List of Harry Potter cast members

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Daniel Radcliffe, who portrays the series' title character, Harry Potter, has been the icon of the film series since the release of the first film in 2001.

Some of the most renowned actors of the United Kingdom and Ireland have voiced or portrayed characters appearing in the Harry Potter film series based on the book series by J. K. Rowling. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have played Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in all the films. When they were cast only Radcliffe had previously acted in a film. Complementing them on screen are such actors as Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Miriam Margolyes, Helen McCrory, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, and Julie Walters, among others. Thirteen actors have appeared as the same character in all eight films of the series.

Some well-known British actors, who have not appeared in the series, were asked in jest why they had not been cast. When David Yates was directing the fifth film, Bill Nighy (who knew Yates personally) said that he hoped the director would cast him in Harry Potter. "But nobody called", Nighy added.[1] However, in 2009, Yates cast Nighy as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the seventh film. Nighy said, "I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased."[2] Jude Law once quipped, "Nobody's asked me. I was a bit too old for Harry."[3] When a reporter compared Potions professor Horace Slughorn's obsession with famous names to the series' connection to "every notable British actor" in 2009, Jim Broadbent (who plays Slughorn) said, "Well, not every actor gets invited. I know some who are still waiting."[4]

J.K. Rowling gave a speech during the world premiere of the final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, on 7 July 2011 in London, England. Rowling praised the film series' acting talent and announced that there are seven young Harry Potter cast members who she refers to as "The Big Seven"; they are Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Bonnie Wright.[5]

The list below is sorted by film and character since some characters have been portrayed by multiple actors.

Key

  • (v) indicates the actor or actress lent only his or her voice for his or her film character
  • (y) indicates the actor or actress portrayed the role in a flashback scene or when the character was young.
  • (f) indicates the actor or actress did not appear in any new footage for the film; footage from an earlier film or films was used.
  • A light grey cell (such as the one in the "Charity Burbage" row in the "Philosopher's Stone" column) indicates the character was not in the film adaptation.


Cast

CharacterFilm
Philosopher's
Stone

(2001)[6]
Chamber
of Secrets

(2002)[7]
Prisoner
of Azkaban

(2004)[8]
Goblet
of Fire

(2005)[9]
Order of
the Phoenix

(2007)[10]
Half-Blood
Prince

(2009)[11]
Deathly Hallows
Pt. 1

(2010)[12]
Deathly Hallows
Pt. 2

(2011)[13]

Principal characters

Harry PotterDaniel Radcliffe
Saunders Triplets (y)[A]
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
Toby Papworth (y)
Ron WeasleyRupert Grint
Hermione GrangerEmma Watson

Hogwarts staff

Charity Burbage Carolyn Pickles 
Armando Dippet Alfred Burke (y) 
Albus Dumbledore[B]Richard HarrisMichael GambonMichael Gambon
Toby Regbo (y)
Michael Gambon
Argus FilchDavid Bradley David Bradley
Filius Flitwick[C]Warwick Davis Warwick Davis
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank Apple Brook 
Rubeus HagridRobbie ColtraneRobbie Coltrane
Martin Bayfield (y)
Robbie Coltrane
Rolanda HoochZoë Wanamaker 
Gilderoy Lockhart Kenneth Branagh 
Minerva McGonagallMaggie Smith Maggie Smith
Irma Pince Sally Mortemore 
Poppy Pomfrey Gemma Jones Gemma Jones Gemma Jones
Quirinus QuirrellIan Hart 
Horace Slughorn Jim Broadbent Jim Broadbent
Severus SnapeAlan RickmanAlan Rickman
Alec Hopkins (y)
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
Benedict Clarke (y)
Pomona Sprout Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes
Sybill Trelawney Emma Thompson Emma Thompson Emma Thompson

Hogwarts students

Hannah Abbott Charlotte Skeoch Charlotte Skeoch
Marcus Belby Robert Knox[D] 
Katie BellEmily Dale Georgina Leonidas
Miles Bletchley David Churchyard 
Susan BonesEleanor Columbus 
Lavender Brown Jennifer Smith Jessie Cave
Millicent Bulstrode Helen Stuart 
Cho Chang Katie Leung
Penelope Clearwater Gemma Padley 
Vincent Crabbe[E]Jamie Waylett 
Colin Creevey Hugh Mitchell 
Roger Davies Henry Lloyd-Hughes 
Cedric Diggory Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson (f) 
Justin Finch-Fletchley Edward Randell 
Marcus FlintJamie Yeates 
Seamus FinniganDevon Murray
Gregory GoyleJoshua Herdman
Terence HiggsWill Theakston 
Angelina JohnsonDanielle TaborTiana Benjamin 
Leanne Isabella Laughland
Lee JordanLuke Youngblood 
Neville LongbottomMatthew Lewis
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch
Ernie Macmillan Louis Doyle Louis Doyle Jamie Marks
Draco MalfoyTom Felton
Cormac McLaggen Freddie Stroma
Pansy ParkinsonGenevieve Gaunt Scarlett Byrne
Padma Patil Sharon SandhuAfshan Azad
Parvati Patil Sitara ShahShefali Chowdhury 
Adrian PuceyScot Fearn 
Zacharias Smith Nick Shirm 
Alicia SpinnetLeilah SutherlandRochelle Douglas 
Dean ThomasAlfred Enoch Alfred Enoch
Romilda Vane Anna Shaffer
Fred WeasleyJames Phelps
George WeasleyOliver Phelps
Ginny WeasleyBonnie Wright
Nigel Wolpert William Melling
Oliver WoodSean Biggerstaff Sean Biggerstaff[14]
Blaise Zabini Louis Cordice

