What Has Neil Patrick Harris Been Up to Since HIMYM Ended?

What Has Neil Patrick Harris Been Up to Since HIMYM Ended?
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Despite the fact that the role in HIMYM became the most significant for the actor, he was not afraid to depart from the familiar image and starred in a number of big projects.

Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his participation in How I Met Your Mother. In 2005, the actor got the role of ladies' man and womanizer Barney Stinson, which became perhaps the most successful of his film career and brought Neil and other cast members worldwide fame.

The series aroused great interest among viewers and caught up in popularity with the famous Friends.

The sitcom ended in 2014, and in the same year, David Fincher's detective thriller Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck, was released. Harris himself considers it an incredible success to have participated in this movie, where he played a devoted admirer of the main character.

In early 2017, the show A Series of Unfortunate Events premiered, based on author Daniel Handler's fairy tales.

In the previous adaptation, this role of Count Olaf was played by Jim Carrey, but the creators changed the concept and relied on Harris.

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Neil's next project was the Apple TV+ fantasy series Ghostwriter.

According to the plot, a ghost appears in a nearby bookstore and begins releasing fairy tale characters from the pages of books; four teenagers must work together to solve the thrilling mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business.

Neil played the White Rabbit, a character from Alice in Wonderland.

One of the most notable roles of the actor was the continuation of the Matrix – The Matrix Resurrections. Neil played an analyst who helped the protagonist, Thomas, deal with his emotions.

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Then the actor starred in a comedy series from the creators of Doctor Who called It's a Sin. The show told the story of three friends who move to London and try to find themselves.

Harris' next major project was the comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, starring Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal. According to the plot of the movie, Cage played himself – the actor was going through a serious life crisis, but was trying to revive his career. Neil played an important role as Cage's agent, Richard Fink.

Most recently, the actor returned to his most important and most recognizable role – he once again played Barney in the spin-off of HIMYM, How I Met Your Father.