This Is What All the Kids From "Harry Potter" Look Like Now
Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their Hogwarts buddies are now in their 30s.
The Harry Potter movie cast is huge. With its eight installments set in a school full of young witches and wizards, there are students, parents, teachers, muggles, Death Eaters… the list goes on and on. It's been almost 10 years since the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, came out, and the kids from Harry Potter have mostly gone their separate ways. While some of the young actors have stayed in the public eye, like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, a few of them live quieter lives now. Most of the Harry Potter kids are in their 30s now, and some have started new careers entirely, while others have a few kids themselves!
So, it's time to check in. Read on to see what 21 of the child and teen actors from Harry Potter are up to now.
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Then: Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Of course, we have to start with Harry Potter himself. Radcliffe was only 11 years old when he was cast in the first film and became forever known as "The Boy Who Lived."
Now: Daniel Radcliffe
Radcliffe continued acting following Harry Potter. He starred in the films Kill Your Darling, Swiss Army Man, and Now You See Me 2. He also took to the stage, starring in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway, among other theater roles in New York and London. As for his personal life, he's in a longterm relationship with partner Erin Darke.
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Then: Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
In the Harry Potter movies, Watson played Harry's best friend, the genius muggle-born Hermoine Granger.
Now: Emma Watson
Watson has also continued to act. Post-Potter, she starred in the movies The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, Little Women, and as Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. Watson is also a feminist activist and is a UN Women Goodwill ambassador. She has been dating Leo Robinton since 2019.
Then: Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
Harry's other best friend—and Hermione's eventual love interest—Ron Weasley, was played by Rupert Grint.
Now: Rupert Grint
Grint has taken on a number of TV roles since his time playing Ron. He currently stars on the Apple TV+ series Servant, and was also on the series Snatch and Sick Note. Grint and his partner, actor Georgia Groome, have been together for 10 years. They welcomed a baby together in May 2020.
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Then: Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy
Tom Felton took on the role of Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter's Slytherin nemesis.
Now: Tom Felton
Soon after the final Harry Potter movie, Felton appeared in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and went on to have roles in the movie Belle and the TV series The Flash, among other projects. Felton also directed a TV documentary about Harry Potter fans in 2015 called Tom Felton Meets the Superfans.
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Then: Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
Bonnie Wright appeared as Ginny Weasley in all of the Harry Potter movies, having a particularly large role in the second film, Chamber of Secrets, and eventually becoming Harry's love interest.
Now: Bonnie Wright
Wright has appeared in a few movies since playing Ginny, including The Sea, After the Dark, and Before I Sleep. During the final Harry Potter movies, she studied film at the London College of Communication and has since directed several short films.
Then: Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
Matthew Lewis played Neville Longbottom in all eight Harry Potter films. The character starts out shy and lacking confidence, but plays a bigger role as the story goes on.
Now: Matthew Lewis
Lewis has acted in movies, on TV, and on stage since playing Neville. Some of his roles include series The Syndicate, Bluestone 42, and Ripper Street. He also inspired the term "Longbottoming" since fans were impressed with how well he grew up. Lewis got married to Angela Jones in 2018.
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Then: Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood
Evanna Lynch's character Luna Lovegood was introduced in the fifth Harry Potter movie, Order of the Phoenix, as a new, eccentric Ravenclaw friend of the group.
Now: Evanna Lynch
Lynch has appeared in the movies GBF, My Name Is Emily, and Madness in the Method. She also works as an advocate for veganism and animal rights, including co-founding a vegan beauty subscription box and co-hosting a podcast called The ChickPeeps.
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Then: Alfred Enoch as Dean Thomas
Alfred Enoch played Dean Thomas, another of Harry's Gryffindor buddies, but more of a secondary character.
Now: Alfred Enoch
Aside from Harry Potter, Enoch is best known for starring as Wes on the hit ABC series How to Get Away With Murder during its first three seasons. Enoch has also had some smaller TV roles and acted on stage following his time playing Dean.
Then: Devon Murray as Seamus Finnigan
Another character on the same level as Dean was his friend Seamus Finnigan, known for being disruptive and accidentally causing explosions in class.
Now: Devon Murray
Seamus was played by Devon Murray. While the Irish actor doesn't have any new acting credits to his name since Harry Potter, he was one of the few child actors who actually had some experience before making the films. In 1999, Murray played Middle Malachy in the adaptation of Angela's Ashes. Murray and his partner Shannon McCaffrey welcomed a baby in Jan. 2021.
Then: Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley
Harry's bully cousin was played by Harry Melling. Unfortunately for Melling, he didn't get to take part in the Hogwarts scenes or hang out with all the other young actors.
Now: Harry Melling
As an adult actor, Melling has taken on a variety of roles in films including The Lost City of Z, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Old Guard, and The Devil All the Time, the latter of which also starred fellow Harry Potter actor Robert Pattinson. He also recently appeared on the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit.
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Then: Katie Leung as Cho Chang
Cho Chang first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She's Harry's crush and a member of Ravenclaw House.
Now: Katie Leung
Cho is played by Scottish actor Katie Leung, who appeared in two more movies after Harry Potter, T2 Trainspotting and The Foreigner, and has had several TV roles. She has also acted on stage in plays like Wild Swans and Snow in Midsummer.
