You know it’s going to be big when Harry Potter and Game of Thrones are mentioned in the same sentence. The film series and the TV show are similar in multiple ways. For starters, both are rare examples of an on-screen adaptation doing justice to its source material (the books). The mystical themes are yet another common factor. Both of these franchises, over the years, have developed a strong bond with their audience.
Additionally, there are countless actors who have appeared in both Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Some of these names might even surprise you. A number of these stars have played significant roles in both series while others appeared in a limited capacity. So, without any further ado, here are 13 Actors who appeared in both Game of Thrones and Harry Potter:
13. Michelle Fairley
Michelle Fairley portrayed the character of Catelyn Stark (Ned Stark’s wife) in the first three seasons of Game of Thrones. Her portrayal was well-received by critics and viewers alike. Her edgy character made her stand out among the rest of characters. Her absence was heavily felt in the show’s fourth season.
Her Harry Potter character, on the other hand, was not that prominent. She appeared in the Penultimate installment in the franchise (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1) as Hermione’s mother. Fairley’s role in the film was so brief that people find it hard to believe that she was actually a part of it.
12. Freddie Stroma
Stroma is credited for appearing in the last three Harry Potter movies. He brought the character of Cormac McLaggen to life. McLaggen appears as quite arrogant and becomes the main reason behind his own team’s (Gryffindor) decisive loss, in a match against Hufflepuff where McLaggen was asked to replace Ron as the Keeper.
In Game of Thrones, he pops up as Sam Tarly’s younger brother, Dickon Tarly in season 6. Although the character continues to appear throughout season 7, Stroma gets re-casted after his first appearance. Thus, a single-episode appearance got one of the biggest TV shows added to his acting credits.
11. Bronson Webb
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Bronson Webb appears as a Slytherin ally of Draco Malfoy. Chances are that you will easily forget his role, unless you are watching the film especially for Webb.
In Game of Thrones, he didn’t have a much extended role either. Still, he played a prominent character Will, who deserted Night’s Watch after coming across White Walkers. He was even the first character in the show to see White Walkers. Due to his disloyalty, Will was executed by Ned Stark and that wrapped up his arc. So, it can be said that Webb, through his brief appearances, got himself involved in two of the biggest on-screen franchises.
10. Sally Mortemore
Some of you might be surprised that Sally Mortemore appeared in either of the two franchises, let alone both. Well, it’s true. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she can be seen multiple times. She portrayed the Librarian of Hogwarts, Madame Pince. Her appearance alongside Professor Snape during the end-of-term feast might be the most memorable one of her scenes in the movie.
In Game of Thrones, she has an even briefer role. In season 6, she made a cameo appearance as a Braavosi woman. She can be seen standing next to Arya Stark, which is basically all that the character offers.
9. Nicholas Blane
Like the previous two entries, Blane was a minor part of the Harry Potter film series as well. He embodied the character of a wizard named Bob in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, who used to work for Arthur Weasley.
Luckily in Game of Thrones, his role was a little more significant. He appeared as the Spice King of Qarth in season 2. In the city of Qarth, he was the trader of spices and refrained from using his name while dealing with foreigners to save them the trouble of pronouncing his name. He met his demise at the hands of a duplicate of Pyat Pree.
8. Daniel Tuite
Blink and you will miss it… well, that’s something that can be said about Daniel Tuite’s cameo in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. He appears as a ministry wizard in a crowded hall. It’s very likely to miss out on his appearance due to the quickness of it.
On the other hand, he plays a comparatively substantial role in Game of Thrones. He replaced Tom Brooke as Lothar Frey in season 6 and appeared in around 4 episodes. As it is evident from the name, Lothar was the son of Walder Frey. In the season finale, he is killed off in a disturbing way by Arya Stark.