20 years ago, the first Harry Potter movie was released, and the world has been captivated by the wizarding world ever since. We’ve followed Harry and his friends through thick and thin, and now, some of the original cast members are reuniting for an HBO Max special.
So, grab your wand and your Hogwarts robes, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane with the stars of Harry Potter!
It’s been nearly 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit theaters, and the cast has come a long way since then. But they’ll always have a special place in our hearts for their roles in the wizarding world.
Now, many of them are reuniting for an HBO Max special, Leigh Bardugo’s Nine Lives. The fantasy author brought together some of her favorite actors from Harry Potter for a table read of the first chapter of her new book. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) all participated in the special event.
The Cast of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter film series made household names out of its young stars. The movies followed the book series closely, and as the characters aged, the actors who played them grew up before our eyes.
The child actors who played Harry, Ron, and Hermione have all gone on to have successful careers, and some have even won awards for their work in other films and TV shows.
Here’s what the cast of Harry Potter looks like now:
The actor who played Harry Potter himself is now 30 years old. He’s continued to act steadily since the end of the Potter films, appearing in a variety of movies and TV shows. He also starred in a Broadway production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” In recent years, Radcliffe has spoken openly about his struggles with alcohol addiction and anxiety.
Ron Weasley was played by Rupert Grint, who is now 32 years old. After the Potter films ended, Grint took on a variety of roles in movies and TV shows. He also did some voice work for the video game “LEGO Dimensions.” In 2017, Grint welcomed a baby girl with his girlfriend, Georgia Groome.
Hermione Granger was played by Emma Watson, who is now 29 years old. Watson has continued her acting career since the end of Harry Potter, appearing in such films as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Beauty and the Beast.” She also graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in English literature. Watson is an active feminist campaigner and frequently speaks about gender equality issues.
The Characters of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter series is a global phenomenon that has spawned eight movies, numerous stage plays, and theme park attractions. The story of The Boy Who Lived has captured the imaginations of readers and viewers for more than two decades, and the franchise shows no signs of slowing down.
One of the reasons for Harry Potter’s enduring popularity is the rich cast of characters that J.K. Rowling created. From the titular hero to his arch-nemesis Voldemort, each character is distinct and unforgettable. Here’s a look at some of the most iconic characters from the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter – The Boy Who Lived is the main character and protagonist of the series. He is a wizard who defeats the evil Lord Voldemort and brings peace to the wizarding world.
Ron Weasley – Ron is Harry’s best friend and sidekick. He comes from a poor wizarding family, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the coolest wizards around.
Hermione Granger – Hermione is another one of Harry’s best friends. She is a Muggle-born witch who is extremely intelligent and fiercely loyal to her friends.
Sirius Black – Sirius is Harry’s godfather and an escaped convict from Azkaban prison. He helps Harry in his fight against Voldemort and sacrifices his own life to save Harry.
Rubeus Hagrid – Hagrid is the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He discovers Harry on Price Street and brings him to Hogwarts where he enrolls him in school.
The World of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter series follows the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, as he navigates his way through life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, battles the evil Lord Voldemort, and tries to uncover the truth about his family. The series spans seven books and eight movies, and it has captivated legions of fans around the world.
The first book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” released in 1997. The last book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” published in 2007. TheSE movies released between 2001 and 2011.
While many of the actors who starred in the Harry Potter movies have gone on to have successful careers, some have struggled to find work since leaving Hogwarts behind. Here’s a look at what some of the stars of Harry Potter are doing now.
The Magic of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter franchise has been a global phenomenon for over two decades. The films, based on J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series, followed the adventures of young wizard Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) as they navigated their way through life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, battled the evil Lord Voldemort, and ultimately saved the wizarding world.
While the Harry Potter films are undoubtedly magical, it’s the stars that bring them to life. In honor of the upcoming HBO Max reunion special, “A Celebration of the Magic of Harry Potter,”. Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite ‘Harry Potter stars, from ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ to today.
The Legacy of Harry Potter
For nearly two decades, the Harry Potter franchise has delighted and inspired legions of fans around the world. Based on the best-selling book series by British author J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter movies follow the adventures of young wizard Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint). As they confront evil forces seeking to defeat them and take over the wizarding world.
The success of the Harry Potter franchise has catapulted its stars to international fame. On May 25th, 2021, many of them will reunite for an HBO Max special called A Celebration of Harry Potter. The special will feature interviews with Radcliffe, Watson, Grint, and other cast members, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen clips from the Harry Potter movies.
For those who can’t wait to see their favorite Harry Potter stars back together again, here’s a look at what the cast has been up to since the last Harry Potter movie was released in 2011.
The Future of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter story has been told for nearly two decades, and with the franchise’s recent move to HBO Max, it’s time to take a look at the future of the Wizarding World.
As fans know, the Harry Potter films were originally adapted from J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series. The films followed Harry (played by Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson). As they attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, made life-long friends (and enemies), and fought Lord Voldemort.
While the original eight films concluded with Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011. There have been numerous spin-offs since then. In 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them released, with subsequent sequels following in 2018 and 2020. The franchise has also spawned a successful stage play (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), as well as a number of books and short stories set in the Wizarding World.
With such a rich history, it’s no surprise that fans are eagerly anticipating what comes next for Harry Potter. Here are some of the most exciting upcoming projects:
· HBO Max is currently working on a new series set in the Wizarding World. Which will focus on “unprecedented new stories” unrelated to any existing storylines.
· Fantastic Beasts 3 is set to be released in 2022, with cast members Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp all returning for the third installment.
· Harry Potter and the Cursed Child expected to make its Broadway debut in 2023. The Tony Award-winning play has already been hugely successful in London’s West End, and tickets for the Broadway run are sure to be in high demand.
· And finally, fans can look forward to another reunion of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. But this time, it will be for an unspecified project for HBO Max! No details released about this mysterious project yet… but we’ll be sure to keep you updated!
As the Harry Potter series comes to a close, we take a look back at the actors who brought our favorite characters to life. We’ve seen them grow up on screen and now they’re all grown up in real life! It’s been an amazing journey and we can’t wait to see what they do next.