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    Life's magic as Daniel Radcliffe turns 18

    Reuters


    LONDON (Reuters) -
    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe gains access to a reported 20 million pounds ($40 million) fortune when he turns 18 on Monday, but he insists the money won't cast a spell on him.

    To the disappointment of gossip columnists around the world, the young actor says he has no plans to fritter his cash away on fast cars, drink and celebrity parties.

    "I don't plan to be one of those people who, as soon as they turn 18, suddenly buy themselves a massive sports car collection or something similar," he told an Australian interviewer earlier this month. "I don't think I'll be particularly extravagant.

    "The things I like buying are things that cost about 10 pounds -- books and CDs and DVDs."

    At 18, Radcliffe will be able to gamble in a casino, buy a drink in a pub or see the horror film "Hostel: Part II," currently six places below his number one movie on the UK box office chart.

    Details of how he'll mark his landmark birthday are under wraps. His agent and publicist had no comment on his plans.

    "I'll definitely have some sort of party," he said in an interview. "Hopefully none of you will be reading about it."

    Radcliffe's earnings from the first five Potter films have been held in a trust fund which he has not been able to touch.

    Despite his growing fame and riches, the actor says he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

    "People are always looking to say 'kid star goes off the rails,"' he told reporters last month. "But I try very hard not to go that way because it would be too easy for them."

    His latest outing as the boy wizard in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is breaking records on both sides of the Atlantic and he will reprise the role in the last two films.

    There is life beyond Potter, however.

    The Londoner has filmed a TV movie called "My Boy Jack," about author Rudyard Kipling and his son, due for release later this year. He will also appear in "December Boys," an Australian film about four boys who escape an orphanage.

    Earlier this year, he made his stage debut playing a tortured teenager in Peter Shaffer's "Equus."

    Meanwhile, he is braced for even closer media scrutiny now that he's legally an adult: "I just think I'm going to be more sort of fair game," he told Reuters.
    (Additional reporting by Mike Collett-White)
    http://omg.yahoo.com/lifes-magic-as-...s-18/news/1152
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

    He seems pretty modest, I dont see him going the way of other child stars. I wish him luck.
    There is no right or wrong in this debate. It is simply a matter of perspective.
    -Dr. Strange

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    • #3
      Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

      I think all of the "kids" in these movies are exceptional. I hope to never see them in the news like some of the current crop of popular brats.

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      • #4
        Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

        He's English so he's already ahead of that game.
        "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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        • #5
          Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

          yeah- Cause the Brits never engage in excessive behaviour :lol:

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          • #6
            Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

            They all seem to have great parents, particularly Daniel, who helped them keep their heads straight.

            I love that Daniel requests that his fans, instead of sending HIM something, send donations of gifts or whatever to a children's fund in Britain. He's been doing that for years on his birthday and it always turns out well.

            Happy Birthday Daniel!
            "But every night, when it gets dark
            and the stars come out,
            I'll look up on her behalf.
            I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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            • #7
              Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

              What I want to know is, has he finished reading book 7 yet?
              xo, Deanna

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              • #8
                Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                I think DR has a good head on his shoulders from interviews I've seen him in. If any of those three I can see going brat its Ron, he seems a little greedy and insecure from all the attention.

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                • #9
                  Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                  Anybody else find it intersting that both Daniel, and the character that made him made famous have their birthday in the same month.

                  I'm such a geek.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                    Oh Emma, when will you turn 18?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                      I love him! Happy Birthday Daniel!


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                      • #12
                        Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                        Oh good this means we can talk about how totally freaking HOT he is without sounding like a cradle robber
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                        • #13
                          Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                          Gee, I'd sure like to get 40 million dollars on my 18th birthday, who wants to start donating? Just kidding. I think that the only problem Daniel will have is that he's going to be branded as Harry Potter the rest of his life. Unless he can find another successful series of movies, or even a good television show, I think he just might fade away...
                          Mickey ears - $10
                          Starwars lightsaber - $12
                          Autograph book - $7
                          Getting a picture with every castmember you see - priceless.

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                            Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                            Originally posted by saveourship714 View Post
                            Gee, I'd sure like to get 40 million dollars on my 18th birthday, who wants to start donating? Just kidding. I think that the only problem Daniel will have is that he's going to be branded as Harry Potter the rest of his life. Unless he can find another successful series of movies, or even a good television show, I think he just might fade away...
                            He's on the way.
                            He's done his play and 2 other movies he's in will be coming out soon.
                            I think he'll be alright because of his age.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe...multi-millionaire!

                              He'll be fine. That was why he did the controversial role in the play. He wanted to show he's capable of so much more than "Ow, my scar hurts!" :lol:

                              And, from what I understand, the reviews were smashing! Good for him!

                              I remember, around the time Chamber of Secrets was released, Pierce Brosnan was quoted as saying that he thought Daniel would one day make a great Bond.

                              At the rate he's going, I'd have to say that I probably agree. He still needs another 15+ years, but hey. It could happen.
                              "But every night, when it gets dark
                              and the stars come out,
                              I'll look up on her behalf.
                              I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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