Cast List for Harry Potter

By: Robert Thomson

The cast list of actors and actresses in the Harry Potter films (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secret, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows) are all of British origin. The three main characters in the film: The “Boy-Who-Live” Harry Potter and his two best friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger were portrayed by then unknown actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. These two actors and actress played the characters in all of the 7 movies.


Richard St. John Harris portrayed the great wizard Albus Dumbledore in the first two movies. When Richard Harris died on October 25th, 2002, he was replaced by Michael Gambon in the succeeding Harry Potter films. Toby Regbo played the young Dumbledore in the two-part final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Alfred Burke portrayed previous Headmaster Armando Dippet in the 2nd movie. Carolyn Pickles portrayed Charity Burbage, who is the Muggle Studies teacher in the 7th book that Voldemort tortured and killed, in the Deathly Hallows.

Robbie Coltrane portrayed Hogwarts Gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid in all of the 7 movies. Martin Bayfield played a young Hagrid in Chamber of Secrets. David Bradley portrayed the squib Argus Filch in all of the Harry movies. Charms teacher Filius Flitwick was portrayed by Warwick Davis in all of the Potter films except in Prisoner of Azkaban.

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, who replaced Rubeus Hagrid as the Care of Magical Creatures teacher in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban after the Draco Malfoy-Buckbeak incident, was portrayed by Apple Brooke. Rolanda Hooch, who is Hogwarts’ Quidditch instructor, was portrayed by Zoe Wanamaker in the 1st film.

Kenneth Branagh portrayed the braggart Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Gilderoy Lockhart in Chamber of Secrets. Dame Maggie Smith portrayed Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall in all of the Potter films. Sally Mortemore portrayed Hogwarts librarian Irma Pince in the 2nd movie.

Gemma Jones portrayed Hogwarts Head Nurse Poppy Pomfrey in the 2nd and 6th films and she will reprise her role in the final movie. Quirinus Quirrell, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who was possessed by Lord Voldemort in the first movie, was portrayed by Ian Hart. Jim Broadbent portrayed the ambitious Potions Master Horace Slughorn in the 6th and final movie. Severus Snape, Hogwart’s Potions Master from the Philosopher’s Stone up until the Order of the Phoenix, was played by Alan Rickman. Alec Hopkins played a young Severus Snape in the 5th and 6th films. Miriam Margoyles played Herbology teacher Pomona Sprout in Chamber of Secrets and Deathly Hallows. Eccentric Divination teacher Sybill Trelawney was played Emma Thompson in the Chamber of Secrets and Order of the Phoenix.


The non-human denizens of Hogwarts are composed of magical beings like talking portraits and Hogwarts House ghosts. Slytherin’s Bloody Baron was portrayed by Terence Bayler in the 1st film. Silly talking portrait Sir Cadogan, who was the temporary guardian of the Gryffindor Tower entrance after The Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black in Prisoner of Azkaban, was portrayed by Paul Whitehouse in the 3rd movie.

Sam Beazly portrayed Everard in the 5th film. Hufflepuff Ghost the Fat Friar was played by Simon Fisher-Becker in the first film. Gryffindor Tower’s entrance portrait guardian, The Fat Lady, was played by Elizabeth Spriggs in Philosopher’s Stone and Dawn French in the Prisoner of Azkaban. Ravenclaw’s The Grey Lady was played by Nina Young in the 1st and 2nd film. Moaning Myrtle, a girl that died when the basilisk of the Chamber of Secrets was first released, was played by Shirley Henderson in Chambers of Secrets and Goblet of Fire.

Gryffindor House ghost was Sir Nicholas De Mimsy-Porpington (Nearly Headless Nick) was played by John Cleese in the 1st and 2nd movie. Former Hogwarts Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black’s portrait was played by John Atterbury in the 5th movie. Rick Mayall played Peeves the Poltergeist in the first movie while Leslie Phillips voiced the Sorting Hat in the Philosopher’s Stone.


Hufflepuff Hannah Abbott was played by Charlotte Skeoch in the 2nd and 4th movie. Marcus Belby was played by Robert Knox in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Emi Dale played Katie Bell in the first and second movie while Georgina Leonidas played the character in the 6th movie. Susan Bones was played by Eleanor Columbus in the 1st and 3rd movie. Miles Bletchley was portrayed by David Churchyard in the Chamber of Secrets. Jennifer Smith played Lavender Brown in Chamber of Secrets while the character was portrayed by Jessie Cave in 6th and 7th films.

Helen Stuart portrayed Millicent Bulstrode in the 2nd film. Katie Leung played Cho Chang, Harry’s first crush in the Goblet of Fire until Deathly Hallows. Gemma Padley played Penelope Clearwater in Chamber of Secrets. Jamie Waylett played Vincent Crabbe in all of the six films. Hugh Mitchell played Colin Creevey in the 2nd film. Henry Lloyd Hughes played Roger Davies in Goblet of Fire.

Robert Pattinson played Cedric Diggory in the 4th film. Edward Randell portrayed Hufflepuff Justin Finch-Fletchley in the 2nd movie. Slytherin Quidditch captain Marcus Flint was played by Jamie Yeats in the 1st and 2nd film. Seamus Finnigan was portrayed by Devon Murray in all of the 7 movies.

