read a lot,” admitted the actor. He loves making poems and even published some of his compositions under the pen name “Jacob Gershon”.
He revealed he is enjoying a close friendship with his fellow Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton. He shared his tight-knit with his family keeps him grounded.
Radcliffe was top in the list of 2009 Forbes “Most Valuable Young Stars.” He supports various charities including Demelza House Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent.
In an interview with OK Magazine about how he keeps in touch with people, he was quoted:
“Texting. I’m a big texter. I call people. Skype is a big thing for me now that I’m living over here [in New York]. Skype is fantastic. That’s only something I’ve discovered this year. I’m so behind on technology, but Facebook and Twitter and all of those things I just think… I just find that I don’t value my opinion that highly so I don’t know why other people would, basically.”