Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke bring newborn baby to NYC picket line

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Daniel Radcliffe has joined more than 160,000 people at the picket line during the SAG-AFTRA strike.

The former-child star, who rose to fame playing Harry Potter in the franchise, brought along his newborn son alongside his American actress girlfriend Erin Darke.

The 33-year-old was seen cradling his son, who was born in April this year, in a support sling across his chest while he marched alongside other actors and writers in the industry.

He becomes the latest major star to join the picket line in support at the first industry-wide strike against film and TV studios since 1980.

His partner Erin, 39, held up a striking sign as they joined in solidarity with all those affected in New York City.

George Clooney, Jason Sudeikis, Joey King, Olivia Wilde, Brian Cox and Allison Janney are among other notable stars to have joined the strike.

SAG-AFTRA, a union representing about 160,000 Hollywood actors, officially went on strike on Friday, July 21, after failing to reach a deal with Hollywood’s biggest studios.

This followed weeks of bargaining with the AMPTP who represent some of the largest studios and streaming platforms, including Paramount, Sony, Netflix, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros.

That means major actors and writers are on strike at the same time for a first in more than 60 years. The strike will bring most film and television productions to a halt.

The strike has been brought on as actors and writers call for increased pay and a rethinking of residuals, which union members say has significantly diminished amid the rise of streaming services. Residuals are financial compensation paid out to actors whenever TV shows or movies they’ve appeared in are replayed.

They are also demanding improved working conditions and a protection against artificial intelligence (AI).

The Oppenheimer cast also publicly showed their support by walking out of the UK premiere to make a statement that they too, support the cause.

This comes amid The Writers Guild of America strike that includes 11,000 members, which has been striking for similar demands since May 12.

SAG-AFTRA president Drescher said during a press conference on July 13 that the stakes laid out are a "serious moment" and a "very big deal" for the entertainment industry.

The strike has caused multiple high-profile projects to be put on hold including Paramount Pictures Gladiator 2, Warner Bros. Pictures Juror #2 and Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part Two, and Apple TV+'s Untitled F1 drama starring Brad Pitt.

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