“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe will receive the 2,565th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, 13 days before the release of his latest film “Victor Frankenstein.”
Chris Columbus, who directed Radcliffe in the first two “Harry Potter” films — “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” — and Chris Hardwick, the host of the Comedy Central late-night series “@midnight with Chris Hardwick,” were among those joining Radcliffe at the ceremony in front of the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
“A few months ago I was walking along here with a couple of friends and just becoming sort of in awe and slightly overwhelmed by the names I was going to be joining,” Radcliffe said. “Growing up in England, you hear the word Hollywood and right after you picture the sign on the hill you picture these stars.”
Born July 23, 1989, in the Fulham area of London, Radcliffe made his acting debut when he was 10 years old in the title role in the 1999 BBC One production of “David Copperfield.” Radcliffe’s first film was the 2001 spy thriller “The Tailor of Panama.”
Since completing the “Harry Potter” film series in 2010, Radcliffe has appeared on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and “The Cripple of Inishmaan”; on screen in “The Woman in Black,” the highest-grossing British horror film, and on British television in the four- part miniseries “A Young Doctor’s Notebook” and the made-for-television movie, “The Gamechangers.”
In “Victor Frankenstein,” Radcliffe portrays the assistant to the scientist obsessed with creating life (James McAvoy).
—City News Service