Radcliffe played Harry Potter, the titular character, and helped propel the films to major commercial success.
Alongside Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (who played the characters of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasely), Radcliffe spent over ten years working on the “Harry Potter” films.
The series is the highest-grossing film series in history after being adjusted for inflation with more than $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts.
Most people have heard of Harry Potter before and most people know that Radcliffe starred in these films. But there is a whole lot more to the young actor than first meets the eye. Below are twenty surprising facts that you probably didn’t know about Daniel Radcliffe.
1. He Is Small
You probably couldn’t tell from the “Harry Potter” films but Daniel Radcliffe is small! In fact, he stands at a diminutive five-feet, five-inches tall. Fortunately enough, his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson is the same height.
Radcliffe is not only short. He also doesn’t weigh much. He has a naturally slim build and weighs in at around one hundred and twenty-five pounds, give or take a couple of pounds. During most of the Harry Potter films, he weighed in at one hundred and seventeen pounds.
Though he is undoubtedly small for a male actor in Hollywood, there is no denying that Radcliffe is strong. Because of his small frame, he strives to eat a very healthy diet to stay lean. Radcliffe also states he naturally gains weight easily. Straying off his diet for too long really adds the pounds on.
Radcliffe also works out on a regular basis in addition to watching the foods that he eats. He claims to prefer bodyweight exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups to heavy lifting. However, he has had to workout with weights in the past to beef up for some of his more recent film roles. That was not the case with the Harry Potter franchise.