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The shooting of the Potterians lasted 10 years. Children-actors, who are now almost 30, have dedicated a third of their lives to them, but not all of them connected their fate with the cinema in the future: someone chose the profession of a musician or photographer, and some even served a term in prison. Who are the actors who embodied the images of Luna, Dudley, Neville, Seamus Finnigan and other characters of the beloved Harry Potter?

To us in edition Bright Side it was interesting to know how the real life of the cinema graduates of Hogwarts has developed. We are sure: after reading about this, you will also learn a lot.

1. Joshua Herdman (Gregory Goyle)

Joshua Herdman played in the Potterian of one of Draco Malfoy's minions, Gregory Goyle, starring in all parts. But now it’s hard to recognize a young villain from the Slytherin faculty: he acts as a fighter of mixed martial arts.

2. Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabb)

It seems that Jamie Waylett never left the role of a bad guy. The performer of the role of Vincent Crabbe, a bosom buddy of Draco Malfoy, could not play in the last part of the Potteriana, as he was imprisoned due to disturbance in public order: street cameras filmed him with a Molotov cocktail in his hands. Upon arrest, the police found a cannabis plantation at his home, and the actor received 2 years in prison.

29 years old, played by Neville Longbottom

In 2015, Matthew Lewis appeared on the cover of Attitude magazine - and shocked all fans of the franchise. The new Matthew looked so far from the image of a timid, chubby and clumsy character in the saga that Western journalists coined the term Neville Longbottoming ("Neville Longbottom") - this is when the nerd turns into a hot guy. And magic has nothing to do with it! Matthew hired a trainer and went on a diet. The actor began to lose weight long before the end of filming, so in the final series he had to wear a “thick” suit.

In May 2018, Lewis married a longtime girlfriend, American Angela Jones. The ceremony was held in the Italian town of Portofino.

The star of "Harry Potter" starred in a swimsuit made of plastic bottles

Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe - the main star of the series and the face of Harry Potter, was approved for the main role in 2000 after passing the casting at the age of eleven. Although at first the actor and his parents reluctantly agreed to the role, after Daniel became Harry Potter, his life changed forever. You can say that Daniel grew up on these films, having spent ten years working on eight films that brought him fame, luck and praise from critics.

Unfortunately, after the filming of Harry Potter, no other role played him the same glory. He could be seen in such films as: “Woman in Black”, “Kill Your Loved Ones”, “Victor Frankenstein” and the 2013 film “Horns”, which was undeservedly forgotten by the public. He took part in many performances, in one of which he played in a fully outfitted form.

Currently, the actor is finishing work on the thriller Escape from Pretoria, in which he plays the real South African fugitive Tim Jenkin.

Evanna Lynch - Luna Lovegood

While other child actors were already flickering on the screen, Luna Lovegood became the first role for Evanna Lynch. As a child, she was obsessed with books and wrote many letters to Joan Rowling before she heard about the open casting for the role of Lovegood. She was chosen from among 15,000 girls, and the producers noted that many could fulfill this role, however, thanks to her deep knowledge of the plot and proximity to the character, Evanna was a true Lunatic.

After filming Harry Potter films, Evanna played in several other films, including the 2015 Irish independent drama film My Name Is Emily, in which she starred. She also starred with fellow Harry Potter twins James and Oliver Phelps in the 2015 film Danny and the Human Zoo. In 2018, Evanna participated in the 27th season of the ABC show Dancing with the Stars, where she reached the finals.

Currently, the actress has completed work on the crime comedy Systemic Madness.

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

The start, of course, is with lead actor Daniel Radcliffe. In the first film we watched a pretty boy of about 10 years old, in future episodes the guy grew up and matured, and today it’s impossible to believe! - He is already a mature uncle.

Radcliffe was born into a near-London London family. His first film role was David Copperfield in the film adaptation of the immortal novel by Charles Dickens, and soon the boy was chosen for the fateful role of Harry Potter.

Having eaten deafening fame and made good money, Daniel decided to do what he was interested in: playing in the theater, acting in non-format films and just living the life of an ordinary guy. After “Harry Potter”, he appeared in the horror film “Woman in Black”, the series “Notes of a Young Doctor” by Bulgakov, the tragicomedy “The Man-Swiss Knife”, the thriller “The Jungle”. In 2018, the film "Dangerous Mission" was released with Radcliffe in the title role, in 2019 - the premiere of the film "Akimbo Guns". The actor starred a lot, but does not chase large-scale franchises.

In the star’s personal life, everything is stable: for more than 5 years he has been in a relationship with actress Erin Dark, whom he met on the set of the movie “Kill Your Loved Ones”.

Daniel does not exclude that soon he and his lover will become husband and wife.

