History Trivia / HarryPotter

17th May '16 11:02:08 PM PaulA
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17th May '16 11:01:35 PM PaulA
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** Emma Watson was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione.

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** Emma Watson was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione. She was also a big fan of Creator/AlfonsoCuaron before he directed the third film.
17th May '16 10:53:11 PM PaulA
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* DeletedScene: There are a lot of them; On Creator/ABCFamily, the films run with the deleted scenes intact, although other scenes may be cut down for time. To the credit of the production teams, a lot of the deleted scenes were narration in the books, and would have pointed out the obvious on films.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, are not redheads in real life. They are actually brunet.
** Tom Felton's hair is naturally blond, but he had to bleach his hair for ''all'' the films to make it even blonder.



** DeletedScene: There are a lot of them; On Creator/ABCFamily, the films run with the deleted scenes intact, although other scenes may be cut down for time. To the credit of the production teams, a lot of the deleted scenes were narration in the books, and would have pointed out the obvious on films.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, are not redheads in real life. They are actually brunet.
** Tom Felton's hair is naturally blond, but he had to bleach his hair for ''all'' the films to make it even blonder.
17th May '16 10:51:14 PM PaulA
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\n* To acquaint himself with his lead actors when he came in to direct ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Creator/AlfonsoCuaron had the three actors write an essay on their characters. One wrote a 16-page essay. One wrote a 1-page essay. One didn't do it at all. Guess which one was which.[[note]]Emma Watson wrote the 16-page one. Daniel Radcliffe wrote the one page and Rupert Grint didn't do it, claiming that's what Ron would've done.[[/note]]




** For the most part, an AvertedTrope with the central PowerTrio, and some of the other younger actors, especially in the early films. However, as the films were staggered further and further apart, the age differences between the cast and their characters grew.
** Emma Watson managed to avoid this completely, since she was actually younger than Hermione in the first book when she was cast. An AvertedTrope again with Creator/EvannaLynch as Luna in ''Order of the Phoenix''.

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** For the most part, an AvertedTrope with the central PowerTrio, and some of the other younger actors, especially in the early films. However, as the films were staggered further and further apart, the age differences between the cast and their characters grew.
**
grew. Emma Watson managed to avoid this completely, since she was actually younger than Hermione in the first book when she was cast. cast, but by the time of ''Deathly Hallows, Part 2'' she'd overtaken Hermione by a few years.
**
An AvertedTrope again with Creator/EvannaLynch as Luna in ''Order of the Phoenix''.



* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fans]]
** Evanna Lynch. She made her own radish earrings!
** Rupert Grint, as he had an obsession over ''being'' Ron once he realized how many similarities he had to the character.



* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, is a big fan of the books.

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* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: PromotedFanboy:
**
Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, is a big fan of the books.books. She made her own radish earrings!
** Rupert Grint, as he had an obsession over ''being'' Ron once he realized how many similarities he had to the character.
** Emma Watson was a fan of the Harry Potter books before she was cast as Hermione.


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** Emma Watson considered leaving after the fifth film, due to worrying about not being able to keep up with her schoolwork. She ultimately decided she wouldn't be able to bear seeing someone else in the films. She then realised what a Hermione thing she almost did too.
27th Apr '16 12:33:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In the seventh film, Hermione's parents are played by different actors than the ones who played them during their equally brief appearance in the second film. (One of them [[HeyItsThatGuy being]] [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]]!)

