Harry Potter's Percy Weasley actor Chris Rankin is unrecognisable 20 years after movie

HARRY Potter's Percy Weasley star Chris Rankin looks unrecognisable 20 years after his stint in the popular film franchise.

The 38-year-old first hit our screens in 2001 as Ron Weasley's older brother in the Philosopher's Stone.

The New Zealand-born star started his acting career aged 11 when he starred in a number of schools plays.

But he shot to fame seven years later as Percy Weasley in Harry Potter in the first film of the franchise.

A year later he also starred in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and in 2003 reprised his role for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Chris returned to appear in the fifth instalment Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007.

Then he starred in part one and two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2010 and 2011.

Since the popular films have ended Chris has kept busy with a number of projects, and describes himself as "performer, a director, a producer and creative".

He starred as himself in Total Wipeout in 2011.

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The actor helped in production for a Korean film called The Stone in 2012 and was assistant production coordinator for American series The B*****d Executioner in 2015.

Most recently he starred as the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

Chris is very popular on social media and goes by the name "That Ginger Bloke".

He boasts 183.3k followers on Twitter, 57.7k on Instagram and 3.71k subscribers on YouTube.

The star has set up camp in South Wales with his partner Ness and their two pooches Stanley and Boo.

He's also worked with charities such as Brecon Little Theatre, Transfiguring Adoption and raises awareness for the LGTBQ+ community.

Over the past month Chris has been busy on tour with The Magical Music of Harry Potter.

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