British actor Daniel Radcliffe does not need an introduction – we will forever remember him as The Boy Who Lived. Potterheads worldwide have lived and laughed and cried with him. Over the years, he became popular for portraying the titular character in the Harry Potter movies, based on J.K. Rowling’s books. At the age of five, he first expressed his desire to become an actor. He landed with his debut role at the age of ten. Because of his increasingly busy acting schedules, he was tutored on set. Since he had already decided to pursue a career in acting, he did not opt for university education.
Radcliffe made his acting debut at the age of 10 when he played the role of young David in BBC One’s television film ‘David Copperfield’ (1999). Subsequently, he was cast in ‘Tailor of Panama’ (2001). He rose to global fame with his role as Harry Potter in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001). At the set of Harry Potter, he met co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton, and still maintains a close relationship with them. He went on to play the character of Harry for the next ten years in the Harry Potter film series. The film series has an immensely large fan base all over the world. The final film of the Harry Potter series was ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’. Radcliffe was nominated for numerous awards and nominations for his performances in the films.
In 2006, Radcliffe appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List. Forbes declared him as being on top of the “Most Valuable Young Stars” list in 2009. In 2010, he was the sixth highest-paid Hollywood male star. Apart from the Harry Potter movies, he has also appeared in multiple films. We have seen him in ‘The Woman in Black’ (2012), ‘Kill Your Darlings’ (2013), ‘Victor Frankenstein’ (2015), ‘Swiss Army Man’ (2016), ‘Now You See Me 2’ (2016), as well as in the critically acclaimed ‘Imperium’ (2016), where he played FBI agent Nate Foster. In ‘Now You See Me 2’, he shared the screen with the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson. In 2017, he starred in the thriller ‘Jungle’ directed by Greg Mclean, a film based on the memoir of Yossi Ghinsberg. He appeared in the action-thriller ‘Beast of Burden’ in 2018.
Stage acting has been an integral part of Radcliffe’s life since 2007 when he appeared in the London and New York productions of Peter Shaffer’s play ‘Equus’. Radcliffe played the lead role as Alan Strang, a boy with an obsession with horses. He received praise for his performance from audience and critics alike. In 2011, he was a part of the revival of the play ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’. In 2018, he returned to Broadway with ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’.
Radcliffe has been attached with various charities. He has actively spoken out against homophobia. In 2009, he began filming public service announcements for The Trevor Project, promoting awareness to prevent gay teen suicide. In 2011, he received The Trevor Project’s Hero Award for his contributions. So now you must be wondering what is the next Daniel Radcliffe movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Daniel Radcliffe films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Daniel Radcliffe movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
3. Escape From Pretoria (TBA)
We will next see Daniel Radcliffe in director Francis Annan’s thriller ‘Escape from Pretoria’. The film is currently in the post-production stage. The movie is written by Francis Annan and L.H. Adams. The story is based on Tim Jenkin’s book ‘Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Central Prison’. The plot will delineate an incident completely based on real life. Sometime around in 1979, three political prisoners—Timothy Jenkin, Stephen Lee, and Alex Moumbaris—managed to escape from an apartheid-era jail in South Africa, which is recorded in Jenkin’s book. ‘Escape from Pretoria’, starring the likes of Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter, and Nathan page, is going to portray this thrilling story on the big screen. As per reports, filming has begun in March 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia. The film doesn’t have a release date yet. The plot and cast seem promising. We are also excited to see our dear Mr. Potter pulling off a South African accent!