Daniel Radcliffe Confirms Birth Of First Child

Daniel Radcliffe has announced the birth of his first child with his longtime partner Erin Drake.

Now, we all know who Daniel Radcliffe is. The star first hit the big screen aged eleven years old when he was cast in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

His success skyrocketed and he went on to star in the other 8 movies of the franchise, in which he played Harry Potter for a whopping 10 years and has developed a huge fan base because of it.

Amazingly, as the success of the Harry Potter movies increased, so did his paycheck, and by the fifth film, Radcliffe was on £8 million.

However, despite the money, he has always made sure to stay grounded and revealed he never wasted his money on trivial things growing up.

He told one magazine shortly after finishing his fifth film: “Even when I was very young and before any of this had happened, I remember being repulsed by ostentatious displays of wealth.”

He has always been grateful for the opportunities he’s been given over the years, but revealed that he wants to be more than just Harry Potter.

“To some people, I will only ever be Harry,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Times in February 2007.

“I know that, I don’t fight it. I don’t want to distance myself from him. I’m proud of that work. But I do want to show them that I am not Harry Potter. I am an actor.”

But Radcliffe isn’t just a one-trick pony, he has appeared in a variety of shows and plays in his career.

At age seventeen, before the fifth Harry Potter came out, he made the decision to appear in Peter Shaffer’s Equus, as the lead. It was an instant hit, and he received rave reviews from critics. However, the nudity that was required was daunting at first, but he threw himself into the role and never looked back.

But it’s not just the stage that Radcliffe has excelled at, he’s also starred in a whole host of movies. His first was the Australian film December Boys, in which he played an orphan competing with 3 others hoping to secure a family.

He also starred in the 2007 ITV drama My Boy Jack, in which he won the role of Rudyard Kipling’s son.

More recently, Radcliffe has entered the Hollywood scene, winning roles in movies such as Swiss Army Man and Guns Akimbo.

But along with the incredible ups of the job, he’s also experienced devastating downs. Radcliffe has been candid in the past about his struggles with alcoholism and revealed how he would often turn to drink to deal with the pressure of stardom.

“In my case, the quickest way to forget about the fact that you’re being watched is to get very drunk,” he told Newsweek.

“And then as you get very drunk, you become aware that ‘Oh, people are watching more now because now I’m getting very drunk, so I should probably drink more to ignore that more.’”

Thankfully, in 2010 Radcliffe got sober with the help of his friends.

“Ultimately, it was my own decision,” he said. “Like I woke up one morning after a night going like, ‘This is probably not good.’”

When it comes to his love life, Daniel Radcliffe has been in a relationship with his actress girlfriend Erin Darke for over a decade.

Radcliffe met Darke on the set of the 2013 movie, Kill Your Darlings.

He opened up about his relationship earlier last year, revealing how happy he is with her.

“I’ve got a really nice life,” he said. “I’ve been with my girlfriend for a decade pretty much. We’re really happy.”

And now, the birth of the thirty-three-year-old’s first child has been confirmed by the Harry Potter star’s publicist after the Daily Mail published photos of the actor with a pram walking around New York City.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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