LONDON – There are few actors who can enjoy the kind of success that Daniel Radcliffe has enjoyed at his age. At 10, he became the face of the multibillion-dollar “Harry Potter” franchise, which became a cultural phenomenon. As the series drew to a close in 2011, the young British actor was faced with two dilemmas: shaking off the typecasting of his initial success and making the jump from child to adult actor — all without magic.
Only four years later, Radcliffe is well on his way to achieving both goals. Magic wasn’t a part of it, the 25-year-old actor simply made smart career choices. He played American poet Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings,” got romantic in “What If” and took roles in two horror flicks — James Watkins’ “The Woman in Black” and forthcoming horror-comedy, “Horns.”