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What are some interesting facts about Daniel Radcliffe?

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Daniel Radcliffe was born in Fulham, England, on July 23, 1989, to Alan Radcliffe and Marsha Gresham, a literary agent and casting agent, respectively. Radcliffe rose to fame as the title character of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2001.

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Daniel Radcliffe's first on-screen appearance was the role of Young David in "David Copperfield," a mini-series based on the book. After Daniel caught the attention of Chris Columbus with his performance in a local play, Columbus cast him as Harry Potter, which would bring him international fame. Radcliffe played Harry in all eight films in the series, concluding with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in 2011.

Following the conclusion of the "Harry Potter" series, Radcliffe began transitioning to more adult roles, intending to shed his image as a child actor. He appeared in horror movies such as "The Woman in Black," in which he played the role of Arthur Kipps, and "Horns," playing the role of Ig Parrish. Radcliffe has also made cameo appearances in films such as "Trainwreck," as well as television shows such as "The Simpsons" and "BoJack Horseman." Outside of his acting career, Radcliffe has contributed to multiple charities, including Demenza Hospice Care for Children and The Trevor Project.

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