Order of the Phoenix members

Sirius Black Gary OldmanGary Oldman
James Walters (y)
 Gary Oldman
Rohan Gotobed (y)
Dedalus DiggleDavid Brett 
Elphias Doge Peter Cartwright David Ryall 
Aberforth Dumbledore Jim McManus Ciarán Hinds
Arabella Figg Kathryn Hunter 
Mundungus Fletcher Andy Linden 
Alice Longbottom Lisa Wood 
Frank Longbottom James Payton 
Remus Lupin David Thewlis David Thewlis
James Utechin (y)
David Thewlis
Alastor Moody Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson 
James PotterAdrian RawlinsAdrian Rawlins (f)Adrian RawlinsAdrian Rawlins (f)
Robbie Jarvis (y)
 Adrian RawlinsAdrian Rawlins
Alfie McIlwain (y)
Lily PotterGeraldine SomervilleGeraldine Somerville (f)Geraldine SomervilleGeraldine Somerville (f)
Susie Shinner (y)[F]
Geraldine SomervilleGeraldine Somerville
Ellie Darcey-Alden (y)
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris George Harris
Nymphadora Tonks Natalia Tena
Emmeline Vance Brigitte Millar 
Arthur Weasley Mark Williams
Bill Weasley Richard Fish Domhnall Gleeson
Charlie Weasley Alex Crockford 
Molly WeasleyJulie Walters Julie Walters

Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters

Lord VoldemortRichard Bremmer (y)
Ian Hart (v)
Christian Coulson (y) Ralph FiennesHero Fiennes-Tiffin (y; 11)
Frank Dillane (y; 15)
Ralph Fiennes (f)
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
Richard Bremmer (f)
Christian Coulson (f)
Regulus Black Tom Moorcroft 
Alecto Carrow Suzie Toase
Amycus Carrow Ralph Ineson
Barty Crouch Jr David Tennant 
Antonin Dolohov Arben Bajraktaraj Arben Bajraktaraj 
Fenrir Greyback Dave Legeno
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter
Walden Macnair Peter Best Peter Best 
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs Jason IsaacsJason Isaacs (f)
Tony Coburn (y)[G]
Jason Isaacs
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory
Peter Pettigrew Timothy SpallTimothy Spall (y)
Charles Hughes (y)
Timothy SpallTimothy Spall (f)
Thorfinn Rowle Rod Hunt
Scabior Nick Moran
Travers Tav MacDougall 
Yaxley Peter Mullan 

Ministry of Magic employees

Amelia Bones Sian ThomasSian Thomas (f)Sian Thomas 
Mary Cattermole Kate Fleetwood 
Reg Cattermole Steffan Rhodri 
Barty Crouch Sr Roger Lloyd-Pack 
John Dawlish Richard Leaf 
Amos Diggory Jeff Rawle 
Cornelius Fudge Robert Hardy 
Mafalda Hopkirk Jessica Hynes (v) Sophie Thompson 
Albert Runcorn David O'Hara 
Rufus Scrimgeour Bill Nighy 
Pius Thicknesse Guy Henry
Dolores Umbridge Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton 
Percy WeasleyChris Rankin Chris Rankin Chris Rankin

Muggles

Frank Bryce Eric Sykes 
Dennis Christopher Rithin 
Mrs. Cole Amelda Brown 
Dudley DursleyHarry Melling Harry Melling Harry Melling 
Marge Dursley Pam Ferris 
Petunia DursleyFiona Shaw Fiona Shaw Fiona ShawAriella Paradise (y)
Vernon DursleyRichard Griffiths Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths 
Mr. Granger Tom Knight Ian Kelly 
Mrs. Granger Heather Bleasdale Michelle Fairley 
Malcolm Richard Macklin 
Mr. Mason Jim Norton 
Mrs. Mason Veronica Clifford 
Piers Polkiss Jason Boyd 
King's Cross railway station security guardHarry Taylor 

Foreign wizards and witches

Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy Clémence Poésy
Gabrielle Delacour Angelica Mandy Angelica Mandy 
Gregorovitch Rade Šerbedžija 
Gellert Grindelwald Michael Byrne
Jamie Campbell Bower (y)
 
