Harry Potter: The Series

by Timie-Lemmens | created - 31 Jan 2015 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Watching Potter movies is great, but a television series would give us the story of the books in even more detail. Here's a cast of who should play who in the seven season series. (One season for each book) Due to the fact that the original Potter actors are too old to play their 11 year old selves, the series will probably feature some new kids in the leading roles, as well as other actors for most parts to create a difference between the movies and the series. However, the actors of Potter will not be gone completly.

1. Daniel Radcliffe

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989 in Fulham, London, England, to casting agent Marcia Gresham (née Jacobson) and literary agent Alan Radcliffe. His father is from a Northern Irish Protestant background, while his mother was born in South Africa, to a Jewish family (from Lithuania, ...

James Potter / Remus Lupin

2. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

Mrs Granger / Rita Skeeter

3. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

Severus Snape / Voice of the Basilisk / Voice of The Sorting Hat / The Bloody Baron

4. Rupert Grint

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born in Harlow, Essex, England, the elder son of Joanne (Parsons) and Nigel Grint, who dealt in memorabilia. The first of 5 children, Rupert has one brother and 3 sisters. His brother James was born when Rupert was a year old, Georgina and Samantha were born in 1993...

Arthur Weasley / Sirius Black

5. Tom Felton

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Tom Felton was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton's theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other ...

Lucius Malfoy

6. Joseph Fiennes

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a...

Salazar Slytherin / Nearly Headless Nick / Firenze

7. Jenna Coleman

Actress | Victoria

Jenna-Louise Coleman (born 27 April 1986), professionally known as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress and model. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and began her acting career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer Space. She attended Arnold School, where ...

Moaning Myrtle

8. David Thewlis

Actor | Naked

David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop during his childhood. Originally, he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and...

Albus Dumbledore

9. Matt Smith

Actor | Doctor Who

Matt Smith is an English actor who shot to fame in the UK aged 26 when he was cast by producer Steven Moffat as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC's iconic science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who (2005).

Matthew Robert Smith was born and raised in Northampton, the son of Lynne (Fidler) and David ...

Professor Quirrell

10. Annette Badland

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Annette Badland is an English actress known for a wide range of roles on TV, radio and film. She has played Margaret Blaine in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2005), Doomsday Dora in The Sparticle Mystery (2011), Birdie Henshall in the drama series Cutting It (2002), Mavis in season 6 of ...

Dolores Umbridge

11. Warwick Davis

Actor | Willow

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he ...

Griphook

12. Claire Forlani

Actress | Meet Joe Black

Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films.

Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black (1998), ...

Rowena Ravenclaw

13. Jessie Cave

Actress | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Jessie Cave studied Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, London, and worked backstage in various theatres before deciding to pursue acting.

She got a place at RADA to study Stage Management, but after watching some actors in rehearsal rooms she changed her mind and applied to drama ...

Sybil Trelawney

14. Bonnie Wright

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on February 17, 1991 to jewelers Gary Wright and Sheila Teague. Her debut performance was in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) as Ron Weasley's little sister Ginny Weasley. Bonnie tried out for the film due to her older brother Lewis mentioning she ...

Lily Evans / Nymphadora Tonks

15. Evanna Lynch

Actress | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Evanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress. Born in the town of Termonfeckin in Ireland, she is one of four children to Donal and Marguerite Lynch. Her acting career began in 2007 when she competed in an open audition against nearly 15,000 girls, and won the coveted role of Luna Lovegood in the "...

Voice of Winky

16. Michelle Gomez

Actress | Green Wing

Michelle Gomez was born on November 23, 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is known for her work on Green Wing (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and The Book Group (2002). She has been married to Jack Davenport since May 1, 2000. They have one child.

Petunia Evans

17. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

Narrator / Ludo Bagman

18. Colin Baker

Actor | Doctor Who

Colin Baker was born in 1943 in the Royal Waterloo Lying-In Hospital in London during an air raid. He spent his earliest years in London with his mother, while his father served in the armed forces. He narrowly avoided an early death during the wartime blitz when a piece of flying shrapnel just ...

Vernon Dursley / The Fat Friar

19. Tim Lemmens

Actor | Unit Tapes

Tim Lemmens is an actor and writer, known for Unit Tapes (2018), Dark Lord Dumbledore (2019) and Robin's Comedy Show (2016).

Voice of Peeves / Voice of Dobby / Voice of Kreacher (Yup. That's me.)

20. Jodie Whittaker

Actress | Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker is an accomplished English actress who came to prominence after her breakout performance in Venus (2006), which was met with a string of nominations, including British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations for "Most Promising Newcomer" and "Best Actress in a Motion ...

Luna Lovegood's mother / Hotel receptionist

21. James Buller

Actor | Doctor Who

James Buller was born on April 4, 1970 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Doctor Who (2005), EastEnders (1985) and Babes in the Wood (1998).

Fenrir Greyback

22. Catrin Stewart

Actress | Connie

Catrin Stewart is an actress, known for Connie (2016), Doctor Who (2005) and Stella (2012).

Maid of the Riddle Family

23. Brian Blessed

Actor | Flash Gordon

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...

Rubeus Hagrid

24. Una Stubbs

Actress | Sherlock

Una Stubbs was born on May 1, 1937 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), Worzel Gummidge (1979) and Till Death Us Do Part (1965). She was previously married to Nicky Henson and Peter Gilmore.

Miss Figg

25. Matthew Lewis

Actor | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Matthew Lewis was born on June 27, 1989 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England as Matthew David Lewis. He is an actor and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Me Before You (2016) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). He has been married to Angela ...

Peter Pettigrew

26. Harry Melling

Actor | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Melling started acting at the age of 10 in the Harry Potter films playing the role of Dudley Dursley.

In his mid-teens he joined the National Youth Theatre appearing in a number of shows including "The Master and Margarita".

Harry at the age of 18 attended the LAMDA (London Academy Of Music and...

Crabbe Sr.

27. Scarlett Byrne

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Scarlett Byrne was born on October 6, 1990 in Hammersmith, London, England as Scarlett Hannah Byrne. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).

Narcissa Malfoy

28. Noma Dumezweni

Actress | Mary Poppins Returns

Noma Dumezweni was born in 1969 in Swaziland. She is known for her work on Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and The Kid Who Would Be King (2019).

Professor Aurora Sinistra

30. Fiona Shaw

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Shaw was already an acknowledged stage actress before she made a name for herself in television and film. It wasn't until the mid 1980s that director Jim Sheridan awarded her a role in his film My Left Foot (1989); the biographical film of Christy Brown, an Irishman confined to a body horribly ...

Minerva McGonagall

31. Amy Manson

Actress | Torchwood

Amy Manson was born on September 9, 1985 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Torchwood (2006), Not Another Happy Ending (2013) and T2 Trainspotting (2017).

Helena Ravenclaw / The Grey Lady

32. Julian Bleach

Actor | Les Misérables

Julian Bleach was born on December 29, 1963 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He is an actor, known for Les Misérables (2012), The Brothers Grimm (2005) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Lord Voldemort

33. Anjli Mohindra

Actress | Bodyguard

Anjli Mohindra was born in Edgware, London to parents Sandy and Bob Mohindra. She attended West Bridgford School in Nottingham and aged twelve was accepted into the Carlton Junior Television Workshops. She began as a child actor appearing in a number of seasons on the Doctor Who franchise, The ...

Nagini (voice)

34. Miriam Margolyes

Actress | The Age of Innocence

A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993) she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her ...

Hebzibah Smith

35. Katie McGrath

Actress | Jurassic World

Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an ...

Bellatrix Lestrange / Andromeda Tonks



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