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Tom Felton Has Truly Aged Like A Fine Wine After 20 Years, And 14 Other Truly Stunning "Harry Potter" Cast Transformations

Bellatrix Lestrange looks exactly the same.

After all this time, the Harry Potter cast finally reunited for a magical 20th anniversary special on HBO Max!!!

Emma Watson and Rupert Grint holding hands
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The original cast and crew talked about their fondest memories working together, what it was like filming certain scenes, and fun behind-the-scenes facts from the iconic movie franchise.

Tom Felton describing one of his first interactions with Emma Watson
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So in order to celebrate the reunion of this truly wonderful cast, let's take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of these fine Harry Potter actors in their first film of the series, last film of the series, and Return to Hogwarts:

Helena Bonham Carter holding a Daily Prophet newspaper that reads: "Hogwarts Welcomes Back Alumni"
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Here's what Daniel Radcliffe looked like as Harry Potter in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Radcliffe with glasses and multiple scars on his face
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Here's what Daniel Radcliffe looked like as Harry Potter in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Radcliffe sitting on a bed looking perplexed
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And here's what Daniel Radcliffe looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Radcliffe smiling in the reunion special
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Here's what Emma Watson looked like as Hermione Granger in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Watson with long hair on the train to Hogwarts
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Here's what Emma Watson looked like as Hermione Granger in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Watson with dirt all over her face during Hogwarts Battle
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And here's what Emma Watson looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Watson smiling in a chair while talking to Rupert Grint
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Here's what Rupert Grint looked like as Ron Weasley in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Grint looking confused on the Hogwarts Express
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Here's what Rupert Grint looked like as Ron Weasley in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Grint at the end of "Deathly Hallows — Part 2"
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And here's what Rupert Grint looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Grint being interviewed for the anniversary special
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Here's what Tom Felton looked like as Draco Malfoy in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Malfoy meeting Harry Potter for the first time
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Here's what Tom Felton looked like as Draco Malfoy in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Malfoy pouting, looking scared
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And here's what Tom Felton looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Felton smiling while reuniting with cast mates
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Here's what Bonnie Wright looked like as Ginny Weasley in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Ginny at Platform 9 3/4
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Here's what Bonnie Wright looked like as Ginny Weasley in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Ginny at Hogwarts, watching Voldemort attack the castle
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And here's what Bonnie Wright looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Wright smiling with joy at the camera
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Here's what Matthew Lewis looked like as Neville Longbottom in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Neville in the Great Hall
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Here's what Matthew Lewis looked like as Neville Longbottom in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Neville with a bloody ear, ready to fight Voldemort
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And here's what Matthew Lewis looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Lewis being interviewed for the 20th reunion special
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Here's what James Phelps looked like as Fred Weasley in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Fred at Platform 9 3/4
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Here's what James Phelps looked like as Fred Weasley in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Fred watching Voldemort attack Hogwarts
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And here's what James Phelps looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Phelps being interviewed for the reunion special
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Here's what Oliver Phelps looked like as George Weasley in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

George at Platform 9 3/4
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Here's what Oliver Phelps looked like as George Weasley in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

George watching Voldemort destroy Hogwarts
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And here's what Oliver Phelps looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Phelps being interviewed for the reunion special
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Here's what Evanna Lynch looked like as Luna Lovegood in her first film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007):

Luna meeting Harry for the first time, reading a magazine
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Here's what Evanna Lynch looked like as Luna Lovegood in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Luna looking at a wind chime
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And here's what Evanna Lynch looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Lynch smiling at the camera during the reunion special
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Here's what Alfred Enoch looked like as Dean Thomas in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Dean looking at Neville's remembrall
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Here's what Alfred Enoch looked like as Dean Thomas in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Dean watching Voldemort take over the castle
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And here's what Alfred Enoch looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Enoch being interviewed for the reunion special
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Here's what Robbie Coltrane looked like as Rubeus Hagrid in the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001):

Hagrid showing Harry to Platform 9 3/4
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Here's what Robbie Coltrane looked like as Rubeus Hagrid in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Hagrid carrying a "dead" Harry Potter
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And here's what Robbie Coltrane looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Coltrane talking to Emma Watson in the reunion special
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Here's what Jason Isaacs looked like as Lucius Malfoy in his first film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002):

Lucius meeting Harry Potter for the first time
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Here's what Jason Isaacs looked like as Lucius Malfoy in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Lucius running away from the Battle of Hogwarts
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And here's what Jason Isaacs looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Isaacs being interviewed for the reunion speical
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Here's what Mark Williams looked like as Arthur Weasley in his first film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002):

Arthur meeting Harry for the first time
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Here's what Mark Williams looked like as Arthur Weasley in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Arthur protecting Ginny during the Battle of Hogwarts
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And here's what Mark Williams looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Williams being interviewed for the reunion special
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Here's what Ralph Fiennes looked like as Lord Voldemort in his first film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005):

Voldemort returning in human form
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Here's what Ralph Fiennes looked like as Lord Voldemort in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Voldemort laughing at Neville during the Battle of Hogwarts
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And here's what Ralph Fiennes looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Fiennes looking at the camera while being interviewed for the reunion special
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Finally, here's what Helena Bonham Carter looked like as Bellatrix Lestrange in her first film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007):

Bellatrix laughing at Harry while on the floor
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Here's what Helena Bonham Carter looked like as Bellatrix Lestrange in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011):

Bellatrix laughing at Neville during the Battle of Hogwarts
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And here's what Helena Bonham Carter looks like now in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022):

Bonham Carter talking to Daniel Radcliffe during the reunion special
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In conclusion:

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