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** In the seventh film, Hermione's parents are played by different actors than the ones who played them during their equally brief appearance in the second film. (One of them [[HeyItsThatGuy being]] being [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]]!)
19th Apr '16 9:48:29 PM talewind
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** Celestina Warbeck became a performer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with Molly and Arthur Weasley's favorite song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU5I8ek0Rt8 "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love"]] as part of her repertoire.
27th Mar '16 5:33:06 PM nombretomado
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!!!HeyItsThatGuy examples:
* A number of interesting Japanese dub cast notes:
** Who knew [[Creator/TakayaHashi Muno, Brock's father]] taught at a magic school?
** [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]] used be be a Keeper for Gryffindor.
** [[Creator/UraraTakano Bellatrix]] is... [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Raichu]]?
** [[Creator/MasashiEbara Voldemort]] is [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Van Hohenheim]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Might Guy]].
** [[Creator/SatoshiHino Cedric]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sai]].
** Harry is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vaan]] and [[Manga/KurokoNoBasuke Kuroko Testuya]].
** Luna is [[Anime/{{Aikatsu}} Kaede Ichinose]].
** Rita Skeeter is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Tsunade]].
** Dumbledore is [[StarWars Yoda]] and ''[[Anime/RanmaOneHalf Happosai]]'' ''Ouch!''
** [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Padma]] is [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]] and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Taokaka]], and [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro her sister Parvati is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Carl Clover]], [[RozenMaiden Shinku]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle in Japanese]].
* Brazil's dub landed an AllStarCast:
** Harry Potter is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure T.K.]]
** Ron Weasley is [[WesternAnimation/BenTen Ben Tennyson]].
** Dumbledore is Disney/PeterPan and [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]].
* In the Swedish dub:
** Ron is [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Arthur]].
** Argus Filch is [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]] and [[{{DCAU}} Lex Luthor]].
** Hagrid is [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] and [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Sully]].
** Flitwick is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] and [[Series/{{Teletubbies}} Tinky Winky]].
** Snape is Creator/JeremyIrons who played [[WesternAnimation/{{Antz}} Weaver]] and [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]].
** Umbridge is [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]].
* Before appearing in the Potter films, [[Creator/DanielRadcliffe Harry]] was the young David Copperfield in a 1999 BBC television drama. It was his first screen work before the Potter phenomenon. In fact, this is where Chris Columbus and David Heyman first spotted him and thought about casting him as the boy wizard; also, Maggie Smith a.k.a. Professor [=McGonagall=], who had also starred in ''David Copperfield'' with him, would recommend him to Columbus that he play the role of Harry.
* Yes, that is [[Creator/RobertPattinson Edward]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Cullen]] [[spoiler:being killed]] in the fourth film. Yes, that is the [[Creator/DavidTennant Tenth]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] [[spoiler:being arrested for murder]] in the fourth film. Yes, that is [[GaryOldman Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Gordon]] as Harry's godfather. Yes, [[TheVicarOfDibley Geraldine Granger]] is the Fat Lady in the third film, and [[TheVicarOfDibley Owen]] plays Mr. Crouch Sr. in the fourth. [[AllStarCast Come to think of it, you will know a lot of these people.]]
** People who saw ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' were also probably more likely to have gone "Hey, it's Cedric Diggory as the vampire!" but obviously Creator/RobertPattinson's newfound fame from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' might have [[IncrediblyLamePun eclipsed]] his potterfame.
** [[GaryOldman Sirius]], in addition to being [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Commissioner Gordon]], is also [[Film/BramStokersDracula Dracula]].
*** [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps And he will have his revenge!]][[spoiler:Sirius does... having been avenged by Molly.]]
*** [[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead And he's frequently not been on boats.]]
*** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro He's also been a wise red dragon.]]
*** [[Film/TheFifthElement ...And wants to take over the universe]].
*** [[Film/LostInSpace In addition to turning into a dog, Sirius can turn into a giant spider.]]
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth]] [[Creator/DavidTennant Doctor]] has a few [[AxCrazy screws loose]], and is apparently the son of a Ministry Of Magic member.
