The filming of Harry Potter lasted for 10 years, and the child actors who have played different roles in the movie are almost 30 now.
They devoted a third of their lives to this franchise, but not all of them chose acting careers, some of them became photographers, musicians, and even jockeys. What do the people who played Luna, Neville, Seamus, and other characters do now? Let’s find out!
We want to share how life has changed of these actors.
Joshua Herdman (Gregory Goyle)
Josh Herdman played one of Draco Malfoy’s friends, Gregory Goyle. It’s hard to recognize this young villain who studied at Slytherin: he’s a mixed martial arts fighter now.
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
The role of weird Luna was played by Evanna Lynch. At the age of 11, she was hospitalized due to anorexia.
She wrote a letter to J.K. Rowling and told her problem, and mentioned that she’d always wanted to play a part in Harry Potter. The writer replied her and they began writing to each other. 3 years later, Rowling called her for an audition. Among 15,000 applicants she got the role even though she wasn’t experienced at acting.
After the Harry Potter films, she acted in 5 more movies.Her latest work was a role in My Name Is Emily. Now, Lynch is taking part in Dancing With the Stars.
Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan)
Devon Murray is originally from Ireland and he never heard about Harry Potter before he got his role. He’s been acting in movies since he was 6. Murray also loves horseback riding: he takes part in competitions and has 6 horses. Devon says that the role of Seamus Finnigan didn’t make him famous in Ireland.
Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
Bonnie Wright decided to go to the audition after her brother insisted, he said she looked like Ginny. After Harry Potter, she starred in 13 films and established her own film company where she works as a screenwriter, film director, and film producer. Additionally, Bonnie is a vegetarian involved in charitable activities.
Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum)
Stanislav Yanevski from Bulgaria got the role of a student from Durmstrang, the Northern wizarding school, though there were around 600 more actors that wanted the role. Stanislav acted in several films. His latest work was a role in Resistance in 2011.
Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)
Sean played Oliver Wood, in the Harry Potter film, the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Alan Rickman worked with Sean in the film The Winter Guest, so he recommended him for the role. Today, Biggerstaff continuing his acting career.
Hugh Mitchell (Colin Creevey)
The role of this small Harry Potter fan was the first for Hugh. Later, he worked in 16 films and series. Today, he’s a composer, singer, and photographer.
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