Bonnie Wright made her acting début in the first Harry Potter film, 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, at the tender age of nine. However, Wright, who portrayed Ginny Weasley in all eight films, recently acknowledged that her character’s limited screen time was “disappointing.” Her brief appearances prevented the films from conveying the true profundity of Ginny and Harry’s relationship.
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During an interview for Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, Bonnie Wright reflected on her Harry Potter days and admitted that her character’s lack of screen time was “a little bit disappointing.” Wright was just 9 years old when she filmed her first scene as Ginny Weasley in 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
In later films, Wright grew more prominent as Ginny became a part of Dumbledore’s Army and participated in the climactic battle between the DA and Voldemort. Ginny also made her mark by retrieving the Resurrection Stone and helping Harry escape from the castle after he was harmed by Voldemort’s power over the Elder Wand and Cloak of Invisibility. Fans of the series know that these three magical items can give a wizard untold power, the ability to hide from death’s purview, and even a way to bring back lost souls.
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Bonnie Wright is an English actress, fashion model and director. She is best known for her role as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. She also appeared in the Hallmark television film Stranded (2002) as Young Sarah Robinson.
Wright made her acting debut in the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001). She had a small cameo-like role but became more prominent as the franchise progressed. Fans have often complained that the vumoo free movies did not give enough screen time to Ginny Weasley. Wright has acknowledged that she too feels that more Ginny is needed in the series.
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The final installment of the Harry Potter series features all-out war between Dumbledore’s army and Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Wright takes a more central role, both as an important member of the Gryffindor Quidditch team and Harry’s love interest.
Her performance was praised but Ginny’s characterization in the movies was often criticized for lacking development and depth. Regardless, the young actress took the part like a true fan and managed to create an authentic connection with her on-screen love interest Daniel Radcliffe.
In 2021, Wright told PEOPLE that she still marvels at the education in acting and filmmaking she received growing up on the Harry Potter sets from the age of nine. She currently lives in London with her husband and is preparing for the birth of their first child. She also published a book titled Go Gently and runs her own Youtube channel.
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Bonnie Wright was just 9 years old when she made her first appearance as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise. But now, more than a decade after the series ended, she’s opening up about her desire to do her character justice on screen. Speaking on an episode of Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, Inside of You, Wright explained why she felt that the didn’t always do Ginny justice.
Bonnie Wright portrayed the youngest Weasley sibling and Harry’s love interest for four of the eight movies in the blockbuster franchise. She also appeared in a handful of TV shows and the 2004 BBC film, Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures as Young Agatha. Wright currently resides in California. She and husband Andrew Lococo are expecting their first child. The couple is planning to open a production studio in 2023.
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The final film in the Harry Potter series is an epic conclusion to a truly remarkable franchise. The action is unrivaled and the visuals are absolutely stunning. The story continues right where the last film left off and culminates in an amazing fight between Harry Potter and the Basilisk.
Wright recently discussed her role as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, noting that she wanted to do more justice to the character. Appearing on an episode of Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast Inside of You, Wright said that she feels like she didn’t get to show her character’s full potential due to the limited screen time she was given.
Outside of acting, Wright enjoys her family life and has a passion for sports. She has also written a book and has her own Youtube channel. In 2010, she started dating fellow actor Jamie Campbell Bower who played young Gellert Grindelwald. The couple had a two-year long relationship before splitting up in 2012.