12 “Game of Thrones” Actors That Starred in “Harry Potter” and We Didn’t Even Know It

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What does the iconic show Game of Thrones have in common with the just as iconic Harry Potter movies? Yes, both of them are set in imaginary worlds that have room for magic, dragons, and fighting evil. But in other aspects, they are so different that it seems inappropriate to even try to compare them. However, there is one more link between them: some of the actors were in the screen adaptations of both sagas. We think that you might know some of them, but others will definitely be a surprise for you.

Bright Side has counted 12 actors who’ve managed to be a part of the Dark Lord story and the White Walker’s rise.

Jim Broadbent

Ebrose is an archmaester of the Citadel. Horace Slughorn is a professor at Hogwarts.

Michelle Fairley

Catelyn Stark is the wife of Eddard Stark, the Lady of Winterfell. Mrs. Granger is the mother of Hermione Granger.

Sally Mortemore

An inhabitant of Braavos. Irma Pince is the head of the Hogwarts library.

Freddie Stroma

Dickon Tarly is the second son of Lord Randyll Tarly (season 6). Cormac McLaggen is a Gryffindor student.

Bronson Webb

Will is The Night Watch scout. Pike is a Slytherin student.

David Bradley

Walder Frey is the head of House Frey, the Lord of the Crossing. Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts, a squib.

Nicholas Blane

The Spice King is a resident of the city of Qarth and a member of the Thirteen. Bob is an employee of the Ministry of Magic.

Ralph Ineson

Dagmer Cleftjaw is a noted ironborn reaver in the service of House Greyjoy. Amycus Carrow is a Dark wizard, brother of Alecto Carrow and a Death Eater.

Edward Tudor-Pole

Protestor is an unnamed man from the King’s Landing. Borgin is a wizard and the co-owner of Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley.

Ciarán Hinds

Mance Rayder is the leader of the Free Folk, holding the title of “King-Beyond-the-Wall.” Aberforth Dumbledore is the younger brother of Albus Dumbledore.

Natalia Tena

Osha is a woman of the Free Folk (or “wildling”), in service to House Stark of Winterfell. Nymphadora Tonks is an Order of the Phoenix member.

Julian Glover

Pycelle is the Grand Maester for multiple kings and a member of the small council. Aragog is a spider, an Acromantula, owned by Rubeus Hagrid.

Which of these actors did you recognize in Game of Thrones right away and who surprised you?

Preview photo credit HBO, Warner Bros. Pictures