DANIEL RADCLIFFE Jim
Daniel most recently starred in the survivalist film Jungle, the true-life story of Yossi Ghinsberg who was stranded alone in the Amazon jungle, as well as Beast of Burden playing a drug runner with only an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. Radcliffe recently filmed his first US TV series, TBS’s comedy “Miracle Workers.” Written by Simon Rich and adapted from his own book What in God’s Name: A Novel, the series will launch soon with seven episodes. He will also executive produce. Radcliffe is currently filming the high-octane action comedy Guns Akimbo in New Zealand and Germany. Radcliffe also starred opposite Michael Caine in Now You See Me 2, and opposite Paul Dano in A24’s indie hit Swiss Army Man, as well as in Imperium, a thriller inspired by real events about white supremacists in America. He also won rave reviews for his performance as Rosencrantz, opposite Josh McGuire’s Guildenstern, in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at The Old Vic, London. And in 2016, he completed a sold-out run of Privacy, a timely play at NYC’s The Public Theatre about the digital age and technology. Prior to this, Radcliffe starred opposite James McAvoy in the feature film Victor Frankenstein and in the BBC telefilm “The Gamechangers.” In 2014, he starred in the horror-thriller Horns and the romantic comedy What If and in the previous year Sony Pictures Classics’ Kill Your Darlings. On stage, he starred as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Martin McDonagh’s comic masterpiece. The play made its way to Broadway from London’s West End, where it debuted the summer of 2013. Since completing the final installment in the series of eight Harry Potter films in 2010, Radcliffe quickly proved himself a diverse talent. In 2011, he starred in a 10-month sold-out run of the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The following year, Radcliffe starred in the horror/thriller The Woman in Black. He also starred opposite Jon Hamm in two seasons of the TV mini-series “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” a comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov. Radcliffe first appeared on stage in 2007 as Alan Strang, playing opposite Richard Griffiths, in Peter Shaffer’s Equus. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the play then transferred from London’s West End to Broadway in 2008. A lifelong fan of “The Simpsons,” Radcliffe has lent his voice to the show three times. First, to the character of a brooding vampire named Edmund for the show’s “Treehouse of Horror XXI” special entitled “Tweenlight,” which aired November 2010. He then voiced the character Diggs, a new transfer student whom Bart befriends, and last appeared as himself in “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.” Previously, Radcliffe made a guest appearance as himself in the HBO/BBC series “Extras.” He has also lent his voice to “Robot Chicken” and “BoJack Horseman”.
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FACT: Yosseph “Yossi” Ghinsberg was stranded in the Bolivian rain forest for three weeks in 1981. Since making it out alive, he’s had a successful career as a motivational speaker and tech entrepreneur.
FACT: Yossi’s not the only real person Daniel Radcliffe has played. His character in The Lifespan of a Fact is based on author and editor Jim Fingal. Get your tickets to see how he brings Jim to life on stage!
FACT: Daniel starred as J. Pierrepont Finch in the third Broadway production of How to Succeed… Broadway’s first two Finches were theater legends Robert Morse and Matthew Broderick, which puts Daniel in great company.
FACT: Of all the Finches, Daniel wore the wildest costume in the musical number “Brotherhood of Man.” Morse and Broderick both sported dark colors, but as you can see in the video below, Daniel’s look was intensely retro. Get your tickets to Lifespan and see where his wardrobe is taking him now!
FACT: When he was 17, Daniel played a character on Extras named “Daniel Radcliffe”, but he wasn’t quite the Daniel you’d meet in real-life. He played a satirical version of himself as a raunchy, immature kid trying to seem like a cool adult.
FACT: Daniel got excellent reviews for this performance, and it arguably set the template for a career full of surprising, outside-the-box choices. Get your tickets to see him pushing the envelope in The Lifespan of a Fact!