IT’S been 20 years since the Harry Potter cast appeared in their first film as wizards in the world of Hogwarts.
The last film in the eight-movie series premiered a decade ago, in 2011.
The Harry Potter cast have stayed busy – with recent acting roles in films and TV series, weddings, and starting their own families.
What are the stars up to now that the decade-long franchise has wrapped up and they’re no longer using their wands to cast magic spells?
See what Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grant, and the others are up to today…
Daniel Radcliffe, 31, made his big break starring in the Harry Potter series.
In his days since he played “the boy who lived,” Radcliffe has stayed busy acting in a mix of TV series and movies.
Radcliffe acted as Prince Chauncley in the TV series Miracle Workers, and Igor in the 2015 movie Victor Frankenstein.
He recently reprised his role and read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – the first book in the series.
As series author J.K. Rowling faced backlash for comments that were slammed as transphobic last year, Radcliffe penned a letter apologizing to the community and saying: “trans women are women.
Emma Watson, 30, has kept herself busy starring in a number of movies since played the booksmart and quick-witted Hermione Granger.
She starred as Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Belle in the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast, and Meg March in Little Women (2019).
Watson has been an active feminist – and in 2014 was appointed a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador.
She made headlines in 2019 when she described herself as “self-partnered” – meaning she is committed to living happily without a romantic partner.
Watson joined co-star Radcliffe in slamming Rowling’s tweets that were dubbed “anti-trans” last summer.
“Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are,” Watson said.
Rupert Grint, 32, has started a family of his own since he played Ron, one of the seven Weasley kids in the Harry Potter series.
He and girlfriend Georgia Groome welcomed a baby girl in May of last year.
In November, he joined Instagram – amassing over a million followers within just hours of joining the app.
Since his days as a Weasley, Grint has appeared as Julian pearce in the TV series Servant, and Daniel Glass in the TV series Sick Note, among other roles.
Although he played Slytherin’s Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, Tom Felton, 33, has become a bit of a heartthrob in recent days.
Felton and his character became the center of “Draco-Tok” – a community of Harry Potter TikTok fans that made videos surrounding Draco Malfoy and creating their own narratives with him.
Since his days as a Slytherin, Felton has acted in movies including Risen (2016), Stratton (2017), and Ophelia (2018).
He smashed rumors that he and former co-star Watson were dating as he joined the dating app Raya.
Felton recently hosted an epic 19-year reunion with Radcliffe and Grant.
Alan Rickman was known for his role as the potions Professor Severus Snape.
Following his days as the head of the house of Slytherin, Rickman acted in the films gambit (2012), CBGB (2013) and voiced Absolem in the 2016 film Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Following a battle with pancreatic cancer, Rickman died in January 2016,
He won a number of awards throughout his life, including a Golden Globe in 1997, a Primetime Emmy in 1996, and a BAFTA in 1992.
Matthew Lewis, 31, has stayed busy acting and finding love since he played Neville Longbottom.
In recent years, he’s acted as Sgt. Drum Drummond in the TV series Ripper Street, and as Tom in the series Girlfriends.
He also starred as Tom in the 2020 film Baby Done.
In May 2018, he and wife Angela Jones tied the knot.
The duo don’t have any kids of their own, but often share fun snaps of their two dogs on Instagram.
Maggie Smith, 86, was a well-established actress before she played the intelligent Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter franchise.
Since her days at Hogwarts, she’s played in a mix of both films and TV shows.
Smith voiced Lady Blueberry in the 2011 animated film Gnomeo & Juliet, and acted as Muriel Donnelly in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and it’s sequel.
She also appeared as Violet Crawley in the hit TV Series Downton Abbey.
Since her days as the quirky Professor Sybil Trelawney, Emma Thompson, 61, has appeared in dozens of films.
Appearing alongside Watson, Thompson appeared in the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast as Mrs. Potts.
Thompson also acted in the movies Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Effie Gray (2014), and is working on the upcoming production, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
She recently blasted sex scene standards in the film industry, saying how she think it’s unfair women’s enjoyment of sex is portrayed.
Thompson also united with other stars just before Christmas, urging people to do a simple Covid symptom test before spending holidays with family.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter, 54, has had a busy schedule since her days as the twisted Bellatrix Lestrange.
Some of her most notable roles since her Harry Potter days include Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables (2012), Rose Weil in Ocean’s Eight (2018), and Eudoria Holmes in the film Enola Holmes (2020).
One of her best-known recent roles include Princess Margaret in the TV series The Crown.
Carter has spoken frequently about The Crown – and joked about selling props from the set.
She also recently said “it’s our duty” to tell viewers the show is fiction – not fact.
In December, it was revealed by People that Carter and husband Tim Burton split after 13 years of marriage.
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