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"Harry Potter": before / after, what becomes of the actors in the saga? : Current Woman Le MAG

Prepare the Butterbeer and your most comfortable blanket! Since Tuesday April 14, 2020, confinement requires, TF1 has decided to stop broadcasting the American series Prodigal sound. Instead, viewers will be delighted to find the legendary saga of J.K. Rowling, Harry potter. Since the release of the first album in 2001, the adventures of the little wizard with round glasses have continued to fascinate the crowds. Movie concerts, escape games, bars or theme parks … Everything is good for bringing the magic of the Hogwarts years back to life. 19 years later, Current wife invites you to discover what becomes of your favorite actors.

Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter

From his 11 years, Daniel Radcliffe knows a planetary glory thanks to his interpretation of the young Harry Potter. If the actor of 30 years continues to chain the main roles, nothing has, so far, propelled him to the level of the famous saga. We noticed this in particular in 2016, in the second part ofElusive, in which he plays the role of the villain. More recently, in 2020, we will find him headlining the posterEscape from Pretoria at the cinema, or even the play Endgame, directed by Richard Jone.

In February 2020, “The one who survived” also told how his success in the saga Harry potter made him sink into alcoholism. A difficult phase which he claims to have passed. On the private side, Daniel Radcliffe is in a relationship with actress Erin Darke. The two actors met on the set of Killing your darlings, where he played the main role. He is also involved with charities, including Greenpeace and the Trevor Project, an organization that fights suicide among young homosexuals in the United States. In 2015, Daniel Radcliffe became ambassador of Amnesty International, with the aim of raising British awareness of the situation in Syria.

Emma Watson – Hermione Granger

Unlike his two friends, Harry potter has served as a stepping stone in Emma Watson’s career. At 29, the actress is constantly on the bill for new blockbusters and on the covers of the most prestigious magazines. In 2013, she illustrated herself in the film The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola. She plays Nicky, a young woman far from the wisdom and innocence of Hermione Granger. The following year, we find her in Noah. In 2017, she marked the spirits thanks to her interpretation of Belle in the live-action of The beauty and the Beast. More recently, in 2019, it caused a sensation in the adaptation of Daughters of Doctor March by Greta Gerwig.

Beyond her cinematic journey, it is the commitment of Emma Watson that has made her an influential global figure. In 2014, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women. Two months later, she delivered a memorable speech at the United Nations headquarters in Washington D.C. In January 2015, she distinguished herself in the World Economic Forum in a speech on the importance of gender equality. In January 2016, she also opened a feminist book club called Our Shared Shelf.

Rupert Grint – Ron Weasley

Rupert Grint has not benefited as much from the success of the saga Harry potter. At 31, the actor is destined rather for a career in independent cinema and in the world of series. In 2015, we notice him in the hallucinogenic comedy Moonwalkers. Since 2017, he has notably embodied the main role of Sick Note alongside Lindsay Lohan. Available on Netflix, the series follows the adventures of a young man wrongly diagnosed with esophageal cancer. More recently, since 2019, he has distinguished himself in the American series Serving.

On April 10, 2020, Rupert Grint's press secretary also confirmed an emerging rumor. In a relationship since 2011 with actress Georgia Groome, he is about to become a father for the first time. It remains to be seen whether the baby will wear the fiery hair of the Weasley clan!

Tom Felton – Draco Malfoy

For the staunch supporters of Gryffindor, Tom Felton will forever be the insolent Draco Malfoy. If he has kept his platinum fleece, the young actor of 32 years has nothing to do with the pretentious little blond of the saga. He also connects the roles, although none has really been up to the phenomenon Harry potter. In 2011, shortly after the shooting of the last component, we find him on the big screen in the film Planet of the Apes origins. In 2012, he gave the reply to Elizabeth Olsen in the historic blockbuster film Secretly. On television, he plays Julian Albert in the series Flash, from 2016 to 2017. The following year, he was given the lead role in the science fiction series Origin. Unfortunately, the program will not be renewed for a second season.

More recently, Friday March 27, 2020, fans ofHarry potter were thrilled to find a familiar face on Tom Felton's Instagram account. In a live video organized in support of the British Red Cross, the actor was joined by Jason Isaac… better known as Lucius Malfoy. He also regularly posts photos of his reunion with his lifelong friend, Emma Watson.

Alan Rickman – Severus Rogue

It’s already been four years since Alan Rickman bowed out. The actor died at the age of 69 on January 14, 2016 in London. In December 2015, after a stroke, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Alan Rickman was revealed in 1985 thanks to his interpretation of the Viscount of Valmont in Dangerous relationships. In cinema, it was in 1988 that he enjoyed success alongside Bruce Willis in crystal trap. After the saga Harry potter, the actor is illustrated in some works little known to the general public. In 2014, he notably interpreted Louis XIV in King's gardens, which he himself realized. Shortly before his death, he lent his voice to the character of Absolem, the famous blue caterpillar, in Alice on the other side of the mirror. With Tim Burton's film released on May 27, 2016, Alan Rickman will never have seen the result of his dubbing. His disappearance also caused a wave of sadness among fans of Professor Rogue. “Always… ”

