Harry Potter Actress Bonnie Wright Welcomes Her First Child And Shares Their Unique Name


Ginny Weasley has had a baby!

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Hold onto your wizard hats, folks, because Ginny Weasley is officially a mum!

That’s right, Bonnie Wright, the actress who brought our favorite fiery-haired witch to life in the Harry Potter movies, has welcomed her very own bundle of joy into the magical world.

Bonnie took to Instagram to share the wonderful news. In the picture-perfect post, she unveiled her precious newborn, all snug as a bug in a striped beanie and onesie.

The little wizard-to-be was snoozing away, wrapped in a cozy blanket, probably dreaming of casting spells and sipping on butterbeer.

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But that’s not all! Bonnie spilled the tea, revealing her baby’s name: Elio Ocean Wright Lococo. Now, that’s a name fit for a wizarding legend! Elio, we can already tell, you’re destined for greatness.

In her caption, Bonnie gushed about the enchanting journey of childbirth. She and her hubby, Andrew Lococo, are over the moon with their new ray of sunshine. She even gave a shout-out to her magical birth team, who guided them through this mystical adventure.

Birth, as she put it, is the wildest experience, and we’re sure little Elio will agree when he’s old enough to hear the tale. Bonnie extended her gratitude to her midwives, doula, and doctor, who made this journey a joyous one. Birth workers, you’re all amazing!

She wrapped up her heartfelt caption with a big shout-out to Andrew, her rock throughout the magical moment. He’s the kind of papa who’ll make even Professor Snape crack a smile.

Of course, fans of the wizarding world couldn’t contain their excitement in the comment section. They flooded Bonnie with congratulations and warm wishes. One user even pointed out that Elio shares his birthday with none other than Hermione Granger! It’s a sign, folks.

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And let’s not forget about fellow Hogwarts alumni, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), who chimed in with a heartfelt “Awwww congratulations Bonnie and Andrew!!!” It’s like a virtual Hogwarts reunion!

So, here’s to Bonnie, Andrew, and their adorable little wizard, Elio Ocean. May their days be filled with magic, laughter, and lots of wizarding adventures!

Harry Potter Actress Bonnie Wright Says Her Role Was A ‘Little Disappointing’

Ginny is perhaps one of the most iconic, strong-willed female characters in the whole of the Harry Potter series and yet many fans were left disappointed with her lack of appearances throughout the movies. Apparently fans aren’t the only ones.

The actress who portrayed Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Bonnie Wright, is speaking up about her time at Hogwarts and why she was annoyed by her character’s scant screen time.

The actor, who was just 9 years old when she was chosen for the role, said on a recent edition of Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast that she had some nervousness before shooting because she wanted to do the iconic character right.

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‘I definitely feel there was anxiety toward performing and doing the best thing as my character built. It’s like ‘Oh gosh, will I do justice to this character that people love?’ So that was always hard to do, especially when, inevitably, a lot of the scenes of every character were chopped down from the book to the films. So you didn’t really have as much to show in the films’

However, Wright acknowledged that it was a ‘little disappointing because there were parts of the character that just didn’t get to come through because there weren’t the scenes to do that. That made me feel a bit anxious or just frustrated, I guess’.

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While Ginny, the sister of Harry’s ginger best friend Ron Weasley ended up becoming quite a prominent character in the novels, her scenes in the film series were few and far between and she was given no meaningful dialogue.

Wright revealed behind-the-scenes information, revealing that Hermione Granger’s lines had to be read during the audition process because her character didn’t initially have any dialogue in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

She revealed in the interview that her one line in Philosopher’s Stone (a quick ‘Good luck’ to Harry) was given to her on the day by director Christopher Columbus who said ‘I think you need a line,’.

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Wright explained that she understands the frustration book Potter fans have with her character in the series when they saw her very limited screen time however they often tell her they aren’t blaming her portrayal.

‘When fans do share that disappointment, they do it in a way that is like, ‘We know it wasn’t you. We just wanted more of you. And that’s the same with every character. If only they could be five-hour-long movies.’

Were you upset with the lack of Ginny Weasley in the Potter films or happy with how they played out? It certainly seems that even 12 years on after the last film fans are still enjoying hearing these stories from the cast and hope there will be more to come!


21 Actors From The Harry Potter Films Who Are No Longer With Us

So many great actors from the series are no longer with us

Calling all fellow wizards and witches, it’s time to raise our wands and remember the magical stars who’ve left us from the Harry Potter universe. Since the very first Harry Potter movie graced our screens in 2001 with “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” we’ve laughed, cried, and cheered alongside a fantastic cast of characters. But, my friends, the bittersweet truth is that not all of them are still with us.

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We’ve had to bid farewell to 21 talented actors who brought the wizarding world to life. From the mighty Professor Snape, played by the unforgettable Alan Rickman, to the wise Professor Dumbledore portrayed by the legendary Richard Harris. Even the gentle giant Hagrid, portrayed by Robbie Coltrane, has ventured into the great beyond.

