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Daniel Radcliffe‘s age in Harry Potter wasn’t always an exact match with the character. The actor started portraying the wizard when he was just a kid. Radcliffe became a household name after playing the titular character in the first film. With such a massive role, Radcliffe grew up in front of millions as he aged with Harry Potter.

How old is Daniel Radcliffe in the first ‘Harry Potter’ movie? Plus his age in every other film in the franchise

Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989. His age in the Harry Potter movies was similar in age to his wizard character in the earlier films. His character attended the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the American equivalent of middle and high school.

In the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Radcliffe was 12 years old. His character was 11 years old at the time. The Chamber of Secrets, released in 2002, showed Radcliffe at 13, while Harry was 12. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) came two years later. Then, Radcliffe was 15 and Harry was two years younger at 13.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released in 2005, making Radcliffe 16 and his character 14. The fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix wasn’t out until two years later, in 2007. By that point, Radcliffe was 18 years old while his on-screen counterpart was still 15.

The sixth movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came to viewers in 2009. Radcliffe was 20 years old then, and Harry was 16.

Radcliffe was in his 20s when the two final films premiered. Radcliffe was 21 for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 release, with his character being 17 in that film. In the final one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Radcliffe was 22 and his character was still 17 years old.

During the epilogue, though, Radcliffe portrayed Harry at 36 years old in the last moments of the Harry Potter film series.

MovieHarry Potter’s ageDaniel Radcliffe’s age
The Sorcerer’s Stone1112
The Chamber of Secrets1213
The Prisoner of Azkaban1315
The Goblet of Fire1416
The Order of the Phoenix1518
The Half-Blood Prince1620
The Deathly Hallows: Part 11721
The Deathly Hallows: Part 21722

What is ‘Harry Potter’ star Radcliffe’s net worth?

Daniel Radcliffe’s age increased with Harry Potter and so did his net worth. Radcliffe didn’t stop acting in the Harry Potter movies, although he earned a huge paycheck from the series. He performed in the West End revival of the Broadway show Equus in 2007 while still working on the fantasy franchise.

The actor also has been in movies such as What If, Trainwreck, and Now You See Me 2. He has been in television productions such as BoJack Horseman, The Simpsons, and Miracle Workers.

Radcliffe has earned a reported net worth of $110 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Who is Daniel Radcliffe’s girlfriend?


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Radcliffe mentioned his girlfriend Erin Darke in a BuzzFeed video in May 2020, a couple of months into the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He has been linked to Darke since the 2012 after meeting on the movie Kill Your Darlings. In the film, Radcliffe portrayed Allen Ginsberg, while Darke acted as Gwendolyn.

Drake gave birth to the celebrity couple’s first child in April 2023. Daniel Radcliffe’s son’s birthdate and name have not been publicly revealed.