Life after ‘Harry Potter’
Can you grow out of being
To borrow a line from Flaubert, “Moi, Je suis Harry.” The saying might be Daniel Radcliffe’s rallying cry, but there’s more to Radcliffe than a wizard with a scar. Radcliffe famously bared his buns on both the West End and Broadway in a restaging of “Equus,”
In 2011, Radcliffe starred in the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” then took on the role of a young lawyer named Arthur Kipps in the ghost story “The Woman in Black.” He then was slated for the role of Dan Eldon in “The Journey is the Destination,” and has since filmed a TV series “A Young Doctor’s Notebook.” There is much more in his future. (Lisa Tomasetti / Warner Independent Pictures)
Who plays the voice of Princess Pea in the animated movie “The Tales of Despereaux” (pictured)? It’s the brainy, balmy, dulcet tones of Hermione Granger. Watson has also appeared in the BBC TV movie “Ballet Shoes” about three girls growing up in 1930s London. Despite filming two more “Potter” films, she opted to attend college. Now, Watson is living in the United States having attended Brown University. She filmed “My Week With Marilyn” in 2011, and takes on a co-starring role in 2012’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” (The Weinstein Co.)
Grint starred opposite Laura Linney and Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley in the Potter series) in 2006’s “Driving Lessons,” a kind of British version of “Harold and Maude” about the unlikely friendship between a shy vicar’s son and an aging actress. His role as assassin Bill Nighy’s apprentice in “Wild Target” (pictured) debuted in fall 2010, but Grint now has at least 7 films at various stages of production or distribution. (Jay Maidment / Sony Pictures Classics)
His horror film “The Disappearance” debuted at Screamfest in Hollywood, and Felton, who perfected the villainous Malfoy’s sneer (pictured here in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”), has also raced ostriches and swam with sharks for the British reality series “Jack Osbourne Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie.” His latest project, a thriller called “The Apparition,” pairs him with “Twilight” star Ashley Greene. He also made a memorable appearance in 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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In “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” young Colin Creevy worships Harry Potter, and drives our hero nuts trying to get his picture. Hugh Mitchell went on to star as the young version of the crazed monk Silas in “The Da Vinci Code,” and the young version of Nicholas Nickleby in the film of the same name. Mitchell also appeared in the film “Waking the Dead” and the recent TV version of “Henry VIII.” He also plays drums for the alternative rock band the Craving. (Warner Bros.)
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