These "Harry Potter" stars have already died

Natalie - 19. March 2022
1. Alan Rickman alias Severus Snape.
Unforgotten. He was not only known for Harry Potter, but he was a very versatile actor who could not only perfectly mime the villain but also had very romantic roles. Among other things, he played a wonderful person who waited patiently for love alongside Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson. But, of course, he will be remembered by most of us as Severus Snape.

Unfortunately, he was not allowed to live very long but died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago. But through his many works, he will probably live forever. Fun fact, he hated all social media. When asked about it in an interview, he declined with thanks. Life without the internet was what he loved most. Good thing. That way, he could always be in the here and now.
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2. Robert Hardy, aka Cornelius Fudge
As Cornelius Fudge, Robert Hardy played the Minister of Magic, who somehow didn't check anything. For most people, that will also be the role they remember. But Robert Hardy had so many other roles. Among other things, he also played in Jane Austen's novel adaptation Sense and Sensibility, but some people still know him from the series "The Doctor and the Beast." Especially the older ones among you.

He reached a ripe old age and passed away in 2017 at the age of 91. He, too, will remain unforgotten through his many roles. We always think it's great when someone plays magical roles. They can only be good people, can't they? Playing the magical minstrel must have given him a lot of pleasure. And so did we. Thank you for that.
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3. Sir John Vincent Hurt, aka Mr. Ollivander
At the beginning of school at Hogwarts, every apprentice wizard first bought everything that was needed. Like all students, they had a list for this, and one of the items on it was a wand. As I'm sure you all remember, the wand chose the owner, not the other way around. And all the apprentices got their wands from Mr. Ollivander in Diagon Alley.

The actor who played Mr. Ollivander was Sir John Vincent Hurt. He was also previously known and had appeared in the film "1984", among others, as well as in "V for Vendetta." He died in 2017 at the age of 77. We shall have wonderful recollections of him as well. He was a fantastic fit for his part in "Harry Potter."
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4. Dave Legeno, aka Fenrir Greyback.
He had a role, which of course, we all didn't think was so great. At least not those of us who were on the side of Harry Potter. Dave Legeno played Fenrir Greyback and was one of Lord Voldemort's loyal followers, serving as his griffin. He brought many terrors to the wizarding world.

But he played the role very well; you can't deny that. Unfortunately, he was not granted a long life; he died at the age of only 50, that was in 2014. Hikers found him lifeless in the national park in Death Valley. The investigations revealed that he had died of heat stroke. Death Valley is not exactly known for its life-friendly conditions. Too bad for him!
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5. Eric Sykes aka Frank Bryce
He was probably one of those who least deserved to die in the popular Harry Potter film series. Frank Bryce played the caretaker of the Riddle estate and was also responsible for the plants there. Some of them deserved to be wiped off the face of the earth, but his death was simply senseless. Typical Lord Voldemort. That was one of the reasons why most people hated him so much. Because he was a real ....

But how did he get killed again? Remember the part "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." There he fell into the hands of the still weakened but quite powerful Lord Voldemort. Fortunately, the actor himself had a longer life; he was allowed to live to 89 and died in 2012. We will remember him as one of the "good guys."
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6. Roger Lloyd-Pack aka Barty Crouch sr.
He was the strict father of Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and, most recently, the head of the department in the Ministry of Magic, which was responsible for "magical cooperation." He was one of the most committed to fighting the bad guys; among other things, he fought with all his might against the "Death Eaters." However, this was also done with very questionable methods. So he was the hardliner among the persecutors against evil.

But it only seemed that way, as all good fans surely know, for it turned out that he himself was in league with evil and a loving follower of the evil lord. Roger Lloyd-Pack played this role in a truly grandiose way and was able to show his extraordinary talent in Harry Potter. However, the actor himself died of cancer in 2014 at the age of only 69.
7. Timothy Bateson aka Kreacher
There were cute house elves, and there were, well, not-so-cute ones. Kreacher was one of these. He was the house elf of the Black family and was very grumpy and also mean. But good. How is one supposed to feel when one has such a subservient task in a household? Let's give him a break. He was first seen in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He was voiced by Timothy Bateson. So he lent his voice to the elf.

When Timothy Bateson died in 2009, however, others had to provide the voice of the little grouch. Simon McBurney then took over this role, and we had another reunion with Kreacher in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ."But of course, he didn't become friendlier with this change. But that was part of the role.
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8. Richard Harris alias Professor Albus Dumbledore.
Fans have, of course, noticed that Professor Albus Dumbledore was not portrayed by the same actor in all parts. Only in the first two parts was Richard Harris, the headmaster of Hogwarts. After that, he was replaced by Michael Gambon. The reason was the unfortunately far too early death of Richard Harris. He died in 2002 at the age of 72 and then left the gap.

