12 Child Actors From Harry Potter Whose Lives Have Changed Since Filming

8. Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

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Bonnie Wright decided to go to the audition through her brother – he said she looked like Ginny. After Harry Potter, she starred in 13 films and set up her own film company where she works as a screenwriter, director, and film producer. In addition, Bonnie is a vegetarian and participates in charitable activities.

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

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James and Oliver Phelps had never starred in films before Harry Potter but they really liked the books about the little wizard, which is why their mother took them to the audition just after hearing about this film. The twins had to go through 6 stages of hearing before finally getting the roles. Today, they play in movies (they participated in the third season of Kingdom), play golf and do charity.


6. Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum)

Stanislav Yanevski of Bulgaria got the role of a student from Durmstrang, the northern school of witchcraft, although there were about 600 additional actors who wanted this role. Stanislav has also starred in several films. His last work was a role in Resistance in 2011.

5. Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)

In the Harry Potter films, Sean plays Oliver Wood, the captain of Gryffindor Quidditch’s team. Alan Rickman worked with Sean in the movie The Winter Guest, so he recommended the boy for the role. Today, Biggerstaff continues to build his acting career.

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