‘Harry Potter’ Cast Looks Almost Unrecognizable at 2001 ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Premiere

by Jeremy Spirogis
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint at the premiere of

It’s been practically 20 years since J.Ok. Rowling’s in style guide collection grew to become a movie franchise. Audiences received their first style of what would turn into a string of iconic motion pictures when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit theaters. Revisit the start of the wizarding world of Harry Potter with images from the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise started in 2001

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When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit cabinets in 1997 Rowling and The Boy Who Lived grew to become well-known. Harry Potter’s recognition solely grew because the creator continued to launch installments within the collection. 

By the early 2000s, discuss of a film collection started. At one time Steven Spielberg thought-about directing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He even labored on the venture for just a few months earlier than backing out as a result of as later stated, he wasn’t able to make a youngsters film or commit years to at least one single venture. 

Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire) changed Spielberg as director. He introduced Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and the remainder of the wizarding world to life.

Columbus directed Radcliffe because the title character and Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as his greatest mates, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Radcliffe was solely 11 when he booked the function of Harry and 12 when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit theaters on Nov. 14, 2001. 

Immediately the movie grew to become successful. On opening weekend within the U.S., the movie made $90 million, in line with Box Office Mojo. Worldwide Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone earned upwards of $1 billion. 

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The ‘Harry Potter’ forged grew up with their characters

As Harry, Ron, and Hermione fought Voldemort, received into hassle exploring Hogwarts, and got here into their very own, so did Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson. Child stars due to the Harry Potter motion pictures, through the years they grew to become younger adults alongside their characters.

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint on the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive by way of Getty Images

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The trio, in addition to the remainder of the franchise’s younger forged members, spent their adolescence contained in the magical world created by Rowling. 

After eight motion pictures, every yet one more in style than the final, the Harry Potter motion pictures got here to an finish. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II marked the ultimate installment of the franchise when it hit theaters in July 2011.

Tom Felton at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'Tom Felton at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
Tom Felton on the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Compared to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the franchise had come a great distance, similar to the actors and the characters they portrayed. The motion pictures went from PG to PG-13 and have become decidedly darker because the franchise progressed. 

Oliver and Jamie Phelps at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'Oliver and Jamie Phelps at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
Oliver and Jamie Phelps on the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Fred Duval/FilmMagic

Where are Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe now? 

Nearly 10 years for the reason that final Harry Potter film and the franchise’s recognition is simply as robust. While the actors have moved on to different tasks they’re nonetheless recognized for the roles that outlined their childhood.

Watson, after taking break day from appearing to attend faculty, is now 30 years outdated having starred in numerous profitable movies. Most not too long ago, she starred in Greta Gerwig’s movie adaptation of Little Women.

As for Radcliffe, he continues to behave however none have eclipsed the success of Harry Potter. Grint additionally continued his appearing profession doing each movie and tv.

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