My dream is to be in an independent British film, directed by Steve Mc Queen, John Crowley or Rufus Norris.Something serious that really stretches you, makes people sit up and take you seriously. It's different from Cho Chang, kind of grim, but I can't limit myself as an actor.What is it really like to go from a decade working on the biggest film franchise in the world to finding work as young adults?Here, some former Hogwarts pupils share their stories.Katie Leung, 25, was 16 when she became globally famous as Harry Potter's first girlfriend, Cho Chang.She made her theatre debut in ' Wild Swans' at the Young Vic in 2012 and is currently studying drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Harry, Hermione and Ron are adjusting to life post-Potter rather well – but what of the hundreds of other child actors who came from open auditions and stage schools to star in the eight films that became the highest-grossing series of all time, earning .7bn at the box office?I loved it, but transitioning from primary to secondary school while shooting the first film meant that I had to catch up with the social stuff later than most people. The films were a great learning experience, but I wanted to do theatre, get better, to have a process."Changing my image might have been an unconscious move, but I knew I didn't want to be stuck as Dudley. Especially after playing such a vulgar, fat, hated person, I felt like I wanted to move on – maybe play Hamlet one day, or have a career like Benedict Cumberbatch's.I think every actor has the fear of being typecast.
After finishing, he lost five stone and trained at Lamda.He has appeared in numerous plays at the National, including Mother Courage and Her Children opposite his on-screen mother, Fiona Shaw, and is currently starring with Simon Russell Beale and John Simm in The Hothouse in the West End."Harry Potter took 11 years of my life, from 10 to 21.