The move will mean a two-year delay between the film adaptations of books five and six in JK Rowling's fantasy series.
However the delay will then shorten fans' wait between Half-Blood Prince and the final two instalments of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which are being shot simultaneously next year.
Now 25, Lewis initially migrated over to TV for a spell with "The Syndicate" and "Bluestone 42."" border="0" height="360" id="article Gallery Photo006" style="margin:0 auto;display:none" width="640"/By the time the "Potter" movies wrapped, Matthew Lewis -- and his character, Neville Longbottom -- had morphed into quite the charming young man.
In May 2012, he was sentenced to two years in jail for his participation in the 2011 London riots.
assured a supporter from his unverified Twitter account in late September 2013 that he's "been offered a lead role in a new movie so could be seeing my mug soon :)"" border="0" height="360" id="article Gallery Photo0010" style="margin:0 auto;display:none" width="640"/Devon Murray's Seamus Finnigan was an easy character to love, and fans have missed seeing Murray (and hearing his accent) on the big screen.
The 26-year-old actor assured a supporter from his unverified Twitter account in late September 2013 that he's "been offered a lead role in a new movie so could be seeing my mug soon :)" (CNN) -- If anyone here feels Ron and Hermione should not be united in holy matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace.
Well, guess who's got a problem -- seven years later.
Daniel Radcliffe proved on the October 28 edition of "The Tonight Show" that his talents go far beyond acting; Radcliffe's also a pretty great rapper, too.
The 25-year-old will next appear in the Judd Apatow comedy "Trainwreck" in 2015. Since portraying sharp witch Hermione in the "Harry Potter" series, Emma Watson has broken away from the supernatural with roles grounded in the (mostly) real world.
And then she delivers this punch to the gut of Ron fans everywhere: Ron and Hermione would have needed relationship counseling. Rowling makes her disclosure in an interview that Emma Watson conducted with her for the entertainment mag, Wonderland.
(Watson, of course, played Hermione in the film adaptations of the Harry Potter books.) The Wonderland issue doesn't come out until Thursday.
But not this time, as the young Hogwarts student finally takes centre-stage as he gets his first onscreen kiss.
Ron (Rupert Grint) locks lips with Lavender ( Jessie Caves) in a scene from Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.
Bonnie Wright began playing Ginny Weasley at age 10, and since leaving the franchise has been on a steady diet of dramas.