Twenty years have passed since Harry Potter first entered Hogwarts. To mark the anniversary of a cult moment on the big screen, the main actors and actresses of the saga have come together for a special show, Return to Hogwarts, broadcast since January 1 on Salto. Spectators were able to find Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, or Tom Felton, who has changed a lot since the last film released in 2011. The opportunity is then found to look at their journeys since they left the benches of the famous school of wizards.
Since leaving behind the interpretation of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has continued his journey in the world of comedy. In addition to his time on stage in London and Broadway, the 32-year-old actor, who lives between New York and Fulham, has returned to the big screen in The Lady in Black, Horns or Elusive 2. This year, he will star in The Secret of the Lost City alongside Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock. On a personal level, Radcliffe is also involved with Greenpeace and the Trevor Project, which fights against the suicide of young members of the LGBTQIA community.
Like her scared sidekick, Emma Watson remained faithful to her love of cinema by pursuing her career in Charlie’s World, The Bling Ring, Noah or Beauty and the Beast. A strong advocate for gender equality, the 31-year-old actress launched the HeForShe campaign with the UN in 2014. When she’s not running her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, and attending Kering’s board meetings, Hermione Granger’s interpreter is an advocate for sustainability.
As the clumsy and fearful young schoolboy for ten years, Rupert Grint did not develop his film career like Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe did. After several roles on British television, the one who played Ron Weasley opted for investment by making his fees from the saga – estimated at about 40 million pounds – flourish in real estate. Now, the 32-year-old Essex native is at the head of a fortune of around €27 million and three companies. Enough to realize his dreams and those of his daughter, Wednesday, born in May 2020.
After slipping into the shoes of Drago Malfoy, Tom Felton did not let go of the camera. Planet of the Apes: The Origins, From the Rough, Ophelia… The 34-year-old Briton has played small roles on the big screen and has also distinguished himself in season 3 of the series The Flash. In 2022, he will be starring in Sara Sugarman’s Save The Cinema and is taking advantage of the time he has left to work as he has always done for charities and travel the world.
He was one of the most endearing characters in the saga. A former interpreter of Neville Londubat, Mattew Lewis quickly realized all the doors that his role in Harry Potter had opened for him. If he has appeared several times on the big screen in recent years, it is especially in British series that the 32-year-old actor is now praised, especially for his role in Bluestone 42. Recently, Matthew Lewis’ name came back on everyone’s lips when fans of the young wizard realized how much he had changed physically… and that many years had passed.
Discreet sister of the Weasley siblings, then wife of the Chosen One, Bonnie Wright played the role of Ginny Weasley for ten years. The 30-year-old Londoner has returned to the big screen a few times. It is especially behind the camera that she had fun since she officiated as director, screenwriter, and producer on various short films including Separate We Come, Separate We Go in 2012, and Know Thyself in 2014.
A true Hogwarts UFO, Evanna Lynch has delightedHarry Potter fans by taking on the role of Luna Lovegood four times. Although she has appeared several times on the big screen, the 30-year-old Irishwoman has devoted herself to other projects outside the cinema. Ambassador of the Lumos association that helps children in need, she also campaigns for animal rights with the PETA association and has created her own podcast, The Chickpeeps, on veganism. In 2018, she appeared on the American show Dancing With the Stars.
Known for having starred in two James Bond (Goldeneye in 1995 and The World Is Not Enough in 1999) before joining the Harry Potter saga to play the adorable Rubeus Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane did not pursue his career in the cinema. Named in 2006 in the Order of the British Empire, the 71-year-old actor suffers from severe osteoarthritis and has difficulty moving. He rarely appears in public.