Here’s What Really Happened To The Stars Of The Lost Boys & Harry Potter

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Great actors get the chance to shine on the silver screen and make us forget about our troubles for a few hours. But when their movies end, so do their 15 minutes of fame. What comes next? While the careers of some may dwindle into obscurity, others continue to thrive in Hollywood.

These 40 actors here have starred in two great film series: The Lost Boys and Harry Potter. This list aims to explore what happens to actor’s careers when they grow out of the spotlight. It’s really exciting to see what has become of some of them. Let’s start with The lost boys

1. Alex Winter after The Lost Boys

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While The Lost Boys is undoubtedly the film that made him famous, his role as Marko in the hit vampire flick was actually one of Alex Winter’s (awesome) many successes. In addition, he starred in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in the early nineties and appeared in Little Monsters.

Alex’s life story is both promising and fascinating — from the time he first signed the Hollywood contract through his adventures as a teen actor in one of the most popular films of all time to his time spent making documentaries on Europe’s famous sights and ancient cultures. Do you remember the next character?

2. Billy Wirth after The Lost Boys

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While the 1987 cult classic is arguably most famous for introducing two of Hollywood’s biggest names – then-unknown stars Kiefer Sutherland and the late, great Corey Haim – it was Billy Wirth that many would remember as the film’s standout character. Dwayne, a particularly memorable name for a vampire gang leader, was a menacing figure who underlined The Lost Boys’ dark and violent tone with his own strange brand of menace.

With his devilish good looks and supremely masculine aura, Billy Wirth was the perfect choice for a role like Dwayne in Lost Boys. Wirth’s appeal spans beyond that of a typical model — he has a look that speaks to an audience’s inner desires.

After The Lost Boys in the late 80s, Billy Wirth practically did it all. From managing his own band to serving as an early reality TV star on ‘American Gladiators,’ Wirth didn’t shy away from the limelight. He also loves music, and he even wrote songs for soundtracks for films.

3. Jason Patric after The Lost Boys

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Jason Patric, best known for his roles in The Lost Boys and Sleepers, was an incredible actor. However, even as a notable actor, he had more to prove — The Lost Boys was so important that it almost never happened. Patrick deemed the film beneath him; as a result, they left it to Corey Haim (who had also been reluctant) to persuade him to take the role of Michael Emerson.

After his starring role in The Lost Boys, Jason Patric played in the hit movies Sleepers as well as Narc. However, he still had some trouble breaking through before landing his first big role with one of the biggest movie franchises ever — movie fans and critics nominated him for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor for his work on Speed 2: Cruise Control.

In his most famous roles, Jason Patric can play roles that are pretty dramatic — but not nearly as much as the real-life drama he engaged in. In 1991, Patric stole Kiefer Sutherland’s fiancée, Julia Roberts, just days before he could marry her.

4. Jami Gertz after The Lost Boys

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Jami Gertz’s star, as the only female member of the crew, was key in recruiting Michael to the Lost Boys. The actors had a similar influence on each other even before filming began. In real life, however, their roles were reversed. Patric and Gertz had worked together before The Lost Boys, and it was he who persuaded his co-star to audition for the film.

After a prolific acting career in the ’80s and ’90s, which included roles in Single White Female, Less Than Zero, and The Lost Boys, Jami Gertz retired from Hollywood to focus on her personal life. However, she decided to launch a new venture in 2015 — becoming co-owner of an NBA basketball team. With her husband, Tony Ressler, she purchased the Atlanta Hawks as co-owners for $850 million.

5. Brooke McCarter after The Lost Boys

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When Schumacher had the task of finding an actor to play a villain as menacing as Rufio in The Lost Boys, he needed someone with a certain intimidation factor. But when Brooke McCarter, who played the character, was no longer scaring Schumacher with his acting, the director took matters further and slapped the star. The move was so egregious that both agreed that Schumacher seemed to take the idea of “creative selection” in The Lost Boys a bit too far, especially when it came to his impressions of Paul.

Brooke McCarter’s role as Edgar Frog in The Lost Boys was unforgettable. Even years after his departure from Hollywood, he was such a big star that people still recognize him for his good looks, charming performance, and successful career. Unfortunately, after leaving Hollywood behind to focus on his family and telecommunications, the actor died from liver disease at age 52 in 2015.

