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The Harry Potter Cast is All Grown Up: Here’s What They Do Now


The cast of Hogwarts has greatly evolved since their last cinematic appearance. Helena Bonham, for example, despite not looking a day over 30, is already 55 and you’d love to know what she does these days. Scarlett Byrne has also moved forward, and so have the other cast members.

It’s more than twenty years since Harry Potter first graced the big screen, a fact that will make many movie-goers feel old! Many people went on a magical journey with the wizard and his friends. The series had a huge cast, some of whom were quite unknown before the movies, but all who had an impact on Potter fans through the years. 

So, what’s going on with the cast members since 20 years ago? let’s see where their wands have taken them.

Daniel Radcliffe has transformed from the boy wizard in the years since. His career has soared, but he’s chosen different roles to explore his acting talents. From stage time in “Equus” to scaring the daylights out of audiences in movies like “The Woman in Black”, he’s definitely shed any typecast he might have been put into post Harry Potter.

So, how about Tom Felton? Well, although Tom’s apparently quite a nice guy, according to fellow cast members, he’s become pretty good at playing the villain. Tom can just nail that evil streak, with people sensing the malice beneath the surface. One of his most notable roles since Draco has been on “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. There’s sure to be more to come as the actor matures.

Anyone who doesn’t know what Emma Watson has done since leaving Harry Potter must be living under a rock. The young lady has transformed herself from a child star to a UN Ambassador, campaigner for equal rights as well as a fashion icon. She has also had some starring roles along the way, in movies like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and the recent adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast”. Emma Watson is just as good as Hermione, if not better.

So, what’s happened with Domnhall Gleeson lately? The actor is a big fan of movie franchises; he’s also played Hux in the “Star Wars” movies. Although that villain is a far cry from Bill Weasley, Gleeson has also played some kinder characters such as A.A Milne in “Goodbye Christopher Robin”. A consummate professional, it’s clear Domhnall will follow in the footsteps of his father.

Bonnie Wright is just as impressive in real life. Her own good deeds have seen her compared to fellow co-star, Emma Watson. She has had roles in movies such as “The Sea” and “Before I Sleep” and is frequently seen campaigning for women’s rights and working on environmental issues. This actress is committed to making the world a better place. 

None other than Brendan Gleeson. Although the actor only started pursuing his dream at age 33, he has had a string of hits since. From “Gangs of New York” to “Braveheart”, it seems he has a knack for choosing great roles. He also has a passion for music and recently recorded a song called “The Rocky Road to Dublin” with the Irish folk group, “Dervish.”

So, how about Evanna Lynch? There’s no doubt she’s a very talented young lady. She’s recently taken part in the popular US dance show “Dancing with the Stars” and has gained a lead role in the Irish film “My Name Is Emily”. Popular on both sides of the Atlantic, there’ll be more to come on Evanna Lynch.

James actually played the part alongside his twin brother Oliver. Although James has starred in some roles since the end of the series, he’s mostly known for his dedication to charity. He and his brother support the Teenage Cancer Trust, and James has climbed the three highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours to raise money for them. This is one actor using his fame to help those in need. 

Rupert Grint is even quieter than his screen alter-ego and has since opted for smaller roles such as that in the British comedy series, Sick Note. He’s also been confused with another fellow ginger, Ed Sheeran. Amid the JK Rowling controversy surrounding the trans community, Grint has spoken out against Rowling’s concerns when he said, “I liken JK Rowling to an auntie. I don’t necessarily agree with everything my auntie says, but she’s still my auntie. It’s a tricky one.”