17 Harry Potter Actors Then and Now (#1 is a Shocker)

Harry Potter and its franchise are one of the most successful series of books and movies in the world. The film and book introduce the people to a whole new world. It brought wizards and witchcraft to the mainstream world and everybody seemed to receive them with open arms. Fans, kids, teens, and adults alike swooned over the characters and watched them grow up right before their very eyes. Wonder what they look like now? Read on to find out.

17. Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum)

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Stanislav Yanevski popularly known as Stanislav Ianevski is a Bulgarian actor and is well known for playing Viktor Krum in the installment Goblet of Fire. He played a Quidditch master from a rival school and fell in love with Hermione Granger. He even tried to take her with him to Bulgaria, unfortunately, he failed. He continued his acting career and even appeared in the horror film Hostel II. And just look how muscular he’s become.

16. Katie Leung (Cho Chang)

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The Scottish-Chinese TV and stage actress played Harry’s first love interest. She has always been a beauty but she continues to look better as she ages. Aside from acting, her other interests include painting and photography which brought her to study Art and Design at the University of the Arts in London. She has grown up to be a very tasteful woman.

15. Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)

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Sean Biggerstaff is a Scottish actor, comedian, and musician. He portrayed Oliver Wood, who was the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. He appeared on the first, second, and eighth installment of the franchise. After the franchise, he continued acting in TV, film, and radio plays.

14. Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour)

clemence poesyThe french actress and fashion model played Fleur Delacour, who is Bill Weasley’s (Ron’s older brother) girlfriend then wife. Even before joining Harry Potter she has already been acting. She started acting on stage as a child then went on to TV and film appearances and some modelling on the side.

13.  Jessica “Jessie” Cave (Lavender Brown)

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Jessie Cave is an English actress, comedienne, and cartoonist. She played Lavender Brown, a Gryffindor student who becomes Ron’s first girlfriend for several months as he relishes the opportunity to make Hermione jealous and prove that he can kiss people whenever he wants. She continues to act and even published a book of cartoons and releases comedy sketches online.

12. James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley)james and oliver phelps

James and Oliver Phelps are British identical twin actors. They played Ron’s older brothers, Fred and George Weasley who most of the time picks on him. They were known as the tricksters on the film but they’re actually quite nice in person. But now we know they’re not actually redheads. After the franchise, they continued they’re acting career and even gave to charities.

11. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

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Prior to his acting stint in the franchise, he had already been acting in commercials since he was 8 and movies since he was 10 so he was sort of a veteran amongst the cast. He played the loved to be hated villain in the franchise and continued to score other movie roles after it ended. He even released some of his original songs.

10. Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)rupert grint

Before being cast as Ron Weasley, this red head only acted in school plays and his local theater group. He was also active on both, on screen and on stage, even during the filming of the franchise and after it. That’s how much he loves acting. There’s definitely no downtime for this simple and easy going redhead.

9. Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley)

harry mellingHarry Edward Melling played Dudley Dursley, Harry’s evil and chubby cousin who was a huge brat. He obviously lost all those baby fat and turned out to be a fine, young man. He’s almost unrecognizable because of all the weight he lost. He continued to act after the installment and appeared on TV, stage and films.

8. Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory)robert pattinson

Robert Douglas Pattinson, an English actor, model, musician, and producer. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in the Goblet of Fire his character unfortunately died. His breakthrough role came when he played the lead male role in the film adaptation of the Twilight novels. He also composes and plays his own music and continues to act.

7. Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)evanna lynch

Evanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress and model. She played Luna Lovegood, a Ravenclaw student one year younger than Harry described as having straggly waist-length dirty blond hair, grey eyes, and a “permanently surprised look”. After the franchise, she continued acting, modelling, and even designs her own fashion accessories.

6. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)daniel radcliffe

Little Harry is all grown up. The cute and innocent little boy turned into a handsome young man. After graduating from the Harry Potter franchise, he was cast into several interesting and mature roles. He also branched out to stage acting in Broadway and London. He didn’t keep all his earnings to himself but also donated to several charities of his choice.

5. Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

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Here’s another head turner redhead. Bonnie Wright played Ron’s little sister Ginny, although every franchise her role became more and more significant until she became Harry’s wife in the end. Currently, she still active in acting and modelling. With her gorgeous face and great physique, we can’t deny that she has definitely turned out to be a stunner.

4. Scarlett Byrne (Pansy Parkinson)scarlett byrne

Scarlett Hannah Byrne is an English actress and played Pansy Parkinson who is a Slytherin student who is described as pug-faced and frequently seen with an unnamed gang of Slytherin girls, acting as their leader, or at least spokeswoman. But she’s definitely no pug-face now.

3. Afshan Azad (Padma Patil)afshan azad

Afshan Azad is an English actress and model of Bangladeshi descent. She acquired the role when casting agents visited her school and, after having attended several auditions, chose her for the part. She played Padma Patil, who appeared in several installments and dated Ron on Harry’s whims. Later on, she became a member of Dumbledore’s army. She is definitely gorgeous!

2. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)emma watson

The frizzy haired, know-it-all little girl has totally grown up. But before she was cast for the film she only played in school plays. Now not only is she a well-known actor but also a model, trendsetter, and activist. She has also won millions of adoring fans around the globe. Aside from juggling acting and modelling, she also continued her education and enrolled in Brown and Oxford University. Beauty, talent, and brains.

1. Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)matthew lewis

Wow! Puberty has been good to this guy! Matthew Lewis played the chubby and clumsy Neville Longbottom so seeing him all buffed up and drop dead gorgeous is really a huge a surprise. Since then he has taken on totally different roles in movies, TV and stage plays. We can definitely see that!

That was entertaining. Seeing these little kids grow up to be good-looking young men and women was a sight to behold. Some even surprised us and went beyond our wildest imagination. Puberty has definitely been good to these kids. Now we can’t wait to see how their career will turn out with their talent.

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