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Six Degrees

July 10th, 2009
01:24 PM ET

Friday reminder! We're still taking submissions for this week's Six Degrees challenge. We're asking you to come up with 6 degrees of separation between Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and new Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Right now Sally is the one to beat... check our her submission:

DANIEL RADCLIFFE——played the part of Alan Strang in Equus, as did PETER FIRTH —–who plays a senior member of M15 (in Spooks), as does JUDI DENCH (in the James Bond films) —–who was in the film Notes on a Scandal with CATE BLANCHETT——–who was in the film Elizabeth, along side ERIC CANTONA ——–who was signed to Manchester Utd by ALEX FERGUSON ——–as was CHRISTIANO RONALDO.

So we're looking for 5 people in between Radcliffe and Ronaldo, for a total of six links, no more, no less.

Get your thinking caps on... and submit your ideas in the comments section below. We'll announce the winner on tonight's show, and send the lucky viewer a special Connect the World prize. Happy Connecting!

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  1. Thomas

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE-was in an episode of Extras with JUDI DENCH —–who was in the film Notes on a Scandal with CATE BLANCHETT——–who was in the film Elizabeth, along side ERIC CANTONA ——–who was signed to Manchester Utd by ALEX FERGUSON ——–as was CHRISTIANO RONALDO.

    July 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  2. Josephine

    This seems to work except for one small detail. Judi Dench does not work for MI-5 in the James Bond films; she works for MI-6.

    July 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  3. Jason Ransleben

    Daniel Radcliffe- of course is the world famous Harry Potter in which he stars with Warwick Davis who plays both a Professor and a Goblin, he is also a wizard in Willow with Val Kilmer, who in turn played Batman Forever alongside Nicole Kidman who played a doctor, she starred in the musical movie Moulin Rouge opposite Ewan Mcgregor who played a soldier in Black Hawk Down along with Eric Bana, and Eric Bana once appeared in 2008 on a television talkshow program called Cartaz Cultural which airs in Portugal, that same year Cristiano Ronaldo also appeared as a guest.

    July 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  4. Dominic Signor, London UK

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE—— Born July 1989, The same month Seinfeld first aired -- JERRY SEINFIELD --- born in Brooklyn, New York -–Brooklyn Beckham is the Son of DAVID BECKHAM -– Beckham played for Real Madrid --- Real Madrid just signed CHRISTIANO RONALDO

    July 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  5. Margaret Navarro

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE——played the part of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter serires, as did EMMA THOMPSON (Professor Trelawney) —–who plays Karen in Love Actually, as does LIAM NEESON —–who played Fielding the film The Mission with ROBERT DE NIRO (Rodrigo Mendoza) ——–who played Jack Byrnes in Meet the Parents/Meet The Fockers, along side BEN STILLER (Gaylord Focker) ——– who played Derek Zoolander in the movie Zoolander, as did PARIS HILTON (as herself) ——– rumored to be romantically linked to CHRISTIANO RONALDO after they were spotted by paparazzi in a Hollywood bar last month.

    July 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  6. Daniel Geduld

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE was in My Boy Jack with KIM CATTRALL who was on The Simpsons, an episode of which guest-starred CHRISTIANO RONALDO.

    Can anyone beat 3?

    July 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  7. Janeya

    Harry Potter is a lousy character. Beckham is a lousy soccer player.
    There you got it: ONE link.

    July 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  8. Steven

    Daniel, that's the wrong Ronaldo, in the simpsons episode where Homer became a football referee, it starred the Brazilian player Ronaldo.

    July 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  9. Robert

    Hi Becky,
    Since you are in UK, you would read this today from The Times news paper.
    Tamil death toll ‘is 1,400 a week’ at Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka:
    About 1,400 people are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp set up in Sri Lanka to detain Tamil refugees from the nation’s bloody civil war, senior international aid sources have told The Times.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6676792.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093
    Don't you think, this is such a very serious matter you should take up for discussion in your Connect the World program?

    thanks
    robert

    July 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  10. nino

    Harry Potter is an overrated magician, so is ronaldo.
    1 link.

    July 10, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  11. Robert Ngu Ngomesia

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE - starred in Harry Potter, written by J. K ROWLING - who was awarded Legion d'honneur by French President NICOLAS SARKOZY - who is married to CARLA BRUNI -who is a former singer, as was VICTORIA BECKHAM - who is married to DAVID BECKHAM - who is a former Manchester United FC player, as is CHRISTIANO RONALDO

    July 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  12. Rachel Simmons

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE is a hot European. CHRISTIANO RONALDO is a hot European.

