Harry Potter’s Radcliffe gets Hollywood star

Daniel Radcliffe attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles.

Daniel Radcliffe attends a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles.


British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rocketed to fame in the “Harry Potter” films, said Thursday he was “in awe” as he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“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,” said the 26-year-old, who was presented with the 2,565th star.

“Growing up in England, you hear the word Hollywood and right after, you picture the sign on the hill, you picture these stars.”

Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the wildly popular eight-film blockbuster “Potter” franchise before moving on to more adult roles, was in Los Angeles to promote his new movie “Victor Frankenstein.”

In the film, which opens in the United States later this month, he plays assistant Igor to the mad scientist obsessed with creating life, portrayed by James McAvoy. Radcliffe is one of the rare child stars to have successfully maintained his career as he moved into adulthood. He has starred in a number of films since finishing up as Potter, including “The Woman in Black” and “Kill Your Darlings.” He also had a cameo in this year’s comedy hit “Trainwreck.”

Radcliffe has appeared on Broadway.


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