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Harry is a Jewish Wiz

by: Emily Rebecca - Last updated: 2006-12-22

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he is a trainee Jewish wizard.

The 17-year-old told Australian TV channel Nine that while he has a Jewish connection, he does not follow a religion.

Radcliffe’s mother is casting director Marcia Gresham, while his grandmother is Patricia Jacobson.

“My mum was of Jewish blood and my dad was protestant,” he said.

He then proceeded to reveal further details of his family background. "So I grew up in a very," and then changed track to talk about religion in general. "I’m very interested in religion as something to study. But I’m not a religious person in the slightest."

Click below to see Danile Radcliffe talk about his Jewish background:


When asked has playing Harry Potter turned him over to the dark side, Radcliffe laughed. "I don’t think I’m a sinner, I don’t think I’ll be condemned."

Reproduced with permission: Jewtastic