You would think that someone who occupies such an important role would be allowed to live to the end, wouldn't you? But no, apparently, he needed more in heaven, so he was allowed to go. We have to admit that Michael Gambon also played the role of the beloved Dumbledore perfectly and was a great joy for the fans. Unforgettable all his wise sayings and the many good days of the headmaster of Hogwarts.
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9. Richard Griffiths alias Vernon Dursley.
Oh, the grumpy uncle, there was that too! We probably all hated him and hoped that he would really stay out of the life of our favorite sorcerer's apprentice Harry Potter. But no, he was the uncle and had to take care of his nephew willy-nilly rather badly. He had no love for him, no kind words, not even a nice room. But, you have to admit, he really played this role perfectly.

Harry Potter's uncle was played by Richard Griffiths, and we can only ever admire the fact that someone is willing to take on these very unsympathetic roles. After all, who would want to be one of the most hated characters in such an important film series? He was willing to do that and played it very well. But sadly, Richard Griffiths passed away in 2013 after heart surgery. He was only 66 years old.
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10. Verne Troyer aka Griphook
The Bank of Wizards, yes, also existed. And there were hard-working, albeit very grumpy contemporaries working there. No one there was really friendly, were they? Fortunately, that's not quite so bad at our "real" banks. Otherwise, no one would like to keep their money there. The most famous was the leprechaun Griphook, who worked there and kept the place running.

In "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the grumpy goblin was still played by Verne Troyer but then gave up the role. After that, Griphook was played by Warwick Davis. Troyer passed away in 2018 at just 49 years old. To sum up, it's a shame for all of them who had to leave Earth so early, but you're also thankful for each and every one of them for being in our beloved Harry Potter series. Whether they had evil or good roles, they were all an important part of it.
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11. Helen McCrory, aka Narcissa Malfoy
McCrory, who was well-known for playing Narcissa Malfoy, the mother of Draco Malfoy and the wife of Lucius Malfoy, passed away from cancer in April at her London home. 52 years old. Damian Lewis, a fellow actor, and the star's husband posted the depressing news on Twitter. "I'm heartbroken to announce that after a heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family," Lewis published a tweet with a statement.
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12. Terence Bayler, aka The Bloody Baron
The renowned New Zealand actor, who passed away in 2016, portrayed The Bloody Baron, one of the spirits who stalks Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. He got 86 years old.
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13. Paul Ritter, aka Eldred Worple
According to Ritter's representatives, who confirmed the news to PEOPLE on April 6, the British actor who played Eldred Worple in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince passed away from a brain tumor. They added that Ritter "died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side." He died at the age of 54.
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14. Hazel Douglas, aka Bathilda Bagshot
Douglas was cast as Bathilda Bagshot in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 well into her 80s. Bagshot, the author of A History of Magic, a treatise utilized at Hogwarts, was one of Douglas' most well-known characters until her death in 2016 at the age of 92.
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15. Derek Deadman
According to Seventeen, Deadman, who played Tom, the proprietor of the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, died in 2014 from diabetes-related complications. Jim Tavaré, who seemed radically different, took his place in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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16. Rik Mayall
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the poltergeist Peeves from Hogwarts has been portrayed by British actor and comedian Rik Mayall. Peeves played a significant role in the Harry Potter books, but fans are aware that the character was cut from the movie adaptations. Mayall did, however, film his scenes. In an interview, he said, "I was in the film for three weeks, and then they cut me out... it's the most exciting film I've ever been in."
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17. Elizabeth Spriggs, aka the "Fat Lady"
You needed the appropriate password to get past the Fat Lady (played by Spriggs) in order to enter Gryffindor Tower. Spriggs, a veteran performer with the National Theater and Royal Shakespeare Company, passed away in 2008 at the age of 78.
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18. Jimmy Gardner, aka Ernie Prang
In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the English actor portrayed Ernie Prang, the double-decker Knight Bus driver. At the age of 85, Gardner passed away in 2010.

