Here’s Where the Harry Potter Cast Is Now, And What They’re Doing Today

Suppose you’re watching all eight Harry Potter movies in order. You’re probably in the middle of a binder full of memories. Because those films span ten years, from 2001 to 2011, in addition to being based on J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed Harry Potter book series. One in which the characters you learned to love grew up along with you. We created a list of what the key cast members are doing now so you can catch up on what they’re up to since leaving Hogwarts. Spoiler alert: A Golden Trio member is expecting a child!

Daniel Radcliffe

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Character Played: Harry Potter

Age: 30

Radcliffe created the character of our adored child wizard with the lightning scar beginning at 11. The actor now plays characters that are very different from those of the Boy Who Lived. He appeared on Broadway in the dramedy Endgame in 2020 and will also appear in the Netflix special for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Rupert Grint

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Character Played: Ron Weasley

Age: 31

The much-appreciated excellent news that Grint and his longtime partner, actress Georgia Groome, were expecting their first child was revealed to Potterheads in April. Currently, Servant on Apple TV+ stars the actor.

Emma Watson

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Character Played: Hermione Granger

Age: 30

Emma Watson earned her degree from Brown University in 2014, starred in Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed movie Little Women in 2019. She is a fervent advocate for women’s rights and a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. And in November of last year, she vowed to be “self-partnered.”

Robbie Coltrane

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Played a role as: Rubeus Hagrid

Age: 70

Coltrane is speculated to return to the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts 3 as the gentle giant.

Maggie Smith

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

played the role of Professor McGonagall

Age: 85

Smith appeared in the wildly popular Downton Abbey series in the years following the conclusion of the Harry Potter series. The renowned actress, however, can also be seen in movies like Sister Act, The Lady in the Van, and California Suite.

Tom Felton

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first movie

played the role of Draco Malfoy

Age: 32

With pictures of his dog Willow and the occasional reunion with fellow Potter cast members like Emma Watson, Matthew Lewis, and Bonnie Wright, Felton now keeps his almost 6 million Instagram followers engaged. Later this year, he will also appear in the independent comedy Braking for Whales.

Matthew Lewis

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Age: 30

Lewis, who spent ten years portraying the awkward, bumbling Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, stunned viewers in 2015 with his shirtless Attitude magazine cover. The prize for the best cast turnaround? I’d say this individual.

Harry Melling

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Character Played: Dudley Dursley

Age: 31

Melling, who portrayed Harry’s spoiled, egotistical cousin, can be seen in the 2018 Western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix. On HBO’s His Dark Materials, he also makes a surprise appearance.

Evanna Lynch

First Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Character Played: Luna Lovegood

Age: 28

Additionally, keep looking for photos of the cast reunion on Lynch’s Instagram page. In November, the actress shared a photo from Rhode Island Comic-Con with Bonnie Wright (Ginny), James, and Oliver Phelps (George and Fred). In June, along with Felton and the Phelps, Lynch dedicated the brand-new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure rollercoaster at Universal Orlando.

Alfred Enoch

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first movie

played the role of Dean Thomas

Age: 31

The final season of the ABC criminal thriller How to Get Away With Murder, which stars Viola Davis in the title role, currently has the former Gryffindor as a star.

Devon Murray

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first movie

Played role: Seamus Finnigan

Age: 31

Murray, who once portrayed the explosive Finnegan, may be found on Instagram as @devonmurrayofficial. His resume states: “For ten years of my life, I acted as Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter series. I now spend my days with horses, The Foolish Irish Guy Who Kept Blowing Up.” It sounds like an excellent way to live.

Ralph Fiennes

First Film: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Character Played: Voldemort, Tom Riddle

Age: 57

Before and after his appearances in the Harry Potter movies, the Tony Award-winning Fiennes had an illustrious career. (Consider the films Maid in Manhattan, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Schindler’s List.)

Michael Gambon

First Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

played the role of Albus Dumbledore

Age: 79

Gambon stepped into the famous character of Albus Dumbledore after Richard Harris’ passing. In the 2019 film Judy, he played the lead role that won Renée Zellweger an Oscar.

Helena Bonham Carter

First Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Character Played: Bellatrix Lestrange

Age: 53

In a ten-year career, Carter’s most well-regarded performance was as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown.

David Thewlis

First Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Character Played: Remus Lupin

Age: 57

With his involvement in 2017’s Wonder Woman, Thewlis contributed to another big-budget movie. Additionally, he appeared in Fargo, season 3 on FX.

Gary Oldman

First Film: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

played the role of Sirius Black

Age: 62

Oldman’s remarkable performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour earned him his first Oscar in 2017.

Robert Pattinson

First Film: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

played the role of Cedric Diggory

Age: 33

Like Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, Pattinson became the pinnacle of teen heartthrob fame, as we all know. In 2021, the actor will play Batman.

Bonnie Wright

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Played a role as Ginny Weasley

Age: 29

Wright claimed that in April, she learned through pals that she would kiss Radcliffe’s, Harry Potter. We were all reading it, but they read it more quickly than I did. They didn’t tell me this, but they said, “Wait until you come to this page.” Since then, Wright has transitioned to a career as a screenwriter and director in front of the camera.

Julie Walters

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Age: 70

After beating colon cancer, the two-time Oscar nominee said in February that she would be reducing the number of roles she takes on. “I had two significant television programs and two pictures that were due. And I wasn’t required to accomplish any of it. And that was great,” she said, according to Deadline. The Secret Garden, a movie coming out in 2020, stars Walters and Colin Firth.

James and Oliver Phelps

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Played roles were Fred and George Weasley.

Age: 34

The brothers continued their close ties to the Harry Potter universe by attending Rhode Island Comic-Con in November and launching Universal’s brand-new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride in June.

Mark Williams

First Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Age: 60

Williams now plays a World War 11 who solves murders in his town on the British program Father Brown.

Imelda Staunton

First Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Age: 64

The conclusion of Netflix’s The Crown’s fifth season was formally confirmed in January. And who is portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the lead role? Nobody else but Staunton.

Alan Rickman

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Played the role of Severus Snape.

After battling cancer, the adored British actor passed away in 2016 at 69. At the time, Rowling wrote, “There are no words to describe how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. “He was a lovely man and a magnificent performer.

Richard Griffiths

First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Character Played: Vernon Dursley

Griffiths passed away in 2013 at the age of 65. Back then, Radcliffe stated, “In two of my career’s pivotal moments, Richard was by my side. Being his friend made me proud.”

Richard Harris


First Film: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

played the role of Albus Dumbledore

Before his passing in 2002 at 72, Harris served as the first Dumbledore in the series, appearing in the first two movies.

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