6. Corey Haim after The Lost Boys

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In 987, he was again nominated for the Young Artist Award for his role Sam Emerson in The Lost Boys. This film also marked the beginning of his recurring collaboration with Corey Feldman. In 1989, Haim received the Bravo Otto for Best Actor. His greatest successes came in the mid to late 1980s. In 1995, he recorded his first CD You give me everything.

Unfortunately, his path came to a sad end. Haim died on March 10, 2010 at the age of 38 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, after many years of drug addiction, as a result of pneumonia and heart disease.

7. Edward Hermann after The Lost Boys

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Edward Hermann was something of a jack-of-all-trades, but he was primarily known for portraying real-life figures, for example Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had the opportunity to experience playing something completely different with his role in The Lost Boys. The actor said once: “They approached me with the script, I read it and thought it was great. Anything to get out of a suit and stop playing historical figures.”

Sadly, Edward Hermann died from brain cancer in 2014. He left an impressive legacy behind, most notably his role as Richard Gilmore in The Gilmore Girls. In the cult classic vampire flick The Lost Boys, he played Max and portrayed him with so much emotion. It is a shame that he did not have more time to live on this earth.

8. Jamison Newlander after The Lost Boys

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In addition to dreaming about medical school, Jamison also took acting classes. One day, Schumacher came into the class as an observer and noticed Jamison’s great performance as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Alan, along with his brother Edgar, was the one who fought the swarm of the undead in Santa Carla. Originally, his character was written as an eight-year-old. That’s why they had to make Alan a little older so that 17-year-old Jamison Newlander would fit the role better.

Jamison Newlander chose a different path in life — he didn’t become a doctor but instead transitioned into writing and directing as well as creating the online user-created soap opera WikisoapTM. But Newlander eventually found himself on the other side of the camera again for 2010’s Lost Boys: The Thirst.

9. Barnard Hughes after The Lost Boys

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As a young man, Barnard Hughes made his acting debut on Broadway in 1935 and hasn’t looked back since. In The Lost Boys, Barnard Hughes plays Emerson brothers’ ice cream loving grandpa. But his career was not defined by The Lost Boys. Prior to his role on The Lost Boys, Hugh was an incredibly busy actor, appearing in 400 film, television and stage productions. He was richly rewarded for his work with a Tony and an Emmy.

Barnard Hughes is a renowned actor. His career exploded in the 1960s but went on to include roles in the films Sister Act 2, Blossom, and Tron. You may also know him for his voice work, with several notable performances in Hercules, The Rescuers Down Under, and Atlantis. Unfortunately, he passed away at 90 years old in 2006.

10. Dianne Wiest after The Lost Boys

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It’s a little-known fact that director Joel Schumacher handpicked Dianne Wiest when casting for The Lost Boys. Although many actresses were reportedly eager to be a part of the vampire movie, Schumacher was adamant about getting Wiest, who had previously earned an Oscar for her role in Hannah and Her Sisters.

Dianne Wiest’s breakthrough role was the eccentric aunt in The Lost Boys in 1987, and her work earned her an Oscar nomination, but her later projects would be just as memorable. In 1990, she won an Academy Award for her role in Alice, followed by another nomination for Bullets Over Broadway just three years later.

In 2001, when a young Daniel Radcliffe walked onto the set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he had no idea his life would change forever. This was the beginning of an unforgettable journey for him and for us. This year, the movie franchise turns its 20th birthday — and here comes Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The first film in JK. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, we’re taking a look at what the wizarding film franchise stars looked like when they were first cast and how they’ve changed since.

11. Chris Rankin after Harry Potter

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Chris Rankins arguably played his biggest role as Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films. But Ranking wasn’t idle behind the scenes, either. He was involved as production coordinator on seven episodes of the Downton Abbey television series and eight episodes of A Discovery of Witches.

After a decade of playing Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, Chris Rankin has transitioned into working behind the scenes. He played Percy from 2001-2007 but got his start as a production coordinator on both Downton Abbey and A Discovery of Witches — two influential shows that each had millions of viewers in their respective seasons.

