it can feel like every working British actor got a part in one of the Harry
Potter movies. There's of course prominent players like Maggie Smith, Ralph
Fiennes, and the late Alan Rickman, but a huge number of greats popped up in even the
On top of that there were the likes of Bill
Nighy, David Tennant, Miranda Richardson, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Mullan, Dawn
French. Those are just a handful of the actors who had small supporting roles
in only one of the eight movies.
there are plenty of British actors who never got a chance to visit the
Wizarding World, but now with the franchise returning with Fantastic Beasts and
Where to Find Them, there's a new opportunity to dive into that universe. Sure,
opening up the world beyond the United Kingdom has finally allowed even more talent to join the franchise but, with the sequel set to return to the UK
for at least part of its runtime, there's still ample opportunity to give roles
in future instalments to the Brits that never got a chance before.
plenty of citizens of the British Isles like Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo and
Samantha Morton got to play Americans in Fantastic Beasts, so that only breaks
down the casting limitations further.
whether they simply missed the chance during the last franchise, or have only
sprung to prominence in the years since Harry's story came to a close, these
are the actors who deserve a shot at playing in world of witches and wizardry.