He’s been busy. In the eight years since the release of the last “Harry Potter” film, Mr. Radcliffe has appeared in at least 14 movies, six TV shows and five theater productions.
He also became a published poet under the pen name Jacob Gershon; had his portrait hung in the National Portrait Gallery in London; and voiced characters in “The Simpsons,” “Robot Chicken” and “Bojack Horseman.”
On the BBC show “Who Do You Think You Are?” this week, he broke down in tears reading the suicide note left by his great-grandfather Samuel Gershon, a Jewish jeweler in London. He killed himself in 1936 at age 42, possibly after anti-Semitic accusations by the police.
In Mr. Radcliffe’s next film, “Escape From Pretoria,” he plays an anti-apartheid activist jailed with other white political prisoners in South Africa.
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