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Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter turns 21

Movies | Letty Mariam Abraham | July 23, 2011, 7:15 am
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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-799778" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Radcliffe15x220711.jpg" alt="July 2011, the last movie of the 'Harry Potter' series came out which is still raking moolah at the box office. After ten long years the actor will venture into the world outside Harry Potter. 'The Woman in Black' releasing next year will be his first film project following the final Harry Potter movie.

As he turns a year older today we wish him all the luck and a great future ahead." /> July 2011, the last movie of the 'Harry Potter' series came out which is still raking moolah at the box office. After ten long years the actor will venture into the world outside Harry Potter. 'The Woman in Black' releasing next year will be his first film project following the final Harry Potter movie.

As he turns a year older today we wish him all the luck and a great future ahead.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_799778"]<img class="size-full wp-image-799778" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Radcliffe15x220711.jpg" alt="July 2011, the last movie of the 'Harry Potter' series came out which is still raking moolah at the box office. After ten long years the actor will venture into the world outside Harry Potter. 'The Woman in Black' releasing next year will be his first film project following the final Harry Potter movie.

As he turns a year older today we wish him all the luck and a great future ahead." />
July 2011, the last movie of the 'Harry Potter' series came out which is still raking moolah at the box office. After ten long years the actor will venture into the world outside Harry Potter. 'The Woman in Black' releasing next year will be his first film project following the final Harry Potter movie.

As he turns a year older today we wish him all the luck and a great future ahead.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_799778"]<img class="size-full wp-image-799778" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Radcliffe15x220711.jpg" alt="July 2011, the last movie of the 'Harry Potter' series came out which is still raking moolah at the box office. After ten long years the actor will venture into the world outside Harry Potter. 'The Woman in Black' releasing next year will be his first film project following the final Harry Potter movie.

As he turns a year older today we wish him all the luck and a great future ahead." />
July 2011, the last movie of the 'Harry Potter' series came out which is still raking moolah at the box office. After ten long years the actor will venture into the world outside Harry Potter. 'The Woman in Black' releasing next year will be his first film project following the final Harry Potter movie.

As he turns a year older today we wish him all the luck and a great future ahead.[/caption]

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 His first paycheck was a seven figure salary for the lead role. He claimed that the fee was not so important to him. His parents invested the money on his behalf.
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His first paycheck was a seven figure salary for the lead role. He claimed that the fee was not so important to him. His parents invested the money on his behalf.

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 He got his debut film in the same year. He was cast in the role of Mark Pendel in 'The Tailor of Panama'.
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He got his debut film in the same year. He was cast in the role of Mark Pendel in 'The Tailor of Panama'.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-799781" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Radcliffe1x220711x316.jpg" alt="The boy who lived grows a year older today. As Daniel Radcliffe or known better as Harry Potter turns 21. He started his career at the age of ten and today can easily be termed as one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood.

By Letty Mariam Abraham / Image Source: Getty Images & Reuters" /> The boy who lived grows a year older today. As Daniel Radcliffe or known better as Harry Potter turns 21. He started his career at the age of ten and today can easily be termed as one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood.

By Letty Mariam Abraham / Image Source: Getty Images & Reuters[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_799781"]<img class="size-full wp-image-799781" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Radcliffe1x220711x316.jpg" alt="The boy who lived grows a year older today. As Daniel Radcliffe or known better as Harry Potter turns 21. He started his career at the age of ten and today can easily be termed as one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood.

By Letty Mariam Abraham / Image Source: Getty Images & Reuters" />
The boy who lived grows a year older today. As Daniel Radcliffe or known better as Harry Potter turns 21. He started his career at the age of ten and today can easily be termed as one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood.

By Letty Mariam Abraham / Image Source: Getty Images & Reuters[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_799781"]<img class="size-full wp-image-799781" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Radcliffe1x220711x316.jpg" alt="The boy who lived grows a year older today. As Daniel Radcliffe or known better as Harry Potter turns 21. He started his career at the age of ten and today can easily be termed as one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood.

By Letty Mariam Abraham / Image Source: Getty Images & Reuters" />
The boy who lived grows a year older today. As Daniel Radcliffe or known better as Harry Potter turns 21. He started his career at the age of ten and today can easily be termed as one of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood.

By Letty Mariam Abraham / Image Source: Getty Images & Reuters[/caption]

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 At the age of eleven, Daniel Radcliffe made three friends for life on the sets of Harry Potter. The first film based on J. K. Rowling's fantasy book took off with a great start. And then there was no turning back.
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At the age of eleven, Daniel Radcliffe made three friends for life on the sets of Harry Potter. The first film based on J. K. Rowling's fantasy book took off with a great start. And then there was no turning back.

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 With the first movie itself, critics were impressed and the box office was ringing. Daniel Radcliffe had arrived. But it was a longer journey getting to the top.
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With the first movie itself, critics were impressed and the box office was ringing. Daniel Radcliffe had arrived. But it was a longer journey getting to the top.

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 Daniel admits that he was never great at studies but managed to clear his advance levels with the help of on-set tutors. He gave up college and university cause by then he already had decided that he wanted to act and write.
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Daniel admits that he was never great at studies but managed to clear his advance levels with the help of on-set tutors. He gave up college and university cause by then he already had decided that he wanted to act and write.

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 When Daniel was asked to audition for Harry Potter, his parents were reluctant as he'd have to shoot all his movies in Los Angeles. But once Chris Columbus saw 'David Copperfield' his heart was set on Daniel for the role of Harry Potter.
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When Daniel was asked to audition for Harry Potter, his parents were reluctant as he'd have to shoot all his movies in Los Angeles. But once Chris Columbus saw 'David Copperfield' his heart was set on Daniel for the role of Harry Potter.

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 Radcliffe picked up the National Movie Award for Best Male Performance for 'Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix'.
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Radcliffe picked up the National Movie Award for Best Male Performance for 'Harry Potter and the Order of Pheonix'.

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 After 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' all the three actors were skeptical to continue with the series as the reviews were not what they expected. But none the less they agreed to sign the dotted line for their final series of the film.
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After 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' all the three actors were skeptical to continue with the series as the reviews were not what they expected. But none the less they agreed to sign the dotted line for their final series of the film.

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 In 2010, Daniel Radcliffe inaugurated
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In 2010, Daniel Radcliffe inaugurated "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" a theme park build exactly like Potter's wizard world at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando.

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 Radcliffe started his dynamic career with a role in BBC One's television movie 'David Copperfield' (1999). He was cast as the title character as a young boy.
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Radcliffe started his dynamic career with a role in BBC One's television movie 'David Copperfield' (1999). He was cast as the title character as a young boy.

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 As the fame and series continued, Daniel was asked to leave his print. Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint left imprints of their hands, feet, and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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As the fame and series continued, Daniel was asked to leave his print. Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint left imprints of their hands, feet, and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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 Besides 'Harry Potter' there was very little other work Radcliffe did. In 2002, he made his stage debut as a celebrity guest in the production 'The Play What I Wrote'. 'December Boys' and 'My Boy Jack' were a few of his other projects. At the age of 17, Radcliffe took the lead role in Peter Shaffer's play 'Equus'. Radcliffe appeared in a nude scene for the play which became the talk of the town.
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Besides 'Harry Potter' there was very little other work Radcliffe did. In 2002, he made his stage debut as a celebrity guest in the production 'The Play What I Wrote'. 'December Boys' and 'My Boy Jack' were a few of his other projects. At the age of 17, Radcliffe took the lead role in Peter Shaffer's play 'Equus'. Radcliffe appeared in a nude scene for the play which became the talk of the town.

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