12. Luke Youngblood after Harry Potter

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Harry Potter fans will certainly remember this young man. Lee Jordan is one of the most memorable characters from Harry Potter, both for his humorous quips and his commentary during Quidditch matches. Youngblood’s career parallels that of Lee Jordan in more ways than one: he’s also an entertainer, known for using his wit and oratory skills.

Harry Potter fans will be pleased to hear that voice actor Luke Youngblood has gone on to voice characters in video games such as Halo 2 and Halo 3 and in the animated TV series The Simpsons, Futurama, and Metalocalypse. But now let’s go for the next Harry Potter star.

13. Tom Felton after Harry Potter

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Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, is best known for his portrayal of a villain. It is possible that would not be true if the actor hadn’t introduced himself to the public with such a role. While it’s a mischaracterization to say he isn’t a good person or that they are not friendly, it is true that Lucius Malfoy was a bully — all for an idea.

While Tom Felton may play a snobby, condescending Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter — he plays an entirely different role in real life. Don’t believe us? Ask the young fan who stopped him for photos and told him he was his favorite character. Instead of turning on them, Felton took time to talk to the fan and even complimented them on their appearance

14. James and Oliver Phelps after Harry Potter

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James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films, were brothers in real life. While playing the twins on screen, their brotherly bond shone through.

No child wants to spend hours in a classroom when they could be out playing. James and Oliver Phelps, however, had much bigger ambitions. They left school early in order to arrive at their auditions for the roles of Fred and George Weasley. They’ve made for some truly memorable moments in the movies — their most emotional scene came when they had to act out the moment of Fred’s death.

Harry Potter fans remember Fred and George Weasley for their humor, mischief, self-assuredness, and youthful spirit. In true-to-character fashion, James and Oliver Phelps skipped school to audition for the parts of Fred and George Weasley. Their most memorable scene in the movies was when Fred died protecting his brother during the Battle of Hogwarts.

15. Josh Herdman after Harry Potter

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Surely you can remember the role of Josh Herdman. Because that was totally scary. Josh Herdman played Gregory Goyle, the intimidating henchman of Draco Malfoy, in the Harry Potter franchise.

Gregory Goyle is a classmate of Harry Potter from the Slytherin house. He has been attending Hogwarts since 1991. Goyle and Vincent Crabbe are the “bodyguards” of Draco Malfoy. The fathers of the three are Death Eaters, so it can be assumed that they met before they started school.

Although he was plenty scary as a hired thug, Herdman is much more threatening as an MMA fighter. In 2016, the actor began taking lessons in mixed martial arts and hasn’t looked back since. As of this writing, he still appears on British TV in the series Alex Rider.

16. Alfie Enoch after Harry Potter

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Alfie Enoch had a relatively minor presence in the Harry Potter movies, but he was integral to the show’s success. Dean Thomas’s character was one of the first friends Harry made at Hogwarts and remained a true friend throughout all the books.

In 2016, Alfie Enoch told Entertainment Weekly that he appreciated how his character grounded the movie series. “I always felt Dean was quite funny,” he said. After the series ended, Alfie Enoch played Wes Gibbins for four seasons in How to Get Away with Murder. In 2018, Enoch starred with Alfred Molina in the award-winning two-man play Red (by John Logan) at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End.

17. Jamie Waylett after Harry Potter

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Though he was never particularly clever, Crabbe did play an important role in the Harry Potter series as Draco Malfoy’s goon. However, when J.K Rowling released the final book in the series, Deathly Hallows, Waylett was nowhere to be seen—after it came out that he got arrested on drug charges. On his 20th birthday, July 21, 2009, Waylett was sentenced by a London court to 120 hours of community service.

In March 2012, he was sentenced to two years in prison for allegedly contributing to chaos and violence during the 2011 riots in England. He is also alleged to have kept stolen goods. Nowadays, it seems that Waylett has disappeared from the acting scene altogether.

18. Harry Melling after Harry Potter

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This Harry played a mean dude in Harry Potter — not only did he play Dudley Dursley, one of Harry Potter’s meanest relatives, but he also played Harry Beltik in the film The Queen’s Gambit. Melling lost so much weight during filming that he was nearly cut from the movie until special effects makeup came to his rescue by making him look chubbier.

In 2018, he appeared in an episode of the western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs alongside Liam Neeson, and in 2020 he took on a villainous role in the action film The Old Guard alongside Charlize Theron. He also appeared in the 2020 Netflix production The Queen’s Gambit, first as an opposing chess player and later as a friend and companion.

