Harry Potter Susan Bones actress Eleanor Columbus unrecognizable 20 years after film

Harry Potter’s Susan Bones actress Eleanor Columbus is completely unrecognizable 20 years after the release of the first film.

The actress – who is the daughter of director Christopher Columbus – appeared as a fresh-faced half-breed witch in the films.


Eleanor played Susan Bones in the first two filmsCreated by: Warner Bros
The actress is the daughter of director Christopher Columbus


The actress is the daughter of director Christopher ColumbusCredit: Getty

Eleanor, 33, played the Hufflepuff student from 1991 to 1998 – where her character Susan was seen attending Hogwarts alongside wizard Harry.

The much-loved character was a member of the famous Bones family, who supported the Order of the Phoenix in the war.

While most of the family had been killed by Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters, one Susan’s parents had survived.

The star was a young teenager when she appeared in the first two Harry Potter films, The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets.

Sporting bright ginger hair, the star was very recognizable among schoolchildren – but now she looks all grown up.

The star swapped her bright orange locks for slightly darker tresses after briefly dyeing her hair bright blonde.

Eleanor appears to still live stateside, where she is often seen traveling with her doting dad and sweet pup Porko.

After her appearances in Harry Potter, the star seemed to have moved away from acting – appearing only as an extra in the movie Rent.

After directing the first two Harry Potter films, her father Christopher left the franchise because he was “emotionally and physically exhausted.”

Eleanor isn’t the only Harry Potter star who is now unrecognizable, as fans were shocked by Dudley Dursley actor Harry Melling.

Harry, 33, made his debut in the first Harry Potter film in 2001 when he was just 12 years old and appeared all the way through to the first part of 2010’s Deathly Hallows.

But he started losing weight during filming, and even came close to bulking up for the final film – he had to wear a fat suit to keep his role.

He went on to star in several other films, including three Netflix hits released this year, but Harry admitted few people realize he once played Dudley.

He said it now People that his weight loss wasn’t even intentional, and he quite enjoys the surprise side effect of anonymity.

She explained: “I think it was an unconscious thing when it started. I went to drama school when I was 18 and that’s how the weight shifted, not out of any serious need on my part, but it’s just something that just happened.

“And I’ve done a lot of drama school, I went to do a lot of theater. I think one of the blessings of this kind of scene in my life was the fact that I was not recognized.

“I had this history of being part of the movies, but I also felt like I had the opportunity to spark a new beginning, which I think is helpful.”

But he nearly missed out on the role in the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, because he had lost so much weight.

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In the end, he played the part wearing a fat suit.

After the end of the franchise, Harry said: “I can now part with the child actor, like fat, and start a new career, because no one sees me as Dudley.”

Eleanor retired from acting after the Harry Potter films


Eleanor retired from acting after the Harry Potter filmsCreated by: Warner Bros