But it’s not just the headlining heroes who have left us. The magic of Harry Potter extends to the supporting cast as well. Elizabeth Spriggs, who played the enchanting Fat Lady guarding Gryffindor Tower, and Verne Troyer, our beloved Griphook, have also passed away.

1) Richard Harris – Albus Dumbledore

Prior to Michael Gambon taking over for the remaining six Harry Potter films, Harris played the grandfatherly headmaster in the first two films and many fans were delighted with the casting as he looked as so many fans imagined!

2) Alan Rickman – Severus Snape

Fans of Harry Potter were very saddened by Severus Snape’s loss, but Alan Rickman’s death was by far a bigger shock. Tragically, the actor passed away in January 2016 after receiving a confidential diagnosis of terminal cancer.

3) Robert Knox – Marcus Belby

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Knox, an English actor, played Marcus Belby. Tragically, Knox was fatally stabbed outside a London pub after getting involved in a fight to defend his brother.

Later, a documentary was produced on the actor’s tragic passing and the cast of the Potter films wore ribbons in his memory at the premiere.

4) Elizabeth Spriggs – The Fat Lady

Spriggs was well-known for portraying The Fat Lady, a living portrait who watches over the Gryffindor common area. Comedian Dawn French subsequently took over the part.

5) Timothy Bateson – Kreacher

Prior to his death in 2009, Bateson performed the voice of Kreacher, an elderly house elf, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6) Alfred Burke – Armando Dippet

Alfred Burke, who was well-known for his roles as Frank Marker in Public Eye and subsequently as Armando Dippett, Dumbledore’s predecessor at Hogwarts, died in February 2011 at the age of 92.

7) Jimmy Gardner – Ernie Prang

In the third Harry Potter movie from 2004, Gardner, a WWII veteran who had been acting since the 1960s, played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang.

8) Eric Sykes – Frank Bryce

Frank Bryce, a Muggle who lived in Little Hangleton, the same community which the Riddle family also called home, was portrayed by comic actor Eric Sykes. He worked as their gardener and eventually was the main suspect in the death of the family, but viewers will know he was innocent.

9) Richard Griffiths – (Uncle) Vernon Dursley

Richard Griffiths, a renowned British actor of theatre and cinema recognised for performances in The History Boys, Withnail and I, and Chariots of Fire, was the only person who could have brought Harry’s Uncle Vernon to life and fans loved to loathe him!

10) David Ryall – Elphias Doge

In the 2010 film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Ryall took over Peter Cartwright’s role as Elphias Doge, a member of the Order of the Phoenix but sadly passed away, 2014’s Christmas Day.

11) Dave Legeno – Fenrir Greyback

Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf and Death Eater with a sinister propensity for harming innocent youngsters, as the really die-hard fans would know. Tragically, the actor who played him passed away in July 2014 in Death Valley, California, after appearing in three Harry Potter films.

12) Roger Lloyd Pack – Barty Crouch Senior

Roger Lloyd Pack, who played Trigger in the enduring sitcom Only Fools and Horses, went on to play Barty Crouch Senior, a powerful Ministry of Magic official in the series furing Goblet of Fire.

13) Derek Deadman – Tom The Innkeeper

Derek Deadman, a character actor with more than 40 years of experience in the British entertainment business, created the role of Tom, the barman from The Leaky Cauldron, a pub in Diagon Alley.

14) Terence Baylor – The Blood Baron

The Bloody Baron, a ghost at Hogwarts who was originally a wizard also known as Phillip Strenger, was played by New Zealand actor Terence Bayler.

15) John Hurt – Ollivander

Hurt, a well-known English actor whose career spanned five decades including a pivotal part in the Doctor Who video, played the kind-hearted wandmaker Ollivander in the movie series.

16) Robert Hardy – Cornelius Fudge

Magical Minister Robert Hardy CBE, who had acting credentials in theatre, cinema, and television before his passing in 2017, played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies.

17) Verne Troyer – Griphook

Verne Troyer played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movie, which is perhaps his most well-known role, but he also played Griphook in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone until Warwick Davies took over.

18) Helen McCrory – Narcissa Malfoy

Before her tragic passing in 2021, McCrory had amassed a large following because to her performances in films like Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series and Polly in Peaky Blinders.

19) Robbie Coltrane – Rubeus Hagrid

The world was in mourning in 2022 after learning of the passing of renowned Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who is best known for his role as Hagrid, the affable groundskeeper in the Harry Potter series.

20) Leslie Phillips – The Sorting Hat

Phillips was well-known for appearing in the Carry On films and for lending his voice to The Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. He passed away in November of last year after building a successful and protracted acting career.

21) Michael Gambon – Albus Dumbledore (2)

Sadly the news of Michael Gambon’s passing is so sudden and yet he contributed to 6 of the Harry Potter films after taking over from Richard Harris in which he showed a feistier side to the headmaster and fans came to love him. Not to mention his most famous quote ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’

As fans of the wizarding world, we’ll always cherish the enchanting moments these actors gifted us. Let’s hold onto those memories, rewatch the films, and keep their magic alive in our hearts. After all, “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home,” as J.K. Rowling once said. And so will the enchanting performances of these dearly departed actors in the world of Harry Potter.

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