Joshua Herdman played Slytherin bully Gregory Goyle in all of the 7 movies as well. Will Theakston portrayed Terrence Higgs in the 1st movie. Danielle Tabor played Angelina Johnson in the 1st three films but Tiana Benjamin replaced her in Goblet of Fire.

Leann, Katie Bell’s best friend was played by Isabella Laughland in the 6th film. Quidditch commentator Lee Jordan was played by Luke Youngblood in the 1st two movies. Matthew Lewis portrayed Neville Longbottom in all of the 7 movies. Evanna Lynch played Luna Lovegood in the 5th to 7th film.

Louis Doyle played Ernie Macmillan in Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire. Slytherin Draco Malfoy was portrayed by Tom Felton in Philosopher’s Stone until Half Blood Prince. He will reprise his role in the final film. Arrogant Cormac Mclaggen was played by Fred Stroma in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Nigel was played by William Melling from Goblet of Fire up to the Half Blood Prince. Pansy Parkinson was portrayed by Genevieve Gaunt in Prisoner of Azkaban and she was replaced by Scarlett Byrne in the 6th movie. The other half of the Patil twins, Ravenclaw Padma Patil was played by Afshan Azad in the 4th and 5th movie. Gryffindor Parvati Patil was portrayed by Sitara Shah in the 3rd movie but she was replaced by Shefali Chowdhury in the 4th to 6th movie.

Scott Fearn portrayed Adrian Pucey in the 1st and 2nd film. Nick Smith played Zacarias Smith in the 5th movie. Gryffindor Quidditch chaser Alicia Spinnet was played by Leilah Sutherland in the 1st movie and Rochelle Douglas in the 2nd movie. Alfred Enoch portrayed Dean Thomas from Philosopher’s Stone up to the Half Blood Prince.

Anna Shafer played Romilda Vane in the 6th movie. Fred and George Weasley were portrayed by James and Oliver Phelps in all of the 7 movies

Harry Potter’s love interest and the youngest of the Weasley siblings were portrayed by Bonnie Wright in all of the 7 films. Sean Biggerstaff played Gryffindor Quidditch captain Oliver Wood in the 1st and 2nd movie. Louis Cordice played Blaise Zabini in the 6th and final film.


Regulus Black, Sirius Black’s younger brother was played by Tom Moorcroft in the 6th film. Death eater siblings Alecto and Amycus Carrow were portrayed by Suzie Toase and Ralph Ineson respectively in the 6th film. David Tennant played Barty Crouch Jr. in Goblet of Fire.

Vicious Werewolf Alpha Fenrir Greyback was played by David Leno in the 6th and final film. Helena Bonham-Carter played Bellatrix Lestrange in Order of the Phoenix up to the Deathly Hallows. Peter Best played Walden Macnair in the third movie and fifth movie.

Jason Isaacs played Lucius Malfoy in the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th movie. Tony Coburn played the young Lucius Malfoy in the 6th movie. Narcissa Malfoy was portrayed by Helen McCrory in the 6th and final movie. Timothy Spall played Peter Pettigrew in the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th movie.

Charles Hughes played a young Pettigrew in the 5th movie. Rod Hunt played Thorfinn Rowle in the 6th and 7th movie. Nick Moran played Scabior in the 7th movie. Chase Armitage, Adam Bradshaw and Sam Parham played the Snatchers in the 7th movie.

Johnpaul Castrianni played Yaxley in the 6th movie. Tav McDougall played Travers in the 4th movie. A young Lord Voldemort was played and voiced by Richard Bremmer and Ian Hart respectively in the 1st movie. Christian Coulson played a young Voldemort in the 2nd film. Ralph Fiennes played Lord Voldemort in the 4th film and 7th film. Hero Fiennes-Tiffin played an 11 year-old Voldemort and Frank Dillane played 14 year-old Voldemort in the 6th film.


Sian Thomas played Amelia Bones in the Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix. Stefan Rhodri played Reggie Cattermole in the 7th film. Barty Crouch Sr., the father of Barty Crouch Jr., was played by Roger Lloyd-Pack in the 4th film. John Dawlish was portrayed by Richard Leaf in the 5th movie. Amos Diggory, Cedric Diggory’s father, was played by Jeff Rawle in Goblet of Fire.

Robert Hardy played former Minister of Magic Cornelius in the 2nd movie until the 5th movie. Jessica Hynes voiced Mafalda Hopkirk in the 5th movie and Sophie Thompson portrayed the character in the 7th movie. David O’Hara played Albert Runcorn in the 7th film. Bill Nighy played new Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the 7th movie.

Guy Henry played Pius Thicknesse in Deathly Hallows. Imelda Staunton played Dolores Umbridge in the 5th film and 7th film. Chris Rankin played Percy Weasley in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th Potter films.


Gary Oldman played Sirius Black, Harry Potter’s Godfather, in the 3rd, 4th and 7th movies. James Walters played a young Sirius Black in the Half Blood Prince. David Brett played Dedalus Diggle in the 1st movie.

