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The characters of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 film adaptation.

For the characters as portrayed in the book series, see A Series of Unfortunate Events.
For the characters as portrayed in its 2017 series adaptation, see A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017).

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The Baudelaire Children

     Violet 

Violet Baudelaire

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Played By: Emily Browning

The eldest of the Baudelaire orphans, she is an intelligent inventor who makes inventions out of everyday items.

     Klaus 

Klaus Baudelaire

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Played By: Liam Aiken

The middle child of the Baudelaire orphans, he's an intelligent bookworm who uses his knowledge of books to get himself and his siblings out of trouble.

     Sunny 

Sunny Baudelaire

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Played By: Kara and Shelby Hoffman

The youngest of the Baudelaire orphans, she is an infant with very sharp teeth who's quite sassy despite still not being able to speak.

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Count Olaf's Theater Troupe

     Count Olaf 

Count Olaf

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Played By: Jim Carrey

A villainous stage actor who lusts after the Baudelaire family fortune, no matter where they go and how many stupid disguises he has to wear.

     The Hook-Handed Man 

The Hook-Handed Man

Played By: Jamie Harris

One of Count Olaf's minions.

     The Bald Man 

The Bald Man

Played By: Luis Guzmán

One of Count Olaf's minions.

     The Person of Indeterminate Gender 

The Person of Indeterminate Gender

Played By: Craig Ferguson

One of Count Olaf's minions.

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     The White-Faced Women 

The White-Faced Women

Played By: Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Adams

Two of Count Olaf's minions.

The Baudelaires' Guardians

     Uncle Monty 

Dr. Montgomery "Monty" Montgomery

Played By: Billy Connolly

An eccentric herpetologist and the Baudelaires' uncle who temporarily becomes their guardian.


     Aunt Josephine 

Josephine Anwhistle

Played By: Meryl Streep

A paranoid, grammar-obsessed recluse and the Baudelaires' aunt who temporarily becomes their guardian.

Other Characters

     Lemony Snicket 

Lemony Snicket

Played By: Jude Law

An introverted writer and the narrator of the story.

     Mr. Poe 

Mr. Poe

Played By: Timothy Spall

A stuffy banker whose job is to take the Baudelaire children to their guardians, but is quite incompetent at keeping them safe.

     Justice Strauss 

Justice Strauss

Played By: Catherine O'Hara

Count Olaf's kind neighbor and a judge.

     Constable 

Constable

Played By: Cedric the Entertainer

A skeptical, well, constable.


  • Canon Foreigner: Has no counterpart in the books.
  • Police are Useless: That he's a police constable doesn't mean that he's of any help to the Baudelaires, though his presence at least means that in this continuity they actually exist.

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