The Harry Potter books and movies don’t shy away from the realities of death. And the list of deceased characters in the series is a tragically long one. Spoiler alert: important and beloved folk such as Albus Dumbledore, Sirius Black, Cedric Diggory, Dobby the house elf and Fred Weasley all ultimately pass away. Now, though, Daniel Radcliffe – the man who brought Harry Potter to life – has talked about which death he personally found most painful.
Ever since he was a child, Radcliffe has been the face of the Harry Potter franchise. At the age of 11, the young actor clinched the role of the boy wizard in the first film adaptation of the massively popular book series. He would continue playing Potter until 2011, with the part ending up shaping the rest of his life and career.
Radcliffe got to work among some huge names on the sets of the Harry Potter movies too. By the end of the series he’d acted alongside individuals such as Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, John Hurt, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman. And, of course, by then he was a famous movie star in his own right.