Expecto Patronum! Welcome to the wonderful world of Hogwarts, fellow Potterists. Potterheads far and wide, we are about to graduate from the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry and as a final test, we’ve been given a test on lasting love.
Wizards, Witches, Muggles, Squibs, Obscurials, Giants, Goblins, House-Elves, and Fantastic Beasts alike, let us delve into our spellbook and see if lasting love truly exists in the Potterverse. Whatever happened to Harry and the gang, did Hermione and Ron go the distance, could Dumbledore find a suitable match, and would anyone really love Voldermort?
The Gryffindor To Your Heart
So who is Daniel Radcliffe dating when his alter ego isn’t crushing on Ginny Weasley? Luckily, we’ll be able to find the answer. We’ll travel the world to uncover the spellbound loves of the Harry Potter cast. Would a Gryffindor wizard ever marry a Slytherin? Or would a giant ever find lasting love? We’ll have to race through our spellbooks to see what lies beyond the Disillusionment Charm.
Did Ron Weasley take his onscreen romance with Lavender Brown off-screen? Could Neville Longbottom find “the one” before any of colleagues? Did the invitations get sent out by owl post? We wonder if Luna Lovegood got moonstruck by a handsome gentleman? By the Sword of Gryffindor, we shall find out. Watch out for the Mirror of Erised’s tricks as we pass through the Room of Requirement as we begin our journey.
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
Draco Malfoy, that devious little… The young Slytherin pureblood would be Harry’s chief rival in his early years at Hogwarts. In the end, little Malfoy redeemed himself somewhat so we’ll forgive him for his misgivings. Offscreen, his colleagues have stated that he is a genuinely great guy, with him and Daniel Radcliffe being buddies in real life.
Tom Felton & Jade Olivia (Dated)
Felton seems to be a long-term kind of guy showing indicating he knows what he wants, unlike his character. Although Felton and his ex-girlfriend of 7 years broke up in January 2016, they will always have their moment in the Harry Potter folklore as they played husband and wife Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass in Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)
Ginny Weasely played by actress Bonnie Wright nearly found lasting love on set. Harry’s wife is a multi-talented individual who apart from being an actress is also a film director, screenwriter, model, and producer.
Bonnie Wright & Jamie Campbell Bower (Engaged & Split)
Perhaps being inspired by her on-screen character, Wright, was engaged to Jamie Campbell Bower who played the young Gellert Grindelwald. The two met on the set of Harry Potter, before confirming they were dating in February 2010 and were engaged later. However, they called off their engagement by June 2012.
Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory)
Cedric Diggory, oh, what could have been! Robert Pattinson, the former Twilight star, who portrayed Cedric Diggory, is easily the actor who became better known for his subsequent success than any of the other cast members. One of the few selected for the Triwizard tournament, the Hufflepuff representative even defeated Harry in a Quidditch match, mind you, Harry was distracted by the dementors at the time. Diggory, wouldn’t last long as he was murdered by Voldemort’s accomplices when the Dark Lord was resurrected.
Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs (Were Engaged)
The famous jawline would swoon over singer and fellow Brit, FKA Twigs, between 2014 to 2017. The split was a result of their demanding schedules which kept them apart. Sources close to the pair reported, “that’s the girl he wants to marry.” Only time will tell if Cedric Diggory comes back to for a second round.
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)
Evanna Lynch, the actress who played the adorable Luna Lovegood, the easy-going, ever cheerful, enigmatic classmate of Harry’s. The Ravenclaw is described as having a “permanently surprised look” which made Lynch a shoe-in for the role. The eternal dreamer, Lovegood is one of the few to believe Harry and Dumbledore when they mention Voldemort is back and answers the call to arms in the defence of Hogwarts against the Deatheaters.
Evanna Lynch & Robbie Jarvis (Dated)
Luna seemed to have a thing for the young Potter -no, not that one, the other one. Lynch and Robbie Jarvis who portrayed the young James Potter, Harry’s father, were an item a couple of years after the movies ended. Posting several pictures of themselves on Instagram, the two seemed to be in love, until suddenly they stopped posting.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
The man who surely needs no introduction, the eponymous Harry Potter, is etched into the hearts and minds of a generation of Potterheads the world over. The reluctant hero, fought his way through insurmountable odds to save not only Hogwarts but the world as we know it. Daniel Radcliffe, the man who plays the chosen one, is now a household name thanks to his portrayal of the world famous character.
