The Harry Potter Stars: Where Are They Now?
We followed Ron, Harry, Hermione and all their friends (and enemies) through a spellbinding journey during their time at Hogwarts, but like all good things, it had to come to an end. For the cast of the Harry Potter cast it was just the beginning of their careers, so where are they now?
After playing the titular role of Harry Potter, Dan Radcliffe’s career as an actor has gone from strength to strength, and he’s spread his wings across both screen and stage. From the controversial play, Equus, where he played a young man with a pathological fixation with horses, to a turn as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, he continues to seek out challenging and fascinating roles. You can get a glimpse of what it was like to do Daniel’s old job at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour near Watford, where can you wander round the Harry Potter sets. For more information, go to www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.
Hermione might have been a bushy haired swot, but Emma Watson has certainly blossomed into the role of a fashion icon for young women, courting major designers including Chanel, Burberry and more. As well as showing off her faultless style on and off the red carpet, Emma continues to thrive in her acting career – after acting in indie director Sofia Copolla’s black comedy about celebrity and crime, The Bling Ring – Emma will now be featuring alongside Hollywood heavyweight, Russell Crowe, in the biblical epic Noah.
Known to fans as the spoilt and bullying cousin, Dudley Dursley, Harry Melling has undergone a complete transformation following the Harry Potter films, and is quite unrecognisable in his new avatar. After such a distinctive role in the fantasy series, Harry has gone on to pursue his love of theatre, tackling challenging roles portraying celebrated writer Christopher Isherwood, as well as starring in the West End revival of Harold Pinter’s dark comedy, The Hot House, alongside Simon Rusell Beale and John Simm.
Following his award-winning role of the villainous Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton has gone on to pursue his dual loves of music and movies. Felton released a collection of songs through YouTube and iTunes, and an EP called Hawaii was released on an independent record label. His film forays have seen him cover a wide range of genres – from the reboot of sci-fi classic Rise of the Planet of the Apes, to numerous dramas and romantic films.
After his turn as Harry’s best friend through the movies, Rupert Grint is already beloved to his legions of fans across the globe. After the series, Rupert has played numerous roles in small independent films and stage productions, receiving widespread critical acclaim, including the thriller, Cherrybomb, where he starred alongside Kimberley Nixon and Robert Sheehan. Rupert also had the opportunity to take part in 2012’s London Olymics torch-lighting ceremony, acting as a torch-bearer in the relay, an experience which he later described as one that would stay with him forever.