Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on 17 February 1991, in London, England, and is a model and actress, probably best known for her portrayal of the character Ginny Weasley in the “Harry Potter” series of films. She’s also known for having won the first episode of the “The Great Sport/Comic Relief Bake Off” during its third season. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Bonnie Wright? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through her successful career as an actress. Aside from films, she’s appeared in a lot of television series, and has also forayed into directing. She’s also into screenwriting, producing and modelling. As she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Bonnie Wright Net Worth $12 Million
Bonnie attended Prior Western Primary School and then King Alfred School. During this period she was cast to be part of “Harry Potter”. While filming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, she started attending the University of the Arts: London College of Communication. She graduated in 2012 having studied film and television production.
Wright got the part of Ginny Weasley in “Harry Potter” after auditioning for the role; according to her, it was her brother who told her that she resembled the character. She first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, during the King’s Cross railway station scene. In the second film, she would gain more attention as the story heavily involved her character. This continued with a smaller role in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, before getting a significant supporting role in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The fifth film, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” had Bonnie playing an even bigger role as part of Dumbledore’s Army – she’s seen battling villains such as the Death Eaters and Voldemort. In the next film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, her character starts to develop a love interest with Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe. In the last two films to date – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” and “Part 2”, she reprised her role for the last time, one of the 13 actors who have appeared in all “Harry Potter” films. All of the “Harry Potter” films have been successful critically and financially, so during this time, Wright’s net worth has also increased significantly. She has received a lot of acclaim, and soon other opportunities would open up for her.
Bonnie then appeared in films such as “Stranded” and “Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures”. She also started to do voice work, including for the Disney Channel show “The Replacements”. She then had a string of indie films such as “Before I Sleep”, and “The Sea”. Around the same time, she also broadened her career to the stage with a production of “The Moment of Truth”, which earned a lot of positive reviews, especially for her performance. Bonnie then appeared in more films such as “After the Dark”, “Those Who Wander”, and “The Highway is for Gamblers”.
Bonnie Wright also became involved as a screenwriter and director for the film “Separate We Come, Separate We Go” in 2012. She has also directed various music videos such as “Dreaming” by Sophie Lowe and “Sea Ess” by George Schuster. She then wrote and directed “Know Thyself”, and “Fade to Gold”. Most of the works she’s been involved in include co-stars from “Harry Potter”.
Aside from acting and other film work, Wright is recognised as a model, appearing in various publications, plus in the 2011 London Fashion Week.
For her personal life, it is known that she dated Jamie Campbell Bower who appeared in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”. They got engaged during 2011 but called it off a year later. Since 2013, she’s been in a relationship with Simon Hammerstein.
Glamour Magazine listed her one of the 35 Most stylish women of 2010. They praise her red carpet looks and even name her the next Cate Blanchett.
During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Wright will be attending London's University of the Arts to study film and television. She plans to continue acting and to work behind the scenes after "Harry Potter".
[on what advice she would give young actors/actresses] Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, listen and learn.
[on fashion] Be yourself, if you feel great in your clothes and they make you happy, you will look radiant.
I want to make sure we get to the point where your gender doesn't have to come before your job title. It shouldn't be a "female director" - it should just be a "director". It should transcend gender, race, time and language - all those things. My stories are coming from a female perspective, but from the beginning of time, men have also told stories with female leads.
[on the Potter phenomenon] The dedication of the fans is outstanding. Every time we have a premiere we are shocked and honored to see the continuing support. I think the Potter fans are the best in the world! All ages, all cultures!
[on what she will take with her from Potter] It has inspired me to follow my dreams and keep acting and making movies. It was such an amazing experience that it will always be part of me.
Starting out so young, the idea of 'fame', to me, was for people who were much older - who had won Oscars or done amazing things,I always saw it as something of a much higher calibre. So many girls have become famous for literally nothing - other than falling out of clubs in shocking clothing or going out with a different person every week.
I think we're really privileged to have so many really strong British actors that are interested in doing it. They're all very different in their methods. Sometimes you can be completely wrapped up in what they're doing in a scene. [About her acting experience with Imelda Staunton and Helena Bonham Carter].
I'm interested in doing more things because I think it'd be interesting to get a new challenge. But I've got my exams coming up and it's quite hard to fit everything in. [about she'd like to do more Films]
I haven't missed any of my education and luckily because I live in London, I haven't had to move away from my home or my friends and that has really helped. I think it would be quite difficult if I were filming in a different part of England. The other people, I definitely admire them for being away from home for so long. But I don't think I have missed anything I'll really regret because I have been able to keep in touch with all my friends. Luckily, when I go back to school, everyone's easy with me coming back. I think it can be quite difficult. [About does she feel she missed anything about her childhood]
She's really kind of open and friendly towards all of us - she likes to have that family ring around us all. She's bubbly on set [about having Julie Walters as her Mum in "Harry Potter"].
Well, it's magic! It's different from stories set in normal life. - On why she likes the Harry Potter books
I have had a few people recognize me in public. But I wouldn't like everybody to recognize me. I can still walk across the street and not be noticed. If I was Daniel Radcliffe I think I would find it much harder to deal with.
It's been fun to work with all the people, and experience what not everyone gets to do at such a young age.
I don't know, it's hard to say before we actually do it. It would be quite weird, wouldn't it, because along with Dan there would be hundreds of people there. - On possibly filming the kissing scene with Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
I think everyone sometimes feels intimidated by themselves when they see themselves on the screen.
(on being asked how she got the role of Ginny Weasley) "Determination. I stayed as Ginny throughout the whole audition."