Actors/Actresses Who Have Played Multiple Fantasy Characters

by schellnino | created - 29 Jun 2016 | updated - 02 Jul 2016 | Public

This is a list of people who choose roles in fantasy and world-building. Must have at least 2 (but hopefully more) different characters and must be somewhat influential to the series they were in. This List is in no particular order.

1. David Bradley

Actor | The World's End

David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in York, Yorkshire, England as David John Bradley. He is an actor, known for The World's End (2013), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He has been married to Rosanna Bradley since 1978. They have one child.

Lord Walder Frey - Game of Thrones Abraham Setrakian - The Strain Argus Filch - The Harry Potter Series

2. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

Garrick Ollivander - The Harry Potter Series Aragorn - The Lord of the Rings (1979) Professor Broom - The Hellboy Series The Great Dragon - Merlin The Horned King - The Black Cauldron

3. Warwick Davis

Actor | Willow

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he ...

Professor Filius Flitwick/The Choir Director - The Harry Potter Series Nikabrik - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Wicket - The StarWars Series Willow -Willow Reepicheep - The Narnia Series (1989) Griphook - The Harry Potter Series Porridge - Doctor Who Wollivan - The StarWar Series Old Hamm - Jack the Giant Slayer Gettir - Merlin Goblin - Labyrinth

4. Peter Dinklage

Actor | Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays. Since 2011, Dinklage has portrayed Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. For this he won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama ...

Tyrion Lannister - Game of Thrones Trumpkin - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Dr. Bolivar Trask - X-Men Days of Future Past

5. Manu Bennett

Actor | 30 Days of Night

"Shall We Begin!", the battlecry of The undefeated Gaul Crixus first bought Manu Bennett's voice & acting career to international attention. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) spoke a universal language that slowly but surely captured a massive audience. The the show lost lead actor Andy Whitfield...

Azog the defiler - The Hobbit Series Allanon - The Shannara Chronicles Deathstroke - Arrow Crixus - Spartacus

6. Conan Stevens

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

A 7 foot tall extremely muscular and fit Australian of English/German ancestry, Conan is possibly the only Professional Wrestling Champion title holder to concurrently work in the Ballet, in Graeme Murphy's "Berlin" with Sydney Dance Company for not only the full season but also an additional five ...

Bolg- The Hobbit Series Ser Gegor "The Mountain" Clegane - Game of Thrones Season 1 Sedullus - Spartacus

7. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

Saruman - The Lord of the Rings Series/ The Hobbit Series Count Dooku - The StarWars Series Burgomaster - Sleepy Hallow Death - The Color of Magic The First High Councilor - The Golden Compass Count Dracula - Dracula The Jabberwocky - Alice in Wonderland (2010) Narrator - The Fall of the House of Usher (2013) Dr. Wonka - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

8. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (...

Gandalf - The Lord of the Rings Series/ The Hobbit Series Magneto - The X-Men Series Sir Leigh Teabing - The DaVinci Code Narrator - Stardust Iorek Byrnison - The Golden Compass

9. John Rhys-Davies

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (nee Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the...

Gimli - The Lord of the Rings Series King Eventine Elessedil - The Shannara Chronicles Sallah - The Indiana Jones Series Merick - In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale King Priam of Troy - Helen of Troy Lord Hades - Justice League

10. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

Legolas Greenleaf - The Lord of the Rings Series/ The Hobbit Series Paris - Troy Will Turner - The Pirates of the Caribbean Series Balian de Ibelin - Kingdom of Heaven

11. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

Frodo Baggins - The Lord of the Rings Series/ The Hobbit Series Wirt - Over the Garden Wall Kevin - Sin City #9 - 9 Video Game Boy - Back to the Future Part 2

12. Sean Astin

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director, producer, family man, author, marathon runner, political activist and philanthropist who is well known for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), for playing...

Sam Gamgee - The Lord of the Rings Series Jim Kent - The Strain Twoflower - The Color of Magic Mikey - The Goonies

13. Sean Bean

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sean Bean's career since the eighties spans theatre, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a ...

Boromir - The Lord of the Rings Series Ned Stark - Game of Thrones Odysseus - Troy Alec Trevelyan 005 - GoldenEye Stinger Apini - Jupiter Ascending Christopher Da Silva - Silent Hill

14. Brian Cox

Actor | X2

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...

Agamemnon - Troy William Stryker - X-Men 2 General Mikhail Kutuzov - War & Peace Argyle Wallace - Braveheart Ward Abbott - The Bourne Series Narrator - The Color of Magic Melvin Belli - Zodiac Jack Langrishe - Deadwood

15. Ben Barnes

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa while his father is English.

Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's ...

Logan - Westworld Caspian X - The Chronicles of Narnia Series Young Dunstan Thorn - Stardust Tom Ward - Seventh Son

16. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

Smaug the Dragon - The Hobbit Series Khan - Star Trek Into Darkness Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock

17. Mackenzie Crook

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Mackenzie Crook, one of British comedy's best-known faces, who collected Star Wars figurines as a child, is now immortalized in plastic as a six-inch-high pirate action figure. He was born Paul Mackenzie Crook on September 29, 1971, in Maidstone, Kent, England, UK. His father worked for British ...

Orell - Game of Thrones Ragetti - The pirates of the Caribbean Series Looper -City of Ember Cedric - Merlin John White - Skins

18. Toby Jones

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Toby Edward Heslewood Jones was born on September 7, 1966 in Hammersmith, London. His parents, Freddie Jones and Jennie Heslewood, are actors as well. Toby has two brothers: Rupert, ...

David Pilcher - Wayward Pines Dobby the House Elf - The Harry Potter Series Dr. Arnim Zola - The Marvel Series Barton Snode - City of Ember Claudius Templesmith - The Hunger Games Series

19. Doug Jones

Actor | Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on May 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a...

The Master - The Strain Abe Sapien - The Hellboy Series (voice by David Hyde Peirce) The Faun - Pan's Labyrinth Edith's Mother (Ghost) - Crimson Peak Deadbolt - Arrow/ Flash

20. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...

Professor Severus Snape - The Harry Potter Series Judge Turpin - Sweeny Todd Absolem - The Alice Series Hans Gruber - Die Hard

21. James McAvoy

Actor | Filth

McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy senior, a bus driver. He was raised on a housing estate in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his maternal grandparents (James, a butcher, and Mary), after his parents divorced when James was 11. He ...

Professor X - The X-Men Series Mr. Tumnus - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Wesley - Wanted Leto Atreides II - Children of Dune

22. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Avatar

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth ...

Ellen Ripley - the Alien Series Alice Hunt - The Village The Warden - Holes Dana Barrett - Ghostbusters Tuya - Exodus: Gods and Kings

23. Bruce Spence

Actor | Mad Max 2

Bruce Spence was born on September 17, 1945 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Jenny since September 16, 1973. They ...

24. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

25. Helena Bonham Carter

Actress | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful.

Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant ...

Belatrix LaStrange - The Harry Potter Series Mrs. Lovett - Sweeny Todd

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