Helena Barlow

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Helena Barlow
Helena Josephine Barlow-Wight

(1998-09-05) September 5, 1998 (age 20)
EducationAlleyn's School
Years active2009 - present

Helena Barlow (born 5 September 1998) is a former English child film and stage actress best known for her role as Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. In 2012, she starred as young Estella in Mike Newell's Great Expectations alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes.


Barlow began her career on the small British stage in 2009, where she appeared in a bit part in The Nutcracker for the English Youth Ballet and later participated in the opening number for the Michael Croft Theatre, a host to a variety of school productions, including the Alleyn's Junior School, which Barlow attended in 2010.[1] Her first leading role was Wendy Darling for the Alleyn's Junior School Year Six production of Peter Pan, adapted by Maggi Law. Like many of the school's productions, it too was performed in the Michael Croft Theatre.[1][2]

Her most notable role came in 2011 when it was announced in June that she had been cast as Rose Granger-Weasley—oldest child of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in the commercially successful Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. At the age of 12, this was her first professional film credit.[3][4]

She went on to appear the same year in Horrid Henry: The Movie, an adaptation of Francesca Simon's children's book series of the same name and in 2012, in Mike Newell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations as the younger version of Estella Havisham played by Holliday Grainger as an adult, respectively. She appeared alongside Harry Potter alums Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane and Jessie Cave.

In 2013, her project is Harriet and the Matches in the titular role, a five-minute short film directed by Miranda Howard-Williams and written by Heinrich Hoffmann. According to the official site synopsis, the film is an adaptation of "a traditional German fairy tale" and "is a dark cautionary tale about a lonely little girl."[5]

Her lastest project is ITILY: I Think I Love You a thirteen-minutes short film directed and written by Agnes Fernandes. The film is a summer romance between an English bus driver and a young architect brightens up the morning commute of his hilarious passengers and leads to the driver taking his double decker all the way to Rome to prove himself deserving of her love. [6]

Personal life[edit]

Barlow was born in and raised in London Penge East with her parents, two sisters, and one brother.[3]



Year Title Role
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Rose Granger-Weasley
Horrid Henry: The Movie Sour Susan
2012 Great Expectations Young Estella Havisham

Short Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2013 Harriet and the Matches Harriet Lead role
2019 ITILY: I Think I Love You Mia Supporting role


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Nutcracker Ensemble dancer English Youth Ballet
Opening of Michael Croft Theatre Schoolgirl Dir. Edward Alleyn
Michael Croft Theatre/Alleyn's Junior School
2010 Peter Pan Wendy Darling Alleyn's Junior School


  1. ^ a b Helena Barlow United Agents Résumé. United Agents.co.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ School News: Peter Pan. Alleyn's Junior School Newsletter. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b Actress Helena Barlow Cast as Rose Weasley in "Deathly Hallows: Part 2". The Leaky Cauldron. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  4. ^ Young actress Helena Barlow cast as Rose Weasley in Deathly Hallows: Part II epilogue. SnitchSeeker. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  5. ^ Info for 'Harriet and the Matches'. Archived 18 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Miranda Howard-Williams Official Site. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  6. ^ Info for 'ITILY: I Think I Love You'. Cinando Official Site - IMIGICOM 3. Retrieved 25 February 2019.

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