7 Fun Facts about the Harry Potter Cast ...


While I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts acceptance letter, I find myself researching facts about the Harry Potter cast to pass the time.

Personally, I think the Harry Potter books and films are brilliant, the sign of a talented author.

But what about the personal lives of the celebrities who play our favorite characters?

These facts about the Harry Potter cast are fun to learn and share with friends!

1. Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes may be known as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but some of his other roles are quite the opposite.

In the cartoon classic “The Prince of Egypt,” Fiennes plays the Pharaoh Rameses and does more than just rule.

He sings!

You may not imagine it as you wonder why Voldemort has no nose, but check it out and you will see.

It just goes to show that actors are multi-talented.

Facts about the Harry Potter cast like this always make me giggle when watching the films.

I'm just waiting for Voldemort to burst out into song.

2. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

The tabloids were all over Radcliffe’s role in “Equus,” in which he went naked on stage.

You might have thought, after that, that you’ve seen every inch of Radcliffe.

But interestingly enough, he starred in the broadway music “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” What’s more, he stars in the thriller “The Woman In Black.” If the only work of Radcliffe that you’ve seen is the Harry Potter series, you might want to broaden your horizons.2

3. Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson has always been drawn to education.

She is the spitting image, in a manner of speaking, of Hermione, who similarly loves learning.

In fact, she spoke with J.K.

Rowling and was cast before she was seen by the author.2

She had the spirit of her character, but Rowling specifically didn’t want a beautiful actress to play her.

Hermione isn’t described as gorgeous, but Watson clearly embodied the character’s love of learning, her geeky aura.

If Rowling had seen her prior to her casting, she may not have ended up as Hermione.

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