9. Lee Jordan
Lee Jordan is a fun character whose vibrant personality comes to the fore whenever he’s commentating on a Quidditch match. As the best friend of Fred and George Weasley, he’s also a bit of a troublemaker.
Though actor Luke Youngblood does some great Quidditch commentaries, his friendship with Fred and George is barely touched upon in the movies. In fact, you’d struggle to notice his relationship with the twins at all if you hadn’t read the books beforehand.
And – worst of all – he’s only featured in the first two movies. Whilst this isn’t a massive problem in terms of the plot, his absence is particularly noticeable in The Deathly Hallows. In Rowling’s original, Lee hosts a secret radio programme called Potterwatch. The programme features an array of guests, including members of the Order of the Phoenix, such as Kingsley Shacklebolt and Remus Lupin.
Given the adaptation of The Deathly Hallows was split into two parts, there was more than enough time to fit in some Potterwatch and bring Lee back into the foreground. But this didn’t happen. After The Chamber of Secrets, he never shows up again.