Chris Rankin

Chris Rankin
Chris Rankin
Born November 8, 1983 (1983-11-08) (age 28)
Auckland, New Zealand

Christopher William "Chris" Rankin (born 8 November 1983) is an actor who is best known for playing Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films.


Early life

Rankin was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He lived in Rothesay Bay until he was six, attending Kristin School in Albany. He and his parents subsequently moved to Norfolk in the United Kingdom, where he attended Northgate High School in Dereham.


Rankin began acting at the age of eleven. He attended Shipdham Primary School, Northgate High School, and Dereham Sixth Form College. At Northgate High School he appeared in school plays of Bugsy Malone and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. His professional acting career began when he won the role of Percy Weasley in September 2000 and he has since appeared in film, TV and theatre. In the Harry Potter series, he is a brother of Harry Potter's best friend, Ron Weasley.

Rankin is the co-founder of a theatre company, Painted Horse UK. He re-appeared in the final two films of the Harry Potter film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, after his character's absence from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and only a brief non-speaking role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, then, again in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Outside of the Harry Potter films, Rankin has also been seen in the TV mini-series The Rotters' Club and Channel 5's "Victoria Cross Heroes" in which he played Henry Evelyn Wood.

On stage, Chris has played a variety of roles in pantomimes across the country, as well as Edgar Linton in Wuthering Heights, Eilert Loevborg in Hedda Gabler and Young Syrian in Salomé.

He is currently studying at the University of Lincoln.

Chris lives in Mid Wales with his partner, Megan.

Film , television and stage

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Percy Weasley
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Percy Weasley
2002/3 Jack and The Beanstalk Jack
2003–2007 Oggy and the Cockroaches Marky
2003 A Taste of Honey Geoff
2004 Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Percy Weasley
2005 The Rotters' Club  
2006 Explode, Chapter Two: Into the Fold Chris Haines
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Percy Weasley
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Percy Weasley (uncredited cameo)
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Percy Weasley
2011 The Stone[1] Pre-production


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