Daniel Radcliffe wasn’t the only young lad to try out for the mini-mage role, of course. Tom Felton famously attempted to earn his lightning scar back in the day before being cast as Draco Malfoy, but even he had to admit Dan was cut from the wizarding cloth from the very beginning.
He told ComedyFlavors in 2011 that DanRad “was always the most excited, the most eager, he had the most fun on set.”
Though Daniel hates this video of himself we think its the most adorable thing on the internet. Radcliffe explained that he didn’t like watching himself act as a child because he was ‘at a stage when you hate your face anyway, and anything it does is repellent to you’.
His parents weren’t so keen and originally turned down the part because the movies were initially meant to film in Los Angeles. After some negotiation the film shoot changed to the UK, they said ‘yes’ and the rest is wizarding history, isn’t it?