Maggie Smith - Minerva McGonagall

Before Professor Minerva McGonagall appeared on the big screens, Maggie Smith had an almost endless list of roles on stage, in movies and TV shows. The actress was such an outstanding figure in British culture and art that in 1990, Queen Elizabeth II awarded her the Order of the Knights of Honor.

She was nominated for the Head of Gryffindor Minerva McGonagall in 2001 and appeared in seven of eight films. It is not surprising that she played so many roles after the shooting of Harry Potter, including the role of Violet Crowley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham in the series Downton Abbey, for which she received the Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards.

Currently, she has finished work on the continuation of Downton Abbey and has begun filming A Boy Called Christmas, which is scheduled for release in 2020.

Matthew Lewis - Neville Longbottom

When the Harry Potter shoots came to an end, Matthew Lewis no longer looked like the child we all saw at the very beginning.

Lewis starred in 5 years, but only at 12 he finally got the role, which became one of his business cards. Neville Longbottom was a clumsy boy with sticking out teeth and a round face, and Matthew Lewis seemed to be perfectly suited for this role. But ten years later he lost a lot of weight and turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

Since then, the actor has made himself known outside of the Potteriana by playing Jamie Bradley in the series Syndicate and Corporal Gordon in the series Sandstone 42.

Reportedly, in 2019, Matthew Lewis completed work on a comedy called “Baby Done,” where he played a character named Tim.

Harry Melling - Dudley Dursley

Harry Melling grew up in an acting family and perfectly coped with the role of a spoiled cousin of Harry Potter named Dudley Dursley. The actor starred in 5 Harry Potter films, making his debut on the big screen in 2001. While in the first few films Harry was ideally suited for the role of a complete child, by 2009 the actor had lost so much weight that the producers began to think about inviting another actor to the role of Dudley. Nevertheless, he still remained, playing Dudley in a special suit that filled him.

Harry Melling commented on his weight loss, saying that weight loss was his release, allowed him to play different roles and distance himself from his role in Harry Potter: "Now I can lose a child’s acting thing, such as fat, and start a new career, because no one else sees Dudley in me. "

Since the release of the latest Harry Potter movie, Melling has starred in the Coen Brothers film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, in which the critics praised the role.

Alfred Enoch - Dean Thomas

Alfred was 13 years old when he was taken on the role of Dean Thomas in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. He took part in the filming of 7 out of 8 films about Harry Potter, and although his role was secondary, it was quite significant in his career.

After Harry Potter, Alfred participated in the filming of the series How to Avoid Punishment for Murder, in which he played one of the main roles, playing the role of Wes Gibbins. He played a major role in the second season of the series Trust Me, as well as in numerous theater productions.

Alfred Enoch is currently working on the Provisional Measure project, due in 2020.

Emma Watson - Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger is one of the main trio played by Emma Watson when she was only eleven years old. Like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson worked on Harry Potter films for 10 years, which brought her popularity and international recognition.

After the last part of the Potteries was released in 2011, Emma continued to act in films, and very successfully. She could be seen in such films as: “7 days and nights with Marilyn”, “It’s good to be quiet” and “Elite society”. One of her high-profile roles in recent years was the role of Belle in the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.

The actress also managed to divide her time between acting and study, receiving a bachelor's degree in English literature. In 2014, she was appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the HeForShe campaign calling on men to advocate for gender equality.

Jason Isaacs - Lucius Malfoy

Jason Isaacs is best known for his roles as Colonel William Tavington in the film Patriot, criminal Michael Cuffey in the television series Brotherhood, Marshal George Zhukov in the film Death of Stalin, and, of course, Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. After listening to the role, Isaacs admitted that he read 4 Harry Potter books in one sitting.

After filming "Harry Potter", the actor starred in the series "Awakening", the mini-series "Excavations" and other projects.

He is currently working on the Scooby-Doo cartoon, where he is voiced by Dick Dastardley. The release of the cartoon is scheduled for 2020.

Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid

Robbie Coltrane had a long acting career before he became known as the good half-giant Hagrid. He began acting at the age of 20, and he had many roles behind him. Some of his most famous roles were in the James Bond films Golden Eye and The World Is Not Enough, and you should not forget his secondary role in the movie From Hell.

Like many other actors, Coltrane worked on Harry Potter for 10 years, after which he participated in projects such as Bravehearted, Great Expectations, and Treasure of the Nation.

Now the actor is working more on the television show Robbie Coltrane's Critical Evidence, which has been filming since 2016, and is less featured in films and TV shows.

Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange

Helena Bonham Carter is one of many Harry Potter actresses who already had an impressive career before appearing in Potter. One of her most popular roles are: the role of Marla Singer in The Fight Club, Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove, Queen Elizabeth in The King Speaks! And, of course, Bellatrix Lestrange.

Being the muse and wife of director Tim Burton, she starred in many of his films, such as Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Corpse of the Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and its sequel. Alice in the Wonderland".