19. Miranda Richardson after Harry Potter

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Rita Skeeter is the journalist who made a name for herself by publishing tell-all books about famous people. Her most notable target was Harry Potter, which has earned her disdain from fans of the series everywhere.

In J.K. Rowling’s whimsical world, Rita Skeeter hardly seems real — but in ours, you can find her in both The Goblet of Fire and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

As the infamous gossip columnist for the Daily Prophet in the wizarding world, Rita writes her sensational stories with a dash of misdirected malice. Richardson told Behind the Lens that she believes Harry Potter is a phenomenon that is anything but short-lasting.

20. Hugh Mitchell after Harry Potter

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Hugh Mitchell played Colin Creevey in the second Harry Potter film. His first appearance is in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when he ambushes Harry Potter everywhere with his camera. He is a big fan of Harry.

Mitchell has pursued a successful career as an actor and photographer since portraying the school’s most annoying student. Now, he’s all grown up! Having popped up in a variety of films and TV shows since his time at Hogwarts, Hugh now exhibits his photography work on Instagram — much to fans’ delight. Let’s see what happened to the next Harry Potter character.

21. Jamie Yeates after Harry Potter

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The Chamber of Secrets featured an especially memorable part where a Slytherin named Marcus Flint (played by Jamie Yeates) scowled his way through the movie, with his gigantic teeth threatening to take over the screen. Harry meets Marcus Flint as captain and chaser of his house’s Quidditch team. Marcus excels in rough foul play, taking advantage of the opposing team whenever he can.

Of course, that wasn’t what Yeates did after the season ended; rather, he did what many talented actors wish they could do after their projects wrap up: he turned to modeling. The next character you surely also remember very well.

22. Katie Leung after Harry Potter

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After playing Harry Potter’s love interest in the franchise’s first two installments, Katie Leung branched out to roles that celebrated and honored her Chinese heritage. In them, Leung made a memorable impression with her talent. “Just because they have been race-specific doesn’t mean that I’m playing this one-dimensional character,” she told the BBC (2016).

In the years since her breakout performance, she has gone on to play many unique roles. From demure Chinese brides to ambitious and incorruptible FBI agents, Leung refuses to be pigeonholed by her race — constantly seeking out roles that allow her to show off her talent.

23. Clémence Poésy after Harry Potter

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Clémence Poésy is a French actress who had brief appearances in both the Harry Potter and Marvel Cinematic Universes. Talent scouts spotted her on both sets, and we soon saw her in popular French Television series like Les Guignols del’ Info.

Poésy played Fleur Isabelle Weasley (née Delacour) who made her first appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with some of her classmates from Beauxbatons Academy and participated in the Triwizard Tournament there.

In 2018, Poésy was appointed as a jury member of the VR film section at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. In 2020, she played the scientist Barbara in a supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.

24. Maggie Smith after Harry Potter

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With each passing year, the role of Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter series becomes more and more iconic. However, Maggie would later describe Professor McGonagall as a boring part – a “prop,” as she put it — one that didn’t stretch her or offer much opportunity to act.

Of course, Smith’s comments on the movie weren’t all bad. She says she owes her newfound closeness to her five grandchildren to the Harry Potter films. Regardless, Smith’s portrayal defined the character so thoroughly that it’s impossible to picture someone else in the part even if it wasn’t her most challenging role.

25. Shefali Chowdhury and Afshan Azad after Harry Potter

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Harry Potter fans will remember two of the series’ most powerful witches: Parvati Patil and her sister Padma, played by Shefali Chowdhury and Afshan Azad, respectively. The actresses are no longer in front of the cameras, but they are still passionate about their passions. Chowdhury is a writer, while Azad is a model.

When it comes to stage work, Choudhury appeared in multiple BBC productions — most notably playing on The Archers for two episodes. She also played in Odilo Fabian and starred in I Am the Doorway, a Stephen King adaptation. But now let’s go on to the next actor.

26. Bonnie Wright after Harry Potter

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After leaving behind her role as Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter, Bonnie Wright found herself acting in several small films. So far, she has managed to hold her own against seasoned actors and actresses — even nabbing a few awards for her work. She has had a long and successful career since she left Hogwarts. From acting to producing to directing short films, Wright has proven herself to be a true Renaissance woman.

