14 Actors Who Were Lucky Enough To Star In Harry Potter And Game Of Thrones

Published 5 years ago

You have to agree that both Game of Thrones and Harry Potter were pretty epic sagas – not only were both of them based on books, they became massively successful and amassed huge cult followings. Turns out that’s not the only thing they have in common – the two also shared quite a handful of actors.

If you’re a die-hard fan of these two epic tales, you’ve probably recognized some of these actors but just in case you didn’t, check out the actors that starred in Game of Thrones and Harry Potter in the gallery below!


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#1 Natalia Tena

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Natalia Tena played important roles in both of these epic tales. She played Nymphadora Tonks, a Metamorphmagus that could change her appearance on demand, in Harry Potter and helped the main heroes during the Battle of Hogwarts. In Game of Thrones, Natalia played Osha, a protector of the Stark children.

#2 Michelle Fairley

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Michelle Fairley played Catelyn Stark in Game of Thrones and you have to agree she really killed it. What a lot of people don’t know is that she also played Hermione’s mother in the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

#3 Ian Whyte

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Ian Whyte had quite a few roles in Game of Thrones: he played a White Walker in seasons 1 and 2, Gregor Clegane in season 2, Dongo The Giant in seasons 3 and 4, Wun Wun in seasons 5 and 6 and a Giant in season 8. He also played Olympe Maxime in the Harry Potter series… or rather his body did. Ian’s body was used for full-body shots to make the character appear taller.

#4 David Bradley

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David Bradley played the part of Argus Filch, the caretaker of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. The actor appeared in Game of Thrones in 2010 as Lord Walder Frey. The actor even joked that he would not mind seeing Walder die in a painful manner.

#5 Jim Broadbent

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Jim Broadbent played the charismatic Potions Master Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter series and appeared in 3 movies. He played Archmaester Ebrose in the 7th season of Game of Thrones.

#6 Julian Glover

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Now this one’s rather unusual – Julian Glover didn’t technically act in the Harry Potter series – his voice did. He voiced Acromantula in the Harry Potter movies and played grand master Pycelle in 31 episodes of Game of Thrones before being stabbed in the 6th season.

#7 Ciarán Hinds

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Ciarán Hinds might be hard to recognize without his beard but it’s the same actor who played both Dumbledore’s brother Aberforth Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series and Mance Rayder, the leader of the Free Folk, in Game of Thrones.

#8 Freddie Stroma

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Freddie Stroma played Cormac McLaggen, a seventh-year student in the final three Harry Potter films. He also played a minor role in Game of Thrones as Dickon, Samwell Tarly’s younger brother. However, the role was later recast by actor Tom Hopper due to scheduling conflicts.

#9 Ralph Ineson

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Amycus Carrow played a death eater in the Harry Potter series and later ironborn reaver Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones.

#10 Bronson Webb

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Bronson Webb played a member of Draco Malfoy’s gang, Pike. He later played the role of Will in Game of Thrones, however, it was rather short-lived as the character was captured and executed by Ned Stark.

#11 Sally Mortemore

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Sally Mortemore played librarian Irma Pince in the Harry Potter series and was loathed by the students. She appeared in Game of Thrones and played the small rose of a Bravoosi woman in season 6.

#12 Daniel Tuite

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Daniel Tuite played the role of Lothar Frey after fellow actor Tom Brooke quit. Even though Brooke was later recast, Tuite got to keep the role. The actor also played a minor role in the Harry Potter series as a ministry wizard.

#13 Nicholas Blane

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Nicholas Blane played a minor role of a ministry employee in Harry Potter and The Order Of Pheonix and later got the role of Spice King in Game of Thrones. The actor starred in 3 episodes before his character was killed by Pyat Pree in season 2.

#14 Edward Tudor-Pole

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It takes a true die-hard fan to remember this actor’s role in Harry Potter. He played a book shop owner in the series but only appeared in the deleted scenes DVD of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets. His appearance in Game of Thrones was pretty minor too – he played a protester in the second season of the show.

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