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19. Margery Mason, aka the Honeydukes Express lady
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Margery Mason made an appearance as the Honeydukes Express lady on the Hogwarts Express. The actor replaced Jean Southern, who declined to repeat her part following the release of the first Harry Potter movie due to poor health. At the age of 100, Mason passed away on January 26, 2014.
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20. Robert Knox, aka Marcus Belby
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Robert "Rob" Knox portrayed Marcus Belby, a seventh-year Hogwarts student. Just days after filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince wrapped, Knox, who was scheduled to repeat his part in Deathly Hallows, tragically passed away on May 24, 2008, at the age of 18. While getting into a fight to defend his brother, the actor was stabbed in front of a London club.
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21. Peter Cartwright, aka Elphias Doge
Before passing death at the age of 78 in London in 2013, the iconic actor portrayed Elphias Doge, an Order of the Phoenix member and close friend of Albus Dumbledore, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. David Ryall took up Cartwright's role as Doge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Ryall died tragically on Christmas Day, 2014, at the age of 79.
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22. David Ryall, aka Elphias Doge
After Peter Cartwright left the franchise, David Ryall, an actor from "Understood," took over as Elphias Doge. Compared to Cartwright's portrayal of the character, Ryall played a bigger part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. At the age of 79, Ryall passed away on Christmas Day, 2014.
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23. Alfred Burke, aka Elphias Doge
The Harry Potter movie series had to do away with many historical or extinct figures, but thanks to a flashback in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, audiences got to know Professor Armando Dippet. In a flashback directed by Tom Riddle, Alfred Burke played the past headmaster of Hogwarts and Dumbledore's predecessor. At the age of 92, Burke passed away on February 16, 2011.
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Where are they today: Harry Potter - Daniel Radcliffe
When you think about life from Daniel Radcliffe’s perspective, it’s hard not to get excited. He was actually discovered for the first Harry Potter film, meaning that even though he’s only 26 years old, he has the type of career that most people can only dream of. Since the end of the franchise, he’s maintained a relatively low profile, all things considered. He chooses to spend his time not only performing in shows on Broadway but also for BBC dramas like David Copperfield. He also had a very small (but very funny) part in the Judd Apatow opus, Trainwreck.
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Ginny Weasley - Bonnie Wright
As the adorable Ginny Weasley, Bonnie Wright’s star-making performance quickly rose to the cream of the crop as far as this series of films was concerned. Since the Harry Potter franchise has ended, she’s managed to keep quite busy for herself. In addition to starring in films like After the Dark, Before I Sleep, and more, she also has a number of different projects on the horizon for release. Most interestingly, she’s about to star as Nell in yet another adaptation of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.”
Ron Weasley - Rupert Grint
Prior to Harry Potter, Rupert Grint had only acted in plays at his school and in his local theatre group. Since the film franchise has finished, he definitely seems to have embraced all of the fame that has come with one of the most popular characters in one of the most popular series of movies ever. He actually does quite a bit of voice work these days, lending his golden pipes to projects like The Unbeatable and Postman Pat. He also has two movies that are about to be released – Enemy of Man and Moonwalkers.
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Hermione Granger - Emma Watson
Even though Emma Watson has continued to act since Harry Potter hung up his magic wand for the last time, including the massively successful live-action Beauty and the Beast, she has also taken an active interest in her school work. She famously took a period of time off from show business to attend Worcester College in Oxford and Brown University. When you’re worth more than $10 million dollars by the time you turn 18 years old, this is probably something that is fairly easy to do when you really stop to think about it. She’s also been in a large number of different films since then, from My Week with Marilyn to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and more. She’s also become involved in numerous charitable and feminist causes.
Draco Malfoy - Tom Felton
Tom Felton may have been the character that everyone loved to hate in the Harry Potter films themselves, but since they’ve ended, he’s certainly swung more towards the side of “love,” at least as far as public perception is concerned. He’s had two roles in incredibly successful Hollywood films since the last Harry Potter movie. First, he made a cameo appearance as an exaggerated version of himself in Get Him to the Greek, the sequel/spinoff to the hugely successful film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He also starred as one of the human villains in the continuation of the Planet of the Apes film series. In addition, Felton had a regular role in the third season of The Flash.
Luna Lovegood - Evanna Lynch
Since Harry Potter ended, Evanna Lynch has spent a great deal of time on the small screen – she guest starred in the popular Sky1 television series Sinbad, for example. She has also starred in a number of different movies, from the independent teen comedy GBF to the independent crime drama Monster Butler over the course of the last few years.
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Lee Jordan - Luke Youngblood
If you ask someone who grew up with the Harry Potter franchise, the name Luke Youngblood is synonymous with Lee Jordan, a favorite character of just about everyone. If you ask someone who DIDN’T grow up with Harry Potter but who deeply appreciates comedy and television in general, they will know him by a different name – Magnitude. Luke Youngblood guest starred in no less than 15 episodes of the hit NBC series Community before it made the shift to internet distribution with Yahoo! in 2015.
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Viktor Krum - Stanislav Ianevski
