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Christopher William Rankin
8 November 1983
Auckland, New Zealand
|Known for||Percy Weasley in Harry Potter franchise|
Christopher William Rankin (born 8 November 1983) is a New Zealand-born British actor who is best known for playing Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise.
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. His mother, Marilyn Rankin works at a school, among other things.
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.
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 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 completed his study at the University of Lincoln in 2011.
In 2009, Rankin starred in and produced a YouTube video titled "LifeHack", directed by Thomas "TomSka" Ridgewell, in which he played a vigilante hacker who accesses people's personal photos to find a missing woman. He also appeared as Mycroft Holmes in the Hillywood Show's "Sherlock" parody in 2016.
Chris now works in Television and Film production and is credited as Production Secretary on "Atlantis" (Urban Myth Films/BBC Wales). In 2002 he began to work as an usher at UCI Cinemas.
Film, television and stage
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Percy Weasley|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Percy Weasley|
|2002-2003||Jack and The Beanstalk||Jack|
|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 appearance|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Percy Weasley|
|2015||The Bastard Executioner||Assistant Production Coordinator|
|2018||The Wizard of Oz||Scarecrow|