Age takes its toll! How the actors in "Harry Potter" have changed 22 years later. Photos then and now
In November 2001, the first part of the movie about the "boy who lived" - "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" - was released. The iconic franchise about Hogwarts students who not only learn spells and brew potions, but also confront the great evil in the form of Lord Voldemort and his marauding entourage, is still one of the most beloved and well-known among audiences around the world. And the performers of the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters are known and adored in literally every corner of the world.
OBOZREVATEL decided to tell and show how the actors of the legendary film by Joan Rowling changed 22 years after the release of "The Philosopher's Stone". Unfortunately, many of them are no longer alive. Thus, public favorite Robbie Coltrane, who played the role of Hagrid, passed away at the age of 72 last October, and the death of Alan Rickman, who embodied the on-screen teacher of Potions and Defense Against the Dark Arts Severus Snape, in 2016 was a big blow to fans of the franchise and everyone involved in it.
- How the child actors from the Harry Potter films have changed:
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Young Daniel Radcliffe's ingenious reincarnation as Harry Potter made him the highest-paid actor of the decade in 2009 and landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. The wizard wearing round glasses with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead remains one of the most popular characters in the world, as well as the most recognizable role in the actor's career. However, Radcliffe has starred in many places, and most of these projects are quite successful, so the filmmaker has certainly not been held hostage to one role, no matter how much fans associate him with Harry. Like many popular actors in his childhood, Dan went through problems with alcohol. Fortunately, he was able to recover from his addiction. However, last April, the artist stunned the public by announcing the end of his acting career.
Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
The red-haired friend of Harry Potter, played by Rupert Grint, is loved by the audience no less than the main character. The role of Ron Weasley in the actor's career was the most successful and significant, although after the end of the franchise he appeared in many places.
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
The smart and beautiful Hermione is very much like the actress who played her. Emma Watson is now one of the most popular and successful British movie stars. Her filmography includes starring roles in such famous films as "It's Good to Be Quiet", "Colony of Dignidad", "Beauty and the Beast", "Sphere", "Little Women" and others.
Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy
If we are already talking about the hostages of one role, it is definitely about Tom Felton. However, the actor himself does not mind this status, because he is one of the main fans of "Potteriana".
Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory
Well, this actor needs no introduction. Although Pattinson played only one part of Harry Potter, his tragic death made (and still makes) more than one fan of the movie cry. Robert also rose to fame as the main movie vampire of our century, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies. In addition, he played major roles in other equally famous films: "Batman", "Tenet", "Remember Me", "Water for Elephants" and others.
Bonnie Raitt as Ginny Weasley
Bonnie Wright left her acting career to direct, studied at the University of Arts in London, opened her own film company BonBonLumiere and has already made four short films.
Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
You've probably heard how much the actor has transformed since the last part of the franchise. But what few people know is that Lewis was forbidden to change his appearance during the filming of the movies under the terms of his contract. However, the bumbling chubby guy who shows his guts in the finale was beloved by the audience in this very image.
- How the adult actors from the Harry Potter movies have changed:
Gary Oldman as Sirius Black
Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore
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