Seven books, eight movies, an amusement park, and an entire industry later, one thing is clear: Harry Potter is one of the most successful series & franchises of all time. Of course, most of the credit goes to creator & writer JK Rowlings, without whom the Harry Potter world wouldn't have come alive. Then there's Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Hermione Granger, without whom Harry, Ron, and Hermione wouldn't have become the household names that they are.
However, what some people forget is that the Harry Potter movies had a massive cast, supporting characters who reflected the book characters extremely well, and made up the rich tapestry of the Hogwarts world.
But what have those supporting character actors been doing since? Well, we've found out what some of them are up to. Find out what happened to the people who made the Potter world as intricate and entertaining as it was — you'll be surprised to see what some of them look like now!
We all remember the main players in Harry Potter.
But the truth is, the cast as a whole was massive. What about some of the supporting characters — where are the actors that played them?
Remember Colin Creevey? He was obsessed with Harry Potter, and also worked for the Hogwart's paper.
Later he studied defensive magic with Harry and even participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, where he was killed in action. For Potter fans, it was pretty sad.
Colin Creevey was played by Hugh Mitchell.
Mitchell is still acting. He’s been in a few British television shows and films since his Harry Potter days — and he still looks basically the same, if not slightly older.
Stan Shunpike was the conductor of the Knight Bus that Harry boards in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Remember him? More importantly, remember that bus? It could shape shift and go at warped speed, and it was awesome.
This is Stan Shunpike — aka Lee Ingleby — now.
A little older, a little wiser, but just as serious as he was as his character. He’s still acting, writing, and directing in the UK.
This waitress appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
She gets flirty with Harry and they almost meet up for a date — little did she know that Harry actually had a lot of other things to do at the time.
Elarica Gallacher played the role.
She’s still acting, and she’s also totally beautiful — maybe Harry should have shown up for that date after all?
Remember that grouchy bank teller from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?
He was slightly terrifying, but he was also one of the most memorable supporting characters in the movies.
He was played by Warwick Davis.
Davis is actually a Hollywood legend, He not only acted as the Gringotts bank teller, but Filius Flitwick as well. He’s also appeared in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Needless to say, he’s had a great career.
Padma Patil went to the Yule Ball with Ron.
Her sister, Pavarti, went with Harry. The Yule Ball didn’t exactly gop as planned, but then again, there were much bigger fish to fry in “Goblet of Fire.”
Both roles were played by actress Afshan Azad.
Apparently, she auditioned for the role “just for the fun of it.” Funnily enough, she got to play two roles for the price of one.
Remember this kindly woman, who had all the best treats on her train cart?
“Anything off the trolley dears?” was a memorable line because that’s when Harry and Ron were becoming friends — and because secretly, we all wanted some of those treats.
She was played by actress Jean Southern.
We’re not sure what part Jean Southern is playing here (though it looks dramatic), but she’s a prolific actress in the UK. Now, she mostly sticks to British television these days.
It's pretty much impossible to forget the face of Marcus Flint.
Let’s just say that the character had a grill that only mother could love.
Turn out, actor Jamie Yeates doesn't have those teeth — and he's actually kind of hot.
Since Harry Potter, he’s appeared in Mr.Bean and Mirad, and continues to act to this day.
Seeing these former Harry Potter cast players is pretty crazy, right?
Only time will tell what these young actors will do next — or if anything could possibly top appearing in the Harry Potter films.
Here's what the rest of the cast is doing now.