    I rest my case.

    July 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  13. JC Fonte

    Daniel Radcliffe — stars in Harry Potter, written by J. K. ROWLING – her daughter Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes (named after Jessica Mitford), was born on 27 July 1993 in Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo – born 5 February 1985 in Portugal.

    July 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  14. Robert

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE – starred in Harry Potter, alongside ALAN RICKMAN – who starred in Love Actually which also featured ELISHA CUTHBERT – she starred in House of Wax with PARIS HILTON – who was romantically linked to CHRISTIANO RONALDO for just over a day...

    July 10, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  15. ec

    This is what "Connect the World" is? Seriously?

    The introduction states: "Host Becky Anderson and guests will join the dots of stories and events by exploring how an event or circumstance in one part of the world can have significant impact and reach elsewhere."

    Maybe I am just too ignorant, but could anyone please enlighten me on how this in any way fulfills the goal of this blog?

    Miss Anderson, I sincerely implore you to come up with more relevant and news-worthy topics. What about what Robert said? Or the G-8 summit? Or the violence in Xinjiang?

    Sincerely,
    A very disappointed CNN reader

    July 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  16. Justin

    This would be way cooler if you were actually connecting Harry Potter to Ronaldo and not (merely) Daniel Radcliffe.

    July 10, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  17. ED SAGAN

    C´mon ec let it go...the blog is a hit, go to the bbc obituaries or enjoy the meaning of trivia like this...lol. and to you Becky: how about the link between Paris Hilton and Gandhi? now that´s a strech! lol...

    July 10, 2009 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  18. Renata

    Harry Potter – (written by) JK Rowling – Queen Elizabeth – President Lula (of Brasil) – Ronaldo. Not bad humm?! 🙂

    July 10, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  19. Anna

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE, played with PIERCE BROSNAN in the film Tailor of Panama, Pierce is Irisch, just as BONO (U2), works together with BOB GELDOF, who is an activist for the poor people in Africa, so is MIA FARROW, who is also an Unicef Ambassador, so is DAVID BECKHAM and he was a football player at Manchester and Madrid connected to CHRISTIANO RONALDO.

    July 10, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  20. Mohsin Khan

    Harry Potter is an underrated magician, so is ronaldo.
    this is 1 thing what i feel...

    July 10, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      After playing this game, you can go get fomead!You people love to get down and dirty. Ryan, I always love coming to your blog!

      December 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  21. Chris Green

    Daniel Radcliffe starred in the tailor of panama alongside Jamie lee Curtis
    Jamie lee Curtis starred in the movie Mother Boy’s with Joanne Whalley-Kilmer
    Joanne Whalley-Kilmer was married to Val Kilmer
    Val Kilmer birthday is December 31st
    31st December is the Birthday of Alex Ferguson
    Alex Ferguson also signed Managed and Ultimately sold Christiano Ronaldo

    July 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  22. LMV

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE played Harry Potter in "the Order of the Fenix" with GARY OLDMAN who appeared in FRIENDS with MATT LEBLANC, who appeared in Charlies Angels with LUKE WILSON, who's brother OWEN WILSON appeared with PARIS HILTON in Zoolander, who Partied with CRISTIANO RONALDO as soon as he signed for Real Madrid.

    July 10, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  23. victor leyer

    Emma Watson is hot so is CR9. I can´t believe there are some of you that don´t know how to play this game

    July 10, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  24. ian

    Dan Radcliffe – lives in England like Cris Ronaldo use to... one link, wow

    July 10, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  25. Rick

    Daniel Radcliffe uses a wand in his films -- in his personal life he likes to hang round with a "lady" (Our Lady J) that has a wand - another "lady" (Andréia Albertini, RIP) of similar wand orientation had some leisure time with Ronaldo ex-Fenômeno - which shares a name with Cristiano Ronaldo. 5 links, sorry.

    July 10, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Reply
  26. David

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE, hates 6 degree seperations, just as CNN loves 6 degree seperations, just as HOMOSEXUALS love 6 degree seperations, just as RONALDO is a homosexual, just as DANIEL RADCLIFFE is homosexual for RONALDO.

    Oh damn, that's five. Do I win?