Daniel Radcliffe & Erin Darke (Dating)
It seems Mr. Potter has eyes for only one. Radcliffe met actress Erin Darke on the set of the film Kill Your Darlings in 2013. Although there have been rumors of a possible engagement in mid-2014, it was later put to bed by Darke’s father in December of the same year. Half a decade together, the couple appear to still be going strong. Radcliffe revealed that it was “one of those sort of situations [where] you just have a connection with somebody.”
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
Rupert Grint played the best friend and closest confidant, Ron Weasely, to Harry Potter in the movies. Many would say Grint did a better job playing Weasely than Radcliffe or Watson did playing Harry Potter or Hermione Granger, respectively. The redhead was nigh on perfect in his portrayal, so much so the actor has found getting roles outside the Potterverse nigh on impossible.
Rupert Grint & Georgia Groome (Dated)
Based on what can be gathered from his social media pages, Grint and actress Georgia Groome have quite a dating history. They have been spotted together having dinner by British tabloids, while Grint also attended the premiere of Double Date, which starred Groome. It’s unclear if the two are still together as rumors swirl the couple is dating on and off. Although, Groome as seen on the set of the television show Snatch on which Grint stars.
Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick & Griphook)
Warwick Davis got the envious chance to play two roles in the Harry Potter franchise. First, he played the goblin Griphook, appearing in the first and last two films. He also played Harry’s Hogwarts Charms teacher Professor Filius Flitwick in every one of the eight films. Davis has a long career from acting in several Star Wars films to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Doctor Who and the Leprechaun series of films.
Warwick Davis & Samantha Davis (Married)
Davis has managed to balance his professional life with his personal one seeing as he’s been married to his wife, Samantha Davis (née Burroughs), since 1991. Samantha is known for her roles in Through the Dragon’s Eye, ShortFellas, and Honky Sausages. The couple has two children together. The couple first met on the set of the movie Willow in 1998 and haven’t looked back since.
Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort)
Tom Marvolo Riddle, better known as Lord Voldemort. The chief antagonist in the Potterverse, the leader of the Death Eaters is the sole surviving descendant of Hogwarts co-founder, Salazar Slytherin. His sole aim is to rid the magical world of Muggles, non-magical beings, and rule both worlds. Thankfully, the dastardly deviant Dark Lord failed in his quest. The talented Ralph Fiennes portrayed you-know-who to perfection, so much so, his very presence makes people uneasy to this day.
Ralph Fiennes & Alex Kingston (Married & Divorced)
Unlike his character on-screen, Fiennes is known for his charming presence off-screen and has been married once. His marriage to English actress Alex Kingston lasted four years, prior to which they dated for a decade from the time they were both budding acting students. They divorced after Fiennes affair with actress Francesca Annis whom he was with for eleven years also before separating. Seem that Lord Voldemort has a soft spot after all.
Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)
The gentle half-giant who is the keeper of the keys and grounds at Hogwarts, Hagrid acts as Harry’s wizarding guardian in many ways. Introducing him to the wizarding world into which he has been born, Hagrid seems to be the uncle the little wizard boy always needed. Hagrid is played by Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane in the films. Author, J.K. Rowling herself stated, “Robbie is just perfect for Hagrid because Hagrid is a very loveable character, quite likable, quite comic,” with “a certain toughness underneath” which, “I think Robbie does that perfectly.”
Robbie Coltrane & Rhona Gemmell (Married & Divorced)
Coltrane has appeared in a number of films and television shows throughout his career, including two James Bond movies as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. The actor married sculptress Rhona Gemmell in 1999 after the two started dating after they first met on Christmas Eve 1988. The divorced in 2003, but not before they welcomed two children into their lives. Coltrane continues to actively work in film and television.
Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)
Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort’s staunchest supporter known for her sadistic nature. In the films, she is portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter, who was one of the more well-known actors to be cast in the franchise. A Death Eater, she is responsible for the deaths of several loveable characters such as the fan-favorite Sirius Black, and house-elf Dobby. Being part of Voldemort’s inner circle she is a wizarding pure-blood advocate.
Helena Bonham Carter & Tim Burton (Dated)
In addition to possessing the essence of every character she plays, Carter possessed the heart of quirky film director, Tim Burton for 13 years. During this time she featured in many of Burton’s films such as Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeny Todd, and Alice in Wonderland. The couple has two children from their relationship.
Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour)
French actress Clémence Poésy plays Fleur Delacour in the fourth, seventh and eighth installments of the Harry Potter series. She is first introduced as one of Harry’s competitors in the Triwizard Tournament. After the visiting school returns to its native country, the audience thinks it’s seent he last of Delacour, however, the part “veela” is shown to be engaged to Ron’s brother, Bill, as the enchanting wizard joins the heroes in the last two films.
Clémence Poésy & Emeric Glayse (Dated)
The actress gave birth to a son named Liam in early 2017, with the father’s identity remaining a secret. Poésy was previously engaged to Emeric Glayse in 2015, with plans to marry in 2016, however, it appears it wasn’t to be. The actress is known for her natural beauty, devoid of make-up and cosmetics. She herself has said that she does not like using them.
Freddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen)
Cormac McLaggen, a one-time rival of Ron Weasely, and the almost-boyfriend of Hermione Granger. Actor Freddie Stroma does a great job in his role, with the audience generally enjoying their love-hate relationship with his character. In Goblet of Fire Cormac nearly takes Ron’s Keeper spot on the Gryffindor Quidditch team, and later escorts Hermione to Slughorn’s Christmas party. Of course, Hermione was only using him to get back at Ron in the first place, and soon ditches him. He is last briefly seen in both Deathly Hallows films on the side of our heroes.
Freddie Stroma & Johanna Braddy (Married)
While Stroma’s Harry Potter counterpart may not be popular at Hogwarts, the actor is one of the few younger cast members who seems to have found permanent love. Stroma met Johanna Braddy, his co-star in the television series UnREAL and began dating in summer 2015. By May the following year they were engaged, before tying the knot in December in Atlanta, Georgia. Stroma is quoted as saying, married life is an “amazing feeling”.
Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley)
Bill Weasely is described as hard-working and down-to-earth with a fondness for a bit of adventure and a bit of glamor. Arguably the most accomplished of the Weasleys, he is both a prefect and Head Boy as well as a star student. Domhall Gleeson plays Bill in the two Deathly Hallows fils, while another actor played Bill in Prisoner of Azkaban. Bill ends up falling in love with Fleur Delacour who together help Harry and gang defeat The Dark Lord once and for all.
Domhnall Gleeson & Juliette Bonass (Dating)
Gleeson has well and truly established himself as one to keep on eye on in Hollywood as he has already acted in the latest Star Wars trilogy as General Hux, the critically acclaimed Ex Machina, The Revenant opposite Leonardo Di Caprio, and on an episode of the television series Black Mirror. He is the son of Brendan Gleeson, who played Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films. Despite being private about his personal life, it is believed he is dating television producer Juliette Bonass.
Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown)
Lavender is played by no less than three actresses throughout the film series. The first two are merely small non-speaking cameos in Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban, where different actresses played her in each film. Jessie Cave plays her from Half-Blood Prince onwards as she begins a brief relationship with Ron Weasely, much to Hermione’s chagrin. The two breakup due to her mistakenly suspecting that Ron is cheating on her with Hermione. She is killed during the Battle of Hogwarts, although she survives in the books.
Jessie Cave & Alfie Brown (Dated)
Cave dated comedian Alfie Brown for some time where they welcomed two children, named Donnie and Margot, together. Their relationship inspired one of Cave’s comedy festival’s during their time together. It seems their split was amicable as her ex-boyfriend sometimes still makes appearances on her popular YouTube channel’s comedy sketches.
