What is life like for these actors and actresses ten years after the ‘Harry Potter’ series ended? After saving the Wizarding World, some of them continued in their acting career while others focused on their other interests. Scroll and see what celebrities like Evanna Lynch, Tom Felton, and Matthew Lewis are up to now!
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
Evanna Lynch admitted to missing “the validation of being in a giant film series” when asked about it in 2019. She’s also started a cruelty-free beauty line after being a vegan since 2015. She co-founded Kinder Beauty Box with Daniella Monet.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
The main character of the series, Daniel Radcliffe, openly shares as he struggles to detach his current image from the character. Hence, he chose a mature movie titled ‘Equus’ in 2007 and appeared in many theaters plays as well as dramatic-themed movies such as ‘The Woman in Black.’
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
The Essex-born boy continues his acting career in more shows and movies produced in Britain, namely a movie adapted from Agatha Christie’s ‘The ABC Murders’ and co-starring with Lindsay Lohan for ‘Sick Note.’ He admitted that he “didn’t really know what I wanted to do” after his role ended in ‘Harry Potter,’ but evidently, he keeps going forward!
Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
Harry Potter’s other half, Ginny Weasly’s actress, won the ‘Most Edgy Look’ Award in 2011. She also had her runway debut at London Fashion Week in the same year. She now has her own production company, BonBonLumière, where she writes and directs movies like ‘Know Thyself’ that stars Christian Coulson and ‘Medusa’s Ankles’ with Jason Isaacs.
Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
The Scottish actor began his acting career in 1983’s ‘Alfresco,’ working with the likes of Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson. His other prominent role was as Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in ‘Cracker,’ which ended in 2006.
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
Our Slytherin boy won two MTV Movie Awards for ‘Best Villain’ but couldn’t have been sweeter in real life. Tom Felton has continued to appear in notable movies as as ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Belle,’ and ‘The Flash.’ But did you guys know that he’s also a songwriter who sings his own song?!
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
‘Harry Potter’ was Hermione’s first professional gig in acting and after she finished the series, Hermione went to focus on her studies. She graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in English literature and has since been appearing in other more projects such as ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘Little Women.’
Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley)
Most of you probably realized that Harry Melling looked so fit in real life around the time ‘Deathly Hallows Part 1’ filming begun. Yep, he got into shape and almost lost his role, but they decided to use prosthetics! He’s also appeared in ‘The Lost City of Z’ and ‘His Dark Materials.’
Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan)
The 32-year-old Irish actor and started his career at the young age of 6 in a Tesco TV ad. His debut was in ‘This is My Father’ in 1998, where he starred with the likes of Aidan Quinn. He’s also just become a father earlier this year!
Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney)
Emma Thompson appeared in ‘Men in Black 3’ in 2012 as well as its spin-off in 2019. She also has a role in 2017’s Live-Action movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and then 2021’s Cruella.
Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle)
After his role in Harry Potter, the English actor has also been active in exploring MMA since 2016. He’s also appeared in 2018’s ‘Robin Hood’ with Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx.
Afshan Azad (Padma Patil)
The Manchester-born British actress has a degree in Journalism and Design from the University of Salford. She admitted to having auditioned “for fun” and didn’t think she’d get a role in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.’ She got married in 2018 and had just welcomed her first child in July.
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)
English actor Jason Isaacs starred as Michael D. Steele in ‘Black Hawk Down’ before he got his role as Draco’s father in ‘Harry Potter.’ Since then, he’s appeared in movies such as ‘Abduction’ in 2011 and ‘Mass’ this year.
Frank Dillane (Tom Riddle)
Frank scored the role for Henry Coffin in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ after his three-year gig in ‘Harry Potter.’ He graduated in 2013 from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with a degree in Acting.
James And Oliver Phelps (Fred And George Weasley)
The twin brothers are only 13 minutes apart, with Oliver being the older and has a mole on his neck. They’ve continued acting together in movies such as ‘Our Own Worst Enemy’ and ‘Last Night in Soho.’ Another difference between them is that Oliver is married to Katie Humpage.
Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)
Alfred has continued acting in theater plays such as ‘Broadchurch’ and ‘Sherlock.’ His latest notable work was his role as Wes in ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ for four seasons long.
Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley)
Many of you may have seen her splendid performance in ‘Killing Eve’ where she won the TV Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in the 2019 BAFTA. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award in the second season and again for Outstanding Supporting Actress for the third season.
Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
While Longbottom is always that awkward, magic plant nerd in the show, Matthew Lewis’s glow-up proved people wrong. He continued to act in movies such as ‘Me Before You’ then as a soldier for ‘Bluestone 42,’ a project he’s very much proud of.
Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall)
A long-time English actress, Maggie has appeared in 60 movies, received the title ‘Dame’ from Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 and Companion of Honour in 2014. She appeared in ‘The Lady in the Van’ in 2015 and then starred in the TV show ‘Downtown Abbey’ from 2010-2015.
Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
The versatile actress’ most recent work was as Eudoria Holmes in Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes.’ Before that, several of her notable roles were as the Red Queen in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and then as ‘Princess Margaret’ in ‘The Crown.’