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'Harry Potter': What's next for the big three?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuts in theaters July 15, 2011. Photo Credit: Handout

As the ubiquitous ads for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" blanketing the city have reminded us, it all ends tomorrow when the final installment of the franchise hits theaters.

While legions of "Potter" fans will be saying goodbye to a childhood staple with the release of the final installment, no one will be more impacted by the end of the franchise's 10-year run than its young stars.

We take a look at what the trio have got planned acting-wise and what they have to say about their professional hopes for the post-"Harry" future:

Emma Watson, 21
Hermione Granger
What's next: Watson will play wardrobe assistant Lucy in "My Week With Marilyn," a drama about Marilyn Monroe that hits theaters in November. She's also finished an adaptation of the novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

What she says: "It's obviously scary. Change is always scary, but I feel really excited. I feel like I'm entering a new chapter ... and there's something really exciting about that. ... Having had an experience like ['The Perks of Being a Wallflower'] outside 'Harry Potter' was what really convinced me that acting really was what I should be doing."

Daniel Radcliffe, 21
Harry Potter
What's next: Radcliffe is currently showing off his singing voice on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." On the big screen, he'll next be seen in "The Woman in Black," which opens in theaters on Jan. 20.

What he says: "Films would be my first love, I think, just because I grew up there. I would love to one day definitely get behind the camera and direct. I think that's maybe where I end up. ... I'd certainly like to do something in that direction," Radcliffe said at the 92nd Street Y in May, as reported by Movieline.

Rupert Grint, 22
Ron Weasley
What's next: Grint plays British gunner Robert Smith in the Norwegian WWII drama "Comrade." He's attached to several other projects, including "Eddie the Eagle," about England's first Olympic ski jumper, and a horror film called "Cross Country," according to IMDb.

What he says: "I've always loved acting and doing the other films in between, and I want to do more of that."


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