Katie Leung (Cho Chang)
The first woman to steal Harry’s heart, Cho Chang makes her first appearance in the films in Goblet of Fire where Harry asks her to the Yule Ball. However, as Cho was already asked by Cedric Diggory, she declines Harry’s invitation. Following Cedric’s death, Cho initiates a kiss with Harry in Order of the Phoenix. However, the relationship doesn’t last long as she betrays’s Dumbledore’s Army under the influence of Veritaserum potion, losing Harry’s affection in the process.
Katie Leung & Leo Ku (Dated)
Katie Leung, the actress who plays Cho, found love briefly with singer Leo Ku from Hong Kong. The two met while the singer was shooting a music video. Since the Potter films, Leung has continued to act on screen as well as on stage. She also studied painting and photography at the University of Arts in London, a passion on par with her thespian aspirations. Her latest role as in the film The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.
Jamie Campbell Bower (Young Gellert Grindelwald)
Even the most perceptive Potter fan may be scratching their heads in regard to this actor because he only featured in a brief flashback scene in the seventh installment of the film series. Jamie Campbell Bower played the young Gellert Grindelwald in Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Grindelwald is a Dark wizard who features on the list of “Most Dangerous Dark Wizards of All Time” and is second only to Voldemort. In Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone) it is noted on a Chocolate Frog card that he was defeated by Albus Dumbledore in 1945.
Jamie Campbell Bower & Matilda Lowther (Dating)
Bower, after amicably parting ways with fellow Potter actress Bonnie Wright who played Ginny Weasley, has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with model Matilda Lowther. However, the latest reports suggest Bower is dating Lily Collins, daughter of musician Phil Collins. Apart from acting Bower is also the frontman for the band Counterfeit.
Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)
Oliver Wood is the person who explains the rules of Quidditch to Harry after Professor McGonagall catches the young wizard showing exceptional skill upon his inaugural broomstick ride. Oliver being the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, thus inducts Harry onto the team which made the chosen one the youngest seeker in Hogwarts for over a century. Following his time at Hogwarts, he joins Puddlemere United’s reserve team and returns to help his old school in the Battle of Hogwarts. Oliver is played by actor Sean Biggerstaff who appears in the first two films, and again in the final film.
Sean Biggerstaff & Gaia Weiss (Dated)
The captain of the Quidditch team briefly dated French model and actress Gaia Weiss around 2013. However, their relationship was but a short one as the couple went their separate ways. Since the films, Sean has worked in both film and theatre.
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)
Lucius Malfoy, played by English actor Jason Isaacs, has a profound influence on his son Draco Malfoy. So much so in fact, Draco is often heard repeating his favorite phrase, “My father will hear about this!” An undercover Death Eater, he is first introduced in Chamber of Secrets as he plants Tom Riddle’s diary in Ginny Weasley’s potions cauldron in a plot get her to open the Chamber which would lead to the death of all Muggle-born. In the final battle, it seems he has a change of heart and prioritizes the safety of his family above all else.
Jason Isaacs & Emma Hewitt (Married)
Jason Isaacs plays the senior Malfoy in the films, appearing in six of them. The actor has been with his now-wife, BBC documentary filmmaker Emma Hewitt since 1988 later getting married in 2001. With over three decades of togetherness, the couple has two daughters together. The actor has mentioned that he sometimes travels to film premieres on the London subway completely unrecognized.
Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart)
Ah, yes, the deceptively charming Gilderoy Lockhart, the only character J.K. Rowling ever based on a real person (whom she refuses to reveal). Kenneth Branagh, who plays Lockhart appears in the Chamber of Secrets and is seen as a heartthrob and author, with a list of accomplishment so long it would seem too good to be true – which is proven to be just that. He is proven to be a fraud by Harry and Ron as he admits never achieved any great feat, simply altering the memories of those who did, only for him to then take credit. When he tries to use the same spell on Harry and Ron, he inadvertently permanently erases his own memory seeing as he used Ron’s broken wand.
Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson (Married & Divorced)
Branagh is a critically acclaimed actor and director and the first man to be nominated in five different categories at the Academy Awards. He was married to fellow actress Emma Thompson (who played Professor Trelawney) from 1989 to 1995 and appeared together in several films. The divorce stemmed from his affair with Helena Bonham Carter (who plays Bellatrix Lestrange), whom Branagh dated for several years until 1999. Ultimately he married film art director Lindsay Brunnock in 2003, to whom he is still married.
Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley)
A stickler for the rules, the third son of Arthur and Molly Weasley, Percy, is known as an uptight toerag according to J.K. Rowling. Due to his blind love for authority, he even cuts off ties with his family at one point, only to reconcile near the end of the series realizing the error of his ways. Following his graduation from Hogwarts, having achieved the distinction of Head Boy, he works for the Ministry of Magic, thereby putting him at odds with his loved ones.
Chris Rankin & Vanessa Beecroft (Dating)
Actor Chris Rankin plays the stone-faced Percy Weasley, and unlike his character, he isn’t dating a Ravenclaw lass, but a muggle named Vanessa Beecroft. The couple lives together with their dog Stanley in Cardiff, Wales.
Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan)
One of the few characters to appear in every one of the eight films, Seamus Finnigan is that guy we all know of but can’t quite recall when queried. Devon Murray plays the character who is one of Harry’s more distant friends. The only time there appears to be some drama in their relationship is when Seamus questions Harry as to his claims regarding Voldemort’s return in Order of the Phoenix. Seamus, of course, apologizes to Harry later on and becomes a late addition to Dumbledore’s army, fighting in the final battle.
Devon Murray & Simonna Milinytė (Dating)
Devon is reportedly dating Lithuanian singer, Simonna Milinytė. The two appear together in the singer’s music video Every Time You Need Me released in 2017. After a break from movies, it seems Devon is back to the big screen as he appears in the 2018 film Damo & Ivor: The Movie. Hopefully, we’ll all soon forget him as the Hogwarts student who kept blowing himself up. Good luck Devon.
Ray Fearon (Firenze)
Firenze’s is best known for helping Harry and his friends from Quirinus Quirrell (disguised as a hooded figure) attacking them in the Forbidden Forrest, after Harry, Hermione, Neville, and Draco were put in there in detention by Hagrid. Although the character does again appear in the fifth book, his only appearance in the films is in Philosopher’s Stone.
Ray Fearon & Elle Macpherson (Dated)
Firenze is played by actor Ray Fearon with CGI. He dated Australian supermodel Elle MacPherson for two years from 2006 to 2007. He has one daughter named Rosa May with his former partner actress Jane Gurnett.
Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall)
Professor Minerva McGonagall is one whom most students at Hogwarts are careful not to cross. As the series wears on, however, we see her seemingly prim exterior give way to elated emotion at times. Despite appearing as a stickler for the rules, she is known to break them at times when there is a greater good at play. It is McGonagall who recommends Harry to the Quidditch team and gifts him his first broomstick, despite both first-year students normally being prohibited from playing the sport or owning brooms. harsh in dealing out punishment, we learn she is part of the Order of the Phoenix and plays her part in assisting both Dumbledore and Harry, in the process of which wrestling back control of Hogwarts from Professor Snape (not realizing he’s a double-agent).
Maggie Smith & Beverley Cross (Married & Widowed)
Maggie Smith, the legendary actress who play McGonnagal, is one only 24 actors or actresses to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting – winning a competitiv.e Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories. For her services to the performing arts, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. Smith has been married twice. Once to actor Robert Stephens from 1967-75 with whom she has two children, prior to their divorce. Her second husband was playwright Beverley Cross whom she married in 1975 until his death in 1998. When asked if she was lonely in 2013, she replied, “It seems a bit pointless, going on on one’s own, and not having someone to share it with”.
Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)
It’s time to get Sirius. Harry’s godfather, and fan-favorite, Sirius Black, made his entrance in dramatic style in Prisoner of Azkaban. Wrongfully accused of crimes for which his friend, Peter Pettigrew committed, he spent 13 arduous years in the horrific prison, before escaping in the third film. He goes on to assist Harry in several quests, until his untimely death at the hands of his cousin, Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange. Heir of the House of Black, Padfoot, served as the best man at Harry’s parents’ wedding and acts as a surrogate father following his return. In his will, Sirius, leaves all his possession, home, and house-elf to be inherited by Harry.