Socially, she is an ambassador for the Global Poverty Project, and is committed to recycling plastic waste. She started her own swimwear line in cooperation with Fair Harbor, a swimwear store that specializes in sustainable clothing. This is produced from recycled plastic bottles.

27. Domhnall Gleeson after Harry Potter

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Actor Domhnall Gleeson doesn’t just share a name with his character Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — he also has a familial connection to Death Eater Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody. His father, actor Brendan Gleeson, played the grizzled Auror, who became a member of the Order of the Phoenix.

As Domhnall himself describes it, his career has been on a steady incline since his debut in Harry Potter. By playing Hux in Star Wars: Episode VIII ‒ The Last Jedi and its follow-up The Rise of Skywalker, the actor is going to continue riding that upward trajectory.

28. Jason Isaacs after Harry Potter

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Jason Isaacs, the man who plays Lucius Malfoy, the unrepentant Death Eater who spent most of his time trying to lure Harry into trouble and generally being a jerk. This rich wizarding family member, who makes a number of enemies throughout the series — has read the entire Harry Potter series. With this type of passion and attention to detail, it’s no wonder that he made such a convincing villain. His ability to transform into an unpredictable character is astounding.

Since 2007, he has been increasingly involved in the theater industry again, starring with comedian Lee Evans in a play called The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios in London.

29. Jessie Cave after Harry Potter

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Harry Potter may have taken place at Hogwarts, but we’re most familiar with the students who stayed at school during the summer holidays — like the Gryffindor student Lavender Brown. But maintaining her persona in front of Ron and Hermione was difficult.

In real life, Jessie Cave is a talented comedian — which helped her break into TV shows such as Broadchurch, The Wrong Mans, and Miranda. Jessie is also set to star as Belinda Potter in The Potters, a new short animation. In 2014, she became a mother of a son, in 2016 a daughter was born and in 2020 another son.

30. Gary Oldman after Harry Potter

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Gary Oldman wasn’t afraid to show his vulnerability when he took on the role of Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The filmography of the multiple Oscar-winning Hollywood vet spans decades and genres, but he was never bigger than he was in the Harry Potter franchise. In fact, Oldman made it clear that he didn’t think any film franchise would be more important to his career than the hit series about young wizardry.

Since 2015, Oldman has participated as a performance capture actor and voice actor for the character of Admiral Bishop in the single-player campaign of the computer game Star Citizen, directed by Chris Roberts.

31. Devon Murray after Harry Potter

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Devon Murray has only acted in one film since he portrayed Seamus Finnigan, but it’s not for lack of trying — he’s had small parts in a number of films and theatre projects since then. He has an uncredited role in the 2018 film Damo & Ivor The Movie — an independent Irish comedy that follows two young men who attempt to raise money for their band by holding up a local shop.

Today, Murray is the luckiest man alive — he’s just gone and became a father. In February, he took to his Instagram page to break the news that he was a father for the very first time. “You have made me the happiest person in the world,” he wrote.

32. Robbie Coltrane after Harry Potter

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Surely, Harry Potter fans all over the world will always remember Robbie Coltrane in the part of Hagrid — the loving half-giant who helped raise the young wizard and accompanied him on his quest for Horcruxes. Although the books were quite popular beforehand, Coltrane’s portrayal made Hagrid iconic to readers and film goers.

Robbie Coltrane, Rubeus Hagrid’s actor, didn’t recognize himself when he first looked in the mirror. Coltrane said: “Jesus Christ, they’ve turned me into some kind of monster. But I suppose it could have been worse. I mean, they could have given me one of those goofy false noses.”

33. Pam Ferris after Harry Potter

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Pam Ferris – Aunt Marge Aunt Marge played an important role in the Harry Potter franchise, albeit a small one. We all remember her for her toxic attitude and judgmental views on other people — along with, of course, her rather unfortunate balloon incident.

She’s still busy in the business. Currently, she stars as Sister Evangelina in the BBC TV series Call the Midwife. She has another link to fantasy: she also portrayed Mrs. Faulkner in Tolkien, an upcoming movie all about the author of Lord of the Rings. Her acting work for film and television includes more than 70 productions.

