Harry Potter movies, with all their magic and the Game of Thrones TV show with the dragons and the white walkers may sound like they have a lot of things in common, when really they’re entirely different worlds. But this doesn’t mean that the actors can’t appear in both series, linking Westeros and Hogwarts worlds even further. All we need is Emilia Clarke playing some accountant, or Peter Dinklage as pretty much anyone, in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”,
Here are just a few, more impactful, actors who have appeared in both series, as listing them all might literally take hours!
Michelle Fairley was Hermione’s mother in the first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, but “Game of Thrones” fans might recognize her as Catelyn Stark.
Natalia Tena is the amazing Nymphadora Tonks in the “Harry Potter” movies. In the GoT, however she played the fan-favorite wildling Osha. I really miss Osha.
Argus Filch played by David Bradley, was the caretaker of Hogwarts and also Walder Frey, who betrayed the Stark family, in GoT. Little did he know what was coming to him.
Ian Whyte, a 7-foot-tall real-life giant, has played many gigantic characters in his career, including the full-body shots for Madame Olympe Maxime (portrayed by English actress Frances de la Tour). In GoT, however, he got to play a White Walker, the Mountain in season two, and Wun Wun the giant.
Julian Glover is barely recognizable in Harry Potter, as he voiced Aragog, the giant spider, but his performance as the Grand Maester Pycelle in GoT is hard to miss.
Bronson Webb played a student in Slytherin and Draco Malfoy’s pal in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (on the right), and in GoT he was a member of the Night’s Watch who ran from the White Walkers only to get his head chopped off by Ned Stark for deserting his duty. IIRC, it was the very first scene of the very first episode too!
I’ve also just realized that all of these characters are currently dead (except for the Mountain, but it’s a whole different story). G.R.R.Martin and the screenwriters are shooting them down like sitting ducks. Well, at least we have Tyrion and Arya still, right?