Peter Cartwright played Elphias Doge in the 5th movie and he was replaced by David Ryall in the 7th movie. Aberforth Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore’s brother, was played by Jim McManus in the 5th movie and Ciaran Hinds in the 7th movie.

Kathryn Hunter played squib Arabella Figg in the Order of the Phoenix. Andy Linden played Mundungus Fletcher in the 7th film. Brendan Gleeson played Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix and the Deathly Hallows. Adrian Rawlins played James Potter in the Philosopher’s Stone until Order of the Phoenix.

Robert Jarvis played a young James Potter in the 5th movie. Geraldine Somerville played Lily Potter in all of the 7 movies. George Harris played Auror Kingsley Shacklebolt in Order of the Phoenix. Natalia Tena portrayed Nymphadora Tonks in the 5th-7th films. Emmeline Vance was played by Brigitte Millar in Order of the Phoenix.

Mark Williams portrayed Arthur Williams in the 2nd film until the final film. Richard Fish played Bill Weasley in Prisoner of Azkaban and Domhnall Gleeson in Deathly Hallows. Alex Crockford portrayed Charlie Weasley in the 3rd movie. Julie Walters played Molly Weasley in all of the Potter films except for Goblet of Fire.


Eric Sykes played Riddle House caretaker Frank Bryce in Goblet of Fire. Harry Melling portrayed Dudley Dursley in Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix. Pam Ferris played Marge Dursley in the 3rd movie. Petunia Dursley, Lily Potter’s sister was played by Fiona Shaw in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Potter movies.

Vernon Dursley was played by Richard Griffiths in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th movies. Mr. Granger was played by Tom Knight in Chamber of Secrets. Mrs. Granger was played by Heather Bleasdale in the 2nd movie. Michelle Fairley portrayed Mrs. Granger in the 7th movie. Mr. and Mrs. Mason was played by Jim Norton and Veronica Clifford respectively in the Chamber of Secrets. Piers Polkiss was played by Jason Boyd in the 5th film.

The King’s Cross Railway Station guard was portrayed by Harry Taylor in Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Miles Jupp played the television weatherman in the 5th movie. Elarica Gallagher played the railway station waitress.


Clemence Poesy played Beauxbatons Triwizard champion Fleur Delacour in Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows. Angelica Mandy played Gabrielle Delacour in the 4th and 7th Potter movies. Rade Šerbedžija played wand maker Gregorovitch in Deathly Hallows. Durmstrang Headmaster Igor Karkaroff was played by Predrag Bjelac in Goblet of Fire.

Tolga Safer played Karkaroff’s aide in Goblet of Fire. Stanislav Ianevski portrayed Bulgarian Quidditch Seeker Viktor Krum in the 4th and 7th films. Frances Dela Tour played Beauxbatons Headmistress Madame Maxime in the 4th movie.


Hazel Douglas played A History of Magic author Bathilda Bagshot in the 7th film. Mr. Borgin, the proprietor of Borgin and Burkes in Knockturn Alley, was portrayed by Edward Tudor-Pole in the 2nd movie. Rita Skeeter’s photographer, Bozo, was played by Robert Wilfort in the 4th movie.

The Daily Prophet reporter in the 2nd movie was played by Peter O’Farrell. Hebe Beardsall played Ariana Dumbledore in the 7th film. Jean Southern played the Hogwarts Express Food Trolley Lady in the first movie. She was replaced by Margery Mason in the 4th film. The cleaning lady in the Leaky Cauldron in the 3rd movie was played by Abby Ford.

Matyelok Gibbs played Auntie Muriel in the 7th film. Xenophilius Lovegood, the editor of the Quibbler and Luna Lovegood’s father, was played by Rhys Ifans in the 7th film. John Hurt portrayed wand maker Mr. Ollivander in the 1st and 7th films.

Knight Bus duo Ernie Prang and Stan Shunpike was played by Jimmy Gardner and Lee Ingleby respectively in Prisoner of Azkaban. Madam Rosmerta, the owner of the Three Broomsticks, was played by Julie Christie in the 3rd movie.

Miranda Richardson played Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter in the 4th movie. Derek Deadman played Tom the Barman in the 1st movie. He was replaced by Jim Tavare in the 3rd movie.


Aragog, the acromantula that Hagrid raised from birth when he was a 2nd year in Hogwarts, was voiced by Julian Glover in the 2nd movie. Bane, a Centaur living in the Forbidden Forest, was played by Jason Piper in the 5th movie. Toby Jones voiced Dobby in the 2nd and 7th film. Ray Fearon voiced Firenze in the first film. Grawp, Hagrid’s giant half-brother, was played by Tony Maudsley in the 5th movie.

Verne Troyer played Gringotts goblin Griphook in the 1st movie. He was replaced by Warwick Davis in the last film. Kreacher, the Black family’s house elf, was voiced by Timothy Bateson in the 5th movie and Simon McBurney in the 7th movie.

Magorian was portrayed by Michael Wildman in the 5th movie. Charlie Bennison portrayed the Sanguini in the 6th film. Lenny Henry voiced the Shrunken Head in Prisoner of Azkaban.

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