Daniel Radcliffe made his debut in the 1999 television film ‘David Copperfield’ where he played the role of ‘Young David Copperfield.’ He made his big-screen debut in the 2001 spy thriller film ‘The Tailor of Panama’ directed by John Boorman. That same year, he got his breakthrough role as ‘Harry Potter’ in the fantasy film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ directed by Chris Columbus. The film opened to wide critical acclaim and was a massive financial success, grossing over $1.018 billion against a budget of $125 million. Radcliffe also bagged the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for his performance in the film. He reprised his role as ‘Harry Potter’ in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ (2004), ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005), and ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2007) which earned him the ‘National Movie Award.’
In 2007, he starred as ‘Maps’ in the Australian drama film ‘December Boys’ directed by Rod Hardy. The film received a mixed response from critics but failed to achieve success at the box office. He returned to play ‘Harry Potter’ in the 2009 fantasy film ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ directed by David Yates. The film saw positive reviews upon release and was a major box office success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2009. He next appeared in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ (2010) and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ which were also massive box office successes. In 2012, he was seen playing the role of ‘Arthur Kipps’ in the gothic supernatural horror film ‘The Woman in Black’ directed by James Watkins. The film opened to a positive reception and was a phenomenal commercial success, grossing over $130 million on a budget of $15 million.
Radcliffe portrayed ‘Allen Ginsberg’ in the 2013 American biographical drama film ‘Kill Your Darlings’ directed by John Krokidas. The film opened to positive reviews from critics. In 2015, he was seen playing the role of ‘Igor’ in the American science fantasy horror film ‘Victor Frankenstein’ directed by Paul McGuigan. The film was panned by critics and was a box office bomb. He next appeared in films like ‘Swiss Army Man’ (2016), ‘Now You See Me 2’ (2016), ‘Lost in London’ (2017), ‘Jungle’ (2017), ‘Beast of Burden’ (2018), and ‘Guns Akimbo’ (2019).
He was last seen in the 2020 Australian prison film ‘Escape from Pretoria’ directed by Francis Annan. The film saw mixed reviews upon release. He is all set to appear in the upcoming American romantic adventure comedy film ‘The Lost City’ directed by Aaron and Adam Nee. He will also be seen in the upcoming stop-motion animated musical fantasy film ‘Pinocchio.’