Three years after the final Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II was released, fans may be wondering what their beloved stars are up to now. The days of Harry, Hermione and Ron enjoying Butterbeer and training to be wizards and witches while fighting the Dark Arts may have come to an end on the screen, but the stars went on to more success in film and television, and on stage.
Emma Watson, who played the smart witch Hermione Granger, has been enjoying the limelight this year for her biblical film Noah in which she was cast in the role of Ila. She is currently on set for the film Regression alongside Ethan Hawke and is also in production on the German drama Colonia Dignidad, and has been seen gracing openings at events such as London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour (alongside her costars). And actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the lead character Harry Potter, has also enjoyed continued success since the phenomenon of the movie series thrust him into the limelight. At the grand old age of twenty-five, he already has seventeen films under his belt along with roles in a number of plays and television shows. He is currently filming the thriller Now you See Me: The Second Act, a sequel to the film Now You See Me, and stars alongside Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Michael Caine.
But while the leading actors of the Harry Potter movies are enjoying much publicised success, where are the other favourites of this magical series that has attracted a legion of fans throughout the world?
Rupert Grint, who played Ronald “Ron” Weasley, has not enjoyed as much of the limelight as his other lead co-stars. But in fact he’s been just as prolific as Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe with fifteen movies to his name, and his voice is featured in two other movies: Postman Pat and Foosball. He also has roles in upcoming British comedy Moonwalkers and an adaptation of Macbeth called Enemy of Man, which is still in development.
Tom Felton, who played Harry Potter’s schoolboy enemy Draco Malfoy, appeared in his first film at the age of ten: The Borrowers. His first role after the seven movies based on the Harry Potter books was as Dodge Landon in the film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In 2014 he had roles in three movies; In Secret, where he plays one of the lead characters in this erotic thriller set in 1860s Paris, Against the Sun and Attachment, which have yet to be released.
Matthew Lewis, who played bumbling Neville Longbottom, had been acting for six years before landing the Harry Potter film role at the age of eleven. Since then Lewis has appeared on stage in Agatha Christie’s Verdict and in the five part television series The Syndicate. He is due to feature in the second series of comedy television show Bluestone 42.
Evanna Lynch has appeared in a number of films and stage productions since appearing as quirky Luna Lovegood. In 2014 she landed her first lead role in Irish-produced film My Name is Emily, due to be released next year.
Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, owns her own production company, Bon Bon Lumiere, and is behind a number of music videos as well as short film Fade to Gold. She is also due to appear in a number of movies set for release in 2015 including independent comedy film Those Who Wander.