Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 80s

by LaurenceBranagh | created - 23 Sep 2016 | updated - 26 Sep 2016 | Public

1. Paul Scofield

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Though his number of film roles amount to a bit over 30, Paul Scofield has cast a giant shadow in the world of stage and film acting. He grew up in West Sussex, the son of a schoolmaster. He attended the Varndean School for Boys in Brighton. The love of acting came early. While still high school ...

Dumbledore

2. Deborah Kerr

Actress | The King and I

Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory ...

Professor Minerva McGonagall

3. Brian Blessed

Actor | Flash Gordon

Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a ...

Hagrid

4. Craig Warnock

Actor | Time Bandits

Craig Warnock was born on February 22, 1970 in Hammersmith, London, England as Craig Alexander Warnock. He is an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981) and To the Lighthouse (1983). He has been married to Christina M. N. Bell since April 2001. They have two children.

Harry Potter

5. Glenda Jackson

Actress | A Touch of Class

Few in modern British history have come as far or achieved as much from humble beginnings as Glenda Jackson has. From acclaimed actress to respected MP (Member of Parliament), she is known for her high intelligence and meticulous approach to her work. She was born to a working-class household in ...

Aunt Petunia Dursley

6. Alan Cox

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Alan Cox was born on August 6, 1970 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), The Dictator (2012) and The Auteur Theory (1999).

Dudley Dursley

7. Freddie Jones

Actor | Dune

British character actor Freddie Jones came to the acting profession after ten years of working as a laboratory assistant and acting in amateur theater on the side. To kick off his mid-life career change, Jones attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, England, on a scholarship. He ...

Uncle Vernon Dursley

8. Clifford Rose

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

He was born in Hamnish Clifford, Herefordshire in 1929 with the birth name John Clifford Rose (the "Clifford" adopted from his place of birth). He was educated at the King's School, Worcester and King's College London, before appearing in repertory theatre and later with the Royal Shakespeare ...

Tom - Bartender in Leaky Cauldron

9. Derek Jacobi

Actor | Gladiator

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, ...

Professor Quirinus Quirrell

10. Mike Edmonds

Actor | Time Bandits

Mike Edmonds was born on January 13, 1944 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He is an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

Goblin Bank Teller

11. Jack Purvis

Actor | Time Bandits

Jack Purvis was born on July 13, 1937 in London, England. He is known for his work on Time Bandits (1981), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Brazil (1985). He was married to Marjie Purvis. He died on November 21, 1997 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.

Griphook the Goblin

12. John Gielgud

Actor | Arthur

Born in London, England, John Gielgud trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. Best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other ...

Mr. Ollivander

13. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...

Lord Voldemort

14. Penelope Wilton

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Penelope Wilton was born on June 3, 1946 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England as Penelope Alice Wilton. She is an actress, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Pride & Prejudice (2005). She was previously married to Ian Holm and Daniel Massey.

Lily Potter

15. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal ...

Station Guard

16. Patricia Routledge

Actress | Keeping Up Appearances

Daughter of Catherine and Isaac Routledge. Her father was a haberdasher, and, during WWII, the family lived weeks at a time in the basement of her father's shop. She attended Birkenhead High School, where she sang in the choir and ran the Sunday School. She studied English at Liverpool University, ...

Molly Weasley

17. Siobhan O'Carroll

Actress | Poldark

Siobhan O'Carroll is an actress, known for Poldark (2015), Endeavour (2012) and The Baker Street Boys (1983).

Ginny Weasley

18. Paul Critchley

Actor | Beau Geste

Paul Critchley was born on February 8, 1964 in the UK. He was an actor, known for Beau Geste (1982), Sorrell and Son (1984) and The Baker Street Boys (1983). He died on March 2, 2013 in the UK.

Percy Weasley

19. James Nesbitt

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

James Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to May, a civil servant, and James Nesbitt, a primary school headmaster. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also the school of Brian Campbell & Brian McAlister). He originally planned to be a French teacher. It ...

Fred and George Weasley

20. Jamie Glover

Actor | Joseph

Jamie Glover was born on July 10, 1969 as Jamie Blair Glover. He is known for his work on Joseph (1995), Agatha Raisin (2014) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2010).

Ron Weasley

21. Mary Wimbush

Actress | Poldark

Mary Wimbush was a stalwart actress of repertory and West End theatre, who played three separate roles in the long-running BBC Radio serial "The Archers".

She was born in Kenton, Middlesex in 1924. Her father was a schoolmaster and her mother trained at RADA, but did not pursue a career on the stage...

Dimpled Woman on Train

22. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and...

