Speaker and Host, Actor in the Harry Potter franchise and Presenter 


Chris Rankin began his life as an actor in Northgate High School productions after moving to the UK from New Zealand. His professional acting career began in 2000 when he landed the big-screen role of Percy Weasley, and he went on to star in six Harry Potter films during his time in the role.

Since then, Rankin has split his time amongst stage, screen, and television. His credits include television miniseries The Rotters’ Club and Victoria Cross Heroes.On the stage, he has appeared in several pantomimes, as well as productions of Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and Salomé.

Rankin has also delved into the world of online fandom, making cameos on The Hillywood Show and Producing and starring in LifeHack made with TomSka (a project they made whilst studying together at university). He founded the UK’s Painted Horse Theatre Company, and currently works in film and television production. He has worked on series such as Atlantis, The Bastard Executioner  and Downton Abbey.

Chris Rankin