Harry Potter turns 20: What do the stars look like now?

Piers Morgan dressed as Harry Potter

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book, Julianne Hough posted throwback photos on Instagram that surprised even the biggest Potterheads.

In London, fans marked the occasion at King's Cross Station's Platform 9 ¾. - the platform where wizard students famously board the train for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The writer shot to fame after Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published on 26 June, 1997, and in the two decades since, the seven-book franchise has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, spawned a huge blockbuster film series, and inspired its own amusement park, making the once cash-strapped single mum a multi-millionaire.

BELIEVE it or not, it has been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published.

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The 28-year-old blond beauty shared the snap in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of J.K. Rowling's novel. "Come on! I just wanna know if you got it!"

Hillary Clinton cited a study showing young people who read the Harry Potter series are "more compassionate" toward immigrants and LGBT community members during her speech Tuesday in Chicago. "It's been wonderful. Thank you", she tweeted.

As it turns out, Hough wasn't the only one in her family who got some Harry Potter screen time. It's scheduled to make its American debut on Broadway.

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