And while she had to take a two-year gap during her degree to focus on promotional duties for the films, she told , Radcliffe revealed that once filming for The Prisoner Of Azkaban had wrapped, he considered leaving midway through the series to try and audition for other roles:"By the third film, I thought, if there's a time to get out, it's now; there's still enough time for another actor to come in and establish himself…For a while I thought, if I do all of them, will I be able to move on to other stuff or should I start doing other stuff now?And he's about to dominate cinema screens again in action film Stratton, thriller Message from the King, war flick Grint made his name as Harry's best friend Ron.Watson, 25, who starred opposite Rickman as Hermione Granger in the British fantasy franchise, poured her grief out on Facebook with heartfelt words about her close bond with the star."And so, you know, we were all unbelievably horny from about the third film to probably about the end of the fifth; then it all settled down. He added: "There was never anybody I fancied that much in the cast, though the conspiracy theorists always like to say that me and Emma are dating. Emma Watson has made headlines over the past year for her role as a United Nations Women goodwill ambassador; pioneering her campaign He For She; and launching a feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf.For the ninth audition, Watson met with the film’s producer David Heyman, who told her that she was the “preferred candidate” for the role.“Before I could obsess over what ‘preferred’ meant, they took a photograph of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and me, and it was broadcast on the Internet that we had been cast in films under her belt, Watson almost didn’t sign on to the final two films of the franchise. made the necessary changes to accommodate her pursuit of higher education, and later, Watson revealed that she was glad to have finished out the series.
"Emma [Watson], in particular, was quite academic and was very keen in pursuit of schooling and was wrestling a little bit more than the others.So each time there was a negotiation, it was not about a financial [matter], it really was about, 'Do I want to be a part of this?'"Despite the "tipping point", when the producers admitted they had to "be sensitive to her needs and how important school was to her", Emma Watson happily decided to stay on for the whole franchise - but also got a good education, later attending Brown University.The boy-who-lived himself, Radcliffe has starred in romantic comedies, thrillers and animations since he put down his magical wand. The 26-year-old is set to star in upcoming flicks Swiss Army Man, Now You See Me 2, Imperium, Young Americans and Jungle.And the award for most jaw-dropping transformation goes to...With an upcoming role in Kill Your Darlings, plus multiple stage and screen roles under his belt, since the Potter movies, we think he made the right decision.Leung starred as Harry's love-interest Cho Chang, appearing in five of the Harry Potter movies.The 28-year-old takes the lead in new BBC2 drama One Child (tonight, 9pm, BBC2) as Mei, a young Chinese-born woman adopted by Anglo-American parents in the west.She is approached by an intermediary acting on behalf of her birth mother – Mei was given up because of China’s one child policy (a law which has since been abolished) – who wants her to help clear her son after he was framed for the murder of a Nigerian man in a nightclub."Luckily for Potter fans, Radcliffe, who was just 14 at the time, decided to stay playing Harry for the next five films - because he'd miss his cast-mates, and because he realised just how good a role it was for him at the time, adding, "Actually there aren't many great parts out there for teenage boys, certainly not as good as Harry Potter".Despite that blip during his career as a boy wizard, Daniel insists that he no longer resents the role that made him famous - describing it as a "very cool thing that did wonders for the British film industry", despite the fact "you might not always be happy with the work you did on it".