12 Harry Potter Actors Who Were Replaced In The Sequels

11. Jennifer Smith - Lavender Brown

Harry Potter Lavender Brown
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The Replacement: Jessie Cave

The most controversial of changes saw Jennifer Smith, a young black actress who played Brown as a non-speaking background character in The Prisoner Of Azkaban.

Her replacement by more established white actress Jessie Cave has inspired some accusations of white-washing, but the reality is probably more complex (no matter how appealing the conspiracy theory might seem).

Smith wasn€™t really an actress, judging by her CV - it€™s more likely she was merely an extra given a familiar character name, while Cave had experience and was more suited (on ability alone) to the expanded role. She was definitely annoying enough for the love-sick supporting figure in The Half-Blood Prince, that€™s for sure.

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