Who is Daniel Radcliffe?
Daniel Radcliffe is a British actor, film producer and model. He is best known for his titular character in the “Harry Potter” film series. Radcliffe’s appearance in the series from the age of 12 in 2001 kick-started his journey to stardom. Apart from Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has starred in other movies like “The Woman in Black”, “Jungle“, “Escape from Pretoria” and several others.
Daniel Radcliffe’s full name is Daniel Jacob Radcliffe. He was born on July 23, 1989, at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, Hammersmith, London, England. He was born as the only child of his parents – Marcia Jeannine Gresham (mother) and Alan George Radcliffe (father). Radcliffe is 33 years old as of March 2023. He attended Redcliffe Gardens School (pre-prep); Sussex House School and the City of London School respectively.
About Daniel Radcliffe’s parents
Daniel Radcliffe is the only child of Marcia Jeannine Gresham (mother) and Alan George Radcliffe (father ). Interestingly, Daniel Radcliffe’s parents did some acting as children.
His mother, Marcia Jeannine Gresham, is a Jewish casting director for the BBC. She was born to Wilfred Jacobson (Daniel’s maternal grandfather) and Muriel Jean Patricia Gresham (Daniel’s maternal grandmother) in South Africa. She traces her ancestry to Jewish immigrants from Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. Marcia Jeannine Gresham was raised in the English town of Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex. She was involved in the BBC 2001 production titled “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries”.
Daniel Radcliffe’s father, Alan George Radcliffe, is a Northern-Irish literary agent and actor. He was born to Elsie May (Daniel’s paternal grandmother) and Teddy Radcliffe (Daniel’s maternal grandfather). The older Radcliffe was raised in a working-class Protestant family in Bandridge, County Town. He is known for starring in the 1987 film “The Lonely Passion of Judith”.
About Daniel Radcliffe’s siblings
Daniel Radcliffe’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing this article, Daniel Radcliffe is not yet married. However, he has been in a long-term relationship with American actress, Erin Darke. The lovers started their relationship in 2012 and have been together for over a decade. Due to the longevity of their relationship, there have been rumours of them getting married secretly which Daniel always denied.
List of Daniel Radcliffe’s girlfriends
Apart from his relationship with Erin Darke, Daniel Radcliffe has also been romantically linked with other celebrities and actresses like Laura O’Toole, Emma Watson, Olive Uniacke, Rosanne Coker, and Alana Dawes.
- Daniel Radcliffe reportedly dated Laura O’Toole from 2007 to 2008.
- Daniel Radcliffe was romantically linked to Alana Dawes in 2008.
- Daniel Radcliffe was said to have dated Emma Watson from 2008 to 2009.
- Daniel Radcliffe was speculated to have dated Olive Uniacke in 2010.
- Daniel Radcliffe dated Rosanne Coker between 2010 and 2012.
- Daniel Radcliffe started dating Erin Darke in 2012.
About Daniel Radcliffe’s relationship with Erin Darke
Erin Darke is an American actress. Her full name is Erin Constance-Maja Darke. She was born on September 10, 1984, in Flint, Michigan, but she grew up in the Midwest. She was born to Ian Darke (father) and Kristina Strand (mother). She is 38 years old as of March 2023. She obtained a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan. She is known for her role as “Cindy” in the 2015 TV series “Good Girl Revolt”.
Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke became an item in 2012 after meeting on the set of the 2013 movie “Kill Your Darlings” where they played each other’s love interests. According to Radcliffe, he started falling for Erin while they were shooting the movie.
Though often regarded as being “private”, Radcliffe is never shy about professing his love for Erin. He made it known that they both enjoy the same kind of nerdy things and also share a similar sense of humour. They were first spotted together at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. They confirmed their relationship in October of the same year during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen“.
Erin Darke made it known that they are quite boring to the paparazzi as the only pictures of them they will keep getting are that of them taking coffee together or getting into a cab. They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2014 Tony Awards. Eight years later, they graced another red carpet at the 2022 premiere of Daniel Radcliffe’s film “The Lost City”.
Radcliffe has stated that part of the reason his relationship with Erin Darke is working so well is because they are best friends who are in love.
During an interview with US Weekly in 2014, the actor said:
“I think that’s the kind of relationship I always aspire to have with someone I’m in a relationship with. You want that person to be your best friend. In the case of Erin, we definitely are”.
Despite multiple rumours of a secret wedding, Daniel Radcliffe has confirmed that he and Erin Darke are yet to officially tie the knot.
About Daniel Radcliffe’s relationship with Rosanne Coker
Rosanne ‘Rosie’ Coker is a British assistant film director. She was born on March 13, 1989, to Malcolm Coker (father) and Gillian Coker (mother). She is 34 years old as of 2023. Her father reportedly runs a painting and decorating business, while her mother is said to be a birthday card designer. Rosanne Coker is known for her roles in movies like “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (2007)”, “Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)”, and “Les Miserables (2012)”, amongst others.
Daniel Radcliffe and Rosanne Coker reportedly became an item in 2010 after meeting on the set of “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince”. According to reports, they were not allowed to date each other while on set until the filming was wrapped up. They started their relationship officially in 2010 and split after a couple of years in 2012.
Daniel Radcliffe admitted in a 2011 interview with Parade that Coker loves him for his oddness.
“Coker loves me for my oddness, my awkwardness, all of those things I hate about myself”.
About Daniel Radcliffe’s relationship with Emma Watson
Following the success and popularity of the “Harry Potter” movies, rumours started spreading that co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were dating. Both actors have since denied the rumours of them dating, maintaining that their bond was more like a sibling relationship.
Denying dating Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe told Esquire magazine in 2009:
“We know it’d be everything the fans ever wanted. I’m sorry guys, it’s not happening. It’s just not. There’s something really incestuous about the idea of it.”
Daniel Radcliffe’s children
As of the time of writing this article, Daniel Radcliffe is not yet a father and does not have any children yet.