Reunited in the special show Back to Hogwarts, the actors of Harry Potter celebrated the 20 years of the saga. What have they become since their appearance in this cult franchise?
The special Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts program celebrated the 20 years of the fantastic saga but also brought together part of the large cast who brought the adventures of the famous wizard to life. Among those present on the show, here is what they have become.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
After the success of the Harry Potter saga, Daniel Radcliffe broke his image as a wizard by trying out different registers. We saw him in The Lady in Black, Doctor Frankenstein and Elusive 2. The British actor also shot for Alexandre Aja in Horns and brilliantly illustrated himself in a hilarious role in Swiss Army Man. Even if he never found the success of the fantastic saga that made him known, Daniel Radcliffe remains a jack of all trades and thrives as much in the theater as in the cinema and on the small screen, in Miracle Workers. especially. He was recently seen in Guns Akimbo and Escape from Pretoria and he will be starring in Secret of the Lost City with Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock this year.
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
After the Harry Potter experience, which made her known and grew, Emma Watson distinguished herself in a few films at the cinema while continuing her university studies. She distinguished herself in Charlie’s World, starred for Sofia Coppola in The Bling Ring and collaborated with Darren Aronofsky and Alejandro Amenábar. But it was with the role of Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, a new live-action version of the Disney classic, that she found great success. If the actress is rare on the big screen, it is because she is a woman very committed to the education of children and the rights of women. Rumors were that Emma Watson was going to end her career, but apparently it wasn’t. Her latest role is that of Meg March in Greta Gerwig’s Daughters of Doctor March.
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
Tom Felton was the oldest among his playmates and already had experience as an actor. After Harry Potter, he appeared in blockbusters like Planet of the Apes: The Origins and more independent films. The actor also worked with Fabrice du Welz in Message from the King alongside Chadwick Boseman and Alfred Molina. He also had a recurring role in the DC series The Flash. Recently, we saw him in the landmark movie The Battle of the Scheldt on Netflix.
Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
Matthew Lewis’ career after his participation in the Harry Potter adventure never really took off. Two landmark films stand out in his filmography: Avant toi by Thea Sharrock and Terminal by Vaughn Stein. The interpreter of Neville Longbottom is illustrated especially in British series, such as All Creatures Great and Small.
Bonnie Wright (Ginnie Weasley)
Bonnie Wright did not pursue a great film career. We saw it in a few films after Harry Potter but the interpreter of Ginnie Weasley has mainly focused on his ecological and charitable commitments.
Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)
After Harry Potter, Alfred Enoch distinguished himself above all in the theater and on television. From 2014 to 2020, he played a major role in the How To Get Away With Murder series alongside Viola Davis. Recently, we saw it in the SF Foundation series on Apple TV +.
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
Evanna Lynch’s acting career never really took off after Harry Potter. She has distinguished herself in a few films and series, but above all in plays. The young woman mainly focused on her charitable commitments for animal rights, but also for LGBTQA + and feminist causes. The former Luna Lovegood performer even became an entrepreneur with her own vegan podcast site.
Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)
We no longer need to introduce Gary Oldman and the actor has slipped easily into the role of Sirius Black, the godfather of Harry Potter. Since the end of the saga, the actor has not been idle and we recently saw him in Mank by David Fincher and in The Woman at the Window by Joe Wright.
Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
Helena Bonham Carter was one of the prestigious actors with a beautiful and long career that surrounded the young actors in the Harry Potter saga. After having played Bellatrix Lestrange, the actress has distinguished herself as much on the big as on the small screen. Among his most recent projects are the film Enola Holmes and the series The Crown.
Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort)
The great Ralph Fiennes who played Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter’s nemesis, has some great films in his career. After the fantastic saga, he notably shot for the Cohen brothers and Wes Anderson and mainly played the role of M in the recent films of James Bond. He was also recently in Die Can Wait and we also saw him in The King’s Man: First Mission.
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)
If the filmography of the interpreter of Lucius Malfoy was well filled before Harry Potter, it is just as much after the saga. The actor Jason Isaacs has distinguished himself in many films but also in notable series, such as The OA, Star Trek: Discovery or Sex Education.
Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
Robbie Coltrane’s career ran out of steam after the Harry Potter adventure. The singer Rubeus Hagrid lent his voice to the animated film Rebel and was seen in High Expectations by Mike Newell and Effie Gray by Richard Laxton, which is his last appearance on the big screen in 2013.
Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)
After Harry Potter, Mark Williams did not turn much. The one who played Arthur Weasley, father of a large family and wizard fascinated by the Muggle world, has mainly continued his career on British television and in particular in the series Father Brown in which he has played the main role since 2013.
James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley)
James and Oliver Phelps, the cast of the incorrigible Weasley twins, had a few small roles in TV movies and short films after Harry Potter but mostly focused on their personal lives. Oliver has also had his own sales site for a few years. But the twins were recently seen on the big screen in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho.