Harry Potter: 20 Years Later: How the Original Cast Did Next

Alex Taylor
Entertainment reporter

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Rupert Grint, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe were the stars of this film franchise

Grab your sorting hats, Harry Potter’s Original Cast will Reunite on Screen to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.

According to HBO Max, the special titled Return to Hogwarts will air on January 1.

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe are the stars of this franchise. They will be joined by their cast mates at the reunion for a discussion about the films.

Their lives as children were changed by their roles in wizarding, Harry Potter (Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Hermione Granger), and Ron Weasley (Radcliffe). The big-screen version of JK Rowling’s immensely successful series of fantasy books for children was a huge success. This special event will not feature the author.

This announcement was made exactly twenty years ago, on the 20th anniversary of the original film’s release. Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released in cinemas on November 16, 2011.

While you are waiting for the acceptance letter from Hogwarts, two decades have passed since the young stars first appeared on the scene. Here’s what they and the rest of the cast were up to.

1. Harry Potter – Daniel Radcliffe

Radcliffe first appeared on screen as Harry Potter’s bespectacled protagonist at age 12.

Soon, he was synonymous with the role of “boy who lived”, and soon became the pivotal figure of the money-spinning franchise.

Radcliffe mocked his situation by portraying himself as a awkward, hormonal teenager superstar on Ricky Gervais’ Extras in 2006. Later, he took on bold roles both on screen and on the stage.

This includes starring in Peter Shaffer’s Equus West End 2007 production. He had to do some scenes without clothes and pretend sex with a horse.

“It’s an extraordinary part for a young actress. Richard E Grant, a fellow British actor and actor said that he was taking a huge risk with the 17-year-old.

Radcliffe starred in Kill Your Darlings and The Woman in Black after the 2011 Potter movie.

In 2015, he joined Shane Carruth’s ensemble screen cast for The Modern Ocean. He was also joined by Anne Hathaway & Keanu Reeves.

Since Harry Potter, the actor has largely shunned the A-list spotlight and taken up roles in films like Guns Akimbo, Victor Frankenstein, and the thriller Guns Akimbo.

2. Emma Watson – Hermione Granger

Emma Watson, the youngest member of the trio, was only 11 years old when Hermione Granger first starred onscreen as Hermione Granger.

She has had a varied career, including starring in Perks of Being a Wallflower (2019 film adaptation of Little Women), and playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast’s 2017 live-action remake.

Watson, however, has made headlines besides acting.

In 2009, she declared herself a “propernerd” and signed up to study English literature at Brown. Brown is an Ivy League college in the US.

Interview Magazine’s Watson said that she moved to compensate for her absences in school.

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Discussing student life as a global star with The Sunday Times, she said: “On the first day, I walked into the canteen and everyone went completely silent and turned around to look at me… I had to say to myself: ‘It’s OK, you can do this.'”

Following a year of filming Deathly Hallows the actress received her diploma in 2014.

She was a passionate activist. Her role as UN women’s ambassador for goodwill saw her name among Time Magazine’s top 100 influential people of 2015.

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Interview with British Vogue, 2019, She spoke out in defense of being single and against the “influx” of subliminal message that was placed upon women.

She denied reports last year that she planned to quit acting.

3. Rupert Grint- Ron Weasley

Grint’s portrayal of Ron, Ron the Rogue, was beloved by many. But the star has since largely shied away from film after the completion of Potter.

A 2011 appearance in the music video of Ed Sheeran’s Lego House marked a dramatic re-entry to public life. This was followed by roles in films such as Into the White (2015) and 2015’s Moonwalkers (2016).

Grint, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane also shared a prominent role in 2014 Broadway’s It’s Only A Play.

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But other than intermittent small roles in shows such as Snatch, the ABC murders and Servant, he has mainly focused on investing his savings in an extensive property portfolio, estimated to be worth £24m according to HELLO! magazine.

In addition to making headlines, the actor also revealed that he was now a father by posting an image with his newborn daughter. This also marked his Instagram debut.

He joked about himself as “Grinton the Gram” and said he was only 10 years late in joining the social media site.

4. Tom Felton – Draco Malfoy

Felton was the Hogwarts resident bully and he moved on to play the evil Dodge Landon in Planet of the Apes 2011.

His TV work has increased, with roles in Murder in the First, The Flash and Logan appearing on the YouTube original series Origin.

Felton also devotes time to music, another of his artistic passions. Felton was featured in James Arthur’s Empty Space video in 2018, and has since released many of his tracks, including the YoOHoO EP.

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She continues to love her Potter past at the age of 34.

Is this how school homecoming looks like? He wrote the following tweet:

5. Matthew Lewis – Neville Longbottom

Lewis is known for his role as Neville Longbottom (a clumsy and unsuspecting character) on television, film, theatre, and other roles.

Before appearing in BBC’s Happy Valley and Death in Paradise shows, he played a role in Me Before You (2016).

However, the Potter franchise continues to have a positive influence on Jones’ life. After meeting at the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando in Orlando in 2017, Jones and Jones became long-term partners.

Lewis has been acting since he was 32. He hosts a podcast with Jermaine Brookford, former Leeds United striker.

He posted the following reaction to the announcement of the reunion: “This New Years Day… We’re Putting the Band Back Together.”

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Source: BBC.com

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