Currently, the actress can be seen in the third and fourth seasons of the series “The Crown” as Princess Margaret, in the first season of the series “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, as well as in the cartoon “Earth Sometimes”, the premiere of which is still unknown.

Donal Gleason - Bill Weasley

As the son of actor Brendan Gleason, Domnal was familiar with the scene from an early age. He performed in school productions, and immediately after graduation he continued to study art, direct and write scripts for films and performances. In 2010, Domnal reluctantly joined the cast of Harry Potter (where his father played Alastor Moody), in which he played the role of Bill Weasley. Prior to filming Harry Potter, he had already played in several films, such as Year of the Dog and Sensation. However, his career breakthrough occurred just after the filming of the Potteriana.

Then he starred in such films as: “Don't Let Me Go,” “Anna Karenina,” “From the Car,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Boyfriend from the Future,” and others.

Currently, the actor has just completed work on the films "Kitchen", "Star Wars: Episode IX", "Rabbit Peter 2" and the series "Run".

Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley

Like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, Rupert got the role of Ron Weasley in 2011 at the age of 11, and filming Harry Potter also took 10 years of his life. Even during the shooting of the Potter, he simultaneously starred in several more films: "Driving lessons" and "Cherry bomb."

After filming the saga, the actor starred in the 2012 anti-war film “In White Captivity”, and in 2015 in the comedy “Moon Scam”.

Currently, the actor is working on a project called "Enemy of the People" along with Charles Dance, Sean Bean and James D'Arcy.

James and Oliver Phelps - Fred and George Weasley

In 2000, two 14-year-old twins, who had no experience in acting, took a chance and skipped school to come to the casting for the filming of “Harry Potter”. As a result, they got the roles of the cult duo of pranksters Fred and George Weasley, who still remain their most memorable roles.

After returning back to brunettes, they continued acting both as twins and individually. They played a major role in the film Our Worst Enemy, as well as in the drama Danny and the Human Zoo, along with Evanna Lynch.

Since 2019, both brothers have been working on the short film 7 Days: The Story of Blind Dave Healy, where they played Dr. Matthews and Captain Williams.

Ralph Fiennes - Lord Voldemort

Known for the role of the Nazi war criminal Amon Goethe in the movie Schindler's List, Ralph Fiennes began filming Harry Potter with a long list of roles. The actor, who embodied the image of the main villain the Potterians, spent 6 years filming the saga. Being a multiple nominee for the Oscars and Golden Globes, many actors are more remembered for his role as Voldemort, where it is actually difficult to recognize.

In 2012, the actor received a role in the twenty-third James Bond film “007: Skyfall Coordinates,” and replaced Judy Dench in subsequent Bond films. His next big role happened in 2014, when Fiennes starred in Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest as Concierge Monsieur Gustav.

The actor is currently filming Bond 25 and has recently completed work on Kingsman: The Big Game. Now he is preparing to shoot the films “Farnsworth House”, “Menu”, “Forgiven” and “Hallelujah”, which still do not even have a Russian adaptation of the name.

Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley

For the first time playing the role of Ginny Weasley in 2001, it seemed that her character was superfluous, since he did not have much influence on the film. However, with the development of the Potterian plot, Ginny's influence grew, and she received a lot of praise from critics.During the filming of the last two parts of the series, Bonnie focused on her studies and by 2012 received a bachelor's degree from the University of London Art.

After completing the filming of films about the wizard boy, the actress continued her acting career, simultaneously trying herself in modeling, directing and producing. Bonnie Wright is currently working on a comedy entitled Those Who Wander.

Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy

Draco Malfoy, although not part of the main trio, played in films as important as Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Felton got the role of student Slytherin when he was 14 years old, and, as the main trio, he also worked on a series of 10 years. Acting as one of the villains of the film, Felton won the MTV Movie Awards in the Best Villain nomination twice in a row in 2010 and 2011.

After filming in "Harry Potter," Tom starred in: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in 2011, "Belle" and "Apparition." In 2018, Tom Felton worked on the science fiction television series Genesis with his Harry Potter colleague Natalia Tena.

Felton recently completed work on the comedy "Whaling."

Jamie Walett - Vincent Crabbe

Jamie Waylett had a rather difficult life before he starred in Potterian. At the age of 9, Jamie had an accident, after which doctors believed that he would die or receive serious brain damage. To their surprise, the boy fully recovered. Jamie Waylett was originally considered the role of Dudley Dursle, but he was eventually approved for the role of Vincent Crabbe, a boy who is part of the Draco gang, who, along with others, scoffed at Potter and his friends.

Unfortunately, during the filming of the last parts of the series, his colleague Joshua Herdman announced that Jamie would not return to the franchise. Waylett had problems with the law after the police discovered he had cannabis, for which he was sentenced to 120 hours of community service.

But his problems did not end there, in 2011 Jamie was arrested during the riots in England, after which he was sentenced to two years in prison for participating in the riots. Since then, for obvious reasons, he has sunk.

3. Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

The role of the weird Luna became literally healing for the Irish Evanna Lynch. At 11, she ended up in a hospital with anorexia and wrote a letter to Joan Rowling, in which she talked about her problem and that she dreams of playing in the Potter. The writer replied, correspondence ensued between them. Three years later, Rowling invited the girl to audition. Bypassing 15 thousand applicants, Evanna got the role, although she had no acting experience. After filming in Harry Potter, she played in 5 more films. Her last work is the main role in the film "My Name is Emily." Now Lynch takes part in the project "Dancing with the Stars."

4. Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley)

Although Harry Melling is the grandson of the actor, but before the role of the nasty cousin of Harry Potter, Dudley Dursle, he did not act in films. At the age of 18, Melling lost so much weight that he changed beyond recognition, so for the filming in the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" he had to make a special visually thickening suit. The role of Dudley determined the future life of Melling: he graduated from the theater school and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and plays in the theater. He also starred in films and TV shows: his latest work is Lost City Z and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Robert Pattinson - Cedric Diggory

Although Robert Pattinson was more remembered as the sensual vampire Edward Cullen, nevertheless, before that, he was a student at the Hufflepuff department Cedric Diggory. Although he starred in only one part of the series, his role was significant enough to receive the title "British Star of Tomorrow."

Pattinson has a wonderful acting career with many nominations and awards for various roles. It has recently been announced that Pattinson will play the iconic character Bruce Wayne, better known as Batman, in a film that is still in the making.

5. Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan)

Irish Devon Murray did not even hear about Harry Potter until he got on the set. He was removed from the age of 6 and became known even before his role in the Potterian (for example, he played in the film "Yesterday's Children"), so he was approved for the role without listening. In addition to acting, Murray is engaged in horseback riding, participates in equestrian competitions, he has 6 own horses. Devon himself says that, unlike America, he did not become famous in Ireland because of the role of Seamus Finnigan.

6. Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Bonnie Wright decided to participate in the casting because of her brother: he said that she looked like Ginny. After “Harry Potter”, she starred in 13 films, also created her own film company and acts as a screenwriter, director and producer. Bonnie is a staunch vegetarian who is actively involved in charity work.

Michael Gambon - Albus Dumbledore

Sir Michael John Gambon played in various types of dramas, from theater to TV shows and movies. He is the holder of 4 BAFTA awards, three Laurence Olivier awards, and in 2017 he received an award from the Irish Film and Television Academy for his contribution to Irish cinema.

After the death of Richard Harris, Michael Gambon replaced him, playing the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore until the end of the filming of Potteriana.

After that, Gambon played roles in projects such as: “The King Says!”, As well as in the first and third episodes of the series “Fortitude”.

In 2019, the actor finished work on the film about Judy Garland, “Judy”, and the thriller “Cordelia”. At the moment, he is preparing to play the role of Alfred Vogt in the film "James and Lucia."

7. James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley)

The twins Oliver and James Phelps before the Potterians had never acted in films, but from childhood they were passionate about books about Harry Potter. So when Mom found out about the audition, they went 200 miles from home to take part in it. The twins had to go through 6 stages of casting before they were approved for the role. Now they act in films, both together and separately (for example, they played in the 3rd season of the series “Peter Kingdom will not leave you”), as well as are fond of golf and are involved in charity work.

30 years old, played by Draco Malfoy

In April 2018, Hogwarts graduated seven years ago. Felton shared a photo of the reunion with his “school mates”: Emma Watson and Matthew Lewis. Indeed, despite the hostility of the screen, the guys were always very friendly.

Emma Watson even said that Felton was her first childhood love! The actress for a long time dreamed that a colleague drew attention to her. Now the actors remember this with a smile, and Tom has been in a relationship with Jade Gordon for more than ten years. By the way, they also met on the set of “Harry Potter”: the girl worked as an assistant to the stunt coordinator and sometimes played in extras. By the way, in the final series, Jade played the wife of Draco Malfoy - the actor himself insisted on this.

After filming, Felton surprised fans with a decision to go into the fishing sphere, but soon left this venture and returned to acting. Felton played in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and in the superhero series Flash. In parallel, Felton recorded two music albums.

8. Stanislav Yanevsky (Victor Kram)

Bulgarian Stanislav Yanevsky went around 600 applicants and got the role of Viktor Krum, a student at the Durmstrang school of magic and magic and a fan of Hermione. In addition to the Potterians, Stanislav starred in several more films. The last of his works is his role in the 2011 film Resistance.

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

Emma Watson is one of the most popular actresses in the age category up to 30 years. When Emma was 9, she was approved for the role of Hermione Granger - a talented muggle-born sorceress.

After filming in Potteriana, Watson appeared in several successful films: 7 Days and Nights with Marilyn, Elite Society, Noah, Beauty and the Beast, and in 2019, the film Little Women The latest film adaptation of the famous American novel. There, Watson's partners were Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan.

In her free time, the actress fights for women's rights and calls herself a feminist.

At the moment, Emma is dating actor and musician Cord Overstreet, and before that she had an affair with rugby player Matthew Jenny (all of her relationships are described here).

Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley

Rupert Grint played in "Potterian" by Ron Weasley - Harry's best friend and member of a large magic family. Rupert adored the theater from childhood and was a fan of books about Harry Potter, so he decided to take part in the samples. After the filming of the saga, Grint did not have high-profile projects, although he does not sit idle: the actor managed to work in both European and American cinema. At the end of 2018, the premiere of the detective series Murders by Alphabet premiered - an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. In it, Grint compiled the company to John Malkovich himself.

Rupert’s sweetheart has been the actress Georgia Groom for several years (more here).

Young people parted for a while, but in 2017 they restored relations. The actor prefers not to discuss his personal life.

Emma Watson congratulated fans on the upcoming holidays and posted a photo with former Harry Potter franchise colleagues. As it turned out, the actors have long been unlike their characters from a fairy tale.

Eight years have passed since the premiere of the final part of Harry Potter. After the franchise, the creative paths of the actors diverged. The luckiest of all were Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, who are currently filming a lot, becoming the first-rate Hollywood stars.

But about the other guys who played in a fairy tale about wizards, almost nothing is known. In anticipation of Christmas, Emma Watson decided to spend time in the company of former colleagues on the site. She published a picture with Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis and Evanna Lynch, which made a splash on the Web. Fans immediately noted that their favorite artists have changed a lot.

“It's just a dream team, but Malfoy can't be recognized,” “Of course, everyone is very mature. Emma and Matthew Lewis are the most beautiful ”,“ I love Harry Potter and everything connected with it. It’s a pity that the guys have changed so much, ”fans shared their opinions.

Most of all, according to fans, Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, has changed. The 32-year-old actor grew a mustache and began to wear glasses. But Matthew Lewis, who played the role of Neville Longbottom, noticeably lost weight and became a real sex symbol of the UK.

Emma Watson has always maintained friendships with friends of youth. So, a few months ago she spent time in the company of Tom Felton, after which there were rumors about their romance. The artist also communicates closely with Bonnie Wright, who played in Harry Potter Ginny Weasley.

But Daniel Radcliffe for a meeting of former comrades for some reason was not invited. Earlier, the artist said that he has to constantly ply between the United States, where he is shot a lot, and the UK, where his family lives. A busy schedule and flights do not leave free time, so the star just has no time to talk with ex-colleagues.

Now more and more rumors are appearing about filming a direct continuation of a series of films about Harry Potter. True, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have repeatedly emphasized that this story, which is an important part of their biography, should remain in the past. All these years, artists have tried to get rid of their usual roles, which means they are unlikely to want to return to their previous roles.

Photo: Shot from the movie "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", Instagram

Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

The role of the cold-blooded blonde Draco Malfoy went to Tom Felton.

Today, the “boy” is already over 30 and does not strive for great fame: he plays in TV shows, starred in author’s films, records music albums and uploads songs to the Internet.

She admits that she loves life in the countryside. His latest work is the science fiction series Origin.

In 2016, Tom broke up with stunt coordinator Jade Gordon. After breaking up with Jade, the actor did not go out with other girls (the entire chronology of Tom Felton’s relationship is here).

With mom

Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom, from a chubby boy turned into a fit guy with dice on his stomach. In the movie, this actor since 5 years. After the end of "Potteriana" Matthew played a lot in series and independent cinema. In recent years, two high-profile films have been released with his participation, where Lewis has supporting roles: the melodrama "See You" with Emilia Clarke and "Caught" with Margot Robbie.

The actor’s personal life has undergone major changes: in the spring of 2018, he married event organizer Angela Jones. The lovers married in Italy, and before that they had been in a relationship for two years.

Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory

Before becoming a handsome vampire from the Twilight saga, Robert Pattinson fell in love with the audience in the image of Cedric Diggory, Harry's friend from the Hufflepuff department, who was tragically killed by the henchman of Voldemort. The character appears in the films Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Today, when the fame of Pattinson after "Twilight" has subsided, he continues to act a lot - however, now he likes independent cinema more and is a frequent guest at European film festivals.

After a stormy affair with Twilight partner Kristen Stewart almost married singer Talia Barnett, but after the engagement the couple broke up. Now he is credited with an affair with the model of Sookie Waterhouse.

Evanna Lynch as Luna Lagwood

Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lagwood in the last four films of the Potterians, was a fan of books about the young wizard and dreamed of starring in a film adaptation.

Today, the actress starred in films and TV shows, plays in the theater and participates in television shows, although she does not have as many projects as her other colleagues in the famous franchise. In 2018, Lynch took part in the 27th season of the British "Dancing with the Stars."

