Recently, Daniel Radcliffe and his girlfriend Erin Darke made a rare public appearance together at the opening of his new film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The actor, best known for his role as Harry Potter, who plays the title character in the film, wore a patterned shirt under a suit of the same color, while his partner wore a bright sky blue dress. As they smiled for the camera, the couple looked like they were having a wonderful time together.
The couple’s most recent red carpet appearance comes after Radcliffe revealed the existence of their relationship in a conversation with People in March. During this time he stated:
“My life is very amazing right now. My partner and I have been together for almost ten years at this point. We couldn’t be happier. I recently had the opportunity to work on the Weird Al film, which is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable and exciting experiences I’ve had in my career.
Actors Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke first met on the set of their 2013 film, Kill Your Darlings, and began dating shortly after. Though the couple did their best to keep their romance out of the spotlight, they’ve been together for around ten years at this point.
An exploration of the romantic connection between Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke
Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke’s relationship has lasted for almost a decade.
On the set of Kill Your Darlings in 2013, Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke met for the first time. In the film, the former actor portrayed a younger version of Allen Ginsberg, and the latter played a character who showed a fleeting romantic interest in Ginsberg.
The two actors were first spotted together in real life while promoting their image at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. US Weekly was informed by a source at the time that:
“They showed devotion to each other for most of the night. They were a little easier to spot when exiting the facility because they were outside.”
After appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen later that year, Radcliffe admitted their relationship and explained that they were dating at the time. He said:
“Yes, I am dating someone. And my type is… the type I don’t talk about publicly. My type is intelligent.”
Radcliffe and Darke made their red carpet debut at the 2014 Tony Awards, where they also attracted media attention due to their height difference. Darke, who is 5ft 7in, is slightly shorter than the Lost City actor who is 5ft 5in.
During an interview with US Weekly in 2014, the former child actor provided additional details about his friendship with Darke. He explained that the actress is one of his closest friends, and he described their dynamic as follows:
“I think that’s the kind of relationship I always hope to have with anyone I’m in a relationship with. I always want us to be able to talk about anything and everything. You have a strong desire for someone to be your closest friend. When it comes to Erin, there’s no question about it.”
He also gave an interview to Parade that same year, in which he spoke about his first encounter with Darke and how he had an immediate connection with the actress:
“It was one of those sudden events where you’re like, ‘Oh, I really like this person.'” Once you and another person connect, communicating with that person becomes remarkably easy. It was just one of those predicaments.”
The next year, a video featuring Erin Darke and Daniel Radcliffe rapping was released.
Karaoke performance of Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” that became popular online and featured a moment the couple shared a tender kiss while the song went viral.
In 2018, Radcliffe revealed his partner liked the beard he had to grow for the role of Miracle Workers. The role required him to have a full beard.
“Honestly, she doesn’t mind at all. It seems I have a smooth beard that doesn’t itch or scratch so that’s a plus. But even by their standards, I think it was a little too long.
In March 2020, Daniel Radcliffe spoke about his quarantine time with Darke in an interview with Vulture:
“We made the managerial decision to be really responsible and self-isolating and as a result we haven’t left the apartment in… 11 days? We are currently in a situation where none of us have ever been more grateful that we don’t have a child and even more upset that we don’t have a dog. But overall, we’re doing really well compared to many others.
The pair were spotted together at a screening of The Lost City in New York earlier this year, before recently appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Details on Daniel Radcliffe’s personal life
Radcliffe divides his time between two homes: one in the Fulham borough of London and the other in the West Village area of Manhattan, New York City. After meeting while working on the set of Kill Your Darlings in 2012, he has been in a committed relationship with American actress Erin Darke since this year.
In 2008, Daniel Radcliffe announced that he had a mild form of the neurological condition known as dyspraxia. This disorder causes him to struggle with routine tasks such as writing and occasionally tying his shoelaces. He explained, “I had a difficult time in school because I was terrible at everything and had no discernible talent.”
Radcliffe was quoted as saying that he likes rap music and that he has “a fixation on memorizing complicated, lyrically complicated and up-tempo songs”. Radcliffe also admits to having this addiction. During his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 28, 2014, he recited a verse from the song “Alphabet Aerobics” by Blackalicious which was released in 1999.
Radcliffe is very close to his family and he says they are the ones who keep him grounded. After realizing he was becoming overly addicted to alcohol, he gave up drinking entirely in August 2010. In March 2020 he appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, where he spoke about his alcohol abuse growing up and his decision to become teetotal, as well as how having the support of his parents and staying in his native England helped him to deal with the glory. He also spoke about his decision to become a vegetarian.
In 2012, Radcliffe made the following statement about his beliefs: “There never were any [spiritual] Believe there in the house. Despite the fact that I’m of English descent, I often see myself as having Jewish and Irish descent.” Christmas Tree Jews” It shows that I have a strong work ethic, appreciate Jewish humor and can crack Jewish jokes. For example, have you heard the story about the invention of copper wire? Two Jews are arguing over a penny. And that goes on.” In 2009, he declared himself an atheist, adding, “Being an atheist doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t go around telling people not to believe in gods, but I have a lot of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do. I’ll watch anything he does on TV, no matter what it is.” On the other hand, he reportedly said in 2012, “I’m an atheist and I’m a militant atheist when religion starts influencing politics.” In 2019, he pointed out his own religious perspective as “agnostic tending towards atheism”.
Daniel Radcliffe has been revealed to have made £1million for the first Harry Potter film and over £15m for the sixth film in the series.
In 2006 he was included in The Sunday Times Rich List which revealed that his personal worth was estimated at £14million, making him one of the richest young people in the UK. In March 2009, he received first place on the Forbes list of “Most Valuable Young Stars”. By April of the same year, The Daily Telegraph estimated his net worth at £30 million, which placed him as the twelfth richest young person in the United Kingdom. Later that year it was widely believed that Radcliffe was the richest youth in all of England. Largely due to the fact that the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in the same year, he was ranked as the sixth highest-paid male star in Hollywood as well as the fifth highest-paid actor in Hollywood as of February 2010, according to Forbes December list of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors , grossing $780 million. Radcliffe is expected to have a net worth of £95m by 2021.