After appearing as Viktor Krum in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Stanislav Ianevski has made quite the career for himself playing “the muscle” in a wide range of films and television shows. Perhaps his most notable roles were as Miroslav in Hostel: Part II in 2007 and on the television series Undercover in 2011, where he starred as Angel Yakimov for twelve full episodes.
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Dean Thomas - Alfred Enoch
After starring in not only Harry Potter films but also numerous spinoff video games and more, Alfred Enoch has continued to make quite a little career for himself on television. He showed up in the best episode of the third series of Sherlock in 2014 as Bainbridge has performed live on numerous occasions with the National Theatre in the United Kingdom and also stars as Wes Gibbins in How to Get Away with Murder.
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Dudley Dursley - Harry Melling
Harry Melling has continued to appear in a number of popular television shows since the end of Harry Potter, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Perhaps the two most famous post-Potter roles came on the shows Just William and Garrow’s Law, where he starred as Robert Brown and George Pinnock, respectively.
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Neville Longbottom - Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis is another one of the many Potter actors who were able to take the fame the franchise afforded them and run with it in a bold way. He has starred in The Syndicate, Death in Paradise, Bluestone 42, and other popular TV series.
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Cho Chang - Katie Leung
Katie Leung has actually enjoyed quite a prominent theater career since Harry Potter ended. She made her stage debut in Wild Swans in 2012 and hasn’t looked back.
Pansy Parkinson - Scarlett Byrne
Pansy Parkinson was a wizard the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts but was sorted into House Slytherin. Scarlett Byrne played the character first in Half-Blood Prince and then in the two-part finale, The Deathly Hallows. Byrne had continued her acting career with roles in Falling Skies and The Vampire Diaries and made headlines in 2017 when she posed nude for Playboy after the magazine announced it was returning to nude pictorials in February.
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Fred and George Weasley - James and Oliver Phelps
James and Oliver Phelps have both managed to extend their careers beyond Harry Potter, starring in films like Own Worst Enemy, Jabberwocky Rise, Danny and the Human Zoo, and more.
Cormac McLaggen - Freddie Stroma
Freddie Stroma seems to have effortlessly pivoted from one huge franchise to another – after Harry Potter ended, he almost immediately starred in the hugely successful Pitch Perfect in the United States.
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Oliver Wood - Sean Biggerstaff
Sean Biggerstaff has made a career in independent cinema over the last few years, most notably starring in both the short film and the eventual feature film adaptation of a movie called Cashback.
Vincent Crabbe - Jamie Waylett
After Harry Potter, Jamie Waylett actually has a story that features a not-quite-so-happy ending. In 2012, he actually went to jail after he participated in the England riots in 2011.
Cedric Diggory - Robert Pattinson
He actually went on to star in the Twilight Saga, which is perhaps one of the few franchises in the last few years that have been able to give Harry Potter a run for its money. He also got the role of the new Batman, which seemed to be a huge success for him.
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Lavender Brown - Jessica Cave
After Harry Potter, Jessica Cave has starred in numerous television series like Trollied, Glue Online, and more.
Seamus Finnegan - Devon Murray
Curiously, Devon Murray hasn’t acted since the end of the Harry Potter film franchise. However, when a gig is that lucrative and lasts for so long, it’s understandable if he wants to enjoy a little rest and relaxation before moving on.
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Percy Weasley - Chris Rankin
Chris Rankin has spent a huge amount of time in the theater over the last few years, performing in shows with both the Youth Theatre Company in the UK and the Dereham Operatic Society.
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Gregory Goyle - Joshua Herdman
Joshua Herdman is another Potter player who seems to have left the world of acting behind. His last role was in the film Piggy in 2012 as Anthony.
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Fleur Delacour - Clémence Poésy
Clémence Poésy has been in a number of great movies over the last few years, most notably both In Bruges and 127 Hours. She has mainly continued to star in films in her native France, and most of the movies that she’s in these days don’t really get released in the United States outside of art houses.
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Padma Patil - Afshan Azad
Afshan Azad is another Potter actor who has a story without a happy ending. She hasn’t acted since the final Harry Potter film and actually was the subject of a high-profile assault case in the United Kingdom.
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Gellert Grindelwald - Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower is yet another Potter actor who was eventually poached for the Twilight film series. In addition to that, he’s been in a number of hit films, including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opposite Johnny Depp and for director Tim Burton back in the year 2007. He also got a huge role in the fourth season of Stranger Things on Netflix.
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Gellert Grindelwald - Jamie Campbell Bower
Jamie Campbell Bower is yet another Potter actor who was eventually poached for the Twilight film series. In addition to that, he’s been in a number of hit films, including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opposite Johnny Depp and for director Tim Burton back in the year 2007. He also got a huge role in the fourth season of Stranger Things on Netflix.
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Rubeus Hagrid - Robbie Coltrane
Prior to Harry Potter, Robbie Coltrane was perhaps the most famous for appearing in one of the best pre-Daniel Craig James Bond films of all time – Goldeneye in 1995 opposite Pierce Brosnan. After being kept very busy for the better part of 10 years by Harry Potter, Robbie Coltrane has mostly maintained a low profile and has returned to his television roots. He has appeared in a large number of BBC productions and television series in the United Kingdom since the final Harry Potter film and, thankfully, shows absolutely no signs of slowing down anytime soon.