The girl is engaged in social activities: she supported patients with multiple sclerosis, advocated the legalization of same-sex marriage, and promoted vegetarianism. Evanna is a popular Internet character: she has nearly 2 million Instagram followers.

With my family

Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid

Robbie Coltrane, known throughout the world for his role as the good man Hagrid, hails from Scotland. He has been working in films since the beginning of the 80s, and by the time he started filming Harry Potter he was already a very famous actor in his homeland.

Today, Robbie does not act in film a little - apparently, prefers the quiet life of a British pensioner. His latest projects are the adaptation of Dickens’s novel Great Expectations (2012) and the drama series Treasure of the Nation (2016).

Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy

Jason Isaacs brilliantly played the role of Lucius Malfoy, the father of Draco Malfoy. Isaacs is now in high demand, although this was before the Harry Potter. His latest projects are the thriller Katarsis and the scandalous film Death of Stalin, which was banned in Russia. In the latter, the actor played George Zhukov.

In the personal life of Jason Isaacs, absolute stability: with actress Emma Hewitt, the artist has been together for more than 30 years, two daughters are growing up in the family.

Gary Oldman as Sirius Black

Gary Oldman has not needed an introduction for a long time: millions of fans around the world follow his creative achievements, and critics and directors consider Oldman the most outstanding British actor of our time. In "Potterian" he got the role of Sirius Black.

The latest success of Oldman in the acting field can be safely called the film 2017 “Dark Times”, where he frighteningly embodied the image of Winston Churchill. In 2019, fans saw a favorite in the movie Laundry by Stephen Soderbergh.

Not so long ago, Oldman married for the fifth time - the writer Giselle Schmidt.

With grandson

Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore)

Irishman Michael Gambon got the role of Albus Dumbledore after the first performer - Richard Harris - died in 2002.

Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore)

The predecessor managed to star in the first two films of the franchise.

Gambon is now 78 years old, but he is actively working. The last pictures with the participation of the actor are “Kingsman: The Golden Ring”, “Adventures of Paddington-2” and the musical “Judy”.

Sir Gambon has a young wife with whom he brings up two sons 9 and 11 years old.

With wife and middle son

The eldest son of the actor is more than 50 years old.

Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall

Another representative of the old guard of British cinema is Maggie Smith, who played Minerva McGonagall. Now the actress is 84 years old, and in the cinema she is already 60 years old! Despite a very respectable age, Maggie Smith continues to work: she voiced the animated film Sherlock Gnomes, released in 2018, and in 2019 will appear in the film Downton Abbey. The actress is a widow, she has two children and five grandchildren.

Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort

Ralph Fiennes, who embodied the image of Voldemort, after the filming of "Potteriana" continued to build a brilliant film career. He stably acts in 2-3 films a year. In 2018, Ralph Fiennes presented the film “The White Crow”, which he shot, telling about the outstanding dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The film is played by Russian artists Chulpan Khamatova and Oleg Ivenko. It is known that Fiennes will appear in the 25th film "Bond", which will be released in 2020.

Alan Rickman as Severus Snape

Sir Alan Rickman, who played in the Harry Potter films of Severus Snape, was a real star in British cinema and theater. The actor passed away a month before his 70th birthday. His last film is “Alice through the Looking Glass”.

Rickman died before the premiere in January 2016. The reason is pancreatic cancer.

With wife

Last photo before death

Clemence Poetry syglar Fleur Delacour

French Clemence Poesy played the exquisite Fleur Delacour in three franchise films. Today, the 36-year-old Poesy is a real European movie star, who is happy to shoot in America. In 2018, she could be seen in the acclaimed TV series “Genius”, where she got the role of the artist Francoise Zhilo. She was lucky to work on the site with Antonio Banderas himself.

At the end of 2016, Clemence gave birth to her first child - a son. She keeps the name of the boy’s father a secret.

With a fan

Bonnie Wright performed the role of Ginny Weasley

Briton Bonnie Wright played the role of Ginny Weasley - Ron's sister and future wife of Harry Potter. After the end of “Potteriana”, the girl starred in several projects and worked as a model, and in 2015 she announced that from now on she would not be filming, but would be filming. In 2018, 27-year-old Wright presented her short film Medusa’s Ankles. One of the roles was played by Jason Isaacs.

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James and Oliver Phelps - The Weasley Twins - Fred and George

James and Oliver Phelps played the Weasley twins - Fred and George. The roles of the actors were small, but the characters invariably caused a positive response from the audience. Today, the twins are 32 years old, they love rock music, travel a lot, participate in charity events, are removed, however, rarely.


Oliver has a wife and a child.

