Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Thursday, 21 May 2015

Where Are They Now: Harry Potter Characters

Where Are All The Other Harry Potter Characters Now?

The Debrief: Cormac McLaggen. 10/10 would go there.

Yes, yes, yes we know what Hermione, Ron and Harry are doing, but what about the rest of their Hogwarts chums? We took a trip down memory lane (and did a lot of internet stalking) and found out what they’re all up to now.

Cho Chang

Harry’s erstwhile love interest who fell for R-Patz instead. Before he got deaded. And became a vampire. Wait. Is that what happened? Maybe.

Where Are They Now: Cho Chang

IRL: Katie Leung

Katie’s still an actress, most recently appearing in BBC mini-series One Child last year. She was also nominated for a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2014. Classic Ravenclaw.

Where Are They Now: Cho Chang

Cormac McLaggen

Most likely to be found on the Hogwarts banterbus, Cormac once ate a pound of poisonous Doxy eggs to prove his bravery. Hermione took him to Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party. But just to make Ron jealous. OBVS.

Where Are They Now: Cormac McLaggen

IRL: Freddie Stroma

HELLO CORMAC. How VERY nice to see you again looking so… well. Most recently appeared as the dreadlocked trust fund Gap Yah twat in The Inbetweeners 2.

Where Are They Now: Cormac McLaggen

Dean Thomas

Harry’s Gryffindor pal who was forced to miss his seventh year to escape Voldemort’s plan to imprison all half and full blood Muggles.

Where Are They Now: Dean Thomas

IRL: Alfred Enoch

Another dishy chap! Alfred is currently starring in ma-hoosive American show How To Get Away With Murder alongside Viola Davis.

Where Are They Now: Dean Thomas

 Draco Malfoy

THIS GUY. What an objectionable little shite. By book seven though we’d put the whole thing down to questionable parenting. Between Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, poor Draco never stood a chance.

Where Are They Now: Draco Malfoy

IRL: Tom Felton

THIS GUY SEEMS GREAT. Tom’s been in loads of films like Rise of The Planet Of The Apes and Get Him To The Greek. Also, he’s had a really cute girlfriend for ages and they seem like a couple we’d probably get on really well with ,so give us a call and we’ll go for beers, why don’t you, Tom?

Where Are They Now: Draco Malfoy

Fred & George

Ron’s mischievous twin brothers who left Hogwarts to start a joke shop. But then one of them (maybe Fred?) got murdered by Voldemort’s unsavoury cronies. Fuck those guys.

Where Are They Now: Fred & George

IRL: Oliver and James Phelps

Now living in LA, Oliver and James do still act but they also do a lot of travelling. Their Instagram feeds look like the most fun ever. TAKE US WITH YOU WEASLEYS.

Where Are They Now: Fred & George

Gellert Grindlewald

Young Albus Dumbledore’s best pal. Together the two were going to create a new benevolent world order until they (along with Dumbledore's brother Abelforth) accidentally killed the Dumbledore’s younger sister Ariana. Later, Gellert was murdered by Voldemort.

Where Are They Now: Gellert Grindlewald

IRL: Jamie Campbell-Bower

Jamie’s done LOADS of films! Also, I interviewed him once and he was terribly charming. Used to date Lily Collins,  now in a band called The Darling Buds. Very fit.

Where Are They Now: Gellert Grindlewald

Lavender Brown

 Marginally annoying girl in Gryffindor. Dated Ron for a while. Joined Dumbledore’s army and was killed eventually by that pesky werewolf Fenir Greyback.

Where Are They Now: Lavender Brown

IRL: Jessie Cave

It’s Jessie Cave! She’s the actual best. She’s a cartoonist, actress (last in E4 show Glue) and she had a baby! She’s also got a book coming out soon, so make sure you pick that one up, kids.

Where Are They Now: Lavender Brown

Lily Evans

Harry’s mum while she was still at Hogwarts, that is. The one who was friends with Snape and met and fell in love with James. Was also later murdered by Voldermort who we’re starting to realise might have had anger issues.

Where Are They Now: Lily Evans

IRL: Ellie Darcey Alden

Still only 15, Ellie’s also been on Doctor Who. Also she loves American TV show Supernatural.

Where Are They Now: Lily Evans

Luna Lovegood

Hogwart’s resident oddball who turned out to be a lot more useful than anyone could have imagined.

Luna Lovegood

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Where Are They Now: Luna Lovegood

Neville Longbottom

Harry’s Gryffindor housemate who really came out of his shell. He saved the day by destroying the seventh Horcrux and also ended up as the Hogwarts professor of herbology.

Where Are They Now: Neville Longbottom

IRL: Matthew Lewis

PHWOARRR. Apologies for being a lech but my goodness. From here on out ugly ducklinging is always to be known as Longbottoming. Just check out his shoot this month’s in Attitude. Fur EVERYWHERE. That’s just him hanging with Daenerys below BTW. NBD.

Where Are They Now:

Padma Patil

Fellow Gryffindor who later joined Dumbledore’s Army. Padma went to the Yule Ball with Ron but it didn’t really work out.

Where Are They Now: Padma Patil

IRL: Afshan Azad

Now super glam, Afshan’s still acting and likes to play squash.

Where Are They Now: Padma Patil

Percy Weasley

 The older Weasley. Bit of a drip.

Where Are They Now: Percy Weasley

Chris Rankin

Now working in TV production, Chris lives in Wales with his wife Megan. He’s part of the Mid Wales Dance Academy. Seems like an excellent chap.

Where Are They Now: Percy Weasley

Seamus Finnigan

Another Gryffindor. Cheeky little monkey. Briefly a Voldermort denier, Seamus soon came round and did some excellent ass-kicking in the final battle.

Where Are They Now: Seamus Finnigan

IRL: Devon Murray

Still an actor. Very funny on Twitter. Does not like cats fighting outside his window at night or snow in April.

Where Are They Now: Seamus Finnigan

Tom Marvolo Riddle (From The Chamber Of Secrets)

Voldemort before he was Voldemort. Also known as the chap in the diary who kidnapped Ginny Weasley and wrangled a massive snake.

Tom Riddle

IRL: Christian Coulson

Living in New York as an actor and director, Christian once appeared in an episode of The Good Wife. Which is excellent.

Christian Coulson

Tom Marvolo Riddle (From The Half Blood Prince)

 Another incarnation of the evilest chap this side of Diagon Alley.

Where Are They Now: Tom Riddle

IRL: Frank Dillane

IRL son of Stannis Baratheon from Game Of Thrones, Frank is a (fit) actor who’s about to appear in Ron Howard’s next film In The Heart Of The Sea with Chris Hemsworth about a nasty whale. Is it Moby Dick? Oh wait yes, it’s Moby Dick. Whale dick. Ha.

Where Are They Now: Tom Riddle

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Tags: Nostalgia, Film, books