20 Films That Starred 3 Or More Harry Potter Actors

13. My Week With Marilyn (2011)

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BBC Films

Potter Actors Featured: Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones

My Week with Marilyn is based on Colin Clark's diary accounts, which document his time on the set of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl and star Marilyn Monroe. Scarlett Johannson, Amy Adams and Kate Hudson were all rumoured to be under consideration for the title role, though in the end director Simon Curtis revealed that he only ever auditioned Michelle Williams.

While Williams has no relation to the JK Rowling's Wizarding World, the supporting cast was littered with Potter actors. Emma Watson (Hermione Grainger) shot her scenes as wardrobe assistant Lucy in a few days so her studies at Brown weren't affected, and Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) replaced Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) in the role of Laurence Olivier after he quit due to scheduling conflicts.

Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch) appeared as Monroe's acting coach and confidante Paula Strasberg, and Toby Jones (Dobby) was cast as press agent turned film producer Arthur P. Jacob. Eddie Redmayne, who will of course star as Newt Scamander in upcoming Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starred as Clark himself.


Phil still hasn't got round to writing a profile yet, as he has an unhealthy amount of box sets on the go.