Top Ten Best Actors In the Harry Potter Series

The Top Ten

Alan Rickman - Severus Snape Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (February 21st 1946 - Janurary 14th 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, most notably Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and Hans Gruber in Die Hard. He passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2016

He is the best actor in this franchise and I am so upset that he had to pass away so soon . He was the best person to play Severus Snape and I don't think that any other actor is as amazing as him for this role. RIP you will always be remembered

Alan Rickman played Severus Snape to perfection. His body language and Mannerism's during his scenes as Snape were impeccable and a joy to behold. The manner in which he used his voice as Snape was marvellous. You can tell he really thought about how Snape would behave in each scene and obviously he was so convincing that even the child actors admitted they eere terrified of him because he would not break character.

I was so sad when he passed away it's so hard to let go of a great actor
like him RIP alan rickman we love you so much in this movie.

A lot of the actors in Harry Potter are great, but I had to choose Snape because while yes I hate the character Rickman was able to portray him so smoothly and effortlessly that he practically was Snape. Not only that but J.K. Rowling herself picked him to be Snape and from critics reviews on the Harry Potter films I heard no complaints on Rickman's portrayal of Snape at all.

Emma Watson - Hermione Granger Emma 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.

Emma Watson is one of the worst actresses in Hollywood. She overacts using her eyebrows too much and saying her lines like she is rush reading them. I can see why some people voted for her. She was very pretty as Hermione but that's as far as her talent goes.

I hate it how everyone thinks she is awful, she is amazing so stop hating on her

No and I repeat NO Daniel Radcliffe deserve this spot not her she is not
the best he is How dare she beat Daniel Radcliffe she should be number 40
that what she deserve more than anything.

I thought Emma captured this character completely. She (a confident and attractive girl) played a girl not at ease with her looks, showing Hermiones strength and insecurities perfectly. She gave a character, who could have come off as super human and unapproachable a humanity and grace. She stole the show making Hermione the main character from the first movie to the last.

Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series.

I can never even dream of anybody else as Harry Potter, not because of his looks, he owned his character, and he knew exactly how to behave so that he is the closest to his character. He didn't have the stature of an action hero, still with his expression and perfect dialogue throw, he was able to portray Harry perfectly. I am sure nobody else thinks that anyone else is suitable as Harry

I am basically in love with Daniel Radcliffe and I truly believe that he played his part wonderfully! It would not have been the same without him!

I think he is the most best actor in looks and acting. I just have a dream of meeting Daniel in New York. No body can beat him he is the best. I love you Daniel.

Him and Emma Watson. Perfect. Perfect couple too! He's so hot, and she's so hot! So is Tom Felton...! RIP, Alan Rickman.

Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech.

She is the best actress in the whole Harry potter franchise and I know for a fact that no one can be as good as her for Bellatrix ! She is such a beautiful woman and deserves everything you can win as an actress / actor

How is Emma Watson higher than this wonderful actress? Only person deserving of a spot higher is Alan Rickman. Her portrayal as the psychotic sadistic witch Bellatrix was awe inspiring.

She is definitely one of the best actors but she is easily the most dedicated to her role. Evern after harry potter finished she kept her old drty teach implants in and she kept her wand!

I think almost all the harry potter characters where cast perfectly- especially bellatrix

Gary Oldman - Sirius Black Gary 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. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: ...read more.

He played Gordon in The Dark Knight too

Played so many great characters in his acting career, Gordon-batman,Dracula-dracula and of course, my fave character Sirius black. HE'S JUST SUCH A LEGEND!

This is the best, in my opinion.

I like Sirius black

Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint is an English actor who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series.

Out of the young actors I feel Rupert Grint is the most underappreciated and underrated actor. Not only is he a cool person in real life he was the best actor out of the trio. He was the only one who could act in the first few films and his comedic timing and delivery was more than good in all of them. Daniel Radcliffe often couldn't express subtle emotions in the face especially in the earlier films. Emma Watson often overacted, relying too much on her eyebrows to convey emotions but Rupert played Ron perfectly. You only had to see his face he was feeling sad, admiration, jealously. Frustration, anger etc. In any scene Too bad the movies gave all his good lines and traits to Hermione.

He would have been first if the movie lines hadn't made him seem like a useless comic relief

I love rupert grint he is such a great actor he is the best and funniest ron and so funny in real life. In most of his other roles he has to put on many different accents

Rupert is the best actor among the Golden Trio and he is a fantastic Starlight Ambassador. People underrates him because he doesn't want fame

Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy

Tom Felton is responsible for making one the the most hated characters in the books the most loved in the fandom. Next to Rupert he is the best out of the child actors and probably the most talented. He improvised one of the best lines in the movies (Chamber of Secrets when he found out Goyle can read) and made Draco charming when he is a complete git in the books. He is also one of the nicest people in real life ironically. He should of had more screentime in the movies though.

