What happened to Harry Potter and Co. 20 years after the film premiere?
The year is 2001. It is the year in which the story of Harry Potter finds its way from the written word to the cinemas of this world. After the premiere, seven more parts followed.
The film series grossed well over 6 billion US dollars:
- «Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone» 2001
- «Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets» 2002
- «Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban» 2004
- «Harry Potter and the Chalice of Fire» 2005
- «Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix» 2007
- «Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince» 2009
- «Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1» 2010
- “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” 2011
(By the way, a Harry Potter marathon takes you about 17 hours.)
The fact that the orphan boy Harry was called to hogwarts School of Magic on his 11th birthday should be known to most. However, what became of his classmates and him 20 years after the premiere did not. So here is a small summary of what became of the cast. Not at Hogwarts, of course, but in the world of muggles.
This video is actually 20 years old:
table of contents
played by Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel has remained faithful to acting to this day. However, he does this not only on the screen, but at least as successfully on stage. Among other things on Broadway. In the theater he has always played parallel to his appearances in films and series.
He was never able to build on his success with his role as Harry. But honestly, how could that have worked? His most recent films include “Escape from Pretoria” from 2020. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, probably until you don’t do it alone.
Here is the trailer anyway:
Privately and on social media, there is relatively little about Daniel. It is known that he likes to write poems and publishes them again and again. Since 2012, he has been with actress Erin Darke, whom he met during filming.
This is Daniel today. He will probably never completely get rid of the Harry Potter image.
played by Emma Watson
Emma remained faithful to acting, but also became very politically active.
Her film highlights after Harry Potter probably include “The Circle” and the leading role in “Beauty and the Beast”. The last film in which she has been seen so far is “Little Women” from 2019.
The English, original teaser trailer was viewed almost 100 million times within 24 hours.
To her side as an activist: Since June 2014, Emma has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women’s and Girls’ Rights. In January 2016, she founded an online book club for feminist literature on the Platform Goodreads. It is understandable that someone who campaigns for women’s rights also took part in the Women’s March in January 2017, a worldwide protest against Donald Trump.
Emma, who modeled for the Burberry brand in 2009, has been a member of the Board of Directors of the French fashion group Kering since 2020.
Although she has long described herself as “self-partnered”, Emma has been dating US businessman Leo Robinton since 2019.
played by Rupert Grint
The fact is that Rupert had no acting experience before his role as Ron. Although he still celebrated an extreme success and just like Emma and Daniel to dthose of the best-earning young actors, the big blockbuster roles were absent. After all, he has been starring in the series “The Murders of Mr. ABC” since 2018 and in “Servant” since 2019. Ah, and he also got the lead role in Ed Sheeran’s music video “Lego House”. The two made fun of it, because they are each confused with the other.
Luckily, Ed has tattoos, so we can distinguish the two.
He keeps his private life very covered. However, he is known to have repeatedly advocated for charitable causes such as cancer research.
He has lost his heart to his girlfriend and actress Georgia Groome. The two have been together since 2011. In May 2020, they became parents of a daughter.
This is what it looks like today. It’s one of his six pictures he posted on Instagram.
played by Tom Felton
Actually, Tom wanted to study fisheries science after the Harry Potter films. However, he remained faithful to acting and let fishing be a hobby. To this day, he regularly appears in films and series.
Although the very big roles were absent, this should suit him and his second mainstay: music. Since 2008 he has released several albums under the name Feltbeats. One of his songs was featured in the German movie “Turkish for Beginners”.
With this song he also made it musically into the cinemas.
Tom is also co-founder of the indie label Six String Productions. Here he tries to give young, undervalued artists a chance.
Et voilà, Tom today:
Privately, he is committed to combating bullying and loves sports: football, tennis, roller blading, fishing, basketball, ice skating, swimming and cricket.
Currently he is supposed to be single. Fans dream of a liaison between him and Emma Watson. But he recently said in an interview that it was never more than friendship: “When it comes to a romantic side, it’s more of a Slytherin Gryffindor thing than a Tom and Emma thing.”
Fred and George Weasley,
played by Oliver and James Phelps
So: In addition to all eight parts of Harry Potter, both have played together in an episode of the series “Kingdom” and the film “Danny and the Human Zoo”. That’s it for Oliver’s filmography. However, James didn’t have many other roles either.
But the two probably earned well, because today they live secluded in their native city. Both are interested in cricket and football. Although they are twins, however, they support different football teams. But they have the joint podcast “Double Trouble” and “Normal Not Normal”.
Oliver has been married to Katy Humpage since 2015 and James to Annika Ostle since 2016.
The twins with their brown natural hair:
played by Matthew Lewis
The big roles were also absent with him. Among the highlights are probably the roles in the thriller “Wasteland” and in the novel adaptation of “A whole half year” alongside Emilia Clarke. Nevertheless, he is regularly in front of the camera or on the London theatre stages.
Matthew lives very quiet and relaxed. Accordingly, little is known about his private life. But we know that he is vice-president of the Leeds Rugby Foundation Charity: a charity that helps people with rugby. He lives in London with his wife, actress Angela Jones, with whom he has been married since May 2018.
This is the couple:
Fun fact about his appearance as Neville: Matthew didn’t really look like that. He had to wear a fatsuit and his protruding ears were just prostheses. But his teeth were really crooked. According to the contract, he was prohibited from having them judged before the end of filming.
played by Bonnie Wright
Bonnie has also remained loyal to the film industry. In addition to plays, she has appeared in other films and series, which have remained under the radar of the mainstream.
Rather, her focus is on the role of the director in films and music videos. She made her debut with the short film “Separate We Come, Separate We Go”. This was followed by the second film “Know Thyself”, for which she also worked as a screenwriter and producer. So it happened that she founded her own production company.
In addition, she is always active for well-known fashion labels. She works with a brand that is committed to sustainably and fairly produced swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles.
Bonnie was engaged in 2012, but this broke down. Currently, nothing is known about a friend at her side.
This is Bonnie today:
played by Alfred Enoch
Alfred was in seven of the eight films. Even after the film series, he was seen on the screen or on theater stages. For example, in the ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder”.
Here you can see him in the series.
Not much is known about his private life. The most recent rumor (as of early June 2021) is that he is supposed to be single.
This is what it is today:
Bonus: Dudley Dursley,
played by Harry Melling
Dudley Dursley was not a student of magic, but since he was still in part 1 and four other parts, I do not want to leave him unmentioned here.
There is about the same amount to say about his appearances in the Harry Potter films and his current activities: little.
He remained faithful to acting, but only occasionally in major engagements. For example, in the Netflix productions “Das Damengambit” and in the action film “The Old Guard” alongside Charlize Theron.
He keeps his private life almost completely out of the public eye. So if you’re not with him right now, he’s probably single.
This is Harry today.
played by Shirley Henderson
You probably remember the 14-year-old moaning myrte from the second part of the Harry Potter film series. But did you also know that she was played by the then 37-year-old Shirley Henderson?
And this is what she looked like in 2002, when she played a 14-year-old as a 37-year-old: