By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Remember These Kids From Harry Potter? Look At What They’re Doing Today.

It's hard to believe that it's been five years since the last Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows, was released. The movies were a huge part of many people's childhoods, and legions of adults also loved the complex, thrilling, and magical series.

And while true Potterheads will always love the books more, there's definitely a soft spot for the movies, too. They got better and better as the franchise went on, and the actors who played the book's beloved characters will always be remembered for their roles.

That being said, that doesn't mean that the massive cast of the movies has sat around on its laurels since the franchise ended. Most of the key players in the films have moved onto bigger, better, and sometimes, totally different things. Find out what your favorite Potter characters have been up to since the series ended -- you'll be surprised to learn what some of them are doing.

#1. Emma Watson - Hermione Granger

First and foremost, she took some time off to attend Worcester College in Oxford and Brown University. That doesn't mean that this brainiac is done with acting, though: She’s also been in a large number of different films since then, from “My Week with Marilyn” to “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and more. And last but certainly not least, she's become quite an activist, attending many conferences on feminism and equality across the globe.

Emma Watson - Hermione Granger

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#2. Afshan Azad - Padma Patil

Afshan Azad is another “Potter” actor who has a story without a happy ending. She hasn’t acted since the final “Harry Potter” film and actually was the subject of a high profile assault case in the United Kingdom. This Harry Potter star is not so on the grid these days. Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil, pressed charges against her father and brother in 2011 for threatening to kill her. Both men were charged with assault.

Afshan Azad - Padma Patil

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#3. Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley

Since Harry Potter concluded, she’s starred in films like “After the Dark,” “Before I Sleep” and more, she also has a number of different projects on the horizon. Rumor has it that she'll also be starring in an update of the classic, "The Christmas Carol."

Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley


#4. Katie Leung - Cho Chang

Harry Potter's love interest and competitor in Goblet of Fire, Katie Leung has actually enjoyed quite the prominent theater career since “Harry Potter” ended. She made her stage debut in “Wild Swans” in 2012 and has been working on the stage ever since.

Katie Leung - Cho Chang

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#5. Chris Rankin - Percy Weasley

Chris Rankin left a legacy as Percy, and has since performed in shows with both the Youth Theatre Company in the UK and the Dereham Operatic Society.

Chris Rankin - Percy Weasley

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