How Daniel Radcliffe Emerged From The Shadows Of Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe is one of the most recognizable English actors thanks to his role as Harry Potter. Since he was eleven years old, playing the titular character of the iconic series has throttled him to commercial success.

Once the movie franchise ended, the Brit spent years trying to carve out a place for himself away from the wizarding world. From playing the “Boy Who Lived” to playing a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, Radcliffe has proven himself as more than just a one hit wonder.

He Has A Jewish Heritage

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Radcliffe grew up in a house that didn’t place a big emphasis on religious faith. The actor has always thought of himself as Jewish, considering his father is Irish and his mother is Jewish herself.

His mother was born in South Africa and shortly after her birth, her family moved to Essex where she was raised in a Jewish household. Originally, her family came from areas of Poland and Russia. After tying the knot, she wanted to carry several Jewish traditions in the household.