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Feminist Hermione, criminal and MMA fighter. What the actors from Harry Potter look like now
Get the letter from Hogwarts, get to the secret platform 9 ¾, fly on a broomstick, wave your wand and shout: Expelliarmus and, of course, help Harry Potter defeat the one who cannot be named. Until recently, almost every child dreamed about it. And many adults plunged headlong into the wonderful world of magic created by J.K. Rowling.
The film adaptation of books about the young wizard became a real gift for Harry Potter fans. The first film in the saga, Philosopher's Stone, was released in 2001, and the final episode was released in 2011. For ten years, viewers have watched with interest as brilliant British actors embody their favorite book images on the screen. The performers of the main roles grew up before our eyes, and their experienced colleagues grew old and even died.
We tell how the life of the actors from Harry Potter developed. How they look now and what they are doing.
Daniel grew up alongside his hero. In the last episode, he starred as a 20-year-old young actor with wild popularity and high fees. After Harry Potter, Radcliffe had problems with alcohol, but found the strength to overcome addiction. To his credit, Daniel did not join the huge number of star child actors who disappeared from the radar after growing up.
Now Radcliffe acts a lot in theater and cinema, takes an active civil position and defends the rights of the LGBT community. Some of Daniel's films, such as The Illusion of Deception-2 or the Miracle Workers series, received high marks from critics. Although the audience will always associate him with the touching Harry, the actor himself does not complex on this matter and recalls his most stellar role with pleasure.
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The cute bore Hermione has always excelled her friends in academic performance. So in the profession, actress Emma Watson has achieved more at the moment than her colleagues on the set. Her filmography looks impressive even without Harry Potter, and the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast stands apart, of course.
As a teenager, Watson tried herself in the modeling business. Now she has expensive advertising contracts, shooting for fashion magazines. Emma manages to combine work with the protection of women's rights and travels around the world as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. She is often called one of the most stylish actresses of our time, and rumors about her novels appear in the media every now and then. Once she was even credited with a relationship with Prince Harry, but this information was denied by Watson herself.
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Grint admits that he earned enough money in the Harry Potter film franchise Despite this, the actor leads a modest lifestyle and prefers to rarely leave the house.
Felton did an excellent job with the challenge. His Draco Malfoy disgusted viewers and earned him two MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain. It is all the more amazing to learn that Tom Felton is just a darling in life. The actor loves dogs, is engaged in charity work. Tom also has serious active hobbies. He often plays golf and is engaged in sport fishing.
Outwardly, since Harry Potter, Felton has changed quite a lot. He wears a beard and glasses, and instead of slicked back hair, there is a creative mess on his head. And while the fame of his opponent Harry Potter haunts him to this day, Felton's list of works is regularly updated.
One of the two bullies who always followed Malfoy looked very organic on the screen as a bully. It turned out that Jamie Waylett barely even had to play. Attentive viewers noticed that Vincent Crabbe was not in the last two Potter films. Jamie's reason for leaving the project is quite valid - at that time he was accused in a drug possession case. Then the colorful big man escaped imprisonment, but in 2012 he was still imprisoned for participating in riots and growing hemp.
After serving two years, Wylett was released and lives a normal life. The role of the thug Crabbe remained the only one for him.
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Fate has prepared no less interesting twists for another bodyguard, Draco Malfoy. Joshua Herdman played Gregory Goyle in all eight episodes of the Potter, but after the end of the project, he rarely received offers to act. After five years of training in jiu-jitsu, the guy made his debut in mixed martial arts and achieved victory in the first fight. Since 2016, Joshua has entered the octagon several more times, but so far his sports career cannot be called successful. As for the cinema, Herdman continues to appear on the screen from time to time. For example, in 2018, the textured actor starred in an episode of the movie Robin Hood.
The one you really don't recognize is Neville Longbottom. Harry Potter's ridiculous chubby classmate has grown into a tall, fit handsome man. After the famous saga, he has not yet had big roles, but he appears every now and then in good films.
The secret of Lewis's transformation is his love of sports. The actor spends a lot of time in the gym, plays rugby. In addition, Matthew is a big basketball and baseball fan.
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By the time Harry Potter was released, Coltrane had several dozen works in films and TV shows, including the role of Russian James Bond associate Valentin Zhukovsky, but the kind giant Hagrid brought him worldwide fame - senior companion of Harry and his friends. The actor recently celebrated his 70th birthday. After Harry Potter, he has appeared in a couple of films, but still continues to work in television.
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Without a doubt, the most outstanding actress in the Harry Potter film series is Maggie Smith. The two-time Oscar-winner brilliantly played the strict but fair Hogwarts Deputy Director, Professor McGonagall. During the filming of the sixth episode, Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the actress decided not to interrupt work on the film.
Interestingly, 85-year-old Smith is still the most sought-after actress among the stars of Harry Potter. Among her recent works, the TV series Downton Abbey, where Maggie Smith brilliantly embodied the image of a prim English lady, deserves special attention. The performance of the elderly actress will be the envy of many young actors.