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Harry Potter Stars – Then and Now

Neville Longbottom is all grown up now isn’t he? Ahem.


If you’ve grown up with the Harry Potter series in your life, it’s more than likely you’re a fully fledged ‘Potterhead’ – and whether you’re a Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Gryffindor (Go, Go Gryffindor!), you just can’t get enough of the magic. Take a look at how the Harry Potter stars have changed over the years…

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter – Then

The Man himself – Harry Potter. Radcliffe was asked to audition for the role of Harry Potter by the film’s producer, David Heyman, after watching Daniel in a BBC adaptation of David Copperfield. Because of the demands of filming Harry Potter, Radcliffe eventually had to receive his education through on-site tutors.

Daniel Radcliffe – Now

After finishing the Harry Potter series (cry) Radcliffe has found that many people can’t separate him from the character of Harry Potter. I mean, there’s worse things to be than ‘The Boy Who Lived’ isn’t there? But Radcliffe has still landed himself some high-profile roles including HornsFrankenstein, and Now You See Me 2.

Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley – Then

Anyone else have a crush on Ron Weasley when they were younger? No…? Just me…? When Rupert Grint was younger, his dream was to become an Ice Cream Man. Before Harry Potter, Rupert had never acted professionally. He saw the advertisement for the open casting, and sent in a video of him rapping about how he would like the role. The rest is history.

Rupert Grint – Now

Remember the film Thunderpants? This was Grint’s first role away from the Harry Potter franchise, where he played a young astronaut who blasts off into space using his farts. Yeah, farts. Since finishing the filming of Harry Potter, Grint has starred in films such as Wild Target and Drummer, as well as making many guest appearances on TV shows.

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger – Then

“It’s LeviOsa..not LeviosA!” Our favorite brainbox was born in Paris and lived there until she moved to Oxfordshire, UK, when she was five years old. Watson began taking acting classes, and was scouted for the Harry Potter films through her teacher. There’s no denying she’s become one of the most famous – and looks the most different…


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