Harry Potter Characters You Didn't Knew Were Replaced While Filming

Entertainment | By Cole Damon | February 8, 2018

Ever series or franchise that tends to extend for a long period of time faces the scenario, where one or more than one of the role players are replaced with characters. The replacements are done because the original character fell ill, had other responsibilities or died during the course of the films. This has been the case for many films including Harry Potter.

Harry Potter

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12 Characters

Here we will be taking about the movies in the Harry Potter series and how 12 of the characters were changed by the directors during the course of the films. Let's see how many of these changes you actually spotted.


Griphook, was the goblin that worked in the bank and was responsible for much of the dealings. Verne Troyer played the role of escorting Harry around in the first series, whereas he was replaced by Warwick Davis in the last part.

Lavender Brown

Lavender Brown, who played the role of an extra in part 3 and 6 was first played by Jennifer Smith and then by Jessie Cave. The directors faced huge controversy for replacing an African American with a white actress.

Elphias Doge

Peter Cartwright, who is a British TV veteran, was handed over the role of Elphias Doge at first, which was later given to David Ryall. Elphias Doge appeared in the Order of the Phoenix and then later in the Deathly Hallows.

Katie Bell

Katie Bell was another one of those background extras who was replaced by an actual character when more work was coming her way. She was played by Emily Dale at first and was then replaced by Georgina Leonidas in the 6th part.

Tom - The Innkeeper

Derek Deadman played the role of Tom -The Innkeeper in the first movie, but he got eventually replaced by Jim Tavare when he passed away later on during the series. This was a serious jolt for the producers.

The Fat Lady

The Fat Lady in the halls was originally played by Elizabeth Spriggs in the first movie. But, the directors thought that they could add some more comedy to the movie, so they comedian Dawn French to the movie.

Marcus Flint

Marcus Flint, the Slythering player, who was supposed to be the meanest in the lot, was played by both Scott Fern and James Yeates. Both Yeates and Fern did a good job, but Yeates is believed to be a better fit due to his mean looks.

Helena Ravenclaw

Helena Ravenclaw was another one of the characters that was replaced by the directors owing to the fact that she had a big role to play in the upcoming scenes. She had to tell Harry about the diadem horcrux which is why Kelly McDonald replaced Nina Young.

Pansy Parkinson

Pansy Parkinson was another one of the bullies from Slytherin that was noted for her obnoxious behavior. She was played by no less than 4 characters including Genevieve Gaunt and Scarlett Byrne. Byrne did the best job in the impersonation.

Mafalda Hopkirk

It was Jessica Hynes' voice that played Mafalda Hopkirk when she sent a howler to Harry for performing underage magic. However, she was replaced by Sophie Thompson when it was time for Mafalda to feature in the movie with her physical presence.

Albus Dumbledore

Richard Harris played the role of the famed wizard during the first two parts, but was then replaced by Michael Gambon. The replacement happened because Richard Harris lost his life before the premiere for the Chamber of Secrets.

Lord Voldemort

Lord Voldemort was the antagonist in the movie, and although many people had an eye on him, they sure couldn't notice that Richard Bremmer was replaced by Ralph Fiennes when Voldemort made a comeback in the Goblet of Fire.

How Many Did You Know?

Surely, regardless of how much of a Harry Potter enthusiast you are, there are some of the character changes here that you couldn't have had noticed. Honestly go through the list and comment the number of changes you weren't aware of.

Did You Know...


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