Gary Oldman & Alexandra Edenborough (Married & Divorced)
Gary Oldman, the actor who plays Sirius, is intensely private about his personal life, despite being a known for numerous lead and supporting roles. The actor has been married five times. His first wife as English actress Lesley Manville, second wife American actress Uma Thurman, third wife Donya Fiorentino, and fourth wife English singer and actress Alexandra Edenborough. He recently married a fifth time to writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt in 2017. Goldman has three children and two grandchildren.
Scarlett Byrne (Pansy Parkinson)
Played by no less than five different actresses in the series, Pansy Parkinson annoys the audience with every scene in which she is present. Always defending her fellow Slytherin’s and fawning over Draco Malfoy, the eventual Hogwarts prefect, becomes part of Dolores Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad and nearly collects the evidence necessary to thwart Dumbledore’s Army. The unofficial girlfriend of Draco, she naturally hates anyone who isn’t a pureblood.
Scarlett Byrne & Cooper Hefner (Engaged)
Scarlett Byrne, who played Pansy in Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows films, is engaged to Copper Hefner since 2015, son of the late Hugh Hefner. In 2017 Byrne posed nude for Playboy magazine, the company which is now under her fiancé’s control.
Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood)
The father of Luna Lovegood, Rhys Xenophilius Lovegood, makes his sole film appearance in the first Deathly Hallows installment. His screen time is short but highly eventful as he is the one who explains to Harry, Ron, and Hermione the legend of the Deathly Hallows. Described as having being eccentric looking with shoulder-length candy floss white hair, it becomes apparent where Luna gets her zaniness from. It is mentioned that he is the editor of the conspiracy theory magazine, The Quibbler.
Rhys Ifans & Anna Friel (Dated)
In Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Xenophilius is played by Welsh actor, Rhys Ifans who is known for a variety of film roles such as Spike in Notting Hill, Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, as well as Mycroft Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes television series, Elementary. The actor previously dated British actress, Anna Friel, following her relationship with fellow Potter actor, David Thewlis who played Lupin.
Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore)
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, and founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenix. Described by J.K. Rowling as the “epitome of goodness”, Dumbledore is considered by many as one of the most powerful wizards in existence as the bearer of The Elder Wand. He is portrayed by Richard Harris in Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets who passed away following the filming of the latter. Michael Gambon portrayed the Gryffindor head of house in the remaining films.
Michael Gambon & Philippa Hart (Dating)
Michael Gambon is a veteran Irish-born British actor in stage and film for over half a century. The actor was knighted by Prince Charles in 1998 for his services to drama. Gambon has been married for over 50 years to Lady Anne Gambon with whom he has one child. It seems they have a unique arrangement as Gambon shifts his time with his wife, and mistress, Phillipa Hart, who is 25 years his junior, a relationship which has gone on for 17 years and spawned two children. We’re not sure Dumbledore would approve, Sir Gambon.
Kelly MacDonald (The Grey Lady)
The Ravenclaw house ghost, who is later revealed to be Helena Ravenclaw, the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw, whom the Hogwarts house is named after. Appearing in first and last films, the actress is played by two different actresses, Nina Young, and Kelly Macdonald, respectively. In the final film, The Grey Lady reveals to Harry the location of one of the Horcruxes, hidden in the diadem of Ravenclaw, critical to defeating Voldemort.
Kelly MacDonald & Dougie Payne (Married & Separated)
Kelly MacDonald, who plays The Grey Lady, in the final film, has appeared in a number of films such as Trainspotting, No Country for Old Men, Nanny McPhee, as well as five seasons of the television show Boardwalk Empire. MacDonald married Travis bassist Dougie Payne in 2003, and have two children together. In 2017, after 14 years of marriage, the couple separated.
Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)
The patriarch of the Weasley household and an informal adoptive father to Harry, Arthur Weasley is an affable, light-hearted man works for the Ministry of Magic. Obsessed with learning about Muggle customs his family assists Harry in the Battle of Hogwarts. The character appears in every film, except for the first one and is eventually promoted to Head of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects.
