Harry Potter stars put wizard profits into property portfolios

    Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have splashed out on homes in New York, the UK and the Alps, investing more than a third of their combined wealth in property.

    The three have spent £24.5m of their collective £85m on luxury properties in recent years, according to analysis by property website PrimeLocation.com. But with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II breaking box office records – it raked in $480m worldwide in the opening weekend alone , according to Screen Daily – they could soon have more cash to spend.

    Radcliffe, 21, has an £11.2m property portfolio, including three New York addresses. He has a £3.5m penthouse in TriBeCa, overlooking the Hudson river; a £4m townhouse in Greenwich Village, which he is renovating; and a £3m apartment in SoHo's Mercer Street, which he rents out for £3,000 a week. He also bought a £730,000 flat near his parents' home in Fulham.

    Meanwhile, 22-year-old co-star Grint, aka Ron Weasley, has stayed close to his home village of Watton-at-Stone. He has been building a property portfolio in Hertfordshire, with a £5.4m manor set in 22 acres of grounds, a £3.35m house plus another £495,000 detached property – all mortgage-free.

    Source: Guardian.co.uk