Daniel Radcliffe is a popular English actor who rose to fame after bagging the title role in the Harry Potter films. He was born as Daniel Jacob Radcliffe on July 23, 1989 at West London, England to Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham. His mother works as a casting agent and involved in various movies for BBC network such as Walk Away and I Stumble and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

Daniel started showing his passion for acting when he was five. At 10, he was debuted in the 1999 film, David Copperfield which was adapted from the novel of Charles Dickens The world-renowned British writer and social criti >> Read More... , where he acted as the young David. Daniel studied at Sussex House School and City of London School. Going to school was not easy for Daniel after his film Harry Potter was released, since some of his fellow students became intimidating. His career is taking most of his time so he could not attend school regularly. Daniel continued his studies by obtaining on-set tutors. He said he is not really good at school and find it really hard to study. But he got A grades on his AS-level exams in year 2006. Later, the young actor decided to stop studying and he never attended college or any university. He said, he already knew how to act and write and it will be hard to attain the usual experience of a college life.

In year 2009, he was asked by Producer David Heyman to audition as Harry Potter for the film adaptation based on the best-selling book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. Rowling has been looking for a British actor to epitomize Harry Potter’s character. But Daniel’s parents doesn’t want him to audition since the seven films will be shot in Los Angeles. But when Director Chris Columbus saw Daniel’s video in David Copperfield, he wanted him to essay the role of Harry Potter. After 8 months and many auditions, he was selected to bag the role, but his parents turned the offer down since it involves shooting in L.A. But Warner Brothers offered Daniel two movie contract and will shoot in UK.

The ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was released in year 2001 as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The film became a major success and he receive positive reviews. He got noticed and even got a 7-figure salary for playing the role. The film got a $974 Million ticket sales and became the 2001’s top-grossing film. A year after, Daniel did the second part of the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Once again, he received positive accolades but the critics have different opinions on the film as a whole. But the film still got a total of $878 Million earning and became the second top-grossing film in 2002, next to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. In 2004, the third part of the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban acquired the highest critical acclaim and earn $795.6 Million internationally. But the film ranks the lowest at the box office among all the series. In 2005, the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sets record on its opening weekend. It grossed $896 Million internationally and became the second highest grossing among all the Harry Potter films. In 2007, Daniel did the fifth part, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which portrays his return to Hogwarts. The film received positive responses from the critics and press. He got nominated for his performance and received the Best Male Performance at the National Movie Award in year 2008. Daniel along with his co-star, Grint and Watson had their hands, wands and feet imprint in Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. In year 2009, the series continued and the sixth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been released. The film grossed $933 Million ticket sales and received positive reviews among the film critics. He received nominations at the MTV Movie Awards 2010. The final book was divided into two parts which was filmed back to back and lasted for one year and halted in June 2010. On the last shooting day, Daniel openly sobbed. The ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)’ was released in November, earning about $950-Million. The ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)’ was internationally released in Australia on July 2011. The film was also considered as the biggest midnight release, grand opening on its first day and weekend. It was also the 4th top grossing film of all time, grossing a total of $1.3 Billion around the world.

The young actor stated that he would never be able to pull him out of the character and that he is very proud to be part of the film. However, despite his affirmative feelings towards the films, Daniel is not interested in doing another Harry Potter movies and stated that 10 years is quite a long time to spend playing a single character role.

He made his debut through the 2001 film, The Tailor of Panama which was adapted on the novel by John le Carre’ in 1996. The film was commercially successful. After a year, he did his stage debut through the comedy play, The Play What I Wrote, under the direction of Kenneth Branagh One of the few that got their Knighthood at the ea >> Read More... . He was also seen in the lead role as Maps in the drama film, December Boys in 2007. In the same year, Daniel along with Carey Mulligan Carey Mulligan is a young English actress. She is >> Read More... and David Haig was starred in television drama show, My Boy Jack which was aired on ITV network for the Remembrance Day. Many critics praised Daniel’s performance in the show. When he reaches the age of 17, he acted in a lead role onstage; he did the play, Equus by the English screenwriter, Peter Shaffer. The film had an advanced sales of £1.7 Million and the actor appeared on nude scene. His performance was highly accredited and critics were captivated by the shade and power of his character in the play.

Daniel is also the voice behind a character in an episode of the animated sitcom, The Simpsons The Simpsons is a funny, highly popular American s >> Read More... in 2010. He also acted in the revival of ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ in the Broadway, as J. Pierrepont Finch in year 2011. He won the Drama Desk Awards and he was nominated in the Drama League Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. He left the show in January 2012. Daniel also bagged the role of Arthur Kipps, a lawyer in the British horror film, The Woman In Black; a film that is based on Susan Hill’s novel in 1983. Later, he was seen in the biographical drama film, Kill Your Darlings Click to look into! >> Read More... . He also did the Irish-Canadian film, The F Word and the American-Canadian fantasy thriller film, Horns.
Daniel suffered a mild form of developmental coordination disorder in real-life. He sometimes have trouble in doing simple things like writing. He dated his co-star, Erin Darke of Kill Your Darlings in 2012.
Steve Buscemi English Actor

