What happened to the Weasley twins from Harry Potter?


22 years ago, Oliver and James Phelps participated for the first time in their lives in a test casting. Their mother, Susan, learned that a major Hollywood production was looking for young actors in Leeds, and the two twins stood up for the audition, unaware that they were about to change their lives forever. This great production was ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘ (Chris Columbus, 2001), the first part of the film adaptation of the famous novels of JK Rowling. Oliver and James, after passing this test and five more later, ended up being selected to play the Weasley twins, George and Fred, Harry Potter’s redheaded and mischievous companions at Hogwarts.

The Phelps have appeared in each of the eight films in the saga, so fans of the boy wizard have watched them grow up. But more than a decade has passed since the premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2‘ (David Yates, 2011) and the truth is that in recent years we have lost track of those performers who, as has happened to other actors in the franchise such as Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch Where Devon Murray, they are much calmer since they stopped being apprentice magicians.

James and Oliver were among the stars at the opening of The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, a theme park dedicated to the saga located at Universal Studios. At 30, they left behind the red color of their hair and this obsession to wear the same look that the movies imposed on them. In 2015, they worked together on two films not released in our country, ‘Danny and the Human Zoo‘ (Destiny Ekaragha) and ‘patchwork‘ (Tyler MacIntyre), in 2019, they did the same thing in ‘7 Days: The Story of Blind Dave Heeley‘ (Dominic HigginsIan Higgins) and James have also signed for ‘Cadia: the inner world‘ (Cedric Gegel). They worked together again on ‘Last night in Soho‘ (Edgar Wright, 2021) and we saw them, of course, in the special ‘Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts‘ (Casey Patterson, Joe Pearlman, 2022).

Golf fans and football rivals (Oliver is a fan of Aston Villa and James is a fan of Birmingham, both of the Premier League), these giants (both 1.91m tall) moved to Santa Monica in 2013 from their England native, looking for new professional opportunities. They live between the United States and Great Britain and devote part of their time to charitable and solidarity work.

Black comedy is already on his agenda’own worst enemy‘ (Philip Pugh) and James, more active than his brother, prepare the British action film ‘Brigantine‘ (Thomas R. Bond II).

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