*** And, for those of you who have watched Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel, yes, John Lumic is Barty Crouch, Sr.
* [[Creator/MirandaRichardson Rita Skeeter]] was even more of a HotScoop back in her [[{{Film/Fatherland}} Charlie Maguire days]].
** [[Series/{{Blackadder}} She was Queen once.]]
* [[Creator/KennethBranagh Gilderoy Lockhart]], after his memory was wiped, left the wizarding world, got a job, and narrated WalkingWithDinosaurs. And before that, he was [[Film/WildWildWest a legless mad scientist]] who wanted to take over the U.S.
** Asides from acting, Lockhart directed the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/Cinderella2015''
* Professor Slughorn is the flamboyant "can-can-can!" guy in ''Film/MoulinRouge''.
** [[Series/{{Blackadder}} He's also Prince Albert and an interpreter.]]
* Watch the film adaptations and then watch ''Film/ShakespeareInLove''. The stuttering man that delivers the opening and closing words of the play at the end is same actor that plays Mr. Weasley, Mark Williams. Likewise, go watch a few episodes of [[Series/DoctorWho the Eleventh Doctor's]] tenure and you'll see him as the father to Rory Williams, who interestingly bears a lot of similar personal traits to Ron.
** And the cheerful comic relief nurse? Professor Umbridge.
* In previous lives, [[Creator/EmmaThompson Professor Trelawney]] has been with [[Film/DeadAgain Lock]][[MuchAdoAboutNothing hart]], [[Film/LoveActually Snape]], [[Film/BridesheadRevisited second Dumbledore]] and [[Series/TuttiFrutti Hagrid]].
** She also tried to recruit one of Dumbledore's descendents into a career in [[Theatre/AngelsInAmerica prophecy]].
** [[Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter Bellatrix]] has also dated [[Creator/KennethBranagh Lockhart]] in the Frankenstein adaptation, ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein''.
** Both women used to be in a [[RomanceOnTheSet relationship]] with Lockhart outside of films and before the Potter films came out.
* [[Film/DieHard Hans]] [[Creator/AlanRickman Gruber]] has taken up a teaching job at a magical school.
** What's [[Film/{{Dogma}} The Metatron]] doing being so mean to kids?
** Seems [[Film/GalaxyQuest Alexander]] quit acting.
** [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Snape thinks you ought to know he's feeling very depressed today.]]
* The Dursleys are entertaining [[FatherTed Bishop Len Brennan]] at the beginning of Chamber of Secrets.
* Professor [=McGonagall=] is [[Film/{{Hook}} Granny Wendy]], [[Film/SisterAct Mother Superior]], and the goddess [[ClashOfTheTitans Thetis]].
** Not to mention turn-of-the-century DeadpanSnarker [[DowntonAbbey Dowager Lady Grantham]]
* Voldemort is [[Film/SchindlersList a Nazi]]. But you knew that already, we mean Creator/RalphFiennes. Besides [[Film/SchindlersList Amon Goeth]], he's also [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Count Laszlo]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Hades]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Rameses]].
** [[Literature/TheBoyintheStripedPyjamas Lupin]] and [[Film/{{Valkyrie}} Lockhart]] are Nazis, too.
*** In the case of Lockhart, [[Film/SwingKids twice.]]
*** Actually, [[Film/{{Conspiracy}} three times]].
** Kingsley Shacklebolt was a sea captain whose [[RaidersOfTheLostArk ship was carrying an archaeologist, his girlfriend, and the Ark of the Covenant, until the latter two were captured by Nazis!]]
*** Lupin is also [[Film/TheBigLebowski Knox Harrington, the video artist]].
*** Wait, wasn't Lupin that [[TheWoobie cab]]-[[FriendToAllLivingThings driver]] who owned ''Literature/BlackBeauty''?
*** No, Lupin is the [[Film/{{Dragonheart}} evil prince that is kept alive by a dragon]]!
* Gellert Grindelwald is [[SweeneyTodd Anthony]].
* [[SweeneyTodd Beadle Bamford]] is Wormtail, and he's ''still'' working for Judge Turpin.
** In his previous life, [[Creator/TimothySpall Wormtail]] was a [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill famous Muggle Prime Minister]] [[Film/TheKingsSpeech who faced]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Muggle Voldemort]].
* Rufus Scrimgeour is Viktor from ''Film/{{Underworld}}''. Certainly puts a differing vibe on Luna's theory about him being a vampire...
