Daniel Rad­cliffe

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Then: In 2000, Daniel Rad­cliffe was 11 when he won the part for the be­spec­ta­cled wizard Harry Pot­ter af­ter what di­rec­tor Christo­pher Colum­bus de­scribed as an in­tense process to find who em­bod­ied the spirit and depth of the char­ac­ter.

“Then, Dan walked in the room and we all knew we had found Harry,” Colum­bus said in a BBC ar­ti­cle.

Now: In an in­ter­view with Heat in 2012, Rad­cliffe re­vealed that the pres­sures of fame made him an al­co­holic.

He’d turned up to the set of Harry Pot­ter (at that time film­ing for Half-Blood Prince) not feel­ing like him­self.

“I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work. I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead be­hind the eyes,” he said.

Since then, Rad­cliffe, now a sober 27-year-old, has starred in a steady stream of films in­clud­ing block­busters like Now You See Me

2, hor­ror flick Woman In Black 2 and crit­i­cally-ac­claimed in­die favourite Swiss Army Man.

Photos: Filepics, Agen­cies and In­sta­gram

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