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Harry Potter Cast Then and Now

By Deni Porter | YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 0439 GMT (1239 HKT) October 16, 2021

Have you ever wondered what happened to them all? so much has happened after Harry Potter, in the lives of these actors. If some did not want to continue acting, they did something else. While others have excelled in the trade. Find out who has become the actors of the most famous saga in the world.

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Best-selling author JK Rowling made her fortune writing books, plays and screenplays for films. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter novel saga.

The Harry Potter movies have, undoubtedly, been one of the most memorable phenomena of our generation with millions of kids, teens, and adults burying their faces in the books or watching the magic on-screen in suspending disbelief.

Even though many of the young actors started their acting careers with the Harry Potter film series, they grew up in front of the entire world as the sequels came out, and as things reached their end, they had to raise their wings and find new heights to conquer.

Many of them did become famous actors, and some found themselves on entirely different paths. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), for example, was in the Bling Ring, and she’s an out-and-proud feminist too. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) got his kit off and pretended to shag horses for a bit in Equus. And Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) also continue to be an actor in Sky One’s dark comedy, Stick Note. He also stars in the Sony Crackle series, Snatch…

The list of Harry Potter cast members is a list of actors who voiced or portrayed characters appearing in the Harry Potter film series based on the book series by J. K. Rowling.

Daniel Radcliffe who had only ever got the role as Harry Potter from his best friend Tarren Patel, not only a friend to him but also a role model. Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, who have played Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in all the films, were virtually unknown when they were cast.

Complementing them on screen are some of the most renowned actors of the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Mark Williams, among others. Fifteen actors have appeared as the same character in all eight films of the franchise.

Some well-known British actors who have not appeared in the series are asked in jest why they haven't yet been cast. In 2007, when Yates was directing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Bill Nighy said, "I joked with [Yates] that maybe now I wouldn't be the only actor in England who hadn't been in 'Harry Potter'". But "nobody called," Nighy added.[1] Ironically, in 2009, Nighy was cast as Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows, which Yates is directing. Nighy said, "I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased."[2] Jude Law has quipped, "Nobody's asked me. I was a bit too old for Harry".[3] When a reporter compared Potions professor Horace Slughorn's obsession with famous names to the series' connection to "every notable British actor," Jim Broadbent, who plays Slughorn said, "Well, not every actor gets invited. I know some who are still waiting."[4]

The list is sorted by film and character, as some characters have been portrayed by multiple actors.

Pansy Parkinson - Scarlett Byrne

The young actress, Scarlett Byrne began her career in the world of cinema long before playing the evil Pansy, in Harry Potter. It was this role that made him known to producers and opened doors for him thereafter. Indeed, we saw it then in several big budget films such as Falling Skies, Runaways, Skybound or The Vampire Diaries. And, she's not the only Harry Potter actress to have turned into a vampire. Did you guess? We will see this very quickly. On the personal side, the young woman married the heir Cooper Hefner in 2019 with whom she had a daughter born in August 2020.

Pansy Parkinson Scarlett Byrne

Pansy Parkinson Scarlett Byrne

Neville Longbotom - Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis also started his career very young, before Harry Potter, that is to say in 1995, in the film Some Kind of Light. He passed the casting in 2001 to play in Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. He then played in all the sagas until 2011. He debuted in Harry Potter when he was only 12 years old. In the first sagas, he plays the role of a rather clumsy boy and his evolution is extraordinary since he becomes a courageous man and we can admire this evolution over the course of the saga. It is clear that his talent was not ignored thereafter. As a result, he is engaged in big budget films such as Me Before You where he plays the role of Emilia Clarke's boyfriend.

Neville Longbottom Matthew Lewis

Neville Longbottom Matthew Lewis

Hermione Granger - Emma Watson

We all know the success Emma Watson has had after playing the role of mature and intelligent Hermione Granger. She then starred in notable films such as Beauty and the Beast , Little Woman , or The Perks of Being a Wallflower . The young woman has not finished surprising us. She is also known to be a strong advocate for women's rights and created HeForShe which advocates for this cause. In addition, Emma Watson has become an Ambassador for the UN Women Goodwill.

Hermione Granger Emma Watson

Hermione Granger Emma Watson

Lucius Malfoy - Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs is best known for playing the role of Lucius Malfoy in most of the Harry Potter sagas from 2002 to 2011. Thanks to his role in Harry Potter, he has been hired for big budget films such as The Patriot, Brotherhood, or The Death of Stalin where, once again, he plays the role of the villain. Side sentimental life, the actor is happy since 1987. Indeed, since that year, he married the director Emma Hewitt with whom he had two daughters.

Lucius Malfoy AJson Isaacs

Lucius Malfoy - Jason Isaacs

Harry Potter - Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is by far the main actor, the hero of the saga. He obviously had a lot of success after his role in the film. Like all the young actors who started at his age, we could see the physical evolution of the latter. The young Englishman had yet been criticized for his performance in the third installment of Harry Potter, but he made up for it later and even won awards. In addition, good reviews are rife with the actor who has proven his versatile talent by playing roles more different than the others, in films such as Viktor Frankenstein or Swiss Army Man.

Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

Narcissa McFloy - Helen McCrory

Narcissa McFloy is one of the most evil Harry Potter characters. The actress starred in the last three parts of the saga. Although Harry Potter is one of the most legendary films that exist, it is not thanks to this production that Helen McCrory has become known. She starred in many successful sons such as Charlotte Gray, The Queen, Becoming Jane and many others before taking on the role of Narcissa in Harry Potter, in 2006. After the saga ended, the actress took on the role of Narcissa. continued to play in different roles in the cinema. In 2020, she managed to raise $ 1 million for the Feed NHS charity to fight hunger during the pandemic. Helen McCrory recently passed away on April 16, 2021 following cancer.

Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory


Dudley Dursley - Harry Melling

Dudley Dursley is Harry Potter's cousin. He has been played by Harry Melling since the very beginning of the saga's launch. The character was very spoiled by his parents, that's why he was a little round. Over the years, he has built up muscles. Harry Melling has made a name for himself in the world of cinema since his role in Harry Potter. He went on to star in notable films and series such as The Queen Gambit, as Harry Beltik.

Dudley Dursley Harry Melling

Dudley Dursley- Harry Melling

Dean Thomas - Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch played the role of Dean Thomas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone, in 2001. After the film he was engaged in theater roles such as Antigone, Coriolanus and many others. He was later taken on to star in the drama series directed by Shonda Rhimes: How to Get Away with Murder. He was recently featured in the movie Tigers, released in 2020. On the series side, he plays in Foundation, the first season of which was released in 2021.

Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

Draco Malfoy - Tom Felton

Draco Malfoy appeared from the very first installment of Harry Potter, his character is played by Tom Felton. Before playing in all aspects of Harry Potter (from 2001 to 2011), the young man had already played in two notable films, namely The Borrowers and Anna and The King. When he took on the role of Draco Malfoy, he was twelve years old. After playing this role for ten years, the actor continued his career, playing every year in a movie or in a series. The actor has never taken a break since. On the private side, Tom Felton had a long relationship from 2008 to 2016 with actress Jade Olivia Gordon who had played the role of his wife in the last Harry Potter.

Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

Colin Creevey - Hugh Mitchell

Hugh Mitchell appeared in the second installment of Harry Potter. He is known to have always carried a camera with him and to be a fan - just like most of us - of Harry Potter. As a result, he kept photographing the hero of the film. Hugh Mitchell starred in a few films after Harry Potter. Since 2016, he stopped doing castings and preferred to play it discreetly in the world of cinema. We know that he made the voice of his own character in a Harry Potter video game.

Colin Creevey Hugh Mitchell

Colin Creevey Hugh Mitchell

Cedric Diggory - Robert Pattinson

Cedric Diggory was played by Robert Pattinson from 2005 to 2007, i.e. in Harry Potter and the Gobelet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He is a key character in the saga, and is one of the main characters. His character is admired for his courage in facing Voldemort. In 2008, a year after his role in Harry Potter, the young man starred in Twilight in the lead role of Edward Cullen. Her romantic relationship received a lot of media coverage. He went on to star in several films such as Water for the Elephants and many other notable films. He will be playing in the next Batman, which will be released in 2022.

Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

Ron Weasley - Ruppert Grint

Ruppert Grint made his film debut thanks to Harry Potter in which he played one of the three main roles, at the age of only 11 years. Previously he had only performed in plays. Ruppert starred in all aspects of Harry Potter and, in parallel, he starred in the film Thunderpants, released in 2002. He also starred in CherryBomb and Driving Lessons while he was still filming in Harry Potter. In 2021, the drama series “Servant” was released in which Grint plays the role of Julian Pearce, one of the 4 main characters. The career of the actor is perfect just as much as his personal life: Indeed, with the actress Gorgia Groome, he had a baby girl who was born in May 2020.

Ron Weasley Ruppert Grint

Ron Weasley Ruppert Grint

Albus Dumbledore - Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon was born in 1940. Like Ruppert Grint, he started his career by performing in plays. He begins to play in Harry Potter during the third installment. Michael replaces actor Richard Harris who had passed away. Michael Gambon has played in about fifteen notable films such as Luck or Dad's Army. He also did the voice of Uncle Pastuzzo in The Paddington Bear. His latest film is Judy, released in 2019.

Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon

Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon

Petunia Dursley - Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw plays the role of Harry Potter's aunt. She is a kind character who loves her nephew. Fiona Shaw played this character from 2001 to 2010. After Harry Potter, the actress was taken in several roles in films of different genres: drama, adventure etc ... Her talent is indisputable. She plays in Kindred which was released in 2021. She will soon be showing in the films Baptiste and Andor.

Petunia Dursley Fiona Shaw

Petunia Dursley Fiona Shaw

Professor Flitwick - Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis was born in 1970. He began his film career by playing in Return of the Ewock as well as Return of the Jedi, in one of the components of Star Wars. Even while he was filming in Harry Potter, he played other roles in notable films such as in Narnia where he played Prince Caspian. After Harry Potter, Warwick Davis was still in high demand, which is not surprising given his talent. He will be showing in a television film called Willow, which will be released in 2022. On the personal side, the actor is married and has two children. He is the co-founder of the Little People UK association which consists of supporting people with dwarfism.

