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Daniel Radcliffe's Christmas Down Under
Daniel Radcliffe once spent Christmas Day
(25Dec) with strangers in Australia after they recognised the Harry
Potter star and invited him to spend the holiday in their
The actor met a friendly family while
enjoying a sunshine break Down Under with his own relatives in
The Radcliffes ended up exchanging presents
with their hosts, and reveals his parents became lifelong friends
with the Aussie clan.
Radcliffe recalls, "I did a press tour of
Japan in 2003 and the Warner Bros. present to my family for me
doing that tour was to send us anywhere we wanted to go for
Christmas. We said, 'Australia please.' So, we arrive on Christmas
Day and go to the hotel where the Christmas lunch was being
"There's a family sitting opposite who
recognise me and come over and chat. They invited us to their house
to finish Christmas lunch. It was either that or the hotel room. So
we experienced the meaning of Australian hospitality.
"They were really, really sweet. They even
nipped out to get us presents. We made some really, really good
friends and, to this day, my mum and dad are still in contact with