Oliver with his wife

Katie Liu Lyung as Zhou Chang

Chinese-born Scotie Katie Liu Lung embodied in the saga the image of the girlfriend of the protagonist Zhou Chang. Now the actress is 31 years old, she sometimes starred in small roles, and in her free time she helps her father run a business with his own restaurant in Glasgow.

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Joshua Herdman played by Gregory Goyle

Joshua Herdman, known to the "Potter fans" for the role of Gregory Goyle, changed his occupation: now he is an MMA fighter.

However, Herdman did not finally leave the movie: in 2018, the film “Robin Hood: The Beginning” was released, where he has a secondary role. Raises two sons with his girlfriend.

Jesse Cave as Lavender Brown

Lavender Brown actress Jesse Cave starred in three films of the Harry Potter series. After the shooting, she did not continue her acting career - she studied at the university as an illustrator.

Now Cave lives as a family: on his Instagram, the ex-actress uploads photos of her mother’s everyday life. Her son and daughter are growing up.

With son, daughter and boyfriend

Time does not stand still: the children of the Potterians grew up. Not all the actors in the saga made a brilliant career in cinema, but one thing is for sure: fans of films about the young wizards will remember these guys for many years to come. And give thanks for the tale they presented.

Sean Biggerstaff - Oliver Wood

Sean Biggerstaff began his professional acting career at the age of 10 when he played McDuff's son directed by Michael Boyd's Macbeth at the Tron Theater in Glasgow. In subsequent years, the actor played in the BBC mini-series The Crow Road, and this was his first major television role. He also played with his future Harry Potter colleague Alan Rickman in the drama Winter Guest.

He played the role of Oliver Wood in the first two Harry Potter films, after which he appeared only in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 2".

After filming the Potteriana, Sean starred in films such as The Two Queens, Whiskey by the River, and many theater productions. Now he is participating in the filming of the thriller “Hector & Himself”.

Josh Herdman - Gregory Goyle

As the son of actor and former professional rugby player Martin Herdman, it is not surprising that Josh started playing when he was only 7 years old. At age 13, he got the role of Gregory Goyle, playing a negative character with Tom Felton. He starred for all 10 years and appeared in all parts of the series.

After filming Harry Potter, Josh became interested in jujitsu and five years later began his career in MMA in 2016. He spent several years in the ring, after which he returned to his acting career.

In 2018, he starred in the movie Robin Hood: The Beginning and in the Nordic-Nurana TV series Marcella.

Now Josh is engaged in juggling, wrestling and acting career, participating in the filming of the series "Alex Ryder."

Unfortunately, some wonderful actors did not get on this list because of their death, but they will always remain our good friends from the fairy tale of Harry Potter.

9. Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)

In Harry Potter, Sean played Oliver Wood, captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. For this role, he was recommended by Alan Rickman, who had previously shot Sean in his own film “The Winter Guest”. Now Biggerstaff continues his acting career.

10. Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan)

Lee Jordan, who in the Harry Potter films incendiaryly commented on Quidditch matches, was played by Luke Youngblood. In his 32 years, he managed to star in a dozen television series (including “Chorus” and “Lie to Me”), and now he has one of the main roles in the comedy musical “Galavant”. He also plays in the theater and sings.

12. Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)

Little Matthew Lewis himself persuaded his mother to take him to the casting for the Harry Potter movie, and they stood in line there for 5 hours. The performer of the role of Neville Dolgopups was not lucky on the set just like his awkward hero: not only did he have to wear fake teeth, plastic gaskets behind his ears and a suit that made him thicker, one more time Helena Bonham Carter accidentally pierced his eardrum, and he did not hear anything with his right ear for several days. Now Matthew continues his acting career (he played one of the roles in the film “See You”), and in May this year he married Angela Jones, the organizer of Universal Studios events.

13. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

In the movie, Draco Malfoy was the enemy of Harry Potter, but in reality, Tom Felton was friends with both Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson somehow admitted that he was her first love. Unfortunately, not mutual. Tom starred in films before the Potterians, and also sang in the choir. To date, he has released two music albums and plays in the movies: he can be seen in the science fiction series “Origin” (“Beginning”).

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33 years old, played Nymphadora Tonks

Natalia Tena and Tom Felton played cousins, and now they are together starring in the sci-fi series "The Beginning", which is due out this year. “Beginning” is a ten-episode thriller that tells about strangers who are on the same spaceship. Passengers traveling to a distant planet must work together to survive, but some of them are not who they say they are.

32 years old, played by George Weasley

The oldest of the twins, Oliver Phelps, after the Harry Potter films, received not so many filming offers. So, together with his brother, he played in the film “Danny and the Human Zoo” and in the drama “His Worst Enemy”, which, unfortunately, got stuck at the post-production stage in 2016.

Now the actor is betting on the theater. At the beginning of this summer, Oliver made his debut on stage as detective sergeant Totti in the production of “The Case of the Frightened Lady” at the Belgrade Coventry Theater. “I have to prove that I can work live, and I like the feeling - pan or gone,” says the actor.