Hermione Granger

23. Iain Ormsby-Knox

Actor | Moonlighting

Iain Ormsby-Knox is an actor, known for Moonlighting (1982), Great Expectations (1981) and Whoops Apocalypse (1982).

Neville Longbottom

24. Nicholas Rowe

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Speaks fluent Spanish and French. Lives in London. Attended Bristol University (BA in Hispanic Studies). Has appeared in numerous British plays and television programs. Most recognized by Americans as Sherlock Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). The son of a member of Parliament. Lived with Lou...

Draco Malfoy

25. Jonathan Lacey

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Jonathan Lacey is an actor, known for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), The Shooting Party (1985) and Chain (1990).

Vincent Crabbe

26. Matthew Blakstad

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Matthew Blakstad was born on July 13, 1967 in Hammersmith, London, England as Paul Matthew Bjorn Blakstad. He is an actor, known for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), The Chain (1984) and The Lost Boys (1978).

Gregory Goyle

27. Adam Woodyatt

Actor | EastEnders

Adam Woodyatt was born on June 28, 1968 in Walthamstow, London, England as Adam Brinley Woodyatt. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993) and EastEnders: E20 (2010). He has been married to Beverley Sharp since April 8, 1998. They have two children.

Seamus Finnigan

28. Paul J. Medford

Actor | EastEnders

Paul J. Medford was born in November 1967 in Ealing, London, England as Paul Junior Medford. He is known for his work on EastEnders (1985), The Crouches (2003) and Call Red (1996).

Dean Thomas

29. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

The Sorting Hat (voice)

30. Spike Milligan

Actor | The Bed Sitting Room

Spike was born an 'Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the British Raj in India. Educated in a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and at Lewisham Polytechnic in England, he spent his formative years playing the fool and playing the trumpet in local jazz bands.

He joined the British ...

Nearly Headless Nick

31. Esmond Knight

Actor | Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

A stage actor from 1925, Esmond made his first film appearance in 77 Park Lane (1931) for Michael Powell for whom he eventually made 11 films.

Esmond served in the Royal Navy during WWII and lost one eye and was almost totally blinded in the other during an engagement against The Bismarck. This ...

The Bloody Baron Ghost

32. Jim Broadbent

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

One of England's most versatile character actors, Jim Broadbent was born on May 24, 1949, in Lincolnshire, the youngest son of furniture maker Roy Laverick Broadbent and sculptress Doreen "Dee" (Findlay) Broadbent. Jim attended a Quaker boarding school in Reading before successfully applying for a ...

Fat Friar

33. Victoria Tennant

Actress | L.A. Story

Victoria Tennant trained for eight years at the Elmhurst Ballet School and for two years at the Central School for Speech and Drama in London. In her first film, she starred in the title role of The Ragman's Daughter (1972), written by Alan Sillitoe and directed by Harold Becker. Extensive ...

The Grey Lady

34. Cyril Cusack

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

Cyril James Cusack was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, to Alice Violet (Cole), a Cockney English actress and chorus girl, and James Walter Cusack, an Irish mounted policeman in Natal. He was brought up in Ireland. He was a child star on the Irish stage, appearing first at the age of 7. He ...

Argus Filch

35. Robert Stephens

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the '60s, he was widely regarded as the heir of Laurence Olivier. But, after his departure from Britain's National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage with Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump made worse by heavy ...

Severus Snape

36. Lynn Redgrave

Actress | Gods and Monsters

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...

Madame Hooch

37. Kenny Baker

Actor | Time Bandits

Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Elephant Man (1980) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, ...

Professor Flitwick

38. Adrian Lester

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the ...

Lee Jordan

39. Earl Rhodes

Actor | Young Sherlock Holmes

Earl Rhodes was born in July 1962 in Ealing, London, England as Earl Frederick Metcalfe Rhodes. He is an actor, known for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), Porterhouse Blue (1987) and The Tomorrow People (1973).

Oliver Wood

40. Elizabeth Spriggs

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Elizabeth Spriggs was born on September 18, 1929 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Elizabeth Jean Williams. She was an actress and writer, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Playing the Field (1998). She was married to Murray Manson, Marshall ...

Fat Lady

41. Naomi Campbell

Actress | Zoolander 2

Naomi Campbell was born on May 22, 1970 in Streatham, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), I Feel Pretty (2018) and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995).

Angelina Johnson

42. Debbie Norris

Actress | Tales of the Unexpected

Debbie Norris is known for her work on Tales of the Unexpected (1979), Jonny Briggs (1985) and The Baker Street Boys (1983).

Katie Bell

43. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

James Potter

44. Omar Sharif

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...

Firenze



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