Mark Williams & Diane Williams (Married)
Arthur Williams, who plays Arthur Weasley, appears to have an equally wholesome family in real-life. The actor who has appeared in several films and television shows is married to Diane with whom he has one child. In recent years, the actor has portrayed the title character in the hit television series Father Brown.
David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.)
The main antagonist in the Goblet of Fire, Barty Crouch Jr. disguises his identity as Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody for the vast majority of the film. In his sole appearance, he successfully manipulates proceedings in order to not only have Harry participate in the Triwizard tournament, but ensures he wins it, as part of a deviously orchestrated plot to revive the Dark Lord. Throughout the film, we see Moody drinking, later revealed to be polyjuice potion. He identity is later revealed, however, his memories are wiped by a Dementor before he can be questioned, leaving him void of his memories.
David Tennant & Georgia Moffett
Actor, David Tennant, plays Barty Crouch Jr. in the fourth installment of the series. The actor is best known as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who. Tennant is married to fellow British actress Georgia Moffett, with whom he has three biological children, as well as one adopted child from Moffett’s previous relationship. The couple has been married since 2011 and first met on the set of a Doctor Who episode.
Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge)
Dolores Umbridge’s brief tenure at Hogwarts is notable for her cruelty and abusive punishments against students. It is later revealed she is part of a larger conspiracy in thwarting Dumbledore in his preparation again The Dark Lord himself, whom her employer, the Ministry of Magic, has come under the influence of. Appearing as the primary antagonist in Order of the Phoenix as well as a cameo in the first Deathly Hallows film, she is best remembered as the “High Inquisitor” of Hogwarts.
Imelda Staunton & Jim Carter (Married)
Imelda Staunton who brilliantly plays Dolores is a veteran actress known for a variety of roles in theater, film, and television. She has been married to fellow English actor Jim Carter since 1983. Carter is best known for his role as Mr. Charlie Carson in Downton Abbey. After meeting in 1982 during rehearsals for the stage play Guys and Dolls, Staunton said of her spouse, “We worked together for a year and it was a slow burn rather than a heady rush of passion.” Together, the couple has one daughter. The three appeared together in the BBC series Cranford in 2007.
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
Hermione Granger, love of Ron Weasley’s life, a best friend of Harry Potter, and together they form the triumvirate which takes down Voldemort for good. It is arguably difficult to see Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, in a different role without her Hogwart’s character coming to mind. Known for her intellect and cleverness, Hermione is described by J.K. Rowling as resembling herself when she was younger.
Emma Watson & Will Adamowicz (Dated)
Despite her attempts to keep her romantic life private, the actress has succeeded little in doing so. She previously dated Oxford University rugby star Will Adamowicz, as well as other Brits. She stated, “English guys are very well put together.” The two met at Oxford University and were on and off for some time before ending things for good in 2014. The pair reportedly split due to Watson’s tight schedule.
Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)
Author J.K. Rowling missed a great opportunity to pull one over reader’s when she didn’t conjure up the prophecy of the chosen one could equally apply to Neville Longbootn as it does to Harry Potter. Portrayed as bumbling, disorganized character and a rather mediocre student, although he seems to be quite adept at Herbology. Neville proves to be an important member of Dumbledore’s Army and is the one who destroys Voldemort’s final Horcrux, by decapitating the snake Nagini.
Matthew Lewis & Angela Jones (Married)
Matthew Lewis, who portrayed Neville in all the films, met his wife, Angela Jones at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida in July 2016. Lewis proposed to Jones at the Eiffel Tower later that same year, with the couple marrying in May 2018. The new Mrs. Lewis says of her husband, “I never believed in soulmates until we met.”
James Phelps (Fred Weasley)
Together with twin brother, George, Fred Weasley is known for his fun-loving, troublemaking nature in the films. The two are often addressed as one due to their seemingly identical personalities., so much so that their parents often have a difficult time telling them apart. The twins come to Harry’s assistance in several ways throughout the films, such as breaking helping him escape house arrest from Privet Drive in a flying Muggle car with their brother Ron, giving Harry the Marauder’s Map, and being part of Dumbledore’s Army. Fred is killed in the final battle, leaving George bereft of his twin brother.