34. David Bradley after Harry Potter

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Despite his hated role as Argus Filch in Harry Potter films, David Bradley’s career has been booming ever since. With roles in a number of other films, TV shows, and even video games, it’s safe to say that Bradley won’t be disappearing from the spotlight any time soon. His list of films and series in which he starred is considerable.

He has since gone on to play a major role in The Strain — and even made a cameo appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. Bradley’s innate talent for voice acting has also benefited many video games, such as World of Warcraft and Fable III.

35. Imelda Staunton after Harry Potter

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The Harry Potter fandom seems to agree that Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) was the most hated character in the series—which is impressive, given the franchise’s impressive roster of jerks. But, of course, this makes her performance all the more remarkable: in every scene in which she appears, Staunton plays Umbridge as a disturbing combination of arrogant, weak, and desperately eager to please.

We know Imelda Staunton for her searing portrayals of villains, but she’s about to take on a whole new role. The blooming actress joined the cast of the highly anticipated fifth season of The Crown. Fans cannot help but speculate about her character, even though there is no clear explanation for what she will be.

36. Sean Biggerstaff after Harry Potter

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Sean Biggerstaff played Quidditch captain Oliver Wood in the first two Harry Potter films, and he’s been on an upward trajectory ever since. Biggerstaff was actually already up for the role of Percy Weasley, but after Chris Rankin auditioned, he got the part.

In 2005, he played the role of Matt in the world premiere of the theater production Girl with Red Hair by Sharman Macdonald in Edinburgh and London. From 2010 to 2012 he was a guitarist in the band Wrongnote.

His upcoming part marks his first real leading role — Hector & Himself is a new mystery thriller. Laughs aside, though, his previous work guarantees that this will be an entertaining film.

37. Shirley Henderson after Harry Potter

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Known among Harry Potter fans as Moaning Myrtle, the ghost of a 14-year-old who died in 1943, Henderson was actually 35 years old when she appeared in The Chamber of Secrets. To film her scenes, she had to dye her hair a strange grey color and keep it flat using copious amounts of hairspray.

However, she has more age-appropriate roles under her belt — most notably Jude in Bridget Jones’s Baby. She also voiced Babu Frik in Star Wars blockbuster The Rise of Skywalker. In 2018, she was appointed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which annually awards the Oscars.

38. Ralph Fiennes after Harry Potter

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Voldemort is one of the most iconic villains in film history, and he lives on in the memories of fans. But one actor has a special place for him in his heart: Ralph Fiennes, who played the role of Voldemort in Harry Potter. In an interview with BBC, Fiennes said, “I wouldn’t want to see anyone else play Voldemort after me.

Voldemort has only one job, but does it ever do it well: he is the most evil villain in the history of the world. However, despite his penchant for murder and torture, Ralph Fiennes still has a fondness for Voldemort. In fact, if they gave him an opportunity to play him again, Ralph would not hesitate to jump at it. However, the actor admitted that there’s a little fear, too.

39. Ian Hart after Harry Potter

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Fans make a lot of the characters that actors play in movies and on our favorite TV shows. But how many people do you know could actually say that they embodied pure evil in a performance? Ian Hart has played Professor Quirrell, also known as Lord Voldemort’s host body in the Harry Potter series, otherwise known as one of the most powerful villains in recent history.

Ian Hart has mastered the art of playing a villain — no matter how small the role, directors can rely on him to give his all and make the most of every word he utters. And with popular Tv series like Vikings and Noughts & Crosses under his belt, we doubt anyone’s in disagreement over him being a veteran actor.

40. Scarlett Byrne after Harry Potter

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Scarlett Byrne played Pansy Parkinson – a student from Slytherin House and came to Hogwarts the same year as Harry Potter. Pansy built up a sort of love affair with Draco Malfoy over the course of her school years, but this may have been destroyed in the end, as she wanted to turn in Harry, who had saved Malfoy’s life.

Byrne also starred in several sci-fi series, including Falling Skies and TNT’s alien invasion drama. In early November 2019, she announced her marriage to Cooper Hefner, the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and took his Name – Scarlett Hefner. Now She has an even more famous role as one of the stars of The CW’s monster hit, The Vampire Diaries.