Happy Anniversary, Harry Potter! The Cast, Then and Now (PHOTOS)

Brace yourselves, because we're about to tell you how long ago the film version of ;Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ;came out: 12 years. The book? 15. It's hard to believe that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and the rest of the cast were actual children when they started acting out J.K. Rowling's beloved characters!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ;was published in the United States on Sept. 1, 1998. In light of the anniversary, we thought we'd reflect on how much the cast has grown. (Notably, it's also the birthday that she gave Harry Potter!)

Click through the gallery to see photos of the Harry Potter cast in the early aughts... and today!

07.31.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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