James Phelps & Simone Burke (Dated)
James Phelps who plays Fred Weasley was linked with American film producer Simone Burke at one time. James later met and married Annika Ostle following the breakup with Burke. Along with his real-life identical twin brother, Oliver, who played George, the two support a number of charitable causes and often make public appearances in support of music and sports.
Oliver Phelps (George Weasley)
Like his identical twin brother, George Weasley is known for being Hogwart’s school clown. Neither is mentioned without the other it seems, and the pair appears in each installment of the series. The two serve as the Beaters in Gryffindor’s Quidditch team and after realizing a career in academia is not something they wish to pursue, they decide to leave the school in style by turning a corridor into a swamp and setting off fireworks inside the main hall during an exam. George would be the sole surviving twin following the Battle of Hogwarts and seems to take the loss of his brother to heart, before eventually finding success in the business named Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes the two founded together.
Oliver Phelps & Katy Humpage (Married)
The twin brothers seem to have a penchant for mimicking each other off-screen as they did on-screen, with James marrying a year before Oliver in 2016. Oliver married Katy Humpage in 2015 in Tutbury in the United Kingdom. Oliver is 13 minutes older than his twin brother, and one way to tell the twins apart is by the mole on the right side of Oliver’s neck, James doesn’t have one.
David Thewlis (Remus Lupin)
Remus Lupin makes his first appearance in Prisoner of Azkaban as Hogwart’s new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Later it is revealed that the well-liked teacher is a werewolf. A childhood friend of Harry’s father, he later realizes Sirius Black was wrongfully framed and convinces Harry, Ron, and Hermione of his innocence. He later leaves Hogwarts after his secret is revealed by Snape, and joins the newly reformed Order of the Phoenix. The professor eventually marries Nymphadora Tonks and names Harry as their child’s godfather, before the couple die in the Battle of Hogwarts.
David Thewlis & Anna Friel (Dated)
Actor David Thewlis who plays Remus met actress Anna Friel on a flight to Cannes and began a relationship with her in 2001. The couple were together until 2010 and have one child together. Friel would go onto date Rhys Ifans (who plays Xenophilius Lovegood). Rather ironically, Thewlis has admitted he is often mistaken for Ifans, “Twice a week, people come up to me and say, ‘You were great in Notting Hill.’ The public seems to think we are the same person.” Perhaps, it’s worth checking for polyjuice potion, professor.
Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas)
Played by Alfred Enoch, the character of Dean Thomas is one of Harry’s classmates in Gryffindor. Although Harry and Dean are chums, the two did fight on the same side in the Battle of Hogwarts. Despite Harry jinxing Dean “into a jelly” for making out with his beloved “Ginny” while they dated, Dean is one of the students who believes Harry and Dumbledore when they say Voldemort has returned.
Alfred Enoch & Aja Naomi King (Allegedly Dating)
Following his adventures in the Potterverse, Enoch appeared in several television shows and was a season regular on the hit show How to Get Away with Murder. The show has rewarded Enoch in more than one way, as he appears to have found love with his co-star Aja Namoi King, with the two rumored to be dating. Enoch has admitted he currently has a girlfriend but hasn’t named names as of yet. Suspiciously, the two appear to be quite cozy in photos. Dean always was the under-the-radar kind of guy.
John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick)
Who could forget Nearly Headless Nick, the most loveable of all Ghosts in the Potterverse? The Gryffindor ghost, formally known as Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, is played by actor John Cleese, of Monty Python fame. Despite his preference for people to call him by his full name, everyone prefers calling him by Sir Nicholas or just plain Nick.
John Cleese & Jennifer Wade (Married)
John Cleese is an acting veteran and widely considered a comedic genius. Known for a variety of roles in both film and television, he is still going strong after spending more than 50 years in the entertainment industry. It took him 73 years and three previous marriages to find to “experience love” and marry his fourth wife Jennifer Wade. May the real Sir Nicholas remain ghostless.