Professor Flitwick Warwick Davis

Professor Flitwick Warwick Davis

Luna Lovegood - Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch played the role of Luna Lovegood in 2007 in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. She appeared until the last installment of Harry Potter, that is to say, in 2011. She was a character much loved by the public. Evanna Lynch. After Harry Potter, the young woman starred in five feature films such as Madness in the Method, released in 2019, where she plays the role of Abbie Fox. Then, she made various appearances on television such as in Dancing with the Stars, where she comes 3rd. She was in a relationship with actor Robbie Jarvis from 2013 to 2017.

Luna Lovegood Evana Lynch

Luna Lovegood Evana Lynch

Sirius Black - Gary Oldman

The talent of actor Gary Oldman has not been overlooked. Indeed, he won many awards such as Academy Awards during his career. The Sirius Black actor integrated the Harry Potter in the third installment: The Prisonner of Azkaban . He plays Harry's godfather. The actor has never stopped in his career, he has had a series of successful films. Moreover, he is ranked among the richest actors in London. On the private side, he married in 2017 with an artist named Gisele Schmidt.

Sirius Balck David Oldman

Sirius Black Garry Oldman

Bill Weasley - Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson has integrated the last two parts of Harry Potter. He played the role of the brave Bill Weqsley who aided Harry, Ron and Hermione in the Battle of Hogwarts. After Harry Potter, Domhnall Gleeson has not stopped playing in big budget films, especially in the two parts of Peter Rabbit where he plays the role of Thomas McGregor. Of Irish origin, the actor has always lived in Dublin, his birthplace. The young man remains very discreet about his private life.

Bill Weasley Domnhall Wealson

Bill Weasley Domhnall Gleeson

Barty Crouch Jr - David Tennant

David Tennant appeared in 2005 in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire . The same year, he made his debut in Doctor Who, where he played the character until 2010. At the moment, he plays in the television movie Around the World in 80 Days, in the role of Philéas Fogg. In 2005, David Tennant met actress Georgia Elizabeth Moffet, and the couple got married in 2011, together they have 5 children, one of whom was born from his wife's previous marriage and whom David adopted.

Barty Crouch Jr David Tennant

Barty Crouch Jr David Tennant

Rubeus Hagrid - Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane starred in all of Harry Potter's from 2001 to 2011. He played the cutest and sweetest character in Harry Potter. Apart from that, he starred in big movies such as Great Expectations, Brave, as well as two James Bond installments. Meanwhile, the actor was married to a certain Rhona Gemell with whom he had two children. Among his distinctions, he was made Knight of Honor by the Queen of England.

Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

Minerva McGonagall - Maggie Smith

Minerva was one of the nicest witches in Harry Potter. Her character is played by the bubbly Maggie Smith. From the top of her 86 years, the actress has still not given up on her career. She has of course starred in other films including one that can be seen on Netflix in the movie A Boy Called Christmas . In total, the actress starred in 70 films and 80 theatrical performances. Maggie Smith was made “Lady” by Queen Elisabeth II.

Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

Mr Ollivander - John Hurt

Mr. Ollivander is the magician who most inspired the other characters in Harry Potter. He is played by John Hurt a talented actor who has had a career in film for fifty years. Sadly, he passed away in 2017. Among the films he's starred in are Doctor Who, An English Man in New York, Indiana Jones, and many more. He was married and had two children. John Hurt has won numerous British Awards during his career.

Mr Ollivander John Hurt

Mr Ollivander John Hurt

Bellatrix Lestrange - Helena Bonham Carter

It would have been amazing not to hire Helena Bonham Carter to star in Harry Potter. The actress is made to star in films of mystery, magic, and horror as she has done throughout her career. Indeed, she starred in Sweeny Todd alongside Johnny Depp and in many other films of the genre. His film list is large, as is his talent. On the personal side, Helena has been in a relationship with writer Rye Dag since 2018.

Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

Lord Voldemort - Ralph Fiennes

Lord Voldemort is Harry Potter's most terrifying character. He is played by Ralph Fiennes from 2005 to 2011. Before that, Fiennes starred in legendary films such as The English Patient and The Schindler's List . The actor is considered one of the best who plays the role of villains. In 2021, Ralph Fiennes starred in the latest James Bond “No Time To Die”. Outside of his acting career, Ralph Fiennes is Ambassador for UNICEF UK.

Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

Cornelius Fudge - Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy played the role of Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, from 2002 to 2007. In total, his career spanned seven decades. He also played the role of Winston Churchill several times, a role that suited him so well as the resemblance to the latter was striking. The role of politician and king suited him like a glove, he also played the role of Henry V. He started his career in 1958 until his death in 2017. Robert Hardy had no intention of leaving to retirement, he was so passionate about his job.

Cornelius Fudge Robert Hardy

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