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She has just made her theatre debut in The Moment of Truth at London's Southwark Playhouse."My brother had read the first two Harry Potter books and said I would suit the role of Ginny, so I asked my mum to get me an audition.
My family had nothing to do with entertainment, but she phoned the publishers, then the casting directors – and we sent off a few pictures and a little note. Hopefully I can get something back one day – like a Hogwarts jumper."Seeing everyone progress is lovely.
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.
Click here or on "View Images" to see Harry's schoolfriends in pictures HARRY MELLINGHarry Melling, 24, is the grandson of Patrick Troughton (who played Doctor Who), and grew up in a family of actors.
He played Harry Potter's spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley in five of the films.
Here, some former Hogwarts pupils share their stories.
When the producers told her they'd cast me, she couldn't believe it."I had such fun filming – it never felt like work. Joining on the fifth film, I was starstruck by the other actors. Subsequently, she studied directing and writing at London's University of the Arts and took her short film, Separate We Come, Separate We Go, starring David Thewlis (Hogwarts' Professor Lupin), to Cannes last year.
It was difficult to see myself as the same as them, when I'd written them fan letters. As an actress, she has several films upcoming, including an adaptation of John Banville's The Sea, The Philosophers and Before I Sleep.
I still go to the pub quiz at my local with my brothers and my dad."In the last few years, I've been trying to get away from Harry Potter, but I'm under no illusion that many of the auditions I get are off the back of it.
It was quite difficult when I first finished, because before I could convince people I could play a character, I had to convince them that I wasn't Neville Longbottom.I can't remember what I wrote in it."I was such a curious person on set, asking 'what does that button do? I learnt about film-making, and that had a huge impact. We're all acting because we enjoy it, rather than because we fell into it.