New Delhi, Aug 25 : English actor Daniel Radcliffe, 19, has claimed that the success he has so far achieved can be credited to "dumb luck".
The 'Harry Potter' star had shot to fame at the age of 11 after winning the role in the movie versions of J.K. Rowling's children's books, but he insists that his success is down to a combination of good fortune and hard work.
"I got where I am by dumb luck. You only deserve what you have if you work hard. I know most actors hoped for a job, and then found themselves between jobs. For me, it was a great job at 11," China Daily reported him as saying.
"I'm a person who got lucky very young, but I was brought up with a work ethic -- show up on time, work hard and do your lines," he stated.
Radcliffe, however, does admit that he would not have been able to make it so far had his parents not allowed him to commit to the franchise.
"'No, absolutely not', is what they said when I was younger, but they're pleased now," he added.