The Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling, is one of the most beloved and successful book and film franchises of all time. The story of the boy wizard and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
One of the reasons the series was so successful was the talented cast of actors who brought the characters to life on the big screen. From 2001 to 2011, the Harry Potter films were released, and the cast grew up on screen as the characters did in the books.
It’s been over a decade since the last Harry Potter film was released, and the cast has gone on to have diverse and successful careers. In this article, we will take a look at the cast of Harry Potter and see what they have been up to since the series ended, and how they have changed over time.
From Daniel Radcliffe to Emma Watson, we will see the “then and now” of the Harry Potter cast and reminisce about the magical world of Hogwarts.
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe will forever be remembered for his iconic role as Harry Potter, but the actor has made it clear that he is more than just the boy wizard. Radcliffe has diversified his acting portfolio, showcasing his versatility in a variety of roles, and even taking to the stage in a Broadway musical.
In recent years, Radcliffe has been seen in a number of films, with his most recent release being the 2022 film “The Lost City”. In addition to his successful acting career, Radcliffe has also been in a long-term relationship with American actress Erin Darke since 2012.
It’s clear that Radcliffe is determined to prove that there’s more to him than just Harry Potter and we are excited to see what he will achieve in the future.
Helena Bonham Carter – Bellatrix Lestrange
Rupert Grint – Ron Weasley
Rupert Grint, who brought to life the beloved character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, has been busy since the end of the franchise. He has ventured into the world of independent cinema, showcasing his range and depth as an actor.
Grint has also taken to the stage, showcasing his talents in London’s West End production of “Mojo” and Broadway’s “It’s Only a Play”. In recent years, Grint has become a part of the psychological horror series “Servant” which premiered in 2019.
The series has been well-received by critics and audiences alike, solidifying Grint’s position as a versatile actor. 2020 was an exciting year for Grint as he welcomed his first child with his girlfriend and actress, Georgia Groome. It’s clear that Grint is not content to be known only for his role as Ron Weasley and is continually pushing himself to take on new and challenging roles.
Bonnie Wright – Ginny Weasley
Bonnie Wright, who brought the fiery and fierce Ginny Weasley to life on the big screen, has been busy exploring her creative talents since the end of the Harry Potter series. Not content to just act, she has delved into the world of directing and even started her own production company, “BonBonLumiere”.
Through this company, she has directed various short films and music videos, showing her range and versatility as a filmmaker. Wright has also appeared in a number of indie films, showcasing her range and depth as an actress. But her talents don’t stop there.
Alongside acting and producing, she is also an ambassador of Lumos, a charity that works towards ending the institutionalization of children worldwide. Wright is a true multi-hyphenate, constantly pushing herself to explore new avenues and making a difference in the world.
Tom Felton – Draco Lucius Malfoy
Tom Felton, who played the iconic role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, has come a long way since his days at Hogwarts. Since the end of the series, Felton has taken on a variety of roles in both film and television.
He has starred in several successful movies, including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Apparition”. Felton has also tried his hand at television, with recurring roles in shows such as “Murder in the First” and “The Flash“.
He continues to impress audiences with his versatility as an actor and has proven that he is more than just a one-dimensional villain. In recent years he has also been a part of several documentaries and behind the scene shows of Harry Potter series.
Matthew Lewis – Neville Longbottom
Matthew Lewis, who brought the lovable and determined Neville Longbottom to life in the Harry Potter series, has undergone a remarkable transformation since the end of the franchise. In 2015, he made headlines when he participated in a photoshoot that left fans in awe, as he was almost unrecognizable from his days as Neville.
But Lewis’ talents extend far beyond the character that made him famous. He has delved into the world of television and theatre, showcasing his range and versatility as an actor. He has also starred in several successful movies, including the 2018 film “Terminal”.
But what sets Lewis apart is the extent to which he has transformed himself physically since his Harry Potter days, making it almost impossible to recognize him. He is happily married to American actress Angela Jones. Lewis has proven that he is more than just Neville Longbottom and we can’t wait to see what he will achieve next.
Robert Pattinson – Cedric Diggory
Robert Pattinson, who brought the charming and dashing Cedric Diggory to life in the fourth Harry Potter film, has seen his acting career soar to new heights since his brief but impactful role in the series.
Pattinson’s portrayal of the noble and tragic Diggory left a lasting impression on audiences and helped pave the way for his next major role as Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga”. His on-screen chemistry with costar Kristen Stewart had fans swooning, and even though their relationship didn’t last long, Pattinson has continued to make a name for himself in the industry.
His latest success is his portrayal of the iconic character of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the film “The Batman”. Pattinson has proven that he is more than just a one-hit-wonder and continues to surprise and impress audiences with his performances and versatility.
Evanna Lynch – Lovegood
Did you know that the actress who brought the quirky and beloved Luna Lovegood to life, Evanna Lynch, is just as unique and passionate in real life? Not only has she starred in various independent films, but she’s also a dedicated environmental activist, lending her support to organizations such as Lumos and PETA.
Lynch has also delved into the world of podcasts, using her platform to raise awareness about pressing environmental issues and promoting veganism. Talk about making a difference both on and off screen!
Emma Watson – Hermione Granger
Emma Watson, the talented actress who brought the fierce and intelligent Hermione Granger to life, has had an impressive career both on and off the screen. Her portrayal of Hermione in the Harry Potter series endeared her to audiences around the world and solidified her place in the entertainment industry.
Since the series ended, Watson has continued to impress with her acting abilities, starring in films such as “The Bling Ring”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Little Women”. But Watson’s impact extends far beyond acting; she is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, a campaigner for gender equality, and a vocal advocate for education.
She has also been actively working with and supporting various organizations to promote education and equality for women. Her dedication to activism and philanthropy has earned her recognition and respect, making her a role model for many people. Emma Watson’s talent, intelligence, and drive make her one of the most accomplished actresses of her generation.
Gary Oldman – Sirius Black
Gary Oldman, the gifted actor who brought the complex and mysterious Sirius Black to life in the Harry Potter series, has had a long and illustrious career in the entertainment industry. His portrayal of Sirius Black in the films was nothing short of mesmerizing, and his performance was widely praised by both critics and audiences.
Since his role in Harry Potter, Oldman has continued to impress with his acting skills and versatility, starring in films such as “The Dark Knight”, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Darkest Hour” for which he won an Academy award.
Oldman has been acknowledged as one of the most talented actors of his generation, and is known for his ability to disappear into a wide range of characters. He has also been honored with various awards throughout his career.
Oldman’s talent, dedication and hard work has made him one of the most respected actors in the industry and his portrayal of Sirius Black will always be remembered as one of the highlights of the Harry Potter series.