Top Ten Best Acting Performances from Harry Potter Movies

Something wonderful about the Harry Potter film adaptations is the consistent and surprisingly conflict-less cast. For an entire decade and a half, the series has kept a solid cast (save the unfortunate death of Richard Harris.). I decided to look back at some of the best acting performances in the Harry Potter films.

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1Alan Rickman - Severus SnapeAlan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen.

Alan Rickman has always been of one of my favorite actors in the film industry.
By only rarely letting us in on what he feels, Rickman involves the audience in this mystery, prompting them to do just as much speculation as the main characters do. And even though the series on the page has ended, Rickman is certain to maintain that doubt to the very end. - TechnoTarantino

2Emma Watson - Hermione GrangerEmma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.
3Gary Oldman - Sirius BlackGary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television.

Come on it's Gary Oldman. He's always a fantastic actor that does well in most of the movies he appears in.

Gary Oldman as Sirius Black might just be the smartest piece of casting in all of Harry Potter cinema. Who better really to play both hero and villain in the same series? - TechnoTarantino

How can you have a complaint with Gary?

4Richard Harris - Albus Dumbledore
5Ralph Fiennes - VoldemortV1 Comment
6Daniel Radcliffe - Harry PotterDaniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series.

His performance has been more then perfect, but he as also grown considerably from where he started. Honestly, out of all the young stars, I look forward most to what Radcliffe will do next, as I do believe he has star power in the making. - TechnoTarantino

7Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid

Rubeus Hagrid is a vital character in the Harry Potter series. Serving to explain the essentials of the wizard universe to both Harry and the audience, Hagrid is that nonchalant guide who knows everyone. As Harry, Hermione and Ron regularly visit Hagrid throughout the series, he becomes their first straightforward, honest role model. - TechnoTarantino

8Maggie Smith - Minerva McGonagall
9Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange
10Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley

The Contenders

11Imelda Staunton - Dolores Umbridge
12Michael Gambon - Albus Dumbledore
13Evanna Lynch - Luna LovegoodEvanna Patricia Lynch is an Irish actress and model. She rose to prominence for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in four films and their tie-in video games.

They're all so good but Evanna's my favorite - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

14Kenneth Branagh - Gilderoy Lockhart

I already voted Gary by the time I scrolled down here but HECK HE IS THE BEST

15Emma Thompson - Sybill Trelawney
16Bill Nighy - Rufus Scrimgeour
17David Thewlis - Remus LupinV1 Comment
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2. Emma Watson - Hermione Granger
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