10 Actors Who Would Be Perfect for Harry Potter Reboot, Per Reddit
These fan casts are spot-on.
Just recently, HBO, rebranded as Max, announced that a Harry Potter TV reboot is in the works, sending fans of the Wizarding World saga into complete frenzy. The discussion about who's going to star in the new show has been going strong since then, and fans have shared some pretty interesting casting ideas for the remake.
Here are 10 most fitting actors to take part in the new Harry Potter series, according to fans on Reddit.
Tom Felton as Lucius Malfoy
The star of the original movies is now grown up and can be cast to play his character's father, Lucius Malfoy. Felton's casting would be a nice homage to the first Harry Potter adaptation, fans say.
Andy Serkis as Mad-Eye Moody
The Lord of the Rings star has all the talent to portray Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody, which isn't an easy role since it requires the actor to play both Moody and Barty Crouch Jr. in disguise. Andy Serkis also bears some resemblance to Brendan Gleeson, who played Moody before.
Cillian Murphy as Voldemort
The charismatic Peaky Blinders star can be as dangerously enigmatic as Lord Voldemort himself. Given Murphy's professional versatility, he would make an interesting take on the villain.
Jared Harris as Dumbledore
This acclaimed actor has an impressive portfolio of roles in a miscellany of genres. His rendition of Dumbledore would be quaint and classy — just like the mastermind wizard himself.
Natalie Dormer as Bellatrix
Fans argue that Game of Thrones' Margaery Tyrell would also look great as Harry Potter's Bellatrix Lestrange. Natalie Dormer is beautiful, but she can exude danger as the powerful and unhinged sorceress.
Vanessa Kirby as Narcissa Malfoy
The Crown's Princess Margaret and the original Lady Malfoy, played by Helen McCrory, actually look alike, and Vanessa Kirby certainly has the skills to do justice to the cunning character.
Sam Claflin as Gilderoy Lockhart
Another star of Peaky Blinders, Sam Claflin is known for his big-screen roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games. What's more, the actor has curly hair, which makes him a suitable candidate to play handsome Gilderoy Lockhart.
Jamie Bell as Severus Snape
This actor definitely has the looks to portray Hogwarts' Potions Master, but Jamie Bell is also an incredibly versatile performer, so fans are sure he would nail such a complex character as Snape.
Olivia Colman as Dolores Umbridge
The iconic English actress certainly has what it takes to portray the uptight bureaucrat from the Ministry of Magic, as Olivia Coleman has proved more than once that she can combine comedy and drama in her performances.
Michelle Fairley as Minerva McGonagall
Ever since her Game of Thrones character was slaughtered on the cult HBO series, fans have missed Michelle Fairley and waited for more shows starring the actress. Fairley has immense charisma and a sort of kind but penetrating gaze that make her a perfect fit for the role of Professor McGonagall.