A person playing exactly opposite role of his own character. It's basically what I like the most in him. Totally obsessed with this character and of course this humble man too.
LOVE YOU TOM.

Did you notice he hardly had any lines in the sixth film? Yet he changed everyone's perception of Draco just with his expressions and his mannerisms. Some of the best acting is wordless; Tom owned his role.

Felton is ridiculously good from the first film on. It's more than incredible that his talents have not been more widely recognized considering the critical and fan acclaim these films have garnered.

Maggie Smith - Minevera McGonagall Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career on stage, film, and television, spanning over 66 years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films, and is one of Britain's most recognizable actresses.

She is just amazing , she deserves thousands of awards and she is the best actress in Harry Potter and I am so happy that she got the part as she deserved it !

No one can be as good as she is...

No one can as good as she is...

She played McGonagall so well!

Bill Nighy - Rufus Scrimgeour

1 of the greatest actors of all time.

Jason Isaacs - Lucius Malfoy

He is my favourite actor from the movies. Watch him in Chamber of Secrets when he meets Hermione. You can just see the contempt and hautiness in his face even though he is being nice to her. It is the subtle acting that made him play Lucius brilliantly.

I kinda feel bad that Jason Isaacs is underrated in terms of praise for the Harry Potter franchise. He did a good job and when I looked him up he sounded like a pretty cool dude. If I hadn't voted for Alan Rickman my vote would've either gone to Maggie Smith or him.

Jason Isaacs is a phenomenal actor, and he seriously was perfect for this role - it's only fair that Draco Malfoy, back when he was just an annoying little villain, was raised by Captain Hook!

The Contenders

Ralph Fiennes - Lord Voldemort Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, director and producer. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. ...read more.

How he is this low it is absurd he deserves 2nd spot in my opinion as even though he is one of the better actors of set by reputation he still pulls it out of the bag and lives up to his reputation and pulls of a spine chilling and moving performance as one of the best movie villains and villain performances EVER!

Pretty much one of the only "great" actors among the troupe. They all did a fantastic job, but you can't put Fiennes this low. He and Rickman were probably the best actors on Harry Potter

One of the best villians I've seen in quite some time.

He was awesome. He deserves to be in the top ten.

Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley

Are you kidding me? She is one of the worst actresses in the movie. She could not even fake attraction for Harry/Dan. She made Ginny this boring character with no personality while in the books she is completely different and very pretty too.

Honestly, in the sixth when she said, " yes nosy" and her lines in that scene, the acting could've been better. But overall I think she is one of the best characters.

She is beautiful but Ginny was played really badly.

She is beautiful! I think she and harry were the best couple ever!

Matthew Lewis - Neville Longbotton Matthew David Lewis is an English film, television and stage actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate and Corporal Gordon "Towerblock" House in the BBC Three comedy drama Bluestone 42.

Matthew Lewis is underrated as Neville. He captured Neville really well.

Same with the other 6

Richard Harris - Albus Dumbledore Richard Harris was a British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre, and Target.

The best Albus Dumbledore. He captured Dumbledores quiet charm and wisdom. When I imagine Dumbledore in the books I see him.

I think Richard Harris seemed exactly like Albus Dumbledore and showed the Hogwarts heads compassion, bravery and overall goodness in the Harry Potter films

He was such a sweet man. I'm so sorry he died. :-(

Sad when he died

Julie Walters - Molly Weasley

NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!M

Evanna Lynch - Luna Lovegood Evanna 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.

This is the best person ever like how is Scrimgeour higher. Yes, Nighy is a great actor, but this is only Harry Potter.

Luna was my favorite character and I love how calm and mysterious Evanna Lynch portrayed her as!

What else can you say she is the best luna no one else could suit the role better

What a beautiful and mysterious voice...

Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid
David Thewlis - Remus Lupin

He is a very good actor and is very much like lupin

He is awesome

Good actor

he is amazing
funny
and suits the role

Richard Griffiths - Uncle Vernon

Hilarious

Warwick Davis - Filius Flitwick Warwick Ashley Davis is an English actor, television presenter, writer, director, producer and comedian.
Michael Gambon - Albus Dumbledore Sir Michael John Gambon is an Irish-born English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film.

Very good actor also got a good voice

I loved him

James Phelps - Fred Weasley

I want to marry him

David Tennant - Barty Crouch, Jr. David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the Harry Potter movie series.

While his part was minor he’s an amazing actor!

Imelda Staunton - Dolores Umbridge

The second best acting performance after Snape.

George Harris - Kingsley Shacklebolt
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