Then: James and Oliver Phelps as Fred and George Weasley
Ron Weasley's twin brothers were played by real life twins Oliver and James Phelps. Fred (James) and George (Oliver) are always planning pranks, and after leaving Hogwarts, they open a their own joke shop called Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes.
Now: Oliver and James Phelps
The Phelps brothers have had a few more acting roles, some together and some separately. They both appeared in the TV movie Danny and the Human Zoo and on the series The Worst Witch. Oliver and James currently host a podcast called Normal, Not Normal.
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Then: Afshan Azad as Padma Patil
From the fourth movie onward, Afshan Azad played Padma Patil, the twin sister of Parvati Patil and a member of Ravenclaw House. Padma attends the Yule Ball with Ron. (In Prisoner of Azkaban, a character thought to be Padma, but credited as "Girl #2" was briefly played by Sharon Sandhu.)
Now: Afshan Azad
After the movies, Azad turned her attention toward modeling and is represented by BMA Models. She's also popular on Instagram and has a lifestyle and fashion focused YouTube channel. She married Nabil Kazi in 2017.
Then: Shefali Chowdhury as Parvati Patil
Padma's twin, Parvati, was played by Shefali Chowdhury from Goblet of Fire onward. In Prisoner of Azkaban, she was played by Sitara Shah. Parvati attends the Yule Ball with Harry and is a member of Gryffindor House.
Now: Shefali Chowdhury
Post-Potter, Chowdhury has acted in a few short films, most recently in 2019's Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams). But unlike her co-stars, there isn't much other information about her publicly available. (Hence why this photo is from 2007.)
Then: Jessie Cave as Lavender Brown
Jessie Cave began playing Gryffindor student Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Two other actors, Jennifer Smith and Kathleen Cauley, played Lavender in the earlier films in non-speaking background parts.
Now: Jessie Cave
Cave has had a varied career since playing Lavender Brown. She continued to act, including on the series Black Mirror, Call the Midwife, Glue, and Trollied. She is also a comedian, and had a comedy show called Sunrise. And she's a cartoonist, selling her work online. On top of all that, Cave wrote a soon-to-be-released novel titled Sunset and she hosts a podcast with her sister, Bebe Cave, called We Can't Talk About That Right Now. Cave has three children with her partner, comedian Alfie Brown, the youngest of whom just recently battled COVID.
Then: Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory
Cedric Diggory is a Hufflepuff, who participates in the Triwizard Tournament, dates Cho Chang, and meets a tragic end in Goblet of Fire.
Now: Robert Pattinson
Cedric was, of course, played by Robert Pattinson, who went on to have a huge career after getting his start in the Harry Potter movies. Post-Goblet of Fire, he starred in the Twilight franchise, which made him wildly popular. Since then, he's starred in a wide array of smaller films, and is now about to star in blockbusters again with 2020's Tenet and the upcoming movie The Batman.
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Then: Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour
Fleur Delacour was another new character introduced in Goblet of Fire. She participates in the Triwizard Tournament as the representative for her school, Beauxbatons. Fleur ends up marrying Ron's older brother, Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleason, who appears in a small part in the final two movies).
Now: Clémence Poésy
Fleur was played by French actor Clémence Poésy, and while her character was a teenager, Poésy was 23 when Goblet of Fire was released. Since then, Poésy has acted in many big film and TV projects including In Bruges, 127 Hours, and Gossip Girl. One of her recent roles was in Tenet with her Goblet of Fire co-star Pattinson. In 2019, it was reported that Poésy was pregnant with her second child, but for the most part she keeps her personal life private.
Then: Stanislav Yanevski as Viktor Krum
Viktor Krum is the Triwizard participant from the school Durmstrang. He's also a love interest for Hermione.
Now: Stanislav Yanevski
Similar to Poésy, Stanislav Yanevski was already 20 when he joined the franchise, so he's not exactly a "Harry Potter kid" even though he played a wizarding school student. Yanevski has a few other acting credits to his name, including the horror movie Hostel: Part II. The Bulgarian actor also spends a lot of time working out, and posts all about it on Instagram.
Then: Freddie Stroma as Cormac McLaggen
Cormac McLaggen is introduced in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as a Gryffindor, who is part of the Slug Club and who Hermione is briefly interested in as a way to make Ron jealous.
Now: Freddie Stroma
The actor who played Cormac, Freddie Stroma, starred on the TV series Unreal and also appeared in Pitch Perfect. Recently, he played Prince Friedrich on the Netflix series Bridgerton. Stroma is married to his Unreal co-star Johanna Braddy.
Then: Sean Biggerstaff as Oliver Wood
Oliver Wood appeared in the first two Harry Potter movies and had a cameo in the final one. He is the captain of the Gryffindor quidditch team when Harry first joins.
Now: Sean Biggerstaff
Sean Biggerstaff, who played Oliver Wood, hasn't had a ton of roles since the final film was released, but he has had some parts on screen and in theater. He was also recently part of a viral TikTok video, when his girlfriend, Aylish McFarlane, posted about dating her childhood Harry Potter crush.
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