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Saturday 20 December 2014

My, haven't the Harry Potter stars grown!

Fresh faced actors Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who play Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, at their first ever press conference in 2000.
Fresh faced actors Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who play Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, at their first ever press conference in 2000.
Watson, Grint and Radcliffe on the giant chessboard in the first of the Harry Potter films 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.'
Radcliffe arrives for the world premiere of the film 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' in London in November 2001.
Watson attends the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in New York in November 2001.
Grint is photographed for an unknown event in 2001.
A still from the second Harry Potter film 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,' filmed in 2002.
Watson, Radcliffe and Rupert Grint attend a photocall for the movie 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' in October 2002 in London.
The Harry Potter stars with the franchise's author J.K Rowling at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' in London, November 2002.
The trio on the poster for the 2004 movie 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.'
Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, and Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, at the premiere of 'Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban' in New York, 2003.
RUPERT GRINT as Ron Weasley, EMMA WATSON as Hermione Granger and DANIEL RADCLIFFE as Harry Potter in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The trio smile during a press call for 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' in 2005.
Radcliffe at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' in 2005.
Grint at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' in 2005
Watson at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' in 2005
L-r) RUPERT GRINT as Ron Weasley, DANIEL RADCLIFFE as Harry Potter and EMMA WATSON as Hermione Granger in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Radcliffe at the European premier for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' in July 2007.
Watson at the European premiere for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' in July 2007.
Grint at the European premiere for 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' in July 2007.
The trio in a still from 2009 film 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'
Grint, Watson and Radcliffe looking all grown up at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009.
Radcliffe at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009.
Watson at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009.
Grint at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009.
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'
A scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'

Most of us are fortunate enough not to have had our progression from gawky adolescence into sleek adulthood broadcast to millions of people around the world.

Not so Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, the trio who landed the coveted main roles in the film versions of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter franchise way, way back in 2000.

As Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley the three actors have effectively grown up on the silver screen, travelling the world, earning pots of cash, getting friendly with Rowling herself and becoming synonymous with the characters in the books. Now in their early 20s the good looking lot are a far cry from the not-so-fashion-savvy teenagers who first graced the red carpet at premieres.

With the release of the official trailer for the 2-part grand final 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' we take a peek at the past to bring you a gallery of Radcliffe, Watson and Grint's wizard transformation from the 'Philosopher's Stone' to the 'Deathly Hallows.'

>>Click on the image to launch our guide

Source: Independent

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