** He's also [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]]. It's almost hilarious to watch ''Deathly Hallows'' and imagine Davy Jones reciting his lines, because he uses almost the exact same voice.
** It's easy to see why he got Minister of Magic, he has [[Film/ShaunoftheDead fought zombies]] and had [[Film/HotFuzz police experience]]. There's rumors that he's also a [[LoveActually pop star]].
** And he invented [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Norway]]. Rather camply.
* [[JasonIsaacs Lucius Malfoy]] is [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zhao]]
** He's also Mr. Darling and Captain Hook from PeterPan - well, the 2003 version, anyways.
** And the reporter [[Series/TheWestWing Donna hooks up with in Gaza before the car bomb.]]
* When the first Dumbledore is not singing [=MacArthur=] Park, he's [[GosfordPark William McCordle]]
** And he almost rolled the [[TopGear Reasonably Priced Car]].
** [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Emperor Marcus Aurelius]] survived murder at the hands of his son and became Headmaster of Hogwarts.
** After defeating the evil Queen Bavmorda, Film/{{Willow}} got so good at his magic that he was able to get the job as Hogwarts Charms teacher.
** [[Film/{{Alien}} Kane]] survived having an alien burst through his stomach in order to sell wands.
** [[PathToWar Lyndon Johnson]] became Headmaster of Hogwarts after his term as US President ended. Quite the list of great accomplishments.
** Also, after serving as headmaster of Hogwarts, Dumbledore used a Time Turner to become [[TheKingsSpeech King George V]].
*** While Uncle Vernon became [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides King George II]].
* Aunt Marge is [[Film/{{Matilda}} The Trunchbull]].
* Hermione mind-wipes [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]] in the beginning of ''Deathly Hallows: Part 1''.
** In relation to that, Argus Filch happens to be Walder Frey. Bless your soul that he didn't bring [[WhamEpisode The Red Wedding]] to Hogwarts.
** Osha the Wildling is Nymphadora Tonks.
** Aberforth Dumbledore is Mance Ryder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall.
* [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]] is Dumbledore's brother.
** So is [[Series/GameOfThrones Mance Rayder]].
* [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Margaret Schroeder]] is the Grey Lady.
** And when much younger, was the bow-wielding [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} Princess Merida]].
* [[Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter Bellatrix]] and [[Creator/TomFelton Draco]] have both appeared in the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' franchise. The ''[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 Apes]]'' film featuring Bellatrix came out the same year at the first ''Potter'' film while the [[Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes one featuring Draco]] came out the same year as the last ''Potter'' film.
* Bellatrix was [[Film/FightClub Marla Singer]] and, later, she is [[Film/LesMiserables2012 Madame Thenardier]]. The latter, much like the Potter films, was yet another [[TypeCasting case]] of AdaptationalAttractiveness of a nasty character said to be unattractive.
* Second Dumbledore eventually changes his ways, travels to the future, and becomes [[Series/DoctorWho Space Scrooge.]]
* Aunt Petunia is [[Series/TrueBlood Marnie Stonebrook]] and is [[Film/SuperMarioBros King Koopa's lover]].
* [[TheRoadToElDorado Mig]][[KennethBranagh uel]] is Gilderoy Lockhart.
* You may remember Runcorn [[TheDeparted being interrogated by the Boston PD...]] and getting his [[Film/{{Braveheart}} crazy Irish on]] with Alastor Moody.
* Uncle Vernon and Madame Maxime are [[Theatre/TheHistoryBoys Hector and Mrs Lintott, respectively.]]
** Also the newspaper seller and café owner flirting with each other in {{Hugo}}.
** Some may remember Uncle Vernon as [[Film/WithnailAndI Uncle Monty]]
* Xenophilius Lovegood turns into [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan a giant mutant lizard]].
* Wow [[BridgetJones Pam]] is a very sensible nurse while Colin has been good friends with Dumbledore and Moaning Myrtle has been reincarnated as an adult accountant that spends her bathroom break crying.
* And let's not forget that time [[MarkWilliams Mr. Weasley]] went on a [[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians puppy-stealing spree]] with Dr. House.
* Uncle Vernon [[Film/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy blew up the Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass once.]]
* Professor Umbridge used to be a cook for [[Film/NannyMcPhee some very troubled children]] where [[Creator/EmmaThompson Trelawney]] happened to the nanny that the kids loved. No wonder she hates kids and Trelawney.
* [[Creator/RobbieColtane Hagrid]] is a [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Russian gangster]] [[Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough who is a great ally to]] [[Film/JamesBond]]
* Common wisdom has it that if a British actor did not themselves appear in the ''Potter'' films, they have shared a screen with someone who did -- probably several times. This may, in fact, be absolutely true.