Steve Buscemi

On December 13, 1957, a Friday, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, to a restaurant hostess mother and sanitation worker father, Steven Vincent Buscemi entered the world. No one knew at that time what the world had in store for him, or what he had in store for the world.And while he was not bitten by the acting bug until his senior year of high school, he would eventually become one of the most sought after and acclaimed actors of today.After catching the acting fever in high school, Buscemi moved to Manhattan to perfect his craft by going to the famous Lee Strasberg Acting School, under the careful tutelage of John Strasberg.In order to support himself and his dream, he became one of New York City’s heroic firefighters in 1980 with Engine Company #55 in a part of New York known as “Little Italy.” Buscemi left firefighting as a career behind in 1984, just two years before he would land his first big role in a major motion picture, the film Parting Glances. The year after his big break in acting, 1987, Buscemi got another big break when his then girlfriend agreed to become his wife. They married that year and in 1990 were gifted with a son they named Lucian.Everything in Buscemi’s life was not out of a fairy tale, though. He was once stabbed repeatedly during a barroom brawl in Wilmington, North Carolina at a place called the Firebelly Lounge. The incident left a long scar on his face, which is covered by heavy makeup when he is acting. But Steve Buscemi is no hoodlum, fighting and brawling in his spare time. Quite the opposite in fact, as he anonymously and heroically volunteered to help dig through debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11 to aid in the search for missing firefighters. It was not until several months later that anyone at the firehouse found out who he really was.Buscemi is not only known as a talented actor, but as a gifted director, too. His directorial efforts include films and several episodes of the hit mafia-family television series, The Sopranos.When not directing or producing with his own production company, he is still what he calls a “working actor,” busy doing at least five films a year sometimes. His best-known acting roles include parts in films like Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and, perhaps the role he is most famous for, in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino movie, Reservoir Dogs. In 2010, Buscemi landed the lead role in a new cable television drama, Boardwalk Empire. His character, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, was an Atlantic City politician who became a bootlegger during Prohibition in the U.S. The series, based on real people and events, follows Buscemi’s character through the wild and dangerous 1930s as he commits various heinous crimes. Although the show is now in its last season, Buscemi doesn’t think it will die there. He believes that, in a year or two, he will sit down and watch the whole series over again to remember what it was all like, just a he did when The Sopranos ended.Buscemi says of his plans for himself after the final episode of Boardwalk, “so I’ll just find out what there is… maybe another character out there (like Nucky) that I’m also not expecting.”

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Tom Mison

Tom Mison is an acclaimed English voice artist and a writer. He is also an eminent theatre, television and film actor who has done lead and supporting roles in many plays, television shows and films. He was born as Thomas James Mison on July 23, 1982 and hailed in Woking, Surrey in England. Tom studied at Hurtwood House in Dorking, Surrey; a school that practices drama and music. He also attended Webber-Douglas Academy from where she received the Sir John Gielgud Trust Award. In 2001, when he was still studying drama, he joined the Young Conservatory program. Tom has done the play, Time on fire which depicts the American Revolution and the play was performed at London’s National Theatre and also in San Francisco Magic Theatre by the Young Conservatory.From year 2004 to 2012, Tom has actively done theatre works and appeared as Fortinbras on Hamlet which was held at the Old Vic Theatre in year 2004. He also donned the role of Frederick in Les Enfants de Paradis, held at the Arcola Theatre in year 2006. In year 2009, he played in The Living Unknown Soldier, Hedda and When the Rain Stops Falling. In 2010, he was part of the play, Posh by Laura Wade, which was held at the Royal Court Theatre. Tom also essayed the role as James Leighton-Masters, the President of the Riot Club which received praises from Charles Spencer of Daily Telegraph newspaper. He also played as Prince Hal at the Parts 1 and 2 of Henry IV which was held at the Theatre Royal in Bath. He is also the writer of various monologues in UK stage like The Life Man of Portland Mews, Wood and Bounded.From year 2005 to 2008, Tom performed in a variety of films but mostly in small roles like the 2005 television film, Mysterious Island and the 90-minute TV drama, A Waste of Shame. He also did the British comedy film, Venus. In 2009, he wrote and acted in the short film, The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers together with Rupert Friend. The short film was screened in several festivals like the BFI London Film Festival in 2009 and won the Best Short Comedy Award at New Hampshire Film Festival. In 2010, it was screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival in 2010. In 2012, Tom was featured in the short film, Steve; which was written and directed by Rupert Friend. In year 2011, Tom appeared in One Day, a film adaptation of the novel of the same title by David Nicholls which stars Anne Hathaway. One of his notable role was from the romantic comedy film, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen where he played as Capt. Robert Mayers. The film received positive responses from the critic and made it to become a box-office success.In 2013, Tom acted in the food-feud-and-family comedy film, Jadoo, where he bagged the role of Mark under the direction of Amit Gupta. The film was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013 and had a special part on Culinary Cinema. It was also played in more than 20 festivals. Tom has done a supporting role in the romantic comedy film, Dead Cat. This film was filmed in year 2009 and released in 2013 and was featured in several festivals such as the Cambridge Film Festival in UK. The film also received the Achievement in Film on a Low Budget at the British Lion Award and more.The actor also appeared in a variety of British television shows from year 2006-2012. He played as Ben Sixsmith in the British drama series, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard on BBC. In 2008, he bagged the role of Mr. Bingley in the four-part television series, Lost in Austen; the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Later, he appeared in the 11th season of the drama show, Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He also played as David Baker in the Third Girl followed by his appearance in the detective drama series, Lewis. Tom also donned the role of Dorian Crane, a professor and novel writer in Allegory of Love in 2009. Subsequently, he played as Tim Mortimer in an episode entitled, It Smells of Books in New Tricks on BBC One.His next performance was from the television serial, Parade’s End where he played the role of Potty Perowne in the TV adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s novel of the same day. The film receive positive reviews and received nominations for five times at the EMMY Awards and five BAFTA Awards. In the early 2013, he gained more fame after playing the main lead role in the supernatural police drama series, Sleepy Hollow, where he essayed the role of Ichabod Crane, an ex history professor in Oxford University before the American Revolution who was killed and re-awaken in the Sleepy Hollow’s 21st century. Tom received positive reviews from the critics and media and the show renews its 2nd season after two weeks of airing.Tom Mison got married to Charlotte Coy in 2014.

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Tom Mison English Actor