Man Candy Mondays: Daniel Radcliffe

Jun 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET

He's capitvated our imaginations and our hearts as boy wizard Harry Potter for 10 years, but now Daniel Radcliffe is all grown up — and super-cute to boot. This young thinking woman's hunk digs the theater, books, and social justice issues. We love it when a man can talk nerdy to us!

Man Candy Mondays: Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Born: July 23, 1989

Hometown: London, England

Height: 5'5"

      Why we love Daniel Radcliffe

      Why we love Daniel Radcliffe:

      He's smart, driven, and oh so cute. We want to put this intelligent, adorable heartthrob in our pocket!

      1 Daniel Radcliffe as Harry PotterHe brought our favorite novels to life

      Exhibiting a perfect balance of strength and vulnerability, only Radcliffe could have played Harry as well as he did. But be forewarned: When you see him as the young wizard in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in July, it'll be the last time.

      Daniel just told the L.A. Times that he will not be reprising the role (despite rumblings of a mysterious forthcoming "Pottermore" project):  "[o]h, I don't know, the idea of going back to something after 10 or 20 years? At that point, I will have worked 20 years to establish a career outside of it, and at that point to go back to it would feel a little self-defeating."

      His next film project is 2012's The Woman in Black, a supernatural thriller in which he plays a lawyer. Lawyer or wizard, we love you either way, Daniel!

      Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

      2 He's a theater geek

      One of Daniel's first non-Potter projects was a turn in the play Equus, in which he appeared nude. (Um, no complaints here!) He's currently flexing his acting, singing, and dancing muscles starring opposite John Larroquette in Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

      "When I'm 30-something and got kids or whatever, I probably will want to take it a bit slower," he told the New York Times. "But this is the part of my life where I have to be as busy as I can."

      3 Daniel Radcliffe, Top actor 2011He works to help teens

      Daniel has done extensive work with the Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention nonprofit that aims to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

      The organization bestowed the Hero Award on him this year.

      Daniel Radcliffe's Relationship Status:

      Daniel Radcliffe

      Due to his boyish good looks and his work with the gay community, Radcliffe has battled rumors that he's homosexual, but that's not the case, he says: "If people want to say that, they can," he told MTV News. "But I'm not. I'm straight." Radcliffe confirmed to USA TODAY a few months ago that he has a girlfriend, but won't spill who she is "not so much for my sake as for hers." How chivalrous! Most people say the mystery woman is 19-year-old Olive Uniacke, stepdaughter of David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter films.
      Nice work, Olive!

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