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!!!HeyItsThatGuy examples:
* A number of interesting Japanese dub cast notes:
** Who knew [[Creator/TakayaHashi Muno, Brock's father]] taught at a magic school?
** [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]] used be be a Keeper for Gryffindor.
** [[Creator/UraraTakano Bellatrix]] is... [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Raichu]]?
** [[Creator/MasashiEbara Voldemort]] is [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Van Hohenheim]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Might Guy]].
** [[Creator/SatoshiHino Cedric]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sai]].
** Harry is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vaan]] and [[Manga/KurokoNoBasuke Kuroko Testuya]].
** Luna is [[Anime/{{Aikatsu}} Kaede Ichinose]].
** Rita Skeeter is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Tsunade]].
** Dumbledore is [[StarWars Yoda]] and ''[[Anime/RanmaOneHalf Happosai]]'' ''Ouch!''
** [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Padma]] is [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura Akemi]] and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Taokaka]], and [[Creator/MiyukiSawashiro her sister Parvati is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Carl Clover]], [[RozenMaiden Shinku]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle in Japanese]].
* Brazil's dub landed an AllStarCast:
** Harry Potter is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure T.K.]]
** Ron Weasley is [[WesternAnimation/BenTen Ben Tennyson]].
** Dumbledore is Disney/PeterPan and [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]].
* In the Swedish dub:
** Ron is [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Arthur]].
** Argus Filch is [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]] and [[{{DCAU}} Lex Luthor]].
** Hagrid is [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] and [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Sully]].
** Flitwick is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] and [[Series/{{Teletubbies}} Tinky Winky]].
** Snape is Creator/JeremyIrons who played [[WesternAnimation/{{Antz}} Weaver]] and [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]].
** Umbridge is [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]].
* Before appearing in the Potter films, [[Creator/DanielRadcliffe Harry]] was the young David Copperfield in a 1999 BBC television drama. It was his first screen work before the Potter phenomenon. In fact, this is where Chris Columbus and David Heyman first spotted him and thought about casting him as the boy wizard; also, Maggie Smith a.k.a. Professor [=McGonagall=], who had also starred in ''David Copperfield'' with him, would recommend him to Columbus that he play the role of Harry.
* Yes, that is [[Creator/RobertPattinson Edward]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Cullen]] [[spoiler:being killed]] in the fourth film. Yes, that is the [[Creator/DavidTennant Tenth]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] [[spoiler:being arrested for murder]] in the fourth film. Yes, that is [[GaryOldman Commissioner]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Gordon]] as Harry's godfather. Yes, [[TheVicarOfDibley Geraldine Granger]] is the Fat Lady in the third film, and [[TheVicarOfDibley Owen]] plays Mr. Crouch Sr. in the fourth. [[AllStarCast Come to think of it, you will know a lot of these people.]]
** People who saw ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' were also probably more likely to have gone "Hey, it's Cedric Diggory as the vampire!" but obviously Creator/RobertPattinson's newfound fame from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' might have [[IncrediblyLamePun eclipsed]] his potterfame.
** [[GaryOldman Sirius]], in addition to being [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Commissioner Gordon]], is also [[Film/BramStokersDracula Dracula]].
*** [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps And he will have his revenge!]][[spoiler:Sirius does... having been avenged by Molly.]]
*** [[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead And he's frequently not been on boats.]]
*** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro He's also been a wise red dragon.]]
*** [[Film/TheFifthElement ...And wants to take over the universe]].
*** [[Film/LostInSpace In addition to turning into a dog, Sirius can turn into a giant spider.]]
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth]] [[Creator/DavidTennant Doctor]] has a few [[AxCrazy screws loose]], and is apparently the son of a Ministry Of Magic member.
*** And, for those of you who have watched Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel, yes, John Lumic is Barty Crouch, Sr.
* [[Creator/MirandaRichardson Rita Skeeter]] was even more of a HotScoop back in her [[{{Film/Fatherland}} Charlie Maguire days]].
** [[Series/{{Blackadder}} She was Queen once.]]
* [[Creator/KennethBranagh Gilderoy Lockhart]], after his memory was wiped, left the wizarding world, got a job, and narrated WalkingWithDinosaurs. And before that, he was [[Film/WildWildWest a legless mad scientist]] who wanted to take over the U.S.