Igor Karkaroff Predrag Bjelac 
Viktor Krum Stanislav Ianevski Stanislav Ianevski[H] 
Olympe Maxime Frances de la Tour Frances de la Tour 

Hogwarts denizens

The Bloody BaronTerence Bayler 
Sir Cadogan Paul Whitehouse 
Everard Sam Beazley 
The Fat FriarSimon Fisher-Becker 
The Fat LadyElizabeth Spriggs Dawn French 
The Grey LadyNina Young Kelly Macdonald
Moaning Myrtle Shirley Henderson Shirley Henderson 
Nearly Headless NickJohn Cleese 
Phineas Nigellus Black John Atterbury 
Peeves[I]Rik Mayall 
Sorting HatLeslie Phillips (v) Leslie Phillips (v)

Other citizens of the wizarding world

(including The Daily Prophet, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, Hogwarts Express, Knight Bus, and Knockturn Alley)

Bathilda Bagshot Hazel Douglas 
Heathcote Barbary Jason Buckle 
Mr Borgin Edward Tudor-Pole 
Gideon Crumb Steven Claydon 
Barnabas Cuffe Roger C. Baily 
Ariana Dumbledore Hebe Beardsall
Kirley Duke Jonny Greenwood 
Food Trolley LadyJean Southern Margery Mason 
Auntie Muriel Matyelok Gibbs 
Xenophilius Lovegood Rhys Ifans 
Mr OllivanderJohn Hurt John Hurt
Ernie Prang Jimmy Gardner 
Madam Rosmerta Julie Christie 
Stan Shunpike Lee Ingleby 
Rita Skeeter Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson 
Orsino Thruston Phil Selway 
Tom the barmanDerek Deadman Jim Tavare 
Donaghan Tremlett Steve Mackey 
Myron Wagtail Jarvis Cocker 
Eldred Worple Paul Ritter 

Creatures

Aragog Julian Glover (v) 
Bane Jason Piper 
Bogrod Jon Key
Dobby Toby Jones (v) Toby Jones (v) 
FirenzeRay Fearon (v) 
Grawp Tony Maudsley 
GriphookVerne Troyer
Warwick Davis (v)
 Warwick Davis
Kreacher Timothy Bateson (v) Simon McBurney (v) 
Magorian Michael Wildman 
Sanguini Charlie Bennison 
Shrunken Head Lenny Henry (v) 

Epilogue characters

Astoria Malfoy Jade Gordon
Scorpius Malfoy Bertie Gilbert
Albus Severus PotterArthur Bowen
James Sirius Potter Will Dunn
Lily Luna Potter Daphne de Beistegui
Hugo Weasley Ryan Turner
Rose Weasley Helena Barlow

Notes

A Often, minor child parts – in this case, Harry as an infant – are played by twins or triplets to avoid overworking the children.[15][16] The given names of each of the Saunders triplets are unknown; they were credited in the film as "Saunders triplets".
B Michael Gambon replaced Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore from Prisoner of Azkaban onwards after Harris's death.[17]
C Warwick Davis played Filius Flitwick in the first two films as an old dwarf-like man with gray hair. In preproduction for the third film, the producers told Davis there was no role for Flitwick, but that they would like to have him play somebody else, at least for a cameo. Davis played a much younger-looking man with black hair and a moustache who directed the choir at the Hogwarts Welcome Feast, and was credited as portraying "Wizard". During preproduction for the fourth film, director Mike Newell told Davis he wanted to keep his look from the last film but make this the new look for Flitwick. Davis now considers the character he has played some relative of Flitwick, though he is still credited as "Filius Flitwick". In the sixth film, Harry specifically calls him Professor Flitwick, as does McGonagall in the seventh, calling him Filius.
D Rob Knox was stabbed to death on 24 May 2008 before Half-Blood Prince was released.[18] The cast and crew of Half-Blood Prince wore white ribbons to the London premiere of the film in tribute to Knox.[19]
E Vincent Crabbe is a recurring, minor character who appears in every book and dies in a pivotal scene in Deathly Hallows. Jamie Waylett portrays the character in the first six films. During production of the seventh film, Waylett pleaded guilty to charges of growing marijuana.[20] Joshua Herdman, who plays Crabbe's best friend Gregory Goyle, said in August 2009 that Waylett would not be reprising his role and Herdman's character would die instead.
F A scene with a young Lily Potter was filmed for Order of the Phoenix but ended up being cut from the theatrical version.
G A few scenes with the young Lucius Malfoy, portrayed by Tony Coburn, were shot for The Half Blood Prince but were eventually cut from the movie.
H Viktor Krum made an appearance at Bill and Fleur's Wedding, but his part was cut from the final film.
I A scene with Peeves was filmed for Philosopher's Stone but ended up being cut from the theatrical version.[21][22]

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