6 Worst Casting Decisions in Harry Potter Movies, Ranked by Reddit
The iconic franchise had a lot of failures.
Despite the fact that Warner Bros.' take on Harry Potter is still considered one of the best film franchises in existence, fans of the original novels still have a lot of complaints about the casting of the series, accusing people of hiring the wrong actors for the beloved roles.
Here are 6 of the worst casting decisions in Harry Potter:
6. Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright)
While Wright became an integral part of Harry Potter in the final films, she was always considered a bit of an annoyance by fans of the franchise, as she simply did not act well enough to sell the idea of her character and Potter being in love.
5. Kingsley Shacklebolt (George Harris)
Sirius Black's friend at the Ministry of Magic was one of the cooler-looking characters in the book, wearing a leather jacket and giving off Morpheus vibes. However, the producers decided to double down on his African roots in the film, which is understandable, but a bit disappointing.
4. Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)
Unfortunately, Gambon never managed to surpass the original Dumbledore actor - Richard Harris, who sadly passed away after the second movie in the series. Gambon obviously tried his best, but he downplayed Dumbledore's funny side and portrayed him as a stern person for no apparent reason.
3. Fleur Delacour (Clémence Poésy)
One of the main characters in Goblet of Fire appeared on screen as a typical French woman, which was a huge blow to fans of her image in the books, as Rowling really tried to make this quarter-Veela as original as possible.
2. Alastor Moody (Brendan Gleeson)
Don't get me wrong, everyone loves Gleeson's version of Moody, but his version in the book was much more calm and imposing than the bumbling comedian we got in the movies. However, Gleeson still managed to nail Moody's appearance perfectly.
1. Viktor Krum (Stanislav Ianevski)
In the books, this Quidditch champion was skinny and had a huge nose, but in the movie the producers decided to cast Krum as an archetypal buff jock, which was seen as a real betrayal by fans of the books.