    July 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  27. Francis

    Famous movie star Daniel Radcliffe, stared in the famous Harry potter,- famous movis star Elish Cuthbert stared along side with Paris Hilltion in House of wax. – so as Paris hilltion spoted with famous x manchester united played Christiano ronaldo-likewas famous David Beckham married to famous Victoria- femous Victoria 4rm spice girls

    July 11, 2009 at 12:11 am | Reply
  28. SmoothPower

    Funny you should mention Paris Hilton ED SAGAN because...

    Daniel Radcliffe was interviewed by David Letterman on Thursday July 9th 2009.

    David Letterman interviewed Paris Hilton Friday September 28th 2007.

    Paris Hilton hooked up with Christiano Ronaldo and took him back to her LA mansion.

    2-degrees of separation.

    Voila!

    Cheers

    July 11, 2009 at 3:09 am | Reply
  29. Leo

    Daniel Radcliffe plays along Alan Rickman (Snape) in the movies, Alan Rickman played along Bruce Willis in Die Hard, Bruce Willis was in Oceans 12 along with Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt was in Spy Game wich featured another actor called Stephen Dillane who was in the movie Goal!, Goal starred the actor Kuno Becker who played the same character in all three movies, in the third part Cristiano Ronaldo plays himself!

    No more or no less!
    Best link so far don´t you think?

    July 11, 2009 at 3:13 am | Reply
  30. Luis

    Just spot some wrong ideas. Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese. He won the title of the best soccer player this year. He is not the brazilian Ronaldo, usually called "the phenomenal", or the other Brazilian Ronaldo, also called Ronaldinho. They are all great players, but the best, is the Real Madrid star Cristiano.
    Good luck

    July 11, 2009 at 4:00 am | Reply
  31. Mercy Magombeyi

    There is no link. If anyone is suggesting one, then it can only be spurious.

    July 11, 2009 at 4:33 am | Reply
  32. James Afonso

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE is a fan of SACHIN TENDULKAR who is a member of the Indian Cricket team of which Nike is the official kit sponsor – WAYNE ROONEY has endorsement deals with Nike and he won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2002 an award won by KATE HAYWOOD in 2003. KATE HAYWOOD is the grand-daughter of footballer WARNEY CRESSWELL who moved to Sunderland for a world record fee in 1922 which made him the most expensive footballer in the world at that time, a title which CRISTIANO RONALDO proudly holds at the moment 😉

    July 11, 2009 at 5:08 am | Reply
  33. James Afonso

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE is a fan of SACHIN TENDULKAR who is a member of the Indian Cricket team of which Nike is the official kit sponsor – WAYNE ROONEY has endorsement deals with Nike and he won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2002 an award won by KATE HAYWOOD in 2003. KATE HAYWOOD is the great grand-daughter of footballer WARNEY CRESSWELL who moved to Sunderland for a world record fee in 1922 which made him the most expensive footballer in the world at that time, a title which CRISTIANO RONALDO proudly holds at the moment 😉

    July 11, 2009 at 5:27 am | Reply
  34. Tallen

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE was interviewed by LARRY KING – KING interviewed PARIS HILTON – HILTON had a short dalliance with CHRISTIANO RONALDO.

    July 11, 2009 at 6:00 am | Reply
  35. Doreen

    They are both well-known europeans and they are kinda selfish with surnames begining with 'R'...lol

    July 11, 2009 at 8:25 am | Reply
  36. Helen T

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE was in Harry Potter with HELENA BONHAM CARTER who was in Fight Club with BRAD PITT who was in Interview with a Vampire with TOM CRUISE who is friends with and was the inspiration for DAVID BECKHAM to name his son Cruz who wore the number 7 jersey for Man U, a shirt that CHRISTIANO RONALD currently wears.

    July 11, 2009 at 10:13 am | Reply
  37. Jason Khan

    5 people in between Radcliffe and Ronaldo...
    ---------------------

    Ronaldo was seen having a fling with paris hilton...

    Paris hilton starred in the house of wax as did elisha cuthbert...

    elisha cuthbert acted as jack bauers (kiefer sutherland) daughter in the tv series 24

    Donald Suthlerland (kiefers father) acted with Jamie lee curtis in the 1999 movie "Virus"

    Jamie lee curtis starred along side Daniel Radcliffe in the 2001 movie "The Tailor of Panama"

    July 11, 2009 at 10:33 am | Reply
  38. chuks onyia

    hi bekky i enjoy ur programme its always informative.

    July 14, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Reply

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