Yes, you read the title correct. There are 14 common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. When everybody is gearing up for April to welcome the final season of Game of Thrones, we would want you to take back to the time when the Harry Potter series created a magical fan base for itself.
Both the shows have a huge fan following. Harry Potter is everyone’s love of school time, and Game of Thrones freezes the audience by its uncertainties. Both these shows managed to captivate their audience for all its seasons. But we bet you did not know about the 14 common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones.
Have a look at the 14 common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones:
Game of Thrones: If the series of Game of Thrones is to follow the book then, Jim Broadbent who is playing the character of Maester Marwyn (the priest-like figure) will meet both Samwell and Daenerys. Well, the showrunners are apprehended to provide some detailing to this character to make him look more significant than other seasons. Let us see what the future box is.
Harry Potter: Jim Broadbent played the role of potions Professor Horace Slughorn. You will see him both in ‘Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2’. He proves to be a pivotal part in the fight against Voldemort when Harry Potter is seen retrieving a buried memory from his past.
Game of Thrones: You must have hated the tyrannical Lord Walder Frey who was primarily responsible for the betrayal and the slaughter of House Stark at the Red Wedding. He has been a recurring character in the first, third, and the sixth season of this show. Walder Frey was anyway murdered at the end of season 6 by Arya Stark. Kudos to her bravery skills!
Harry Potter: David Bradley played the role of the grouchy caretaker Argus Filch in seven out of the eight movies. He is best known for his unbeaten love and devotion for his cat, Mrs. Norris.
Game of Thrones: She is one of the common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. We all love her as the woman who transformed from a wildling woman to someone who stood for Bran and Rickon until her death. We surely did not like her end in season 6, especially at the hands of another hated character Ramsay Bolton.
Harry Potter: Know that Natalia is a British actress and musician. She played the character of Auror Nymphadora Tonks. She appeared in four of the Harry Potter movies and pulled a good audience despite having few lines.
Game of Thrones: Ralph appeared only in five episodes of season 2 of Game of Thrones. He played the Ironborn raider Dagmer Cleftjaw who is an ally of Theon Greyjoy.
Harry Potter: He appeared as Death Eater Amycus Carrow in the last three Harry Potter movies. Though he is not given as many lines as is in the book, his presence was worth notice.
Game of Thrones: He has played the role of King Beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder in season 3, 4, and 5. Stannis Baratheon defeated him he is remembered for the most painful deaths in the show. He was burnt alive after he refused to kneel to his captor.
Harry Potter: He played a brief role in Albus Dumbledore’s brother Aberforth in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He is also a pivotal character to search for Horcruxes, helping out Harry, Ron, and Hermione to find a secret passage into Hogwarts.
Game of Thrones: Until now, Freddie has appeared only in one season of Game of Thrones. He played the role of Dickon who is the younger brother of Samwell Tarly. The audience is hoping to see his presence in the final season. Let us see if show writers fulfill this wish or not.
Harry Potter: He appeared in the last three Harry Potter films as Cormac McLaggen. He is an extremely unpleasant character who is a Gryffindor student. Do you remember the moment he threw up on Snape’s shoes after Harry tricked him into believing that he ate dragon testicles?
Game of Thrones: Another of the common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones is Michelle Fairley. Who did not admire her as Catelyn Stark? And yes, we all mourned her death at the Red Wedding and cursed the Lannisters to meet their doom. However, there are hopes of her resurrection as per the book, but fans are eagerly waiting for her return in the final season of Game of Thrones.
Harry Potter: She is remembered for her memorable but brief appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1. She was seen as Hermione’s mother, Mrs. Granger.
Game of Thrones: Webb appeared only in the pilot episode as one of the three Night Watchmen. It is just them who have encountered the White Walkers in the opening scene of the series. Though later he was executed by Ned Stark because of deserting his men.
Harry Potter: We saw Bronson Webb in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the role of ‘Slytherin Boy.’
Game of Thrones: He is seen in a brief appearance in the second season of Game of Thrones. We can see him as ranting street preacher in King’s Landing. It was a very brief appearance, so it is pretty easy to miss it.
Harry Potter: This former singer turned up in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as antique dealer Mr. Borgin. Know that his scenes were cut off from the film.
Game of Thrones: He indeed is a significant character in Game of Thrones. As Grand Maester Pycelle, Julian Glover is seen frequently spying over Cersei Lannister. Though he seems to be a frail person his intelligence is something which was perceived as a threat. However, he was killed by Qyburn’s ‘little birds’ just before the bombing of the Great Sept of Baelor.
Harry Potter: He does not give a physical appearance in Harry Potter. But makes his presence felt by the impressive and robust voicing of the giant spider Aragog who helps Harry Potter to prove Hagrid’s innocence.
Game of Thrones: Do you remember the self-proclaimed spice king who has an unreasonably long name which strangers cannot pronounce? Well, Blane is one of those common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. He makes an appearance for three episodes of season 2 but is then by Pyat Pree.
Harry Potter: Same as Game of Thrones, he makes a brief appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He played the role of ‘Bob,’ the wizard who works with Arthur Weasley at the Ministry of Magic.
Game of Thrones: She had a very brief role in Game of Thrones. Here, she appeared as an unnamed resident of Braavos in season 6.
Harry Potter: She appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. She played the character of Hogwarts librarian Madame Irma Pince. She is usually seen in the background, but one can easily trace her sitting next to Snape during the end-of-term feast sequence.
Game of Thrones: Daniel made it more significant in the sixth season of Game of Thrones. He played the role of Walder Frey’s son. But his eventually killed, baked into a pie, and is served to his father by Arya Stark when she took revenge on the Frey’s.
Harry Potter: Here, he had a very brief part which can easily be missed by people. He is known as the ‘Skinny Ministry Wizard’ in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Game of Thrones: This 7 ft actor could be seen in many seasons of Game of Thrones. Be it a white walker, the Mountain, and Free Folk giant Wun-Wun. His appearance is remarkably noticed because of his unique height.
Harry Potter: He does not play a character of his own in Harry Potter. He has provided full body shots for Hagrid’s love interest Madame Olympe Maxime. But Ian still earned a Harry Potter badge for himself. This makes him join the list of common actors in Harry Potter and Game Thrones.
So these were the 14 common actors in Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Undoubtedly, both the series saw success because of these immensely talented actors. Hoping to see more of them in the coming years.