22 Actors That Almost Played Iconic Characters in the “Harry Potter” Movies
Did you know that acclaimed director, Steven Spielberg, almost directed Harry Potter’s first movie adaptation? When he declined, Chris Columbus got the job and did some wonderful work. When it came to casting, a lot of famous stars almost made it to play some of our beloved wizards and witches from J.K. Rowling’s universe.
Bright Side decided to have a look at what it would be like if these actors actually got these wizarding world roles in the first place.
1. Tom Felton as Harry Potter
2. Haley Joel Osment as Harry Potter
3. Robin Williams as Hagrid
4. Ian McKellen as Dumbledore
5. J.K. Rowling as Lily Potter
6. Eddie Redmayne as Tom Riddle
7. Henry Cavill as Cedric Diggory
8. Tilda Swinton as Professor Trelawney
9. Rosie O’Donnell as Molly Weasley
10. Hugh Grant as Professor Gilderoy Lockhart
11. Tim Roth as Professor Snape
12. Helen McCrory as Bellatrix Lestrange
13. Liam Aiken — Harry Potter
14. Robson Green as Sirius Black
15. Bill Nighy as Lucius Malfoy
16. Hatty Jones as Hermione Granger
17. David Thewlis as Professor Quirrel
18. Bob Hoskins as Horace Slughorn
19. David Walliams as Barty Crouch Jr.
20. William Moseley as Harry Potter
21. Saoirse Ronan as Luna Lovegood
22. Peter O’Toole as Dumbledore
Who is your favorite Harry Potter character? Is there an actor that you think could have played their role even better?