Top Ten Best Actors In the Harry Potter Series

The Top Ten

1 Alan Rickman - Severus Snape 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

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. - Anonymousxcxc

Come on! Is Alan Rickman! He was the perfect Snape, you hated him in year one and loved him in year seven... The delivery of his lines was always superb! - jdrobles

While reading the books, I imagined Severus exactly like Alan Rickman. He made a great Snape, and many agree!

The Best Actor Ever

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2 Emma Watson - Hermione Granger 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.

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.

Emma is beautiful, not to mention a great actor. She delivered all lines perfectly, encapsulated the essence of Hermione's cleverness and portrayed her fabulously

Wow! Best actors then, Hermione is nominated! Seriously, How cool was that?

She is amason and so is the rest but I love her

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3 Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter 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! - AMYLS

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.

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4 Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley 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.

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

Best actor in the trio. Should be above Dan and Emma on this list


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5 Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy

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.

Okay - Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Maggie Smith are all extremely talented. But Tom Felton is definitely the most talented child actor in the films.

He is a huge inspiration to so many child actors. He has gone a long way from being just the pompous brat in their first year.

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6 Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange 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.

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

Perfect portrayal, from the appearance, to the laugh, to the pure insanity. Perfect.

Amazing, plays her character the best

It's the first time I liked Bellatrix. Although I don't like the character, l liked how she acted Bellatrix. She acted like the Bellatrix in the books.

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7 Gary Oldman - Sirius Black 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 played Gordon in The Dark Knight too - PeeledBanana

This is the best, in my opinion.

I like Sirius black

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!

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8 Maggie Smith - Minevera McGonagall Maggie Smith - Minevera McGonagall

She played McGonagall so well!

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

No one can as good as she is...

PERFECT McGonnagall. Nobody else could have played the character better.

9 Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley

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! I think she and harry were the best couple ever!

How is she not in top three

I know she did have a big role but seriously she ranked 21st!?

10 Ralph Fiennes - Lord Voldemort 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. 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. - bgunsgu


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The Contenders

11 Matthew Lewis - Neville Longbotton 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.
12 Julie Walters - Molly Weasley
13 Evanna Lynch - Luna Lovegood 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.

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...

How is she only 11th?

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14 Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid
15 Warwick Davis - Filius Flitwick Warwick Davis - Filius Flitwick Warwick Ashley Davis is an English actor, television presenter, writer, director, producer and comedian.
16 Michael Gambon - Albus Dumbledore 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

17 Richard Harris - Albus Dumbledore Richard Harris - Albus Dumbledore

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. :-(

18 James Phelps - Fred Weasley
19 David Tennant - Barty Crouch, Jr. 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!

20 David Thewlis - Remus Lupin

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

The best <3

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1. Emma Watson - Hermione Granger
2. Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter
3. Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley
1. Alan Rickman - Severus Snape
2. Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange
3. Gary Oldman - Sirius Black



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