It has been two decades since the first ‘Harry Potter’ movie hit the screens. One of the most famous movie franchises, loved equally by both the young and old, there were about eight movies in the ‘Harry Potter‘ movie series. And the actors who were children have grown to become well-acclaimed actors in the present.
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Felton, and Rupert Grint are some stars who became globally renowned for the roles they played in the Harry Potter series. They have risen to play an array of roles after the completion of the fantasy movie series. Here’s more about some of the fan-favorite actors and where they’re now.
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Where Is Every ‘Harry Potter‘ Cast Member Now?
The main lead, the young wizard with a scar, Harry Potter was played by the British actor Daniel Radcliffe. After the series of movies came to a completion, the actor took up a variety of roles. He acted in a Broadway musical ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’. Then he took up positions in a myriad of other films like ‘The Woman in Black‘, ‘The Lost City‘, and ‘Victor Frankenstein‘. He even appeared as the singer “Weird Al” Yankovic in the biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story‘.
Hermione Granger, the serious, bubbly, studious wizard whose worst nightmare was to get expelled became an icon in the Harry Potter series. She went in to act in critically acclaimed movies including Beauty and the Beast, Little Women, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Bling Ring. The actress rose to global stardom also due to her powerful speeches and humanitarian works around the world.
The red-haired Weasley boy was played by Rupert Grint. M. Night Shyamalan’s work ‘Knock at the Cabin‘ will be his upcoming movie to hit the screen soon. The actor has appeared in a lot of movies including ‘Into the White‘, ‘Enemy of Man‘, and ‘Moonwalkers‘. The actor also did his share in theater, appearing in plays like ‘Mojo‘ and Broadway’s ‘It’s Only a Play‘.
One of the favorite villains of all time, the actor Tom Felton played Draco Malfoy. The role he played was one of the characters that had a character development throughout the series. ‘From the Rough‘, ‘The Apparition‘, ‘Belle’, ‘Ophelia’, and ‘A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting‘ are some of the movies he acted in.
Harry Potter’s wife Ginny Weasley was played by actress Bonnie Wright. The wonderful actress went on to create a production company of her own BonBonLumiere. She also acted in a handful of independent films and music videos.
The innocent and sweet boy who loved plants was played by actor Matthew Lewis. Like his co-stars, the actor has also tried his hands on theater. He has acted in a number of films like ‘The Syndicate‘, ‘Death in Paradise‘, ‘Terminal‘, ‘Me Before You‘, and ‘All Creatures Great and Small‘. The actor married his girlfriend Angela Jones in 2018.
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James Phelps and Oliver Phelps
The fun and naughty twin Weasley brothers, Fred and George Weasley were played by James Phelps and Oliver Phelps. After the Harry Potter movies came to an end, they tried hands on a podcast ‘Normal Not Normal‘. The twins also appeared in a documentary of the name ‘A Mind’s Eye‘.
The weird Luna Lovegood played by Evanna Lynch is a character that taught us to be comfortable in being ourselves. The actress appeared in a number of movies like ‘G.B.F.’, ‘My Name Is Emily‘, and ‘Silent Witness‘.
The one who must not be named, Lord Voldemort is played by Ralph Finneus. The actor appeared in a number of theater productions and films including ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘, and ‘The King’s Man‘.
Helena Bonham Carter
Bellatrix Lestrange was terrifically portrayed by the outstanding actress Helena Bonham Carter. She was already an established actress while appearing in the movie franchise. Carter has acted in many critically acclaimed films including ‘Dark Shadows‘, ‘Les Misérables‘, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass‘, and ‘Cinderella‘. She also appeared in some seasons of ‘The Crown‘ and ‘Enola Holmes‘.
The warm and loving Hagrid is an example of a perfect legal guardian. The role was played by Robbie Coltrane. He appeared in the series ‘National Treasure‘ later on. Coltrane passed away in October 2022 at the age of 72.
The actress Maggie Smith portrayed Professor Minerva McGonagall of the Harry Potter series. The established actress then appeared in multiple movies and series including ‘Downton Abbey‘ and ‘A Boy Called Christmas‘.
Professor Snape was the character most hated but ended up being one of the most loved in the movie series. The role was played by the late actor Alan Rickman. He appeared in a handful of projects including the movie ‘The Butler and Gambit‘. The kind soul passed away in 2016.
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