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Daniel Radcliffe Bio

You would have to be living under a rock not to know Daniel Radcliffe who plays the lead role of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter movies, and with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I coming out he’s only going to get more famous!

First Big Break

Did you know that Daniel already knew he wanted to act at the age of five? Daniel was born on the 23rd of July 1989 in West London and is the only child of a literary agent, Alan George Radcliffe and a Casting Agent, Marcia Jeannine Gresham. It’s no big surprise then that he not only knew he wanted to act, but that he has been drawn toward book to screen adaptations. At the age of ten Daniel made his acting dream a reality when he had his debut in the 1999 BBC television adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel David Copperfield, playing the role of a young David.

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A Wizard is Born

Talent scouts were scouring England trying to find the perfect fit to play the title character of J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter novels, and in 2000 producer David Heyman found him. He saw Daniel while attending a play in London and asked him to audition, and J.K. Rowling herself said "having seen Dan Radcliffe's screen test I don't think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry.” Daniel has won numerous awards for his Harry Potter performances, including Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor (Young Artist Awards) in 2001.

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Harry Down Under

In addition to the Harry Potter films, Daniel has honed his acting chops on Australian television in My Boy Jack and is set to appear in two more films, The Woman in Black and The Journey Is the Destination.

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From Screen to Stage

This talented young actor has taken both movie and theatre world by storm, in addition to his film awards he has also won a Drama Desk award for his performance in Peter Shaffer’s stage play Equus, about a boy who loves horses, performed in London and also on Broadway (In New York.) He will soon be on Broadway again, he is set to appear on stage in How to Succeed in Business without Trying

A Sense of Humour

Daniel appeared in an episode of English Comedian Ricky Gervais’ show short-lived show Extras, playing a not-so-flattering version of himself in 2006, and in 2010 lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons playing Edmund in The Treehouse of Horror XXI.

Star Power

Daniel has been involved with several charities and most recently participated in a film announcement for The Trevor Project, aimed at preventeening teen suicide.

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Did You Know?

  • Daniel is the youngest non-royal to have his portrait displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery
  • Daniel has acted in a play by co-star Kenneth Branagh, who portrayed Professor Lockhart in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Daniel likes Punk Rock and his favourite band is The Hold Steady
  • In 2007 he published several poems he wrote under the pen name Jacob Gershon
  • Despite being one of the wealthiest young people in Britain, Daniel says he spends the most money on books.
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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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"fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I have forests but no trees I have houses but no brick I have rivers but no water I have plains but no grass What am I? a hairy guy XD Nope xD a dry but crack XD Nope xDif its not my mom then i give up xDIt's a MAP. A MAP. 
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