Robbie Coltrane – Rubeus Hagrid

At 70, Robbie Coltrane seems to have disappeared from the film studios. If he has a filmography as long as the arm with regard to the period preceding Harry potter, the actor has not shown much in cinema since. In 2012, a year after the release of the last album, he lent his voice to the character of Lord Dingwall in the Disney movie Rebel. If we know Robbie Coltrane for his memorable interpretation of the nice and endearing Hagrid, few of us remember him as Valentin Zukovsky. Indeed, the actor played a recurring role in the franchise James Bond, when Pierce Brosnan played the famous secret agent. Robbie Coltrane appears in particular in Golden eye in 1995 and The world is not enough in 1999.

More recently, Robbie Coltrane was talked about because of his health problems. On Monday March 11, 2019, he appeared very weak in front of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. He was traveling in a wheelchair, unable to walk because of the severe osteoarthritis he suffered from for years. The Daily Mail revealed that the actor was awaiting knee surgery. In June 2019, he made a rare appearance at the launch of the Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike attraction in Universal's Islands of Adventure Park in Orlando, Florida.

Bonnie Wright – Ginny Weasley

If Bonnie Wright appeared on the big screen a few times after Harry potter, nothing has so far equaled its success in the saga based on the novels of J.K. Rowling. Indeed, it is now mainly behind the camera that she prefers to exercise. It was in 2012 that she made her first short film Separate we come, separate we go, in which we find David Thewlis, the interpreter of Remus Lupine. On its way, she created the same year her own production company Bon Bon Lumiere. In 2016, a second actor inHarry potter joins the cast of his short film Medusa’s Ankles : Jason Isaacs, the rascal Lucius Malfoy. She also produces the clip Iguana bird, performed by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson.

Bonnie Wright is also, and above all, committed to preserving the environment. Since 2016, she has been ambassador for Lumos, the organization founded by J.K. Rowling, and Greenpeace since June 2019. Two months earlier, she created her own range of ecological swimwear in partnership with the Fair Habor brand. It also appears in the Prada Re-Nylon campaign. On her Instagram account, the young actress of 29 years describes herself this way: “I make films and I talk a lot about plastic. ”

James and Oliver Phelps – Fred and George Weasley

At 34, the Weasley twins are unrecognizable! Fans of Hogwarts and its occupants look forward to seeing James and Oliver Phelps regularly at events dedicated to the famous saga. If they have been going around the world to present the Harry Potter exhibition for several years, unlike the main trio, the two brothers are very discreet on our screens. Their last roles date back to 2015, when they again played twins in the TV movie. Danny and the Human Zoo. The same year, James Phelps (Fred) briefly illustrated himself in an episode of the series Unclassified Cases. They are nevertheless very active on social networks, to the delight of their fans.

Matthew Lewis – Neville Longbottom

If you had to choose a single actor in the “who has changed the most” category, Matthew Lewis would win the gold medal without any hesitation. Many of you remember him as Neville Longbottom. If he admits to resembling his character, Matthew Lewis has nothing to do with Harry Potter's insecure and insecure friend. “I forget everything, I'm much worse than Neville, I'm a nightmare ”, he told the magazine She. At 30, the actor has not been seen much in the cinema since his passage in the saga. We notice it especially in the British series Bluestone 42, where he plays a soldier based in Afghanistan. The main reason for talking about him today is because of his impressive physical transformation. In March 2015, he returned to the front of the stage by opening his Instagram account. He then shares some naked photos, which display his new protruding muscles. A detail that had also somewhat embarrassed the creator of the famous wizard with round glasses. J.K. Rowling insisted on calling him to order: “I will always support you no matter what you want to do, Matthew. Now go put on clothes ”, had she then written on Twitter.

On the heart side, Matthew Lewis is a married man. On May 28, 2018, he married American blogger Angela Jones in Portofino, Italy. The lovers met in July 2016, at an event at Universal Studios in Orlando. On February 10, 2020, the actor also shared a photo of him in front of Hogwarts Castle, in these same studios. In legend, he wrote: “A storm is coming, Harry ”. A message full of meaning in the midst of the Megxit period, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had just definitively renounced their royal titles.

Minerva McGonagall – Maggie Smith

No need to introduce Maggie Smith. The actress has made a lasting impression on her performance as adorable professor Minerva McGonagall, but her success has not been limited to the Harry Potter saga. Remember, in 1992, she embodied the Mother Superior in comedy Sister Act, alongside the legendary Whoopy Goldberg. After leaving Gryffindor students, Maggie Smith once again proved her talent in movies Quartet in 2012, and The Lady in the van in 2015. Today, at 85, she is particularly recognized thanks to her role in the series Downton abbey. Fans of Violet Crawley, the Countess of Grantham, were able to find her in the eponymous film in 2019. The sequel would also be in preparation.

Beyond her acting skills, Maggie Smith, now 85, is also admired for her courage. In 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After two years of chemotherapy, she was declared cured. But the actress still continued filming, and therefore wore a wig for the last three parts of the saga Harry potter.

