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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.


  • Cast 1
    • Principal characters 1.1
    • Hogwarts staff 1.2
    • Hogwarts students 1.3
    • Order of the Phoenix members 1.4
    • Lord Voldemort and his Death Eater 1.5
    • Ministry of Magic employees 1.6
    • Muggles 1.7
    • Foreign wizards and witches 1.8
    • Hogwarts denizens 1.9
    • Other citizens of the wizarding world 1.10
    • Creatures 1.11
    • Epilogue characters 1.12
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Character Film

of Secrets

of Azkaban

of Fire

Order of
the Phoenix


Deathly Hallows
Pt. 1

Deathly Hallows
Pt. 2


Principal characters

Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe
Saunders Triplets (y)[A]
Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe
Toby Papworth (y)
Ron Weasley Rupert Grint
Hermione Granger Emma Watson

Hogwarts staff

Charity Burbage   Carolyn Pickles  
Armando Dippet   Alfred Burke (y)  
Albus Dumbledore[B] Richard Harris Michael Gambon Michael Gambon
Toby Regbo (y)
Michael Gambon
Argus Filch David Bradley   David Bradley
Filius Flitwick[C] Warwick Davis   Warwick Davis   Warwick Davis
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank   Apple Brook  
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane Robbie Coltrane
Martin Bayfield (y)
Robbie Coltrane
Rolanda Hooch Zoë Wanamaker  
Gilderoy Lockhart   Kenneth Branagh  
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith   Maggie Smith
Irma Pince   Sally Mortemore  
Poppy Pomfrey   Gemma Jones   Gemma Jones   Gemma Jones
Quirinus Quirrell Ian Hart  
Horace Slughorn   Jim Broadbent   Jim Broadbent
Severus Snape Alan Rickman Alan Rickman
Alec Hopkins (y)
Alan Rickman Alan 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 Bell Emily Dale   Georgina Leonidas
Miles Bletchley   David Churchyard  
Susan Bones Eleanor 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 Pattinson Robert Pattinson (f)  
Justin Finch-Fletchley   Edward Randell  
Marcus Flint Jamie Yeates  
Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray
Gregory Goyle Joshua Herdman
Terence Higgs Will Theakston  
Angelina Johnson Danielle Tabor Tiana Benjamin  
Leanne   Isabella Laughland
Lee Jordan Luke Youngblood  
Neville Longbottom Matthew Lewis
Luna Lovegood   Evanna Lynch
Ernie Macmillan   Louis Doyle   Louis Doyle   Jamie Marks
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton
Cormac McLaggen   Freddie Stroma
Pansy Parkinson Genevieve Gaunt   Scarlett Byrne
Padma Patil   Sharon Sandhu Afshan Azad
Parvati Patil   Sitara Shah Shefali Chowdhury  
Adrian Pucey Scot Fearn  
Zacharias Smith   Nick Shirm  
Alicia Spinnet Leilah Sutherland Rochelle Douglas  
Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch   Alfred Enoch
Romilda Vane   Anna Shaffer
Fred Weasley James Phelps
George Weasley Oliver Phelps
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright
Nigel Wolpert   William Melling
Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff   Sean Biggerstaff[14]
Blaise Zabini   Louis Cordice

Order of the Phoenix members

Sirius Black   Gary Oldman Gary Oldman
James Walters (y)
  Gary Oldman
Rohan Gotobed (y)
Dedalus Diggle David 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 Potter Adrian Rawlins Adrian Rawlins (f) Adrian Rawlins Adrian Rawlins (f)
Robbie Jarvis (y)
  Adrian Rawlins Adrian Rawlins
Alfie McIlwain (y)
Lily Potter Geraldine Somerville Geraldine Somerville (f) Geraldine Somerville Geraldine Somerville (f)
Susie Shinner (y)[F]
Geraldine Somerville Geraldine 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 Weasley Julie Walters   Julie Walters

Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters

Lord Voldemort Richard Bremmer (y)
Ian Hart (v)
Christian Coulson (y)   Ralph Fiennes Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (y; 11)
Frank Dillane (y; 15)
Ralph Fiennes (f)
Ralph Fiennes Ralph 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 Isaacs Jason Isaacs (f)
Tony Coburn (y)[G]
Jason Isaacs
Narcissa Malfoy   Helen McCrory
Peter Pettigrew   Timothy Spall Timothy Spall (y)
Charles Hughes (y)
Timothy Spall Timothy Spall (f)
Thorfinn Rowle   Rod Hunt
Scabior   Nick Moran
Travers   Tav MacDougall  
Yaxley   Peter Mullan  

Ministry of Magic employees

Amelia Bones   Sian Thomas Sian 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 Weasley Chris Rankin   Chris Rankin   Chris Rankin


Frank Bryce   Eric Sykes  
Dennis   Christopher Rithin  
Mrs. Cole   Amelda Brown  
Dudley Dursley Harry Melling   Harry Melling   Harry Melling  
Marge Dursley   Pam Ferris  
Petunia Dursley Fiona Shaw   Fiona Shaw   Fiona Shaw Ariella Paradise (y)
Vernon Dursley Richard 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 guard Harry 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 Baron Terence Bayler  
Sir Cadogan   Paul Whitehouse  
Everard   Sam Beazley  
The Fat Friar Simon Fisher-Becker  
The Fat Lady Elizabeth Spriggs   Dawn French  
The Grey Lady Nina Young   Kelly Macdonald
Moaning Myrtle   Shirley Henderson   Shirley Henderson  
Nearly Headless Nick John Cleese  
Phineas Nigellus Black   John Atterbury  
Peeves[I] Rik Mayall  
Sorting Hat Leslie 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 Lady Jean Southern   Margery Mason  
Auntie Muriel   Matyelok Gibbs  
Xenophilius Lovegood   Rhys Ifans  
Mr Ollivander John 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 barman Derek Deadman   Jim Tavare  
Donaghan Tremlett   Steve Mackey  
Myron Wagtail   Jarvis Cocker  
Eldred Worple   Paul Ritter  


Aragog   Julian Glover (v)  
Bane   Jason Piper  
Bogrod   Jon Key
Dobby   Toby Jones (v)   Toby Jones (v)  
Firenze Ray Fearon (v)  
Grawp   Tony Maudsley  
Griphook Verne 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 Potter Arthur Bowen
James Sirius Potter   Will Dunn
Lily Luna Potter   Daphne de Beistegui
Hugo Weasley   Ryan Turner
Rose Weasley   Helena Barlow


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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