Next for the 'Potter' Gang
The Hogwarts alums face new career challenges.
They've starred in the biggest movie franchise of all time. They've grown up before our eyes, maturing from little kids to young adults. But now, with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on July 15, they face the biggest challenge of their developing careers -- life without that Potter magic.
Until January, he's performing eight times a week on Broadway in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. And he's also shot the ghost story The Woman in Black, coming early next year. At 5-foot-5, the 21-year-old may not have typical leading-man stature, but Pam Dixon, president of the Casting Society of America, predicts: "He'll go far. He's so likable and charming. And he can do drama and comedy."
The 21-year-old English beauty -- the new face of Lancome-- next appears in the feature My Week With Marilyn, playing a wardrobe mistress. She's also filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower, an adaptation of the Stephen Chbosky novel. Other jobs may have to wait until she finishes college, which the Brown dropout plans to do in the U.K.
The quirkiest of the bunch, at 22, he's appeared in a handful of indie pics, completed the World War II survival tale Comrade and is attached to play Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in a movie about the hapless British ski jumper whose dead-last showings made him a star at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
As Ginny Weasley, she won Harry's heart, and at 20, she's already finished Geography of the Hopeless Heart, appearing in one of the movie's five separate love stories. Next, she shoots The Philosophers, playing a student at an international school in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Just three weeks after the last Potter opens, the 23-year-old actor, who as Draco Malfoy tormented Harry, will return to the screen in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This time, he'll be antagonizing the caged chimpanzees. Beyond that, he stars in the supernatural horror flick The Apparition, set for release in 2012.
As the gawky Neville Longbottom, he went through one of the young cast's most dramatic transformations. Now 22 and 6-feet-tall, he's begun to resemble a young Clive Owen. He's yet to decide on his next project.