Michael Gambon – Albus Dumbledore

True fans will have noticed, the character of Albus Dumbledore changes somewhat between the second and the third film. Richard Harris played the director of the school until his death on October 25, 2002. The actor died in London at the age of 72. He suffered from Hodgkin's disease, a form of cancer of the lymphatic system. From the shooting ofHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and until the last opus, it is therefore Michael Gambon who replaces him. Since the end of the saga, Michael Gambon continues his career in cinema, from the height of his 79 years. In 2012, he again gave the reply to Maggie Smith in Quartet. In 2014, then in 2017, he lent his voice to Uncle Pastuzo in the two parts of the animated film Paddington. He appears in 2018 alongside Michael Caine in Gentlemen burglars. The same year, he illustrated himself in My life with John F. Donovan by Xavier Dolan.

Richard Griffiths – Vernon Dursley

The best ones always go first. Like his late colleague Alan Rickman, Richard Griffiths is no longer of this world. The actor died on March 28, 2013 at the age of 65. He was undergoing heart surgery at a hospital in Coventry, UK. If Harry Potter's uncle Vernon Dursley was unfriendly to say the least, his interpreter looked very different. Daniel Radcliffe had also paid him a touching tribute in an official statement relayed by the newspaper. The Guardian. “Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career ”said Daniel Radcliffe. Indeed, in addition to the famous saga, the two actors played together at the theater in the play Equus. “It was the first time that I participated in a play, and his encouragement, his tutelage and his humor transformed my terror into joy. In fact, each room in which he played a role became twice as funny and intelligent thanks to his presence. I am proud to say that I knew him ”said the interpreter of Harry Potter.

After his stint in the saga, Richard Griffiths appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: the fountain of youth, in 2011. He then plays the role of King George II of England. The same year, he plays in the work of Martin Scorcese, Hugo Cabret.

Ralph Fiennes – Lord Voldemort

You can't talk about the characters in the saga without mentioning Voldemort. But with a nose and hair, Ralph Fiennes no longer has anything of the Dark Lord. Moreover, he could never have embodied the one whose name should not be pronounced … In June 2019, the actor revealed in C to you having first refused the role: “At the beginning it was ignorance. I had not read the books, I had not seen the first films. I thought it was a children's film. ” But it was while visiting his sister Martha, the mother of three children aged 8 to 12 at the time, that he understood the enthusiasm that generated the Harry Potter phenomenon. “This is where I realized. They showed me pictures and I changed my mind. And I loved playing Voldemort ”, he said.

Although he enjoyed this experience a lot, the 57-year-old actor did not confine himself to villain roles. Yes, the most famous of the Death Eaters is also the interpreter of Gareth Mallory, alias M, in the James Bond saga. He has been playing the role of director of MI6 since 2012. We see him in the last three parts, namely Skyfall, 007 Specter (2015) and Dying can wait (2020). In 2016, he appeared alongside George Clooney in Ave Cesar! Ralph Fiennes also finds Michael Gambon there, who lends his voice to the narrator of the film. In 2020, he played the Duke of Oxford in the prequel to the Kingsman saga, The King’s Man: First Mission. But Ralph Fiennes is also renowned for his career on the boards. He was the first theater actor to win a Tony Award in 1995 for his role as Hamlet in the play by William Shakespeare on Broadway. A performance that remains unmatched today.

Gary Oldman – Sirius Black

Difficult to present Gary Oldman in just a few lines. If some remember him for his performance as Harry Potter's endearing uncle, who appeared in the third opus and died in the fifth, the 62-year-old actor has an impressive list of successes. Before his stint in the famous saga, Gary Oldman was noticed for his roles in Air Force One (1997) or again Hannibal (2001), as well as in the films of Luc Besson, in particular Leon (1994) and the fifth Element (1997). Fans of Friends will also have recognized him in the guise of Richard Crosby, seen in the last two episodes of season 7 in 2001. He distinguished himself in the role of Sergeant James Gordon in the films of Batman since 2005. In 2017, he performed the prestigious role of Winston Churchill in The dark hours. And more recently, Gary Oldman is already showing three new films scheduled for 2020: The woman at the window, Dreamland and Mank, David Fincher's latest work exclusively for Netflix.

David Thewlis – Remus Lupine

If David Thewlis left a lasting impression on Harry Potter followers with his interpretation of the touching Professor Lupine, the actor has nothing to envy his colleagues. Since the 80s, David Thewlis has been playing roles in cinema and never seems to have taken a vacation! At 57, he has no less than 70 films to his credit. However, very few place themselves at the level of the Harry Potter franchise. However, in 2011, the year that marks the end of the adventures of the young wizard with glasses, he is playing The lady by Luc Besson. It is also illustrated in 2015 in the biopic dedicated to Stephen Hawking, A wonderful story of time. In 2017, he played the role of Ares in the blockbuster Wonder woman, as well as in Justice league. We will finally find him on the big screen in 2021, under the direction of the legendary James Cameron, for the release of the second opus of ’Avatar.

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