We all know Daniel Radcliffe as our very favorite ‘Harry Potter’, the boy who lived. He definitely wooed all our hearts by enacting the role of Harry Potter so perfectly, that now when he stars in any other film, all we can think is, ‘Oh, look! It’s Harry Potter!’
However, Daniel Radcliffe is not Harry Potter in real life, which is a very sad thought for us all Harry Potter fans! Here are some very interesting facts about Daniel Radcliffe which will surprise you!
1. We ‘almost’ had another Harry Potter
At first, Daniel Radcliffe’s parents did not want him to audition for the role of Harry because the contract required shooting all of the films.
2. His net estimated worth is unbelievable!
In 2007, when he was 18 years old, the British press estimates Radcliffe’s total net worth at $35 million or more. “I might be arrogant and big-headed, but they kept me really grounded, and I can’t thank them enough for that,” he says.
As of 2015, Daniel’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million+.
3. Who is Harry Puffer?
One of the facts about Daniel Radcliffe is that he had a very bad habit of smoking. In fact, he was nicknamed “Harry Puffer” by his “Harry Potter” co-stars for having the so-called 20-a-day cigarette habit!
4. He has a portrait of himself in the National Portrait Gallery
One of the most interesting facts about Daniel Radcliffe is that he is the youngest person other than royalty to have a portrait of him hanging in the National Portrait Gallery.
5. Harry Potter was not his debut role!
Before he was cast in the Harry Potter series, Daniel Radcliffe’s first role was that of the young David in ‘David Copperfield’, a television film released in 1999. The first instalment of Harry Potter released only in 2001.
6. He hates the paparazzi
Yes, he simply hates the paparazzi! Daniel Radcliffe wore the same outfit for 6 months, whenever he left the theater, in order to make the paparazzi photographs useless.
7. He is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar!
Growing up, he said, he always wanted to be a professional cricket player for England. Daniel Radcliffe is a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. At a Lords test, he once waited in line for his autograph. Finally, Sachin obliged without even looking up to see who it was.
8. Initially, he did not like the Harry Potter books
Apparently, he initially disliked the HP books. When he was 8, he tried reading the first Harry Potter book. However, he was unable to finish it. He later managed to go through it when he was cast as the lead.
9. He was made fun of too!
After the first “Harry Potter” was released, some of Radcliffe’s classmates would make fun of the actor, though Radcliffe never took it personally. Eventually, due to his busy schedule, he stopped going to school and was educated on set by tutors.
10. He suffers from Dyslexia
Radcliffe suffers from a mild form of dyslexia, which inhibits his motor skills. Sometimes it gets so bad he has trouble tying his shoes.
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