** Asides from acting, Lockhart directed the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/Cinderella2015''
* Professor Slughorn is the flamboyant "can-can-can!" guy in ''Film/MoulinRouge''.
** [[Series/{{Blackadder}} He's also Prince Albert and an interpreter.]]
* Watch the film adaptations and then watch ''Film/ShakespeareInLove''. The stuttering man that delivers the opening and closing words of the play at the end is same actor that plays Mr. Weasley, Mark Williams. Likewise, go watch a few episodes of [[Series/DoctorWho the Eleventh Doctor's]] tenure and you'll see him as the father to Rory Williams, who interestingly bears a lot of similar personal traits to Ron.
** And the cheerful comic relief nurse? Professor Umbridge.
* In previous lives, [[Creator/EmmaThompson Professor Trelawney]] has been with [[Film/DeadAgain Lock]][[MuchAdoAboutNothing hart]], [[Film/LoveActually Snape]], [[Film/BridesheadRevisited second Dumbledore]] and [[Series/TuttiFrutti Hagrid]].
** She also tried to recruit one of Dumbledore's descendents into a career in [[Theatre/AngelsInAmerica prophecy]].
** [[Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter Bellatrix]] has also dated [[Creator/KennethBranagh Lockhart]] in the Frankenstein adaptation, ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein''.
** Both women used to be in a [[RomanceOnTheSet relationship]] with Lockhart outside of films and before the Potter films came out.
* [[Film/DieHard Hans]] [[Creator/AlanRickman Gruber]] has taken up a teaching job at a magical school.
** What's [[Film/{{Dogma}} The Metatron]] doing being so mean to kids?
** Seems [[Film/GalaxyQuest Alexander]] quit acting.
** [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Snape thinks you ought to know he's feeling very depressed today.]]
* The Dursleys are entertaining [[FatherTed Bishop Len Brennan]] at the beginning of Chamber of Secrets.
* Professor [=McGonagall=] is [[Film/{{Hook}} Granny Wendy]], [[Film/SisterAct Mother Superior]], and the goddess [[ClashOfTheTitans Thetis]].
** Not to mention turn-of-the-century DeadpanSnarker [[DowntonAbbey Dowager Lady Grantham]]
* Voldemort is [[Film/SchindlersList a Nazi]]. But you knew that already, we mean Creator/RalphFiennes. Besides [[Film/SchindlersList Amon Goeth]], he's also [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Count Laszlo]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Hades]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Rameses]].
** [[Literature/TheBoyintheStripedPyjamas Lupin]] and [[Film/{{Valkyrie}} Lockhart]] are Nazis, too.
*** In the case of Lockhart, [[Film/SwingKids twice.]]
*** Actually, [[Film/{{Conspiracy}} three times]].
** Kingsley Shacklebolt was a sea captain whose [[RaidersOfTheLostArk ship was carrying an archaeologist, his girlfriend, and the Ark of the Covenant, until the latter two were captured by Nazis!]]
*** Lupin is also [[Film/TheBigLebowski Knox Harrington, the video artist]].
*** Wait, wasn't Lupin that [[TheWoobie cab]]-[[FriendToAllLivingThings driver]] who owned ''Literature/BlackBeauty''?
*** No, Lupin is the [[Film/{{Dragonheart}} evil prince that is kept alive by a dragon]]!
* Gellert Grindelwald is [[SweeneyTodd Anthony]].
* [[SweeneyTodd Beadle Bamford]] is Wormtail, and he's ''still'' working for Judge Turpin.
** In his previous life, [[Creator/TimothySpall Wormtail]] was a [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill famous Muggle Prime Minister]] [[Film/TheKingsSpeech who faced]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler the Muggle Voldemort]].
* Rufus Scrimgeour is Viktor from ''Film/{{Underworld}}''. Certainly puts a differing vibe on Luna's theory about him being a vampire...
** He's also [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]]. It's almost hilarious to watch ''Deathly Hallows'' and imagine Davy Jones reciting his lines, because he uses almost the exact same voice.
** It's easy to see why he got Minister of Magic, he has [[Film/ShaunoftheDead fought zombies]] and had [[Film/HotFuzz police experience]]. There's rumors that he's also a [[LoveActually pop star]].
** And he invented [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Norway]]. Rather camply.
* [[JasonIsaacs Lucius Malfoy]] is [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Zhao]]
** He's also Mr. Darling and Captain Hook from PeterPan - well, the 2003 version, anyways.
** And the reporter [[Series/TheWestWing Donna hooks up with in Gaza before the car bomb.]]
* When the first Dumbledore is not singing [=MacArthur=] Park, he's [[GosfordPark William McCordle]]
** And he almost rolled the [[TopGear Reasonably Priced Car]].
** [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Emperor Marcus Aurelius]] survived murder at the hands of his son and became Headmaster of Hogwarts.
** After defeating the evil Queen Bavmorda, Film/{{Willow}} got so good at his magic that he was able to get the job as Hogwarts Charms teacher.
** [[Film/{{Alien}} Kane]] survived having an alien burst through his stomach in order to sell wands.
** [[PathToWar Lyndon Johnson]] became Headmaster of Hogwarts after his term as US President ended. Quite the list of great accomplishments.
** Also, after serving as headmaster of Hogwarts, Dumbledore used a Time Turner to become [[TheKingsSpeech King George V]].
*** While Uncle Vernon became [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides King George II]].
* Aunt Marge is [[Film/{{Matilda}} The Trunchbull]].
