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7 ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actors Who Also Played In ‘Harry Potter’


And as we are impatiently sitting on our chair, waiting for the grand release of Season 7, let us remind ourselves how Game of Thrones took our normal lives. We used to socialize and go out, but now we are just waiting for ‘winter to come’. Winter is coming, fans, and it’s this summer, July 16, Season 7 premiere. Game of Thrones characters have lived with us ever since its first release, on April 17, 2011. This American fantasy drama tv series was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and it’s an adaptation of A Song if Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels. And while you may think you’ve read every possible thing about the actors, there is still something new to be discovered.

Be warned – this may shock you! Some of the GoT cast members were also members of one of your other favorite franchise, Harry Potter!


Let’s take a look at how some of the same amazing actors made these two great scripts come to life.



Here is the list.



1. Catelyn Stark – Michelle Fairley

She was the fierce mother wolf — that is, until it all came to a tragic and unexpected end. Played by the wonderful Michelle Fairley, Catelyn tried to protect her children from harm. Howeverm she ultimately failed as she met her own end.



Hermione’s mum

Can you actually believe it? She was Hermione’s mum! She played Mrs. Granger.


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2. The King-Beyond-the-Wall – Ciarán Hinds

Mance Rayder, played by Ciarán Hinds, was once a brother of the Night’s Watch and a Southerner, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one with the Free Folk north of the wall. Such a powerful character!


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Aberforth Dumbledore

Ciarán Hinds portrays Aberforth Dumbledore in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Although his role is not that big in the franchise, it’s easy to remember him from the scene when he helped Harry, Ron, and Hermione find a way into Hogwarts.


Source:Ciarán Hinds!

3. Grand Maester Pycelle – Julian Glover

The slimy, double-crossing advisor to some of the most evil royals in Westeros, Pycelle really knew how to get under your skin.



Aragog the giant spider

Yes, we got to hear this great actor. He voiced the giant spider Aragog who lived deep in the Forbidden Forest. Despite being good friends with Hagrid, this spider was super creepy, amirite?

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4. Dickon Tarly – Freddie Stroma

Freddie Stroma does a great job at portraying the younger brother of Samwell Tarly, although he had only a minor role in the tv show. When Sam shows up back home with Gilly and her son, we are introduced to him at the dinner table.



Cormac McLaggen

In the Harry Potter franchise, we get to see Freddie Stroma in action as Cormac McLaggen, a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts, during a game of Quidditch. Although he only has small roles in both films, Freddie’s acting make his characters very memorable.


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5. Lord Walder Frey – David Bradley

He is probably one of the best actors out there for portraying creepy characters. Lord Frey is the one who sets up the Red Wedding in order to pay back Robb Stark for betraying his oath to marry one of his daughters. Such a memorable scene.


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Argus Filch, the caretaker

David Bradley also played the creepy caretaker who wandered around the school with his cat, trying to catch kids breaking the rules.


Source:Harry Potter Wiki

Still a great role, though.


6. Osha – Natalia Tena

Natalia Tena is absolutely amazing as Osha, the wildling who originally tries to kidnap Bran but then manages to become an advisor and protector to the young Stark boys.



She sadly ends up on the wrong end of Ramsey’s wickedness.


Nymphadora Tonks

She brought a ton of charm and comedy to the role Tonks and pulled it off so well.


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7. Dagmer Cleftjaw – Ralph Ineson

He probably has one of the most hated roles in GoT. If you don’t remember him, you’ve probably blocked that memory. Actually, he was the one pushing Theon’s buttons, which basically leads to the taking of Winterfell and all of the atrocities that follow.


Source:Game of Thrones Wiki

Amycus Carrow

In a similar way, Ralph Ineson portrays a villainous character in Harry Potter. In an attempt to avoid punishment, Amycus tries putting the blame on the kids for allegedly forcing Alecto to notify Voldemort by pressing her Dark Mark.


Source:Harry Potter Wiki

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