Daniel Radcliffe - The Biography

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John Blake Publishing, Nov 6, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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Daniel Radcliffe went from shy schoolboy to the world's most famous boy wizard overnight. Aged just ten when he won the iconic role of Harry Potter, Daniel often had to beat his own demons as he met the challenge of combining childhood with being a child star.No one could have envisaged just how huge the Harry Potter movie franchise would be - or how dramatically life-changing it would be for the little boy teachers once wrote off as having no prospects. Daniel won the part out of a staggering 16,000 boys who auditioned. Now it is hard to believe that anyone but he could have ever played the role. Daniel became a film legend before he was out of his teens.But there was much he wanted to prove. In a bid to detach himself from being simply the boy with a wand, Daniel had to make his own magic and bravely took on projects which were often controversial and challenging - but never dull. His courage at diversifying has won him a new army of fans. Daniel's career choices have seen him dancing and singing his way into people's hearts as well as impressing them with his dramatic roles.Now established as one of our leading young actors with a fame that is literally worth a fortune Daniel has managed to conquer the turbulent times as a teenager when his drinking could so easily have meant the end of it all. Today, Daniel is the Half-Blood Prince who has become a full-blooded actor and is looking forward to a future of fulfilled dreams and ambition.
 

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Title Page INTRODUCTION
THE MAGIC BEGINS
SCHOOLDAYS TO STARDOM
GROWING UP WITH HARRY POTTER
NAKED AMBITION
A PARALLEL POTTER UNIVERSE
BEATING THE DEMONS
TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS AT THE END OF THE POTTER ROAD
A WIZARDS FORTUNE
DANIEL DIVERSIFIES
ANOTHER STAGE ANOTHER SUCCESS
DARLING
END OF AN
WILD ABOUT HARRY
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