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One Hogwarts Express ticket please! As Potterheads await for the upcoming Harry Potter 20th anniversary reunion special, Tatler takes a look at the extraordinary lives led by our favourite cast members

Years after its finale on the big screen, the cultural impact of the Harry Potter series refuses to die. Its impact continues to revel in the world of pop culture regardless of the wide array of blockbusters and bestselling books that came after it.

In 2022, Potterheads are invited to fill their mugs with Butterbeer! Harry Potter's beloved cast will reunite for the biggest and most magical event yet: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The special will include appearances from the franchise's Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, alongside filmmaker Chris Columbus, and more.

The reunion will premiere on HBO Max on New Year's Eve, January 1. As fans prepare for their return to Hogwarts, Tatler takes a look at the lives of our favourite characters in the muggle world.

Lumos Maxima!

1 / 5

Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe has already proven so much at a very young age. He stepped in the shoes of Harry Potter, the only child of James and Lily Potter and the one destined to kill he who must not be named

In the real world, Radcliffe continues to be a talented actor; some of his hit shows after Harry Potter were Now You See Me, December Boys, What If, and Guns Akimbo. Radcliffe has also been active in charities. He has been a staunch supporter of the Demelza Hospice Care for Children and the Trevor Project. In 2011, the latter awarded him its Hero Award.

By the looks of it, Radcliffe has done a lot of amazing things, but let's hear what the Dark Lord thinks at the end of the school year. 

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2 / 5

Emma Watson, Hermione Granger

The brilliant and beautiful Hermione Granger is just as mesmerising as her real-life counterpart Emma Watson. After filming Harry Potter, the actress has gained more recognition for her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Watson was also part of the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast (2017), which ranked among the highest-grossing films of all time. She also joined the cast of Little Women (2019).

In 2014, Watson was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, a campaign that strongly advocates for gender equality.

Overall, Watson has dedicated her time doing good deeds and blockbuster movies—maybe it's her, maybe it's the time turner. 

3 / 5

Rupert Grint, Ron Weasley

Ha! Another Weasly!

Fan-favourite Rupert Grint who played funny, loyal, and (at times) hot-headed Ron Weasly is now a father in real life. He has a daughter with actress Georgia Groome best known for her roles in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and London to Brighton.

Grint's projects following the end of Harry Potter include Into the White (2012) and Postman Pat: The Movie. where he voiced Josh. From 2017 to 2018, the actor executive produced and starred in the television series Snatch, based on a film of the same name.

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4 / 5

Tom Felton, Draco Malfoy

Tom Felton, who gave life to the confident, quick-thinking character of Draco Malfoy, has done a lot of astonishing works in the real world.

After filming Harry Potter, Felton has appeared as Viscount Trencavel in the miniseries Labyrinth and as James Ashford in Belle (2013). In 2016, the actor found himself in the cast of Message from the King and A United Kingdom which premiered in the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.

Some of his most notable film appearances were in CW's The Flash where he portrayed Doctor Alchemy. He also appeared in action-thriller Stratton (2017), and biographical film Megan Leavey (2017). 

Felton's latest project was in 2020 when he portrayed the villain in family-horror A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting.

PS: We hope his father heard about these.

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5 / 5

Helena Bonham Carter, Bellatrix Lestrange

The ever-talented Helena Bonham Carter has graced the Wizarding World with her role Bellatrix Lestrange. Although Lastrange's character was purely diabolical, it gave the Harry Potter series a more meaningful plot. 

Carter's countless list of blockbuster projects after Harry Potter include Cinderella (2015), Ocean's 8 (2018) and Enola Holmes (2020). Prior to these, she has already stunned the world of movies through her roles in Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Her latest television series is Netflix's The Crown where she portrays Princess Margaret. 


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