Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe has been named Entertainer of the Year by a weekly magazine.

The 22-year-old actor was honoured with the accolade by Entertainment Weekly and the publication's editor Jess Cagle thinks awarding the gong to Radcliffe made the most sense.

"He is the nicest guy with one of the brightest futures in Hollywood. There's nothing he can't do. Ultimately there was one person who made the most sense," Cagle said.

Adele was a close runner-up for the accolade. Last year, Taylor Swift became the youngest-ever star at the age of 20 to be given the honour, which paid tribute to the achievements of James Franco, Kanye West, Katy Perry, John Hamm, and Ben Affleck in 2010.

Radcliffe's win comes after he was named the wealthiest British star under 30 by Heat magazine last month after amassing almost 52 million pounds.