Interesting Facts about Child Actors From Harry Potter Whose Lives Have Changed Since Filming


It took over a decade to film harry potter! The film started off with child actors who then grew along with the story. We saw them evolve from children into teenagers and then adults! Have you ever wondered what happened to these celebrities after the Harry Potter series ended? Not all of them continued acting; some of them went on to pursue other professions. Let’s take a peek into their lives to see what they’re up to now.

Scroll on to learn more about your favorite Harry Potter characters peeps.

  1. 1 Joshua Herdman (Gregory Goyle)

    Remember Gregory Goyle? He was one of Draco’s two goons in Harry Potter! Josh Herdman did a splendid job of delivering Goyle’s character in Harry Potter movies. 

    Josh is now a mixed martial arts fighter.

    cosmopolitan | ladbible

  2. 2 Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

    Evanna Lynch will always be Luna Lovegood for the potterheads. She has aged beautifully and she continues her career as an actor. You may have seen her rocking it in “Dancing with the stars”.  She has also starred in 5 movies after the Harry Potter series ended. 

    Evanna didn’t just become Luna by accident, it was destiny. At the age of 11 she had been hospitalized due to anorexia. She wrote a letter to J.K Rowling and spoke of her condition in the letter. She also expressed a desire to act in the Harry Potter movies. To her surprise, she got a response from J.K Rowling and they continued their correspondence for many years. When Harry potter was about to be filmed, J.K Rowling invited her for the audition for the movies and she got selected to play Luna! 

    She continues to shine till date in all the roles that she plays in her movies!

    popsugar | facebook

  3. 3 Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley)

    Harry Meiling played the role of Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter movies. Although he was the grandson of an actor, Harry had never acted before starring in the HP movies. The HP film series became a stepping stone to Harry’s career. He found passion in action and graduated from theatrical school and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He is continuing a career in acting and participates in various theatrical plays, TV series and movies. You may have seen him on screen in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and The Lost City of Z..

    eonline | couriermail

  4. 4 Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan)


    Devon Murray originates from Ireland, and before his selection for the Harry Potter film he had never really heard of the Harry Potter book series before. It is interesting to note that Devon didn’t even have to audition to get his part in the Harry Potter movies, he had been acting since he was 6 and he got selected to play Seamus based on his acting in Yesterday’s Children. Devon loves horse riding and he owns his own Stud farm back in Ireland. He has now devoted himself to horse riding.

    fanpop | herald

  5. 5 Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

    Bonnie Wright who had played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies has grown into a charming young woman. Since Harry Potter, she has starred in 13 more films, and she now owns her own film company!

    bustle | intothegloss

  6. 6 James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley)

    James and Oliver Phelps played the role of Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies; They were crazy about the magical world of Harry Potter even before they got selected for the movie.  They had to go through 6 auditions before they were finally selected for the role. Today James and Oliver Phelps continue their acting career; they appeared in the third season of Kingdom. They’re also involve in philanthropic work.

    hypable | hdweb

  7. 7 Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum)

    Stanislav Yanevski, the Bulgarian actor played the role of Victor Krum, the famous Quiddich Superstar in Harry Potter. He still continues his acting career today. You may have seen him in the Resistance movie back in 2011.

    collegecandy | facebook

  8. 8 Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)

    In the Harry Potter movies, Sean played the role of OIiver Wood - the captain of the Quiddich Team. He was recommended for this role by Alan Rickman due their prior work experience together. Sean continues his acting career even today.

    ents24 | cosmopolitan

  9. 9 Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan)

    Remember Lee Jordan, the enthusiastic Gryffindor Quiddich commentator? Luke Youngblood had played Lee Jordan in the Harry Potter movies. He continues his career in acting even today. Since Harry Potter, he has starred in more than 10 TV series including popular names like lie to me. He’s also playing a leading role in Galavant. Moreover Luke is also a theatrical actor and a singer!

    aol | galavant

  10. 10 Hugh Mitchell (Colin Creevey)

    Hugh Mitchell who had played the role of Colin Creevey in Harry Potter continues to work as an actor even today. He’s also an accomplished singer, composer, and photographer. Since Harry Potter series ended, he has worked on more than 16 movies and series. Way to go Hugh!

    pinterest | twitter

  11. 11 Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)

    Matthew Lewis played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies. He embodies a lot of characteristics of Neville such as his clumsiness, forgetfulness and more.  Matthew continues his acting career even today. You may have seen him in action in “Me before You” movie.

    eonline | people

  12. 12 Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)

    Tom Felton who played Draco Malfoy had been acting even before Harry Potter, and he continues his acting career after Harry Potter ended as well. Check out Origin series if you want to see Tom’s acting outside the Harry Potter series, he has nailed his role in this sci-fi series. He’s also a singer having two music albums of his own.  

    cineplex | tvguide


Like it? Share with your friends!

Share via
130 shares, 146 points
Choose A Format
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
The Classic Internet Listicles
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds