Plays: Harry Potter

Born: 23rd July 1989

Dan won his first official acting part in 1999, playing the eponymous role of the young David Copperfield. The film also starred Maggie Smith, who would of course appear alongside Dan in the future Harry Potter films. The story of his appointment as the lead character in the  Harry Potter film series is now famous, and millions of fans watched him grow up as the boy wizard for the next decade. During his breaks between filming and promoting the Harry Potter films, Dan filmed various other small films and featured on television shows, but he truly surprised fans and critics alike when he starred in Peter Schaffer’s controversial play, Eqqus. Playing the character Alan Strang meant he appeared on stage naked: much to the pleasure of the media. His acting impressed many critics, and it was perhaps his first step away from the image of a young boy in glasses which was threatening to stay with him beyond Potter.

Dan seemed eager to continue to diversify his acting experiences, as his next stage role was the polar opposite of Equus: he obtained the part of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which he performed in for nine months after wrapping on the Harry Potter films.

The estimable amount of money Dan has earned from appearing in all the films has often been used to aid charities. Dan is a passionate advocate for The Trevor Project: a leading organisation that helps to prevent LGBTQ youth suicides.

Filmography

David Copperfield (1999)

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Extras (2006)

December Boys (2007)

My Boy Jack (2007)

Equus (theatre; 2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (theatre; 2011)

Saturday Night Live (2012)

The Woman in Black (2012)

Beginners (Slow Club music video; 2012)

A Young Doctor’s Notebook (TV miniseries; 2012)

The Cripple of Inishmaan (London West End; 2013)

Upcoming Projects

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Horns (2013)

The F Word (2013)

Tokyo Vice (2014)

Frankenstein (October 17th 2014 – US release)