Los Angeles – September 7, 2017 – Since the start of J.K. Rowling’s famous book series, Harry Potter, and the following films beginning in 2001, many 11-year-olds have sat outside their mailbox, awaiting their letter to be invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
True Harry Potter fans will always imagine Danielle Radcliffe as “The Boy Who Lived” with a scar on his forehead, Emma Watson as the one with the brilliant mind always lingering in the library and Rupert Grint as the one of the many Weasley kids who befriends Harry on the train during their first year at Hogwarts.
Since the film series ended in 2011, the stars of Harry Potter have taken on new roles, as they break out of their stereotyped characters from Harry Potter. Some have gained immense fame, others have found other passions, but we were thinking… where are they now? And, what have they been up to?
In honor of TriCoast Entertainment’s USA release of Tim Clague and Danny Stack’s adventurous, family laugh-out-loud film, “WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?” which stars Bonnie Wright, who made her big-screen debut in the Harry Potter series as Ginny Weasley.
Here’s our list of “WHERE THEY ARE NOW WENDESDAY – ‘HARRY POTTER’ CHARACTERS TODAY”:
1. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe)
Though Danielle Radcliffe will always be “Harry Potter” to thousands, Radcliffe has continued his acting career through his notable nude scene in the Broadway show, Equus (2008) and more recently has starred as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway musical, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011).
2. Dean Thomas (Alfred Enoch)
If you watch Shonda Rhime’s captivating television series, How To Get Away With Murder, you probably will recognize Harry Potter’s Dean Thomas the character of “Alfie”.
3. Ronald Weasley (Rupert Grint)
Rupert Grint recommitted to his role as Ronald Weasley when he starred in shorts, The Hogwarts Express and Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts. Grint has starred in independent films (Cherrybomb (2009) and Driving Lessons (2006)), and has continued his theatre passion through the big screen, play, Mojo (2013), and made his way onto the Broadway stage for It’s Only a Play (2014).
4. Luna Govegood (Evanna Lynch)
Irish actress Evanna Lynch has continued her acting career in films G.B.F. (2014), It Don’t Come Easy (2013) and My Name is Emily (2017), as well as appearances in several television shows such as Sinbad and Apex.
5. Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton)
Tom Felton still is very connected with the Harry Potter series and fans, and has been in feature films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), The Apparition (2012), Risen (2016) and TV show Murder In The First.
6. Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright)
Bonnie Wright went from the adorable, youngest Weasley sister looking for her jumper, to the love interest of the heroic Harry Potter. Now, she owns her production company, Bon Bon Lumiere and has starred in films such as Those Who Wonder and Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?
7. Hermione Granger (Emma Watson)
Emma Watson’s fame since her leading female role of Hermione Granger ended has only grown, as she’s starred in coming of age film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and The Circle (2017), alongside longtime Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks.
8. Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis)
There’s no question that dorky, Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) went from “not” to “hot”. Since Hogwarts, he’s been featured on the BBC Three comedy-drama, Bluestone 42, and the 2016 film, The Brontes.
9. Fred & George Weasley (James & Oliver Phelps)
The hilarious Weasley twins have continued acting since their Harry Potter years, in films such as The Mind’s Eye (2012) and Own Worst Enemy. James has also adventured solo, with appearances in Silent Witness (2015) and rumored upcoming fantasy film, Jabberwocky Rise.
10. Percy Weasley (Chris Rankin)
Ever since the end of his career as Percy Weasley, Chris Rankin has widened his career by co-founding the theatre company, Painted Horse UK, and by continuing to star in various roles, including “Wuthering Heights”, “Hedda Gabler”, “Gracie”, and is the production coordinator for “Atlantis”.
11. Gregory Goyle (Joshua Herdman)
Since his mischievous behavior with his brother and Draco Malfoy, Gregory Goyle (Joshua Herdman) starred in the 2013 film, Common People, the 2015 film alongside his father, Martin Herdman in Wasted, and made his amateur debut as an MMA cage fighter in 2016.
12. Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson)
Hollywood heartthrob, Robert Pattinson, started out as the heartbreaking 4th year who was murdered by “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” at the Triwizard Tournament. His debut truly began with his lead role in the Twilight film franchise, as well as Remember Me (2010), Water for Elephants (2011) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z (2017).
“WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?” – Watch it now on: Amazon, Hoopla, iTunes, Google Play, Sony Playstation, Vimeo OnDemand and Vudu. Purchase “WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?” on DVD today on websites like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Barnes and Noble for exclusive footage.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOqVK0VGxo
WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? (2015, 82 min.) Directed and produced by Tim Clague and Danny Stack. Editor: Fiorella Santaniello. Cinematographer: Sam Morgan Moore. Original Music: Titas Petrikis. US, English. Nelson Nutmeg Pictures, TriCoast Entertainment.
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