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Robert Martyn John Phelps is an English actor best known for playing Fred Weasley and his identical twin brother George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Oliver and his brother missed their final examinations in order to participate in a public audition when they were 14 years old. They had no prior acting experience, but their excitement and eagerness made up for it. After around six auditions, they were chosen, and they would go on to appear in all eight movies in the franchise as their individual characters. Phelps continued acting after the Harry Potter series was finished, and she is currently establishing an amazing resume. Among his other works are the short film “Ears,” the comedy-drama “Kingdom,” and the television movie “Danny and the Human Zoo.” The twins have also invested a lot of time and energy into a number of charitable causes, such as the Virgin Money Giving Drive and Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Oliver Phelps’s Career

The Phelps twins, then 14 years old, made the decision in 2000 to forgo their school examinations in favor of the open audition they had been hearing so much about. They were chosen to play Fred and George Weasley after around six audition rounds. They weren’t initially certain who would portray whom, though.

They approached Janet Hirshenson, the casting director, and enquired about it. She told them Oliver would play George, and James would play Fred. The twins are still unsure as to whether it was their initial plan or a spur-of-the-moment choice.

Despite the fact that Oliver and James resemble their fictional counterparts quite a bit and have pulled quite a few pranks on the cast and crew, they have never switched personas while at work. They reportedly avoided doing so out of fear of being discovered and forced to make the cast and crew work on a Saturday.

‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

Oliver also played the character again in the TV series “Chute!” (2007) as well as the short films “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” (2010) and “Hogwarts Express” (2014). In the video games “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007) and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” (2010), he provided George with a voiceover.

Oliver has chosen to make acting his full-time career and has made appearances in other films besides the Harry Potter series. He co-starred with his brother Callum Anderson in an episode of Stephen Fry’s ITV sitcom “Kingdom” from 2009 as Finlay Anderson.

He performed in the television movie “Danny and the Human Zoo” (2015) and the short film “Ears” (2013). ‘Own Worst Enemy’ and ‘7 Days: The True Story of Blind Dave Heeley’ are upcoming films in which Oliver is slated to star.

Work in charity

Oliver and his brother are honorable residents of their neighborhood. In January 2003, they planted trees in Leicestershire’s National Forest. The trees that were planted were made of the same kind of wood that was used to make the Harry Potter broomsticks: birch and ash.

The twins helped to open one of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialized facilities in their hometown of Birmingham and support the organization. Oliver has focused on raising money for the RNLI lifeguards, and they both participated in the Virgin Money Giving campaign.

Oliver’s Individual Life

Oliver and his identical twin brother James were born on February 25, 1986, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England. They are the sole children of Susan (née Spare) and Martyn Phelps. Oliver is 13 minutes older than you are.

They attended Arthur Terry Secondary School and Little Sutton Primary School, respectively. However, due to their busy schedules after being cast in the Harry Potter movies, they received instruction on location.

Phelps reportedly had a brief relationship with Katy Humpage in 2008. After that, they broke up, and over the years, their relationship was on and off. On July 4, 2015, they exchanged vows.

The twins have been residing in Santa Monica, California, since the summer of 2013. They split their time between the US and the UK at the moment.

Estimated Net Worth

Oliver Phelps, a British actor, has a $1 million dollar net worth. Oliver Phelps was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England on February 25, 1986. Just 13 minutes had passed since his twin brother James Phelps’ birth.

Trivia

James doesn’t have a mole on the right side of his neck, but Oliver does. One of the few ways to distinguish between them is in this way.

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