10 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Radcliffe

  
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Daniel Radcliffe is a well known name all over the world, and all it took was one role. Now it has been five years since the release of the last Harry Potter film, and Radcliffe has worked hard at breaking away from the iconic character and not being typecast after 10 years in the same role. Despite being one of the most recognized stars in the world, he values his privacy and only offers up small pieces of his life away from the cameras. Fans still adore him and there is so much more to him than just the boy who was Harry Potter, so check out 10 things you never knew about Daniel Radcliffe!

10. Dyspraxia

Radcliffe has revealed that he suffers from a mild form of the neurological disorder called Dyspraxia. The developmental coordination disorder takes a toll on his motor skills and sometimes prevent him from doing even simple things such as writing or tying shoelaces. Due to his condition, Radcliffe didn’t do very well in school, which led him to focus on acting.

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Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shut/REX/Shutterstock

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9. Charity Work

For his entire career, Radcliffe has been an advocate for equal rights and to bring an end to homophobia. He has filmed PSAs for the Trevor Project in order to promote awareness of gay teen suicide and suicide prevention. As well as lending his celebrity to bring awareness to the cause, he has donated a substantial amount of money. “I have always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals. Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it,” he said in 2010 interview. He has also been a supporter of many other charities. He designed a Cu-bed for Habitat’s VIP Kids, and gave all of the royalties from the sale of the bed to his favorite charity, Demelza House Children’s Hospice. Interestingly enough, he also lent a considerable amount of support to the 2003 Comic Relief fundraiser after donating a lock of his hair which ended up going for 751 British pounds, the highest amount paid for the night.

Photo by Richard Young / Rex Features

Photo by Richard Young / Rex Features

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