I have often been asked about the impact the HARRY POTTER films have had on my life. What's it like growing up in a film set? How have the films changed/shaped you? What's it like to be a celebrity? Have tu missed out on a "normal" childhood? These preguntas and similar ones have preoccupied the world for many years. The simple truth is that I have nver known any different, and so what the world vistas as unusual is my normality, and I have loved every minuto of it.
The cast and the crew of HARRY POTTER films had been my segundo family for half my life. I have gone from a young ten año oldto a man of twenty one years, and every film holds different memories for me, as each mark a transition along the way. And how many man my age can boast that they have speared a huge snake, nearly lost their lives playing chess, narrowly avoiding being eaten por a gargantuan spider, nearly fallen out of a flying car, fought a dragon, swam in the water for forty hours, dodged a dangerous maze, kissed a girl, kissed another girl (OK, maybe that isn't so unusual), and not to mention gone head-to-head with the most evil wizard in all time?
But most importantly, for me HARRY POTTER is all about the people. I have been privileged to have met and worked alongside the most creative and generous people in the industry. And I have met and made friends for life. I have learned so much as an actor and as a person throughout these ten years and this book is a tribute to them — thank you.
— Daniel Radcliffe
—(Harry Potter, film wizardry)