Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory brought to life the classic Roald Dahl tale for a brand new generation of chocolate loving kids.

Closer to original source material, Burton's dark and visually appealing revamp followed young Charlie Bucket, played by an excellent Freddie Highmore, and his Grandpa Joe as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka, played to perfection by Johnny Depp.



The film has become the new cult classic to replace the old one, in no small part thanks to it's captivating and extremely talented cast. Which, of course, featured 5 child actors who betrayed an air of convincing confidence well beyond their years.

But that was 10 (Yes, 10!) long years ago now. What have they been up to since then? Have they all gone on to have successful acting careers?

Scroll down to find out!

Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket



Age Then: 12; Age Now: 22

What else can I see him in? August Rush (2007); The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008); Finding Neverland (2004)

Fun Fact: Hollywood megastar Johnny Depp was so impressed with Freddie Highmore's performance in Finding Neverland that he begged Tim Burton to observe him for the role of Charlie Bucket.

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