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Are you wondering how Daniel Radcliffe got the harry potter role and his age at that time? Let’s take a short ride together.

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Radcliffe made his feature film debut in The Tailor of Panama (2001) at the age of ten, in the BBC One television series David Copperfield (1999). He also starred in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the same year. He went on to play the eponymous role in seven sequels over the next decade, culminating in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. (2011). During this time, he rose to become one of the highest-paid performers in the world, gaining international renown, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Following the success of Harry Potter, Radcliffe starred as lawyer Arthur Kipps in the horror film The Woman in Black (2012), poet Allen Ginsberg in the biographical drama film Kill Your Darlings (2013), Victor Frankenstein’s assistant Igor in the science-fiction fantasy film Victor Frankenstein (2015), a sentient corpse in the comedy-drama film Swiss Army Man (2016), and FBI agent Nate Foley in the heist thriller film Now You See Me 2 (2016). (2016). He has been starring in the TBS anthology series Miracle Workers since 2019.

How Daniel Radcliffe become Harry Potter

The director of the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chris Columbus said the search for Harry Potter was insane. “The biggest pressure at the beginning was who was going to be Harry Potter” He added.

Chris said he was in his hotel room in London one night watching the BBC version of “David Copperfield.” when he found Daniel Radcliffe who he believed was perfect for the Harry role.

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“This is the kid we’ve been looking for, for months”. He said.

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Daniel Radcliffe auditioning for the Harry Potter role

Chris said he asked the casting director to get Daniel for an audition but she said it wasn’t possible because “his parents do not want him involved in this world, they don’t want him to take the this (harry potter) role”.

Along the line, English film producer David Heyman intervene, he was able to convince Daniel’s father to bring Daniel in for an audition. “And that’s basically when we got our Harry Potter,” Chris said.

J.K Rowling

Author of the Harry Potter series J.K Rowling said “it was very emotional” when she saw Daniel Radcliffe acting perfectly at a very young age. She was convinced Daniel was ‘the one’.

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Rupert Grint and Emma Watson

After Chris screen-tested Daniel with Rupert and Emma, he said it was immediately obvious they had chemistry.

The Harry Potter film series is the third highest-grossing film franchise of all time, with over $7.7 billion in worldwide box office receipts as of 2021. Without taking inflation into account, this is more than the first 22 James Bond films and the first six Star Wars films.

Chris Columbus’ Philosopher’s Stone became the highest-grossing Harry Potter film after its theatrical release in 2002, but it was eventually eclipsed by David Yates’ Deathly Hallows – Part 2, with Alfonso Cuarón’s Prisoner of Azkaban grossing the least.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2 have grossed a total of $216 million in IMAX cinemas around the world.

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