32 years old, played by Fred Weasley

In an interview with Today’s Golfer, the twins spoke of their love for the sport. While Oliver plays along with co-stars Rupert Grint and Tom Felton, James competed with golf legend Arnold Palmer in Florida. “I have so many golf bags that friends tease me,” James admitted.

James's acting career is developing more actively than that of his brother. He was featured in the black comedy “Patchwork” in 2015 and will play a major role in the film “Cadia: The World Inside” in 2019.

27 years old, played by Ginny Weasley

At the end of the filming, Bonnie Wright began a career in directing. She graduated from London College of Communications, where she studied film production and filmed clips and commercials. In 2012, Wright launched her own production company, BonBonLumiere, specializing in the creation of short films.

The actress meets with the owner of a nightclub in Manhattan, Simon Hammerstern, who is 13 years older than her.

29 years old, played by Dudley Dursle

After “Harry Potter,” the actor did not work much in the movies, and this is partly due to the fact that he was attached to the image of a dull and evil Dursle.

“I want to let him go, but I’m not sure if it will ever happen, because people will still come up and say:“ Oh, you are a fat Dudley Dursley “,” Melling laments.

Actually, this is strange, given how dramatically Melling lost weight before filming the finale. As a result, on the set of Deathly Hallows, the actor also had to work in a "fat man costume". Weight loss helped Harry to rethink himself on stage, and he decided to enter the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After filming in short films and episodes on television, Harry almost completely switched to theater, but in 2016 he starred in Robert Pattinson's film “The Lost City Z”.

26 years old, played Luna Lovegood

After the cinema saga, the actress did not have any significant roles. Her latest films “My Name is Emily” and “Danny and the Human Zoo” are dated 2015, but there is no reason for concern. Evanna threw herself into developing a good cause: Lynch is a vegan activist. She records her podcast The Chickpeeps, promoting healthy lifestyles and respect for animals.

Lynch is completely immersed in saving the world. She worked for an animal rights organization and will speak at the Reducetarian Summit in September, a three-day session designed to help people reduce their meat consumption.

30 years old, played by Gregory Goyle

Josh Herdman left Hogwarts and began to literally wave his hands. He received a black belt in jujitsu and became a fighter of mixed martial arts MMA. Now Josh is preparing to shoot the movie Cagefighter, where his hero, an MMA fighter, gets into an argument with online trolls.

It seems that the creators of the picture were inspired by a story from the life of Herdman himself. In March 2018, a fan named Chris, learning that Herdman was using marijuana, wrote to the actor in private messages on Instagram: “Why did you ruin all your chances of a successful career using drugs? No wonder there’s no more work! ”Herdman insulted the fan and wrote that he was sorry that Chris’s daughter should grow up with“ such a dad ”.

In response, Chris ... threw all the Harry Potter DVDs out! “I loved Herdman in Harry Potter and thought he was a brilliant actor. I was so upset when he called me with all possible curses and even mentioned my child. I will never watch these films again, ”the offended fan shared.

Herdman rarely talks about his personal life, but sometimes shares pictures with his wife Jessica Worth and son Morgan.

28 years old, played by Vincent Crabbe

Fate took Jamie Waylett to the same place as his hero, the bully Vincent Crabbe. Problems with the law caused Jamie Waylett to leave the Harry Potter films.

Waylett was arrested in 2009 after police found eight bags of marijuana in his car. Ten more bushes of cannabis were found in his house. The actor was sentenced to community service, but he soon went to a real prison for two years - for participating in the 2011 London riots. Jamie Walett was among the hooligans who started raiding the streets after police shot Mark Duggon, a drug dealer.

Jamie Waylett is now free.

27 years old, played by Pansy Parkinson

In 2017, the actress took part in a candid photo shoot, which was accompanied by a feminist essay on women's rights. By the way, Byrne is engaged to Cooper Hefner, the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

In general, Byrne had a successful career. In addition to roles in television thrillers (such as “Murders in a Female Dormitory”), she played in the series “The Vampire Diaries”.

30 years old, played by Zhou Chang

The role in "Harry Potter" was a debut for Katie Lung, but after the "Deathly Hallows", Ljung temporarily abandoned her acting career. She returned to art college, where she studied the art of photography, and then graduated from the drama school of the London Royal Conservatory.

The actress played in the performance of the Royal National Theater “World of Extreme Happiness” and joined Shakespeare's production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. It was an important play for Lung, an actress of Asian descent. Lyung often spoke about the "random racism" that she encountered in the acting world. Katie is sure that she has yet to play an atypical and “non-Chinese” role, and she hopes to destroy the stereotypical image of the Asian heroine. Another project by the former Harry Potter star is the Muminovallelli mini-series, scheduled for 2019.

Text: Victoria Grinko


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