* Hermione mind-wipes [[Series/GameOfThrones Catelyn Stark]] in the beginning of ''Deathly Hallows: Part 1''.
** In relation to that, Argus Filch happens to be Walder Frey. Bless your soul that he didn't bring [[WhamEpisode The Red Wedding]] to Hogwarts.
** Osha the Wildling is Nymphadora Tonks.
** Aberforth Dumbledore is Mance Ryder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall.
* [[Series/{{Rome}} Julius Caesar]] is Dumbledore's brother.
** So is [[Series/GameOfThrones Mance Rayder]].
* [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Margaret Schroeder]] is the Grey Lady.
** And when much younger, was the bow-wielding [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} Princess Merida]].
* [[Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter Bellatrix]] and [[Creator/TomFelton Draco]] have both appeared in the ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' franchise. The ''[[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 Apes]]'' film featuring Bellatrix came out the same year at the first ''Potter'' film while the [[Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes one featuring Draco]] came out the same year as the last ''Potter'' film.
* Bellatrix was [[Film/FightClub Marla Singer]] and, later, she is [[Film/LesMiserables2012 Madame Thenardier]]. The latter, much like the Potter films, was yet another [[TypeCasting case]] of AdaptationalAttractiveness of a nasty character said to be unattractive.
* Second Dumbledore eventually changes his ways, travels to the future, and becomes [[Series/DoctorWho Space Scrooge.]]
* Aunt Petunia is [[Series/TrueBlood Marnie Stonebrook]] and is [[Film/SuperMarioBros King Koopa's lover]].
* [[TheRoadToElDorado Mig]][[KennethBranagh uel]] is Gilderoy Lockhart.
* You may remember Runcorn [[TheDeparted being interrogated by the Boston PD...]] and getting his [[Film/{{Braveheart}} crazy Irish on]] with Alastor Moody.
* Uncle Vernon and Madame Maxime are [[Theatre/TheHistoryBoys Hector and Mrs Lintott, respectively.]]
** Also the newspaper seller and café owner flirting with each other in {{Hugo}}.
** Some may remember Uncle Vernon as [[Film/WithnailAndI Uncle Monty]]
* Xenophilius Lovegood turns into [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan a giant mutant lizard]].
* Wow [[BridgetJones Pam]] is a very sensible nurse while Colin has been good friends with Dumbledore and Moaning Myrtle has been reincarnated as an adult accountant that spends her bathroom break crying.
* And let's not forget that time [[MarkWilliams Mr. Weasley]] went on a [[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians puppy-stealing spree]] with Dr. House.
* Uncle Vernon [[Film/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy blew up the Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass once.]]
* Professor Umbridge used to be a cook for [[Film/NannyMcPhee some very troubled children]] where [[Creator/EmmaThompson Trelawney]] happened to the nanny that the kids loved. No wonder she hates kids and Trelawney.
* [[Creator/RobbieColtane Hagrid]] is a [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Russian gangster]] [[Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough who is a great ally to]] [[Film/JamesBond]]
* Common wisdom has it that if a British actor did not themselves appear in the ''Potter'' films, they have shared a screen with someone who did -- probably several times. This may, in fact, be absolutely true.
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** [[{{Gladiator}} Emperor Marcus Aurelius]] survived murder at the hands of his son and became Headmaster of Hogwarts.

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** [[{{Gladiator}} [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Emperor Marcus Aurelius]] survived murder at the hands of his son and became Headmaster of Hogwarts.
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** What's [[{{Dogma}} The Metatron]] doing being so mean to kids?

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** What's [[{{Dogma}} [[Film/{{Dogma}} The Metatron]] doing being so mean to kids?



* Voldemort is [[SchindlersList a Nazi]]. But you knew that already, we mean Creator/RalphFiennes. Besides [[SchindlersList Amon Goeth]], he's also [[TheEnglishPatient Count Laszlo]], [[ClashOfTheTitans Hades]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Rameses]].

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* Voldemort is [[SchindlersList [[Film/SchindlersList a Nazi]]. But you knew that already, we mean Creator/RalphFiennes. Besides [[SchindlersList [[Film/SchindlersList Amon Goeth]], he's also [[TheEnglishPatient [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Count Laszlo]], [[ClashOfTheTitans [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans Hades]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Rameses]].
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